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Statutes and Legislation

Statutes and Legislation come from the legislative branches of federal or state government.

Search for a law by topic, its common name, or by citation.

For example:  Family and Medical Leave Act      29 U.S.C. § 2601

Search by Name or Topic

  • Click the drop down next to the search field, and choose Statutes and Legislation.
  • Enter the law's name, or your topic.

Note: multiple words in quotes will search for that phrase.

Screenshot: search for 'family and medical leave act'

Search by Citation

  • Click the drop down next to the search field, and choose Statutes and Legislation.
  • Enter the citation.

When entering a citation that has a "§" section symbol, such as 29 U.S.C. § 2601,
you can skip that section symbol.

Screenshot: search for 29 USCS 2601

Narrow your Results

It may be helpful to narrow your search results.  Look for the narrow options on the left of the results screen.

  • You can limit the jurisdiction to U.S. Federal, or by state.
  • Once you choose the jurisdiction limit, you'll see available sources in that jurisdiction.

Screenshot: Narrow by Jurisdiction and Sources

Search Tip for State Info

You can also find statutes from a specific state, by including the state name in your search (without having to narrow your search).

screenshot search for: alcohol minor 'civil liability" Wisconsin