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I live in Tn and just read that Bill 3520 passed and goes to Gov. Bill Haslam to be signed. When will this go into effect

Shelbyville, TN |

I'd like to know how long it usually takes a bill to go into effect once it's passed bgy the house

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    The bill states it will take effect July 1, 2012. According to the Tennessee Constitution, the Governor may sign, veto, or allow a bill to become law without his signature within ten days of its passage.

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  2. Most states set limits on when a law must be signed by the Governor and then when that law takes effect if not specifically stated in the legislation as to when the law will take effect. Always look at the the legislation to see if there is a specifit effective date.

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