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State Statutes and Legislation

This page seeks to link to sites containing full-text state constitutions, statutes (called codes or compiled laws in some states), legislation (bills, amendments and similar documents) and session laws (bills that have become laws). Please e-mail aipg@aipg.org  if a link on this page doesn't work or if a state's constitution, statutes, legislation or session laws are online but are not listed here.

The Internet is a good reference tool, but don't assume any information is accurate, complete or current; double-check it elsewhere before relying on it.

Sites maintained by governments are in bold type.

Alabama
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws

Alaska
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws, administrative code Choose "ALECSYS Infobases".
Statutes, administrative code
Constitution

Arizona
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws
Administrative code

Arkansas
Legislation, session laws
Constitution, statutes Also legislation and session laws from previous session.
Arkansas Register

California
(For California only, session laws are called "statutes" and statutes are called "codes" to conform to California terminology)
Constitution, codes, legislation, statutes.  FTP
Constitution, codes, legislation, statutes. Gopher
Codes
Codes
Legislation Legislative Counsel site.
Legislation State Senate site; bills from both houses are available.
Statutes
Constitution
Constitution
Code of Regulations 

Colorado
Statutes
Legislation, session laws
1995-96 legislation
Session laws Gopher; only the links to 1996 Acts and some summaries work.
Constitution 

Connecticut
Statutes, session laws
Legislation
Constitution 

Delaware
Constitution, statutes Choose "Delaware Code" link for both constitution and statutes.
Legislation
Constitution
Register of Regulations 

District of Columbia
DC Code
Legislation pending before the DC City Council Partial

Florida
Constitution, statutes, legislation
Session laws. Adobe Acrobat files. (For HTML files, use the "Bill-to-Law cross reference" link on the page to find the bill number, then use the Florida legislation link listed above to get the final version of the bill.)
Administrative Weekly

Georgia
Statutes 
Legislation, session laws (Georgianet)
Legislation (General Assembly)
Constitution
Administrative code

Guam
Search laws. When I last checked, the search form always gave a "File Not Found" result. Until they fix their search engine, use the "Browse laws" link below.
Browse laws. The links labeled "Section 1", "Section 2" and so on actually take you to Title 1, Title 2 and so on.

Hawaii
Statutes, legislation, session laws 
Constitution

Idaho
Constitution, statutes, legislation 
Constitution 
Administrative rules, Administrative Bulletin

Illinois
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws. The search engine now handles exact phrase searches; however, if you use Netscape there will be a screen of white space between each item in the search results, so you have to keep scrolling down to see the search results.
* Under P.A. 90-666, the Illinois Administrative Code will be online by the end of the 92nd General Assembly (January, 2003). Some agencies have already put their rules online. To see whether a particular agency's rules are online, choose the agency from the agency list and go to the agency's site.

Indiana
Constitution 
Statutes, legislation, administrative code. Also a list of bills that have become law.
Some 1994 Senate bills 
Administrative code

Iowa
Constitution, statutes, legislation, administrative code. The Constitution is codified. The All Indices page has links to search forms for the searchable versions of the statutes (Iowa Code).
Session laws 
Constitution Uncodified

Kansas
Statutes Annotated. Statutes are only for paid subscribers, but unannotated statutes are available on the page.
Legislation, enrolled bills. They charge for each session law, but the corresponding enrolled bill is free.
Constitution

Kentucky
Constitution, statutes, legislation, administrative regulations 

Louisiana
Constitution, legislation. Also links to a table of bills that have become law.
Constitution
Administrative code 
* When I last checked, statutes were unavailable.

Maine
Constitution, statutes, legislation
Constitution
Administrative code 

Maryland
Statutes, legislation. For a list of statute Section numbers to browse within an Article, choose an Article, leave the Section field blank, and submit the query.
Constitution

Massachusetts
Constitution, statutes, session laws, Senate legislation. When I last checked, only bill histories were available for  House legislation. The Massachusetts House is the only chamber in any of the states for which full-text legislation is not available online.
Regulations Partial

Michigan
Constitution, statutes, legislation. Also a session law-to-bill cross-reference. Choose "Michigan Compiled Laws" link for constitution and statutes.
Session laws 
Constitution
Constitution
Administrative code

Minnesota
Statutes, session laws 
Legislation
Constitution
Administrative rules
State Register 

Mississippi
Constitution, statutes. Choose "Mississippi Code" link for constitution and statutes; search or browse.
Constitution, statutes. (Search)
Statutes. Choose the link labeled "Table of Contents FREE"; browse; most of the other materials on the site are available only by paid subscription.
Legislation
Legislation. FTP
Constitution (Browse)

Missouri
Constitution, statutes, legislation. Use the links to the Senate site and House site to get legislation from prior legislative sessions.

