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California Legislative History

This guide provides an overview of California legislative history materials available at Rains Library, as well as a how-to guide to perform your own legislative history.

Locating Reports by Other Entities

Sometimes, your initial research will reveal that the legislature drew on reports by one or more specialized government entities.

A special agency called the California Law Revision Commission is responsible for proposing updates to California laws:

A special agency called the California Commission on Uniform State Laws is responsible for coordinating California laws with the laws other states:

Finally, three entities provide on-demand research services for the California legislature: