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California Legislative History

A guide to researching legislative history in California

Step 7: Examine all versions of the bill

Review all versions of the bill as it passed through the legislative process. This is an important step in determining legislative intent. A statement of intent may have been included in a bill, then omitted when the bill is codified.

Where to find

  1. 1993 to present
  2. 1963 to 2000
    • ​​Library: California Legislative Bills, KFC 6 .C33 (microfiche, cabinets 58-59)
      • Note: Microform readers are located in the Reserve Room
  3. 1867 to 1964
    • ​​Library: California Legislative Bills, KFC 6 .C33 (microfilm, cabinets 58-59)
      • Note: Microform readers are located in the Reserve Room