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The Division of Research serves as a nonpartisan and confidential reference bureau for the General Assembly. Staff conducts research and provides information on legislative matters and subjects of interest to the General Assembly.

The Division provides a wide range of services, including legislative and legal research, bill drafting, committee staffing, as well as the development, production, and the distribution of public information concerning the General Assembly.

The Division of Research treats all requests for its services in a nonpartisan and confidential manner. Division of Research staff understand that unless specifically noted otherwise, the identity of, request of, and response to a legislator, and all files and communications with legislators, are strictly confidential and may not be discussed with any person outside the Division. Legislators can take advantage of the Division's confidentiality and impartiality to explore new ideas freely.

The Division is responsible for the overall supervision of the facility, scheduling building events, and the use of the conference rooms on the first floor of the Tatnall Building.

The Division is the home of Research Analysis, the Legislative Information Office (Bill Room), the Legislative Library, the Office of the Registrar of Regulations, Joint Sunset Committee support, and the Legislative Print Shop.

In addition, the Division prepares the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. The Manual is intended to serve as a resource for those who regularly prepare or review legislation and is aimed at assisting the occasional and veteran drafter in the creation of an accurate, clear, and uniform legislative product.

The Division’s Office of the Registrar of Regulations publishes the monthly Register of Regulations, an official state publication containing emergency, proposed, amended, and final regulations. The Registrar is also responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining electronic versions of the Delaware Constitution, Delaware Code, the Laws of Delaware, the Administrative Code, and Delaware’s Town Charters. The Registrar ensures its electronic documents comply with the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, which Delaware adopted in 2014. Online publications can be found on the the left navigation bar under the section "Publications".

The Registrar also publishes print versions of the Delaware Constitution, Delaware Landlord-Tenant Code, and Divorce Code available through the Division’s Legislative Information Office (Bill Room).

The Division operates a Legislative Information Office, or Bill Room, which answers inquiries about the status of legislation and provides individual copies of bills, resolutions, and other legislative documents to all interested parties. Callers can reach the Legislative Information Office by dialing toll-free (800) 282-8545 (in-state only) or (302) 744-4114. The Division can be reached by FAX at (302) 739-3895.

The Division offers a number of subscription services through the Legislative Information Office, at low cost, to individuals and organizations in need of timely information about the Delaware General Assembly. These services are mailed or faxed daily to our subscribers on days when the legislature is in session. For more information contact the Division at (302) 744-4114.

The Division is home to the Legislative Library. The library provides reference materials to legislators, staff, and the public. The library collection includes information for legal and legislative research along with general reference material.

The Legislative Print Shop produces publications for the General Assembly, Division of Research, and the Controller General's Office. The Print Shop prints all legislation, fiscal notes, and reports commissioned by the legislature.