Effective Date

The effective date of a bill is the date upon which it actually becomes law, which is usually specified in the last section of the legislation. Some bills specify different effective dates for different sections of the bill. A bill with an emergency clause becomes effective immediately upon the signature of the Governor. If a bill does not specify an effective date, it takes effect 90 days after sine die adjournment of the legislative session. The effective date for most laws is November 1st of the year that it is enacted.

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