Act of Parliament

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An act of parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).wikipedia
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Bill (law)

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A draft Act of Parliament is known as a bill.
Once a bill has been enacted into law, it is called an act of the legislature, or a statute.

Parliament

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An act of parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).
The British Parliament is often referred to as the Mother of Parliaments (in fact a misquotation of John Bright, who remarked in 1865 that "England is the Mother of Parliaments") because the British Parliament has been the model for most other parliamentary systems, and its Acts have created many other parliaments.

Primary and secondary legislation

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An act of parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).

Royal assent

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Once a bill has passed both Houses in an identical form, it receives final, formal examination by the Governor General, who gives it the royal assent.

Act of Congress

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The United States Act of Congress is based on it.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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For example, bills imposing a tax, or involving public expenditure, are introduced into the House of Commons in the United Kingdom, Canada's House of Commons, Lok Sabha of India and Ireland's Dáil as a matter of law.
The British Parliament uses committees for a variety of purposes, e.g., for the review of bills.

Private member's bill

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A bill may also be introduced into parliament without formal government backing; this is known as a private member's bill.
In principle, private members' bills follow much the same parliamentary stages as any other bill.

Appropriation bill

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In New Zealand, an Appropriation Bill is the formal name for the annual act of Parliament which gives legal effect to the Budget, that is, the Government's taxing and spending policies for the forthcoming year (from 1 July to 30 June).

Short and long titles

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Since the mid-nineteenth century, it has also become common practice for Acts to have a short title, as a convenient alternative to the sometimes lengthy main titles.
The long title (properly, the title in some jurisdictions) is the formal title appearing at the head of a statute (such as an act of Parliament or of Congress) or other legislative instrument.

Queensland

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In 2001 Queensland adopted a new codified constitution, repealing most of the assorted Acts of Parliament that had previously made up the constitution.

List of Acts of Parliament in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of links to lists of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom grouped by period.

Parliament of India

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In the Parliament of India, every bill passes through following stages before it becomes an Act of Parliament of India:
A bill is the draft of a legislative proposal, which, when passed by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the President, becomes an Act of Parliament.

Senate of Canada

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If the committee found that the request had merit, the marriage would be dissolved by an Act of Parliament.

Legislation

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Under the Westminster system, an item of primary legislation is known as an Act of Parliament after enactment.

Crown copyright

Reproduction of Federal Law Order
During the 17th century, the Crown lost most of its rights, except with regard to the King James Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, Acts of Parliament and similar.

Statute

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An act of parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).

Legislature

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An act of parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).

Law of the Republic of Ireland

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Act of the Oireachtas is an equivalent term used in the Republic of Ireland where the legislature is commonly known by its Irish name, Oireachtas.

Westminster system

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In territories with a Westminster system, most bills that have any possibility of becoming law are introduced into parliament by the government.

White paper

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This will usually happen following the publication of a "white paper", setting out the issues and the way in which the proposed new law is intended to deal with them.

Multicameralism

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In territories with a multicameral parliament, most bills may be first introduced in any chamber.

Constitutional convention (political custom)

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However, certain types of legislation are required, either by constitutional convention or by law, to be introduced into a specific chamber.

Tax

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For example, bills imposing a tax, or involving public expenditure, are introduced into the House of Commons in the United Kingdom, Canada's House of Commons, Lok Sabha of India and Ireland's Dáil as a matter of law.

Public finance

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For example, bills imposing a tax, or involving public expenditure, are introduced into the House of Commons in the United Kingdom, Canada's House of Commons, Lok Sabha of India and Ireland's Dáil as a matter of law.

United Kingdom

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For example, bills imposing a tax, or involving public expenditure, are introduced into the House of Commons in the United Kingdom, Canada's House of Commons, Lok Sabha of India and Ireland's Dáil as a matter of law.