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Welcome to the LRB

The Legislative Reference Bureau was established by the act of April 27, 1909 (P.L. 208 No. 143). It was reorganized as a legislative agency by the act of May 7, 1923 (P.L. 158 No. 119) (46 P.S. § 451 et. seq.). The Bureau was established for the use of the members of the General Assembly, the Governor, the heads of state agencies and, in certain cases, such citizens of the Commonwealth as desire to consult it.

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Pennsylvania Session Laws Preservation Project

The Legislative Reference Bureau has undertaken a long-term preservation and public access project to digitize the laws enacted for the Province and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as published on a periodic basis from 1682 to the most recently completed session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. These laws are collectively referred to as “session laws.”

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