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Series Description

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Series 1 Bill Files 1967-2002

Physical Description: 933 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content

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.
Microfilm copies of bill files are available for the years 1967-1988 as indicated by (mf) after the LP number.

Scope and Content Note

1967 SB20-SB1528, SCA4-SCA50 (2ff) LP176:174-175 (mf)
1967 AB44-AB2594 (2ff) LP176:176-177 (mf)
1968 SB3-SB1269, SCA37, SCR42 (2ff) LP176:178-179 (mf)
1968 AB22-AB2095 (2ff) LP176:180-181 (mf)
1969 SB18-SB1433, SCA20, SCA31, SCR52 (3ff) LP176:182-184 (mf)
1969 AB36-AB2305 (3ff) LP176:185-187 (mf)
1970 SB13-SB1420, SCA6, SCA19 (1ff) LP176:188 (mf)
1970 AB60-AB2529 (3ff) LP176:189-191 (mf)
1971 SB23-SB1636, SCA21, SCA28, SR224 (2ff) LP176:192-193 (mf)
1971 AB19-AB3061, ACR150, ACR158 (2 ff) LP176:194-195 (mf)
1972 SB27-SB1476, SCA76, SCR88 (2ff) LP176:196-197 (mf)
1972 AB19-AB2394 (1ff) LP176:198 (mf)
1973-1974 SB22-SB2436, SCA10, SCA39, SCR165 (12ff) LP189:35-46 (mf)
1973-1974 AB14-AB4519, ACA40-ACA104, ACR43, AJR73, AJR78 (11ff) LP189:24-34 (mf)
1975-1976 SB5-SB2194, SCA21, SCA42, SCR104, SR66 (13ff) LP206:239-240, 242-254 (mf)
1975-1976 AB37-AB4516, ACA37-ACA61, ACR167-ACR230 (14ff) LP207:2-16 (mf)
1975-1976 SB2X, SB4X (1ff) LP206:241 (mf)
1975-1976 AB1X (1ff) LP207:1 (mf)
1977-1978 SB3-SB2249, SCA16-SCA47, SR21 (16ff) LP215:41-56 (mf)
1977-1978 AB8-AB3819, ACA47, ACR61-ACR122, AJR1 (8ff) LP215:57-64 (mf)
1979-1980 SB21-SB2062, SCA43, SCR26-SCR58 (13ff) LP215:66-78 (mf)
1979-1980 AB8-AB3477, ACA8, ACR51-ACR96 (7ff) LP215:79-85 (mf)
1981-1982 SB53-SB2089, SCA1, SCR50-SCR70 (13ff) LP222:113-125 (mf)
1981-1982 AB106-AB3793, ACA56, ACA86, ACR57 (11ff) LP222:126-136 (mf)
1983-1984 SB45-SB2334, SCA19-SCA26, SCR8 (23ff) LP232:3-25 (mf)
1983-1984 AB14-AB4045, ACR150 (13ff) LP232:27-39 (mf)
1983-1984 SB24X (1ff) LP232:26 (mf)
1985-1986 SB17-SB2572, SCR43 (32ff) LP255:100-131 (mf)
1985-1986 AB13-AB4393, ACR139 (31ff) LP255:132-152 (mf)
1987-1988 SB52-SB2893, SR41 (42ff) LP271:170-211 (mf)
1987-1988 AB26-AB4687, ACA56, ACR87 (21ff) LP271:212-232 (mf)
1989-1990 SB20-SB2882, SCA19-SCA51, SCR88, SJR36, SB27X-SB39X (37ff) LP230:346-383
1989-1990 AB35-AB4302, ACA29, ACA38, ACR31, ACR54, AB16X (23ff) LP243:1-23
1991-1992 SB11-SB2055, SCA11-SCA41, SCR38, SB14X, SB19X (38ff) LP243:24-62
1991-1992 AB3-AB3812, ACA44, ACR24 (21ff) LP243:63-83
1993-1994 SB11-SB2112, SCA8-SCA33 (82ff) LP360:1-82
1993-1994 AB1-AB3819, AB90X (58ff) LP360:83-140
1995-1996 SB8-SB2170, SCA13-SCA38 (39ff) LP360:141-179
1995-1996 AB6-AB3472 (26ff) LP360:180-205
1995-1996 SB1XX-SB23XX (3ff) LP360:206-208
1997-1998 SB11-SB2226 (35ff) LP360:209-243
1997-1998 AB62-AB2737, ACA4-ACA10, AJR56 (46ff, 1 audiocassette) LP360:244-289
1999-2000 SB36-SB2204, SCA6-SCA21 (37ff) LP360:290-326
1999-2000 AB47-AB2935 (40ff) LP360:327-366
2001-2002 SB32-SB2055, SCA13 (61ff) LP360:367-427
2001-2002 AB15-AB3057 (70ff) LP360:428-497
2001-2002 SB22X-SB76X (5ff) LP360:498-502
2001-2002 SB22XX-SB76XX (1ff) LP360:504
2001-2002 AB9X (1ff) LP360:503
2001-2002 AB23XX-AB57XX (2ff) LP360:505-506
folder See Appendix A in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1967-2002

