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California Legislative History Research

Introduction

Basic Steps in Compiling Legislative History

In this section of the guide, "Locating Sources of California Legislative History," we outline the six basic steps you can take to compile legislative history information.  Under the current tab, you will find subpages for each step.  If the piece of legislation you are interested in was enacted into law (thereby becoming a statute), begin with step 1. If the legislation was never enacted, begin with step 3.

All six steps are listed below, and each step is hyperlinked so that you can go directly to the page discussing that step.