What is DEFICIENCY BILL?

In parliamentary practice, an appropriation bill covering items of expenseomitted from the general appropriation bill or bills, or for which insufficientappropriations were made. If intended to cover a variety of such items, it is commonlycalled a “general deficiency bill;” if intended to make provision for expenses which mustbe met immediately, or which cannot wait the ordinary course of the generalappropriation bills, it is called an “urgent deficiency bill.”

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