State Legislatures, State Laws,
and State Regulations:
Website Links and Telephone Numbers

Part of the research materials on LLSDC's Legislative Source Book

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Other State Government Information Links - Commercial Sources for State Legislative Research


Alabama Legislature - Code of Alabama, Alabama Administrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 334-242-8000, Senate 334-242-7800, House 334-242-7600
- - Legis. Ref. Service 334-242-7560, Sup. Court & State Law Library 334-229-0578


Alaska State Legislature , Alaska Statutes - older, Alaska Admin. Code, Public Notices
- - State Gov. Operator 907-465-2111, Senate 907-465-3701, House 907-465-3725
- - Legis. Info Ofc 907-465-4648, Legis. Library 465-4844, State Court Law Lib. 907-264-0585


Arizona State Legislature - Arizona Revised Statutes, Arizona Admin. Code
- - State Gov. Operator (eliminated), Senate 602-926-4231, House 602-926-3032
- - Senate Info 602-926-3559, House 602-926-4221, State Library - Legal Res. 602-926-3870


Arkansas General Assembly - Arkansas Code, Arkansas Administrative Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 501-682-3000, Senate 501-682-6107, House 501-682-7771
- - Bureau of Legis. Research 501-682-1937, Sup. Court Library 501-682-2147


California State Legislature - Senate, Assembly, California Law, Code of Regulations
- - State Gov. Operator (disconnected), Senate 916-651-4120, Sen. Sec. 916-651-4171,
- - Legislative Information, Senate Ofc of Research 916-651-1500, State Law Library


Colorado General Assembly - Colorado Revised Statutes (via Lexis), Colorado Regulations
- - State Gov. Operator 303-866-5000, Senate 303-866-2316, House 303-866-2904
- - Legis. Council 303-866-3521, Bill Status 866-3055, Sup. Court Library 720-625-5100


Connecticut General Assembly - Statutes Text Search, Connecticut General Statutes
- - State Gov. Operator 860-622-2200, Connecticut Gen. Assembly 860-240-0100
- - Legis. Lib. 860-240-8888, Legis. Research 240-8400, State Law Lib 860-757-6590


Delaware State Legislature, Delaware Code, Delaware Regulations
- - State Gov. Operator (eliminated), Senate 302-744-4286, House 302-739-4087
- - Div. of Research 302-739-4114, Legis. Lib. 744-4308, State Law Lib. 302-744-4308


District of Columbia, Council of the - DC Code, DC Municipal Regs
- - District Gov. Operator 202-737-4404, D.C. City Council 202-724-8000
- - Legis. Services 202-724-8050, D.C. Register 727-5090, D.C. Court Library 879-1435


Florida Legislature, Official Internet Site - Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 850-488-1234, Senate 850-487-5270, House 850-717-5650
- - Legis. Info. Serv. 850-488-4371, Sup. Ct Law Lib 850-488-8919, State Library


Georgia General Assembly, Code of Georgia (free via Justia); Georgia Rules & Regs
- - State Gov. Operator 404-656-2000, General Assembly 404-656-5000
- - Senate Sec. 404-656-5040, House Clerk 404-656-5015, GSU Law Lib. 404-413-9102


Hawaii State Legislature - Hawaii Revised Statutes, Hawaii Admn Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 808-586-2211, Senate 808-586-6720, Bill Status 587-0478,
- - Legis. Ref. Bureau 808-587-0690, Legis. Lib 587-0690, State Law Lib. 808-539-4964


Idaho Legislature - Idaho Statutes , Idaho Administrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 208-332-0102, Idaho Legislature 208-332-1000
- - Legis. Services Office 208-334-2475, Idaho State Law Lib. 208-364-4555


Illinois General Assembly - Illinois Compiled Statutes, Illinois Administrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 217-782-2000, Senate 217-782-5715, House 217-782-8223
- - Legis. Research Unit 217-782-6851, Info. Sys. 217-782-3944, Sup. Court Library 217-782-2424


Indiana General Assembly - Indiana Code - Indiana Administrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 317-233-0800, Senate 317-232-9400, House 317-232-9600
- - Office of Legis. Info. 317-232-9856, Sup. Court Law Library 317-232-2557


Iowa Legislature - Iowa Law/Code, Iowa Administrative Code & Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 515-281-5011, Senate 515-281-3371, House 515-281-3221
- - Legis. Info Office 515-281-5129, State Law Library 515-281-5124


Kansas Legislature - Kansas Statutes, Kansas Administataive Regulations
- - State Gov. Operator 785-296-0111, Kansas Legis. Research Dept. - 785-296-3181
- - Legis. Reference, State Library 785-296-3296, Sup. Court Library 785-296-3257


