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Legislative Process Resources: Laws

This guide explains the various documents that are produced during the legislative process and points to where they can be found in BGSU Libraries and electronically (subscription & free).

Key Legislative Databases

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See Databases tab above for descriptions and additional databases.

Public Laws & U.S. Statutes at Large

Public Laws first appear as separate "slip" laws and are later bound together as the U.S. Statutes at Large, in chronological order.

United States Code

Current Legislative Law   Individual statutes currently in force are consolidated & codified into the U.S. Code.