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A bill passed in identical versions by both the House of Representatives and Senate and signed by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. An act then is sent to the Governor for approval or veto or becomes law without the Governor's signature.
A motion used to signal the end of a legislative session on a particular day and that suspends operations and terminates business until the next scheduled meeting. Adjournment sine die ("without a day") refers to the final adjournment of a General Assembly.
A compilation of administrative rules adopted by state agencies. These rules are collected in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) and are available online and in printed format through commercial publishers.
A written statement of law adopted by an administrative agency pursuant to authority granted by the General Assembly to carry out the policies and intent of a statute enacted by the General Assembly.
The power vested in the Senate to review and approve or reject gubernatorial appointments to various positions, such as the appointment of administrative department directors.
A proposal to alter the text of a law, bill, or another amendment by substituting, adding, or deleting language.
An authorization granted by the General Assembly, usually to a state agency, to spend money for a specific purpose during a fiscal year or biennium. No appropriation may be made for a period longer than two years.
A document in spreadsheet format, prepared by the Legislative Service Commission's Legislative Budget Office staff that lists individual agency appropriations by line item and compares appropriations in different versions of an operating budget bill.