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  Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Legislature -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That branch of government whose function is to enact laws.
The legislative branch of government in the United States is limited by the separation of powers among the other branches of government.
The Judicial branch also maintains a check on the power of the legislature called judicial review, in which legislation is examined to ensure its compatibility with the Constitution.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/le/Legislative_branch   (406 words)

 Alaska Legislature Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The legislative branch is responsible for enacting the laws of the State of Alaska and appropriating the money necessary to operate the government.
A legislator formally becomes a member when the oath of office is taken and when seated at the convening of the next regular legislative session after the election.
All legislative documents are prepared and processed in conformity with the Uniform Rules and the official legislative drafting manual of the Legislative Council, as prepared and published by the Legislative Affairs Agency.
www.legis.state.ak.us /legislat/legislat.htm   (1565 words)

 Legislative Branch
UNHCR Branch Office in Chisinau - UNHCR was established in the Republic of Moldova in 1997 with the purpose to help the Government introduce legislative and procedural structures required to assist persons in need of international protection pursuant to international standards.
National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia - The legislative branch of the government as empowered by the Constitution of 1993.
Legislative branch entity which implements and enforces eleven civil rights, labor, and workplace laws for the benefit of employees of the legislative branch of the federal government.
www.findly.com /legislative-branch.htm   (455 words)

 Legislative branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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State Government - Legislative Information from the Connecticut State Register and Manual includes the legislative assembly, the legislative process and offices.
Legislative Commissioners' Office The General Assembly's bill drafting and legal services office.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Legislative_branch.html   (275 words)

 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 1st Session: Tying It All Together
The legislative process comprises a number of steps, and much information is available from this page concerning the legislation introduced and considered in the 109th Congress.
The bill is assigned its legislative number by the Clerk and referred to the appropriate committee by the Speaker, with the assistance of the Parliamentarian.
Each piece of legislation is referred to the committee that has jurisdiction over the area affected by the measure.
www.house.gov /house/Tying_it_all.shtml   (1500 words)

 Idaho Legislature
During this time, legislators are working out of their homes and businesses rather than the Statehouse.
In addition to meeting with constituents, Idaho's legislators will be meeting in interim committees and task forces in preparation for the next legislative session.
Check the Calendar for all legislative meetings scheduled during the interim.
www.legislature.idaho.gov   (225 words)

 Legislative branch. The World Factbook. 2003
bicameral Fono or Legislative Assembly consists of the House of Representatives (21 seats - 20 of which are elected by popular vote and 1 is an appointed, nonvoting delegate from Swains Island; members serve two-year terms) and the Senate (18 seats; members are elected from local chiefs and serve four-year terms)
bicameral Tynwald consists of the Legislative Council (an 11-member body composed of the President of Tynwald, the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, a nonvoting attorney general, and 8 others named by the House of Keys) and the House of Keys (24 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
bicameral Legislative Assembly consists of the Senate (28 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) and the House of Representatives (51 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
www.bartleby.com /151/fields/52.html   (12915 words)

 Legislative Branch
These checks and balances set one branch of government against the other to ensure a healthy competition.
Internally, the legislative branch has its own way of balancing power.
The legislative branch, as you know is broken up into two parts or houses.
www.socialstudieshelp.com /USRA_Legislative.htm   (640 words)

 Official Website Of The Alabama Legislature
Bills which do not fall within the general subject matters itemized in the governor's proclamation require a 2/3 vote of a quorum present in each house for passage, with the exception of constitutional amendments, which always require a 3/5 vote of the elected Members of each house for passage.
To view maps of the current legislative districts, go to Current Legislative, Congressional and Board of Education District Maps in Reapportionment.
Please Note: Messages of a political nature, including those relative to specific legislation or interpretation of the Constitution or Code of Alabama, should be directed to individual Members, via telephone, postal correspondence or e-mail, if such Member has an e-mail address posted on their home page.
www.legislature.state.al.us   (590 words)

