Legislation FAQs:

Q: Is legislation known as an Act of Parliament after enactment?

A: Yes.

Q: Is legislation usually proposed by a member of the legislature?

A: Yes, or by the executive, whereupon it is debated by members of the legislature and is often amended before passage.

Q: Is legislation regarded as one of the three main functions of government?

A: Yes, and which are often distinguished under the doctrine of the separation of powers.

Q: Is legislation sometimes used to include these situations?

A: Yes, or the term primary legislation may be used to exclude these other forms.

Q: Is legislation known as legislators?

A: Yes, a judicial branch of government will have the formal power to interpret legislation; the executive branch of government can act only within the powers and limits set by the law.

Q: Is legislation made by other bodies or means?

A: Yes, such as when constitutional law or secondary legislation is enacted.