take effect

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Those are just a few of the new laws passed in 2004 that take effect on New Year's Day.
The provisions establishing the department's powers and duties and relating to the Insurance Fraud Prevention and Automobile Theft Prevention Authorities take effect immediately.
Branch, the DMV spokesman, said that in the past it had taken 90 days for changes in the fee to take effect, because DMV officials need 30 days to reprogram their computers and the law requires that the bills be mailed out 60 days ahead of their due date.