Inventory of the Assembly International Trade and Development Committee Records

Heesook Nam
California State Archives
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California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Assembly International Trade and Development Committee Records

Collection number: LP351

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Heesook Nam
Date Completed:
May 2005
Encoded by:
Sara Roberson
© 2006 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Assembly International Trade and Development Committee records
Dates: 1997-2000
Collection number: LP351
Creator: Assembly International Trade and Development Committee
Collection Size: 2 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The Assembly International Trade and Development Committee Records consist of two cubic feet of records reflecting the activity of the committee in overseeing legislation and other matters concerning international trade and economic development. The records cover the years, 1997-2000.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

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], Assembly International Trade and Development Committee Records, LP351:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition Information

Tha California State Archives acquired the Assembly International Trade and Development Committee records as required by state law.

Committee History

The Assembly created the Assembly International Trade and Development Committee in 1997. The new committee was created in order to divide the responsibilities of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee between two committees. The Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee retained responsibility for the common carriers, expansion of overseas markets, international trade, research and import/export finance, intrastate commerce, motion picture industry, Public Utilities Commission, state capital, telecommunications, women and minority business enterprises.
The Assembly International Trade and Development Committee became responsible for bills related to business advocacy of import/export trade, California-Mexico relations, California's overseas trade offices, development of international high tech markets, economic impact reports, effect of balance of trade issues on California, enterprise zones, foreign investments by California, foreign investments in California, impacts of federal budget on international trade, international capital, interstate commerce, seaports and physical infrastructure, sister state agreements and friendship agreements with other nations, state and local economic development, and tourism (Assembly Journal February 6, 1997, p.252-55).
In 2001, the committee was renamed the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee. The Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee was also assigned all legislation relating to international trade and economic development issues, and in addition had responsibility for information technology, economic disaster relief, industrial innovation and research, small business development and operation (Assembly Journal January 31, 2001, p.233).
The committee consisted of seven members in 1997, but the number decreased to six in 1999-2000. Grace F. Napolitano (Dem.) served as the Committee's first Chair from 1997-1998. Sally Havice (Dem.) replaced Napolitano as Chair and served from 1999-2000. (Legislative Handbook, 1997, p.243, 1999-2000, p.254, 2000, p.68)

Scope and Content

The Assembly International Trade and Development Committee Records consist of two cubic feet of records reflecting the activity of the committee in overseeing legislation and other matters concerning international trade and economic development. The records cover the years, 1997-2000. They are comprised of bill files. The files document the bills directed to the committee. The files may include committee analyses, letters from interested parties, comments of affected agencies and other things relating to the specific bills. These files illustrate the committee's interest in such issues as economic development areas (e.g., Enterprise Zones), mission of the State Trade and Commerce Agency and a sister-state relationships between California and other nations.
The committee was created in order to divide the responsibilities of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee in 1997. The name of the committee was changed to the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy committee in 2001. For information on these committees, researchers should consult their records at the California State Archives.

Arrangement

This record group is arranged into one series of bill files, 1997-2000.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California -- Legislature -- Assembly -- International Trade and Development Committee
Foreign trade regulation
Economic development

Related Collections at the California State Archives

Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee Records
Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee Records

Series Description

LP351:1-35

Series 1 Bill Files 1997-2000

Physical Description: 35 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Bills relating to economic development and international trade are generally referred to the Assembly International Trade and Development Committee for analysis. Most bill files include all or some of the following items: 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 East Timorese refugees in Indonesia (SCR 33, 1997) and religious freedom in the People's Republic of China (AJR 54, 2000).
1997-1998: AB638-AB2809, AJR68, HR21, HR34, AB7X, ACR19 LP351:1-10
1997-1998: SB200-SB1169, SCR33, SCR42 LP351:11-13
1999-2000: AB51-AB2772, AJR23-AJR63, HR8, HR70 LP351:14-27
1999-2000: SB84-SB1516, SCR5-SCR74 LP351:28-35