Before the establishment of the Province of Massachusetts Bay by charter in 1691, records can be found under the two colonies governed by separate and distinct political bodies acting under different charters: Plymouth Colony (also known as New Plymouth) and Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Acts and Resolves: 1692 to 2010
- Digitized and available online in the State Library’s digital repository
- Each Act and Resolve is its own individual file
Acts and Resolves Volumes: 1692 to 1959
- Digitized Massachusetts Acts and Resolves volumes in their entirety are available in the Internet Archive
Acts and Resolves: 2011 to Current Session
An unofficial version of the Session Laws from 1997 to the present can be found on the Massachusetts General Court's website
Contact for Massachusetts Acts and Resolves
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