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Locating the Bill
Locate the bill and all its versions to assess changes to the bill's language during the legislative process.
Studying the bill in all its versions is one of the best sources of legislative intent. Additions and deletions are indicated by italics and strikeout type. The text of each version is preceded by the Legislative Counsel’s Digest which summarizes changes. Some bills include a statement of intent or policy, which might be omitted in the codified version.
To view bills introduced between 1967 and the present, see the databases listed below. For bill introduced prior to 1967, visit the San Francisco Public Library's Government Information Center on the fifth floor of the Main Branch of the library.
California Legislative Bills 1963-1978
Full text of all California legislative bills (introduced, amended, and chaptered) for the years 1963-1978. Available on campus only.
California Legislative Bills 1979-1992
Full Text of California legislative bills (introduced, amended, and chaptered) for the years 1979-1992. Available on campus only.
California Bills & Analysis, 1993-2016 Archive
Click on the "Bill Information' link at the top of the homepage to search for a bill. Click on the "Version" drop-down menu at the top right corner to view all of the versions of the bill.
California Statutes and Bills 1999 - Present
The official site for California legislation. Search or browse the current California Codes. Search for bills, bill versions, and analysis by bill number, chapter number, code section, or keyword. Contains bills from 1999 to the present. For bills introduced between 1993 and 2016, go to the former site, http://leginfo.ca.gov.