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How to Follow a Bill

Find a bill and its status

Search for bills by bill number, author, topic, statutory citation, and by keyword in the bill's description.

Bill status information includes the companion bill number, authors, a short description of the bill, a list of actions taken on the bill to date, and a link to the full text of the bill.

Follow legislation through the process

  • What items will be discussed on the floor today (Daily orders of business)
  • What items will be discussed at committee meetings (Schedules)
  • Summary of what happened on the floor for a particular day (Journals) You can also use the journals to find out how each legislator voted.
  • Summary of activity during a particular week
  • Bill summaries
    • House - Staff from the House Research Department, the nonpartisan research and legal services office for the House of Representatives, summarize significant and/or lengthy bills.
    • Senate - Staff from Senate Counsel and Research, the nonpartisan research and legal services office for the Senate, summarize selected bills.
  • Committee information

Find out when a bill has been signed or vetoed

Chapters and Resolutions - A list of all bills passed and sent to the Governor, including dates when they are signed or vetoed.

The Legislative Library maintains a database of bills vetoed since 1939.

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