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Maryland Resources

This State Guide provides an in-depth look at sources of law in Maryland.

Finding Bills & Bill Information

Maryland General Assembly:

  • Legislation by Session: Covers bills from 1996 to present.
    • You can find a bill or a joint resolution by: bill number, bill sponsor, subject, file code and section of state or local law affected.
    • Site includes:
      • Bill history by legislative date, as well as different versions of the bill - First Reading, Third Reading, and Enrolled - as available.
      • Senate and House proceedings in audio files and roll call votes.
      • State budget information.

Depository Libraries in Maryland: Receive copies of bills and bind them. The bound volumes are organized by session, chamber, and bill number.

MD Bill Tracking Reports on Lexis (1989 - , updated daily during the week).


Finding Session Laws

Session laws are compiled in a set of volumes containing all laws enacted during the session. They are given a chapter number after signature by the governor and are published chronologically.