Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Free Public Access to all Pennsylvania Statutes - PS and Pa. C.S.

The complete unannotated version of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes is now available for free on the Internet. The Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from West are now available directly from the link below or from the website of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Previously, no official statutes were available online. Then in July 2007 the General Assembly posted the official consolidated statutes for Pennsylvania on the Internet. Now the unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from West has replaced the official consolidated version.

Although Purdon’s is not an official publication of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it is still probably the best resource to use when researching the laws of Pennsylvania by subject.West’s Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes, hosted by Westlaw, is easy to browse and can be searched using natural language or by typing a statute citation in quotations. This free version is not annotated and does not include court rules.

Court rules and state agency regulations are available on the Pennsylvania Code website http://www.pacode.com/, which is free and searchable.

Proposed regulations and court rules, as well as official notices, etc., are available in the Pennsylvania Bulletin http://www.pabulletin.com/, which is also free and searchable.

Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from West