California Government Resources


Governor & State Agencies

The Governor's Office

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

California Secretary of State

The California State Library

California Agency Directory

Archived California Agency Websites


Senate & Assembly

California State Senate

California State Senate Homepage

Journal of the Senate
California Senate Daily Journal from 2004 to present

Senate Office of Research
"a nonpartisan office charged with serving the research needs of the California State Senate"


California State Assembly

California State Assembly Homepage

Journal of the Assembly
California Assembly Daily Journal and Histories from 1995 to present

Assembly: Office of the Chief Clerk archive
Includes Journals, Histories & Indexes, and Statutes from 1849 to 2005


Guides & Other Resources

California Legislature Handbook
Biographies and photographs of legislators and committee memberships; large PDF document

California's Legislature
Introduction to California government

National Conference of State Legislatures
Policy research for State Legislatures and links to legislative websites for all states


California Bills, Legislation & Hearings

See: California Legislative Resources


State Courts

Opinions of the California Supreme Court
Opinions from 1850 and recently decided court cases ("slip opinions")

Opinions of the Attorney General of California
"The formal legal opinions of the Attorney General have been accorded 'great respect' and 'great weight' by the courts"

California Law Revision Commission

California Courts Self-Help Center
Provided by the state to aid in finding legal assistance, learn about California law, etc. This site does not provide legal advice.


Court Cases

See: How to Find a Court Case