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New York Resources

This State Guide lists the major sources of law in New York.


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Print Statutes:

New York Consolidated Laws Service (Lexis). Call Number: STATE 1st FLR KFN5030 1976 .A23 (currently updated in Law Library).

McKinney's Consolidated Law of New York Annotated (West): Currently updated edition held by Geo. Wash. U. Law Library and Am. U. Wash. C. of Law Library. Accessible to Georgetown Law students under reciprocal collection program or via Interlibrary Loan.

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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