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To amend a bill


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To amend a bill to make some change in the details or provisions of a bill or measure while on its passage, professedly for its improvement.
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In literature:

On the twenty-ninth of January 1841, Mr Serjeant Talfourd obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend the law of copyright.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
They asked if he would not call a special session to amend the bill.
"Theodore Roosevelt and His Times" by Harold Howland
Under cover of this clause the Senate originated a voluminous tariff bill and tacked it to the House bill as an amendment.
"The Cleveland Era" by Henry Jones Ford
Mr. Parnell offered a bill to amend the Irish Land Act of 1887, which was opposed by the Premier and lost.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
It was manifestly the duty of the House of Representatives to amend the bill, but now a great scare was got up.
"Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler" by Pardee Butler
Both houses had the power to amend or reject a bill.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The only hope for Ulster to escape going under a Parliament in Dublin lay in the promised Amending Bill.
"Ulster's Stand For Union" by Ronald McNeill
A Bill to Amend the provision for the future Government of Ireland.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
The restricting amendment was lost, and the bill passed by a vote of 52 yeas to 43 nays.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
His proposed amendment to the reform bill of that year was defeated by a vote of 196 to 73.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
The Cheap Postage Bill, as amended, passed the following day, by a vote of 39 to 15.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
The bill thus amended was rejected by a majority of 189 to 122 in the house of lords.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
On February 28, Mr. Gladstone moved in the House of Commons for leave to bring in a bill to amend the representation of the people.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
The bill as amended passed the Senate June 19, 1902, by a vote of 67 to 6.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
Among other things he introduced an amendment to a bill relative to slaves, prohibiting their importation into the Colony.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
In the Senate, amendments were made to the bill which altered it in the direction of a slightly increased protection to the manufacturers.
"The Middle Period 1817-1858" by John William Burgess
The Upper House declined to pass the supply bill, as amended, and the result was a practical dead-lock in public affairs.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
With certain amendments the bill passed the Senate on the 25th by a vote of 37 to 10.
"The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction" by Charles Ernest Chadsey
The Upper House declined to pass the supply bill, as amended, and the result was a practical dead-lock in public affairs.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
The other was a bill to amend the charter of King's College.
"Egerton Ryerson and Education in Upper Canada" by J. Harold Putnam

In news:

Senator moves to amend the 2012 Farm Bill to eliminate a regulation that would require Missouri growers to obtain permits in order to apply for approved pesticides.
Mike Konczal reports on a scrambled-together lobbying effort by the banks along with Visa and Mastercard to defeat the interchange-fee amendment in the financial reform bill.
Rep Bill Flores, R-Bryan, co-sponsored a balanced budget amendment that went before the US House of Representatives last week but the measure failed to pass.
A package of amendments that constitutes a "glitch bill" to fix "a complex rule" on protecting confidential information in court filings was heard in oral arguments at the Florida Supreme Court September 6.
The City Council may be in for a long day – and night – as word circulates that there might be as many as eight amendments offered to the bill to extend term limits.
The Senate voted a bill down that would've allowed a constitutional amendment to give the people a voice.
Thursday evening the Senate added a compromise amendment to the defense spending bill that states: Maybe.
PLEASANT VIEW — An amendment to the fee schedule for development inspections will simplify billing methods, a city official says.
Last weekend, former President Bill Clinton took to North Carolina phone lines with a recorded message warning of the perils of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions.
The Virginia House of Delegates voted Wednesday afternoon to amend a proposed bill on ultrasounds before abortions to say that no woman will have to undergo an internal ultrasound involuntarily .
) has apparently reached a deal that would mostly keep his amendment to regulate debit card interchange fees intact in the final financial reform bill.
When we receive a Senate bill that has passed in the Senate, it goes into a committee and then it is either recommended to pass or amended, and sometimes sent to another committee.
Republicans complained that they were not allowed to offer all of their amendments to a transportation bill, while DFL'ers said time had run out on debate.
Senate Democrats have quashed an amendment to a minimum-wage bill that would have delayed the increase and cancelled automatic yearly adjustments.
Representative Jon Botten checked in with Sheridan Media Thursday afternoon, to discuss a bill on which he'd proposed an amendment.

In science:

Two amendments to H.R. 5990, a bill which set agricultural price controls.
Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data