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Elected State Officials

In addition to the Governor, the state Constitution requires the election of seven other statewide officials. Those offices are:

California Legislature

Researching Legislators and their Legislation


A Bill is a legislative proposal that if passed by both the Assembly and the Senate and approved by the Governor becomes law. Each bill is assigned a bill number. A denotes bills that originate in the Assembly and S denotes bills that originate in the Senate. Note: older bills (1867 - 1994) are available at the San Diego County Public Law Library.

Laws - Statutes

Called "chapters" in California, statutes are the session laws as they were written at the time of passage. The Statutes of California is in chronological order as enacted, with no subject arrangement or indication whether a subsequent statute has amended or repealed a prior one.


Kennedy Library Databases Useful For State Information