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Legislative Research for GOVT 452

Learn to trace the history of a bill, e.g. for the legislative history in assignment 2 for GOVT 452.

Where are your agency's rules & regulations codified?

Find out where an agency's rules & regulations are codified (Question 10 in your assignment)

Regulations are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The most up-to-date version of the CFR is the eCFR, updated daily. 
 

  1. Open the eCFR (the electronic Code of Federal Regulations)
  2. Click on the "Browse" Dropdown Menu at the top of the page.
  3. Click on the "Agencies' link in the menu. Or go straight to https://www.ecfr.gov/agencies
  4. Search for your agency (control + F or command + F are helpful here).
  5. You will probably see more than one CFR citation next to your agency--that's normal. 

A note on CFR citations:

A Code of Federal Regulations citation in the Agency List looks like this:

1 CFR Chapter II

A Code of Federal Regulations citation to a specific regulation would typically be more granular, like this:

16 C.F.R. §312.2 (2012)

Title # C.F.R. Part#.Section# (Year compiled)