Montana
Constitution, statutes, legislation
Constitution
Administrative Register

Nebraska
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws. Legislature site; statutes are a Folio infobase. The Constitution consists of Adobe Acrobat documents; it is the only up-to-date version of the Nebraska Constitution I have found on the Internet.
Statutes State site
Administrative code

Nevada
Statutes, administrative code 
Statutes. Current only through 1/1/97.
Legislation. Also lists of bills becoming law.
Constitution. A 1.8 mb file
Constitution

New Hampshire
Constitution, legislation, statutes, session laws, administrative rules

New Jersey
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws 

New Mexico
Constitution, statutes, administrative code. Choose "New Mexico statutes" link for constitution and statutes.
Legislation
Session laws 
Constitution 
Constitution

New York
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws. Gopher
Constitution, statutes, unconsolidated laws, session laws 
Statutes. Easy to search.
Unconsolidated laws
Legislation 
Constitution
Constitution. A 900k file with an index at the end.

North Carolina
Statutes, legislation, session laws
Constitution

North Dakota
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws. Adobe Acrobat files. A page mentions plans to put administrative rules online.
Constitution

Northern Mariana Islands
Constitution, session laws 

Ohio
Constitution, statutes, administrative code. Statutes are a Folio infobase.

Oklahoma
Constitution, statutes, legislation (Oklahoma Legislature) Rich text format (.rtf) files. Search constitution and statutes. Browse legislation. (WARNING: If you are using Netscape, don't click on links on the Oklahoma Legislature site that are labeled "Tips for searching". Doing so may disable Netscape, necessitating a reboot!)
Constitution, statutes (Oklahoma Public Legal Research System) Search statutes. Search or browse constitution.
Constitution, statutes (Oklahoma Supreme Court Network) Browse.

Oregon
Constitution, statutes, legislation 
Constitution, legislation. Gopher
Statutes 
Constitution 
Administrative rules 

Pennsylvania
Statutes Partial. Another partial statute site has some out-of-date material. When I last checked, complete full-text statutes were unavailable.
Legislation
Session laws
Constitution 
Constitution. Adobe Acrobat file
Regulations. The Pennsylvania Code has regulations and other materials.
Pennsylvania Bulletin 

Puerto Rico
Session laws; partial statutes Spanish
Constitution English
Constitution English and Spanish

Rhode Island
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws. Another search engine has various search options.
Constitution

South Carolina
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws, regulations 
Legislation 

South Dakota
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws, administrative rules. Search or browse statutes; choose "South Dakota Codified Laws" link for constitution and statutes.
Constitution, statutes Folio infobase; choose "South Dakota Codified Laws" link for constitution and statutes.
Constitution

Tennessee
Constitution, statutes. Choose "Tennessee Code" link for constitution and statutes.
Legislation, session laws ("chaptered bills")
Constitution
Rules and Regulations Partial 

Texas
Constitution, statutes, legislation. Also lists of enrolled, signed, and vetoed bills.
Constitution, statutes, legislation. FTP
Statutes 
Constitution
Administrative code

Utah
Constitution, statutes, legislation
Legislation, administrative rules. Most of the other materials on the site are available only by paid subscription.
Constitution. Gopher
Administrative rules 

Vermont
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws 

Virginia
Statutes, legislation, session laws, administrative code 
Constitution
Register of Regulations 

Washington
Statutes
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws, administrative code. FTP
Statutes 
Legislation 
Constitution
Constitution
Administrative code
State Register 

West Virginia
Statutes, session laws, legislation, session laws. For legislation, click on the folder next to "Bill Tracking" on the navigation menu in the left frame, then choose "2000 Bill Text".
Constitution, statutes. Telnet; use the username "PUBLIC" and password "PUBLIC".
Constitution
Constitution. It can also be accessed through a search form.
Code of State Rules, West Virginia Register. If you see a price next to a rule, don't worry. The rules are now free.

Wisconsin
Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws, administrative code

Wyoming
Constitution, statutes, legislation. The Constitution text is part of the statute database.
Constitution
Administrative rules

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