Information Types - Law
aka statute annotator, index to legislation
Legislation tables are resources that list the legislative history of Acts for a particular jurisdiction.
They generally provide:
- the commencement date of an Act, or if it has been repealed (and which Act repealed it)
- legislative history
- a list of later Acts that have amended the Act
- a list of sections and how each has been amended over time
- list of delegated legislation made under the Act
- to see the commencement date of an Act (i.e. when it commenced operation)
- to find Gazette references to the Act, including proclamations
- to see a list of amendments made to an Act
- to identify delegated legislation made under an Act
- to determine if legislation has been repealed
- to find a list of cases that judicially consider an Act (only available in the Federal Statutes Annotations)
You can generally find legislation tables on parliamentary or government legislation websites.
More information and links can be found on the Legislation Search Smart Guide.
Legislation tables are arranged alphabetically by the title of each Act.