LAW 544 - Legislation

This guide is written for Professor Steinhardt's course on legislation. It contains materials on the state, and federal, legislative process and the documents that are produced therein.

California Exercise

Dear Associate,

I need to find legislative materials dealing with the state ban on single-use plastic bags.  I know this was enacted during the 2013-2014 legislative session and codified in Cal. Pub. Res. Code 42280.  There is currently a ballot initiative to overturn this statute qualified for the November 2016 general election.

Please find me all the legislative materials you can locate.  I need the bill analysis, the final session/chaptered law, and any legal scholarship on this issue.

Thanks,

Polly Partner

Federal Exercise

Dear Associate,

We are representing a client suing the city of Santa Clara for moving her commission sculpture in a public library.  The cause of action for this (among possible others) is the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990.

Please locate any legislative materials you can find for this statute.  I need committee reports/prints, CRS Reports (if any), congressional hearings, the final session law (please provide both citations to the public law number and US Statutes at Large), and any legal scholarship you can locate.

Thanks,

Polly Partner

Heafey Law Library Research Team