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Ohio Legislative History – What’s Available When?

Finding state legislative history documents can be notoriously tricky, and the older the piece of legislation is that you’re researching, the more difficult the task becomes. This chart shows you when various Ohio legislative history items became readily available. For detailed information on researching all aspects of Ohio legislative history, see Ohio Primary Law Research Guide: Legislative History.

1997 & later The General Assembly’s web page made available video of hearing and debates, bills, Legislative Service Commission (LSC) analysis, and Fiscal notes
1989 Hannah (Ohio) Capitol Connection materials are available from 1989 on.  These include hearing summaries, Governor’s veto messages and Hannah Reports, bills, LSC analysis and Fiscal notes.
1988 Hannah reports
1961 LSC analysis on microfilm
1957 LSC staff research reports
1953 One paragraph LSC analysis by calling the LSC.

Summary of Enactments.

1949 Bill files at Ohio Historical Society
1888 Bills on Microfilm
1803 Session laws, House & Senate Journals