New laws for a new year: search them online for free

For a list of the 1,096 bills chaptered in 2016, search the California Legislative Info site by typing “2016” into the “Statute Year” field.

In addition to the text of the bill as it was signed into law, you can access legislative history documents and a redlined comparison to the prior version, if any.

From the same site you can monitor new bills and retrieve legislative history on laws since 1999. For bills between 1993 and 1998, use the prior version of the site, leginfo.ca.gov.