Kentucky Legislature - Kentucky Revised Statutes, Kentucky Admin. Regulations
- - State Gov. Operator 502-564-3130, Senate 502-564-3120, House Clerk 502-564-3900
- - Legislative Research Commission 502-564-8100, State Law Library 502-564-4848


Louisiana State Legislature - Louisiana Revised Statutes - Search Laws, Louisiana Admin. Code
- - State Gov. Operator 225-342-6600, Senate 225-342-2040, House 225-342-6945
- - Legis. Res. Library 225-342-5783, State Lib. 225-342-4913, Sup. Court Lib. 504-310-2400


Maine State Legislature - Maine Revised Statutes, Maine State Rulemaking - by Dept.
- - State Gov. Operator 207-624-9494, Senate 207-287-1540, House 207-287-1400
- - Law & Legis. Reference Library 207-287-1600, Legis. Info. Office 207-287-1692


Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Statutes, Code of Maryland Regs & free via Lexis
- - State General Assembly Operator 410-841-3000, Md Law & Regs Archives
- - Legislative Services - Info Desk 410-946-5400, State Law Library 410-260-1430


Massachusetts General Court - General Laws of Massachusetts, Code of Mass. Regs
- - State Gov. Operator 617-727-2800, Senate/House Legislature 617-722-2000
- - Senate Clerk 617-722-1276, House Clerk 722-2356, State Law Lib. 617-727-2590


Michigan Legislature - Michigan Compiled Laws, Michigan Administrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 517-373-1837, Senate 517-373-2400, House 517-373-0135
- - Legis. SVCS Bureau 517-373-0120, State Law Library 517-373-0630


Minnesota State Legislature - Minnesota Law - Statutes & Rules,
- - State Gov. Operator 651-201-3400, Senate 651-296-0504, House 651-296-2146
- - Legis. Ref. Lib. 651-296-8338, House Index 296-6646, State Law Lib. 651-296-2775


Mississippi Legislature, Mississippi Code (free via Lexis), Mississippi Admin. Code - Search
- - State Gov. Operator 601-359-1000, Senate 601-359-4091, House 601-359-3360
- - Senate Sec. 601-359-3202, House Clerk 359-3360, State Library - FAQs 601-359-3672


Missouri General Assembly - Missouri Revised Statutes, Missouri Admin. Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 573-751-2000, Senate Communications 573-751-3824
- - Legis. Library 573-751-4633, House Info. 751-3659, Sup. Court Library 573-751-2636


Montana Legislature - Montana Code Annotated, Montana Admin. Rules & Register
- - State Gov. Operator 406-444-2511, Legislative Info. Office 406-444-2957,
- - Legis. Reference Center 406-444-4848, State Law Library 406-444-3660


Nebraska Legislature (unicameral) - Nebraska Revised Statutes, Nebraska Rules & Regulations
- - State Gov. Operator 402-471-2311, Clerk of the Legis. 402-471-2271, Legis. Hotline 800-684-6800
- - Bill Status Hotline (in session) 402-471-0769, State Library 402-471-3189


Nevada Legislature - Nevada Law (Statutes) Library, Nevada Administrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 775-687-5000, Senate 775-684-1400, State Assembly 684-8555
- - Research Lib. 775-684-6827, Legis. Hotline 684-5545, Sup. Court Law Lib. 775-684-1640


New Hampshire General Court - New Hampshire Revised Statutes, Administrative Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 603-271-1110, Senate 603-271-2111, House 603-271-3661
- - State Library Reference & Info Services 603-271-2239, State Law Library 603-271-3777


New Jersey Legislature - New Jersey Statutes - New Jersey Administrative Code (via Lexis)
- - State Gov. Operator 609-292-2121, Senate 609-847-3915, Gen. Assembly 609-847-3115
- - Legis. Info 609-847-3905, Legis. Serv. 609-847-3901 NJ State Lib. - Law 609-278-2640 ext. 102


New Mexico Legislature, New Mexico Statutes, New Mexico Admnistrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 800-825-6639, Senate 505-986-4714, House 505-986-4751
- - Legislative Council Service 505-986-4600, Sup. Court Law Library 505-827-4850


New York State Legislature, NYS Senate, NYS Assembly, Laws of NY, NY Admin. Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 518-474-2121, Senate 518-455-2051, Assembly 518-455-4100
- - Bill Status 518-455-7545, Legis. Library 518-455-2468, State Library 518-474-5355


