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Name: Rhode Island State Library. Legislative Reference Bureau (1907 -)


Historical Note:

1907: Creation of a legislative reference bureau within the state library

PL 1907, chapter 1471:

“The state librarian is hereby authorized to establish in the state library a legislative reference bureau which shall collect, arrange and place on file books, pamphlets, and other material relating to legislation, which shall prepare abstracts of laws in other states; and which shall present such other information as may be useful and necessary to the general assembly in the performance of its legislative duties.”






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