Arizona Session Laws, 1912-present
The Arizona Session Laws are the first printing of legislation after it becomes law. The Session Laws are a useful resource for tracking how laws have changed over time and for determining the bill number for the legislation that initiated the changes.
Depending upon the year, Session Laws indicate any new material by printing it in ALL CAPITALIZED TEXT or as underlined text. Verbiage that has been removed is indicated by striking through it.
Session Laws are organized by year, chapter and section, so a reference to "Laws 1968 Ch. 152 § 5" would be found by selecting the 1968 Volume, and locating Ch. 152 § 5 within it. Chapters are listed in numerical order. Special Sessions are citied by year and will note sequence number of the Special Session for that particular Legislature, for example "Laws, 1998, 5th S.S., Ch. 1 § 39." Special Sessions are typically bound with the regular session in the year that they take place.
For each legislative session, the first volume will contain an Order of Acts by Bill Number, or in earlier years, Chapter Number. Each session will also contain an Index to Acts organized by alphabetically by topic. Session Laws after 1996 can be found in posted on the Arizona State Legislature Session Laws website. Annual session laws added to this collection may be delayed by a few years depending on access to a digitazable copy, funding, and manpower.
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Please note that as 07/2016, only the print versions of the statutes, session laws, and bills are considered "official", so it may be necessary to make copies from those. Print copies are housed in the State of Arizona Research Library’s Law Collection located in the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building.LanguageEnglishPermissions and ReuseCopyright to this resource is held by the creating agency and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be downloaded, reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the creating agency. Any attempt to circumvent the access controls placed on this file is a violation of United States and international copyright laws, and is subject to criminal prosecution.Browse TopicGovernment and PoliticsLaw