Published by the Queen's Printer, FreeLaw offers a complete, comprehensive source of current and historical Saskatchewan legislation from official sources. Includes Bills, Acts, Regulations, Orders, and more.
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Legislative histories provide details on the passage of legislation through a parliament or legislature. Legislation is introduced as a bill; once a bill has passed 3rd reading and recieves Royal Assent, it becomes a statute and is published in the annual volume of statutes. Although the presumption is that a statute takes effect upon receiving royal assent, this is sometimes not the case and it is necessary to refer to the language of the statute to determine when it (or parts of it) took effect. A legislative history will include details on the progress of a bill through the Legislative Assembly, including readings, debates, and committee hearings. A history may also refer to speeches and news releases from the responsible minister, background documents, and on occasion, draft legislation. To start, determine the date and /or session and parliament when the bill was introduced.