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Without Objection


    A presiding officer may place a motion before the body so that it takes effect "without objection." If no member makes an objection, the motion is approved. A vote of this type also is referred to as unanimous consent.
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act


    A bill that has been approved by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, filed with the Secretary of State, and assigned a Public Act number.
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AD HOC COMMITTEE


    A committee appointed for a special purpose. An ad hoc committee automatically dissolves upon the completion of a specified task or at the end of a biennial session. test
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adjournment


    The conclusion of the day's session, until the next session day designated by the Legislature. The final adjournment, sine die, ends the year's session.
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adoption


    Approval or acceptance by a house; applied to amendments, resolutions, and joint resolutions. This is in contrast to "pass", which means to enact a bill by the required number of votes.
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advice and consent


    A constitutional provision providing for confirmation by the Senate of certain appointments made by the Governor.
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agenda


    Schedule of business proposed for each legislative day or for a committee or subcommittee meeting.
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Alerts


    Documents containing alert messages pertinent to the section or statute language. An alert message serves to notify the reader of circumstances that may affect the statute or section, such as pending expiration.
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Amendatory Bill


    A bill to amend or repeal existing law. The title of the bill will begin with "A bill to amend" or "A bill to repeal." The title will show the sections being amended or repealed. The bill contains lower case and upper case type or stricken material or both.
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amendatory bill


    A bill to amend or repeal existing law. The title of the bill will begin with "A bill to amend" or "A bill to repeal." The title will show the sections being amended or repealed. The bill contains lower case and upper case type or stricken material or both.
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