Guide to the Richard Polanco Papers

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Guide to the Richard Polanco Papers

Collection number: LP441

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Sam Skow
Date Completed:
October 2013
Encoded by:
Sara Kuzak
© 2013 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Polanco Papers
Dates: 1986-2002
Collection number: LP441
Creator: Richard Polanco, California Legislator
Collection Size: 45 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: Richard Polanco, Democrat, served in the California Legislature from 1986 to 2002. The Richard Polanco Papers consist of 45 cubic feet of textual records and audiovisual materials and cover the years 1986-2002. The records are organized into 16 record series.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.

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], Richard Polanco Papers, LP441:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition and Custodial History

The California State Archives acquired the Richard Polanco Papers following his final term in the State Legislature.

Biography

Richard Polanco, Democrat, served in the California Legislature from 1986 to 2002. He was first elected to the California State Assembly, replacing Assembly Member Richard Alatorre, through a special election on June 5, 1986. He represented the 55th Assembly District (Northeastern Los Angeles and part of Pasadena) in the 1980s, and after redistricting in 1991 he served the 45th Assembly District, which included East Los Angeles, until 1994. In 1994, Polanco was elected to the California State Senate to represent the 22nd Senate District, which included the cities of Alhambra, Maywood, San Marino, South Pasadena, Vernon, Walnut Park, and parts of Florence-Graham, Los Angeles, and East Los Angeles. Polanco served in this position until 2002.
Richard Polanco was born March 4, 1951, in Los Angeles, California. A native Angeleno, Polanco graduated from James A. Garfield High School and East Los Angeles College before attending the University of Redlands and the Universidad de Mexico, majoring in Business Administration. Prior to his election to the legislature in 1986, Polanco was active in both state and local politics. At a community level, Polanco helped found the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in Highland Park, which offers medical services on a sliding scale for low-income patients, in addition to his work with organizations such as Para Los Ninos, a daycare center for Skid Row youth, and the Mujeres Recovery Home, which works with alcoholic Latinas. At the state level, Polanco served as a special assistant to Governor Jerry Brown during his first term in office and as Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Richard Alatorre.
As a State Legislator, Polanco's legislative interests were varied, ranging from water desalination programs to transnational economic partnerships to the research and treatment of various mental illnesses. He also authored numerous bills related to Medicare expansion, prison reform, and insurance regulation. Over the span of his time in the legislature, Polanco consistently advocated for Latino interests, including formally recognizing and granting an annual holiday in honor of agricultural activist, Cesar Chavez. Under his tenure as chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, he oversaw a notable increase in the number of Latino members in the state legislature.
During his term in the California Legislature, Polanco served on the following committees according to the California Legislature at Sacramento (Handbooks), Assembly Final History, and Pocket Directory of the California Legislature.

California State Assembly, 1986-1994

  • Standing Committees
  • Agriculture, 1993-1994
  • Banking, Finance, and Bonded Indebtedness, 1991-1992
  • Government Organization, 1989-1992
  • Health, 1987-1994
  • Housing and Community Development, 1987-1988
  • Labor and Employment, 1987-1988
  • Rules, 1988-1994
  • Transportation, 1987-1988
  • Utilities and Commerce, 1987-1994
  • Ways and Means, 1988-1994
  • Subcommittees
  • Agricultural Education, 1994
  • International Trade and Business Development, 1992-1994
  • Chair, 1992-1994
  • Mental Health, 1987-1988
  • Chair, 1987-1988
  • Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, 1989-1991
  • Chair, 1989-1991
  • Minority Health Affairs, 1992
  • Rule Changes, 1990-1991
  • Ways and Means #3: Resources, Agriculture, and the Environment, 1989-1992
  • Ways and Means #4: State Administration, 1991-1994
  • Chair, 1993-1994
  • Ways and Means #6: Transportation, 1989-1990
  • Select Committees
  • California-Mexico Affairs, 1989-1994
  • Chair, 1989-1994
  • Equal Opportunity, 1993-1994
  • Neighborhood Violence and Mediation, 1988
  • Office of Support of Public Education, 1993
  • State Public Procurement Practices, 1989-1994
  • Chair, 1989-1994
  • Statewide Immigration Impact, 1994
  • Support of Public Instruction, 1994
  • Youth and Drug Abuse Prevention, 1988
  • Joint Committees
  • Mental Health Research, 1990-1992
  • Chair, 1990-1992
  • Rules, 1988-1994
  • International Trade, 1990
  • Special Committees
  • Policy Research Management, 1989-1992

