Records Relating to Public Laws, Acts & Resolve... | State Archives Catalog
Public law & general statute codifications (1719 - 1956) & contemporary abstracts of General Assembly session proceedings (1764+) detailing enactments of the legislature as found in manuscript series Rhode Island Colony Records; Acts & Resolutions & Private Acts / Charters. Latter initially bound as “schedules." with subsequent volumes containing reports submitted by various boards, commissions & government agencies as mandated. Commencing in the late 19th century annual publications primarily bound separately as public laws & acts and resolves. Codifications first published in 1719 with enactment revisions for 1730 - 1736, 1744 - 1752 & 1767. Digests or general statutes re-codified 1798, 1822, 1857, 1872, 1882, 1896, 1909, 1923, 1938 & 1956 (updated annually).
Dates: 1719 – on going
Other Names: Schedules
Types of Materials: printed abstracts (annual publications)
Finding Aids: indexed by volume & in aggregate compilations, 1758 – 1899 (4 volumes); 55.0 cubic feet