Inventory of the California State Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records

Processed by Gabriella Landeros and Cori Schmidtbauer
California State Archives
1020 "O" Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 653-2246
Fax: (916) 653-7363
Email: ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov
URL: http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/
© 2012
California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the California State Senate Republican Fiscal Office Records

Collection number: LP371

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Gabriella Landeros and Cori Schmidtbauer
Date Completed:
January 2012
Encoded by:
Brenda Newman
© 2012 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records
Dates: 1999-2008
Collection number: LP420
Creator: Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records
Collection Size: 144 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The Senate Republican Office of Policy records consist of a single record series, Bill Files, 1999-2008. The bill files reflect the legislative analysis done by the office on nearly every piece of legislation heard in the Senate and Assembly.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records, LP420: [folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition History

The California State Archives acquired the Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records according to state law.

Committee History

The California State Senate Republican Caucus's purpose was to formally organize the Senate Republican members as a distinct group in order to advocate their collective interests. The primary functions of the Republican Caucus Office were to act as a member's services office and as a research office.
The Senate Republican Caucus created the Office of Policy in 1999 under the leadership of Jim Brulte and Richard Rainey. The Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy (SRCOP) contributed to the main objective of research for the members. Prior to the creation of the Office of Policy, Caucus members relied on Senate Floor Analyses and committee analyses when casting votes. The SRCOP produced analyses for proposed legislation in order to inform Senate Republicans of the overall impact of each bill to assist in the Senator's vote. These specific analyses provided Senate Republicans with extensive research in order to represent and advocate for the interests of their constituents and political party.
The California State Senate Republican Caucus Chairs from 1999-2010 have been:
James L. Brulte, 1999-2000
Charles Poochigian, 2001-2004
George Runner, 2005-2008
Bob Huff, 2009-2010
The California State Senate Republican Leaders from 1999-2010 have been:
Ross Johnson, 1999-2000
James L. Brulte, 2001-2004
Dick Ackerman, 2005-2008
Dennis Hollingsworth, 2009-2010

Scope and Content

The Senate Republican Office of Policy records consist 144 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records comprising a single record series: Bill Files, 1999-2008. The bill files reflect the legislative analysis performed by the SRCOP on nearly every piece of legislation heard in the Senate and Assembly. The files include office analyses, letters from interested parties and constituents, and comments from affected agencies. The bill files also provide historical context and contain business and constituent letters of support and opposition. These files show the office's concern with such issues as the reduction of wasteful and inefficient spending, reduction of excessive fees and taxes, and (when needed) fiscally sound revenue increases. The researcher will be able to find bill files that document research and analysis of the office's work with modernizing California's policies in technology, agriculture and labor concerns, education, and health reformation.
Further accruals are expected.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Senate Republican Caucus (Calif.)
California. Legislature. Senate
California Politics and government

Related Collections at the California State Archives

Assembly Republican Caucus
Senate Republican Caucus Records
Senate Republican Fiscal Office Records

Series Description

LP420:1-2831

Series 1 Bill Files 1999-2008

Physical Description: 2831 file folders

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session then numerically by bill number within legislative house.

Scope and Content Note

Most bill files include all or some of the following items: bill analyses, support and opposition from interested businesses and constituents, collected legislative committee analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, roll calls, records of votes, and committee statements. The series contains files for nearly all legislation introduced into both houses. Of particular interest are those bills relating to technology security, education reform, civil and social legislation, agriculture and labor reform, housing and urban development, food safety, and policies regarding moral concerns for interested parties.
Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy, 1999-2008
1999-2000: SB20-SB2201, SCA14-SCA21, SCR58-SCR90, SJR1-SJR42, SR25-SR32 (99 ff) LP420:1-99
1999-2000: AB8-AB2941, ACR61-ACR162, AJR39-AJR77 (164 ff) LP420:100-264
2001-2002: SB1-SB2101, SCA3-SCA17, SCR2-SCR101, SJR1-SJR50, SR8-SR31 (270 ff) LP420:265-535
2001-2002: GRP1 (1 ff) LP420:536
2001-2002: SB1X-SB72X, SCA1X, SJR1X, SB12XX-SB89XX, SJR2XX, SR1XX, SB3XXX (14 ff) LP420:537-551
2001-2002: AB1-AB3035, ACA1-ACA19, ACR3-ACR233, AJR1-AJR50, AB1X-AB75X, AB4XX-AB86XX, ACR4XX, AJR1X, AJR1XX (257 ff) LP420:552-809
2003-2004: SB1-SB1917, SCA2-SCA22, SJR1-SJR32, SR7-SR44, SBX2-SBX22, SB1XXX-SB2XXX, SB2XXXX-SB15XXXX, SCR3XX (244 ff) LP420:810-1054
2003-2004: AB3094, ACR1-ACR258, AJR2-AJR91, ABXX1, AB13XXXX (271 ff) LP420:1055-1326
2005-2006: SB1-SB1853, SCA1-SCA32, SCR2-SCR131, SJR3-SJR34, SR7-SR36, SB1X-SB5X, SCA1X-SCA4X, SCR1X (346 ff) LP420:1327-1673
2005-2006: AB7-AB3076, ACR1-ACR168, AJR1-AJR53 (347 ff) LP420:1674-2021
2007-2008: SB1-SB1781, SCA1-SCA24, SCR1-SCR119, SJR2-SJR34, SR1-SR33, SB3X-SB26X, SJR1X, SB1XX-SB4XX, SCR1XXX (393 ff) LP420:2022-2415
2007-2008: AB1-AB3084, ACR1-ACR154, AJR1-AJR69, AB2X-AB8X (415 ff) LP420:2416-2831