Step 1. Session Law Citation

  1. Find your law by subject in the "General Index" of the Consolidated Laws. The entry is to a section of the law. For example, the entry, " VILL 14-1434" is found in topic volume, "Village Law" at "Article 14. Sewers" and Section 1434, "Assessments...".
  2. The session law citation is in parentheses at the end of the section text. For VILL 14-1434, it is "(L.1972, c. 892, § 3; amended L.1980, c. 388, § 23.)".
  3. The bill jacket for this law is requested from this Library by citing the year and chapter number. In this example, request as "1972 Chap 892."
  4. You can identify the law by searching the McKinney's Consolidated Laws CD-ROM at the Computer/Internet Sign-Up area at the Library.
  5. You can also identify the law by doing a keyword search on the online database Westlaw, which is available at any Internet computer in the Computer/Internet Sign-Up area at the Library.

We have two sets of annotated New York State statutes:

  • McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated. RT-LAW/NYS.
  • Consolidated Laws Service (CLS) New York Statutes Annotated. LAW/NYS.
Last Updated: August 4, 2020