Note: The links below go to the Mass. Legislature's site for Mass. General Laws. That site includes the following information: "This site is periodically updated to reflect any changes made to the General Laws. This site includes all amendments to the General Laws passed through January 31, 2016." To check the currency of a law, search the session laws for 2016 or contact a law librarian -- we'd be happy to help!
Find a law by Citation : When you already know the chapter and section you need.
Find a law by Popular Name: Browse our table of Massachusetts laws and regulations by name. This table was developed as an aid in finding selective Mass. General Laws by their commonly known names, because some common terms do not actually appear in the text of the statutes. In some instances, there are references to judicial decisions and agency regulations. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list or index.
Search the Full Text of the General Laws : If you don't find what you need in the popular name table.
Browse the MGL Table of Contents : Step through the Table of Contents to find what you need.
Find a New Law by Subject : Search the current Acts and Resolves by subject.
Browse the Current Acts and Resolves Table of Contents : Step through the Table of Contents to find what you need.
Guide to Tracing Massachusetts Law: A great source from the State Library. A step-by-step guide to tracing legislative history in Massachusetts.
Acts and Resolves, 1692-2009 , Mass. State Library. This website is easily searched by YEAR and CHAPTER NUMBER (e.g., if you are searching for Chapter 1 in the session laws of 1779-80, enter 0001 in the search box because the search box need 4 digits).