joint resolution

noun

Definition of joint resolution

: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that has the force of law when signed by or passed over the veto of the executive

Examples of joint resolution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Associated Press NEW YORK — National lawmakers are expected on Wednesday to introduce a joint resolution aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. Aaron Morrison, USA TODAY, "US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional amendment," 3 Dec. 2020 National lawmakers have introduced a joint resolution aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Today: The perils of pandemic parenting," 3 Dec. 2020 Lawmakers plan to introduce a joint resolution that would remove language from the 13th Amendment allowing involuntary servitude to take place as punishment for a crime. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "Lawmakers propose banning involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime," 2 Dec. 2020 Before voters could weigh in during a future election, the legislature would first have to pass a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for recreational use by a three-quarters majority in each chamber. Michael Hamad, courant.com, "Still a close vote: Lawmakers outline two paths to recreational cannabis in Connecticut," 24 Nov. 2020 The New York Post reports that Cuomo will still receive his raise via a joint resolution approved by the Senate and Assembly in 2019. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Andrew Cuomo to receive $25K raise despite budget shortfall and controversial handling of coronavirus," 18 Nov. 2020 Right now, there’s no mechanism in state law for legislators to approve a joint resolution without being in an official session and having a quorum present. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Legislative leaders push back against effort to end Utah’s COVID-19 emergency," 2 Oct. 2020 After the bill failed, it was reintroduced as a joint resolution, in order to circumvent the two-thirds requirement for a treaty. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Revolution by Shenanigan," 28 Sep. 2020 Under the terms of a joint resolution passed by Congress in 1948, the United States must give a year’s notice in writing and pay its debts to the agency in order to leave. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, "Trump administration sends letter withdrawing U.S. from World Health Organization over coronavirus response," 7 July 2020

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Joint resolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joint%20resolution. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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joint resolution

noun

Legal Definition of joint resolution

: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that has the force of law when signed by or passed over the veto of the executive — compare concurrent resolution

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