The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub. L. 111-5) was passed in July 2010. Title X of this law amends a number of existing consumer laws. A complete legislative history of the act has been prepared by the Law Librarian's Society of DC. There is also a compiled legislative history available in the Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II, 1781-2010 library on HeinOnline.
Selected consumer laws - many of which are being amended by the Dodd-Frank Act.
For information on researching U.S. statutory law generally, see Georgetown Law Library's Statutory Reseach Tutorial.
For state statutes, you can begin with a 50 state survey, such as the one on Consumer Protection on Lexis or on "Business Organizations Consumer Protecton" on Westlaw. It is best to then consult the applicable state's statute, which can be linked from our jurisdictional guides.
The administrative agencies which regulate the various aspects of consumer law, including, among others, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Board publish their rules and regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations(CFR). Some selected sections include:
For a guide to the federal executive-branch regulatory process and the process of conducting federal administrative law research in general, see the Law Library's Administrative Law Research Guide. Federal agencies' regulations appear in the following publications: