Session Laws

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Session Laws Session laws are the generic name used for the body of legislation enacted during a session of a legislative body (state or federal). Session laws are the chronological compilation of slip laws passed by the legislature during a legislative session. In the U.S. Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate meet in two year periods. Each year within the two-year period is known as a session, and together both sessions in the two-year period are known as a Congress. Both the House and the Senate propose and consider legislation in the form of bills and joint resolutions. Proposed legislation that fails to be enacted in a Congress dies and must be reintroduced in the next Congress in order to be reconsidered. In some U.S. jurisdictions, like Kansas, the Session Laws include veto and certain other messages from the governor, certain concurrent resolutions, and executive reorganization orders approved. Official Publication of Public and Private Laws, United States Statutes at Large Public and Private Laws from each Congress are officially published by the Federal government in a hard bound multi-volume set called the United States Statutes at Large (abbreviated as Stat.) . There is a considerable lag time (approximately […]

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