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Act of Parliament

A law in the UK, which has followed a sequence of steps: the Government—or sometimes a backbench Member of Parliament (MP)—wishes to introduce new laws or revise existing law. Draft legislation is introduced into Parliament the form of a Bill. Bills are discussed in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and may be amended. If both Houses agree to the proposals contained in a Bill, it is sent for Royal approval. Once the Bill has been given Royal Assent, the Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
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A legislative act may delegate to the Commission the power to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act.
Council recommendations, which follow the same voting rules as legislative acts (qualified majority or unanimity).
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The European Commission promised to evaluate, by the end of 2012, the legislative acts that still refer to the RPS.
Each issue of the title, and its predecessors, "Land Use Law & Zoning Digest" and "Zoning Digest," summarizes 40 to 50 federal and state judicial decisions and legislative acts that pertain to planning and environmental management.
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Q: Why do these rules get so much less media attention than legislative acts or court rulings?
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