Definition of legislation
1 : the action of legislating; specifically : the exercise of the power and function of making rules (such as laws) that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of a state or other organization the major function of Congress is legislation — W. S. Sayre
3 : a matter of business for or under consideration by a legislative body She proposed new legislation to protect the environment.
Examples of legislation in a Sentence
They passed new state legislation this week.
Two new pieces of legislation are being considered.
She introduced legislation for protecting the environment.
More legislation is needed on this matter.
Certain animals are protected under state legislation.
One of the important functions of government is legislation.
Recent Examples of legislation from the Web
Both chambers need a three-fifths majority to override a veto, and that same vote count was needed to pass any legislation after May 31.
Thanks to the leadership of Governor Hutchinson, the legislature convened for a special session in May and passed legislation that authorizes the state to seek work requirements for certain Medicaid-expansion enrollees.
Even now, the National Milk Producers Federation says it’s working to build support for legislation directing the FDA to enforce the federal standard.
But the latest tweaks under consideration would make this new legislation similar to Obama’s.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is aiming to pull together new legislation by Friday in hopes that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office can analyze it over the July 4th recess.
The Missouri House passed the funding match legislation with little opposition.
A draft of that legislation, released today, sets NSF’s next budget at $7.338 billion, some $134 million below its current level but $685 million above the president’s request.
Before Senate Republicans postponed a vote on the legislation Tuesday, a conference call organized by the American Health Care Association drew nearly 800 participants.
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First Known Use of legislation
LEGISLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of legislation for English Language Learners
: a law or set of laws made by a government
: the action or process of making laws
LEGISLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of legislation for Students
1 : the action of making laws
2 : the laws that are made Congress passed new legislation protecting the environment.
Legal Definition of legislation
1 : the making or giving of laws; specifically : the exercise of the power and function of making rules that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of the state
2 : the enactments of a legislator or legislative body
3 : a matter of business for or under consideration by a legislative body recently proposed legislation
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