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legislation,

n the act of making or forming law, or the laws and/or statutes formed by the legislative process.
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Arkansas--Legislature adjourned without taking action on proposed drone legislation.
The new journal is written to contribute to the improvement of legislation through the study of legislation from the perspective of legal theory.
The incoming chairmen of the labor and employment committees have already discussed raising the minimum wage in legislation likely to be considered very shortly after the new Congress convenes.
But now that the election is over and the 110th Congress gets down to business, you can be sure the DAV is working with lawmakers--regardless of political affiliation--on legislation to improve benefits and services for disabled veterans and their families.
The first thing to celebrate is that under Democratic control we will not have to face defensive battles against antigay legislation or future marriage amendments," says Democratic Wisconsin representative Tammy Baldwin, Congress's only out lesbian.
Abandon altogether or substantially narrow the Reasonable Expectation of Profit (REOP) test included in draft legislation clarifying the deductibility of interest and other expenses.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's school-reform legislation appears to violate the California Constitution, according to city and state legislative authorities.
And on other issues, from gay marriage in Massachusetts to auto emissions in California, states are pushing progressive legislation, even while the right keeps a hammerlock on Washington.
During the federal government's promotion of same-sex "marriage" legislation in 2004, Alberta Premier Ralph Klein promised to bring in provincial legislation allowing clergy and marriage commissioners to refuse to perform same-sex "marriages.
A number of states are considering new legislation both for and against the idea of giving undocumented immigrants in-state rates.
Mercury fever thermometers have been the initial and the most visible target of legislation related to mercury in health care.
CalCPA sponsored the original legislation that conformed California law to the IRC section enacted as part of the 1998 Taxpayer Bill of Rights, and also sponsored the extension.