concurrent resolution


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

Examples of concurrent resolution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arizona law allows for electronic voting systems, concurrent resolution doesn't change that The post in question is from Convention of States, a Facebook page and website with a history of publishing misleading posts. Brieanna J. Frank, USA TODAY, 1 June 2023 While Wolf has argued — with support from the court’s Democratic majority — that Pennsylvania statute allows the legislature to end an emergency declaration with a concurrent resolution, lawmakers must then present the governor with the resolution for his approval or veto. Kevin Mooney, National Review, 19 Apr. 2021 In the 4-3 decision, Justice David Wecht agreed that the Constitution backed up Wolf’s position, shooting down Senate GOP leaders’ argument that the Emergency Services Management Code gave them to the power to overturn the declaration with merely an approved concurrent resolution. Christen Smith, Washington Examiner, 2 July 2020 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

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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 20 Jun. 2024.

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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