Chronological arrangement of legislative enactments in bound form in order by act/chapter number.
An act of the State Legislature; equivalent to a public law (PL) enacted by Congress.
A ratified law that has not yet been codified. A session law has its own designation prior to being codified; for example in North Carolina S.L. 180 is Session Law 180.
The laws of the state of Ohio are codified in the Ohio Revised Code. It is organized into titles, chapters, and sections. The 31 titles are the most general classifications and each is broken into chapters dealing with a particular topic of the law within the general subject of the title. Chapters are further divided into sections which contain the text of individual statutes pertaining to the chapter's subject matter. These laws are published at the end of each year, whereas the Ohio Revised Code is only published at the end of each General Assembly.
A law that is published in an annual or other periodic volume that presents laws enacted during a particular session or sitting of the legislature in the order in which they were passed. Session laws at the federal level are designated public laws or private laws and are published in Statutes at Large. Session laws at the state level are published in volumes printed by the state or by a private legal publisher.
When a bill has been signed by the Governor, it is sent to the Secretary of State, who assigns a chapter number (e.g., Chapter 333 of the Laws of 1994). Between the time that it receives the chapter number and the time the bill's effects are incorporated into the Revised Code of Washington, the bill is referred to as "session law" and is the law of the state.
A law passed within a legislative session. They are numbered in the order they are passed.