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Inventory of the California State Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee Records
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Series Description

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Series 1 Bill Files 1981-2004

Physical Description: 777 file folders


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

Scope and Content Note

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.
The bill files generally concern bills relating to toxic materials regulation. Of particular interest are those bills related to toxic materials storage, transportation and cleanup, as well as protection against marine, air, and ground pollution. Note: bill files for the 1983-1984 session will found in multiple locations.

Consumer Protection and Toxic Materials Committee, 1981-1984:

1981-1982 AB26-AB3741; ACA7-ACA44; ACR107-ACR146;AJR2-AJR43 (31ff) LP244:61-91
1981-1982 SB95-SB1959 (6ff) LP244:92-97
1983-1984 AB10-AB3901; HR34 (25ff) LP378:1-25
1983-1984 AB17-AB3444 (11ff) LP244:97(b)-97(l)
1983-1984 AB3502-4947; AJR6 (12ff) LP291:1-12
1983-1984 SB956-SB2333; SCA58 (8ff) LP378:26-33
1983-1984 SB91-SB2319; SCR30; SCR64 (17ff) LP291:13-29

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Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, 1985-2004:
1985-1986 AB16-AB4398; ACR131; AJR38; HR5-HR285 (44ff) LP378:34-77
1985-1986 SB19-SB2610; SCA34; SCR14-SCR66; SJR5-SJR61 (21ff) LP378:78-98
1987-1988 AB31-AB4641; ACR31-ACR37; AJR14-AJR15 (22ff) LP378:99-120
1987-1988 SB38-SB2587; SCR41; SJR15 (11ff) LP378:121-131
1989-1990 AB12-AB4369; ACR34-ACR166; AJR58-AJR86; HR4 (45ff) LP378:132-176
1989-1990 SB14-SB2858 (15ff) LP378:177-191
1991-1992 AB41-AB3789; AJR4-AJR69; HR34 (38ff) LP378:192-229
1991-1992 SB14-SB2057 (16ff)LP378:230-245
1993-1994 AB131-AB3770; ACR23-ACR52; AJR68-AJR75 (25ff) LP378:246-270
1993-1994 SB27-SB1916; SB47X (14ff) LP378:271-284
1995-1996 AB42-AB3477; AJR10-AJR60; AB1XXX (53ff) LP378:285-337
1995-1996 SB130-SB1979; SCR49 (47ff) LP378:338-384
1997-1998 AB256-AB2698 (47ff) LP378:385-431
1997-1998 SB105-SB2240 (31ff) LP378:432-462
1999-2000 AB46-AB2886; HR8-HR27 (38ff) LP378:463-50o
1999-2000 SB25-SB2203; SJR8-SJR26 (31ff) LP378:501-526
2001-2002 AB13-AB3053; AJR22 (43ff) LP378:527-569
2001-2002 SB21-SB2096 (26ff)LP378:570-595
2003-2004 AB28-AB3041 (72ff) LP378:596-667
2003-2004 SB20-SB1909 (33ff) LP378:668-700
See Appendix A for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1980-2000

Physical Description: 181 file folders


Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing, with the exception of the files regarding the Oversight Hearing of the Willco Dump, which have been placed at the end of the series due their volume. A complete listing of these folders can be found in Appendix A in master finding aid at California State Archives.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint hearings. Tapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are with the hearing files to alert the researcher to the existence of such tapes. In this series, hearing files have been roughly divided into two types, either informational hearings that analyze specific topics related to toxics legislation, or bill hearings that cover a range of assembly bills heard on a specific day.
As mentioned, of particular interest are those files pertaining to the Oversight Hearing of the Willco Dump, which investigated the California Department of Transportation's involvement in toxic materials removal from the Willco Dump site near Lynwood, CA. The oversight hearing on the Willco Dump took place in Los Angeles County in the district of Assemblywoman Maxine Waters, and investigated claims that while constructing the Century Freeway (Interstate 5) through a former refuse site known as Willco, the California Department of Transportation may have deliberately understated quantities of toxic materials they found and had removed through questionable contractual agreements.
Researchers may also be interested in files relating to the Governor's Reorganization Plan Number One of 1985, the Governor's Reorganization Plan Number Two of 1986, and files relating to the administration of the State Superfund program.
For a complete listing of hearings see Appendix A in master finding aid at California State Archives.

Series 3 Subject Files 1983-2000

Physical Description: 39 file folders


Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files include correspondence, background materials, notes, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings, and subcommittee information and pertain to such topics as the toxicity of materials including asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, plastic pipes, and waste tires. Also within this series are hearing agendas that outline committee plans in regards to particular hearings.
For a complete list of subject files see Appendix B in master finding aid at California State Archives.

Series 4 Correspondence 1999-2001

Physical Description: 3 file folders


Correspondence files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence files are primarily related to committee and bill issues, and may include letters from committee members, constituents, legislative analysts, lobbyists, and department heads.