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New York State Legislative History Research: Bills & Bill Tracking

This guide is intended to help researchers locate print and online sources for New York State Legislative History Research.

Bills & Bill Tracking

Bills:

Lexis Advance - Full text of bills from 1993 through the current legislative session.

WestlawNext - Bill summaries from 2006 through the current legislative session.

New York State Assembly - Bills for the current session are also available here. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/

 

 

Bill Tracking: 

Use the following sources to track the status of a bill as it worked its way from a bill to a law:

Print:

New York Legislative Record and Index (1971-1984) KFN 5007 .N43 - Annual record of each bill introduced during the legislative session.

Legislative Digest (1985 to date) KFN 5007 .N44 - Official compilation of legislative activity compiled by the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission. Volume one contains the Senate introductory record and volume two contains the Assembly introductory record; both arranged by bill number with summaries and actions on bills. Volume three lists individual records of legislators and a subject index.

New York State Report (1996 to date)  KFN 5007 .N42 - Weekly review of legislative activity when the legislature is in session.

 

Online:

Lexis Advance:  Bill tracking from 1988 through the current legislative session.

WestlawNext - Bill statuses from 2006 throught the current legislative session.