Faster Access to the Law


The Office of Law Revision Counsel has just launched a pilot project to make updates to the U.S. Code available to the public more quickly. The public will now be able to see how recently-enacted legislation is broken apart and reconstituted into the U.S. Code in a more timely way. The Office of Law Revision Counsel is a body within the House of Representatives that consolidates and codifies laws passed by Congress.

The project, called “USCprelim,” will “update certain titles of the U.S. Code on the website throughout the year as laws affecting those titles are enacted, rather than waiting until the end of the congressional session.” So far, the project focuses on the Internal Revenue Code, which is contained in title 26. There are 50 titles in the U.S. Code.

The preliminary release of the Code is still subject to further revisions, but this is a boon to those who seek a more current version of the law.