Organic Statute Law and Legal Definition

Organic statute is a statute that establishes an administrative agency or local government and defines its authorities and responsibilities.

An organic statute forms the foundation of a government, corporation or other organization's body of rules. A constitution is a particular form of organic law for a sovereign state.

The term organic statute originated from the French term Reglement Organique, which means regulations for an organization or governmental body.

Examples of organic statutes are: National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); or Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, granting regulatory authority to the Food and Drug Administration.

An organic statute is also termed as organic act.