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Ill STAT. 2136 PUBLIC LAW 105-89 —NOV. 19, 1997 TITLE V—EFFECTIVE DATE 42 USC 622 note. SEC. 501. EFFECTIVE DATE. (a) IN GENERAL.— Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the amendments made by this Act take effect on the date of enactment of this Act. (b) DELAY PERMITTED IF STATE LEGISLATION REQUIRED. — In the case of a State plan under part B or E of title IV of the Social Security Act which the Secretary of Health and Human Services determines requires State legislation (other than legislation appropriating funds) in order for the plan to meet the additional requirements imposed by the amendments made by this Act, the State plan shall not be regarded as failing to comply with the requirements of such part solely on the basis of the failure of the plan to meet such additional requirements before the first day of the first calendar quarter beginning after the close of the first regular session of the State legislature that begins after the date of enactment of this Act. For purposes of the previous sentence, in the case of a State that has a 2-year legislative session, each year of such session shall be deemed to be a separate regular session of the State legislature. Approved November 19, 1997. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 867: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-77 (Comm. on Ways and Means). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 143 (1997): Apr. 30, considered and passed House. Nov. 8, considered and passed Senate, amended. Nov. 13, House concurred in Senate amendment with an amendment. Senate concurred in House amendment. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS. Vol. 33 (1997): Nov. 19, Presidential remarks.