Scholastic Help: State Bills

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[edit] About the State Bills Search Form

The State Bills Search Form is in the Legislation section of LexisNexis Scholastic. Using this search form, you can accomplish tasks such as:

  • Read full-text of bills
  • Read bill tracking reports
  • Find bills by State
  • Find bills by Session

[edit] Search For

The "Search For" section allows you to input your own key terms. In these search boxes, you can put words or phrases that convey a particular topic, like "marriage." This is useful when you need to browse several bills on one topic. The Search For section also makes it easy to find particular bills you know specific information about. For example, if you need to find bills by a specific Sponsor Name, type the name in the search box and select "Sponsor Name" from the drop-down box. In addition to a full text search ("Everywhere" in the drop down box,) you may use the drop down box to find your key term:

  • in Heading and Title
  • in Synopsis

[edit] State

Select a state from the drop-down box to search for bills by State.

[edit] Session

Select a year from the drop-down box to search for bills by Session.

[edit] Enter Number

Use the drop-down boxes to enter in a Bill number. Entering a bill number will allow you to find one specific bill/document.

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