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MSW 520 Course Guide

Legislative References

Use the citation examples below (taken from the APA 7 guide) to help guide the development of your legislative citations.


Federal Statutes (bills that have been passed into law):

Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (1990).


State Statutes (bills that have been passed into law):

California FAST Recovery Act, Labor Code, Chapter 246, Section 96. (2022).


Federal Bill (not passed into law):

To temporarily provide for Federal insurance of transaction accounts during the COVID-19 emergency, H. R. 6380, 116th Cong. (2020).


State Bill (not passed into law OR if new law makes changes to many code sections)

Paid Family Leave: Weekly Benefit Amount. A.B. 123, 2021-22 California Assembly Session. (2021).


Bill Analysis/Committee Report (based on Legislative Testimony citation):

Bill Analysis, AB 123. Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement. 2021-22 California Senate Session. (2021).