relating-to clause

  • The clause found just underneath the title of a bill identifying its subject matter: for example, HB 2000, relating to charter schools. In Oregon, a bill may only address one subject, and for this reason the relating-to clause becomes an important element of the bill. Relating-to clauses may be broad or narrow.

    Oregon State Legislature 1
    See also germane-ness

1Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Glossary of Terms, http://­www.leg.state.or.us/­glossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).