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Element Name: form
Description: Container element for those portions of a measure that are typically identified as metadata for the measure and displayed on the first page of the measure before the legislative language of the bill or resolution. Some of the elements contained within the form are also displayed in the endorsement (back cover) of the measure when applicable. The content model is: distribution-code?, calendar?, congress, session, legis-num, associated-doc*, current-chamber, action*, legis-type, official-title
Bills DTD Content Model: (distribution–code?, calendar?, congress, session, enrolled-dateline?, legis–num, associated–doc*, current–chamber, action*, legis–type, official–title)+
Parent Elements:
  • bill
  • resolution