Legislative act

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A legislative act is a formal written enactment produced by a legislature[1] or by a legislative process.[2] It may be contrasted with a non-legislative act which is adopted by an executive or administrative body under the authority of a legislative act or for implementing a legislative act.[3]

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  1. ^ "legislative act". Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  2. ^ See Article 289(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
  3. ^ Wim Voermans (December 2009). "Is the European Legislator after Lisbon a real Legislature?". Legislacao Cadernos de Ciencia de Legislacao 50: 391–413 [402]. "Within the category of legal acts provided for by the TFEU, a distinction is made between legislative acts and non-legislative acts. Legislative acts are decisions adopted under the ordinary or special legislative procedure (Article 289(3) of the TFEU) and non-legislative acts are decisions that are adopted pursuant to delegation or for the purpose of implementing a legislative act (Articles 35 See Article 288 of the TFEU, last 290 and 291 of the TFEU)"