California State Senate, 1995-2002

  • Standing Committees
  • Appropriations, 1995-1996
  • Banking, Commerce, and International Trade, 2001-2002
  • Chair, 2002
  • Budget and Fiscal Review, 1997-2002
  • Business and Professions, 1995-2002
  • Chair, 1995-1998
  • Criminal Procedure, 1995-1997
  • Elections and Reapportionment, 1995-2000, 2002
  • Chair, 1995-1996
  • Finance, Investment, and International Trade, 1995-2000
  • Health and Human Services, 1995-2002
  • Labor and Industrial Relations, 2001-2002
  • Local Government, 1998-2000
  • Public Safety, 1998-2002
  • Transportation, 1995-2000
  • Subcommittees
  • Americas, 1995-2000
  • Chair, 1995-2000
  • Bioethics, 1995-1996
  • Budget and Fiscal Review #4: Legislative, Executive, Public Safety, and General Government, 1997-2000, 2002
  • Chair, 1999-2000, 2002
  • Crimes against Children, 1995-1997
  • Chair, 1995-1997
  • California-European Trade Development, 1998
  • Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2000-2002
  • Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Genetic Diseases, 1995-1998
  • Prison Construction, 1995-1996
  • Prison Construction and Operations, 1997
  • Chair, 1997
  • Professional and Vocational Standards, 1998
  • Chair, 1998
  • Sports and Professional Sports Teams, 1998
  • Trans Alameda Corridor, 2000
  • Select Committees
  • Alameda Corridor, 1998
  • California's Role in the World Trade Organization, 2001
  • California's Wine Industry, 1998-2002
  • College and University Admissions and Outreach, 2001-2002
  • Economic Development, 1998, 2000-2002
  • Expenditures and Information Technology, 1998
  • Higher Education, 1997-2000
  • Higher Education Admissions and Outreach, 1998-2000
  • International Trade Policy and State Legislation, 2002
  • Northridge Earthquake, 1995-1996
  • Oversight of the Department of Energy Laboratories Operated by the University of California, 2002
  • Chair, 2002
  • Procurement, 1998
  • Southern California Water Districts' Expenditures and Governance, 1999-2000
  • Joint Committees
  • Arts, 1998-2002
  • Legislative Budget, 1998-2002
  • Legislative Sunset Review, 1998-2002
  • Prison Construction and Operations, 1998-2002
  • Chair, 1998-2002
  • School Facilities, 1997-1999
In addition to his many committee appointments, Richard Polanco served as Latino Legislative Caucus Chair from 1990-2002, and Senate Majority Leader from 1998-2002.

