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Michigan Legislative History: Sources of Legislative Material

This guide is designed to help you find Michigan legislative documents in the Law Library and elsewhere.

Michigan Legislative Sources

To compile a full legislative history, access to a broad range of resources may be necessary.  Many bills have a history that stretch over multiple years and legislative sessions.  Many are analyzed by committees, supplemented by hearings or discussed at length on the floor of the legislature.  An exhausive search may require more sources than appear in this guide, but this guide will introduce the most basic resources listed below. 

This section provides further help with these specific resources:

NOTE: The Michigan Legislature Website maintains many of these materials from 1996~.

Source Checklist

The state Library of Michigan has compiled a checklist of sources to find Michigan legislative history online and in print.

MI Legislature Website

Limited to 1996-Present

MI Legislature Website

Legislative material including:

  • MI Constitution
  • MI Compiled Laws
  • House Journal
  • Senate Journal
  • Bills
  • Public Acts
  • Resolutions
  • Legislative Analysis
  • Committee Records
  • Fiscal Analysis

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