A weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
A legislative proposal, designated as H.R. in the House of Representatives and S. in the Senate, followed by a number assigned in the order in which it is introduced during the two-year period in which a Congress is convened. If approved by both houses of Congress in the same form and signed by the President, a bill becomes a law.
A legislative proposal which would make law if it passes both the House and Senate and if it receives Presidential approval.
Often called a bill of exchange or draft, a bill is an unconditional demand for payment made by one party to another party. In the investment industry, it commonly refers to a U.S. Treasury bill or T-bill, a short-term discounted government security sold at weekly and monthly auctions.
Term that describes a proposal being discussed and debated in Congress. When it is passed and signed by the President, it becomes a law.
An idea, drafted in legal language, to change current law by adding new language, deleting old language, or amending existing language.
The name given to legislation introduced in the House or Senate. Each bill is designated "HR" if it is introduced in the House and "S" if it is introduced in the Senate. For each two-year congressional term, bill numbers are just assinged sequentially, so the numbers are reused frequently. For this reason, it is probably more accurate to remember the name of a bill, its sponsor, or the subject material that it discusses.
A) Short, informal note; B) document initiating proceedings at common law or in equity; C) petition in parliament, on which enactment may be made. (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 144) Miltiary use: a weapon based on agricultural tools and usually having a hooked blade with spikes at top and rear. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 246) Related terms: Petition
Document which proposes a change in existing statutes and/or introducesa new statute. The bill accompanies th Petition.Bills are bound in the Legislative Documents volumes in the State Library. (See also Petition and Legislative Documents)
A staff weapon with an asymmetrical head usually fashioned to include a spike, a curved cutting hook in front, balanced with a short spike in back. Derived from an agricultural instrument and popular with the English and Italian infantries of the fifteenth century.
A written proposal or draft submitted to a legislative body (e.g., U.S. Senate or House of Representatives) for consideration as a new or amended Act.
Legislation drafted in the form of an Act for introduction into the Senate or the House of Representatives and identified with a bill number. If the bill is passed by both houses and signed by the Governor or otherwise becomes law, it becomes an Act.
A type of legislative measure that requires passage by both chambers of the legislature and action by the governor. A bill is the primary means used to create and change the laws of the state. The Legislative Information System also uses the term "bill" generically to refer to the various types of legislative measures that may be introduced during a legislative session. Bill types include: senate and house bills, senate and house joint resolutions, senate and house concurrent resolutions, and senate and house resolutions.
see Legislative Bill.
A legislative proposal introduced by a Member of Congress. Bills are designated as H.R. (House of Representatives) or S. (Senate) according to the body in which they are introduced, and assigned numbers according to the order in which they are introduced.
A piece of legislation introduced in Congress and intended to become law.
Legislative proposal introduced in either house. Designated H.R. (House of Representatives) or S. (Senate) according to the house in which it originates and by a number assigned in the order in which it was introduced. When introduced, a bill is referred to the committee that had jurisdiction over the subject with which the bill is concerned.
A proposal for an Act of Parliament.
A document by which a legislator proposes to enact a new law, amend or repeal an existing law. "Bill" is used to refer to the document from the time it is drafted and delivered to the legislator until it is passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Document accompanying a petition, usually asking for legislative action of a permanent nature.
New legislation introduced into either chamber of Congress (House or Senate). A bill is also sometimes called a joint resolution.
Most common form of legislation; can be introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate.
A measure that creates new law, amends or repeals existing law, appropriates money, prescribes fees, transfers functions from one agency to another, provides penalties, or takes other action.
A term used to denote a law or statute passed by a certain legislative bodies. A bill has greater legal formability and standing than a resolution.
a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill"
a congressional enactment which amends current legislation, enacts a new law, or otherwise takes action on a matter
a document before it is passed by Congress to be made into a law
a document by which a member of the General Assembly proposes to enact a new law or amend or repeal an existing law
a document that, if approved, will become law
a draft Act of Parliament presented to either Council by one of its Members
a draft law Act of Parliament
a draft law for Parliament to examine and possibly amend before it is formally made into a law
a draft law that has not been passed by Parliament
a draft of a legislative proposal which is introduced into the Legislative Assembly
a draft of an Act of the Legislature presented to either House of the Legislature by a Member or a Minister
a draft, or tentative version, of what might become part of the written law
a draft proposal introduced into parliament that is intended to become law
a form of legislation first submitted by a member(s) of the SGA in efforts of changing the SGA Constitution
a form of legislation, which calls for action
a law in its infant stage
a legislative document in the form of proposed Act that is introduced into a Parliament for discussion and consideration
a legislative proclamation of intent, which requires a Council vote
a legislative proposal before Congress
a legislative proposal brought before the House for its approval
a legislative proposal of a general nature
a motion to amend the rules or change the status quo in the Sports League
an enumeration of specific provisions which if enacted will have the force of law
an original piece of legislation put before the Senate
a proposal for a law or a change to the law and is presented to Parliament in the form of a draft Act
a proposal for the enactment, amendment or repeal of an existing law, or for the appropriation of public money
a proposal to change, repeal, or add to existing state law
a proposal to make a new law or amend an existing law or program
a proposed change or addition to the Ohio Revised Code - Ohio's laws
a proposed set of actions that the UCGA should take in response to a particular issue by voting on it
a proposed statutory enactment
a request from the Senate and the House of Commons, acting together and asking Her Majesty to enact a statute per the terms of that request
a written proposal for a law that is being discussed by either the National Assembly or the Senate
Legislation that has formally been introduced in Congress.
