REPEAL: The method by which a legislative act is revoked or annulled. READING: Tabling of a bill in one of the two Houses by reading the bill, its title or number. A formal procedure required by the Constitution and the Rules of Procedure, indicating a phase of the promulgation process. Most of the time, a bill must be the subject of three readings on three different days in each legislative body. STATUS: A formal decree of the legislature with a more permanent character. The term “law” is used to refer to written law that is different from unwritten law. FILIBUSTER: The long discussion of a bill to delay legislation. INFORMATION: Request from a legislator to the President for clarification on a procedural matter. MAJORITY REPORT: Recommendation for action on a measure submitted by a majority of committee members. CENSORSHIP: A measure taken by a legislative body to formally reprimand an elected official for inappropriate or illegal acts committed by that official during his or her term of office. The act of censorship is an official condemnation for inappropriate or illegal acts committed by a public official while in a position of trust.

DEATH IN COMMITTEE: The defeat of a bill by not being referred to the House by the committee to take further action. (Allowed only in certain states.) BUDGET: (1) The proposed allocation of public funds for consideration by the legislature; (2) a formal document reflecting the expenditures approved by the State. ADHERING: A stage in the parliamentary process where one house of the Legislative Assembly votes to stick to its previous action in response to a contradictory action by the other house. ESTIMATE: Appropriations for various ministries provided by formal measures for a specific use. Allows you to spend money; is not a record of actual expenditures. DEPARTMENT: A voting method; a request to members to stand up or raise their hands to be counted if the result of a vote is unclear or disputed. MEMORIAL: The method by which the legislature addresses or requests Congress and other governments or government agencies; Method by which the legislator congratulates or honours groups or individuals. MINORITY REPORT: A report that reflects the thinking of members who do not prefer majority position or action on an issue. INTRODUCTION: The formal submission of a proposal after its elaboration. CONSTITUTION: A written instrument that embodies the basic principles of the state, guarantees the powers and duties of the government and guarantees certain rights to the people. SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE: Parliamentary procedure whereby measures may be taken which would otherwise be in order.

CONSENT: An action in which one chamber approves a proposal or measure approved by the other chamber. CAUCUS: Informal meeting of a group of members; Most often based on membership in a political party, but can also have other bases such as gender, race, geographical location or a specific problem. REDACT: Action that orders the removal of specific parts of the journal. This applies in situations where offensive, inflammatory or false elements have been included in the review. VETO POINT: Action taken by the Governor to prevent the adoption of an element of a law on the allocation of funds; can also be described as a veto on budget items. PROMULGATION CLAUSE: A clause in a law that formally expresses legislative assent. It varies by state, but usually starts with “Be It Enacted”. LEGISLATION: The branch of state government responsible for enacting laws. JOURNAL: An official chronological account of the measures taken and the deliberations of the respective chambers.

PETITION: Formal request to Parliament by an individual or group of individuals. STATUS: One of the 50 entities that make up the United States of America. APPEAL BY THE SENATE OR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: A procedure to enforce the presence of absent members of the House and to compel members already present to remain in the House. Bicameral system: A legislature composed of two separate chambers, each serving as a control of the power of the other. REPLACEMENT OF COMMITTEE: A bill introduced by a committee instead of another bill that was originally referred to committee for consideration; Technically, the replacement of the committee is an amendment to the original bill. ACT: Legislation that has come into force. A bill passed by both houses of the legislature has been registered, ratified, signed by the governor or handed over by the governor`s office and printed. It is a permanent measure that will have the force of law until it is repealed. WORD: The portion of the Legislative Chamber reserved for members and officers of the Assembly or other persons who have privileged access. QUORUM CALL: Method used to determine the presence of a majority for legal business transactions. ELECTION: The act of choosing a person to hold office.

BREAK: break in a daily session; Take a break from one day to the next;. REFERENCE: Subpoena or referral of a bill to committee. VOTE: Oral statement by Members when a question is put for decision. When asked by the chairs, members answered “yes” or “no”. The president then decides which side prevailed. DISTRICT: The division of the state represented by a legislator distinguished numerically or by geographical boundaries. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Meeting at which all persons, with the exception of members and essential staff, are excluded from the Plenary Room or Committee Room. COMMITTEE: A group of members appointed by the Speaker (or such other authority as the House may designate) to review and make recommendations regarding the passage of bills, resolutions and other related matters. ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS: adjustment of the appropriations allocated by the initial appropriations. . QUESTIONABLE: Open to parliamentary discussions or arguments. DELETE: Deletion of language from a bill or resolution.

. LEGISLATIVE LIAISON: Person designated for communication between legislators and other services. INTERIM: Interval between regular sessions of the legislature. CODE: A compilation of statutes and their revisions by subject (usually sorted by title, chapter and section); the official publication of the statutes. SINE DIE REPORT: Definitive termination of an ordinary or extraordinary mandate. Adjournment: To close a meeting for that day, fixing the time and day of the next session. PER DIEM: Literally, per day; Daily allowances that are made available to the legislator or employees. GENERAL ELECTION: An election in which candidates are selected on an individual basis and not as representatives of a geographically defined single-member electoral district.

General elections may be held at the legislative and presidential levels. In the United States of America, some States hold large elections for congressional seats when, for example, the entire population of a State has only one representative. INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT: Form of unfavourable decision of a proposal for this session of the Legislative Assembly. LEGISLATIVE SERVICES AGENCY: An impartial agency of the legislative branch that provides services such as legal and legislative drafting, impartial research and information, or technical services. ADOPTION: approval or acceptance; usually for amendments, committee reports or resolutions. POSITION: Digital position in a midpoint or management account… MINUTES: Precise recording of the session in chronological order. APPOINTMENT: Parliamentary procedure for reviewing (and possibly amending) the decision of a President PRESIDENT PRESIDENT: A person presiding over a legislature. DECENCY: Appropriate order, etiquette and behaviour of members during a floor session. TAX NOTE: A tax bill attempts to indicate in dollars the estimated amount of the increase or decrease in revenues or expenses and the current and future impact of outstanding legislation.

RULES: Regulation of the principles or methods of the legislative process. CHAMBER: Official room for the meeting of a legislative body. Contact Brenda Erickson at ([rules]) LEGISLATIVE DAY: Legislative Day: The day on which one House meets (or both Houses meet) to conduct official business. PERFORMANCE: Give the floor to another member to speak or ask questions. CONVOCATION: When the members of a chamber meet daily, weekly and at the beginning of a session for the session of the legislature, as provided for in the Constitution or the law. SIMPLE MAJORITY: More than half of those who vote on an issue. SENATE: A legislative body; Normally, the body of a bicameral legislature has the smallest number of members. PREVIOUS QUESTION: A request to close the debate and immediately put the outstanding question(s) to the vote.

MAJORITY PARTY: The political party with the largest number of members in the Legislative Assembly or in one of the two Houses. CLERK OF THE HOUSE OR ASSEMBLY: A non-legislative officer appointed or elected by the members of the House of Representatives or the Assembly to exercise and direct the parliamentary and bureau functions of the House. Can also be called “Chief Clerk” or “Senior Clerk”. Dismissal: Proceedings for the removal of a public official accused of misconduct. MOTION: Formal proposal by a member of a consultative assembly. ELECTOR: A citizen who lives in the district of a legislator […].