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 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act is freely available from the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC. There is also a compiled legislative history available in the Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II, 1781-2010 collection 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 Statutes Research Guide.
For state statutes, you can begin with a 50 state survey, such as the survey on Consumer Protection on Lexis or the survey on Business Organizations Consumer Protection on Westlaw. It is best to then consult the applicable state's statutes. For publication sources of state statutes, see our individual state research 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: