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State Legislative History: New York

Basic information on compiling legislative histories for the following states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York

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Legislative Documents & Resources

New York Consolidated Laws

Bill & Veto Jackets

  • New York State Archives & Records
  • New York State Library
  • Available online (1995+)

Legislative Debates

  • New York State Archives (1974-1979)
  • New York State Assembly, Assembly Information Office (1980+)
  • New York State Senate, Microfilm & Records Office (1974+)

Governor's Memoranda

  • New York State Legislative Annual*
  • McKinney's Session Laws of New York*

Assembly & Senate Sponsors' Memoranda

  • New York State Legislative Annual*
  • McKinney's Session Laws of New York*

Session Laws

Assembly Bills

Senate Bills

Assembly Debates

  • New York State Archives
  • New York State Assembly Office of Public Information (518-455-4218); (1974+)

Senate Debates

  • New York State Senate Journal Office (518-455-2245); (current legislative session)
  • New York State Office of Microfilm & Records (518-455-3200); (1960+)

 

*Not available in the LRC.  Please contact a reference librarian for assistance!


See also WestlawNext and Lexis Advance databases listed on this page.

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WestlawNext Resources

WestlawNext provides access to several individual databases for NY legislative history, including:

  • Sponsor's Memoranda from the 219th Legislature (1996) through current sessions.
  • Executive and Judicial Memoranda from the 219th Legislature (1996) through the 228th legislature (2005).
  • Assembly Bill Summaries from the 229th Legislature (2006) through current sessions.
  • Senate Bill Summaries from the 229th Legislature (2006) through current sessions.
  • Bill Tracking: Summaries and status information concerning current NY legislation. Bills are tracked from their introduction throughout the legislative process.
  • Bill Votes from the 228th Legislature (2005) through current sessions.
  • Bill Jackets from the 219th Legislature (1996) through the 234th Legislature (2011).
  • Committee Reports and Veto Messages from Netscan legislative history.

Lexis Advance Resources

Lexis Advance includes limited New York legislative history materials for bills passed since 2001. To access the materials:

1. Follow the link above.

2. Enter relevant search terms in the "Search Within Results" box in the left column.