Answered By: Cynthia Pittson
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2016     Views: 190

Legislative histories of New York Laws are called the Governor's Bill Jackets.  Some may be available on Westlaw and Lexis

Pace Law Library has New York State Bill Jackets for the following years: 1962, c. 602 and 1975-1982 (on microfilm), and 1983+ (on microfiche). 

New York Bill Jackets may also be accessed at the New York State Library at Bill, Veto and Recall Jackets. Bill jackets for 1995-2009 are available elctronically online from the New York State Library Archives. For years prior to 1995, contact the libraries listed

For more information about New York Legislative History, consult Legislative History Research Guide: New York State by Gail Whittemore, call us at 914-422-4208 or submit your question via ASK US.

A guide on how to conduct New York state legislative history research is available at Legislative History of a New York State Law: A Tutorial and Guide to Library Sources