A Legislative Handbook Relating to the Preparation of Statutes; With a Chapter on the Publication of Statutes

A Legislative Handbook Relating to the Preparation of Statutes; With a Chapter on the Publication of Statutes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...resolutions to the governor places the two upon an equality, and provides that a resolution shall become a law under the same circumstances under which a bill would become a law. In practice resolutions are used for law-making purposes within the field in which this form is usually considered appropriate, but not interchangeably with bills for all purposes of legislation. Washington. The situation is like that in New York, as specified above. (See also 254, 262.) West Virginia. The constitution prescribes words of enactment in the " style " of " acts." By a judicial decision rendered in 1865 a joint resolution of law-making character was held to be of no compulsory force, and in conflict with the provision of the constitution requiring an enacting clause (see 240). The decision was rendered under the old constitution, but the provision is the same in the present constitution. (Const. 1861-3, art. 4, sec. 1; Const. 1872, art. 6, sec. 1.) (See also 262, 263.) Wisconsin, Wyoming. No law can be enacted (Wisconsin) or passed (Wyoming) except by bill. No money can be paid out of the treasury except upon appropriation by law. (See also 254, 256, 262, 263.) 278. Length of sections. 279, 280. Particular importance of short sections in certain states. 281. Length of sections reciting corporate powers. 282. Statutory rule in case of acts of Congress. 283, 28-1. Length of sentences. 285-288. The detaching of clauses. 289. Certainty and clearness in statutory expression. 290, 291. Class of words to be avoided. 292, 293. Granting power to vary specific rule. 294-298. Other words...
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971531
  • 9781236971531