The Michigan Legislature publishes official journals of the legislative proceedings officially titled:
The journals are not a complete transcript of the proceedings but do contain information such as:
Both the House and Senate Journals were first published in 1835.
Tables & Indexes
The Journals often contain a number of tables and indexes useful for locating specific content. Some of the primary search helps are:
These tables and indexes allow detailed tracking of a bill’s history.
Beginning with 1997, bill information is easily searchable online.
Any research in prior years will require access to the print volumes.
These sections list when and which actions were taken on a bill and refer to relevant pages in the Journals. There are four major sections:
*Page numbers listed in bold type refer to the pages in the prior year's Journal.
These are documents that express the will of the House and/or Senate.
There are 3 main types:
To search resolutions since 1997, use the links above.
In print, the resoultions indexes are located at the end of the last volume of a particular year (each year consists of anywhere from 2 to 5 volumes).
Limited to 1996-Present
Legislative material including:
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