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Tracing California Legislation

Bills & Bill Status

Bills are drafts of laws which propose new laws, or amend or repeal existing law.

Bill information for sessions 1999-2000 - current
Bill information for sessions 1993-1994 through 2015-2016.
           •  Text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, their status, history, votes, analysis, and veto messages.
           •  Search by keyword or author, or browse list of bills by session.

Older bills are available in the Statutes of California if they were chaptered (became law),
only in the language that was passed, not any previous drafts.
      In the library: 1855-   Reference KFC 25 .C2
      OnlineStatutes 1993-2016     Legislative Council archived site
                        Search by chapter number and/or year;  also by keywords
                   Statutes 1999- current   Legislative Council current site
                        Search by chapter number and/or year;  also by keywords
                   Statutes 1850-2008 Clerk of the Assembly Archives
                        Use the drop-down box to select Statutes, then select a year

Older Bills

To find bill numbers by subject:
Legislative Index.
      In the library:  Government Information, California L450 L4i
      Current session's Part 1 
      Current session's Part 2: Tables of Sections Affected
      Prior sessions 1999-2016

To find bill numbers by author,
or
To get a brief description of the bill
, its status and history (including Governor's action):

Assembly & Senate Histories (arranged by bill number and indexed by author):
   Assembly Final History
         Government Information, Calif L500 A1 H5a
         Available online 1881- 
   Senate Final History
         Government Information, Calif L500 A1 H5s

   these are updated by: 
   Assembly Weekly History
         Government Information, Calif L500 A1 H48a
         Available online current 2 years
   Senate Weekly History
         Government Information, Calif L500 A1 H48s
  and
   Assembly Daily History
         Government Information, Calif L500 A1 H47a 
   Senate Daily History
         Government Information, Calif L500 A1 H47s