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Legislative History in Virginia

Provides resources that can be used to track pending legislation, discover the intent behind a bill, and trace the history of changes to a law

Websites

Books

House Documents

  • Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates. Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia [title varies]. (Richmond). J87.V6 c (1829/30–1859/60); J87.V7 c (1861/62–1864/65); J87.V9 c (1865/66–1940/41)
  • Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates. Documents [title varies]. (Richmond). J87.V6 g (1847–1859/60; J87.V7 g (1861–1864/65) ; J87.V9 g (1865/66, 1869/70)  
  • Virginia. General Assembly. Documents of the Senate and House of Delegates of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia [title varies]. (Richmond). J87.V9 e (1942–2002)

Senate Documents

  • Virginia. General Assembly. Senate. Journal of the Senate of Virginia [title varies]. (Richmond). J87.V6 b (1830–1859/60); J87.V7 b (1861/62–1864/65); J87.V9 b (1865/66–1940/41)
  • Virginia. General Assembly. Documents of the Senate and House of Delegates of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia [title varies]. (Richmond). J87.V9 e (1942–2002)

 Indexes

  • Newsome, Walter L. A Cumulative Index to the Numbered Documents of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1918–1976. (Charlottesville, 1982). J87.V910
  •  Virginia. General Assembly. Topical Studies by the General Assembly of Virginia During the Period... (Richmond, 1970– ). J87.V912

Microfilm

House Documents

  • Virginia. Governor's Message and Annual Reports of the Public Officers of the State, and of the Boards of Directors, Visitors, Superintendents, and Other Agents of Public Institutions or Interests of Virginia [title varies]. (Richmond, 1847-1869/70). Film 1063