Guide to California Legislative Documents at the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

State Legislative Bodies

California State Assembly Biographical information, committee assignments, legislative calendars, organization of the legislature, maps of Assembly districts, demographic information, and find out Who's Your Assemblyperson.

California State Senate Biographical information, committee assignments, legislative calendars, Senator's homepages, maps of Senate districts, demographic information, and find out Who's Your Senator?


Senate and Assembly Bills From the California Legislative Counsel, the official site for California legislative information. Includes full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages starting from 1993. T

The Journal of the Assembly for most of the years from 1849 to 1993 are available from the archive of the CA State Assembly Clerk. Click on Journals, and then on the appropriate year. (Hint: Click on the active PDF document.)

California Ballot Pamphlets (1911-present) Full text of the initiatives, accompanying material relating to their filing and qualification, related legal and legislative history, and digital images of pertinent documents. (From UC Hastings College of the Law Library)

California Ballot Propositions Database Comprehensive, searchable source of information on California ballot propositions from 1911 to the present. (From UC Hastings College of the Law Library).

California State Constitution Searchable with a table of contents.

California State Code Full-text access to California's 29 codes, covering various subject areas.

California Statutes Full-text access to California Statutes starting from 1993. Statutes are Chaptered Bills.

California Code of Regulations Current, full-text of regulations that have been formally adopted by state agencies.

Reference and Information Sources

California's Legislature An introduction to the Legislature written for the general reader.

How a Bill becomes a law Graphic illustration of the legislative process in California. Also see this text version of an overview of the legislative process.

A Guide for Accessing California Legislative Information on the Internet This Public Access guide is designed to assist the general public in obtaining legislative information from the Public Access computer over the Internet.

Research Guide - Compiling a California Legislative History. A step-by-step guide to doing legislative history from Hastings Law Library.