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A bill is a piece of legislation that is being considered by a parliament, after which it becomes an Act or statute

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When does new US legislation come into force?

After the US Congress passes a new bill and the president signs it into law, when does this law come into force (become effective and binding)? Does the law need to be oficially published somewhere?
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Can an insurance company drop you after receiving a bill and refusing to pay?

In June of 2018, I had a dental procedure done that ended with a total cost of about $1400. At the time, I was under my parents dental insurance. The dentist office confirmed my policy and claimed ...
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Do I have to pay the dental bill that is much higher than estimate?

I got a crown and the color was different from other teeth. The dentist wrote to me that he would remake the crown free of charge. After starting the remaking process, he said his time was free but ...
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How to get my Hospital bill settled down for a service that I didn't receive?

Last January, I was very sick from a common cold that I could barely drive myself to Hospital. I somehow pulled myself to the Hospital gates and had a checkup with the Physician there. They check me,...
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Should I settle with a car insurer (Uber) and reimburse a medical insurer after car accident? (subrogation) [closed]

I was a passenger in an Uber ride, and there was an accident. I had medical treatment, paid with my medical insurance from work, and now they want to get a reimbursement (subrogation). This is totally ...
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Why do Acts of the UK Parliament still start with a lengthy bombastic sentence?

Source: Rebecca Gowers. Plain Words (2014 ed). p. 76 Top. Can't the hackneyed sentence (in bold, below) be shortened? Why not something less pompous?   The first affects only the official. It is ...
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Do Companies like Microsoft sue users for unpaid online services bills?

Let's say that I have subscribed for a monthly paid services using my credit card, and when the time of paying come the amount that I have as a credit doesn't cover that bill, and after months I ...
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Exemption from chapter

What does an the point #7 in § 46.2-2101 (VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY) exactly mean? Citing from the web (link here): § 46.2-2101. Exemptions from chapter. The following are exempt from this ...
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Do I have to pay an untimely electricity bill?

My gas and electricity utility company has not billed me for any of my use since I moved in to my apartment 6 months ago. To this day, I still have not gotten a bill. If they decide to bill me in the ...
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Which standards prevent laws from naming specific targets?

It seems normative that a law cannot enumerate any specific persons or companies to be included or excluded from its provisions. Imagine: "Violation of this section is punishable by a $100 fine; Joel ...
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Are nootropics illegal in the UK from April 2016?

According to new Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, the UK's government announced that new legalisation bans all substances deemed as “psychoactive” drugs excluding controlled drugs such as caffeine, ...
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What is the “chain of authority” that allows the IRS code to force disclosure of a SSN when obtaining a passport?

The bottom of page 38 of H.R. 22, says: Present Law The administration of passports is the responsibility of the Department of State.19 The Secretary of State may refuse to issue or renew a ...
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Where in the Protect America Act is it stated that the NSA can monitor all electronic communication?

There is a statement that I have heard floating around regarding the Protect America Act (2007) https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s1927/text and the powers it grants to the NSA (National ...
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How common is it for bills to be introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate?

Five bills are mentioned in this report. Two of them, H.R. 2422 and S. 829, are very similar and appear to be applicable to the same situations (though I can not find the full text of the latter), ...