This is a guide to conducting WA state legislative history. "Legislative history" refers to the progress of a bill through the legislative process and to the documents that are created during that process. It is often used a means of understanding why the Legislature enacted a particular law or to aid in the interpretation of a law.
Index to Congressional publications, 1789 to present; including full-text hearings from, 1824-1979 and full-text bills & laws, 1789 to the present. Additional full-text content temporarily added: Congressional Research Digital Collection 1830-2003, and Executive Branch Documents 1789-1932. Access to additional content ends June 30, 2022.
Land Acknowledgment: The University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library occupies Land that has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Specifically, this campus is located on Sammamish Land from which settler colonists forcibly removed Coast Salish Peoples to reservations in the mid-19th century. Today, descendants of the Sammamish are members of several Coast Salish communities.