 Jefferson on Politics & Government: Legislative Branch
The power of legislation resides in the people, but they are not competent to exercise it.
"Our legislators are not sufficiently apprised of the rightful limits of their power: that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties and to take none of them from us.
"[A legislature,] elected by the people for the ordinary purposes of legislation onLy, have no power to restrain the acts of succeeding [legislatures], constituted with powers equal to [their] own, and therefore to declare [an] act irrevocable would be of no effect in law." --Thomas Jefferson: Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1777.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /jefferson/quotations/jeff1200.htm   (2083 words)

 U.S. Government Documents - Legislative Branch Resources
The legislative process can be a complicated one, with several versions of a bill in both houses, committee hearings, floor debate, reports, and floor votes all along the way.
Please consult the U.S. Government Documents Legislative Process page, which presents, in tabular format, the major documents involved in the process, with brief definitions of the legislative actions, listings of the locations of the print documents in the library, and links to several sources of full text documents on the internet.
CRS, a branch of the Library of Congress, is scrupulously objective and nonpartisan.
www.columbia.edu /cu/libraries/indiv/dsc/legislative.html   (4414 words)

 Ben's Guide (6-8): Branches of Government -- Legislative Branch
The legislative branch of government has the authority to make laws for the nation.
Congress is bicameral, that is, it is made up of two chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
It was the responsibility of Senators to ensure that their state was treated equally in legislation.
bensguide.gpo.gov /6-8/government/national/legislative.html   (230 words)

 Map & Graph: Countries by Government: Legislative branch: A note
legislators from outlying rural districts are chosen on a plurality basis while districts located in more populous towns and cities elect multiple legislators by means of a proportion-based formula
Renamo-UE ran as a multiparty coalition; none of the other opposition parties received the 5% required to win parliamentary seats; in September 2000, Renamo-UE member Raul DOMINGOS was expelled from the party, he continues to hold his parliamentary seat as an independent
the National Council or Drzavni Svet is an advisory body with limited legislative powers; it may propose laws and ask to review any National Assembly decisions; in the election of November 1997, 40 members were elected to represent local, professional, and socioeconomic interests (next election to be held in the fall of 2002)
www.nationmaster.com /graph-T/gov_leg_bra_a_not   (1233 words)

The provisions of any other law to the contrary notwithstanding, such payments to Presidential Electors shall be paid from funds provided for the Legislative Branch of Government, and the payment and receipt of such allowances shall not be in violation of any law.
The Legislative Services Committee shall seek to determine ways to effect economies in the expenditure of funds appropriated to the Legislative Branch of Government.
The Committee is hereby authorized to promulgate rules and regulations relative to the expenditure of funds appropriated to the Legislative Branch which may include that no such funds may be expended without prior approval of the Committee.
www.legis.state.ga.us /legis/2001_02/fulltext/hb1001.htm   (629 words)

 LookSmart - Legislative Branch of the Massachusetts State Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Legislative Branch of the Massachusetts State Government - Members, committees, and bureaus of the Massachusetts State Legislature.
Find an overview of the legislative process, rules regarding proposed legislation, or trace the history of a particular statute.
Join the Zeal community and help build the "Legislative Branch of the Massachusetts State Government" Directory Category.
www.looksmart.com /eus1/eus317836/eus317916/eus1154713/eus1154734/eus1165037/eus897956/eus1140557/eus10096783/r?l&pin=050719x78f24a9e0d52f3afbb1&   (158 words)

 Legislative Branch Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Legislative Library is located in Room 102 in the State Capitol Building (phone 444-3064).
The Legislative Library provides reference and research assistance and interlibrary loan services to legislators and legislative staff.
Publications from the National Conference of State Legislatures and from legislative agencies in other states form a major part of the collection.
nris.state.mt.us /otherlib/leg.html   (156 words)

 Legislative branch
These provisions define session dates, legislative districts, terms and qualifications of office, the conduct of legislative business, legislative leadership, and legislative support staff.
In odd-numbered years, sessions may not last more than 30 legislative days, and cannot extend beyond March 30.
A "legislative day" is defined as a calendar day, excluding Sundays, legal holidays, and any day on which neither house meets.
lrc.ky.gov /legproc/lbranch.htm   (542 words)

