the committee and floor debate records for any bill. A history includes transcripts of the bill's hearing and all floor debate, the introducer's statement of intent and the committee statement.
Includes the origins of the statute and what committee of the legislature worked on the statute and other background information. The legislative history of a federal statute can be researched in a number of sources including U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News and the U.S. Serial Set.
Citations and dates of legislative enactments, amendments, and repeals of statutes are sometimes identified as legislative histories, historical notes, or amendatory histories. A section containing legislative history can usually be found following the text of a statute.
a collection of documents (bills, committee hearings, committee reports, and debates) produced during the period that a piece of legislation is considered by Congress
a compilation of documents relating to a piece of legislation
a compilation of documents which were produced during the process of a bill becoming a law
a compilation of the documents which express the purpose or intent behind the passage of a particular law
The legislative history is a file containing all the available information on the enactment of a bill. This file could contain testimony, memoranda, tapes or transcripts of committee meetings or other items.
Refers to the chronology of steps a bill takes as it winds its way through the legislative process. Legislative History also refers to the collection of documents generated by committees and floor debate on the bill, such as bill versions and committee reports. Federal agencies and the courts review that history to verify Congressional intent behind the bill.
The documentation of the process of passing a law that includes public hearing testimony and floor debate. Used when researching legislative intent.
documents produced by the legislature as it makes Laws, e.g., bills, conference reports, committee reports, debates, and hearings.
Legislative history includes any of various materials generated in the course of creating legislation, such as committee reports, analysis by legislative counsel, committee hearings, floor debates, and histories of actions taken. Legislative history is used for discovering sources of information about the legislative intent.