concurrent resolution


: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that lacks the force of law

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The concurrent resolution states that the designation would be effective for ten years and can be renewed. Dallas News, 8 Feb. 2023 The House concurrent resolution comes as anti-semitism in the U.S. and around the world is on the rise. Kim Bojórquez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 If a concurrent resolution to terminate the public health emergency is introduced, lawmakers will consider the resolution. Stephen Simpson, Arkansas Online, 3 Aug. 2021 That determination would be the work of lawmakers and the governor, who would have to memorialize these findings in a concurrent resolution. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Feb. 2022 Lawmakers could have terminated the public health emergency by approving a concurrent resolution. Rachel Herzog, Arkansas Online, 4 Aug. 2021 Twenty-two of them have signed on to a concurrent resolution that would immediately end the governor’s public health emergency, first declared more than a year ago on March 6, 2020. Margaret Menge, Washington Examiner, 11 Mar. 2021 The law allows the Legislature to terminate an emergency at any time through a concurrent resolution. Andy Davis, Arkansas Online, 24 Feb. 2021 That’s being addressed by a concurrent resolution — HB81 — running alongside HB116 and also passed unanimously in committee Friday. The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of concurrent resolution was in 1778

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“Concurrent resolution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

concurrent resolution

: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that lacks the force of law compare joint resolution
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