Core Research

Bills Enacted from 1943 - Current

Legislative Research & Intent LLC has been a leader in providing custom legislative history research on California statutes since our founding in 1983. In the past two decades we have acquired substantial expertise in identifying and obtaining the key legislative history materials generated during a bill’s enactment and related materials which the courts utilize in construing a statute. LRI offers an exciting line of high quality research services geared to meet nearly every budget and deadline. Our in-depth, authenticated Custom Reports come with all the high quality features and budget options that have made us a leader in our field over the past two decades.

But – let us assume that money is extremely tight and you do not require all the bells and whistles included in our Custom Reports on a bill of interest dated 1943 or later. This usually means that you either do without, or you try to assemble the research yourself remotely. If you could teleport to Sacramento, you would first gather a core report that consisted primarily of the bill versions, final calendar, substantive Journal entries, and legislative files housed in the State Archives collection and/or various State Capitol offices. Here’s the good news. LRI offers our considerable expertise and feet on the ground in Sacramento to get you that core report at huge savings. Now there is no need to wish you had a Scotty to beam you up! LRI’s core reports are designed to give you a fundamental understanding of what your bill intended to accomplish.

LRI's Core Reports Include:

  • A signed and dated authentication
  • Organization by source
  • Paged documents
  • Basic Table of Contents
  • Points and authorities for gaining judicial notice

LRI's Core Reports Do Not Include:

  • Additional materials such as prior legislation, interim hearings, studies, etc.

    Note: Sometimes leads from the core report will indicate that additional research may be useful. If you run across such a lead, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to track down the materials for you at a rate of $75/hr plus copies and delivery.

  • Bill analyses separated and organized in chronological order
  • In-depth organization within each source file
  • Detailed Table of Contents  


Project Periods
(Business Days)
Research Fee

**The California State Library in downtown Sacramento is one of the primary sources of research materials.  Unfortunately, timely access to the library's collections may be negatively due to library hours, the unavailability of materials, and other considerations.  Projects will be completed as soon as possible.

Additional Charges

Digital Report

  • $0.30 per page for digital processing

All Projects

  • $200 surcharge for every bank of five bills

Note: Orders placed by 10:00 am trigger that same day for inclusion in the project period.  Weekends and State Holidays are not included in the project period.