Frequently Asked Questions about Bills and Law
How do I request a legislative history?
Visit the Legislative Histories page.
What is a gutted bill?
A gutted bill is one that, when introduced, addressed a certain subject matter but whose contents were changed during the legislative process. A bill's content can be "gutted" entirely and replaced with new content, or other provisions can be added to the bill's original content.
What is the Statement of Intent?
The introducer of a bill will issue a Statement of Intent before a hearing to state what the intent of the bill is at the time of introduction. Any changes made to a bill after it has been introduced will not be reflected in the Statement of Intent. To see what any changes may be, check the history of a bill by using the bill search tools.
When were the statutes last updated?
After the end of a legislative session, all the statutes that are changed with the passage of bills need to be updated. This process is called codification. Once the codification is complete, the statutes are updated and a link will be posted under the Recent Legislative Information section on the home page.