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Element Name: proviso
Description: Conditional language under which an appropriation is made. The first Proviso within a structure begins with the generated text “Provided, ” and ends with a generated colon. Subsequent Provisos within the same structure begin with the generated text “Provided further, ” and end with a generated period. No punctuation should be keyed as the final punctuation symbol for any proviso as this punctuation will be provided by the output specification.
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:
  • appropriations-para