How Do I: Compare legislation and regulations from all 50 states


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50 State Legislative Surveys


How often do you have to compare the laws of multiple states regarding a specific topic--possibly even all 50 states? Wouldn't it be nice if you could perform this task quickly without extensive research? Now you can!

LexisNexis® 50 State Surveys of Statutes and Regulations enable you to view the general statutory and regulatory provisions covering a designated topic for all 50 states--with just a few mouse clicks. Each survey contains links to the relevant codes and regulations so that you can easily view full text.

The surveys are assembled by experienced LexisNexis editors who carefully study the statutes of each state to identify those most relevant for each topic.

Three clicks away

Just sign on to the LexisNexis services at www.lexis.com and select the Search tab and the by Source secondary tab. Under the heading Legislation & Politics - U.S. & U.K., select LexisNexis 50 State Surveys, Legislation & Regulations.

Then your information is just three clicks away. There's no need to spend valuable time searching across multiple sources for similar codes and regulations. The LexisNexis 50 State Surveys of Statutes and Regulations have compiled the list of sections for you.

For example, let's say your client is launching a new business venture in multiple states and has asked you to do some background research on each state's laws governing fictitious names. This can be an intensely time-consuming task, but you can simply go to LexisNexis 50 State Surveys and click:

  • The Browse TOC link
  • The Business Organization link
  • The Fictitious Names link
That's all there is to it!

Here's how your screen will look

Results in a spreadsheet with full text online

The results of your 50 State Survey request will display in an easy-to-read Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet. (You must have access to Excel to display survey results.) States are listed alphabetically with separate sections for statutes and regulations.

Here's how the spreadsheet looks

If you want to view the full text of a specific section, simply click the section cite. If you've saved your LexisNexis ID, you'll go straight to the document. If not, you'll be prompted to enter your ID and Password. This will take you to lexis.com®, where you can review the results.

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