Research Guides


Research and Practice Guide
“California Legislative History and Intent, Practical ‘How To’ Guidance for Improving Your Advocacy Skills When Legislative History/Intent is at Issue,” by Carolina C. Rose, J. D.

California Regulatory Research Guide
“Reconstructing Regulatory History and Intent, Valuable Guideposts for Wading Through the Morass That is California Regulatory Research,” by Carolina C. Rose, J. D.

The Magic Drawer
“A Collection of Index Cards, with Hand-Written Annotations, Which Provide all Register Citations by Title, 1945-1990” copied by Legislative Research Inc., from the Office of Administrative Law in Sacramento, California

The Morgue
“Case Law Invalidating California Regulations, Recent Decisions,” compiled by Mike Ibold, Law Librarian

Useful Articles



Statute Dates: “Helpful Tips Regarding California Statute Dates: Effective vs. Operative Dates & Retroactivity,” by Carolina C. Rose, J.D.

Chart: How a Bill Becomes Law

Complexities: “The Complexities of Doing California Legislative History Research,” by Carolina C. Rose, J.D.

Legislative History Notes: “Legislative History Notes: Correspondence Found in Legislative Bill Files,” by Carolina C. Rose, J.D.

Statutory Records: “California Statutory Records: Reconstructing Lost Legislative Annotations From 1850-Current,” by Carolina C. Rose, J.D.

Regulatory Snapshots: “Quick Tips: Reconstructing What a California Regulation Looked Like in the Past,” by Carolina C. Rose, J.D.