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Element Name: effective–date
Description: Date on which a measure or portion of a measure takes effect or is repealed.

Note: this is only used to identify dates that are explicitly specified in the text, (e.g. May 5, 1998) not dates that are implicitly specified (e.g., on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act”).
Bills DTD Content Model: (#PCDATA | added–phrase | deleted–phrase | internal–xref | external–xref | fraction | superscript | subscript | omitted–text | linebreak | italic | quote | pagebreak | act–name)*
Parent Elements:
  • text