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Legislation

Legislation is the preparation and enactment of laws by a legislative body through its lawmaking process.

Overview

Legislation is the preparation and enactment of laws by a government's legislative body through its lawmaking process. The legislative process includes evaluating, amending, and voting on proposed laws.

Contrasting terms
  • A bill is a legislative proposal before it becomes law.
  • Bills become laws once the legislative process is complete.
  • Policy created by the executive branch is not legislation nor is it subject to the legislative process.
Etymology

The word, legislation is derived from the Latin term legis latio, which translated means "proposing of a law."

Timeline

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

How a bill becomes a law (video) | Khan Academy

Web

How a Bill Becomes a Law: Crash Course Government and Politics #9

Web

March 20, 2015

Introduction to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress

Congressional Research Service

Web

November 24, 2020

Schoolhouse Rock- How a Bill Becomes a Law

Web

May 30, 2010

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
By Alex Therrien
June 8, 2021
BBC News
The ban this year would help to cut 1.26 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year, the government says.
January 21, 2021
The Economic Times
According to sources, there is resentment among some Ministers about portfolios allocated to them and are likely to meet the Chief Minister in this regard. Also, several MLAs had expressed serious reservations about MLCs not elected by the people being made Ministers, lack of representation with most Ministers still from Bengaluru and Belagavi districts.

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