Legislation to create a new act (or amend or repeal existing law). Must be passed by both Chambers and signed by the President before becoming law. This is the only vehicle for enactment of a law by the legislature.
A law that has not been passed by both houses of a state legislative body and signed by the governor of the state. A law that has not been ratified.
Legislation introduced by House and Senate members.
A legislative proposal for enactment of a law. It is called a bill until it is passed and signed, at which time it is a law (statute) and is no longer referred to as a bill. (See Legislation below). (Downloaded 1st December 2003) http://dictionary.law.com/definition2.asp?selected=67&bold
A proposal to establish a new law, or to change or repeal an existing law.
A proposal for a law that is to be considered by Parliament. See legislative process
Draft of proposed law presented to the legislature by a member of the General Assembly for consideration.
The draft form of an Act submitted by government for consideration in the Houses of Parliament prior to becoming legislation. PDF files are received from PBO of the originating House for production. Prints on Azure stock.
a draft Act of Parliament – not yet agreed.
A proposed law submitted to Parliament for its approval.
The principal vehicle employed by lawmakers for introducing their proposals (enacting or repealing laws, for example) in the Senate. Bills are designated S. 1, S. 2, and so on depending on the order in which they are introduced. They address either matters of general interest ("public bills") or narrow interest ("private bills"), such as immigration cases and individual claims against the Federal government.
A proposed law that has not yet been passed by the national or provincial parliament.
A draft of a proposed piece of legislation. A Bill that has passed through all stages in both Houses of Parliament and which has received Royal Assent, becomes an Act, and then becomes law. At the end of each session British bills are collocated alphabetically by title in the Sessional papers. Sometimes a British Bill is defeated, or is dropped because of insufficient time to debate it. At the end of each session a House paper lists all the Bills and shows the fate of each Bill that did not receive Royal Assent.
A proposed law that is introduced in the legislature by a Member of Congress. In the House a bill is recognized as H.R. and S. in the Senate.
A proposed law, introduced during a session for consideration by the Legislature, and identified numerically in order of presentation; also, commonly refers to Joint and Concurrent Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments.
A proposal to change current law filed in either house of the legislature. Types and versions of bills include
A proposed law, requiring support of both houses and the governor's action for enactment.
A proposed law presented to the Legislature for consideration. If the bill is passed by both houses and signed by the Governor (or otherwise has become law), it becomes an act (law).
Draft of a new law or amendment to existing law; presented to legislature for consideration.
A proposed law. To become law, a Bill must pass three readings and committee study and receive Royal Assent.
A set of proposals that might become a law, if Parliament agrees to it.
A measure that creates new law, or changes an existing law.
A proposed law (or statute, or piece of legislation) that is introduced into Parliament but has not yet been passed. If passed and granted Royal Assent, it becomes an Act.
Legislation in its draft form, before it is passed into law by parliament.
A bill is proposed law.
A proposed law by a member of the legislative house that is presented to the General Assembly to amend or repeal an existing law or to create a new law.
a proposal calling for a new law, a change in current law, the repeal of current law, or a constitutional amendment. It consists of a title, enacting clause, and body (text), which is examined and approved by the revisor of statutes.
A proposed law or amendment, addition, or repeal of an existing statute introduced in the Legislature.
A proposed law, introduced during a session for consideration by the Legislature, and identified numerically in order of presentation; also, a reference that may include joint and concurrent resolutions and constitutional amendments.
A draft of a proposed law presented to Parliament. Once agreed by Parliament and given Royal Assent by the ruling monarch, Bills become law and are known as Acts.
Proposed legislation introduced into Parliament. Once passed by Parliament it becomes law.
A proposed law introduced in the Assembly or Senate and identified with a number.
A legislative proposal introduced by a member of Congress. Bills are designated as HR (House of Representatives) or S (Senate) according to the body in which they are introduced. Most bills are public bills, dealing with general issues. Private bills deal with individual claims against the government, such as immigration cases and land disputes.
The initial pleading in an equity case, similar to a declaration in a law case or a modern complaint.
