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Archive for November 7th, 2018


Hannah Capitol Connection for Ohio Legislative History and More

Hannah Capitol Connection for Ohio legislative history research is available remotely for Cleveland Marshall students, faculty, and staff for educational use only. Use the link in this post or from the library webpage (under Law Databases); get access from home using your CSU ID and PIN. Capitol Connection provides one-stop shopping for Ohio legislative history documents corresponding to bills and acts from 1989 forward.

What does Hannah Capitol Connection have that is not on the Ohio General Assembly’s webpage or elsewhere on the Internet? Among other things:

  • Coverage back to 1989the Ohio General Assembly’s page only goes back to 1997
  • Summaries of hearing testimony (When you pull up a bill, click on Bill History)
  • Hannah Report news articles corresponding to each bill
  • Executive Orders back to 1999
  • A fifty-state search to find legislation pertaining to particular topics in all or some states
  • A search for bills and acts that actually changed a particular Ohio Revised Code section, not merely a mention of the section in passing

For more information on researching Ohio legislative history, see our Legislative History Research Guide.