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29 Oct 2020 Author : InfoPro Community Manager

Efficiently compare versions of federal or state statutes, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or state administrative codes with Code Compare.

Stay updated on the law and legislative intent, statutory and regulatory changes over time, and whether laws and regulations are becoming more or less restrictive by quickly comparing any two versions of a section side by side.

Code Compare for statutes: Access complete coverage with Current Effective, Future Effective and Archive Versions dating back to the early 1990s.


Save time with an overview of total changes to the text, or get up to speed on detailed changes to the statutory language. Choose between the Overlay View or Side-by-Side View. This example is the Overlay View.

Watch this short video on comparing statutes with Code Compare on Lexis+.

CFR and State Administrative Code coverage

Code Compare will become available for the CFR back to 1981 and 2004 for State Administrative Codes. Comparing versions of these materials works exactly the same as comparing code sections. This example is the Side-by-Side View.

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