concurrent resolution


Definition of 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 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 The House Commerce Committee advanced the concurrent resolution to the full House of Representatives. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, 6 Oct. 2020 If the House approves the concurrent resolution, the task force will consist of lawmakers from both bodies, activists, law enforcement and defense bar representatives, academics and youth leaders. Washington Examiner, 15 June 2020 However, a joint resolution would need a veto-proof majority in the House and Senate, which is not needed for a concurrent resolution. Grace Segers, CBS News, 10 Jan. 2020 The Senate Education Committee voted unanimously to send to the full Senate a concurrent resolution to form the interim committee that would meet over the summer. USA TODAY, 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of concurrent resolution

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 Jan. 2022.

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Legal Definition of 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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