Scope and Content
Title: Lawrence Kapiloff Papers
Collection number: LP203:113-128; LP204:1-11; LP210:173-285; LP211:1-15; LP218:140-169
Lawrence Kapiloff, California Legislator
8.5 cubic feet
California State Archives
Abstract: Lawrence Kapiloff, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1973-1982 for the 78th Assembly District, which included cities
within San Diego County. The Lawrence Kapiloff Papers consist 8.5 cubic feet of Assembly Bill Files documenting Kapiloff's
legislative activity. Bills introduced by Assembly Member Kapiloff cover a wide array of subjects including his main areas
of interest: the tax system and water issues.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please consult California State Archives staff. Permission for reproduction or publication
is given on behalf of the California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, as the owner of the physical
items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication
of materials from the California State Archives' collections.
[Identification of item], Lawrence Kapiloff Papers, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary
of State, Sacramento, California.
Acquisition and Custodial History
The California State Archives acquired the Kawrence Kapiloff Papers by deed of gift.
Lawrence Kapiloff, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1973-1982. His 78th Assembly District included cities within San
He was born on September 22, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York and established residence in California in 1955. He served in the
United States Army during the Korean Conflict then attended the University of California, Los Angeles. There he received a
BA in Psychology in 1957 and an LLB from the Law School in 1960. He wrote "how-to" books about real property and worked as
a tax law attorney for the City of San Diego. His job made him decide to run for office and try to change the unwieldy tax
system. Kapiloff is the father of three children: Johanna, Norman, and Yvonne.
Assembly Member Kapiloff was a Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity Member and State Bar Association Member. He was elected to the State
Assembly in 1972. According to the
California Legislature at Sacramento (Handbooks), he served on the following committees:
- Aging (Special Subcommittee), 1979-1980
- Criminal Justice, 1982
- Employment and Public Employees, 1973-1974
- Energy (Subcommittee), 1976
- Energy and Diminishing Materials, 1975
- Energy and Natural Resources, 1981-1982
- Land Use (Subcommittee), 1976
- *Chair, 1976
- Planning and Land Use, 1973
- Planning, Land Use, and Energy, 1974
- Resources and Land Use, 1975
- Resources, Land Use, and Energy, 1976-1980
- Revenue and Taxation, 1973-1982
- *Vice Chair, 1973-1974
- Rules, 1981-1982
- Urban Development and Housing, 1973-1974
- Water, 1976-1977
- *Vice Chair, 1977
- Water, Parks, and Wildlife, 1978-1980
- *Vice Chair, 1978
- *Chair, 1979-1980
- Ways and Means, 1981-1982
- Open Space Lands, 1974
- Revision of the Corporations Code, 1973-1974
- Veteran Affairs, 1980
- State Benefits and Services Advisory Board, 1975-1977
After leaving the Legislature, Kapiloff served on the San Diego Superior Court until his retirement in 1994.
Scope and Content
The Lawrence Kapiloff Papers consist of Assembly Bill Files, 1973-1982. The bill files document Kapiloff's legislative activity
during his time as a member of the California State Assembly. Bills introduced by Assembly Member Kapiloff cover a wide array
of subjects. His main areas of interest were the tax system and water issues.
The records are available on microfilm at the California State Archives.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.