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Children's Law and Juvenile Justice

Georgia Legislation

In 2013, Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 242, which reformed Georgia's juvenile justice system.  To review HB 242 and other Georgia legislation, bill tracking, and house and senate votes, visit the Georgia General Assembly online.   Georgia Laws, the compilation of Georgia’s session laws (the Acts & Resolutions of the Georgia General Assembly), is a multi-volume set and is available in print at MacMillan Law Library in the King and Spalding Room, 3rd floor. 

Georgia’s session laws are also available online through

Federal Legislation

govinfo: The Government Printing Office’s digital library provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and federal agencies. It is a great free resource for searching legislative history, presidential documents, the United States Code, the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations

ProQuest Congressional: Emory-subscription access available to Emory students, faculty and staff.  PQ Congressional provides full-text federal congressional documents, including House and Senate reports, legislative histories, hearings, and other congressional documents. provides free access to legislative history, bill tracking, treaties, and other congressional documents.