The Legislative Process

Legislative Process Overview, California Department of Finance
Gain a basic understanding of California’s Legislature, the legislative calendar, various types of lawmaking processes, and how bills flow through the legislative process.
The Legislative Process: A Citizen’s Guide to Participation, California Senate
This 34-page guide explains in plain language how to influence the legislative process, from how to communicate your position to lawmakers, engage your legislator in your issue, gather support, read a bill, access information, and follow the legislative process. Printed copies of this guide in English and Spanish can be obtained by contacting:
Senate Publications
1020 N Street, B-53
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 327-2155
Find Your Legislator, California
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California Senate Districts
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Legislators' Websites and Contact Information
Senate Democrats
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Assembly Democrats
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Mailing Addresses and Office Phone Numbers for Legislators
Senate Roster
Assembly Roster
Contact California Policymakers
This website contains links to contact information for California’s governor, legislators, and state agency officials.
Find a Bill in the California Legislature, California State Legislature
Access the full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages on this website.
Track Assembly and Senate Bills in the California Legislature
Another website for tracking the progress of bills through the Legislature.