An informal meeting of a group of the members, sometimes called on the basis of party affiliation. Also, the research staff and offices of the minority and majority leaders. Derived from an Algonquian Indian word.
Government Glossary: (of Assembly or Senate) - at author’s request, bill is placed on the Inactive File for several reasons: 1) author does not have sufficient votes for passage; 2) when vetoed by Governor; 3) bill is defeated, reconsideration of vote is granted, and author sends bill to inactive file until the time is opportune to bring it up for another vote; 4) bill has been superseded by another or author decides not to move bill after it reaches floor.
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