Laws is a generic term that encompasses virtually all types of local, state and federal legislation that has been enacted by the relevant representative body and signed by the chief executive or other authorized executive officer of the governmental unit. The term also applies to regulations that have been enacted by local, state and federal agencies that have non-elected officials appointed to enforce and implement legislative enactments proving the adoption of regulations. Finally, laws also encompass the holdings in court decisions and their interpretation of constitutional, legislative and administrative enactments.

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