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Public Policy Research & Analysis

This is a guide primarily for the Pomona/Pitzer Public Policy Analysis Clinic

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Source: Mike Wirth & Dr. Suzanne Cooper Guasco, How Our Laws Are Made, http://www.mikewirthart.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/howlawsmadeWIRTH2.jpg.

Tracking State Legislation

Because of the large number of results you get from keyword searching these sources, it is sometimes easier to find a bill number from another source (e.g., newspaper, article, report) and then search these databases for tracking information.

Also, if focusing on one state, check their legislative home page for any available tracking services.

How To Find Legislative Information