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Legislative History

This LibGuide will help users locate documents and conduct legislative history research at North Carolina Central University School of Law's Library.

Why are committee reports important?

After a committee holds a hearing, it will issue a report containing its recommendations and the reasoning behind those recommendations.  Committee reports are highly valuable to legislative history researchers because they will include a description and an analysis of the bill as well as background, financial, and other important information.Committee reports are also less biased than committee hearings.

Print Resources

Researchers wishing to locate committee reports have various options in both print and electronic mediums.  In regards to print materials, researchers can conduct a Law Library catalog search for "committee report" and the name of various committees or specific pieces of legislation.  Researchers can also use the books and electronic resources described below.

Electronic Resources