4.G:     WISCONSIN vs UNITED STATES COMPARISON CHART

WISCONSINUNITED STATES
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Bills - library keeps current session onlyBills - library does not receive, available online
Index of bills - Bulletin of the Proceedings:
J 87 .W612x; latest in Reference Annex NOT by call number, earlier in general stacks
Index of bills - with brief summaries for current Congress, Congressional Index: (REF) KF 49 .C6; for older material see the Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions: J 52 .A3
Hearings - no published hearingsHearings - published hearings on bills are available through the CIS Index: (MFC) KF 49 .C4x and corresponding microfiche collection [1970-2008]; some preceding 1976 are in print - cataloged in general collection
Acts (Chapters) - library keeps in Reference Annex until bound volumePublic Laws (slip laws) - online only
Wisconsin Session Laws - bound cumulation of acts: KFW 2425 .W5x (editions prior to 1911 are entitled Laws of Wisconsin): see also http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/2acts.html for current laws passedStatutes at Large - laws as they are passed; the bound cumulation of slip laws: KF 50 .A3x

United States Code Congressional and Administrative News - similar to Statutes at Large with legislative histories: KF 62 .U5x, until 2006

Wisconsin Statutes - laws as they are in force, - divided into numerical subject chapters: (REF) KFW 2430 .A2 W5x; earlier editions of the biennial publication are in general stacks: see also http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.htmlUnited States Code (USC) - laws as they are in force; divided into 50 numerical subject titles, with further numerical breakdowns: (REF) KF 62 .A1
West's Wisconsin Statutes Annotated - uses same arrangement as Statutes; adds legal annotations/citations to the statutes: (REF) KFW 2430 .W52xUnited States Code Annotated - uses USC arrangement with legal annotations/citations added: online via Westlaw Campus.
Wisconsin Administrative Code - regulations which enforce the laws; arranged first by agency, then by subject; monthly updates, library keeps current regulations only: (REF) KFW 2435 .A2: see also http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code.htmCode of Federal Regulations - regulations which enforce the law; arranged by subject; published annually, use an online resource for access

Federal Register - daily publication of new and proposed regulations; use an online resource for access

Most state material is available on the Internet; see elsewhere in this guide for other URL's. A good start is at http://www.legis.state.wi.us/Most federal material is available on the Internet or in other electronic format; see elsewhere in this guide for URL's. Start at http://thomas.loc.gov/ or GPO Access at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/.

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