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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

  • Final Cumulative Index of Bills, Resolutions, Joint Resolutions, and Documents [title varies]. (Richmond, 1938–2002). J87.V908
  • Virginia General Assembly. House of Delegates. House Bills [title varies]. (Richmond,1853/56–2015). KFV2406.A3
  • Virginia General Assembly. Senate. Senate Bills [title varies]. (Richmond, 1862/63–2015). KFV2406.A34

Archival Resources

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  • Virginia General Assembly. Enrolled Bills of the General Assembly. (1776–  ). Acc. 30144 and other locations.
  • Virginia General Assembly. House of Delegates. Original and Engrossed Bills, Resolutions and Joint Resolutions and Related Attachments of the House of Delegates. (1776–  ). Acc. 25523 and other locations.
  • Virginia General Assembly. Senate. Original Bills, Resolutions and Joint Resolutions and Related Attachments of the Virginia Senate. (1879–  ). Acc. 32896 and other locations.