History

History and the Legislative Process A publication that gives a comprehensive list of all actions taken on every bill. It is published in weekly volumes by each house. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches […]

Policy Leader

Majority Policy Leader and the Legislative Process The Assembly Majority Policy Leader performs duties assigned by the Speaker, including assisting the Speaker in the development and implementation of the policy goals and objectives for the Assembly. Resources See Also Legislative Power […]

Messages

Messages from the Governor and the Legislative Process Official communications from the Governor that are read into the record. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches related with the California Legislature […]

Consent

Advise and Consent and the Legislative Process Confirmation by the Senate of certain appointees of the Governor. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches related with the California Legislature and Advise and […]

Calendar

Consent Calendar and the Legislative Process A group of noncontroversial bills passed by a committee to another committee or the full Assembly or Senate. Bills may be placed upon the Consent Calendar if they are reported to the Floor with that recommendation and (1) have received no no votes […]

Approved

Approved by the Governor and the Legislative Process Indicating the signature of the Governor on a bill passed by the Legislature. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches related with the California […]

Inquiry

Inquiry System and the Legislative Process A computer system designed by the Legislative Data Center which allows nearly immediate access to information on bill text, analyses, Daily File, Legislative Index, Daily Journal, California Constitution, legislative rules, and the California Codes. […]

Referral

Referral and the Legislative Process Bill referrals are made by the Assembly and Senate Rules Committees to standing committees of their respective Houses. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches related with […]

Oath of Office

Oath of office and the Legislative Process An oath taken by members-elect prior to being seated and embarking upon official duties. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches related with the California […]

Enactment

Contingent Enactment Language and the Legislative Process Connects two bills so that one bill will not become operative unless another bill also takes effect (see conditional effect). Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function […]

Author

Author and the Legislative Process A Member of the Legislature who introduces a legislative measure. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches related with the California Legislature and Author Legislative […]

Trailer Bill

Trailer Bill (or Budget Trailer Bill) and the Legislative Process Legislation that implements specific changes to the law in order to enact the State Budget. Generally, a separate trailer bill is needed for each major area of budget appropriation, such as transportation, human services, […]

Confirmation

Confirmation and the Legislative Process The process of approving gubernatorial appointments to executive departments and many boards and commissions. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches related with the […]

Help Desk

Help Desk and the Legislative Process The place to call with questions about the hardware or software of the legislative computer network. Resources See Also Legislative Power Legislative Branch Legislation Executive Branch Legislative Function Popular Searches related with the California […]

Pass and Retain

Pass and Retain and the Legislative Process When a bill stays on File until the next day without penalty. If a Member wishes to wait an additional day before taking up a bill, the Member may ask the House for unanimous consent to pass and retain his or her bill on File until the next […]

Regulation

Regulation and the Legislative Process A rule made by a state agency to carry out a legislative or administrative mandate. Must meet specified standards for adoption. A legally adopted regulation has the force of law (see Administrative Procedures Act). Resources See Also Legislative Power […]

Third Set

Third Set and the Legislative Process The third date scheduled by a committee for hearing a bill after two prior settings as requested by the author. If the measure is not successfully moved from committee after its third set, it is dead. Hearing date changes made by the committee chairperson […]