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One way of researching policy is to trace the history of legislation around a certain topic or issue. It may be helpful to:
See also: Office of the Chief Clerk's glossary and guides to California legislation, including lifecycle of legislation and legislative process
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California State Senate
Click on Legislation. Search by keyword. Site includes a bill, bill history and bill analysis (see also Bill Information)
Also: search SOR Legislative highlights for overviews of bills passed for each year