For the purpose of choosing members of the Legislature, the State shall be divided into 40 Senatorial and 80 Assembly districts to be called Senatorial and Assembly Districts. Each Senatorial district shall choose one Senator and each Assembly district shall choose one member of the Assembly.
— California State Constitution
Life Cycle of a Bill
The Legislature creates laws that represent the best interests of the citizens within each legislative district. Proposals for new laws are called bills. To become a law, a bill must successfully pass through a number of steps.
Branches of Government
Here you can find more information about several of California’s elected and appointed public officials and their responsibilities.
Assembly and Senate
California has the largest population of any state, but one of the smallest state legislatures.
Find Your Representative
Click below to find out what Assembly Member and Senator represent you and the area of California in which you live.
The Governor is vested with the supreme executive power of the State of California and has the duty to ensure that the laws of the state are faithfully executed.
More than just the governors’ wives, California’s first ladies have made important contributions to the state and its people.
These website links provide additional information on the Capitol Museum, California history and government, and state curricula.
About the Capitol
Discover the architecture, history, and development of the California State Capitol from its initial construction 150 years ago to the modern day.