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Element Name: purpose
Description: The purpose is the reason for the amendment. Sometimes it is "in the nature of a substitute" or "to make certain improvements in the bill" but generally it is more explicit.
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:
  • amendment-form