Work Smarter, not harder with LegisCalculate (TM)


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Work Smarter, not harder with LegisCalculate (TM)

  1. 1. “Get the effective date of a law orregulation – in a jiffy. End theinefficiency of calendar counting andthe risks of miscounting today! “
  2. 2. House Bill 442 House Bill 442If you work in the legislative orregulatory field, chances are that youhave encountered a law or regulationwithout an effective date clause.
  3. 3. In most cases, you whipped out yourcalendar and counted X number of daysafter some legislative action (that is, 60days after the legislature’s adjournment or45 days after being filed with the Secretaryof State) to determine the effective date.
  4. 4. In a hypothetical world, let’s assume that you’rein charge of assigning the effective dates for alllaws and regulations impacting the nursingindustry. This year, the Kentucky Legislatureenacted a law, House Bill 442, amending thelicensure requirements for nursing applicants.You look at the law and notice that there is noeffective date clause telling you when the law iseffective. Based on your background, you knowthat the state constitution makes a law effective90 days after the legislature’s adjournmentunless noted otherwise in the law.
  5. 5. How would you determine theexact effective date of the law?
  6. 6. Would you pull out a calendar andliterally count 90 days after thelegislature adjourned and riskmiscounting the effective date?
  7. 7. With LegisCalculateTM, you nolonger have to make thisinefficient choice.
  8. 8. Launch LegisCalculateTM onyour desktop computer.
  9. 9. Go to the “Select Date” section ofthe software and select the date(based on one of the threelegislative actions listed in the“Hint for Date” section).
  10. 10. Next, go the “Day(s) to add”section of the calculator andenter the number of days youwant to count in advance. Here,it would be 90 days.
  11. 11. Presto, the effective date ofHouse Bill 442 automaticallyappears in the “Effective Date ofMeasure:” section ofLegisCalculateTM in long andshort date formats.
  12. 12. In addition to the calculator tool,LegisCalculateTM incorporateslegislative features under the“Bonus Charts” menu to help youefficiently do your job.
  13. 13. One feature includes: A state-by-state chart of effective dates of laws along with citations.
  14. 14. Another feature includes: A state-by-state chart of bill status telephone numbers and state legislative Web addresses that you can launch from within the application itself.
  15. 15. LegisCalculateTM also contains a“Help” menu if you needinstructions on how to operatethe application.
  16. 16. For more information on LegisCalculateTM, click here. LegisCalculateTM and its logo are registered trademarks of Tina Crum, J.D., M.S.J.. The application was developed in 2003 in partnership with Aleksey Kazanskiy. Kazanskiy is a software engineer with more than a decade of experience in developing financial client/server systems for large companies. His specialty includes the creation of customized databases, reports, client/server-based software and financial tasks. He is also experienced in Web programming.