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Maryland Law Resources

A guide to basic Maryland legal resources available online and in McKeldin and Hornbake Libraries.

Overview

The Maryland House Journal and the Maryland Senate Journal are records of the proceedings of the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate sessions. They include synopses of all bills introduced, the committee to which each bill is referred, subsequent amendments, and roll call votes on bills. The Journals DO NOT included transcripts or synopses of floor debates or committee hearings.

(1) Print Works

(2) Free Online Sources

Information included in the Maryland House and Senate Journals -- for legislation created beginning in 1996 -- can also be found at the Maryland General Assembly Web site. Pre-1996 legislation which is documented in Maryland House and Senate Journals may be accessed through the Maryland State Archives' Archives of Maryland Online.