Researching Legislative Records
- Specific bill number and year
- OR “Laws of Florida” or “session laws” number
- Archives staff can only research two session laws per request.
- You are responsible for determining which specific law(s) you want researched.
- Archives staff cannot examine statutes to determine the relevancy of certain laws.
Cassettes or reel-to-reel tapes of committee meetings and Senate and House floor discussions:
- Are arranged by date of committee meeting or senate/house floor discussion.
- May be of less than ideal sound quality.
- Archives staff CANNOT listen and determine content of tapes or record only those portions relating to a particular bill or specific portion of a bill.
- Patrons will need to obtain tapes for specific dates and listen to find the portion that relates to the specific bill they are researching.
How we complete your requests:
- Legislative requests are completed in the order they are received.
- We cannot place your order ahead of earlier requests.
- Normally, we can complete a request and call you back the day after you make the request.
- For more complicated requests and requests for tapes, we may need additional days.
- For faster service, visit the Archives in person or hire a private research firm.
Information provided may not be conclusive or exhaustive and serves as a beginning for your independent research. We encourage you to visit the Archives and conduct legislative research in person whenever possible.