Research Policies

The documents in the Lehili collection were compiled using the following criteria:

1.  Focus on substantive documents to keep the report concise and minimize the time necessary to developing an understanding of the history of the enactment on adoption. This means not all documents available are included. Examples of documents not included could be, depending on the particular subject, fiscal analyses, simple letters of support or opposition, documents reflecting legislative procedure or background documents from files.

2.  The lehili collection is focused upon documentary sources of information. For some legislative proceedings audio or video recordings may be available which are not part of the report.  In our experience, however, the audio or video information will normally provide less detail than the written documentation. For more detailed discussion on California and Federal reports link to California Law and Federal Law.