Signing ceremonies may be performed by state governors upon signing an act of the state legislature into law or may be performed by the President of the United States upon signing an act of Congress into law. The President often invites leaders from the Congress that were instrumental in the passage of the bill as well as interested members of the community. One practice is to use several pens and honor individuals by giving them the pens used in the signing ceremony.
Signing ceremonies are associated with acts that are viewed as legislative triumphs for the executive. Conversely, laws that are passed reluctantly or are contraversial are often signed into law quietly and privately without any public ceremony.
Media Advisory / Public Safety Canada: Signing ceremony for Community Tripartite Agreement for Woodland Cree Nation
Sep 26, 2007; OTTAWA, ONTARIOMarketwire - Sept. 26, 2007) - Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable...