Legislative History Search
*This database has been updated to allow searching with the page number from the Statutes of Nevada (which is cited, with the year, at the end of a section of NRS). Use the new search tips for more information. If you experience any difficulty with or have any questions or comments about the new features, please contact us.
Search our database of over 4,100 legislative histories, compiled by Research Library staff.
Any combination of fields will work - use as many or as few as you need. The symbols & / ! represent Boolean AND, OR, NOT and may be used between words or phrases. Include a space before and after the symbol. For example, you could search for airports / aviation in the Subject field and you would get results that had one or the other subject assigned to it. If you search for airports & Clark County in the same field, you will get results that have both of those subjects. Likewise, if you search for airports ! Clark County in the same field, you will get results that have the airports subject, but not Clark County.
Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a word to search for all possible word endings. For example, you could search for legislat* and you would get results containing all words beginning with legislat (legislature, legislative, legislator, etc.).
Search tips and information for specific fields can be found be clicking on the name of the search field or the icon next to the name.
Don't have the bill number? That's okay. You can use the year and page number given in the history line (click on Page Number (Statutes of Nevada) below for an explanation) to search for a legislative history.
Want to know how to find the bill number? You can click on the citations at the end of a section of the Nevada Revised Statutes and be taken to the page number of Statutes of Nevada for that year, going back to the 1984 Special Session. The bill will be noted at the top of each page. If the citation is for a year before 1985 and there is no link, then you can either check the physical copy of Statutes of Nevada from that year (these libraries have copies), or you can contact us and we'll help you find the bill number.
You can use a colon (:) in this field to select a range of years. For example, entering 1975:1979 will return results from 1975 through 1979.
Citations in the history line at the end of a section of Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) are given as a year followed by a page number of the Statutes of Nevada (for citations from 1957 forward; for more information about how to read older interpolations, go to this page). For example, the NRS shown above was added in 1987 at page 2230 of the 1987 Statutes of Nevada. You may search for its legislative history by entering the year (1987) in the Year field above and the page number (2230) in this field.
Note: There may be two or more bills printed on a page in the Statutes of Nevada. Therefore, you may receive more than one result in a search or you may receive a result for a bill other than the one you were searching for.
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This field includes information such as whether the bill was on the ballot, amended another bill, was related to another bill, was vetoed, etc.
Searches the following fields: Title, Subject, Notes, and Summary.
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Last updated 7/29/2014