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1 Find It Free & Fast on the Internet: California Government Internet Resources: Federal, State & Local April 28, 2008 Oakland, California Patti Monk, Public Services Librarian Alameda County Law Library

2 Federal - Government Internet Resources Statutes, Bills, and Legislative Histories Agencies and Regulations Court Opinions, Forms, Rules, and Dockets

3 Federal – U.S. Code Official U.S. Code, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Law Revision Counsel http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml U.S. Code, GPO, Access http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.htmlhttp://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html Prior codes from 1988 Edition and Supplement II; laws through 1/2/1991 http://uscode.house.gov/search/usc91.shtml1988 Edition and Supplement II http://uscode.house.gov/search/usc91.shtml

4 U.S. Code - Official

5 http://uscode.house.gov/classification/tables.shtml

6 Federal – Statutes at Large, Public Laws Statutes at Large, GPO (Government Printing Office) 109th Congress, 1st Session (2005), Volume 119 Only) http://www.gpoaccess.gov/statutes/index.html Public Laws, Library of Congress, Thomas http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d110/d110laws.html 110 th Congress(2007-08)-93 rd Congress(1973-74) http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d110/d110laws.html Go to http://listserv.access.gpo.gov/ to sign up to receive listing of new public and private laws free via e-mailhttp://listserv.access.gpo.gov/

7 Public Laws, Library of Congress, Thomas http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d110/d110laws.html http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d110/d110laws.html

8 Federal – Legislative History Bills, Resolutions http://thomas.loc.gov/home/bills_res.html 93rd Congress (1973) through the current Congress http://thomas.loc.gov/home/bills_res.html Congressional Hearings http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html 104th Congress (1995-96) through 110th Congress (2007-08) http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html Committee Reports http://thomas.loc.gov/cp109/cp109query.html 104th Congress (1995-96) through 110th Congress (2007-08) http://thomas.loc.gov/cp109/cp109query.html Congressional Committee Prints http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html 104th Congress (1995-96) through 110th Congress (2007-08) http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html

9 Congressional Hearings http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html

10 Results of GPO Search for Hearings

11 110th Congress House Hearings] RECENT EVENTS IN THE CREDIT AND MORTGAGE

12 Federal Legislative History – Congressional Record Congressional Record, Library of Congress, Thomas http://thomas.loc.gov/home/r110query.htmlhttp://thomas.loc.gov/home/r110query.html  110th Congress (2007-2008) through 101st Congress (1989-1990)  Search by keyword or name of member of Congress

13 Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov/home/r110query.html http://thomas.loc.gov/home/r110query.html

14 Federal - Regulations CFR -1996 through current year http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html Federal Register - 1994 (Volume 59) through 2008 (Volume 73) http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html List of CFR Sections Affected -1986 through 2007 http://www.gpoaccess.gov/lsa/index.html Go to http://listserv.access.gpo.gov/ to sign up to receive the Federal Register Table of Contents free via e-mail through the listserv FEDREGTOC-Lhttp://listserv.access.gpo.gov/FEDREGTOC-L

15 CFR http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.htmlhttp://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

16 Results of Search Database: Code of Federal Regulations (current data)

17 Federal Agencies – Direct or List IRS http://www.irs.gov/http://www.irs.gov/ SEC http://www.sec.gov/http://www.sec.gov/ A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies (also state, local, & tribal governments) http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/ind ex.shtml http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/ind ex.shtml White House Federal Agencies and Commissions http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/independent- agencies.html http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/independent- agencies.html

18 A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies (also state, local, & tribal governments) http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml

19 http://search.irs.gov/web/advanced-search.htm

20 Search for “regulations”

21 U.S. Supreme Court http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/bou ndvolumes.html http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/bou ndvolumes.html Volume 502 to the most current volume No charge unlike Pacer

22 Federal – Court Opinions - Pacer U.S. District Courts – Pacer –free opinions http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/announce.html after District Court using CM/ECF version 2.4 http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/announce.html Free Pacer Pilot Project at libraries: California federal depository libraries participating are: San Bernardino County Law Library, CA Sacramento County Public Law Library, CA

