The official expression of the opinion or will of a legislative body.
The practice of submitting and voting on resolutions is a typical part of business in Congress, state legislatures, and other public assemblies. These bodies use resolutions for two purposes. First, resolutions express their consensus on matters of public policy: lawmakers routinely deliver criticism or support on a broad range of social issues, legal rights, court opinions, and even decisions by the Executive Branch. Second, they pass resolutions for internal, administrative purposes. Resolutions are not laws; they differ fundamentally in their purpose. However, under certain circumstances resolutions can have the effect of law.
Any CCDC Committee member who would like to submit a resolution for consideration by the full Cumberland County Democratic Committee will observe the following procedures:
Resolutions up for consideration at the full county meeting on Saturday, February 23rd include:
- Honoring President Barack Obama on His Inauguration as President of the United States
- Honoring Past Leaders and Activists of the Cumberland County Democratic Committee