Bill Drafting Manuals

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  • Online Bill Drafting Manuals

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Kae Warnock

(As of Nov. 20, 2019)

State Legislatures

Alabama -  Drafting Style Manual (2017)
Alaska - Drafting Manual  (2017)
Arizona -  Bill Drafting Manual  (2019-20)
Arkansas - Legislative Drafting Manual (2010)  
Colorado - Drafting Manual  (2018)
Connecticut - Regulation Drafting Manual  (2018) - Basic Considerations in Drafting Legislation  (2015)
Delaware - Drafting Manual  (2019)
Florida House - Guidelines for Drafting Legislation  (2014)
Georgia - Not available
Hawaii - Legislative Drafting Manual (2012)
Idaho - Drafting Manual  (2017)
Illinois - Bill Drafting Manual (2012)  
Indiana - Bill Drafting Manual  (2012 includes administrative code drafting)
Iowa - Bill Drafting Guide (2017 published by Iowa Legislative Services Agency, posted online by State Library of Iowa)
Kansas - Not available
Kentucky - Bill Drafting Manual  (2011)
Louisiana House - Drafting Manual  (2016) 
Maine - Drafting Manual (2016)
Maryland - Legislative Drafting Manual (2019)  
Massachusetts - Legislative Drafting Manual (2010) 
Michigan - Not available
Minnesota - Revisors Manual (2013)  Rules Drafting Manual (1997)
Missouri - Not available
Mississippi - Not available
Montana - Bill Drafting Manual (2018)
Nebraska -  Not available
Nevada - Drafting Manual  (2017 manual)
New Jersey - Not available
New Mexico - Drafting Manual (2015)
New York - Not available
North Carolina - Not available
North Dakota - Legislative Drafting Manual (2019)
Ohio - Not available
Oklahoma - Not available
Oregon - Drafting Manual (2018) Form and Style Manual (2019)
Pennsylvania - Code and Bulletin Style Manual (2014)
South Carolina - Not available
South Dakota - Guide to Legislative Drafting  (2019)
Tennessee - Legislative Drafting Guide (2019)
Texas - Drafting Manual (2018)  Reading Statutes and Bills (primer on how to read them)
Utah - Drafting Manual  (2014 style manual)
Vermont - Not available
Virginia -  Not available
Washington - Bill Drafting Guide (2019)
West Virginia - Drafting Manual  (2017) 
Wisconsin - Not available
Wyoming - Not available

DC Council - Legislative Drafting Manual (2019)

Congressional

U.S. House of Representatives -- Quick GuideLegislative Drafting Guide
U.S. Senate - not available at this time


Other

New York City (2018)

King County, WA  (2019)