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All About Massachusetts Legislation

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The Massachusetts State House, located on Beacon Hill in Boston, is the seat of the Massachusetts Legislature. Here, potential bills move through a long series of stages before ever becoming law. When you hear about legislation that threatens public access your first job is to inform yourself about what stage of he process the bill is in. Most bills do not get passed!

There is lots of great information already available on this site and the web about Massachusetts laws and how they are crafted, as well as guides to the State House.


First, get familiar with the Massachusetts State House

Directions to the State House

Where to Park Near the State House

Floor Plan of the State House

Photo Tour of the State House


Next, learn about how Massachusetts laws are made and research individual bills

Current Session of the Legislature

How An Idea Becomes Law

How to Draft a Bill

Find My Massachusetts Legislator

Massachusetts General Laws

Massachusetts Session Laws

Massachusetts Bill Search

Massachusetts Congressional Districts

Tracking of Bills Under Consideration By the Massachusetts Legislature that MGC is Following

Details of Bills Under Consideration by the Massachusetts Legislature 2013-14