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Guide to the Norman S. (Norm) Waters Papers
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Series Descriptions

LP419:1-199

Series 1 Bill Files 1981-1990

Physical Description: 199 file folders

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by Assembly Member Waters may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
Common topics for bills introduced include agriculture and ranching, the Lake Tahoe area, and criminal justice, including child sexual abuse. Waters introduced a package of bills aimed at curbing and prosecuting child abuse during the 1985-1986 legislative session, including AB1980, AB1981, AB1985, AB1986, AB1999, AB2006, AB2014, AB2318, AB2319. This package added additional sentencing guidelines for lewd behavior with minors or for possession, distribution, or advertising of child pornography. AB2459 of 1985-1986 modified the Department of Health Services statutes for child sexual assault victims.
1981-1982 AB3652 (1ff) LP419:1
1983-1984 AB131-AB4044 (28ff) LP419:2-29
1985-1986 AB268-AB4325; ACR8-ACR112; AJR19-AJR92; HR35 (57ff) LP419:30-86
1987-1988 AB74-AB4481; ACR41-ACR141; AJR2-AJR79 (54ff) LP419:87-140
1989-1990 AB36-AB4358; ACR36-ACR109; AJR31-AJR97; HR9-HR12 (59ff) LP419:141-199
LP419:200-274

Series 2 Subject Files 1978-1990

Physical Description: 75 file folders

Arrangement

Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by Norm Waters may include newspaper articles, photographs, press releases, brochures, and pamphlets. Topics include drug abuse and dependency, the budget crisis of 1990, Waters' campaigns for re-election in 1980 and 1990, and district issues including the Central Sierra Economic Development District and the South Sacramento area including pamphlets and design proposals for the Meadowview Community Center.
For a complete list of subject headings, see Appendix A at the California State Archives.
LP419:275-297

Series 3 Subject Correspondence 1989-1990

Physical Description: 23 file folders

Arrangement

Subject Correspondence are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Correspondence includes correspondences by Waters and members of his staff regarding subjects including abortion, the budget crisis of 1990, employment discrimination, education, Medicare and Medi-Cal, mobile homes, and taxes. The series includes personal letters and form letters sent from Waters' office by the assemblyman or members of his staff, either on his behalf or in their own capacity. The series also includes letters, mailers, and other material received by the assembly member.
For a complete list of correspondence by subject, see Appendix B at the California State Archives.
LP419:298-326

Series 4 Organizational Correspondence 1989-1990

Physical Description: 29 file folders

Arrangement

Organizational Correspondence are arranged alphabetically by organization.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondences sent and received by the assemblyman and his staff with organizations, primarily in the South Sacramento area. The files include letters, newspaper articles, photographs, photonegatives, and audiotapes.
Organizations include the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC), Blacks in Agriculture (BIA), Black Community Organizations on the Move, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Meadowview Neighborhood League, the Sacramento Job Corps, and the South Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition. A majority of correspondence dealt with minority issues within the district, including minority education, as evidenced in Waters' correspondence with St. HOPE Academy and Luther Burbank Senior High School.
For a complete list of organizations, see Appendix C at the California State Archives.