Omnibus legislation (AKA “Christmas tree bills”; “portmanteau bills”; “mosaic laws”; “arrangements laws”) is the legislative practice of packaging together numerous unrelated measures in one long bill, which is often passed via an expedited process. In many jurisdictions around the world, this practice has become one of the major developments in the legislative process, a powerful policy tool, and a governance device with important implications for democratic governance. It is also one of the most controversial and hotly contested legislative practices.
This book contributes to the global debate over omnibus legislation, by bringing together leading experts from political science, public policy and law to provide a cross-national, comparative and multi-disciplinary exploration of omnibus legislation.
Dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law.
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