A proposal for law. If passed, it becomes an Act.
A proposal to amend, repeal, or add sections to the Code of Virginia or the Acts of Assembly.
A proposed law. Bills must go through three readings, usually a committee process and Royal Assent before they become law.
Accompanies petition and usually asks for legislative action of a relatively permanent nature--a general law or special act. The usual procedure is that they be printed 24 hours before being considered for final action.
It is a draft law. Bills introduced by the Government are known as Government Bills. Those introduced by back benchers are known as private Member's Bills.
a proposed law presented to legislators
A proposed law. Often used to mean a proposal, draft, or legislation.
a proposed new law or change to a current law presented to Legislature
A proposed law introduced to Parliament or passed by Parliament but not yet enacted
A proposed law introduced in the Legislature for consideration.
The term 'bill' refers to a proposed law that has been introduced into the Parliament. A bill becomes law when it is passed by both houses and receives royal assent. When a bill becomes law, it is referred to as an 'Act'.
Formally introduced legislation. Most legislative proposals are in the form of bills and are designated as H.R. (House of Representatives) or S. (Senate), depending on the House in which they originate, and are numbered consecutively in the order in which they are introduced during each Congress. Public bills deal with general questions and become Public Laws, or Acts, if approved by Congress and signed by the President. Private bills deal with individual matters such as claims against the Federal Government, immigration and naturalization cases, land titles, et cetera, and become private laws if approved and signed.
Formal written declaration, petition, complaint or statement. E.g., a declaration of wrong a complainant has suffered is a bill of complaint. Also, a draft of a new or amended law presented to a legislature for action.
A proposal for a law that is introduced into Parliament. Bills are considered consecutively by the two Houses of Parliament, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The two Houses must agree to a bill in identical terms before it can be transmitted to the Governor-General for assent, which marks its passage into law.
A proposed statute, i.e. one that has not yet been enacted into law.
A written proposal to change existing law or enact a new law prepared by the Legislative Commissioners' Office.
Proposed primary legislation. It becomes an Act if passed by the Legislative Assembly and assented to by the Governor.
A draft of an Act of Parliament, presented to either the House of Commons or the House of Lords to vote on. If successful, the Bill becomes an Act after Royal Assent. Cash terms/cash prices The amount of money actually spent or planned to be spent, regardless of its purchasing power (in contrast to real terms/constant prices).
A written copy of a proposed law that is sent to the General Assembly for consideration.
A proposed law presented for approval to a legislative body.
A draft of a proposed statute presented to parliament but not yet passed and made law.
Legislation drafted for consideration by the legislature.
A legislative proposal sponsored by alegislator. If a bill is passed by both the Houseand the Senate and approved by the Governor,it becomes a law.
A draft of a proposed law presented to the Legislature.
a form or draft of a proposed law presented to a legislature. In the federal government, if a bill is passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it is presented to the President. If the president signs it or does nothing for ten days, it becomes a law. If the bill is vetoed, then it cannot become a law unless the Congress overrides the veto.
a proposal for a new law. In New Jersey, a bill must pass both the state Senate and the Assembly and be signed by the Governor before it can become a law.
A proposed law introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. A bill originating in the House of Representatives is designated by the letters "H.R." followed by a number and bills introduced in the Senate as "S." followed by a number. The sequential numbering of bills for each session of Congress began in the House with the 15th Congress (1817) and in the Senate with the 30th Congress (1847).
A proposal to change the laws of the state, introduced in either the House or the Senate. Also a generic way to refer to any type of legislation.
A proposal for a law; strictly speaking, it refers only to proposed public or private and special laws. Other types of proposals include "RESOLVE," "RESOLUTION," and "CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTION." Any such proposal is generally referred to as an L.D. or Legislative Document. (See also “FORM OF A BILL” and “HOW TO READ A BILL” in Part I, D, 1, d and e)
a proposed law, to be debated and voted on.
proposed legislation. In Congress, bills are designated as H.R. (House of Representatives) or S. (Senate), depending on the chamber in which they were first introduced, and are numbered consecutively in the order in which they are introduced. Public bills address general questions and become Public Laws or Acts (see statute ) if passed by the legislature and signed by the executive. Private bills deal with individual matters such as claims against the government, immigration and naturalization cases, land titles, etc., and become private laws if approved and signed.
an idea for a law that has been presented to the Parliament.
A draft Act introduced into Parliament. A bill is introduced by being lodged with the Clerk. A public bill must be signed by the member introducing it, and may also be signed by any member supporting it. A private bill must be signed by or on behalf of the promoter. Notice of the introduction of a bill is published in the Business Bulletin. Procedures concerning public bills are in chapter 9 of standing orders; those concerning private bills are in chapter 9A of standing orders. A bill introduced in any session of the Parliament falls if it has not been passed by the Parliament before the end of that session.