Enrolled bill

Definition of Enrolled bill

The final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both houses of a legislature and is ready for signature. In legislative practice, a bill which has been duly introduced, finally passed by both houses, signed by the proper officers of each, approved by the governor (or President) and filed by the secretary of state.

Enrolled bill rule. Under “enrolled bill rule” it is conclusively presumed that statute, as authenticated and deposited in Secretary of State’s office, is precisely same as enacted by Legislature and courts will not go behind enrolled bill. Nueces County v. King, Tex.Civ.App., 350 S.W.2d 385, 387. Under this rule, once an election which is had on question of adoption of statute is sanctioned by law and is held, it is then too late to question the steps or legal procedure by which the measure got on the ballot.

That's the definition of Enrolled bill in Black's Law Dictionary 6th Edition. Courtesy of Cekhukum.com.

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