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Inventory of the California State Senate Public Safety Committee Records
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Series Description

LP373:1-808

Series 1 Bill Files 1997-2006

Physical Description: 808 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Bill files of the Senate Public Safety Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, roll calls, records of votes, and committee statements. Of particular interest are those bills relating to drug enforcement, the California Youth Authority, gun control, sex offenders, law enforcement, and privacy. Additionally, those bills pertaining to prisons and prison reform are of particular interest.
1997-1998: SB2-SB2220, SCA30-SCA47, SJR22 (115ff) LP373:1-115
1997-1998: AB4-AB2816, AJR14 (119ff) LP373:116-235
1999-2000: SB8-SB2196, SCA10, SCR93-SCR95 (83ff) LP373:236-319
1999-2000: AB4-AB2905, ACR220-ACR229, AJR12-AJR57, AB30X (70ff) LP373:319-389
2001-2002: SB8-SB2087, SCA15, SJR16, SB88XX (84ff) LP373:389-473
2001-2002: AB32-AB2905, ACR220-ACR229, AJR12-AJR57, AB30X (70ff) LP373:474-544
2003-2004: SB3-SB1900, SCA8, SBX, SB2XXXX (61ff) LP373:544-605
2003-2004: AB2-AB3059, AJR34-AJR64 (65ff) LP373:605-670
2005-2006: SB3-SB1831 (70ff) LP373:670-740
2005-2006: AB22-AB3064, ACR73 (68ff) LP373:740-808
LP373:809-1041

Series 2 Hearing Files 1997-2006

Physical Description: 345 audiotapes, 126 videotapes

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged into two subseries (audiotapes and videotapes) then chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files contain videotape and audiocassette tape recordings of hearings for regular session hearings, interim hearings, and some joint hearings. Tapes have been moved to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes. Hearing tapes are principally from bill hearings. The committee often held joint hearings with the Assembly Public Safety Committee. These hearings largely focused on various propositions on the ballot and the subsequent affect on the California penal code.
For a list of hearing dates and topics, see Appendix A in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
LP373:1042-1043

Series 3 Subject Files 1999-2005

Physical Description: 2 videotapes

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The subject files contain one videotape of Bill Moyers on Addiction from 1999 and one videotape press conference in which Governor Schwarzenegger announced anti-crime legislation on August 16, 2005 for the 2005-2006 legislative session.