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Like its federal counterpart, the MA constitution is the primary governing document for the laws of Massachusetts.
The constitution is published in the Massachusetts General Laws and is also available online.
Session laws are those laws enacted by a legislature during one session. They are published chronologically in bound volumes, and are also available online. This publication in Massachusetts is called Acts and Resolves. Some of these laws are eventually codified into a code called the General Laws of Massachusetts; here, they are arranged by subject for easier research. There are also two commercial versions of the Code, which include many helpful annotations to assist you in your research.
The annotated versions can also be found in WestlawNext and Lexis Advance.
Massachusetts bill tracking service. It provides legislative history material for Massachusetts legislation from 1996 to present. It includes available information on bill versions, bill status, hearings, committee work, and news items of interest for various pieces of legislation.
Call Number: KFM2445 .A2 LAW STACKS
Official reporter for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the highest court in the state). Use the Massachusetts Digest to locate cases contained in these volumes.
Massachusetts Appeals Court Reports
Call Number: KFM2448 .A2 LAW STACKS
The official reporter for the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Use the Massachusetts Digest to locate cases contained in these volumes.
Call Number: KFM2436 .M35
This publication includes new and amended regulations, proposed regulations up for public comment, and notices of public interest, as well as opinions of the Attorney General and Executive Orders.
Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries