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take effect

to start working The medicine takes effect in less than a half hour. New voter registration laws took effect last year.
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take effect

1. To become operative, as under law or regulation: The curfew takes effect at midnight.
2. To produce the desired reaction: The antibiotics at last began to take effect.
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On January 1, 2005, all new or renewed MasterCard cards issued must be fully compliant with MasterCard rules for EMV standards and a new, region-wide liability shift policy will take effect.
State officials note that Schwarzenegger could have had the decrease take effect retroactively, costing doctors even more, but instead chose to have it start in 2006.
It takes effect in 60 days; provisions related to the restoration of firearm rights take effect immediately.
The earliest the Designation of Homestead takes effect when filed this way is about 10 months after the Homestead Tax Exemption, and if the homeowner wasn't eligible for the Tax exemption in that year, it can take up to two years for the Designation of Homestead to take effect.
That said, some of the reforms are only starting to take effect.
The Sunday sales provision takes effect in 60 days; other provisions in the legislation take effect immediately.