enabling legislation


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Field and topic:
Schedule for implementation of a settlment agreement. Because some of the parties are governments, in order for them to agree to the settlement, those governments (town councils, county boards of freeholders, state legislatures, Congress) must pass "enabling legislation," a/k/a "authorizing legislation." This is the legislation that just says "we agree to the settlement." [Other types of legislation, such as funding, will be passed later.]

Sample sentence:
Enabling legislation: Beginning May 1, 2006

Legislación autorizadora: A partir del 1º de mayo de 2006
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