Physical Description: 317 file folders, 3 videocassettes, 4 CDs, 1 DVD
Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.
Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and numerically by bill number.
Scope and Content Note
Bill Files were created by Carole Migden while she served as a state assembly member from 1996-2002 and senator from 2005-2008.
The files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper
clippings, correspondence, and committee statements that pertain to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, HIV/AIDS
issues, healthcare, welfare, education, underage drinking, and animal rights.
The Bill Files document Migden's legislative activity during her terms as a member of the California State Legislature. As
an Assembly Member and Senator, Migden introduced several bills dedicated to some of the pressing issues among her constituency
in San Francisco as well as devoting her time to major issues facing California.
As a major advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights, Migden introduced several bills that have protected
and promoted these individuals' rights. While an Assembly Member, she passed AB26 in 1999, which provided benefits to gay
and lesbian partners and marked the first time in the nation that a state legislature passed a domestic partnership statute
without forcible intervention of the courts. Later, as member of the Senate in 2005-2006, Migden introduced legislation that
legalized the transfer of property between gay and lesbian domestic partners without reassessment for tax purposes (SB565),
and provided for the filing of domestic partner income-tax returns under the same status as married couples (SB1827). Migden
also passed SB1729 (of the 2007-2008 session), which benefits LGBT seniors by requiring licensed health professionals who
have constant interaction with seniors in nursing homes and senior care facilities to receive training to better understand
how to foster an environment that is free from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Other issues that Migden addressed during her time as an Assembly member included health and wellness as well as health safety.
For instance, authored legislation in 2001-2002 has protected health care workers from needle injuries (AB1046) and provided
rapid HIV testing (AB1263). Also in 2002, Migden authored legislation that required the State of California to provide information
regarding the "morning after" contraception option to female victims of sexual assault (AB1860). Other bills that concerned
the improvement of health care and health safety of HIV/AIDS issues, such as testing, reporting, and maintaining public health
(AB1099, 1997-1998 and AB103, 1999-2000) in addition to bills pertaining to phlebotomy regulations (AB1557, 1997-1998 and
SB169, 2005-2006), influenza vaccines (SB1220, 2005-2006), blood transfusions (SB102, 2007-2008), and general access to health
care (SB141, 2005-2006 and SB764, SB1098, SB1132, and SJR20, 2007-2008).
Among her other legislative interests, Migden advocated for employee benefits (SB760, SB942, SB1115, and SB1338, 2007-2008),
supported education and the advancement of higher education and careers (AB631 and AB1162, 1997-1998; AB367, AB932, and AB1793,
2001-2002; SB404, SB665, SB667, and SB682, 2005-2006). Furthermore, Migden produced legislation that sought to protect youth
rights (AB1910, 1999-2000; AB1261 and AB2811, 2001-2002; SB39, SB436, SB1180, and SB1712, 2005-2006).
1995-1996: AB1080 (LP433:1-7)
1997-1998: AB20-AB2693; HR7-HR50 (LP433:8-59)
1999-2000: AB26-AB2551 (LP433:60-130)
2001-2002: AB25-AB2925; ACR213; AB9XX-AB82XX (LP433:131-209)
2005-2006: SB22-SB1842 (LP433:210-260)
2007-2008: SB11-SB1729; SCR87; SJR1-SJR20; SR18-SR33 (LP433:261-317)