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To write plainly, use now instead of the legalistic term henceforth. Other possibilities include from now on, from today and as of today.

  • Legalistic: Seat belt use will henceforth be mandatory.
  • Plain: Seat belt use will now be (or is now) mandatory.
  • Plain: As of today, seat belt use is mandatory.