The Massachusetts General Laws are comprised of statutes enacted by the legislature of Massachusetts.
The Code of Massachusetts Regulations is comprised of regulations promulgated by state agencies pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act (Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 30A). Regulations have the force and effect of law like statutes.
These regulations are provided to you for your convenience. Official versions of all Massachusetts state statutes are available through the State Bookstore .
When downloading from the web please be aware that the copy you receive may differ from the official version. If you need the statutes for work that may have any legal implications, make sure to get the official version from the State bookstore.