A bill implementing some of the contents of the EU Third Energy Package in Dutch law was passed by the upper house of the Dutch parliament on 10 July 2012, having been passed by the lower house on 28 February 2012. It should be noted that Dutch law is already in compliance with certain elements of the Package, particularly with regard to the unbundling of energy companies. The new legislation, which consists of amendments to the Electricity Act 1998 (Elektriciteitswet 1998) and the Gas Act (Gaswet), entered into effect on 20 July 2012.