Inventory of the California State Senate Republican Fiscal Office Records

Processed by Ann Sullivan
California State Archives
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Sacramento, California 95814
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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:
Ann Sullivan
Date Completed:
1 August 2007
Encoded by:
Jessica Knox
© 2008 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Senate Republican Fiscal Office Records
Dates: 1999-2006
Collection number: LP371
Creator: Senate Republican Fiscal Office
Collection Size: 57.5 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: 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 Republican Caucus created the Fiscal Office and the Office of Policy in 2000. The Senate Republican Fiscal Office produced individual analyses for proposed legislation in order to inform Senate Republicans of the fiscal impact of each piece to assist the Senator's vote. The records of the Senate Republican Fiscal Office consist of Bill Files, 2000-2006, and Budget Files, 1999-2006. 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. The following budget file is restricted. LP371:1126 is restricted under the Public Records Act, California Government Code, sec 6254 (c) because it contains private medical information.

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 Fiscal Office Records, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition History

The California State Archives acquired the Senate Republican Caucus Fiscal Office 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 a research office.
The Republican Caucus created the Fiscal Office and the Office of Policy in 2000 under the leadership of Ross Johnson and Jim Brulte. As separated divisions, the Senate Republican Caucus Fiscal Office (SRFO) and Office of Policy contributed to the main objective of research for the members. Prior to the creation of the Fiscal Office, Caucus members had relied on Senate Floor Analyses and committee analyses when casting votes. The SRFO produced individual analyses for proposed legislation in order to inform Senate Republicans of the fiscal impact of each piece to assist the Senator's vote. The Senate Republican Caucus fiscal analysts also prepared annual reports such as the State Budget Floor Report and the State Budget Final Analysis. These specific analyses provided Senate Republicans with extensive and detailed budgetary information for the annual budget deliberations in order to represent and advocate for the interests of the their constituents and political party.
The California State Senate Republican Caucus Chairs from 2000-2007 have been:
Charles Poochigian, 2000-2004
George Runner, 2004-2007
The California State Senate Republican Leaders from 2000-2007 have been:
Jim Brulte, 2000-2004
Dick Ackerman, 2004-2007

Scope and Content

The Senate Republican Fiscal Office records consist of Bill Files, 2000-2006, and Budget Files, 1999-2006. The bill files reflect the legislative analysis done by the office on nearly every piece of legislation heard in the Senate and Assembly. The files include office analyses, letters from interested parties, and comments from affected agencies. 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 SRFO bill files also document the office's work with the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst's Office.

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.)
Fiscal policy--California
Taxation Law and legislation

Related Collections at the California State Archives

Senate Republican Caucus Records
Senate Republican Office of Policy Records

Series Description

LP371:1-1103

Series 1 Bill Files 2000-2006

Physical Description: 1103 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, amendments and resolutions, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, roll calls, records of votes, and committee statements. Of particular interest are those bills relating to: the California State Employees Retirement System including SB269 (2003-2004), AB1321 (2003-2004), and ACR11 (2005-2006); Elections with AB2759 (2001-2002), SB613 (2003-2004), and AB 2079 (2003-2004); and the relationship between the State of California and California Indian Tribes through SB18 (2003-2004), AB113 (2003-2004), and AB687(2003-2004).
2001-2002: SB1-2099, SCA4-SCA15, SCR13-SCR94,SJR25-52, SB1X-SB64X, SB2XX-SB89XX, SB2XXX-SB10XXX (169 ff) LP371:1-169
2001-2002: GRP1 (1 ff) LP371:170
2001-2002: AB1-AB3057, ACA8-ACA12, ACR4-ACR223,AJR50, AB3X-AB29X, AB16XX-AB86XX (201ff) LP371:171-371
2003-2004: SB1-SB1916, SCA1-SCA23, SCR3-SCR92,SJR6-SJR30, SR36 (133 ff) LP371:372-504
2003-2004: AB2-AB3118, ACR2-ACR248, AJR3-AJR88,AB1X-AB12X (223 ff) LP371:505-727
2005-2006: SB1-SB1851, SCA2-SCA32, SCR5-SCR130, SJR10-SJR12, SR16, SB8XX-SB10XX (159 ff) LP371:728-886
2005-2006: AB7-AB3076, ACR1-ACR156, AJR2-AJR49 (217 ff) LP371:887-1103
LP371:1104-1240

Series 2 Budget Files 1999-2006

Physical Description: 136 file folders

Arrangement

Budget files are arranged chronologically by fiscal year.

Access Information

One folder within the Budget Files is restricted under the Public Records Act, California Government Code, sec 6254 (c) because it contains private medical information.

Scope and Content Note

Budget Files created by the Senate Republican Fiscal Office may include Highlights and Analysis of each budget session, Waste and Inefficiency reports, Senate Appropriation Committee Notes, Solution Plans for annual budget dilemmas, and Analyses of May Revisions.