You spoke, we listened. Thanks to feedback from a customer survey, we have enhanced our Session Laws Library by indexing all 50 states to the chapter or act level from 2000 to date. A few months back, we announced an amended tactic: states would be indexed back to inception one-by-one beginning with the most accessed states.
Where Are We Now?
To better understand how this enhancement simplifies searching, let’s conduct the same search across two different states, California and Alaska. Since California is completely indexed and Alaska is not, our results should look different. In this example, we will search for the word vote between 1988-1988 in both states. Begin with California. Open the Advanced Search option within the Session Laws Library and use the drop-down menu to narrow down your search.
Conduct the same exact search, except the state option will change to Alaska. The results for California are more extensive than the results for Alaska. The 243 results for California typically only have 1 matching text page, whereas the 2 results for Alaska have numerous matching text pages. This is because the search results are drilled down to the indexed section.