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What is ordinance and who has the power to present?
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I do not know the context in which you are asking this question, but the general meaning of "ordinance" in American English is "law." Specifically, an ordinance is a law made by a local government.
In the US, we have the national government, then we have state governments. These levels of government do not make ordinances. The laws they make are called "statutes." But we also have local governments -- every town has its own. The laws they make are called "ordinances." Ordinances must generally be passed by the city council.
Posted by pohnpei397 on May 18, 2010 at 9:57 PM (Answer #1)
An ordinance is a law passed by a municipality ( a town or city). They address low level offenses which are misdemeanors meaning punishment ranges from a fine or up to one year in jail or both. Ordinances are enacted by the local government in the area, not the State.
Posted by dano7744 on May 19, 2010 at 7:48 PM (Answer #2)
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