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Inventory of the California State Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee Records
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Series Description

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Series 1 Bill Files 1971-2004

Physical Description: 771 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. Of particular interest are those bills relating to: air quality, mining issues, parks and recreation, endangered species, delta protection, domestication of ferrets, the Fountain Fire of 1992, forestry issues, body-gripping traps, hunting regulations, mountain lion management, Natural Community Conservation Program, Port Disney plans, flood protection, levee issues, marine life protection, farming, oil spills, Clinton's Forest Plan, salmon, hatcheries, historical landmarks, coastal resources, nature preserves, and natural diversity.
Microfilm copies of bill files are available for the years 1971-1988 where indicated with MF before the LP number.
1971: SB107-SB1555, SR144 (8ff) MF LP162:276-283
1971: AB600-AB3066 (4ff) MF LP162:284-287
1972: SB2-SB1471, SCA19, SCRs, SJRs, SRs (13ff) MF LP164:123-134
1972: AB200-AB2350, ACA48, ACRs (3ff) MF LP164:135-138
1973-1974: SB5-SB1981 (4ff) MF LP208:269-272
1973-1974: AB227 (2ff) LP212:191-192
1975-1976: SB35-SB2125, SCRs SJRs (26ff) MF LP273-298
1975-1976: AB15-AB4513, ACR99 (13ff) MF LP208:299-311
1977-1978: SB4-SB2209, SCR23 (19ff) MF LP208:312-330
1977-1978: SB346 (2ff) LP212:196-197
1977-1978: AB1-AB3416 (10ff) MF LP208:331-340
1977-1978: AB1353-AB1357 (4ff) MF LP255:57-60
1979-1980: SB5-SB1953, SCA25, SCR60, SJR8-SJR34 LP208:341-370
1979-1980: AB13-AB2741, ACR22-ACR64 (8ff) LP208:341-370
1979-1980: AB462 (2ff) LP255:64-65
1981-1982: SB4-SB993 (13ff) MF LP212:255-267
1981-1982: SB1027-SB1920 (1ff) MF LP213:10
1981-1982: AB181-AB3783, ACR41 (1ff) MF LP213:11-18
1983-1984: SB55-SB2335, SCR9-SCR60 (26ff) MF LP226:139-164
1983-1984: AB44-AB3898, ACR142 (22ff) MF LP226:165-186
1985-1986: SB13-SB2614, SCR25-SCR82, SJR6-SJR55, SR32 (29ff) MF LP255:1-29
1985-1986: AB20-AB4413, ACR65-ACR160, AJR10-AJR92 (24ff) MF LP255:30-53
1987-1988: SB4-SB1633 (15ff) MF LP272:235-249
1987-1988: SB1641-SB2835, SCR16-SCR65, SJR5-SJR45, SJR1X-SJR2X (13ff) MF LP273:1-13
1987-1988: AB20-AB4634, ACR79-ACR136, AJR12-AJR76 (24f) MF LP273:14-37
1989-1990: SB116-SB2905, SCA44-SCA53, SCR17, SRJ6-SJR60 (66ff) LP383:1-66
1989-1990: AB1-AB3819, ACR39-ACR159, AJR2-AJR88 (35ff) LP383:67-101
1991-1992: SB11-SB2062, SCA18, SCRs, SJRs, SBXs (25ff) LP383:102-126
1991-1992: AB80-AB4363, ACR7-ACR25, AJR2-AJR59, AB12X-AB14X (26ff) LP383:127-180
1993-1994: SB64-SB2116, SCR9, SJR31-SJR47 (30ff) LP383:181-210
1993-1994: AB14-AB3212, ACR80, AJR41-AJR90 (18ff) LP383:211-228
1995-1996: SB6-SB2178, SCR3-SCR39, SB4X-SB17X (32ff) LP383:229-260
1995-1996: AB25-AB3464, AJR30, AJR33 (25ff) LP383:261-285
1997-1998: SB114-SB2213, SJR41, SB7X-SB8X (23ff) LP383:286-308
1997-1998: AB21-AB2587, AJR3-AJR62 (21ff) LP383:309-329
1999-2000: SB1-SB2179, SJR2 (23ff) LP383:330-351
1999-2000: AB18-AB2941, AJR69 (32ff) LP383:351-383
2001-2002: SB1-SB2091, SCA17, SJR12-SJR45 (21ff) LP383:384-404
2001-2002: AB52-AB3055, ACA8, ACR20, AJR4-AJR25 (31ff) LP383:405-435
2003-2004: SB8-SB1908, SCR91, SJR5-SJR30, SB21X (33ff) LP383:436-468
2003-2004: AB16-AB3039, AJR47, AB1XX (31ff) LP383:469-499
See Appendix A for LP Numbers.

Series 2 Hearing Files 1959-2005

Physical Description: 372 file folders


Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing types include informational hearings, joint informational hearings, and round tables. Files may contain agendas, testimony, transcripts, reports, and background material. Audio- and videotapes have been separated from the files and are stored separately for preservation purposes. A separation sheet is placed in the folders to alert researchers to the existence of such material. Hearings of interest include: Stockton ship channels (04/23/1971), Surface mining issues (11/20/1974), Federal Clean Air Act (10/14/1976), Offshore oil drilling (11/14/1983), the Fountain Fire of 1992 (03/12/1993), the Clinton Forestry Plan (08/18/1993 and 01/05/1993), and the Governor's Flood Protection Plan (02/22/2004).
For a complete list of hearing dates and subjects, see Appendix A in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
See Appendix B for LP Numbers.

Series 3 Subject Files 1957-2003

Physical Description: 14 file folders


Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files include correspondence, background materials, notes, and reports regarding the Division of Forestry, salmon decline, State Parks system, cultural resources, domestic violence, environmental impact report, genetics, Headwaters Forest Stewardship Plan, MRBE, and recycling.
For a complete listing of subject file titles and dates, see Appendix B in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
See Appendix C for LP Numbers.

Series 4 Committee Files 1960-2003

Physical Description: 20 file folders


The Committee Files are arranged chronologically by session.

Scope and Content Note

The Committee Files contain: rules and waivers regarding the Standing Rules of the Senate and Joint rules, Legislative Counsel forms, jurisdictions, list of bill authors, file notices in regards to forestry, coastal resources, endangered species, commercial fishing, as well as referrals as well as information on bills referred to the committee.
For a complete list of committee files, see Appendix C in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.

Series 5 Salmon Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 27 file folders


The Salmon Files have been retained in the order in which they were received.

Scope and Content Note

The Salmon Files contain scientific studies, petitions, as well as information regarding spring-run salmon, salmon spawning, legal requirements, and California Endangered Species Act "take permits". There is background on laws and regulations regarding salmon fishing, as well as scientific studies and information regarding salmon spawning and migration.
For a folder list of salmon files, see Appendix D in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.