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SW 334 — Social Welfare Policy & Service, Legislative History (Kominkiewicz)

Federal Government

Legislative Branch -- Proposing, Debating and Creating Laws

Executive Branch -- Carrying out the Laws

Combination from Different Branches

Judicial Branch -- Interpreting Laws 

Indiana State Government

Legislative Branch -- Proposing, Debating and Creating Laws

Executive Branch -- Carrying out the Laws

Judicial Branch -- Interpreting Laws

Local Governments

Local (city and county) laws are usually referred to as ordinances. Another useful term might be resolutions. These laws are usually passed by a town, city or county council.

The best way to locate a town, city or county's laws are to visit the official websites of these councils. Then look for a page that lists their ordinances and resolutions. These laws might all be gathered in one official living document, called a code. If it's a code for a city, it will probably be called a municipal code.