grandfather clause

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grandfather clause

A clause that exempts certain people or businesses from new limitations or restrictions, thus allowing them to continue doing or benefiting from something as they did before. Originally referred to a clause added to the constitutions of some Southern US states that exempted people with relatives that had voted before 1867 from strict new voting requirements, in effect disproportionately limiting the ability of African Americans to vote. No, I still get to pay the reduced rate, thanks to a grandfather clause in my contract.
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(a) grandfather clause

a clause in an agreement that protects certain rights granted in the past even when conditions change in the future. The contract contained a grandfather clause that protected my pension payments against claims such as might arise from a future lawsuit.
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Total Quality Logistics President Kerry Byrne does not expect to see any significant impact from the grandfather clause expiration.
Advocates want the grandfather clause altered to stipulate developers who obtain building permits by the start of next year must close on loans in six months.
we will argue that we should benefit from the grandfather clause and we will ask for a waiver from the US authorities."
Cities are exempt from using the new tax incentive rates for projects that were grandfathered in under the old law, but Leach argued that the grandfather clause didnt apply to either project because neither had been approved by the Tempe City Council before 20.
"Removing the grandfather clause would only serve to punish Gamma and hurt its workers," said Kalikow at the-hearing.
A number of Senators rose in support of the measure and particularly the grandfather clause that will spare facilities in their districts from retrofitting expenses.
In addition, in its ANPRM for gas transmission lines, PHMSA has stated that it is considering eliminating the grandfather clause and has requested public comments on removing it from the federal safety regulations.
My suggestion is to dispense with the Grandfather Clause in Rule 2 (leaving only the "Senate Floor") and to modify Rule 1 so as to add two seats to every province after the remainders are considered.
Part of the "New Perspectives on the History of the South" series, Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina 1900-1930 is a close look at the role of black men in resisting racial oppression in North Carolina during the beginning of the twentieth century--a time notorious for use of poll taxes, literacy tests, and the grandfather clause to deny black men the right to vote, as well as segregationist Jim Crow laws.
"The DOL came up with the grandfather clause to accommodate the two industries at the last minute," Webster says.
Besides extending the moratorium that is scheduled to expire on November 1, the legislation would clarity the definition of "Internet access," preserve the grandfather clause in the original legislation that protects state and local taxes imposed on Internet access prior to 1998 and exempt from the moratorium general business taxes imposed by four states as either a substitute to or a supplement to corporate income taxes paid by businesses.
The grandfather clause was part of the 2004 SBA Reauthorization Act.
Although my editorial did not directly deal with the complex issue of recertification per se, I acknowledge that the grandfather clause is controversial.
150 would postpone the elimination of the grandfather clause until October 1, 2006.
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