Ohio Legal Research Blog


Legislative detail missing

Dates on web sites are useful. For productive visits to Ohio legislative web sites, certain pieces of information should be in possession: first and foremost, be ready with the General Assembly number. Both the Legislative Service Commission web pages and the General Assembly session law web pages arrange their information by General Assembly session number. The researcher faces some frustration due to this missing detail: the two-year period associated with that G.A. assembly number ...

Common legal citation to Ohio legislative information does not include the G.A. sesssion number, but rather, session law volume number, a bill number, and an effective date. The federal web site Thomas does a good job of providing both bits of information for quicker access. Ohio government web sites should add the years for each General Assembly to its data. Here's a table that will help in the meantime:

  • 119th G.A. 1991-1992 ... v. 144 ... Laws of Ohio
  • 120th G.A. 1993-1994 ... v. 145 ... Laws of Ohio
  • 121st G.A. 1995-1996 ... v. 146 ... Laws of Ohio
  • 122nd G.A. 1997-1998 ... v. 147 .... Laws of Ohio
  • 123rd G.A. 1999-2000 ... v. 148 ... Laws of Ohio
  • 124th G.A. 2001-2002 ... v. 149 ... Laws of Ohio
  • 125th G.A. 2003-2004 ... v. 150 ... Laws of Ohio
  • 126th G.A. 2005-2006