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State Doc Pick of the Week: The Session Laws of North Carolina

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Session Laws of North Carolina

Session Laws of North Carolina

The Session Laws of North Carolina, an important series of historical North Carolina state publications, have been digitized and are now available in the online North Carolina State Government Publications Collection, along with other important series such as the Public Documents, the Biennial Reports of the State’s Prison, and the Annual Reports of the Adjutant-Generals. The digitization of historical publications, funded by the Ensuring Democracy Through Digital Access Grant, is bringing North Carolina history into the 21st century.

A guide to the digital Session Laws can be found at, while the Session Laws themselves can be found here, where they can be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed.

The Session Laws collects all laws passed by the North Carolina General Assembly during a particular legislative session. Each volume includes a subject index to all the laws at the back of the volume.

Though cataloged under their various titles, searching the Collection with the phrase “session laws” will bring up all the digitized editions. Currently, the Collection contains the Session Laws from 1817 to 1949. The most recent editions of the compiled Session Laws are available on the website of the North Carolina General Assembly.


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