23 http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/announce.html

24 Federal – USCA 9th Opinions – Web U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/  CM/ECF (case management/electronic case files) on March 3, 2008. E-mail notices with links for 1 free look court’s orders, calendars, opinions or other notices in your own case Pay for at Pacer opinions and dockets:  Opinions limited free at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/  Memoranda – unpublished memoranda & orders limited free at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/  FRAP & Local Circuit Rules – free http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/  Calendar by month free http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/

25 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov / http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov /

26 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit – Slip Opinions http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/

27 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit – Unpublished Dispositions http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/

28 California U.S. District Courts’ Opinions see PACER U.S. District Court local web sites Free Rules, Forms, Calendars, & Popular Opinions U.S. District Court for the Northern District http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/ http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court for the Central District http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/ http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court for the Eastern District http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/ http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court for the Southern District http://www.casd.uscourts.gov/ http://www.casd.uscourts.gov/

29 U.S. District Court for the Northern District http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/

30 Federal – California U.S. Bankruptcy Courts’ Opinions (Pacer); Free Rules, Forms, Calendars United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California - http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/ http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/ United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California - http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/ http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/ United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California - http://www.caeb.uscourts.gov/ http://www.caeb.uscourts.gov/ United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California - http://www.casb.uscourts.gov/ http://www.casb.uscourts.gov/ Judge Newsome's Index of Ninth Circuit Decisions at http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/announcements/judge- newsomes-index-ninth-circuit-decisions http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/announcements/judge- newsomes-index-ninth-circuit-decisions

31 California State Government Internet Resources Statutes, Bills, and Legislative Histories Agencies and Regulations Find Court Opinions, Forms, Rules, and Dockets

32 California Constitution and Statutes California Constitution, current http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const.html California Statutes from 1993-1994 to present http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html Statutes & Constitutions1850-1995 http://192.234.213.35/clerkarchive/ http://192.234.213.35/clerkarchive/

33 California State Constitution http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const.html

34 Search of California Constitution

35 California Constitution – full text ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy. CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1

36 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html California Current Statutes

37 http://192.234.213.35/clerkarchive/ http://192.234.213.35/clerkarchive/ 1850-1995 Statutes & Constitutions Choose Statutes Chose Statute, then Chapter

38 A Guide to Legislative Research By Office of the Chief Clerk, California State Assembly http://www.assembly.ca.gov/clerk/BILLSLEGISL ATURE/documents/LegResearchGuide.pdf http://www.assembly.ca.gov/clerk/BILLSLEGISL ATURE/documents/LegResearchGuide.pdf

39 http://www.assembly.ca.gov/clerk/BILLSLEGISLATURE/docu ments/LegResearchGuide.pdf

40 California Bills 1993 to present California Bill Index http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilindex.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilindex.html California Bills http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html Chaptered Bills (session laws) http://leginfo.public.ca.gov/statute.html http://leginfo.public.ca.gov/statute.html

41 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html Bill text, status, history, votes, committee analysis, floor analysis, votes, veto

42 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_1601-1650/ab_1634_bill_20070711_history.html http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_1601-1650/ab_1634_bill_20070711_history.html Complete History of Assembly Bill No. 1634

43 http://192.234.213.35/clerkarchive/ http://192.234.213.35/clerkarchive/ Journals, example from1835

44 http://192.234.213.35/clerkarchive/ http://192.234.213.35/clerkarchive/ Statute 1981, Chapter 343

45 California State Assembly http://www.assembly.ca.gov/clerk/BILLSLEGI SLATURE/OFFICIALPUBS.HTM http://www.assembly.ca.gov/clerk/BILLSLEGI SLATURE/OFFICIALPUBS.HTM  Daily Journal, 1995 to present  Daily File – present session  Weekly History – present session  Tentative Legislative Calendar – current year  2007-2008 Assembly Handbook

