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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:
Reports, Recommendations, and Studies by
Call Number: 2nd Floor/California Collection KFC27.L38 A3
Publication Date: 1957- present online and in print; Online version provides reports prior to print publication
Since 1953, the California Law Revision Commission has been responsible for issuing reports identifying statutes the need to be updated and recommending how to update them.
A special agency called the California Commission on Uniform State Laws is responsible for coordinating California laws with the laws other states:
California Commission on Uniform State Laws
Works with similar commissions in other states to develop and implement uniform state laws, such as the Uniform Commercial Code and Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
Uniform Laws Annotated
Call Number: Main Stacks KF165 .A5 1968
If you discover that your statute is based on a uniform law, you may also wish to consult this collection of uniform laws with annotations explaining how the uniform laws have been adapted and applied in each state.
Finally, three entities provide on-demand research services for the California legislature:
Legislative Analyst's Office
Special agency that provides fiscal and policy advice to the legislature, including a yearly analysis of the budget bill.
California Research Bureau
Provides research services to the legislature, Governor, and other officials, including historical information, data analysis, and case studies.
Senate Office of Research
Provides research services to Senate members and committees.