New Digital Archive: The Colorado Session Laws Collection

The Wise Law Library has completed the Colorado Session Laws Digital Collection .  The collection contains PDF files of session law volumes from 1861, when the Territory of Colorado was created, to 1992. Session laws from 1993 to the present can be found on the Colorado Office of Legislative Services website .

"Colorado Session Laws" is the law library's largest digital collection to date.  It contains over 100,000 pages of information and is the culmination of almost 3 years of work.  The collection is highly searchable.  Users can retrieve individual enactments with a citation, search by title or subject keyword, or browse the collection as it appears in print by filtering by publication year.  

We hope that this resource will aid your research into Colorado's legislative history.  A few of the more interesting items one could find in the collection are:

1881 - An Act to Encourage the Destruction of Mountain Lions.

1887 - Senate Joint Memorial for the Removal of the Southern Ute Indians from Colorado.

1891 - An Act to Enable Incorporated Towns and Cities to Purchase Waters and Water Rights...

1897 - An Act to Abolish Capital Punishment...

1897 - An Act to Prohibit Druggists, Drug Clerks and Proprietors of Drug Stores from Selling Cocaine Without a Prescription from a Surgeon or Physician.

1909 - An Act to Authorize Students of Law Schools Maintaining Legal Aid Dispensaries to Appear in Court and Represent Litigants...

1919 - An Act for the Suppression of Anarchy and Sedition and to Suppress Conspiracies Against the State...

1919 - An Act Providing for the Establishment of a State Detention Home for Women Suffering with Venereal Diseases...