Definitions for "Legislative History"
the committee and floor debate records for any bill. A history includes transcripts of the bill's hearing and all floor debate, the introducer's statement of intent and the committee statement.
Includes the origins of the statute and what committee of the legislature worked on the statute and other background information. The legislative history of a federal statute can be researched in a number of sources including U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News and the U.S. Serial Set.
Citations and dates of legislative enactments, amendments, and repeals of statutes are sometimes identified as legislative histories, historical notes, or amendatory histories. A section containing legislative history can usually be found following the text of a statute.