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Questions tagged [legislation]

Questions relating to the process of making or enacting laws.

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The US Voting System Vulnerabilities, Anti-Fraud, and citizen Assurance of Accuracy

As a US citizen that votes and expects my vote and every other citizen's to be counted with accuracy, it is rather disturbing when I hear about news such as the strongly suspected voter fraud/cheating ...
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What justice and legislative system reforms have been proposed that account for the absence of free will?

From what I understand, psychology plays a large role in our criminal justice systems- especially in the United States. Psychologists evaluate police officers who go on to arrest people who are ...
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Tax change estimates in government documents [US]

I am conducting research that involves gathering estimates of the effects of changes to the tax code in the US. In particular, I am interested in using contemporary, publicly available government ...
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Should Version Control Systems be used for legislation? [closed]

Should future democratic political systems effectively use publicly accessible version control systems, such as, (or similar to), git/Github? Legislation, laws, etc., would exist in a public ...
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Has there been any attempt to prevent false information from spreading? (legal fact check)

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, said during his new year press conference he would soon propose laws preventing false information from spreading on the web ("fausses nouvelles", more or less ...
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What are the main arguments against net neutrality?

With the upcoming FCC vote to abolish net neutrality provisions in the United States, I have read a tremendous amount about why net neutrality is a good thing and should be kept. What I haven't seen ...
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Did Republicans accidentally kill corporate deductions, and will it force the Senate to revise and re-vote?

An article in New York magazine indicates that While Republicans were manically outlining their plans to take from the poor to give to the Trumps, they also, accidentally, nullified all of their ...
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What happens after Senate tax bill is passed?

My understanding is the house tax bill has already passed. If the senate passes their tax bill, from what I've read, the next step is that the leaders of the senate and house will get together to work ...
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What are the repercussions for introducing an amendment after a bill is passed through committee?

Let's take something like the Farm Bill. Maybe there is an aspect of it that a committee member strongly disagrees with (e.g. decreased support for conservation), but they still need the bill to make ...
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Official reasons for locking guns and ammunition up separately

In many European countries (like Germany or the UK), gun owners are legally required to store their guns unloaded and lock their guns and ammunition up in separate safes. In some of those countries, ...
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How much can an EU member delay implementing a directive in its national legislation?

I have recently watched an interview with Ana GOMES about how Portugal ended the bearer shares (besides other changes) as a result of implementing the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. This is ...
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What are the exact mechanisms of such form of corruption as 'state capture'?

I can't understand one thing. How is it possible to have a decisive impact on the contents of the legislative regulations that provide a regulatory framework for economic activities if these ...
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Why does European Union not seem to put pressure on all member countries to outlaw bearer shares?

Rise Project has shown in this article that important companies having contracts with Romanian State use bearer shares, thus obscuring the real beneficiaries (the article mainly provides an example of ...
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What would a space marines unit of the US armed forces entail?

I heard after coincidentally asking a ex-marine that there is talk the United States congress of passing legislation to create a space combat unit. Even though the motivation is clear from protecting ...
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Why do some promote “Medicare for all” and some “Medicaid for all”?

I've noticed some progressive political activists in the US demand "Medicare for all" as their desired mode of health care expansion and improvement, while others say they support "Medicaid for all". ...
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Has single-payer healthcare been actually introduced as a proposed bill recently?

Have any US Senate or House-of-Representatives members introduced a bill mandating a universal, single-payer health care system? Say, over the past 5 years? I've heard a lot of talk about how this is ...
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Can California really ban their residents from traveling to states without LGBT protections?

The State of California passed legislation (AB 1887) that banned travel to Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and most recently, Texas. Alabama, South Dakota, and Texas all recently ...
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Why is Canada's bill C-16 believed to be legislating pronoun use?

The Canadian bill C-16 ("An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code") has been the subject of heated debate and controversy. I admit I hadn't followed it very closely, but I'...
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What is the process by which an already passed law can be altered by Congress?

To clarify, I'm not talking about the rules used to clarify legislation after it is passed. For instance, since the CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) has already been signed into law, what is the ...
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Why doesn't daylight saving time garner more attention in Congress?

