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~.
The state Library of Michigan has compiled a checklist of sources to find Michigan legislative history online and in print.
Limited to 1996-Present
Legislative material including:
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