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A by-law (bye-law, by(e)law, by(e) law), or as it is most commonly known in the United States bylaws, is a phối of rules or law established by an organization or community sánh as vĩ đại regulate itself, as allowed or provided for by some higher authority. The higher authority, generally a legislature or some other government toàn thân, establishes the degree of control that the by-laws may exercise. By-laws may be established by entities such as a business corporation, a neighbourhood association, or depending on the jurisdiction, a municipality.
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In the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth countries, the local laws established by municipalities are referred vĩ đại as by(e)-laws because their scope is regulated by the central governments of those nations. Accordingly, a bylaw enforcement officer is the Canadian equivalent of the American Code Enforcement Officer or Municipal Regulations Enforcement Officer. In the United States, the federal government and most state governments have no direct ability vĩ đại regulate the single provisions of municipal law. As a result, terms such as code, ordinance, or regulation, if not simply law, are more common.
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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary indicates that the origin of the word by-law is from the English word bilawe, probably from Old Norse *bȳlǫg, from Old Norse bȳr town + lag-, lǫg law. The earliest use of the term, which originates from the Viking town law in the Danelaw, wherein by is the Old Norse word for a larger settlement as in Whitby and Derby (compare with the modern Danish-Norwegian word by meaning town, or the modern Swedish word by, meaning village). However, it is also possible that this usage was forgotten and the word was "reinvented" in modern times through the use of the adverbial prefix by- giving the meaning of subsidiary law or side-law (as in byway). In either case, it is incorrect vĩ đại claim that the origin of the word is simply the prepositional phrase "by law."
Municipal by-laws are public regulatory laws which apply in a certain area. The main difference between a by-law and a law passed by a national/federal or regional/state toàn thân is that a by-law is made by a non-sovereign toàn thân, which derives its authority from another governing toàn thân, and can only be made on a limited range of matters. A local council or municipal government derives its power vĩ đại pass laws through a law of the national or regional government which specifies what things the town or đô thị may regulate through by-laws. It is therefore a size of delegated legislation. Within its jurisdiction and specific vĩ đại those areas mandated by the higher toàn thân, a municipal by-law is no different from any other law of the land, and can be enforced with penalties, challenged in court and must comply with other laws of the land, such as the country's constitution. Municipal by-laws are often enforcable through the public justice system, and offenders can be charged with a criminal offence for breach of a by-law. Common by-laws include vehicle parking and stopping regulations, animal control, building and construction, licensing, noise, zoning and business regulation, and management of public recreation areas.
Under Article 94 of the Constitution of nhật bản, regional governments have limited autonomy and legislative powers vĩ đại create by-laws. In practice, such powers are exercised in accordance with the Local Autonomy Law.
By-laws therefore constitute part of the legal system subordinate vĩ đại the Japanese constitution. In terms of its mandatory powers and effective, it is considered the lowest of all legislation possible.
Such powers are used vĩ đại govern the following:
- Location of the seat of government of the prefecture
- Frequency of routine meetings
- Number of prefectural vice-governors and vice village leaders
- Number of staff attached vĩ đại administrative bodies governed
- Placement of regional autonomous areas
- Regulation of certain municipal monies
- Placement, maintenance and removal of public facilities
- Appointment of subordinate offices by the prefectural governor
In the United Kingdom, by-laws are laws of local or limited application made by local councils or other bodies, using powers granted by an Act of Parliament, and sánh are a size of delegated legislation.
In Australian Law there are five types of by-law, and they are established by statute:
- State government authorities create By-laws as a type of "statutory rule" under an empowering Act, and are made by the State governor.
- Local government by-laws are the most prevalent type of by-law in nước Australia, and control things from Parking and Alcohol in parks vĩ đại fire regulations and zoning controls. In New South Wales these by-laws are called ordinances and Zoning Controls are called Environmental Planning Instruments created under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
- Numerous specific institutions, including universities, are also empowered vĩ đại make by-laws by their establishing legislation.
- By-laws of a company or society are created as a contract among members, and must be formally adopted and/or amended.
- Strata title was developed in nước Australia and by-laws of toàn thân corporate are also empowered by state legislation. These are the main type of by-law most people come into tương tác with on a regular basis as they control what people in strata title housing can tự in their own homes. The most well known of these is the "no pets in flats" rule.
Corporate and organizational by-laws regulate only the organization vĩ đại which they apply and are generally concerned with the operation of the organization, setting out the size, manner or procedure in which a company or organisation should be run rẩy. Corporate by-laws are drafted by a corporation's founders or directors under the authority of its charter or articles of incorporation.
By-laws widely vary from organization vĩ đại organization, but generally cover topics such as the purpose of the organization, who are its members, how directors are elected, how meetings are conducted, and what officers the organization will have and a mô tả tìm kiếm of their duties. A common mnemonic device for remembering the typical articles in by-laws is NOMOMECPA, pronounced "No mommy, see pa!" It stands for name, object, members, officers, meetings, executive board, committees, parliamentary authority, amendment. Organizations may use a book such as Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised for guidelines on the nội dung of their by-laws. This book has a sample phối of by-laws of the type that a small, independent society might adopt.
The wording of the by-laws has vĩ đại be precise. Otherwise, the meaning may be open vĩ đại interpretation. In such cases, the organization decides how vĩ đại interpret its by-laws and may use guidelines for interpretation.
Usually one of the last sections in the by-laws describes the procedures for amending them. It describes who can amend them (usually the membership, but it could be the organization's board of directors), how much notice is needed, and how much of a vote is needed. A typical requirement is a two-thirds vote provided that previous notice was given or a majority of all the members.
Relation vĩ đại other governing documents
In parliamentary procedure, including Robert's Rules of Order, the by-laws are generally the supreme governing document of an organization, superseded only by the charter of an incorporated society. The by-laws contain the most fundamental principles and rules regarding the nature of the organization.
It was once common practice for organizations vĩ đại have two separate governing documents, a constitution and by-laws, but this has fallen out of favor because of the ease of use, increased clarity, and reduced chance of conflict inherent in a single, unified document. This single document, while properly referred vĩ đại as the by-laws, is often referred vĩ đại as a constitution or a constitution and by-laws. Unless otherwise provided by law, the organization does not formally exist until by-laws have been adopted.
Application vĩ đại organizations
In some countries, trade unions generally have constitutions, which govern activities of the international office of the union as well as how it interfaces with its locals. The locals themselves can phối up their own by-laws vĩ đại phối out internal rules for how vĩ đại conduct activities.
In other countries, such as the United Kingdom, union by-laws are sometimes a subset of the union's constitution or implement the union's rules in more detail.
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Nonprofit organizations in the United States applying for Federal Tax-Exemption Status are required vĩ đại adopt bylaws for their organizations. Bylaws for nonprofit organizations by themselves are more of an internal organizing document phàn nàn required by most states but are necessary for filing for nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exemption application using the Form 1023.
Wikimedia Commons has truyền thông media related vĩ đại By-laws.
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