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Legislative History

 

Legislative History: A Definition

Black's Law Dictionary defines "legislative history" as

The background and events leading to the enactment of a statute, including hearings, committee reports, and floor debates.  Legislative history is sometimes recorded so that it can later be used to aid in intrepreting the statute.

 

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