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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.

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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: