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legislate against (something)

To ban, prohibit, or forbid something through legislation. As it stands, over 20 states still legislate against recreational marijuana, despite the federal government lifting its own ban earlier this year. I just don't think the government should legislate against things like cheap junk food.
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legislate for (something)

To allow something to happen or take effect through legislation. The president has been a staunch supporter of healthcare reforms since taking office. Congress has successfully legislated for raising the age at which one is allowed to purchase alcohol.
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legislate against something

to prohibit something; to pass a law against something. You can't just legislate against something. You have to explain to people why they shouldn't do it. The Congress has just legislated against insolvent banks.
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legislate for something

to pass a law that tries to make something happen. The candidate pledged to legislate for tax relief. We support your efforts to legislate for lower taxes.
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10) Hence, this is the point of tension that must be considered in evaluating legislated disclosure requirements: How far should pre-trial disclosure rules go to ensure that a plaintiff is provided with liability insurance information that may assist strategic or pragmatic litigation decision making, given that this information is not material to the legal issues of liability and quantum raised by the underlying tort action?
The other market where holograms are achieving the status of legislated demand is pharmaceuticals.
i) Under financial accounting rules, all tax assets and liabilities recorded in a company's balance sheet must reflect legislated tax rates.
Location matters--More so than for most other coverages, workers compensation is a local item, affected by the intricacies of the individual jurisdictions' claims environments and legislated benefit structure.
Altering the shape of the budget window, to include perhaps many years, but counting later years progressively less, would eviscerate both of these incentives, leaving the timing of legislated provisions to be determined by their merits, not budget politics.
The industry is dealing with compliance with several government regulations including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the anti-money laundering USA PATRIOT Act; and state legislated opt-in/opt-out privacy mandates.
Board members and Reserve Bank presidents can employ these observations, along with their knowledge of the national and international economic and financial situations, to carry out our legislated mandates.
Soft money needs to be legislated out of the political system, and free television time legislated in.
A few issues ago we wrote in this column that Washington seemed to be talked out and legislated out on the subjects of financing Medicaid and Medicare.
When censorship is legislated, its targets are at the whim of current political leaders.
Congress also should raise the qualifying retirement ages beyond those already legislated and increase the limits on earnings for retirees.
I do not want the FASB legislated out of existence.
This video blends humor with politics and individual experience with a chorus of voices to explore what it is really like to live with a disability in America--where pervasive discrimination and bureaucratic "helping" systems too often keep people with disabilities trapped in a labyrinth of government rules and legislated poverty.
Bell insists love cannot be legislated and racism is here to stay.