Our Legislative Work


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Based on our positions, we review bills before the California State Legislature and take action in support of or opposition to certain measures. Sign up to receive action alerts on the issues you care about. Check out our Bill Status Report.




Read our summary of the 2016 legislative year.

Read a summary of our 2015 advances in registration, voting, and campaign disclosure (as well as a few disappointments).
Also see our update on 2015 water legislation.


Read our wrap-up of the 2014 legislative year with its successes and issues that will need more work in 2015.

  • Bill Status Report: Bills on which the LWVC has taken a position and recommends action
  • Bills sent to the Governor: LWVC-supported bills passed by the Legislature and sent to the Governor in 2014
  • Bills of Interest: This report also includes bills being “followed” by the League, on which no formal position of support or opposition has been taken.


2011 and earlier

See also "Calls to Action" and "Letters to Officials". 

LWVC Bill Status Report--10/1/2012 Bills on Which the LWVC Has Taken a Position

Need help with legislative terms? Wondering what it means when a bill is 'chaptered'? Try this useful glossary.