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A Guide to Gathering and Using Legislative History in Massachsuetts

Date: 
02/01/2016
Author: 
Sean J. Kealy, Boston University School of Law

The article provides an overview of the legislative process in Massachusetts.  It includes sections on:

  • the Massachusetts legislative process and timelines
  • sources of legislative history
  • reconstructing a bill's legislative history
  • where to find Committee and legislative documents, testimonry and reports
  • a checklist for gathering legislative history
  • sources
  • and more.

The guide was published in the February 2016 edition of the Massachusetts Law Review, published by the Massachusetts Bar Association.

 

 


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