Answered By: Kate Britt
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2020     Views: 0

Slip Laws are separately issued pamphlets which contain the text of a single legislative act. A slip law is an official publication of the law and is competent evidence admissible in all state and Federal courts and tribunals of the United States.

Federal Slip Laws

The Library has Federal Slip Laws in paper until the act is published in the United States Statutes at Large.

The U.S. Government Publishing Office website contains slip laws for the 104th Congress - current.

Michigan Slip Laws

The enrolled bill is the version passed in identical form by both houses of the Legislature. 

  • Bills can be searched by number, content, and category on the Michigan Legislature website.
  • As of 2006, enrolled bills are no longer produced in print.
  • West's Michigan Compiled Laws (SMITH & REF COLL KFM 4230 1948 .A44) contains Michigan statues in print.
  • Lexis Advance contains full-text bills and bill tracking reports under Michigan Statutes & Legislation.
  • Westlaw contains full text of all available bills (introduced, amended, and enacted versions) from the current session of the MI Legislature under Michigan Proposed Legislation.
Other States' Slip Laws

The Law Library does not receive slip laws for other states. Check the state legislature's website, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw for slip laws.

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