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Inventory of the Carol Hallett Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carol Hallett Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1977-1982
    Collection number: See series description
    Creator: Hallett, Carol
    Extent: 1.25 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Carol Boyd Hallett, a Republican, was first elected to the 77th Assembly District in 1976. She authored bills concerning agriculture, education, and flood control in Monterey. Hallett also introduced legislation to reform the State Teachers' Retirement System (AB1002, 1977-1978) and the Public Employees' Retirement System.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Language: 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], Carol Hallett Papers, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The California State Archives acquired the Carol Hallett papers following her final Assembly term.

    Biography

    Carol Boyd Hallett, a Republican, was first elected to the 77th Assembly District serving Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara, in 1976. She was born on October 16, 1937, in Oakland. She attended the University of Oregon with a major in Art History, and San Francisco State College, majoring in Business Administration. Assembly Member Hallett was a former Administrative Assistant to Senator Donald L. Grunsky and a former field representative to Congressman William M. Ketchum. She was married to James T. Hallett in 1958.
    Hallett was a member of California Women in Agriculture and the San Luis Obispo County Ninety-Nines. She was affiliated with the San Luis Obispo Republican Women, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority. Other affiliations include serving on the legislative committee for the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Salinas Chamber of Commerce. She was named the Monterey County "Farmer of the Year" in 1978. She served as an Executive member of the National Conference of State Legislators.
    Assembly Member Hallett was elected Minority Floor Leader in May of 1979 and served in that capacity until January 1981.
    According to the California Legislature at Sacramento (Handbooks), Hallett served on the following committees:

    California State Assembly, 1977-1982

    • Standing Committees
    • Agriculture, 1977-1982
    • Elections and Reapportionment, 1981-1982
    • *Vice Chairman, 1982
    • Policy Research Management, 1980-1981
    • Public Employees and Retirement, 1977-1978
    • Transportation, 1978-1979
    • Rules, 1979-1980
    • Joint Committees
    • Joint Committee on State's Economy, 1980-1982
    • Assembly Caucuses
    • Rural Caucus, 1979-1980
    • *Vice Chairman, 1979-1980
    • Commissions
    • California Commission on Agriculture, 1980-1982
    • *Vice Chairman, 1980

    Scope and Content

    The Carol Hallett Papers consist of 1.25 cubic feet of records reflecting Hallett's activities during her time as an Assembly Member. The records contain Assembly bill files, 1977-1982. The bill files document her legislative activity during her term as a member of the California State Legislature. The bills introduced by Carol Hallett include a wide array of subjects. She authored bills concerning agriculture, education, and flood control in Monterey. Hallett also introduced legislation to reform the State Teachers' Retirement System (AB1002, 1977-1978) and the Public Employees' Retirement System in order to protect them both from frequent abuse.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into one series of bill files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system (currently in development, August 2004).

    Subjects

    Hallett, Carol
    California - - Legislature - - Assembly
    Educational - - law and legislation