When only the P.A. number and year are known:
For 1997 forward, search public acts on the Michigan Legislature website. The result will indicate the bill number for the act.
In print, find a conversion table of P.A. numbers to bill numbers in the appropriate volume by year of Final Status (1964-1997).
When only the M.C.L.A. citation is known:
First convert the M.C.L.A. citation to a P.A. number, then convert the P.A. number to a bill number. Be aware, a section of M.C.L.A. may have been amended many times, listing several P.A. and bill numbers for one section of code.
Search Michigan Compiled Laws by section number and note the P.A. number indicated in the “history” section. Continue by using the procedure in the section above.
In print, look up the appropriate section of M.C.L.A. The P.A. year(s) and number(s) appear at the end of the text of the statute. Find the transfer table of P.A. numbers to bill numbers in the appropriate volume by year of Final Status or the House Journal and Senate Journal.
When only the sponsor and year are known:
For 1997 forward, search bills by sponsor and year here.
For bills introduced between 1974 and 1997, look in the sponsor index in the appropriate volume by year of Final Status. Bills that became law should be marked with a star.
When only the topic and year of the bill are known:
Alternately, use the categorical index in the appropriate volume by year of Final Status. Bills that became law have a star next to them.
When only the sponsor and year of the bill are known:
For 1997 forward, search bills by sponsor and year.
Alternately, use the sponsor index in the appropriate volume by year of the Final Status. Bills that became law have a star next to them.
For bills introduced in 1997 or later, search by keyword. Search each legislative session separately.
In print, use the House Journal for bills introduced in the House and the Senate Journal for bills introduced in the Senate. Search the bill and joint resolution index (subject index) for the bill’s topic and/or the general index (name index) for the bill’s sponsor for all years in which the bill could have been introduced.
Limited to 1996-Present
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