Legislative Chair Information

Information for Legislative Chairs of State Bar Sections & Committees

The following is a list of materials either produced by the Office of Governmental Affairs or provided from other sources to instruct and assist the Legislative Chairs (and legislative committee members) of the State Bar's Standing Committees and Section Executive Committees.

Materials Produced by the Office of Governmental Affairs

Title & Brief Description
Legislative Search & Tracking Pages
Provides links to Section and Committees Bill Tracking maintained by the Office of Governmental Affairs, plus several search engines for California legislation. Also includes link to the 'Thomas' search engine for Federal legislation.
General California Legislative Information
Provides links to a legislative calendar, rosters of Assembly Members and Senators, legislative committees, audio links, etc.
Template for Legislative Reports
Sets the format for Standing Committees or Sections to use in submitting reports (e.g., positions on legislation) to the Legislature.
Template for Legislative Proposals Sponsored by Sections/Committees
Template for Sections or Standing Committee to use in submitting proposals for section/committee-sponsored legislation.
Section Legislative Proposals
Proposed legislation developed by the State Bar's Sections for inclusion in the Section Legislative Program.

Materials Provided from Other Sources

Title & Brief Description
Legislative Portal
This site provides a gateway to California's legislative process, with links to information about bills, the Legislature, and a variety of research and background materials. Includes Bill Information; Committees, Hearing and Events; Budget Information; Calendar and Schedules; Rules and Ethics; Leadership and Caucuses; Oversight and Revue; Legislators and Districts; and Research, Laws and Publications, among other links.
Legislative Calendar for 2010
From the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly (tentative).
A Guide for Accessing California Legislative Information on the Internet
The Legislative Counsel Bureau's guide to using the internet to access California legislative information. Very basic.
Legislative Process Information
Produced by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly. Includes the Assembly Handbook, a chart on The Life Cycle of Legislation, Legislative Procedure Manuals on The Legislative Process and Legislative Publications, a Glossary of Legislative Terms, and an Annotated Guide to the Daily File. There is also a page explaining Parliamentary and California Law, including links to the State Constitution, the most recently adopted Assembly Rules and the Joint Rules of the Assembly and Senate.
Guide to the Legislative Process
Produced by the California State Senate
Audio Links
Listen to hearings from the Senate and Assembly
Rosters from the Senate and Assembly.