Scope and Content

The Richard Polanco Papers consist of 45 cubic feet of textual records and audio/visual materials and cover the years 1986-2002. The records are organized into 16 record series: Bill Files, 1987-2002; Subject Files, 1986-2002; Correspondence, 1986-2002; Hearing Files, 1989-1997; Reports, 1989-1999; Public Procurement Advisory Committee Files, 1986-1991; Assembly Health Committee Files, 1988-1992; Assembly Mental Health Subcommittee Files, 1980-1989; Joint Mental Health Research Committee Files, 1986-1991; Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Files, 1985-1990; Assembly California-Mexico Affairs Select Committee Files, 1987-1990; Latino Legislative Caucus Files, 1991-2000; Assembly International Trade and Business Development Subcommittee Files, 1991-1992; Prisoner Correspondence, 1990-2000; Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee #4 Files, 2001; and Corcoran State Prison Hearing Files, 1997-1998.
The Bill Files are the bulk of his collection and a strong source of information about his legislative interests. These documents demonstrate Polanco's activism for local Los Angeles issues as well as matters concerning the State of California as a whole. Within this series, reoccurring topics include: issues pertaining to Latinos and other immigrants (SB938, 1997-1998; SB804 and SB1974, 2001-2002); healthcare (AB4532, 1987-1988; AB2424, 1989-1990; SB777, 1995-1996; and SB694, SB1181, SB1256, and SB2050, 1997-1998); international trade (AB2602, AB2852, and AJR99, 1989-1990; and AB3051, 1991-1992); prison reform (SB617, 1995-1996; SB1132, 1997-1998; SB404 and SB574, 2001-2002); and insurance/money lender regulation (AB230, 1987-1988; AB1461, 1989-1990; and SB1325, 1995-1996).
Additionally reflective of his tenure with the California State Legislature, Polanco's various committee files also add insight into his numerous activities as a legislator. As the records creator, Richard Polanco grouped the files from his committee assignments together, and this order has thus been retained. The bulk of Polanco's various committee series stem from his term in the Assembly, 1986-1994; the exceptions being the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee #4 Files, the Latino Legislative Caucus Files, Prisoner Correspondence Files, and the Corcoran State Prison Hearing Files.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee
Assembly Health Committee
Sam Farr Papers
Public Procurement Advisory Committee

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Polanco, Richard G.
California. Legislature. Assembly
California Latino Legislative Caucus


Series Descriptions

LP441:1-716

Series 1 Bill Files 1987-2002

Physical Description: 716 file folders and 1 audiocassette tape

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files were created by Richard Polanco while he served as an Assembly Member from 1986-1994 and State Senator from 1995-2002. The files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements that pertain to numerous issues of concern to Polanco.
As an Assembly Member and State Senator, Richard Polanco's legislative interests were varied. Some topics and bills of note include: protection and promotion of minority rights (AB1933, 1989-1990; SB938, 1997-1998; SB804 and SB1974, 2001-2002); health, mental health, and healthcare related issues (AB4532, 1987-1988; AB2424, 1989-1990; SB777, 1995-1996; and SB694, SB1181, SB1256, and SB2050, 1997-1998); international trade (AB2602, AB2852, and AJR99, 1989-1990; and AB3051, 1991-1992); prison reform (SB617, 1995-1996; SB1132, 1997-1998; and SB404 and SB574, 2001-2002); and insurance and money lender regulation (AB230, 1987-1988; AB1461, 1989-1990; and SB1325, 1995-1996).
Among his other legislative interests, Polanco additionally advocated for stronger environmental regulations (AB947, AB2229, and AB3193, 1989-1990; AB1772, 1991-1992; and AB175, 1993-1994), and supported primary, higher, and technical education programs which expanded access and improved services for minorities and other marginalized groups (AB4535, 1987-1988; AB2879 and AB2880 1991-1992; SB1192, SB1318, and SB1413, 1997-1998; SB1482 and SB1566, 2001-2002).
Bill Files from the 1989-1990 and 1991-1992 Assembly sessions include some Senate Bills of legislative interest to Polanco (SB146, 1989-1990: Care and Treatment Facilities; SB961, 1989-1990: California and Baja California Enterprise Zone Authority; and SB97, 1991-1992: Prison Construction). Likewise, Bill Files from the 1999-2000 Senate session include an Assembly Bill of interest to Senator Polanco (AB2547, 1999-2000: Health Facilities), and Bill Files from the 2001-2002 Senate session include an Assembly Bill which Senator Polanco coauthored (AB1734, 2001-2002: Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program).
1987-1988: AB230-AB4694; ACA6-ACA42; ACR74-ACR151; AJR64-AJR84 (56ff) LP441:1-56
1989-1990: AB20-AB4362; ACR4-ACR167; AJR21-AJR99; HR38-HR60; AB52X; ACR1X (135ff) LP441:57-191
1989-1990: SB146-SB961 (2ff) LP441:192-193
1991-1992: AB57-AB3777; ACA27; ACR1-ACR139; AJR28-AJR99 (111ff) LP441:194-304
1991-1992: SB97 (1ff) LP441:305
1993-1994: AB175-AB3720; ACR33-ACR142; AJR19-AJR76; AB31X-AB65X (103ff) LP441:306-408
1995-1996: SB75-SB2174; SCR36-SCR41; SR26 (86ff) LP441:409-494
1997-1998: SB14-SB2190; SCA6-SCA21; SCR23-SCR84; SJR42-SJR45 (73ff) LP441:495-567
1999-2000: SB44-SB2168, SCA7-SCA17; SCR31-SCR93; SJR23-SJR40; SR33 (77ff) LP441:568-644
1999-2000: AB2547 (1ff) LP441:645
2001-2002: SB24-SB2083; SCR10-SCR82; SJR2-SJR48; SR2-SR29; SB13XX-SB51XX; SB8XXX (70ff) LP441:646-715
2001-2002: AB1734 (1ff) LP441:716
LP441:717-785

