Sentence Examples with the word mandatory

The law does not make the nomination of candidates for the United States Senate by this method mandatory nor such choice binding upon the General Assembly.

The influence of the railways has been very great, and a constant drag on just taxation and other legislative reforms. In 1885, 1887 and 1897 the legislature created a Board of Transportation consisting of existing state executive officers or their secretaries, but this could do little except gather statistics, investigate alleged abuses, and advise the legislature, upon which the regulation of rates remained mandatory by the constitution.

In 1878 a state railway commission was established which has mandatory power for the settlement of all traffic problems and makes annual reports.

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The postulator, who is the mandatory of a diocese or ecclesiastical commonalty, is the solicitor.

The secret ballot was adopted in 1891; the use of the voting machines was authorized in 1899; and the nomination of candidates by primaries was made mandatory in 1907.

The French government now asked to be allowed to march into Spain, as Austria had marched into Naples, as the mandatory of the powers, for the purpose of putting a stop to a state of things perilous alike to herself and to all Europe.

We're what I'd call mandatory friends.

Its powers do not extend to direct and mandatory regulation, being supervisory and advisory only, but it can make recommendations at its discretion, appealing if necessary to the General Court; and it has had great influence and excellent results.

By 1908, thirty-five of the forty state commissions were of the mandatory type, and thirteen of these had been created since 1904.

Nearly all the large salaries and many of those of the second grade are made mandatory by the legislature, which has also determined many affairs of a purely administrative character.