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'I'm Just a Bill': How Laws are Made in California

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California Governor Jerry Brown delivers the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More than 2,500 bills have been introduced in the California Legislature to be considered this year. And unfortunately, the famous School House Rock song doesn’t capture the nuance and complexities of how a bill gets signed into law. In fact, a bill can become a law without being signed at all! Forum discuses how the details in California’s legislative processes, the many ways a bill can die and how well the whole system is working. What questions do you have about how a bill becomes a law in California?

Mentioned on Air:
California Legislators: Just like you? (2019 edition) (Cal Matters)


Laurel Rosenhall, reporter, CALMatters

Delaney Hunter, managing partner, California Advisors, LLC

Erin Baum, chief of staff, assemblymember David Chiu


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