Thursday marked the release of the 2011 edition of California’s Legislature by the Assembly Chief Clerk’s Office. The book, updated and released periodically since the 1940s, was most recently updated in 2006.
Among the features in the new edition;
- The party composition of the Legislature for each session since 1849.
- An expanded glossary of legislative terms.
- Descriptions of the origin and meaning of the names of California’s counties. (The best is “Napa” which comes from a Native American word meaning either “grizzly bear”, “house”, “motherland”, or “fish”.)
The book can be purchased from the Legislative Bill Room, at 916-445-2645.