Definition of concurrent resolution in US English:

concurrent resolution


  • A resolution adopted by both houses of a legislative assembly that does not require the signature of the chief executive and that does not have the force of law.

    • ‘Only the governor or the Legislature, by concurrent resolution, can end a state of emergency.’
    • ‘As one reviewer noted, however, it might be addressed through an analysis of the concurrent resolutions on the budget.’
    • ‘Section 5 also allowed Congress at any time to direct removal of the forces by concurrent resolution.’
    • ‘Finally, a 1983 Supreme Court case casts serious doubt on the validity of the provision requiring withdrawal of the armed forces from hostilities upon the adoption of a concurrent resolution.’
    • ‘Fourth, Congress retained the power, through the passage of a concurrent resolution, to direct the President to remove military forces at any time during the 60-day period.’