Physical Description: 470 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Scope and Content

Hearing files for the committee may contain agendas, audiotapes, videotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings, interim hearings, joint hearings, and some oversight hearings. Audiotapes, videotapes, the reel-to-reel tape, and the floppy diskette have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes. Separation sheets are in the hearing files to alert the researcher to the existence of these records.
For a chronological list of hearings, see Appendix A in the master finding aid at the California State Archives.
folder See LP numbers below

Series 3 Reports and Publications 1969-1994

Physical Description: 23 file folders, 3 volumes

Arrangement

Reports and publications are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Reports and Publications for the committee can include staff summary reports of various hearings as well as committee publications. Topics include, but are not limited to: summaries of legislation considered by the committee; intergovernmental and interagency relations; growth and redevelopment issues; property tax rates and allocations; fiscal issues of and laws regarding county and municipal governments as well as special districts; the impact of various legislation (federal and state) and propositions upon local governments; and land use regulations.
1969 (1ff) LP189:62
1972 (1ff) LP360:856
1974 (1 vol.) LP189:106
1975 (1 vol.) LP186:106
1976/1977 (1ff) LP207:31
1980 (1ff) LP360:860
1982 (1ff) LP360:862
1983 (1ff) LP360:863
1984 (1 vol.) LP232:40
1985 (1ff) LP360:864
1986 (4ff) LP360:865-868
1987 (3ff) LP360:869-871
1989 (2ff) LP360:872-873
1990 (1ff) LP360:874
1991 (3ff) LP360:875-877
1992 (1ff) LP360:878
1993 (1ff) LP360:879
1994 (1ff) LP360:880
folder See LP Numbers below

Series 4 Committee Logs 1993-2003

Physical Description: 55 file folders

Arrangement

Committee Logs are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Committee Logs files can include committee disposition reports, full committee logs, measure status reports, committee history of actions reports, hearing results reports, memos to file clerk, reports of standing committee, hearing agendas, hearing correspondence, author's amendments reports, and roll call reports.
1993/1994 (3ff) LP360:881-883
1996 (3ff) LP360:884-886
1997 (8ff) LP360:887-894
1998 (8ff) LP360:895-902
1999 (5ff) LP360:903-907
2000 (5ff) LP360:908-912
2001 (4ff) LP360:913-916
2002 (8ff) LP360:917-924
2003 (11ff) LP360:925-935
folder See Appendix B in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for LP numbers

