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Legislative histories, or "the proceedings leading to the enactment of a statute, including hearings, committee reports, and floor debates" ( Legislative History , Black's Law Dictionary, 11th ed. 2019), can help researchers understand the legislative intent of a particular statute. In Pennsylvania...
Jenkins' website recently launched a new interface for our Pennsylvania Legislative Histories database. Legislative histories help in determining the legislative intent of an act. The Pennsylvania Legislative Histories database contains librarian compiled legislative histories in PDF format. The...
Searching for legislative intent? Check out our Pennsylvania Legislative Histories Collection.