Indiana Constitution, Code, & Legislative Resources

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Indiana Constitution, Code, & Legislative Resources

Indiana General Assembly’s website

Indiana State Constitution
Indiana Code (current)
Indiana Code (historic)
Bills: Proposed Legislation (current)
Bills: Proposed Legislation (historic)
Session Laws: Enacted Legislation
Other Legislative History Materials


Indiana State Constitution

  • Constitution in an alternative-format from IU Bloomington School of Law
  • LexisNexis (NDLS Restricted) Search > By Source > Find a Source > INCNST
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) Although you will not find a stand-alone Indiana Constitution database here, it is part of West’s Indiana Statutes-Annotated database (Search for a database: IN-ST-ANN). Limit your search by selecting “CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA [ANNOTATED]” from the Table of Contents page for IN-ST-ANN.
  • Westlaw Campus Research (ND Restricted) Although you will not find a stand-alone Indiana Constitution database here, it is part of West’s Indiana Statutes-Annotated database (Law > Content List > IN-ST-ANN). Limit your search by selecting “CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA [ANNOTATED]” from the Table of Contents page for IN-ST-ANN.


Indiana Code (current)

  • LexisNexis (NDLS Restricted) Search > By Source > Find a Source > INCODE
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Sources > Find Sources > “Burns Indiana Code Annotated, Constitution, Court Rules & ALS, Combined”


Indiana Code (historic)

  • Indiana Code from Justia.com – contains 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2006 versions.
  • LexisNexis (NDLS Restricted) Search > By Source > Find a Source > INYYYY
    • INYYYY (where YYYY = year) contains the statutory archive for the YYYY version of the Burns Indiana Code Annotated (back to 1991).
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Sources > Find a Source > “Burns Indiana Code Annotated, Constitution, Court Rules & ALS, Combined” [then choose the year in which you are interested (back to 1991)]
  • West’s Annotated Indiana Code (NDLS Restricted) Search for a database: IN-SBANNYY or IN-ST-ANNYY
    • IN-SBANNYY (where YY = year) includes the complete set of statutes as set forth in Burn’s Indiana Statutes Annotated. Statutes are current through the laws passed at the YY Special Session of the Indiana legislature (back to 1987).
    • IN-ST-ANNYY (where YY = year) includes the complete set of statutes current through the laws passed at the YY Special Session of the Indiana legislature (back to 1990).
  • Westlaw Campus Research (ND Restricted) Law > Content List > IN-ST-ANNYY
    • IN-ST-ANNYY (where YY = year) includes the complete set of statutes current through the laws passed at the YY Special Session of the Indiana legislature (back to 1990).


Bills: Proposed Legislation (current)

  • Bills from the current Regular Session of the Indiana General Assembly
  • LexisNexis (NDLS Restricted) Search > By Source > Find a Source > INTEXT or INBILL
    • INTEXT contains the full text of bills pending in the Indiana state legislature.
    • INBILL contains the current session’s legislative activity and full text of bills pending in the current legislative session.
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) Search for a database: IN-BILLTXT or IN-BILLS
    • IN-BILLTXT contains the full text of all available bills (introduced, amended and enacted versions) from the current session of the Indiana legislature. A document is a bill, resolution, or other legislative initiative.
    • IN-BILLS contains summary bill tracking materials (summary of bill and status information) for Indiana, as well as the full text of all available current bills (introduced, amended and enacted versions) from Indiana. A document is a bill summary (tracking document) or full text bill.


Bills: Proposed Legislation (historic)

  • Index of legislative bills (1997-current) from the Indiana General Assembly
  • LexisNexis (NDLS Restricted) Search > By Source > Find a Source > TEXTYY
    • TEXTYY (where YY = year) contains combined bill tracking files for all states where legislative session ended in YY (back to 1990). To limit your search to Indiana only, include the following limitation in your query: “STATE(Indiana)” (without quotation marks).
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) Search for a database: IN-BILLTXT-OLD
    • Full text of bills that were considered during past sessions of the legislature (regular and special). Documents are removed from the IN-BILLTXT database and placed in IN-BILLTXT-OLD after a particular legislative session has been finalized. Full text coverage begins with 1995.


Session Laws: Enacted Legislation

  • Acts public laws from the Indiana General Assembly (2000-2009)
  • LexisNexis (NDLS Restricted) Search > By Source > Find a Source > INALS
    • INALS contains the full text of all laws enacted during a legislative session (1989-current).
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Sources > Find a Source > “Indiana Advance Legislative Service” [(current legislative session only)]
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) Search for a database: IN-LEGIS or IN-LEGIS-OLD
    • IN-LEGIS contains documents passed by the Indiana Legislature. A document is a public law or resolution. Coverage includes documents passed during the 2013 First Regular Session of the 118th General Assembly. Legislation is current to include P.L. 1-2013 through P.L. 293-2013.
    • IN-LEGIS-OLD Acts and resolutions passed by the Indiana General Assembly. Coverage includes documents from the Regular Session of the 105th General Assembly (1988) through the Second Regular Session of the 117th General Assembly (2012).


Other Legislative History Materials

For a detailed overview of the process of conducting legislative research in Indiana, see IU Bloomington’s Legislative Research: Where to Locate Indiana Legislative History Sources and IPFW’s Walter E. Helmke Library guide on Policy Making in Indiana: Processes and Sources