Series 5 Subject Files 1969-2002

Physical Description: 56 file folders

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Scope and Content

Subject files created by the committee may include correspondence, memoranda, emails, statistical findings, reports, notes, and newspaper clippings. Of particular note are those files related to the Senate Local Government Budget Working Group, which examined the impact upon local governments of a proposed property tax allocation shift in the governor's budget of fiscal year 1993/1994. Additionally, the subject files include files related to the committee's review of the allocation and use of funds by special districts from the Special District Augmentation Fund, established in 1979 in order to provide relief from fiscal shortages resulting from property tax reductions mandated by Proposition 13. The subject files also contain materials regarding Castaic Lake Water Agency; legislative counsel opinions on such topics as subdivision planning, housing, redevelopment, and public finance; and topics such as redevelopment and special districts.
For an alphabetical list of subject files, see Appendix B in the master finding aid at the California State Archives.
folder LP360:987-1020

Series 6 Orange County Bankruptcy Files 1992-1996

Physical Description: 34 file folders

Arrangement

Orange County Bankruptcy Files are arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Scope and Content

Orange County announced in December 1994 that it had lost over $1.6 billion from its investment pool. Shortly thereafter, the county became the largest municipality in United States history to ever declare bankruptcy. The Senate Committee on Local Government examined the issues and events leading up to this financial debacle, and also investigated plans for recovery. The committee's files contain correspondence, memoranda, emails, reports, financial data, recovery plans, analysis and review of legislation, newspaper clippings, and other background information. The bulk of these records consist of the action agendas and minutes of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, 1992-1994 (14ff); hearings, reports, and background materials of the Senate Special Committee on Local Government Investments, 1995 (6 ff); and the working files of the Senate Committee on Local Government regarding this topic (7ff).
folder See LP numbers below

Series 7 Omnibus Bill Files 1995-2004

Physical Description: 25 file folders

Arrangement

Omnibus Bill files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Each year, local officials discover minor problems with state statutes regarding the powers and duties of local agencies, as well as the laws on land use and planning. The Legislature responds by combining these various topics into an annual "Omnibus bill," thus making minor, non-controversial changes to the statutes in order to correct these problems. The committee's files regarding these bills can include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, roll calls, records of votes, committee statements, and other background material.
The researcher is also encouraged to examine the committee's Bill Files (see Series 1, above) for additional information concerning these bills.
1995 SB660 (1ff) LP360:1021
1996 SB1748 (1ff) LP360:1022
1997 SB320 (3ff) LP360:1023-1025
1998 SB1362 (3ff) LP360:1026-1028
1999 SB275 (2ff) LP360:1029-1030
2000 SB1350 (4ff) LP360:1031-1034
2001 SB210 (3ff) LP360:1035-1037
2002 SB1326 (2ff) LP360:1038-1039
2003 SB66 (4ff) LP360:1040-1043
2004 SB1165 (2ff) LP360:1044-1045
folder See LP numbers below

Series 8 Validating Act Files 2000-2005

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Validating Act files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

The Legislature has adopted three annual Validating Acts since the early 1950s in order to retroactively correct inadvertent technical and procedural errors or omissions on the part of public officials, local agencies, and state departments that might otherwise invalidate boundary changes or bond issues. These Validating Acts, authored by all members of the Senate Committee on Local Government, boost the stability and credit ratings of state and local bonds, thereby protecting public lenders and private investors. The committee's files regarding these bills can include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, roll calls, records of votes, committee statements, and other background material.
The researcher is also encouraged to examine the committee's Bill Files (see Series 1, above) for additional information concerning these bills.
2000 SB1321, SB1322, SB1333 (1ff) LP360:1046
2002 SB1231, SB1232, SB1233 (1ff) LP360:1047
2003 SB61, SB62, SB63 (1ff) LP360:1048
2004 SB1091, SB1092, SB1093 (1ff) LP360:1049
2005 SB121, SB122, SB123 (1ff) LP360:1050
folder LP360:1051-1185

Series 9 Committee Correspondence Files 1984-2003

Physical Description: 135 file folders

Arrangement

Committee Correspondence files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Committee Correspondence files contain correspondence from the Chair of the Committee or the committee consultant.
folder LP230:162-165

