Assumed legislative consent

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Assumed legislative consent is a legislative doctrine utilised by the government of the Democratic Union of British States, formalised into law by the Automatic Passage Act. Assumed legislative consent states that if a bill is submitted to the legislature, and the legislature does not act on it within a certain amount of time - in the case of the Automatic Passage Act, this period is seven days - the consent of the legislature to the bill's passage is assumed and the next step in the legislative process is automatically taken. In the Democratic Union, this would lead to the bill being delivered to the Lord President for signature into law, with the exception of bills that amend the Constitution, which are exempt to the doctrine.