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Inventory of the Senate Business and Professions Committee Records
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Series Description

File folders: See below for LP numbers

Series 1 Bill Files 1970-2004

Physical Description: 1199 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Any bill impacting the Business and Professions code is sent to the Committee for analysis. The Committee also authors bills intended to clarify or extend the code. Bill files created by the Senate Business and Professions Committee may include analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements. Of particular interest are those bills relating to the medical profession; the oversight abilities of boards within the California Department of Consumer Affairs; licensure of professionals; real estate; weights and measures, including labeling and pricing; general business rights and regulations; and special business rights and regulations, including those impacting sports and sporting franchises.
Bill files from the 1993-1994 Legislative Session were not transferred to the California State Archives.
Microfilm copies of bill files are available for the years 1970-1986 as indicated by (mf) following the LP number.
1970: SB11-SB836; SR236 (3ff) LP167:203-205 (mf)
1971: SB28-SB1593; SR175 (7ff) LP167:206-212 (mf)
1971: AB37-AB2987 (2ff) LP167:213-214 (mf)
1972: Committee Rules; SB49-SB1492; SR62 (7ff) LP167:215-221 (mf)
1972: AB30-AB2347; ACR80 (2ff) LP167:222-223 (mf)
1973-1974: SB132-SB2453; SCR138; SR62 (22ff) LP167:225-242 (mf) LP168:1-4 (mf)
1973-1974: AB119-AB4494; ACR181 (11ff) LP168:5-15 (mf)
1975-1976: SB59-SB2179; SCR38; SB16XX; SB17XX (15ff) LP178:152-166 (mf)
1975-1976: AB193-AB4485; ACR103; ACR144; AJR9 (12ff) LP178:167-178 (mf)
1977-1978: SB32-SB2174; SCA26; SCA74 (14ff) LP195:53-66 (mf)
1977-1978: AB18-AB3794; ACR21-ACR29 (15ff) LP195:67-81 (mf)
1979-1980: SB2-SB2058; SR10 (20ff) LP215:170-189 (mf)
1979-1980: AB67-AB3440; ACR140; AJR54 (17ff) LP215:190-206 (mf)
1981-1982: SB6-SB2090; SCA34; SR7 (16ff) LP226:200A-214 (mf)
1981-1982: AB46-AB3806 (19ff) LP226:215-233 (mf)
1983-1984: SB2-SB2293; SCR62-SCR69; SJR12-SJR41; SR42 (30ff) LP235:234-240 (mf) LP242:67-85 (mf) LP326:1-4
1983-1984: AB13-AB4033; ACR20-ACR147; AJR33; AJR69; AB29X (13ff) LP242:86-98 (mf)
1985-1986: SB14-SB2607; SCR18-SCR63 (36ff) LP251:71-104 (mf) LP326:5-6
1985-1986: AB88-AB4379; ACR57; ACR53; ACR122 (23ff) LP251:105-126 (mf) LP326:7
1987-1988: SB24-SB2870; SCR30; SR22 (52ff) LP279:1-51 LP326:8
1987-1988: AB32-AB4410 (28ff) LP279:52-79
1989-1990: SB37-SB2899 (35ff) LP326:9-43
1989-1990: AB32-AB4361; AJR61; AJR72 (58ff) LP326:44-101
1991-1992: SB56-SB2044 (34ff) LP326:102-135
1991-1992: AB91-AB3821; AJR77 (70ff) LP326:136-205
1995-1996: SB21-SB2100; SR28; "initiatives;" SB9 preprint (55ff) LP326:206-260
1995-1996: AB116-AB3473 (43ff) LP326:261-303
1997-1998: SB80-SB2239 (65ff) LP326:304-368
1997-1998: AB71-AB2802 (43ff) LP326:369-411
1999-2000: SB7-SB2184 (94ff) LP326:821-914
1999-2000: AB52-AB2899 (77ff) LP326:915-991
2001-2002: SB16-SB2059 (74ff) LP326:992-1065
2001-2002: AB201-AB3055 (52ff) LP326:1066-1117
2003-2004: SB12-SB1915; SJR24 (76ff) LP326:1118-1193
2003-2004: AB116-AB3023 (59ff) LP326:1194-1252
See Appendix B in master finding aid for LP numbers.

Series 2 Hearing Files 1962-1989

Physical Description: 110 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Of particular interest are those files pertaining to the Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Medical Quality Assurance and their treatment of foreign medical graduates. More information can be found on the Department of Consumer Affairs in the subject files and investigation files. Hearing files for Senate Business and Professions Committee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint hearings. Tapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the hearing files to alert the researcher to the existence of such tapes.
See Appendix B in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for a complete listing of hearing dates and subjects.
See Appendix C in master finding aid for LP numbers.

Series 3 Subject Files 1981-1989

Physical Description: 175 file folders

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by the Senate Business and Professions Committee may include correspondence, background materials, notes, reports, newspaper clippings, and subcommittee information. Of particular interest are those files related to the Board of Medical Quality Assurance and other Boards within the Consumer Affairs Department. Researchers may also be interested in files related to general health care and minority.
See Appendix C in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for a complete listing of subject file titles and dates.
LP326:590-643

Series 4 BMQA Investigation Files 1975-1989

Physical Description: 54 file folders

Arrangement

Investigation files are arranged chronologically.

Restriction

Due to personal information contained therein, case files regarding specific individuals are restricted.

Scope and Content Note

Investigation files contain background information on the Business and Professions Committee's ongoing investigation of the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Medical Quality Assurance (BMQA). The investigation centered around the Board's regulations and procedures for licensure and treatment of foreign and out-of-state medical graduates.
See Appendix D in the master finding aid at the California State Archivesfor a complete listing of the BMQA Investigation Files.
LP326:644-674

Series 5 Chronological Correspondence Files 1987-1994

Physical Description: 31 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Chronological files contain correspondence from the Chair of the Committee.
January-December, 1987 (12ff) LP326:644-655
January-November, 1988 (11ff) LP326:656-666
January-December, 1993-1994 (8ff) LP326:667-674
LP178:179-196

Series 6 Office Files 1986-1988

Physical Description: 31 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Office files created by the Senate Business and Professions Committee may include correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, financial papers, and other documents relating to the day-to-day business operations of the committee. Of particular interest are the travel and field study files related to investigations of medical schools in the United States and abroad.
1975-1976: Administrative and correspondence files (18ff) LP178:179-196
1977-1978: Minutes and correspondence files (2ff) LP195:82-83
1984: Caribbean Field Study (1ff) LP326:675
1985: Field Studies (2ff) LP326:676-677
1956-1986: Resources (1ff) LP326:678
1985-1986: Claims Submitted (1ff) LP326:679
1986: UAG Field Study (1ff) LP326:680
1986: Travel (1ff) LP326:681
1986: Travel Claims (1ff) LP326:682
1987: Guadalajara Field Study (1ff) LP326:683
1987: Travel (2ff) LP326:684-685