Series 2 Subject Files 1986-2002

Physical Description: 69 file folders and 8 CD-Roms

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels. The topics addressed cover a broad spectrum of issues, from alcoholic beverage control to convalescent homes to water desalination, and reflect Polanco's eclectic legislative interests.
See Appendix A in master finding aid at the California State Archives for a complete list of folder titles in the Subject Files.
LP441:786-818

Series 3 Correspondence 1986-2002

Physical Description: 33 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by correspondence date.

Scope and Content Note

Sampled correspondence includes communication between Richard Polanco and his fellow legislators, some constituents, and agencies and organizations affected by specific legislation over the span of his time with the State Legislature.
LP441:819-830

Series 4 Hearing Files 1989-1997

Physical Description: 12 file folders and 4 audiocassette tapes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by committee name, then chronologically by hearing date.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing Files include notes, transcripts, background materials, correspondence, and/or agendas from a number of hearings held before the various committees of which Polanco was a member. Notable hearings include: Mortgage Lending Activity in Low-Income Areas, held before the Assembly Banking, Finance, and Public Indebtedness Committee on November 5, 1990 in Sacramento; Bonding, Insurance, and Investment Opportunities for Minority, Women, and Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses, held before the Assembly State Public Procurement Practices Select Committee on February 11, 1992 in Sacramento; and Expanding International Trade Opportunities in Mexico, Latin America, and South America for California's Small Business Community, held before the Senate Americas Subcommittee on December 10, 1997 in Long Beach (includes four audiocassettes).
See Appendix B in master finding aid at the California State Archives for a complete list of Hearing Files.
LP441:831-833

Series 5 Reports 1989-1999

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by report date.

Scope and Content Note

Reports series is comprised of studies related to specific topics of interest to Richard Polanco and/or the various committees of which he was a member. Reports include Various Air Quality Reports and Related Papers, and "The Use of Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents by Optometrists in California: A Study of Competence and Cost Effectiveness," commissioned by the California Optometric Association.
LP441:834-851

Series 6 Public Procurement Advisory Committee Files 1986-1991

Physical Description: 18 file folders and 3 audiocassettes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

The Public Procurement Advisory Committee (PPAC) files are comprised of Hearing Files, Reports, and Subject Files. Within these subseries, the Hearing Files are arranged chronologically by hearing date; the Reports are arranged chronologically; and the Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

The Public Procurement Advisory Committee (PPAC) files were created while Richard Polanco was a member with the committee. PPAC Hearing Files contain notes, transcripts, background materials, correspondence, agendas, and/or audiocassettes from a number of hearings held before the advisory committee. Some hearings of note include: minority and women-owned business enterprises participation goals for state contracts, and one stop certification, small business preference program, public pension funds, California's efforts to meet participation goals for minorities' and women's businesses in state contracts, and state agencies.
PPAC Reports contain three annual reports-1984, 1988, and 1990-that address the committee's business, objectives, and legislation for that year.
PPAC Subject Files include such topics as Abuse of Public Funds, Minority and Women Businesses, and Minority/Disadvantaged Contractors. Subject Files may include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels.
See Appendix B in master finding aid at the California State Archives for a complete list of PPAC Hearing Files.
LP441:852-857

