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    • New York Legislative History
      Linda Holmes
      Brooklyn Law School Library
    • Federal Legislative History: House & Senate Hearings & Reports,Congressional Record, Compiled Legislative Histories.
    • New York State Legislative History has been referred to as “looking for a needle in a haystack.”
    • New York State Legislature, Albany
    • New York legislative activity in 2010:
      6,719 bills introduced in the Senate
      9,261 bills introduced in the Assembly
      496 bills signed by the Governor
      A statute is the result of the combined action of the Legislature and the Governor on a bill.
    • New York Times series on the “Albany Syndrome,” October 2002.
      Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
      (www.brennancenter.org)
      The New York State Legislative Process: An Evaluation and blueprint for Reform (2004)
      Unfinished Business: New York State Legislative Reform (2006 Update)
      Articles/Reports Critical of the New York State Legislative Process:
    • Laws of the State of New York (KFN 5025 .A23) 1797 to date
      McKinney’s Session Laws of New York (KFN 5025 .M3) 1954 to date
      New York Consolidated Laws Service: Session Laws (KFN 5025 .L42) 1976 to date
      Session Laws
    • McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York (KFN 5025 .A4 M15)
      Westlaw: Database: NY-ST-ANN
      Consolidated Laws of New York (KFN 5030 .A4 L33)
      Lexis: New York – NY Consolidated Laws Service
      Codes
    • Lexis: Source: NYTEXT
      Westlaw: Database: NY-BILLS
      New York State Assembly: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/
      Bills for Current Session of Legislature
    • Online:
      Lexis: Source: NYTRCK
      Westlaw: Database: NY-BILLS
      Print:
      New York Legislative Record and Index (1971-1984)
      KFN 5007 .N43
      State of New York Legislative Digest (1985 to date)
      KFN 5007 .N44
      New York Legislative Service State Report (1996 to date)
      KFN 5007 N42
      Bill Tracking
    • New York State Library in Albany
      www.nysl.nysed.gov
      New York Public Library Science, Business and Industry Library in Manhattan
      www.nypl.org
      Legislative Journal: Daily record of actions taken by the Senate & Assembly, not verbatim proceedings
    • http://assembly.state.ny.us/av
      http://www.nysenate.gov/video
      Channel 159 of Time Warner Cable also broadcasts legislative proceedings
      Debates: Bills in the NYS Legislature can pass without debate
    • Transcripts:
      New York State Library – www.nysl.nysed.gov
      New York Legislative Service – www.nysl.org
      Live Hearings:
      New York State Assembly – http://assembly.state.ny.us
      New York State Senate – www.nysenate.gov/calendar
      Committee Hearings
    • New York State Library – www.nysl.nysed.gov
      New York State Legislative Documents (KFN 5005 .N496)
      New York State Assembly – http://assembly.state.ny.us/Reports
      New York State Senate – www.nysenate.gov
      Committee Reports
    • Sponsor’s memoranda:
      New York Legislative Annual (KFN 5005 .N499)
      Governor’s approval memoranda:
      New York Legislative Annual
      McKinney’s Session Laws
      Consolidated Laws of New York: Session Laws
      Public Papers of the Governors of the State of New York (J 87 .N717)
      Memoranda: On introduction or approval of a bill
    • For current legislative session: Contact Governor’s Counsel’s office
      1905 & 1921 to date (Microform): New York State Library,New York State Archives, New York Public Library Science, Business & Industry Library
      New York Legislative Service (Fee-based service) – www.nyls.org
      Bill Jackets
    • The BLS Library may be able to obtain a bill jacket on interlibrary loan for you from the State Library in Albany. Please speak to a reference librarian directly if you would like for us to try and obtain one for you.
      Bill Jackets, cont’d.
    • New York State Archives:www.archives.nysed.gov
    • Digital Bill Jackets: 1995-2009
    • 2008 Bill Jacket
    • Letter from Commissioner ofDept. of Correctional Services
    • NY-LH-REP: Documents include executive, legislative, judicial and sponsor memoranda, 1996 to date
      NY-LH-VOTES:Voting records for bills passed 2005 to date
      NY-LH-BILLJACKET: Bill jackets from the Governor’s office, 1996 to 2006
      Electronic Legislative Historyfor New York on Westlaw: NY-LH
    • New York State Law Revision Commission Reports, 1935-1977 (KFN 5014 .L33)
      From 1970 – 1995 the Law Revision Commission Reports were reprinted in McKinney’s Session Laws (KFN 5025 .M3)
      Their reports are also available on their website: www.lawrevision.state.ny.us
      New York State Law Revision Commission
    • New York Law Journal
      New York Times
      Syracuse Law Review: Annual Survey of New York Law (P Sy 8)
      Legislative Gazette
      www.legislativegazette.com
      Times Union (Albany)
      www.timesunion.com/capitol
      Commentaries on Legislation
    • Adelman, Elizabeth, New York Legal Research
      (1 Ref. KFN 5074 .A34 2008)
      Manz, William, New York Legal Research Guide
      (1 Ref. KFN 5074 .G53 2004)
      Manz, William, “If it’s Out There: Researching Legislative Intent in New York,” 77 New York State Bar Association Journal 43, March/April 2005.
      New York Red Book
      (1 Ref. JK 3430 .N5 2010)
      State Legislative Sourcebook: A Resource Guide to Legislative Information in the Fifty States
      (1 Ref. JK 2495 .S68 2011)
      Print Sources for Further Research
    • Legislative History of a New York State Law: A Tutorial and Guide to Library Resources.
      Prepared by librarians of the New York State Library. www.nysl.nysed.gov/leghist/
      Legislative Intent in New York State: Materials, Cases and Annotated Bibliography.
      By Robert Allan Carter, 2nd ed., New York State Library, 2001. www.nysl.nysed.gov/legint.htm
      Electronic Sources for Further Research from the New York State Library