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Delaware Legal Information: Bills & Laws (Statutory Law)

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Bills (proposed legislation)    Law (bills passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor)

How a Bill Becomes a Law, from Legislative Info, Delaware General Assembly

Code of Laws

The code is an arrangement of the individual laws into sections which reflect a topic or agency. These sections are called "Titles."

Delaware Code Annotated


Also called session laws and public laws. In sources, such as Advance Legislative Service, they are simply called "Acts." In Delaware, the laws are called Chapters and the status is listed as signed.

Laws of the State of Delaware - Volume 1 (1700) on the Delaware Heritage Collection website.

Legal citation is Del. Laws


Search for Digitized Books

Many older publications are available full text in repositories and collections, such as, Google Books, Internet Archives, and Hathi Trust. Search for the publication in Google Books and in Google or your favorite search engine.

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.