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 September 30, 2016." To check the currency of a law, search the current session laws or contact a law librarian -- we'd be happy to help!


Mass. General Laws

Mass. General Laws by Citation or Subject . This site also allows you to browse the Table of Contents to find what 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.

Session Laws (Acts and Resolves)

Acts and Resolves by Citation or Subject . This site also allows you to browse the Acts and Resolves to find what you need. Includes Acts and Resolves back to 1997, with links to sources for Acts and Resolves back to 1692.

Additional Information

Guide to Tracing Massachusetts Law: A great source from the State Library. A step-by-step guide to tracing legislative history in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Historical Codes 1800-1932