California Resources

This State Guide provides an in-depth look at sources of law within the state of California.

Finding Bills & Bill Status


State Website

  • California Legislative Information: Bill Search (Cal. Legis. Information) (1999-2000 - current session). Official site for California legislative information. Provides the full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages. Search by session, House of origin and bill number, keyword and/or author's name.

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Finding Session Laws

After successful progression through the legislative process, each newly enacted bill is assigned a chapter number by the Secretary of State. The bills are numbered consecutively in the order in which they are received. The compilation of chaptered bills are called sessions laws and are published annually in the Statutes and Amendments to the Codes. The year and chapter number identify the chronological order of enactment.


State Websites

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