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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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S9558 (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980's Section 309) does not preempt state statutes of repose.
The statute had handled organizing ways of documenting conditions of existing companies prior to issuance of the law, as well as organizing matters related to shares, stocks, bonds, and instruments, noted the Minister.
Determining the limitations period for these statutes, then, is similar to determining the limitations period for the federal statute--courts should apply the state's catchall criminal statute of limitations unless the legislature unequivocally intended otherwise.
Generally speaking, substantive law must usually be applied prospectively, whereas a current procedural statute may apply retroactively in pending proceedings.
After extensive hearings, in 2004 the Ohio legislature adopted a medical-criteria statute for asbestos claims, defining, among other things, what "bodily injury caused by exposure to asbestos" means and who qualifies as a "competent medical authority" to support such a claim.
Executive agencies, on the other hand, must stay within the limits of procedural statutes and enabling legislation.
Nothing in the legislative history suggests a clearly expressed Congressional intent contrary to the plain meaning of the statute itself.
While TEI believes that open, candid dialogue remains the best means for government and industry to identify and advance their common interests and while we have worked professionally and in good faith to develop a consensus, the Institute cannot endorse the Model Statute in its current form.
The result is a patchwork that includes the Statute, the Eligibility Guidelines and the new regulations.
The statute mandates that the status report include "the number of officers against whom an allegation of unreasonable force was made; the number of allegations of unreasonable force made against each such officer; [and] the number of police officers against whom disciplinary charges were filed on the basis of allegations of unreasonable force.
Records Retention: Statutes and Regulations provides a unique database of Canadian records retention requirements and direction on classification of records for storage included in federal and provincial statutes and regulations.
Two additional features of the Colorado bioterrorism statute exist; these features were designed to encourage volunteers and remove legal barriers to cooperation among institutions and agencies.