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Pulling together material related to a Pennsylvania legislative history? If you are looking for reports or hearings, don't forget to check out the Pennsylvania General Assembly's Committee Archives page . Use this resource to search Committee Meetings and Public Hearings or Reports . Coverage...
Legislative histories can help determine the legislative intent of a particular statute. Librarians at Jenkins compile Pennsylvania legislative histories upon request. Our histories include remarks and debate found in the Pennsylvania House and Senate Journals. The histories we have already...
Looking for legislative history material for an older act in Pennsylvania? As described in our Pennsylvania Legislative History Research Guide , a good starting point includes the House and Senate Journals . These may contain speeches or debate from the House or Senate Floor relevant to your bill...
Covers the most efficient ways to find published legislative histories in HeinOnline, plus how to find other materials (books, law journal articles, etc.) relevant to legislative histories. HeinOnline is a 24/7 benefit for Jenkins Law Library members.
Legislative history material may be useful in interpreting federal laws. Check out our new guide for tips before you begin.
Our Pennsylvania Legislative Histories database now has over 1200 histories!
Find out how to locate Pennsylvania Committee Reports and Hearings
The video explores the steps you need to take to review the comments, discussion and legislative processes behind amendments to the Philadelphia Code and Charter.