Series 7 Assembly Health Committee Subject File 1988-1992

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

The Assembly Health Committee Files were created while Richard Polanco was a member of this committee and pertain to issues of interest to the committee. Topics include: Chaptered Legislation/Rules and Procedures, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities/Lanterman Center, Developmental Disabilities: Protection and Advocacy, Emergency Broadcasts for the Deaf/ Hearing Impaired, and Speeches to the Society of California Care Home Operators. Subject Files may include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels.
LP441:858-865

Series 8 Assembly Mental Health Subcommittee Subject Files 1986-1989

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

The Assembly Mental Health Subcommittee Subject Files were created by Richard Polanco while he served as subcommittee chair and concern issues of interest to the subcommittee. Topics include: Adolescent Psychiatric Commitment, Minority Mental Health, Minority Mental Health Conference, Riese Court Decision, and Rights of Minors. Subject Files may include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels.
LP441:866-874

Series 9 Joint Mental Health Research Committee Files 1986-1991

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

The Joint Mental Health Research Committee Files consist of two subseries: Subject Files and Reports. Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Reports are arranged chronologically by report date.

Scope and Content Note

The Joint Mental Health Research Committee Files were created by Richard Polanco while he served as joint committee chair. Joint Mental Health Research Committee Subject Files pertain to issues of interest to the Joint committee. Topics include: ACR10 Budget Realignments, Committee Advisory Panel, Committee Focus and Funding, Committee Focus and Press, Newsletters, Schizophrenia and Biotechnology, and Violent Youth Offenders. Subject Files may include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels.
Joint Mental Health Research Committee Reports include: "Mental Health Research Priorities and Organization Questionnaires" drafted by the Committee Advisory Panel; and "Preventing Serious Mental Illness: California's Strategic Choice," created by the Joint Mental Health Research Committee.
LP441:875-907

Series 10 Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Files 1985-1990

Physical Description: 33 file folders and 2 audiocassettes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

The series are organized into the following subseries: Bill Files, Hearing Files, Subject Files, Reports, and Correspondence. Bill Files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number. Reports are arranged chronologically by report date. Correspondence Files are arranged chronologically by correspondence date, and Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

The Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Files also include files from the Assembly Economic Development, International Trade, and Technologies Committee. Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Bill Files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and statements that pertain to numerous issues of concern to the committee.
1989-1990: AB222-AB3625; AJR21-AJR40 (3ff) LP441:875-877
1989-1990: SB69-SB2714; SCR46; SJR24-SJR68 (6ff) LP441:878-883
Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Reports include: "The Impact of Defense and Aerospace Spending on California's Economic Development: A Briefing paper," drafted by the Assembly Office of Research; "Impact of Federal Expenditures on California," drafted by the Commission on State Finance; and "Feasibility of Using existing Resources in Analyzing the Employment Effects of Federal Expenditures," drafted by the Employment Development Department.
Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Subject Files include such topics as: Federal Expenditures Information Working Group, Memos from Sam Farr, and The State of the State's Economy. Subject Files may include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels.
Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Correspondence File includes a single file folder, LP441:907, of correspondence from April through May, 1990, between Richard Polanco and legislative consultant, David Pacheco, regarding legislation pertaining to international trade agreements.
Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Hearing Files include notes, transcripts, background materials, correspondence, and/or agendas from a number of hearings held before the committee.
See Appendix B in master finding aid at the California State Archives for a complete list of Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Hearing Files.
LP441:908-916

Series 11 Assembly California-Mexico Affairs Select Committee Files 1987-1990

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Assembly California-Mexico Affairs Select Committee Files include the following subseries: Hearing Files, Reports, Subject Files, and Correspondence. Reports are arranged chronologically by report date. Correspondence Files are arranged chronologically by correspondence date. Hearing Files are arranged chronologically by hearing date, and Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