I hardly hear this being brought up at all. Are people not annoyed enough about it to contact their representatives? Only two states (Arizona and Hawaii) don't observe daylight saving time. It ...
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What voting majority is needed to present and pass cryptocurrency smartcards for social security in a ballot vote? [closed]

In the United States, upgrading Social Security cards to "smartcards" with US Treasury regulated cryptocurrency and voter identification features presents a plausible argument for legislators. With ...
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How can the Indian government ban old notes without passing any bill/law?

Before making any major decisions/policy/law for the public the Indian government should pass a bill. It's usually done through the voting by the Member of Parliaments in the Parliament. After getting ...
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How could the ACA have been passed with reconciliation, but can only be repealed partially using the same?

This follows from a previous question. As I understand it (any of the following assumptions may be wrong and are part of my question): Obamacare consists of two federal statutes: The Patient ...
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How can the federal United States congress conduct a public referendum vote?

Is it possible for congress to delegate voting on specific policies to a nationwide popular vote at the federal level? If so, how would this be accomplished?
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Which EU laws are commonly claimed to be detrimental to the UK?

Among pro-Brexit voters there seems to be a belief that many of the EU laws are silly or otherwise bad for the UK. There is a partial list of myths surrounding bad EU legislation which covers some of ...
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Legislation preventing members of congress from serving on companies

Is there any legislation preventing members of congress (/the president) from being a CEO/director of a company at the same time as they are elected?
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Why do US Presidents take credit for legislations?

I have seen so often presidents take credit for major legislations. But other than cases like budget bills which originate from the president, presidents just happen to be there and don't have a good ...
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Why can't gun control legislation get passed?

I'm specifically referring to things like closing the gun show loophole and limiting access of those with mental illness to guns. It seems absurd that those representing guns, a consumer product, ...
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Would it be better if all legislators will be required to obtain a law degree before entering into politics? [closed]

Are there any empirical researches out there disproving the correlation between legal education and good public policies? Culturally speaking, most people believe that legislation is mainly for ...
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Where can I find how often my senator votes along party lines?

I would like to know how partisan my Senators are. I have found various partisan rankings, but I am actually looking for a statistic of the % of time my Senators vote along party lines.
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In the US, how can a federal law be prevented from being made?

I often hear about measures that both major parties employ to prevent laws they do not like from passing, but in asking this question I would also like to know what a third party could potentially do ...
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Is there a way for a Constituent (or non-lobbyist) to introduce a bill in either house of the U.S. Congress?

I am curious as to both the theoretical and practical aspects of how an individual might get a bill introduced in congress. How might one go about this? One potential application might be for ...
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What provisions in Obamacare was Obama referring to that got snuck in?

On January 29, 2010 the House Republican caucus had its winter meeting in Baltimore, and Obama came there to speak to them and answer questions. In the course of his discussion of the healthcare ...
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What old law is going to mean $6 a Gallon milk in the US?

According to an article on the CBS Detroit Site a claim was made that, he says without congressional action – an old law would kick in – and you could end up paying a lot more. “Probably, ...
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What is the ethical or legal term best used to describe the process of legislation that proceeds without supporting evidence?

In general or specifically relating to public health 'crises': What is the ethical, or legal/political concept, term or anecdote (even slang - I am sure there is not precedent, law etc.) that #may# ...
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Is retrospective legislation legal in Australia?

In 2011, the Commonwealth passed legislation making it a crime for recipients of social security to fail to report changes to their financial circumstances to Centrelink (our social security agency) ...
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Is there any movement or pending legislation toward mitigating EULA issues?

End User License Agreements, or EULAs are contracts that a user would have to agree to before that person uses a particular product (normally some sort of software). Some EULAs for certain Open ...
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When is legalization a better alternative?

While prohibition never worked with alcohol, and legalization of soft drugs seeming more and more acceptable to the general public, there are clearly plenty of examples of cases in which prohibition ...
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Why do governments legislate marriage?

Most arguments regarding the role of government in marriage are made with the assumption that government should have a role at all. Why is this? Is it a vestige of a time when church and state were ...