[ISU Library call numbers and
available Internet locations]
Legislation currently before Congress will be found
Bills for the 103rd, 104th
and 105th Congressional sessions are available full-text, as
well as Major Legislation (by topic, by popular/short title, by bill number/type,
and by date enacted into law. An online version of a popular government
title, How Our Laws Are Made, is available at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html
-- Ref. KF 62 1927 .W45 and U.S. CODE -- Documents U.S. Y 1.2/5:
Laws are first issued as individual documents, called
slip laws [Documents U.S. AE 2.110:]. These individual slip laws
are later bound chronologically into the Statutes at Large [Documents
U.S. AE 2.111:], which include a very basic subject index for each volume.
Public laws enacted during the 104th and 105th Congress
will be found at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/nara005.html
In addition, public laws from 1973 - 1996 are available at http://thomas.loc.gov/
All current laws are also arranged by subject into titles and republished
in the U.S. Code http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/cong013.html
U.S. Code volumes are issued every 6 years, with
supplements issued between editions. The U.S. Code provides the public
law and Statutes at Large citations to the laws. It is important to note
that the U.S. Code is composed only of those laws currently in effect and
that subsequent amendments to an original law will be incorporated into
the U.S. Code.
The Code is arranged by 50 titles with an index of
acts by popular names, as well as a general index; Cumulative supplements
to the code are issued after each session of Congress.
For the Annotated volumes:
- Look in back of last volume of index set for Popular
Name Table. Citation will give Public Law Number, Statute and Title
number references, etc.
- Check pocket supplement in back of this volume for
any amendments which update the act. [Some supplements are also published
as separate paper issues.]
- Arranged under 50 titles with an index.
- Kept more current than the U.S. Code.
S. CODE CONGRESSIONAL
& ADMINISTRATIVE NEWS
-- Ref. K .U59
a. Updates U.S. Code by publishing the latest
laws passed by Congress (in paperback pamphlets).
b. Can locate a copy of the law here with legislative
history, using the Public Law number (e.g., 91-596). Most recent volumes
in Reference; the rest are in the general stacks.
c. Each issue has a cumulative index that can be
used as an index to the public slip laws.
d. Kept more current than the U.S. Statutes at
OF PUBLIC GENERAL BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS -- Documents U.S. LC 14.6:
[1951 to present]
Each bill is given a paragraph summarizing its provisions,
and these are arranged by bill number. Paper supplements are issued throughout
the year. Both subjects and sponsors are listed in this index. [see also
MAJOR LEGISLATION OF THE CONGRESS-- Documents U.S. LC 14.18: [1970
to present]; CUMULATIVE INDEX OF CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE HEARINGS--
Documents U.S. X 1.3:H35
OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS-- Ref. K .C669 and http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/index.html
a. Contains rules & regulations of U.S. government
agencies; provides citations back to authorities such as Statutes at
Large, U.S. Code, and the Federal Register.
b. Use Index volumes; look under subjects; e.g.,
"Occupational Safety and Health."
REGISTER -- Documents U.S. AE 2.106 and http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html
Updates Code of Federal Regulations giving
latest rules and regulations; published Monday through Friday; indexes:
monthly, semi-annual and annual.Current Awareness
Current Awareness publications include:
WEEKLY REPORT -- Ref. JK 1 .C15,
similar to Congressional Quarterly Almanac,
but contains more recent materials which are somewhat more detailed; most
recent volumes in Reference; the rest are in the general stacks.
the online site has a lot of current information:
some availability via ProQuest on the Library Home
Page (ISU users only): http://library.indstate.edu
DIGEST-- Current issues in Periodicals; bound issues at JK 1 .C65;
contains excerpts from Congressional debates, but only covers the most
major issues; gives pro and con. See also the Congressional Record online
-- Citation/abstracts are available via ProQuest on the Library Home Page
(ISU users only): http://library.indstate.edu
News provides at least one complete story for each weekday of the
JOURNAL -- Most recent at Reference JK 1 .N28; bound issuesfrom 1975
in general stacks; provides weekly news coverage of governmental actions;
gives roll-call votes -- also available full-text via ProQuest Direct via
the Library Home Page (ISU users only):
LEGISLATIVE REPORTING SERVICE -- at Information Desk (Reference)
JK 5666 .I5 -- published by the Indiana State Chamber
of Commerce, sections: action on bills (pink pages), bill analysis (blue),
senate bill digest (white) and house bill digest (yellow); two volumes
for each of the 1989 and 1990 sessions.
ANNOTATED INDIANA CODE -- Reference KFI 3030 1976 .A43 --
Similar to the U.S. Code Annotated; divided into
titles (e.g., Title 22, Article 8 is Occupational Health and Safety
Laws); each volume updated by pocket parts (inside back cover);
cumulative index volumes. The Indiana Code can be found at http://www.ai.org/legislative/ic/code/
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE -- Reference KFI 3035 1984 .A28 -- Indiana's
equivalent of the Code of Federal Regulations; also divided into titles
(e.g., Title 610 is Labor; Title 620 is Occupational Safety Standards
Commission); cumulative index volumes. See also http://www.ai.org/legislative/ic/code/
Sites Checked December, 1997
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