46 http://www.assembly.ca.gov/clerk/BILLSLEGISLATURE/OFFICIALPUBS.HTM http://www.assembly.ca.gov/clerk/BILLSLEGISLATURE/OFFICIALPUBS.HTM California State Assembly

47 California State Senate Current Information http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/schedules/sche dules.htp http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/schedules/sche dules.htp  Senate Daily File  Senate Floor Session Schedule  Legislative Calendar and Deadlines  Senate Daily Journal – current session  Senate Hearings, Floor Sessions, and Press Conferences on web and TV see http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/audiotv/audiotv.HTP http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/audiotv/audiotv.HTP

48 California State Senate http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/schedules/schedules.htp http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/schedules/schedules.htp

49 California State Senate http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/audiotv/audiotv.HTP http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/audiotv/audiotv.HTP

50 California Code of Regulations - Current California Office of Administrative Law http://www.calregs.com/  Search for a Specific Regulatory Section Search for a Specific Regulatory Section  Search for Words Search for Words  List of CCR Titles List of CCR Titles  Agency List for CCR Agency List for CCR

51 http://www.calregs.com/

52 California Judiciary State of California Judicial Opinions http://www.lexisnexis.com/clients/CACourts/ http://www.lexisnexis.com/clients/CACourts/  California Supreme Court from 1850; California Courts of Appeal from 1905; Appellate Department of Superior Court from 1934  Updated quarterly and within 6 months of publication California Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Slip Opinions http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/ available only for 120 days http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/

53 http://www.lexisnexis.com/clients/CACourts/

54 California Forms, Rules, Calendars, & Briefs California Judicial Council Forms http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/ http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/ California Rules of Court & Local Rules http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/rules/ http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/rules/ Calendars - California Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi- bin/calendars.cgi?Courts=S http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi- bin/calendars.cgi?Courts=S

55 http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/rules/

56 California Superior Courts Superior Courts in California http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/find.htm http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/find.htm California Superior Court Judges Roster http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/trial/judges.htm http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/trial/judges.htm

57 http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/find.htm

58 California County Ordinances List of California County Web Sites http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7 http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7 California County Codes http://www.amlegal.com/library/ca/index.shtml  http://www.amlegal.com/library/ca/sanfrancisco.shtml San Francisco Building Codes http://www.amlegal.com/library/ca/sanfrancisco.shtml http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/#CA  http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/alamedagen/ Alameda County http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/alamedagen/  http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/sonomaco/ Sonoma County http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/sonomaco/ Likely Format http://www.co...us http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/planning/ http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/planning/ Not so likely  http://www.acgov.org/clerk/admincode.htm Alameda County http://www.acgov.org/clerk/admincode.htm

59 http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7

60 http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/#CA

61 California Municipal Ordinances http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/#CA  http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/oakland/ http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/oakland/ http://www.amlegal.com/library/ca/index.shtml http://www.codepublishing.com/elibrary.html#california http://66.113.195.234/online.htm# Likely Format www.ci...us http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us http://www.ci.walnut-creek.ca.us/header.asp?genericId=2&catId=13

62 http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/#CA

63 Alameda County Administrative Code http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/alamedadmin/ http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/alamedadmin/

64 www.ci...us http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us

65 City of Berkeley Municipal Code and Zoning Ordinance

66 Boards Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent/OrdRegs/re gs/regcov.html City of Oakland http://www.ca.gov/About/Government/Local/ci ties.html

67 Buy California Legislative Research Carolina Rose http://www.lrihistory.c om/index.htm http://www.lrihistory.c om/index.htm intent@lrihistory.com Legislative Research, Inc 1107 9th Street, Ste. 220 Sacramento CA 95814 (800) 530-7613 Jan Raymond http://www.lhclearingh ouse.com http://www.lhclearingh ouse.com jray@naj.net P.O. Box 74005 Davis, CA 95617 Phone: (888) 676- 1947 Fax: (530) 750-0190

68 Patti Monk, J.D., M.L.S. Public Services Librarian Alameda County Law Library 125 Twelfth Street Oakland, CA 94607 pmonk@acgo.org www.acgov.org/law


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