Inventory of the State and Consumer Services Agency Records

Processed by Brian Cote
California State Archives
1020 "O" Street
Sacramento, California 95814
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California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the State and Consumer Services Agency Records

Collection number: R209

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Brian Cote
Date Completed:
April 2008
Encoded by:
Jessica Knox
© 2008 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: State and Consumer Services Agency Records
Dates: 1989-2000
Collection number: R209
Creator: State and Consumer Services Agency
Collection Size: 75 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The State and Consumer Services Agency oversees a diverse array of state departments and is considered the conglomerate superagency within state government. The records of the State and Consumer Services Agency consist of 75 cubic feet of textual records covering the period 1989 through 2000.
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], State and Consumer Services Agency Records, R209.[Series Number], [box and folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition and Custodial History

The California State Archives acquired the State and Consumer Services Agency Records according to state law.

Administrative History

The State and Consumer Services Agency was created in 1977 when it succeeded the responsibilities of the Agriculture and Services Agency (Chapter 1229, Statutes of 1977). The State and Consumer Services Agency oversees a diverse array of state departments and is considered the conglomerate superagency within state government. The agency is under the supervision of the Secretary for State and Consumer Services, who is appointed by the governor and is a member of the Governor's Cabinet. The agency's main responsibility is to provide communication, coordination, and policy guidance between the Governor's Office and the departments within the agency. State departments under the supervision of the agency have included the California Science Center, California Museum of Science and Industry, California African-American Museum, the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the Office of the State Fire Marshall, the Franchise Tax Board, the Department of General Services, State Personnel Board, Public Employees' Retirement System, State Teachers' Retirement System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Building Standards Commission, Seismic Safety Commission, the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, the Office of Information Security and Privacy Protection, and the Office of the Insurance Advisor, and the California Public Broadcasting Commission.

Scope and Content

The records of the State and Consumer Services Agency consist of 75 cubic feet of textual records covering the period 1989 through 2000. The record group contains two series: Bill Files (1989-2000) and Legislative Proposals (1991-1997). The files include bill analyses, reports, correspondence, memoranda, enrolled bill reports, comments, notes, and bill drafts and reflect the varied legislative interests of the State and Consumer Services Agency. The bill files tracked the majority of the legislation introduced in the legislature from 1989 until 2000. The vast majority of legislation tracked related to consumer, health, and environmental issues. However, several other issues such as firearm safety and building standards were also tracked by the Agency. The depth of this collection provides potential researchers with an alternative avenue to investigate these issues that may be are difficult to track otherwise. Since the agency oversees a conglomerate of departments, topics run the gamut from personnel issues, state procurement, retirement concerns, housing and employment discrimination, college and university housing, budget and fiscal concerns, veterans' issues, environmental and health concerns, permitting and regulating functions of the Department of Consumer Affairs, and a broad variety of other subjects. The records relating to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) are remarkably detailed and may be of particular interest.

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 and Consumer Services Agency
Health
Environmental protection


Series Descriptions

ID R209.1, Box 1-69, Folders 1-2

Series 1 Bill Files 1989-2000

Physical Description: 68 cubic feet

Arrangement

Arranged numerically by bill number within legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files contain analyses, correspondence, memoranda, comments, reports, enrolled bill reports, and similar materials related to various topics of interest to the State and Consumer Services Agency and the state departments it oversaw. Since the agency oversaw a diverse group of departments, the bill files reflect a variety of different topics such as environmental advertising, public and school employee retirement issues, State Personnel Board subpoena powers, discrimination against homosexuals, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, firearm permits, retail credit, and medical issues including physicians and permitting.
1989-1990: AB4-AB4351, ACA2-ACA53, ACR84-ACR148, AJR4-AJR71, AB8X-AB58X (Box 1/1 - Box 6/19).
1989-1990: SB1-SB2908, SCA2-SCA33, SCR27-SCR113,SJR3-SJR70 (Box 7/1 - Box 11/9).
1991-1992: AB1-AB3829, ACA1-ACA49, ACR1-ACR22,AB3X-AB57X (Box 11/10 - Box 19/7).
1991-1992: SB1-SB2072, SCA13-SCA36 (Box 19/7 - Box 23/17).
1993-1994: AB1-AB3837, ACA1-ACA45, ACR27-ACR136,AJR70-AJR83, HR10-HR37, AB1X-AB167X (Box 24/1 - Box 31/2).
1993-1994: SB1-SB2137, SCA5-SCA45, SCR2-SCR55, SJR6-SJR43 (Box 31/3 - Box 35/16).
1995-1996: AB2-AB3502, ACA1-ACA49, ACR7-ACR81,AJR48-AJR69, GRP1-GRP2, AB1X-AB50X, AB3XX-AB59XX (Box 36/1 - Box 42/5).
1995-1996: Preprint SB5, SB1-SB2174, SCA4-SCA17, SJR5-SJR31, SR17-SR31, SB1X-SB8X, SB1XX-SB23XX (Box 42/5 - Box 47/15).
1997-1998: AB1-AB2815, ACR3-ACR43, AJR2-AJR55, AB1X-AB10X (Box 48/1 - Box 54/9).
1997-1998: SB1-SB2239, SCA1-SCA34, SCR7-SCR98, SJR1-SJR36, SB1X-SB10X (Box 54/9 - Box 60/9).
1999-2000: AB1-AB2937, ACA2-ACA9 (Box 60/9 - Box 65/8).
1999-2000: SB3-SB2200, SCA1, SCR83, SJR1 (Box 65/8 - Box 69/2).
ID R209.2, Box 69-75, Folders 3-19

Series 2 Legislative Proposals 1991-1997

Physical Description: 140 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year and within year by the agency or department making the proposal.

Scope and Content Note

Legislative proposal files include bill drafts, enrolled bill reports, proposed legislative analyses, correspondence, memoranda, notes, comments, and similar materials related to proposed legislation by the State and Consumer Services Agency and its departments as well as legislation proposed by the other state departments that would affect the agency. The proposals were by numerous state agencies and departments and usually contained a recommendation about whether to continue to the proposal forward. Proposals were from such department as the Department of General Services, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, State Fire Marshall, Public Employees Retirement Systems, School Employees Retirement System, Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Building Standards Commission, Department of Industrial Relations, and Department of Personnel Administration.