Shell bill


A shell bill is a legislative bill, typically with no substantive provisions, that is introduced for purposes of later being amended to include the actual legislative proposals advanced by the introducer.[1] This device is used for a number of purposes, such as conforming to the rules adopted by a legislative body as to timely introduction of legislation, or abiding by constitutional procedural requirements.[2]

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  1. ^ "What is a shell bill?" Oklahoma Sierra Club
  2. ^ Dickerson, John. "The Invasion of the Bill Snatchers." Slate. October 6, 2009. [1]