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Links under the listed names of interstate compacts below (including interstate, multi-state, and boundary compacts) point to state enactments adopting the compacts. To extract a list of the compacts adopted by a particular state, go to the ALSO! page for that state and select the link for “Interstate Compacts” (under Codified Laws), if there is one.

The Council of State Governments posts several useful lists related to interstate and multistate compacts, including current compacts (believed to be in effect), boundary compacts, and compacts believed to be dormant or defunct. (Links to state-enacted versions are random and are provided solely for the purpose of illustrating typical state enactments.)

Comments on Using the On-Line Statutes
AlabamaOn the main page for the Code of Alabama, in the table-of-contents frame, scroll down to the desired title (the first element of a section number: for example, “8” in “8-26A-1”) and click on it. Then, in the other frame, scroll down to the desired chapter or article (“26A” in the example) and click on it. Scroll down to the desired section.
Why not link directly to a chapter or an article? When a discrete chapter or article is displayed in its own browser window—that is, outside the original framed view—the links to discrete sections do not work. Moreover, reliable links to discrete units larger than sections cannot be maintained. Because the chapters and articles are assigned to sequentially numbered files, some links to chapters and articles would become erroneouos after any revision of the code. Detecting such an error would require manually checking every link, which is not feasible.
AlaskaLinks here point to the official version of the Alaska Statutes (in a Folio Infobase) and to an alternative version (which is much easier to use) provided by James B. Gottstein, an attorney in Anchorage who, through Touch N' Go Systems, Inc., maintains a web site called Alaska Legal Resource Center.
ArkansasA JavaScript-compliant browser is required, and cookies must be enabled. (Send complaints to webmaster@arkleg.state.ar.us.) On the main page for the Arkansas Code, either drill down through the table of contents or, for easier navigating, use the search form. In the search-form box, enter the desired section number in this format: “4-28-501.” (that is, include both the period and the quotation marks). Run the search. In the results list, click on the entry for that section, which then will be displayed. To see a list of constituent sections for the inclusive chapter (or subchapter, or whatever) in a hierarchical context, click on “Synchonize Contents” in the menu at the left side of the window.
GeorgiaNo official version of the Official Code of Georgia can be viewed on the internet. A LexisNexis version (Michie Co.) using a Folio Infobase is available; however, links are not reliable, and monitoring the Infobase for currency is not feasible.
Take note of the beginning section for the law in question; then in the contents frame for the LexisNexis version, drill down through successive levels to reach the desired section. The first number in a section citation (before the hyphen) indicates a title; the number after the hyphen indicates a chapter: “§ 10-1-370” is in title 10, Chapter 1.
Please notify Administrator@LawSource.com about link errors or citation errors.
HawaiiIndividual sections in the Hawaii Revised Statutes can be viewed on-line. The contents of inclusive chapters also can be viewed; however, the section headings in a chapter listing are not linked to the section texts. Links here (below) are to computer file directories containing the indicated section(s) and inclusive chapter listing.
KansasAlthough the Kansas Statutes can be viewed on-line at the legislature's web site, the presentation is so clunky as to be practically useless. Reading a law is laborious, since only one section at a time can be viewed (but there are links for next and preceding sections). Finding a specific law is difficult. It is impossible to create a useful link to any specific Kansas statute.
NebraskaOn the main page for the Nebraska Revised Statutes, use the search function to find a section by number (e.g., “71-4801”), or drill down to the chapter (“71” in that example) then view the entire chapter and browse or browser-search for the specific section. Some chapters are very long files. There is no easy way to navigate in, or view the contents of, the Nebraska Revised Statutes.
North DakotaSpecific linking to sections in the North Dakota Century Code is not possible. Links in the list below are to chapters of the code. (The first number in a section citation indicates the title; the second number indicates the chapter: e.g., “51-08.1” in § 51-08.1-01 indicates chapter 8.1 in title 51). To find a specific section (e.g., “51-08.1-12”), browse within the chapter. Because of the way the on-line version of the code is presented by the North Dakota Legislature, it is not feasible to monitor annual legislation for the purpose of discovering repeals; therefore, the currency of information here regarding North Dakota law cannot be assured.
VermontNo official version of the Vermont Statutes can be viewed on the internet. The LexisNexis version is available; however, specifically linking to a chapter, subchapter, or section is not possible. On the main, in the contents frame, drill down to the desired title (the first number in a section citation: “15A” in “15A-1-101”), then drill down to the desired section (the other number: “1-101” in the example).


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Boundary Compacts

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River and Water Compacts
    Missouri River Barge Traffic Compact
  • Missouri: Mo. Rev. Stat. § 237.400 (Compact Between Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska for the Development of the Missouri River for Barge Traffic)
  • Nebraska [note]: Neb. Rev. Stat. App. § A1-118
    Wyoming-Nebraska Compact on Upper Niobrara River
  • Nebraska [note]: Neb. Rev. Stat. App. § A1-112

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General Compacts
    Compact Between Missouri and Illinois Creating the Bi-State Development Agency and the Bi-State Metropolitan District
  • Missouri: Mo. Rev. Stat. § 70.370 et seq.
    Compact Between Missouri and Kansas Creating the Kansas City Area Transportation District and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
  • Missouri: Mo. Rev. Stat. § 238.010 et seq.
    Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
    The original version, entitled Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (see below), has been superseded by the current version, entitled Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children.
  • Wisconsin: Wis. Stats. § 48.99
    Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact
  • New Mexico: N.M. Stat. Ann. § 11-9A-1 et seq. ... Drill down to chapter 11, article 9A.

 


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