A legislative-like act undertaken by an entity other than a legislature. For example, rulemaking undertaken by an administrative agency is a quasi-legislative act.
A city, town, village, or county that has been incorporated by a state and is authorized to administer local, governmental affairs, e.g. to establish a police force. A municipal corporation is created by a state's legislature which also controls, inter alia, its duration, rights, and powers. Also called a municipality.
The Clean Air Act (CAA) U.S.C. Title 42, Chapter 85
A part of Environmental Law, the CAA is a massive piece of legislation from the 1970s, that promulgates uniform national standards for a wide range of air pollutants and sources, through a handful of systems. The CAA uses a two prong attack - in addition to regulating the air quality levels, it also allows regulate sources of pollution.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 42 U.S.C. §6901 et seq
Endangered Species Act (7 U.S.C. § 136, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.)
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to protect species from extinction as a "consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation." This act is designed to protect both the species and “the ecosystems on which endangered species and threatened species depend.”
The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Arizona Senate Bill 1070) is a legislative act signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer that is widely viewed as the most stringent anti-illegal immigration measure passed in decades. The Act has received national and international attention and has spurred considerable controversy.
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A national organization that engages in litigation, legislative lobbying, and educational outreach in order to preserve and further individual rights and liberties that are guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Among the constitutional rights that the ACLU promotes are First Amendment, equal protection, due process, and privacy rights.
Also called the Waxman-Markey Bill, this legislation sought to address climate change while building a clean energy economy. Among other things, this bill established a national cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases and promoted renewable sources of energy.
An act passed by Congress in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This law created the Department of Homeland Security and the new cabinet-level position of Secretary of Homeland Security. The law was an attempt to reorganize federal security functions into one department.