North Carolina General Assembly - NC General Statutes, NC Admn Code, NC Register
- - State Gov. Operator 919-733-1110, N.C. General Assembly 919-733-7928
- - Legislative Services 919-733-7044, Legis. Lib. 919-733-9390, Sup. Court Library 919-831-5709


North Dakota Legislative Branch - North Dakota Century Code - N.D. Admin. Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 701-328-2000, State Senate 701-328-3297, House 701-328-3511
- - Legislative Council 701-328-2916, Sup. Court Law Library 701-328-4594


Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code
- - State Gov. Operator 614-466-2000, Senate 614-466-4900, House 614-466-3357
- - Legis. Info. 614-466-8842, Legis. Svc Comm. 614-466-3615, Sup. Court Law Library 614-644-7061


Oklahoma State Legislature, Oklahoma Statutes - Expand/Search, Oklahoma Admn. Code & Register
- - State Gov. Operator 405-521-2011, Senate 405-524-0126, House 405-521-2711
- - Bill Status 800-282-0253, State Law Library 405-522-3212


Oregon State Legislature - Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Admin. Rules - Oregon Bulletin
- - State Gov. Operator 503-986-1000, Senate 503-986-1851, House 503-986-1870
- - Bill Status - Legis. Research Ofc 503-986-1813, State Law Library 503-986-5640


Pennsylvania General Assembly, Penn. Statutes (unofficial), Penn. (Admin.) Code
- - Office of the Governor 717-787-2500, Senate 717-787-5920, House 717-787-2372
- - Legis. Reference 717-787-4223, Bill Status 787-2342, State Law Lib. 717-787-3273


Rhode Island General Assembly - Rhode Island General Laws, R.I. Rules & Regs
- - State Gov. Operator 401-222-2000, Senate 401-222-6655, House 401-222-2466
- - Legis. Ref. 401-222-2473, Bill Status 222-3580, State Law Library 401-222-3275


South Carolina Legislature, SC Code of Laws, SC Code of State Regs, Search Laws/Regs
- - State Gov. Operator 803-896-0000, Senate 803-212-6200, House 803-734-2010
- - Legis. Council 803-212-4500, Legis. Library 734-2145, Sup. Court Library 803-734-1080


South Dakota Legislature - South Dakpta Codified Laws/Statutes, South Dakota Admin. Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 605-773-3011, Senate 605-773-3821, House 605-773-3851
- - Legislative Research Council 605-773-3251, Sup. Court Library 605-773-4898


Tennessee General Assembly, Tennessee Code via Lexis, Tennessee Rules & Regs
- - State Gov. Operator 615-741-3011, Senate 615-741-2730, House 615-741-2901
- - Legis. Info Svcs 615-741-1552, Legis. Lib. 615-741-5816, State Library 615-741-2764


Texas Legislature Online - Texas Statutes, Texas Administartive Code & Texas Register
- - State Gov. Operator 512-463-4630, Senate 512-463-0100, House Research Org.
- - Legislative Reference Library 512-463-1252, State Law Library 512-463-1722


Utah State Legislature, Utah Code & Constitution, Utah Administrative Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 801-538-3000, Senate 801-538-1035, House 801-538-1029
- - Legis. Research 801-538-1035, State Law Lib. 801-238-7990


Vermont Legislature - Vermont Statutes Online, Code of Vermont Rules via Lexis
- - State Gov. Operator 802-828-1110, General Assembly 828-2228, Senate 828-2241
- - Legis. Council 802-828-2231, Legis. Research Srvc 802-656-7973, State Law Lib. 802-831-1441


Viginia General Assembly - Code of Virginia, Virginia Register of Regulations
- - State Gov. Operator 804-698-1470, Senate 804-698-7410, House 804-698-1500
- - Legis. Info Sys 804-698-1500, Legis. Ref. Cntr 804-698-1888, State Law Lib. 786-2075


Washington State Legislature - Revised Code of Washington, Wash. Admin. Code, State Register
- - State Gov. Operator 360-753-5000, Senate 360-786-7550, House Clerk 360-786-7750
- - Legis. Bills 360-786-7573, Washington State Law Library 360-357-2136


West Virginia Legislature - West Virginia Code, West Virginia Administrative Law
- - State Gov. Operator 304-558-3456, Senate 304-357-7800, House 304-340-3200
- - Legis. Ref. 304-347-4836, Legis. Services 347-4800, WV State Law Library 304-558-2607


Wisconsin State Legislature - Wisconsin Statutes, Wisconsin Administrative Code & Register
- - State Gov. Operator 608-266-2211, Senate 608-266-2517, Assembly 608-266-1501
- - Legis. Ref. 608-266-0341, Legis. Hotline 266-9960, Wisconsin State Law Library 800-322-9755


Wyoming State Legislature - Wyoming State Statutes, Wyoming Administrative Rules
- - State Gov. Operator 307-777-7011, Senate 307-777-7711, House 307-777-7852
- - Legis. Serv. 307-777-7881, Legis. Hotline 866-996-8683, Wyoming State Law Lib. 307-777-6487

Note: Even though most of the above websites are produced by state governments it is wise to verify their currency, completeness and accuracy. State session laws and state registers (often online) are generally used by states to update their state statutory codes and state administrative codes. The phone numbers given above provide contacts for state government operators, state legislatures, state legislative reference offices, and state law libraries which are often the state supreme court library or the law and legislative reference section of a state library.

