Physical Description: 309 file folders, 2 video tapes, 3 audiotapes
Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.
Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and then numerically by bill number.
Scope and Content Note
Bill Files were created by John Burton while he served as a state assembly member from 1988-1996 and senator from 1997-2004.
The files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper
clippings, correspondence, and committee statements. Audio/visual material included in the files has been moved to a cold-storage
vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are included in the file folders to alert the researcher to the existence
of the material.
Some of Burton's exceptional bills included in the Bill Files are AB2443 (1989-1990), a bill applying the MacBride Principles
to California companies conducting business with northern Ireland, AB1426 (1993-1994), revising the 1994 Ralph M. Brown Act,
AB2537 and AB49X (1993-1994), banning horse tripping in charreada rodeos, SB1502 (1997-1998), ratifying a compact between
the State of California and the Pala Band of Mission Indians to allow gaming to be conducted on Pala lands, SB402 (1999-2000),
the Burton-Villaraigosa Public Safety Assurance Act, and SB2 (2003-2004), creating the State Health Purchasing Program which
would require specific benefits to be provided by employers.
Audiotapes and a VHS tape have been separated into a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are
in the bill files to alert the researcher to the existence of these tapes.
1987-1988: AB3896, ACR157 (1ff) LP430:1
1989-1990: AB95-AB4366, ACA47, ACR79-ACR138, HR7-HR42, AB46X (25ff) LP430:2-26
1991-1992: AB167-AB3676, ACA52, AJR6-AJR68, HR23, AB4X-AB23X (29ff) LP430:27-55
1993-1994: AB6-AB3836, ACR1-ACR150, HR1-HR20, AB37X-AB125X (48ff) LP430:56-103
1995-1996: AB43-AB3504, ACA1-ACA47, ACR75, SB1367 (30ff) LP430:104-133
1997-1998: SB1-SB2242, SCA33, SCR4-SCR107, SJR16-SJR17, SR8-SR29, SCR2X (65ff) LP430:134-198
1999-2000: SB16-SB2175, SCA3-SCA16, SCR19-SCR98, SJR3-SJR24, SR3-SR37, SCR1X-SCR2X (42ff) LP430:199-240
2001-2002: SB34-SB2079, SCA2-SCA14, SCR3-SCR105, SJR39, SR3-SR27, SB6X-SB31X, SCR1X-SCR3X, SB6XX-SB85XX, SCR1XX-SCR3XX, SR1XX,
SCR1XXX-SCR2XXX (32ff) LP430:241-272
2003-2004: SB2-SB1900, SCA1, SCR2-SCR51, SJR22, SR3-SR45, SCR1X-SCR2X, SCR1XX-SCR2XX, SCR1XXX-SCR2XXX, SB1XXXX, SCR1XXXX-SCR2XXXX,
SCR1XXXXX (37ff) LP430:273-309