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Inventory of the California State Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Records
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Series Description

File folders: See below for LP numbers

Series 1 Bill Files 1989-2000

Physical Description: 61 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 veterans, military affairs, and armories including employee safety, training, wages, and insurance are referred to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The committee saw numerous bills concerning the California Veterans Board, Cal-Vet Farm and Home loans and insurance, veterans benefits, memorializing veterans, designating of veterans homes in California, providing shelters for homeless veterans. Specific topics of interest include the penalties for vandalizing veterans' memorials (AB1818, 1992), promoting the participation of disabled veterans in business enterprises (SCR18, 1994), identifying and treating Gulf War illness in veterans (SJR19, 1995), providing full military benefits to Filipino veterans (SJR14, 1995 and SJR6, 1997), and creating positions in the California Department of Veterans Affairs (SB152, 1999). 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.
1989-1990: SB43-SB2755, SCR47, SJR15-SJR30, SR49 (5ff) LP354: 1-5
1989-1990: AB369-AB3772, AJR35-AJR85 (3ff) LP354: 6-8
1991-1992: SB591-SB1736, SJR11-SJR52 (2ff) LP354: 9-10
1991-1992: AB270-AB3780, ACR120-ACR130, AJR53 (5ff) LP354: 11-15
1993-1994: SB603-SB1691, SCR13-SCR18, SJR6-SJR24 (5ff) LP354: 16-20
1993-1994: AB76-AB3635, SCR78 (5ff) LP354: 21-25
1995-1996: SB3-SB2175, SCA6, SCR12-SCR57,SJR1-SJR53 (7ff) LP354: 26-32
1995-1996: AB3-AB2973, AJR14-AJR68 (4ff) LP354: 33-36
1997-1998: SB39-SB2186, SCR38-SCR76, SJR6-SJR39,SR15-SR30,SBX6 (9ff) LP354: 37-45
1997-1998: AB324-AB2725, ACR2-ACR10, AJR5-AJR60 (4ff) LP354: 46-49
1999-2000: SB4-SB2102, SCR12-SCR56, SR10 (7ff) LP354: 50-56
1999-2000: AB92-AB2933 (5ff) LP354: 57-61
LP354: 62-67

Series 2 Hearing Files 1991-1998

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologicaly by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may contain agendas, transcripts, testimony, background reports, and working files for regular session hearings, interim hearings, and some joint hearings. When complete, hearing files can provide in-depth analysis of issues of concern to the committee and California's veterans and military issues. The committee held few hearings on various issues relating to the Veterans Home in California, California Veterans Board, and the Veterans Memorial Registry Fund. These hearings largely focused on determining administrative actions for these veterans' agencies and places. For example, arguments for implementing term limits on California Veterans Board members occurred at a committee hearing.
For a list of hearing dates and topics see master finding aid at the California State Archives
LP354: 68-73

Series 3 Correspondence Files 1992-1999

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence files contain correspondence with state agencies, officials, constituents, and interest groups, press clippings, background reports and other materials that concern actions pertaining to veteran and military issues in California. Much of the correspondence relates to the variety of legislation considered by the committee.
LP354: 74-87

Series 4 Subject Files 1989-2000

Physical Description: 14 file folders

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee compiled files concerning the committee itself, its activities, and its relations with veterans' affairs agencies. These files may contain reports, agendas, memos, short biographical notes, correspondence, press clippings, notes, photographs, and negatives. One file focuses on Veterans' Home reports that concern the operation of California's Veterans' Homes. Two files contain information regarding the California State Senate's commemoration of the United States Air Force 50th Anniversary on 4 September 1997. Other files focus on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee processes and people. These files contain the committee's rules, member biographical notes, and the committee's consultant file.