Assembly California-Mexico Affairs Select Committee Files were created by Richard Polanco while he served as select committee chair. Assembly California-Mexico Affairs Select Committee Subject Files may include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels. Topics include: Binational Bonding Authority and California-Mexico Infrastructure Bonding Authority.
Assembly California-Mexico Affairs Select Committee Reports include: "Strengthening California-Mexico Relations: A Report of the California State Task Force on California-Mexico Relations," "Mission Report: U. S. Agricultural Trade and Development Mission," and "Latin America Outlook: Brazil and Mexico."
Assembly California-Mexico Affairs Select Committee Correspondence Files include correspondence dated from May 1989 through November 1990 and relate to the formation of the committee, the Fourth Annual Summer Institute on Mexico and the United States-held in Queretaro, Mexico from June 30 through July 4, 1989-and environmental and economic concerns of California and Mexico.
Assembly California-Mexico Affairs Select Committee Hearing Files include notes, transcripts, background materials, correspondence, and/or agendas from a number of hearings held before the committee. Hearings include: California-Mexico Joint Bonding Authority, held on December 7, 1989 in La Jolla; and U. S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement, held on October 24, 1990 in Sacramento.
LP441:917-924

Series 12 Latino Legislative Caucus Files 1991-2000

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Latino Legislative Caucus Files are comprised of Subject Files and Reports. Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Reports are arranged chronologically by report date.

Scope and Content Note

Latino Legislative Caucus Files were created while Richard Polanco served as caucus chair. Latino Legislative Caucus Subject Files may include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels. Topics include: Bilingual Education, California Latino Agricultural Association, Freeze-Affected Agricultural Workers, and Water: Floods. The Reports include "Latinos at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities into the 21st Century," a collection of Latino Legislative Caucus Hearings, and Legislative Agendas and Related Papers.
LP441:925-929

Series 13 Assembly International Trade and Business Development Subcommittee Hearing Files 1991-1992

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Assembly International Trade and Business Development Subcommittee Hearing Files are arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Scope and Content Note

Assembly International Trade and Business Development Subcommittee Hearing Files were created by Richard Polanco while he served as subcommittee chair. Hearing Files may include notes, transcripts, background materials, correspondence, and/or agendas from a number of hearings held before the committee. Hearings include: Electric/Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Mass Transportation Systems, held on December 16, 1991, in Los Angeles; and Oversight Hearing (Insurance/Business Claims), held on October 26, 1992, in Los Angeles.
LP441:930-944

Series 14 Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee #4 Files 2001

Physical Description: 15 file folders

Arrangement

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee #4 Files were created by Richard Polanco while he served as subcommittee chair, and are comprised of Agenda Files and Subject Files. Agenda Files are arranged chronologically by hearing date, ranging from March through May 2001, and Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee #4 Subject Files may include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels. Topics include: Department of General Services (Leases) and Excess Vacancies.
LP441:945-966

Series 15 Corcoran State Prison Hearing Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 22 file folders

Access Information

The Corcoran State Prison Hearing Files are restricted from public access under Government Code section 6254(f) (Investigative Files) and Civil Code section 1798.24 (disclosure of personal information).

Arrangement

Corcoran State Prison Hearing Files are arranged per the order established by the records creator.

Scope and Content Note

The Corcoran State Prison Hearing Files were created while Richard Polanco served as chair of the Joint Committee on Prison Construction and Operations, and include extensive background information and supplemental materials related to the hearing. In 1997-1998, a joint tribunal, including Senator Ruben Ayala, Prison Management Select Committee Chair, Senator John Vasconcellos, Public Safety Committee Chair, Assemblyman Don Perata, Public Safety Committee Chair, and Senator Polanco, convened to investigate prison guard brutality, administrative corruption, and agency cover-ups at Corcoran State Prison.
LP441:967-980

Series 16 Prisoner Correspondence Files 1990-2000

Physical Description: 14 file folders

Access Information

The Prisoner Correspondence Files are restricted from public access under Government Code section 6254(f) (Investigative Files) and Civil Code section 1798.24 (disclosure of personal information).

Arrangement

Prisoner Correspondence Files are arranged per the order established by the records creator.

Scope and Content Note

The Prisoner Correspondence Files were compiled by Richard Polanco during the 1990s. The correspondence concerns individual inmate appeals and inmate grievances against their various, respective correctional facilities.