Researching State Session Laws

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Attention Cite-Checkers! Did you know that our law library subscription to HeinOnline includes full-text Session Laws from all fifty states? The Session Laws Library currently contains the Session Laws of all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. It also includes the D.C. Register and the United States Statutes at Large. The Session Laws of twelve states are available back to their inception: California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia.

Anyone who appreciates free access to government information should visit the new THOMAS State Legislature Websites page. This page displays a U.S. map with links to official state government Websites. These state legislative information sites will generally provide full-text access to the most recent state Session Laws. North Carolina also provides access to historical state Session Laws.

What is a Session Law? Visit the U.S. Government Printing Office Website, GPO Access, for more information on session laws of the U.S. Federal Government. All fifty states have session law publications similar to the United States Statutes at Large.

Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Tue. August 31, 2010 10:08 AM
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