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    Question the difference between motion and bill

    Hi there,

    I came across the following sentences while studying my vocabulary:

    -The motion to ban fox hunting was rejected by five votes.
    -The government has introduced a bill outlining its plans for the coal industry.

    Could you tell me what is the difference between motion and bill please.

    Thanks a lot.


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    Re: the difference between motion and bill

    A motion is a formal proposal put to a legislature or committee

    A bill is a draft of a proposed law presented to Parliament for discussion

    Generally a motion cannot become law, but can lead to the development of a bill that may eventually become law.


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