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Element Name: legis–num
Description: The “legis-num” is the legislation's official identifier e.g., “H.R. 1514” or “S.J. RES. 42” The first “word” indicates the chamber creating the legislation and the type of legislation. Values are: H.R. for House Bill, S. for Senate Bill, H.J. RES. for House Joint Resolution, S.J. RES. for Senate Joint Resolution, H.CON. RES. for House Concurrent Resolution, S.CON. RES. for Senate Concurrent Resolution, H. RES. for House Simple Resolution, and S. RES. Senate Simple Resolution. Formerly, the *I43 locator code.
DTD Content Model: (#PCDATA)
Parent Elements:
  • vote-metadata