For this example, we will be compiling the legislative history of one of the amendments to the regulation of the milk industry in Pennsylvania.
31 P.S. 700j-301 is the statute for "Regulation of milk industry". This is where we will start to conduct our Pennsylvania legislative history.
See the Key Resources page of this guide for a list of resources needed to complete a Pennsylvania legislative history. The years covered by each source are also included.
Step 1: Identify the Act
The act number can usually be found at the end of the Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes section.
By following these steps, we see that Act No. 294 of 1968 is one of the acts to 31 P.S. 700j-301.
Step 2: Locate the Bill Number
Use the act number to find the bill number.
Therefore, the bill number to Act No. 294 of 1968 is HB 2447.
*Research Tip: Bill numbers are also found at the beginning of the act in the Laws of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 1965-present.
Step 3: Bill History
Once the bill number has been located, the history entry can be found arranged in numerical order in the respective history volume.
Step 4: Remarks & Debate
If there are any remarks or debate, they will be listed in the history entry with the relevant pages of the House and/or Senate Journal(s).
Jenkins' members can see the completed Pennsylvania Legislative History for 1968 - Act # 294, P.L. 963, HB 2447 by logging in to our Pennsylvania Legislative Histories Database.