English version

be on the books

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe on the booksbe on the booksif a law is on the books, it is part of the set of laws in a country, town, area etc book
Examples from the Corpus
be on the booksThe five-bedroom house is on the books of Jackson-Stops & Staff with Stimsons at £250,000.No company had yet lost government business for failure to comply, but the law was on the books.No such district-wide resolution is on the books for clothing that promotes alcohol.
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