Legislative History Tutorial

Getting Started

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I know the general subject or area of the law I am researching, but that's all.  Where do I go from here?

First, do you have a particular time frame that you are researching?  To search for bills introduced during a specific legislative session on a specific topic, browse the Index and Tables volume for the appropriate session year.  (You can find a Subject Index of proposed legislation online for the years 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015.)  Or you may want to look through the index to the Statutes of Nevada for the session(s) you are researching.  (The Statutes of Nevada are available online, beginning with the 1964 Special Session and continuing through the current edition.)

Once you have the bill(s), you are ready for the next step.

Another useful approach, especially if you do not have a particular session you are researching, is to browse the index to the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).  Locate the section number and text of appropriate laws.  (The index to the NRS is available online.)  

Once you find the NRS section, you must translate that into the bills that went into the making of that particular statute.

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  Last updated 9/19/2016