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Legislation

Legislative Bills, Sources Of Legislation, Legislative Procedure, The Enactment Of A Bill, Executive Veto Power

Lawmaking; the preparation and enactment of laws by a legislative body.

Legislative bodies exist to enact legislation. The legislative process is a series of steps that a legislative body takes to evaluate, amend, and vote on proposed legislation. The U.S. Congress, state legislatures, county boards, and city councils engage in the legislative process. Most legislation is enacted by Congress and state legislatures. Implementation of legislation is left to other entities, both public and private, such as law enforcement agencies, the courts, community leaders, and government agencies.

FURTHER READINGS

"Clinton Becomes First President with Line-Item Veto." January 2, 1996. CNN.com: All Politics. Available online at <images.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1997/01/02/line.item> (accessed August 28, 2003).

Dewar, Helen, and Joan Biskupic. 1998. "Court Strikes Down Line-Item Veto." Washington Post (June 26).

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