Series 10 Senate Subcommittee on the Disabled Files 1984-1985

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content

The files of the Senate Subcommittee on the Disabled consist of hearing files that contain hearing transcripts and a summary report regarding the hearing subject. This committee was dissolved in 1986, its functions transferred to a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
2/3/1984 Financial trends in care for the disabled, San Francisco (1ff) LP230:162
5/23/1984 Implications of the divestiture of the Bell Telephone System upon the disabled community and services that had been provided, Sacramento (1ff) LP230:163
5/16/1985 Needs of disabled persons and what is currently done to meet these needs and ideas to improve these needs, Sacramento (1ff) LP230:164
12/3/1985 Summary report of a hearing on the Department of Developmental Services' Preliminary/Long Range Plan for the disabled, Sacramento (1ff) LP230:165
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Series 11 Senate Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Public Works Files 1983-1984

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content

The Senate Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Public Works was responsible for preparing and reviewing several infrastructure bills, including SB17 (1985), SB183 (1985), and SB1322 (1985). It was dissolved in 1986. The committee held two oversight hearings, the files for which constitute this series. The files include hearing agendas, lists of registrants, chairman's opening remarks, testimony, staff summary and background reports, correspondence, press releases, and working papers regarding the hearing subject.
11/2/1983 Financing - Helping communities get what they are willing to pay for, San Francisco (1ff) LP222:138
11/27/1984 Financing of local government public works, Sacramento (1ff) LP232:41
folder See LP numbers below

Series 12 Senate Subcommittee on Land Use Planning Files 1974

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content

Files include hearing agendas, transcripts, statements and testimony, background information, correspondence, press releases, and working papers in regard to the hearing subjects.
7/18/1974 Long-Range statewide land use planning, San Francisco (2ff, 1 vol.) LP189:88-89, LP360:858
10/18/1974 Proposed legislation and alternative models for long-range statewide land use planning, Oakland (1ff, 1 vol.) LP189:90, LP360:858
11/26/1974 Interfaces between local, regional and state governments in long-range statewide land use planning, Inglewood (2ff) LP189:94-95
folder See LP numbers below

Series 13 Senate Subcommittee on Mobilehome Parks Files 1980-1981

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content

Files include hearing agendas, an audiocassette, statements and testimony, background report, and staff report in regard to the hearing subjects.
9/25/1980 SCR54, problems of mobilehome park tenants, Sacramento (1ff) LP215:87
11/14/1980 Hearing on Mobilehome Parks, San Diego (2ff, 1 audiocassette) LP215:89-90, 89a
2/1981 Report to the Legislature of the Senate Committee on Local Government, Subcommittee on Mobilehome Park Problems, Summary of Hearings Held (1 vol., 1ff) LP360:861, LP219:16
folder LP189:76-79

Series 14 Senate Subcommittee on Planning Law Revision Files 1973

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content

Files include hearing agendas, transcripts, statements and testimony, correspondence, background information, staff reports, and working papers in regard to the hearing subjects.
10/15/1973 Inter-relationship between urban planning and the reduction of crime, San Bruno (1ff) LP189:76
10/15/1973 City ordinances enacted limiting or prohibiting urban growth, San Bruno (2ff) LP189:77-78
10/31/1973 Whether comprehensive revision of the State Planning Law is needed, Inglewood (1ff) LP189:79
folder See LP numbers below

Series 15 Senate Subcommittee on Redevelopment of Antiquated Subdivisions Files 1985-1986

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content

The Senate Subcommittee on Redevelopment of Antiquated Subdivisions was created in order to review state law and local land use practices, then introduce legislation in 1987 that would promote the redesigning of outdated land use practices and patterns. Files include correspondence, drafts of reports, hearing transcripts, and background information.
1986/1987 Correspondence (3ff) LP360:1186-1188
1986 Drafts of Reports and Correspondence (1ff) LP360:1189
12/2/1986 Hearing to discuss hazards of vacant lots within older subdivisions, Sacramento (2ff, 1 vol.) LP230:23, LP360:1190-1191