Comparative Tables of State Laws by topic

These tables display the fifty states and D.C. with links to the covered laws. In addition, the tables attempt to break down some of the main components of the laws so that readers can quickly understand how the law operates in their state. For example, a comparative table might have a column that tells readers what parties the law covers, what action is prohibited under the law, and the possible penalty for violating the law. The tables are simply informational, providing another avenue for readers to access information. They are not intended to substitute as legal advice for state laws.

Below is a list of topics for which a comparative table of laws has been completed. The comparative tables describe state laws concerning these topics with links to the text of the laws. More tables are in development, so check back frequently to see what has been added.