Tip of the Week: Session Law Locator Tool (and Project Update!)

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Do you find yourself browsing through full volumes in the Session Laws Library to locate a specific chapter, act, or page? HeinOnline’s general indexing coverage of the session laws is from inception to current. Use the Session Laws Quick Locator tool to save time and energy! Today’s blog will explore how to utilize this advantageous tool, as well as provide an update to the Session Laws indexing project.

Using the Quick Locator Tool

Users can find the Session Laws Quick Locator Tool on the landing page of the Session Laws Library. From here, simply select a state, year, chapter/act, or page from the tool provided.

Screenshot of Session Laws Quick Locator tool

Alternatively, this tool can be found on each individual state’s landing page. For example, let’s take a look at the state of Michigan. The tool looks slightly different once you are on a specific state’s landing page because you no longer have to select a state.

Screenshot of Session Laws Quick Locator tool within the state of Michigan

Now let’s see this tool in action! Let’s locate Act 104 from the year 1935 for the state of Michigan. Plug this information into the Session Laws Quick Locator tool.

Michigan Session Laws quick locator tool example

Once users click the search button, they will be redirected to the exact page that Act 104 begins on.

Screenshot of page in the Michigan Session Laws

Session Laws Indexing Project Update

All 50 states in the Session Laws Library are indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. We are now expanding this indexing for all states back to inception, beginning with the most accessed states. Since our last update, we have indexed three more states back to inception. Let’s take a look at where this project currently stands.

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. Arkansas (1818-2018)
  2. California (1849-2018)
  3. Florida (1822-2018)
  4. Georgia (1735-2018)
  5. Illinois (1809-2017)
  6. Indiana (1801-2019)
  7. Louisiana (1804-2017)
  8. Maryland (1692-2019)
  9. Massachusetts (1661-2016)
  10. Michigan (1806-2018)
  11. Minnesota (1850-2018)
  12. Mississippi (1799-2018)
  13. New York (1691-2018)
  14. Ohio (1788-2006)
  15. Pennsylvania (1700-2016)
  16. Rhode Island (1636-2018)
  17. South Carolina (1694-2018)
  18. Tennessee (1792-2017)
  19. Texas (1836-2017)

Next up to be added to this list is the state of Connecticut. Stay tuned for more updates!

Need Help?

Check back with us next week for a new tip! Don’t forget that HeinOnline search gurus are available at your fingertips: Email us, chat us, or call us at (800) 277-6995!

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