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statute

Any law enacted by a state legislature.

statute (stach´ūt),

n a law enacted and established by a legislative department of government.
statute of frauds,
n a requirement that, for legal validity, contracts for conveying real property or contracts for the performance of personal services requiring a year or more to perform must be in writing.
statute of limitations,
n a statute that sets a time limit within which legal action on certain causes of action must be brought.
statute, wrongful death,
n a statute that provides for the recovery of damages by a party other than the party who received the fatal injuries.
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Statutes of limitation are intended to provide taxpayers with certainty that their tax liabilities are final.
In general, taxing jurisdictions may issue assessments for periods otherwise barred by the standard statute of limitation if the taxpayer owes additional tax because of the Internal Revenue Service's examination of the taxpayers federal tax return or the taxpayer's amendment of its federal tax return.
Most association officers believe that they are required to comply with whatever statutes are enacted by the legislature, and when the law changes, the obligations imposed on them change as well.
ACA's brief emphasized that statutes of repose represent important policy choices made by states designed to ensure that designers and manufacturers do not face perverse disincentives to market and improve their products.
Criminal statutes of limitations accrue when the perpetrator commits the crime and run until the government commences the prosecution.
In 1990, the Legislature seemingly removed concurrent wages from the statute.
On the other hand, the New Hampshire and Missouri statutes do not, by their express terms, apply to subrogation claims.
Contents Public Laws and Private Laws Commercial Sources of Public Laws (Print Format) The United States Statutes At Large Public Laws, as Amended United States Code Annotated Editions of the United States Code Federal Statutes on the Internet Contacts Author Contact Information
An executive may do this by choosing to not implement the statute and let the appropriation revert back to the general fund.
4) The High Court has indicated that, in these situations, it would be necessary to resolve any conflict between the statutes of the different states.
Taxpayers faced with a collection action must know the general rule of limitation and the circumstances when the statute is extended by agreement or by law.