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Old 10-20-2012, 5:01 PM
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Reading a bill in the new format (Update 1/18/2013)

Here's the new website for bills: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fa...chClient.xhtml

Let's pick on AB48 of 2013, http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fa...=201320140AB48

(Note you can construct your own link - "http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=" is fixed, "201320140AB48" is 2013 2014 0 AB48, that is, first year of session, second year of session, perhaps a 'filler' 0, and the bill number.)

Just Section 1 has enough text to show the formatting.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1.
Section 16740 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

16740. (a) As used in this part, “large-capacity magazine” means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, including
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, but shall not be construed limited to include any of the following:, a readily restorable disassembled large-capacity magazine and an oversize magazine body that appears to hold ....
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