Web site accessibility

This website was developed in compliance with California Government Code Section 11135. Section 11135 requires all electronic and information technology that is developed, maintained, procured, or used by State of California governmental entities to be accessible to individuals with disabilities pursuant to the requirements of Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and federal regulations implementing Section 508.

Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. Abilities can vary from person to person, and over time, for different people with the same type of disability. People can have combinations of different disabilities, and combinations of varying levels of severity. Our goal is to make the information on this website accessible to all visitors; however, the California State Legislature accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of the external websites or external documents linked to on this website.

Accessing documents

This web site contains links to certain files that are in Portable Document Format (PDF). These documents require the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If the Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download the Adobe Acrobat Reader for free at

If you are using a screen reader, you may find it will not read some documents in PDF format. Adobe provides a web site that will convert non-accessible PDF files to a format that is usable with a screen reader. The Adobe Access site is located at, and the tool can also be added to your computer as a “plug-in”.

This site may contain historical documents that do not comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you would like to request a specific document from this web site that complies with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please complete the form below, or contact us by e-mail at or in writing at Office of Legislative Counsel, Attn: Librarian, 925 L Street, Sacramento,  CA  95814.

* Note: Please submit only inquiries pertaining to accessing documents that comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Inquiries pertaining to general research assistance or other matters unrelated to accessibility will not be accepted or responded to.

Accessibility Information