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GOVT 2306: How to Write a Bill

This guide was created for Dr. Putz's Texas Government classes.

Overview

APA: How to

Sample Legal Citations

The template for state and federal statutes is a follows: 

         Reference List:  Name of Act, Title Source § Section # (Year). URL

         Parenthetical citation: (Name of Acts, Year)

         Narrative citation: Name of Act (Year)

A common example:

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

Another example

          Reference List:  Florida Mental Health Act, FLA. Stat § 394 (1971 & rev. 2009). http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?                                                                                                  App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0394/0394PARTIContentsIndex.html

          Parenthetical citation: (Florida Mental Health act, 1971/2009)

          Narrative citation: Florida Mental Health Act (1971/2009)

 

   

 

Source: APA Handbook-see page 361-363


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