52.5 cubic ft. (42 record center cartons).
Arranged chronologically by legislative session, thereunder by House/Senate bill no.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth proposes legislation to the General Court and also, through the office's legislative director, monitors progress of other legislation introduced in the General Court that is relevant to the secretary's responsibilities and functions, resulting in these files. They contain copies of bills in various stages, comments by staff, accounts of public hearings and committee testimony, and correspondence -- Files vary from two-year legislative session to session, but typically include sequences filed by House and Senate bill number, with more general or particularly substantial files kept separately. Legislation that has been signed into law is marked on the folder cover with statutory reference.
Container lists: 1999/2000-2011/2012 numbered 1-35. Thereafter numbered internally by session.
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0029-A/(OCoLC)145429236 describes the history and functions of the Office of the Secretary of State.