pass into law

idiom

1
: to be approved (by a legislature)
The proposal passed into law.
2
: to approve (a proposed law)
The bill was passed into law.

Examples of pass into law in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This framework is due to be ratified, although any legislation may not pass into law until 2026. Bankim Chandra, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 While the younger students learned about state symbols, the older students got the chance to see a bill pass into law. Carolyn Hagler, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2023 The new penal code needs to be sent to President Joko Widodo to sign, but will automatically pass into law after 30 days unless the president issues an objection. Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2022 The bill, which is expected to pass into law in the coming weeks, potentially hands power to regulators to force Facebook and Google to pay publishers every time someone clicks on a link to a news story on one of their sites. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2021 The bill cleared both chambers in 2022 — with Republicans also split on the issue — but failed to pass into law. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 3 Mar. 2023 But instituting policies by executive fiat that Congress didn’t pass into law would run into difficulties in the courts, further undermining public confidence in the Biden administration and discouraging voters who might conclude Democrats can’t get anything done the right way. Karl Rove, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 Reagan spent his first months as president promoting an agenda of tax and spending cuts, though those did not pass into law until August 1981, four months later. Robert Speel, The Conversation, 29 Apr. 2021 The casual passersby on Spadina Avenue would have had little idea Netflix’s buzzworthy party on the 32nd floor of The Well office tower came just as Canada’s Parliament is set to pass into law Bill C-11. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2023

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“Pass into law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%20into%20law. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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