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Such changes rarely happen quickly, but changes to tax law have sometimes been retroactive to the beginning of the year in which they’re enacted.
One significant outstanding question facing lawmakers is whether the unemployment benefits will be made retroactive to cover prior months when jobless benefits were not being paid.
When questioning Bélanger, he wondered how the requirement for a unanimous conviction must be retroactive, when the court’s decision about the need for a jury trial in some cases was not.
His problem with Maloney’s proposal is that it’s not retroactive, that it doesn’t force insurers to pay out for this pandemic.
An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect.
Therefore, said they, there was no question for them to consider, their powers not being retroactive.
THE BOSS OF WIND RIVERDAVID GOODGER (GOODGER@PYTHON.ORG)
The matter is so generally recognised that it has a sort of retroactive effect upon the historical ideas of the masses.
The claim that humanity is born saddled with this retroactive obligation requires more convincing proof than has yet been offered.
CONCERNING CHILDRENCHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
More than once laws were passed with retroactive effect—truly one of the grossest abuses possible for a civilized Government.
THE TRANSVAAL FROM WITHINJ. P. FITZPATRICK
In the year 1869, the question whether this act was retroactive in its operation or effect was presented to the supreme court.

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