Online research is possible only for bills considered and enacted since 1991.
Here is the process:
The information retrieved includes:
While this list makes it sound like there is a lot of useful information, the list is misleading and is not comprehensive.
For bills too old to be found with the Bill Information link, go to
Don't be confused by the indication that you will be searching the current biennium.
Click on Bill Summary (History of a Bill). Then change the year option to the one during which the bill was considered.
You will find the same types of documents and links as are found on the Bill Information pages.
Some of the most substantive and useful material on legislative intent are found in the journals of the House and Senate. Online editions of these journals are available via the Legislative Search website.
This site is a bit complicated. Here are instructions for focusing the search on the journals.
This search tool has performance problems. If you get no results or if the search never delivers any results, exit the browser and start again. Or try later. Or use the journals in print.
If your search retrieves hits, browse through them, looking for references to debates and/or points of inquiry. That latter will appear in the journal itself. For debates, note the specific date and time when the reference appears. Then see the links at the section on Audio & Video Recordings.