 USA Government Legislative Branch
When you are finished with this section, take the Legislative Branch Quiz.
is the legislative body in charge of making the laws for our land.
with legislators elected from different areas of the county.
www.mcwdn.org /GOVERNMENT/Legislative.html   (56 words)

 Ben's Guide (9-12): Branches of Government -- Legislative Branch
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention from larger and more populated states argued for the Virginia Plan that called for congressional representation should be based on a state's population.
Amendment to the Constitution, Senators were chosen by their state legislatures because the Senate was viewed as representative of state governments, not of the people.
Agencies that provide support services for the Congress are also part of the legislative branch.
bensguide.gpo.gov /9-12/government/national/legislative.html   (278 words)

 Library // Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Legislative Library of the Northwest Territories provides information and reference services to Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, and Government of the N.W.T. employees.
The Legislative Library is located on the main floor of the Legislative Assembly Building.
The Legislative Branch Library is located on the second floor of Centre Square Tower in Yellowknife.
www.assembly.gov.nt.ca /Library/index.html   (109 words)

 Ben's Guide: Branches of Government (3-5)
Each has its own responsibilities and at the same time they work together to make the country run smoothly and to assure that the rights of citizens are not ignored or disallowed.
A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government.
The three branches of the U.S. Government are the legislative, executive, and judicial.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/government/branches.html   (176 words)

With this report the Board is recommending that the legislative branch be required to meet the higher level of accessibility which Congress requires of the executive branch," stated Bill Thompson, Executive Director of the Office of Compliance.
The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 applies eleven civil rights, labor and workplace laws to employees of the legislative branch of the federal government and establishes dispute resolution procedures and judicial remedies for employees.
The Act also requires the Board periodically to report on whether other provisions of Federal labor and workplace law should be made applicable to the legislative branch.
www.icdri.org /News/office_of_compliance_recommends_.htm   (318 words)

 Legislative Branch
The Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) is a tri-state legislative commission created to advise the members of the General Assemblies of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on matters of Bay-wide concern.
The Commission is responsible for supervising the codification of the statutes after each session of the General Assembly, revising and recodifying individual titles of the Code of Virginia as the need arises, and reviewing the Code of Virginia and Acts of Assembly to identify obsolete provisions.
VIPNet has partnered with the Virginia General Assembly's Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS) to create Lobbyist-In-A-Box (LIAB), an enhanced Web-based application that enables professional lobbyists and legislators to track bills during the Virginia legislative session.
www.vipnet.org /portal/government/legislative.htm   (188 words)

 Schedule of Volumes of the U.S. Serial Set (part of LLSDC's Legislative Source Book)
Committee reports related to legislation frequently accompany bills and resolutions that are sent from a committee to the House or Senate floor.
Committee reports and conference reports are two of the primary legislative history research documents used by lawyers in deciphering the legislative intent of various laws.
In the past many more Executive Branch publications (especially various annual reports) were published as House and Senate documents, but later in the century Congress became more selective in what it choose to publish, and now few executive branch documents are published by Congress except those transmitted by the President.
www.llsdc.org /sourcebook/sch-v.htm   (4157 words)

 Internet Public Library: Legislative Branch
Activities and responsibilities of the Legislative Branch in the U.S. Federal Government.
U.S. Legislative body with two elected officials per state.
Formally introduced legislation and laws of the United States.
www.ipl.org /div/serials/browse/law20.30.30   (252 words)

 Links to Legislative Resources - Legislative Branch - Government and Politics: InfoUSA
Portal to a wide range of legislative links, including all points within the legislative process, bills, the Congressional Record, committee information, general information about legislative branch agencies, and historical documents.
Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., Inc. Extensive guidance on federal legislative histories, how they are used, sources for prepared histories, procedures for compiling a history from paper, electronic, and historic sources, and finding legislative intent in a legislative history.
Access to documentation on all aspects of the current and historic legislative process in the House, including a summary of current proceedings on the floor of the House when in session; roll call votes beginning with 101st Congress; and bill texts, bill status, amendment status, committee reports, and floor proceedings beginning with the 104th Congress.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/politics/leglink.htm   (562 words)

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