from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving or tending to amend; corrective.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. For the purpose of amending or correction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Supplying amendment; corrective; emendatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Supplying or containing amendment; corrective.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. effecting amendment
Quinn has repeatedly pointed out to reporters that he has the power to strengthen the bill by rewriting it -- a so-called amendatory veto.
The senators would then vote only on the amendatory bill.
We initially note that “a presumption normally arises that a change in law was intended when new provisions are added to prior legislation by an amendatory act” or “existing rights” are “withdraw [n] ... [from an] act.”
Given the legislative vacuum until the next general elections, the Assembly may expand its mission and act as a regular parliament -- discussing and approving the budget of 2012, revising past laws and passing new laws, much in the way Israel's first Knesset conducted itself in administering both original and amendatory legislation of residual laws during the British Mandatory period.
And Dan Brady in the House said in an interview, "My hope is that the governor may amendatory-veto it, and allow us to make some adjustments."
Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday stretched his executive authority -- along with his goodwill with Illinois lawmakers -- and rewrote legislation with an amendatory veto to eliminate the requirement that Illinois residents must declare a party affiliation when voting in a primary election, and in doing so likely guaranteed its doom.
The underlying Senate bill would then go to the president for signature, and the amendatory bill would go to the Senate for consideration under reconciliation procedures (meaning no filibuster).
The House will likely adopt a "self-executing" rule that "deems" passage of the amendatory bill as enactment of the Senate bill, without an actual vote on the latter.
In just a few days the House of Representatives is expected to act on two different pieces of legislation: the Senate version of the health-care bill (the one that contains the special deals, "Cadillac" insurance plan taxes, and abortion coverage) and an amendatory bill making changes in the Senate bill.
Over the summer, Quinn rewrote legislation with an amendatory veto to eliminate the requirement that Illinois residents must declare a party affiliation when voting in a primary election.