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Ever needed an earlier version of a section of the Virginia Code? CaseFinder® makes it easy: 1. We show you the text that is currently in effect . . . At the top of each section of the Virginia Code, we tell you the time period during which the displayed text is in effect. Within the text of the section, any cross-references to other Code sections are hyperlinked. If the Code section has been cited by any cases in our databases, the Cited In button at the top of the screen is active. And at the bottom, our exclusive "History" link opens up a page in our Virginia Code Archive, from which . . . 2. We show you how the General Assembly amended the section . . . A picture is worth a thousand words. Rather than a tedious written description, we simply display the words that were added, and the words that were removed. At the top, we identify the Act that made the change, and when it went into effect. If the Act included any additional clauses, which might contain relevant information, they are set out at the bottom. 3. Then we show you the text before those amendments. Again, we tell you the time period during which the displayed text was in effect. When amendments take effect in the future, or when earlier amendments expire in the future, we show the text as it will be effective at that future time.

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