One of the main avenues for California legislators to clarify their bills or, most often, to express their intent behind their legislation, is to submit a formal letter to the Assembly Chief Clerk for Assembly Bills or the Senate Secretary for Senate Bills.
Once approved by their respective houses, these letters are published in the Assembly Daily Journals for ABs and the Senate Daily Journals for SBs.
Having reviewed legislative records for the past two decades to locate all of these letters, I wanted to examine their frequency over the last twenty years and therefore compiled the following chart that shows the number of letters published in the respective Daily Journals in the two houses by year:
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