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Mississippi Resources

This State Guide lists the major sources of law in Mississippi

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Legislative History

Per State Mississippi Judiciary Library FAQ: "For legislation that becomes part of the Mississippi Code, notes at the end of each code section indicate when the law was passed and amended by the Legislature. Each annual General Laws of Mississippi provides the actual text of legislation as passed. The House and Senate Journals (also published annually) usually denote the sponsors’ names, committees which considered the bill, and roll call votes. Legislative history is limited because committee reports, transcripts of hearings, and records of floor discussions are not published."

More on Legislative History

In Westlaw, see also state legislative historystatutes annotated - historicalbill trackingbill tracking historical, and proposed & enacted legislation.

In Lexis, full-text bills, advance legislative service, and legislative bill history may be in Statutes and Legislation.

In Bloomberg Law, text of enacted legislation may be found through State Laws & Regulations > Legislative > Session Laws or Acts.

LLMC Digital may contain digitized historical senate and house journals as well as historical state statutes and/or session laws (Online Services > Browse Collections > U.S. States and Territories > State Name > Legislative).

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