Policy Analysis, California

One strategy for analyzing government public policy is to trace the legislative history of a public law or program. Reading the primary documents created during the legislative process will help you determine the problem or issue the Legislature was addressing and the intent of the Legislature when it passed the bill or created the program. The process of studying legislative materials is sometimes referred to as tracing or compiling a legislative history.

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Summary Digest of Statutes Enacted and Resolutions [ L450 S93 CA  ]
[ http://library.sdsu.edu/guides/resourcelink.php?id=1652 ]
1854-present.

Provides a short summary of each law enacted. Published both as a separate issue and, since 1967, as part of the Statutes and Amendments to the Codes (L325 Gov Pubs Ref/CA).

Available online 1968-present

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