Resources

Finding Out the Status of Bills

Contacting Legislators and Committees


Find out the status of a California bill:

1) Leginfo.legislature.ca.gov. Search by bill number, author, or keyword.

2) If there is a lack of clarity on a bill on leginfo.legislature.ca.gov, you can call the Assembly or Senate, depending on which house currently has the bill:

  • For bills currently located in the Assembly, contact the Assembly Chief Clerk: (916) 319-2856
  • For bills currently located in the Senate, contact the Secretary of the Senate: (916) 651-4171

3) If a bill is in committee, the committee itself may have the latest update on a bill. You can contact the committee by looking up the committee’s contact information at the following websites:


Contacting Your California State Officials

State Officials:

Governor:

Write to the Governor:

The Honorable [First Name] [Last Name]  

c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173

Sacramento, CA 95814                    

Call the Governor’s Office: (916) 445-2841

State Representatives:

Find your representative and their contact info in the Senate and Assembly: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

Write to your State Senator:

The Honorable [First Name] [Last Name]         

State Capitol, Room [####]

Sacramento, CA 95814

Write to your State Assembly Member:

The Honorable [First Name] [Last Name]     

Capitol Office, Room [####]

P.O. Box 942849

State Capitol Sacramento, CA 94249


Contacting a Committee

Committees: If you want to contact a committee that will hear a bill you are concerned about and find out the members of that committee, you can find contact information for each Assembly committee and Senate committee and the committee members at the following:

The Daily File: Find out when and where Assembly or Senate committee hearings are taking place by consulting the Daily File. The Daily File is the agenda for the Assembly and Senate and has important references such as committee hearing dates and room numbers, committee members, and committee contact information. The Daily File is updated every day.


Obtain a Copy of a Bill

Print a copy of a bill:

Request a single, complimentary copy of a state bill by mail:

  • The Legislative Bill Room: (916) 445-2323

Other Resources

  • California’s Legislature is an in depth introduction to the legislative process and state government of California published by the California Legislature. You can find it online at www.leginfo.ca.gov/califleg.html or you may order a hard copy for $5 from the Legislative Bill Room at (916) 445-2323.

Contacting Your Federal Officials

Federal Officials:

President:

The Honorable         

The White House Washington, D.C. 20515

The White House: (202) 456-1111

U.S. Senator:

There are 2 U.S. Senators for California. In 2019, they are Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.

Find your congressional senator: Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or go to www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

The Honorable [First Name] [Last Name]

U.S. Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510

U.S. Representative:

Find your congressional representative: Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or go to www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

The Honorable

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20515


Find out the status of a federal bill:

1)Congress.gov. Search by topic, keyword, author, or bill number, or contact your congressional representative or senator.

2) You can also call (202) 225-1772 for help identifying a bill or law number.