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Zimmerman's Research Guide



Hard copy versions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes are published by Michie and West. The Kentucky Legislative Research commission posts online versions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes and the Kentucky Administrative Regulations. (See also, "Legislation," below.) To be sure the Revised Statutes are current, check the List of KRS Sections affected posted on the Acts of the Kentucky General Assembly page.

Internet links to Kentucky government agencies, and other primary legal materials are posted by FindLaw and WashLaw. Primary legal materials are also available from Lexis and Westlaw. Subscription services Versuslaw Fastcase have cases back to 1950; Google Scholar has cases back to 1950 for free. Supreme and appellate court cases are published in West's South Western Reporter.

For questions about Kentucky legal materials, copies and/or inter-library loan, try calling the State Law Library of Kentucky (502-564-4848) or the University of Kentucky College of Law Library (859-257-8131).

Legislation: The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission posts the Kentucky Legislative Record, which publishes bills and resolutions, and tables of laws ("Acts") so you can tell which bills became laws. To check the status of a pending bill, use the Bill Watch service call the Legislative Research Commission at 1-800-592-4557 (in state) or 502-564-8100 (out of state). The KLRC also posts legislative reports and related materials. For information on Kentucky legislative history, see Tracing Legislative History.

The Kentucky Legislature posts session laws ("Acts") for free back to 1995. The Digital Session Laws Collection on HeinOnline has a complete set of Kentucky Acts (subscription required).

For other questions about Kentucky legislation, try calling the librarian at the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (502-564-8100; ask for the Library).

See Also
Attorney General Opinions
Docket Sheets
Legal Ethics
Legal Treatises
State Cases
State Government Agencies
State Laws, generally
State Regulations and Administrative Codes
State Statutes and Codes

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