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Rhode Island Resources

Contents of this brief guide include major sources of law and legal information in Rhode Island, as well as general information about state and local government.

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Statutes

 

Print Statutes:

General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956 : Completely Annotated (Lexis): Currently updated edition held by Geo. Wash. U. Law Library. Accessible to Georgetown Law students under reciprocal collection program or via Interlibrary Loan.

West's General Laws of Rhode Island Annotated: Currently updated edition held locally by Library of Congress. See that library's policies prior to visiting. Georgetown Law students may request a copy of a code section 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).

Statutory Research Tutorial

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