Definition - What does Legislation mean?

Legislation is a set of laws that is brought into existence by a governing body. These laws are typically designed to be followed by citizens of a region or country.

In the context of the law, if legislation is not followed, then legal action can follow for those who go against it. Legislation is often changed over time to account for new policies and developments in society.

Justipedia explains Legislation

In the United States, the legislative branch of government handles the creation of legislation. The legislative branch is one of the three main federal branches of government, with the other two being the executive branch, and the judicial branch.

The legislative branch consists of Congress, which is made up of the House of Representatives, and the Senate. Together, the House of Representatives and the Senate work together to create and amend legislation for the nation.

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