Posts Tagged ‘legislation’

  • Survey of Statutes that Regulate Gun Ownership by Mentally Ill Persons

    In January, the National Conference of State Legislatures compiled a survey of federal and state statutes regulating possession of a firearm by the mentally ill. The survey includes summaries of legislation and links to each statute. Read more...
  • New Session in Congress

    January 3, 2013, is the start of the 113th Session of Congress. What that means as far as researching is that the default search for THOMAS (the Library of Congress website for free legislative information) is the current session. If you want to see legislation from last year (or any prior years), you need to […] Read more...
  • Witness the Fruits of Legislative Sessions from Around the Country

    In many states, new laws take effect on July 1st. CNN highlights some of the more colorful laws in this article. Read more...
  • So why is the Uniform Commercial Code called “uniform”?

    The reason is because it was drafted as a uniform act by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). NCCUSL is an organization represented by lawyers from all 50 states who meet to propose laws on subjects that they believe should be consistent from state to state. NCCUSL drafts the uniform laws […] Read more...
  • Following proposed legislation in Washington

    Washington’s legislature is back in session with plenty of interesting issues confronting it. Of course, there is the big issue of spending cuts and the budget. But there is also same-sex marriage, proposed changes to the initiative process, and hundreds of other issues on which legislation will be proposed. You can read and track those […] Read more...
  • Tracking Federal Legislation

    If you need to follow federal legislation, Open Congress is a terrific resource. You can use the non-profit site to track the progress of legislation, find information about how your own representatives or senators have voted, and use the “follow the money” tool which ties campaign contributions to the content in bills and specific votes. […] Read more...