Research guides

Pennsylvania Legislative History

Key Resources

Pennsylvania General Assembly Website

Home Page

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes

Bills and Amendments (Bills and Resolutions: 1965 - present; Amendments: 2007 - present)

Legislation Enacted (search option, 1975 - present)

Legislation Enacted (browse option, 1975 - present)

House Journals (1949 - present)

Senate Journals (1949 - present)

Research Tip

The Pennsylvania General Assembly website does not store text and history information to amendatory Acts prior to 1990.

Statutes

The Pennsylvania statutes are found in numerous places, including online, on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers, and in print. See the Pennsylvania Statutes guide for more information.

Acts (Laws of Pennsylvania)

The Laws of Pennsylvania are found in numerous places, including online, on member database HeinOnline, on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers, and in print. See the Pennsylvania Session Laws guide for more information.

History of House and Senate Bills

History of House Bills
Library has 1925 - 1997/1998.
Publication ceased in hard copy after 1998.
Some volumes may be missing from Jenkins' collection.

History of Senate Bills
Library has 1923 - 1997/1998.
Publication ceased in hard copy after 1998.
Some volumes may be missing from Jenkins' collection.

House and Senate Journals

House Legislative Journal
Library has 1792 - 2005. Publication ceased in hard copy after 2005.
Select volumes may be missing from Jenkins' collection.
Available online for 1949 - present via the Pennsylvania General Assembly website.

Senate Legislative Journal
Library has 1790 - 2005. Publication ceased in hard copy after 2005.
Select volumes may be missing from Jenkins' collection.
Available online for 1949 - present via the Pennsylvania General Assembly website.

Research Tip

If conducting a legislative history for an act before 1963, please contact Research Services at 215.574.1505 or research@jenkinslaw.org for guidance.