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OTHER STATE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION LINKS

American Law Sources On-Line (listed by jurisdiction from LawSource.com)

BRP Public Records Online (state & local - free 7 day trial period)

Council of State Governments (States News, products, programs, Book of States)

Findlaw: State Resources on the Web

Internet Legal Resource Guide: State Governments

National Association of Attorneys General (news, links to state AG pages)

National Assn of Secretaries of States (Secretary of State Roster & Web Sites)

NASCIO (Nat'l Assn of Chief Information Officers)

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (has final acts & drafts)

National Conference of State Legislatures - State Legislative Links (bills, legislators, reports)

National Governors' Association (staff, news, policy issues, governors, etc.)

Public Records Online (NETR's portal to state & local public records web sites)

State & Teritorial: Listing by Jurisdiction (Cornell LII, Uniform Commercial Code)

State Government (state home pages and other info from GovSpot.com)

State Government and Territories (from USA.gov)

State Government Libraries (State and local government on the net)

State Legislative History Research Guides (by Jennifer Bryan of IN Univ Law Lib)

StateLine.org (news and analysis on states and state issues)

 

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COMMERCIAL SOURCES FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH

Access Information (provides Colorado legislative histories & research; 303-778-7677)

Capitol Research Services (Texas legislative histories & intent research)

CapitolImpact (state & Federal legislative tracking service)

CLAS Information Services (compliance expertise; free state links and corporation forms)

Florida Information Associates (Florida legislative research, 850-878-0188)

GovHawk (50 state & Puerto Rico legislative tracking, research & reporting service)

GovWatch (Missouri legislative service)

Guide to State Legislative and Administrative Materials (published by Wm. S. Hein & Co.)

Hannah News Products (Indianalegislative tracking svcs)

Indiana Chamber (Indiana Chamber of Commerce - bill tracking, reports, schedules, etc.)

Lawyer's Aid Service (Texas public records retrieval service, 512-474-2002)

LegiCrawler.com (state news & legislative tracking service)

Legislative History and Intent (California; also Federal and other jurisdictions)

Legislative Intent Service (California legis. history research & in all other states)

Lexis.com (very large subscription service; includes info on all 50 states)

Lexis Nexis State Net (50 state legislative & reg. tracking service)

Library Consultants, L.L.C. (Louisiana legislative research, Deborah Wynot 504-885-5926)

LRI History (California legislative histories service)

MLQ Attorney Services (state & local court or legal document searching)

MultiState Associates (commercial state leg. & reg. monitoring, tracking, lobbying, etc.)

New Jersey Legislative Journal and BillTrak (by Princeton Desktop Systems, Inc.)

New York Legislative Service, Inc. (NYS & NYC legislative research & histories)

Pennsylvania Legislative Histories (Jenkins Law Library)

Research Source for Hard-to-Find Info. (old state session laws, C.K. Richter 202-778-0002)

State Law Resources (by NOLO.com with many subject Q&As)

State Legislative Sourcebook (Government Research Service, 1-800-346-6898)

State Yellow Book (Internet or book subscription from Leadership Directories, Inc.) analysis, & 50 state bill tracking & bill texts)

StateScape (subscription; legis. & reg. monitoring, forecasting, news, issue analysis)

Stateside Associates (subscription; legis. & reg. monitoring, issue mang., gov. relations)

StateWatch.com (legislative services for AR, MS, NY, PA)

Westlaw.com (very large subscription service; includes docs/info on all 50 states)



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Note: Besides the text of bills, most states have few documents that reveal legislative intent. However, some states may have committee staff analyses, governor's staff analyses, audio tapes of committee meetings, floor debate, or other documents included in a historical bill file.


Compiled by Rick McKinney, Assistant Law Librarian, Federal Reserve Board Law Library, Washington, D.C. with research assistance in past updates provided by former library interns, Caitlin Romano,  Tenisha Brown,  Jennifer Valentine, and Alyha Crawford.

Last updated on August 30, 2018