Inventory of the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee Records

Processed by Russell Vreeland
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 Assembly Appropriations Committee Records

Collection number: see series description

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Russell Vreeland
Date Completed:
1 December 2007
Encoded by:
Aaron Richardson
© 2007 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Assembly Appropriations Committee Records
Dates: 1995-2006
Collection number: see series description
Creator: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Collection Size: 63 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The Assembly Appropriations Committee records consist of 63 cubic feet of textual records and 140 audiotapes. The record group is organized into two series: bill files and hearing files. Bill files, consisting of 63 cubic feet, were created between the years 1995-2006. Hearing files, created between 1995-1997, exist in audiotape format.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: 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], Assembly Appropriations Committee Records, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition History

The California State Archives acquired the Assembly Appropriations Committee records according to state law.

Committee History

The Appropriations Committee is the most recent Assembly committee to oversee fiscal bills, including bonds and alternative public financing. The first committee that had fiscal bills under its purview was the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, created by an Assembly Resolution on December 18, 1849. Beginning in 1995, the responsibility of this committee was passed on to the newly created Assembly Appropriations Committee. The Assembly Appropriations Committee was formed by HR10, which passed on January 24, 1995. Through December 2007, this committee has been responsible for approving appropriations of the legislature.
This is a standing committee; however, the number of members has varied since its creation. Between 1995 and 2002 the Assembly Appropriations Committee consisted of 21 members, including the chair and vice-chair. In the 2003-2004 session, membership numbered 25 including the chair and vice-chair. In the 2005-2006 session, membership numbered 18 including the chair and vice-chair. The chairs of this committee from 1995-2006 were as follows: Poochigian, Charles (Rep.), 1995-1996 Migden, Carol (Dem.), 1997-2002 Steinberg, Darrell (Dem.), 2003-2004 Chu, Judy (Dem.), 2005-2006

Scope and Content

The Assembly Appropriations Committee records consist of 63 cubic feet of textual records and 140 audiotapes. The record group is organized into two series: bill files and hearing files. Bill files, consisting of 63 cubic feet, were created between the years 1995-2006. Hearing files, created between 1995-1997, exist in audiotape format.
The Assembly Appropriations Committee is primarily concerned with the fiscal implications of bills. Therefore, any bill with a possible fiscal impact is required to be reviewed by this committee. Because of the nature of the Appropriations Committee, the subjects covered in this collection vary widely.
Bill Files provide analysis of the bill as well as some discussion and background on the bill. In the sessions covering the years 1995-2000, bill files include Assembly Republican Bill Analysis. The Assembly Republican Bill analyses include arguments in support or opposition of the bill, registered support and opposition, fiscal concerns, policy concerns and a voting recommendation to members of the caucus. Other sessions contain only the analysis prepared for the Assembly Appropriations Committee by committee staff. Committee analyses include a summary of the measure, registered support and opposition, fiscal concerns and prior related legislation.
The audiotapes document the discussion and debate that takes place in meetings of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. All hearings in this collection concern presentation and discussion of, as well as voting on, various bills. In a single day, the number of bills heard can total into the hundreds. Because of the way the Assembly Appropriation Committee conducts its business, these bills are not heard in any particular order, and finding a specific bill presentation can prove to be difficult.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California State Assembly Appropriations Committee
California. Legislature. Assembly.
California. Legislature.

Related Collections at the California State Archives

Charles Poochigian Papers
Carole Migden Papers, Restricted
Darrell Steinberg Papers, Restricted
Judy Chu Papers, Restricted

Series Description

see below for LP numbers

Series 1 Bill Files 1995-2006

Physical Description: 1194 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

The Assembly Appropriations Committee is primarily concerned with the fiscal implications of bills. Most bill files include all or some of the following items: bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, roll calls, records of votes, and committee statements. Bills with fiscal implications, regardless of the policy committee, must pass through the Assembly Appropriation Committee.
1995-1996 AB1-AB3502; ACA12-ACA49; ACR6-ACR91; AJR17-AJR72; AB6X; AB12X; AB1XXX (152 ff) LP301:1-152
1995-1996 SB1-SB2177; SCA19; SCA21; SCR11-SCR63; SJR10-SJR27; SB1X-SB12X (30 ff) LP301:153-232
1997-1998 AB2-AB2809; ACA4-ACA39; ACR2-ACR187; AJR56-AJR74; AB7X-AB13X (223 ff) LP305:1-223
1997-1998 SB2-SB2242; SCR2-SCR102; SJR38-SJR93; SB4X-SB11X (118 ff) LP305:224-341
1999-2000 AB1-AB2941; ACA7-ACA18; ACR1-ACR187; AB1X-AB27X (128 ff) LP305:342-469
1999-2000 SB1-SB2203; SCA3-SCA11; SCR34-SCR99; SJR31; SB1X-SB2X (134 ff) LP305:470-603
2001-2002 AB1-AB3059; ACA9-ACA19; ACR3-ACR234; AB1X-AB83X; AB2XX-AB87XX (65 ff) LP305:604-668
2001-2002 SB1-SB2099; SCA9; SCR9-SCR89; SB6X-SB7X; SB1XX-SB85XX; SB2XXX (43 ff) LP305:668-710
2003-2004 AB1-AB3118; ACA4-ACA29; ACR2-ACR252; AJ28-AJR74 (73 ff) LP305:711-783
2003-2004 SB1-SB1915; SCA-SCA18; SCR35-SCR84; SJR9-SJR30 (42 ff) LP305:784-825
2005-2006 AB1-AB3076; ACA7-ACA18; ACR1-ACR160; AJR2-AJR25 (89 ff) LP305:826-914
2005-2006 SB1-SB1851; SCA1; SCR4-SCR120; SB 1XXX (49 ff) LP305:914-962
LP305:963-1002

Series 2 Hearing Files 1995-1997

Physical Description: 140 audio cassette tapes

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files for this collection exist in audiotape format only. Hearings relate to pending bills before the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Most hearings included testimony in support, testimony in opposition, Department of Finance analysis, author statements, and roll call votes. Many tapes include questioning of presenters and witnesses by committee members. Subjects of note include: employer health plans, property tax policy, rent control issues, pesticide regulation, methyl bromide, human rights, and controlled substances such as GHB.
For a complete listing of hearing dates and subjects see Appendix A in master finding aid at California State Archives.