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Resources
State Legislative Websites

A Survey by the LLNE Government Relations Committee(1)

Connecticut
Maine
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Vermont

 

CONNECTICUT

MAINE

Site address

www.cga.ct.gov

www.malegislature.gov/

Bills

 

Full text, searchable

Within 24 hours of introduction After session

Update, scope

1988 to date 1999 only

Session Laws

 

Full text, searchable Usually within 2 weeks of passage Within 4 months after session
Update, scope 1993 to date 1997 to date

Code

 
Full text, searchable    
Update

Updated in January of odd-numbered years

Browsable edition of code available at www.cga.state.ct.us/lco

Updated the fall following the end of session

Status information

Updated daily
1991 to date

None

Status phone number

(860) 757-6550
(860) 240-0555
sessional

(207) 287-1692

Debate transcripts

1988 to date

1999 only

(still not complete)

Best legislative history contact

Law Unit
Conn. State Library

(860) 757-6590

Law & Legislative Reference Library

(207) 287-1600

Notes

Committee public hearing transcripts are also online from 1988 to date

Bill status will be available shortly.

Watch for address change from www to janus

 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MASSACHUSETTS

Site address

www.state.nh.us/
gencourt/
gencourt.htm

www.state.ma.us/
legis/legis.htm

Bills

  
Full text, searchable Not searchable
Bills added regularly
None
Update, scope 1996 to date  

Session Laws


 
Full text, searchable Not searchable Within one month
Update, scope 1997 to date Two years back

Code

 

 

Full text, searchable

   
Update Updated each year Updated every 5 weeks

Status information

Updated every couple of hours

1998 to date

Updated nightly
Current session only

Status phone number

(603) 271-2239

Senate Clerk’s Office
(617) 722-1276

House Clerk’s Office
(617) 722-2356

Debate transcripts

None

None

Best legislative history contact

New Hampshire State Library

(603) 271-2239

State Library

(617) 727-2590

Notes

Bills will be searchable later this session.

Providing text of pending legislation is currently under discussion

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

VERMONT

Site address

www.rilin.
state.ri.us

www.state.ri.us

www.leg.state.
vt.us

Bills

 

 

 

Full text, searchable Usually the day after introduction Within 48 hours of those loaded to the General Assembly site
No amendment text.
Same day as introduced.
Update, scope 1998 to date 1997 to date 1993 to date

Session Laws

 

 

 

Full text, searchable Within 3 months after session ends None Within a few weeks after signing.
Update, scope 1994 forward   1993 to date

Code

 

 

 

Full text, searchable   Not at this site.  
Update Updated annually 4 months after session ends   Updated in the fall following the end of session

Status information

None

Updated daily

1997 forward

Updated daily.

1993 to date

Status phone number

(401)
751-8833

(401 ) 222-2473 or
(401) 222-3983

(802) 828-2231

Debate transcripts

None

None

None.

Best legislative history contact

None

Tom Evans

(401) 222-2473

Legislative Council

(802) 828-2231

Notes

 

Legislative history is bill dependent

 

(1) The information in this chart was collected and verified by the LLNE Government Relations Committee:

Denise Jernigan and Kelly Browne, Connecticut; Maureen P. Quinlan, Maine; Bonnie Koneski-White, Massachusetts; Lesley Duncan, New Hampshire; Colleen McConaughy Hanna, Rhode Island; and Paul Donovan, Vermont.

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