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Legislative History Research Guide : New York State Legislative Research

The legislative history of a law is comprised of the documents created during deliberations leading to the law's enactment. They are used to determine the legislature's intended purpose and to clarify any ambiguities in the language. - Gail Whittemore -

Current and Historical New York Legislative Documents

Historical  New York Governor's Bill Jackets (Legislative Histories of New York Laws): Bill jackets contain memoranda and letters associated with a bill, but not committee reports, hearings, or debates. 

Legislative Research Sources

General New York Government Sources