Private member's bill
2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).
Constitutional Law, 5/e$75.00 – $120.00
A bill, either public or private, introduced by a member of parliament who is not a member of the government (i.e., who is not a minister or a parliamentary assistant to a minister).
The Laws of Government, 2/e
The Legal Foundations of Canadian Democracy$56.00 – $89.60
A public bill introduced in Parliament by an individual legislator, usually acting without the backing of the ministry.