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Inventory of the California State Senate Transportation Committee Records
LP56:13, LP58:17-23, LP74:30-31, LP76:43-98, LP113:23-24, LP136:33-34, LP176:83-93, LP194:111, LP219:176, LP223:226-235, LP230:275-280, LP272:227-234, LP424:1-319  
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Series Description

LP223:226-235, LP272:227-234, LP424:1-97

Series 1 Bill Files 1975-2004

Physical Description: 97 file folders, 1 VHS tape

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files created by the Senate Transportation Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Some of the most important bills to the community were SB524, 2003-2004 (allowing private schools to offer drivers education); SB708, 2003-2004 (motor vehicle fees); SB871, 2003-2004 (vehicle accident reports); AB204, 2003-2004 (environmental impacts and mitigation); AB575, 2003-2004 (transportation of flammable and combustible materials); and AB2683, 2003-2004 (repeal of the "rolling exemption" from Smog Check II).
The Bill Files also show the committee's close involvement with state and local agencies and interest groups such as driver education schools, California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, American Association of University Women, League of California Cities, many city and local governments, American Trauma Society, classic car clubs and vehicle maintenance and repair businesses.
1975-1976: SB13-SB2205, SCA34, SCR10-SCR97,SJR11-SJR30, SR49-SR51 (1 ff) LP223:226
1975-1976: AB80-AB4521, ACA41, ACR9-ACR228, AJR38 (2ff) LP223:227-228
1977-1978: SB13-SB2181, SCA49, SCR13-SCR85, SR36 (1ff) LP223:229
1977-1978: AB54-AB3803, ACR7-ACR146 (2ff) LP223:230-231
1979-1980: SB32-SB2055, SCR9-SCR82, SJR21 (2ff) LP223:232-233
1979-1980: AB32-AB3467, ACA37-ACA74, ACR23-ACR138 (2ff) LP223-234-235
1981-1982: SB33-SB2066, SCR8-SCR84 (2ff) LP272:227-228
1981-1982: AB50-AB3683, ACR150-ACR135 (2ff) LP272:229-230
1983-1984: SB33-SB2311, SCA37, SCR5-SCR84, SB22X (2ff) LP272:231-232
1983-1984: AB23-AB4051, ACR24-ACR171 (2ff) LP272:233-23
1987-1988: AB36 (4ff) LP424:1-4
1993-1994: SB198-SB2050 (2ff) LP424:5-6
1993-1994: AB2018 (1ff) LP424:6
1997-1998: AB57-AB1492 (1ff) LP424:7
2003-2004: SB87-SB1904, SCA2-SCA20, SCR3-SCR90, SJR7, SR10-SR33, SB13X (25ff) LP424:8-32
2003-2004: AB13-AB3050, ACR2-ACR209, AJR10-AJR74 (65ff) LP424:33-97
See Appendix A for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1984-2004

Physical Description: 156 file folders, 2 audiocassettes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Hearing Files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing Files include agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background reports, and working files for regular session hearings, interim hearings, and joint hearings. Audiotapes have been moved to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are included in the hearing file folders to alert the researcher to the existence of the tapes.
The files contain information from hearings on earthquake safety for bridges, freeway overpasses, and roads, disabled parking, alternative fuels, Southern California commuter development and coordination, Clean Air Act of 1990, Regional Transit Service consolidation, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, fiscal bills, and various bills that relate to transportation issues and concerns.
See Appendix A in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for a list of hearing dates and topics.
LP424:219-250

Series 3 Subject Files 1986-2000

Physical Description: 32 file folders

Arrangement

Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files created by the committee address the highly contentious motorcycle helmet law created by AB36 (1987-1988) and the Smog Check II program created in 1995. Records included in these subject files are informative brochures and pamphlets, agency and organization studies, statistical data, presentations, testimonies, newspaper and magazine articles, studies from the University of California, Berkeley, opposition and support letters from advocacy groups, and related information regarding both motorcycle helmet usage and US Environmental Protection Agency-mandated state smog check program. Some file folders contain photographs that have been placed in protective covers for preservation purposes.
LP424:251-266

Series 4 General Correspondence 1994-1998

Physical Description: 16 file folders

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

General Correspondence files are arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence includes letters and memoranda written and received by the Committee chairs, members, consultants, staff and lobbyists as well as letters written and received by constituents regarding concerns, local issues, and personal inquiries. Issues raised in correspondence include local construction projects such as the Amador/Solana Interstate 80 onramp, High Occupancy Vehicle (Carpool) lanes, late registration fees, license renewal, Department of Transportation, highway soundwalls, diesel fuel mandates, speed limits, toll booths, training and certification of repair technicians, license age restrictions, and high speed rail.
LP424:267-272

Series 5 Agency Correspondence 1997-1998

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Agency Correspondence files are arranged by alphabetically by type of correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

Agency Correspondence includes formal and informal letters, notes, and memoranda written and received by Committee chairs, members, and staff with other agencies and organizations. Records include meeting arrangements, monetary compensation, state and local issues, and direct involvement in the California Transportation Commission's work.
LP424:273-282

Series 6 Chronological Files 1989-1998

Physical Description: 10 file folders

Arrangement

Chronological Files are arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Chronological Files include data, notes, legal and business contracts, academic and organization reports and studies, constituent and agency correspondence regarding issues such as seismic retrofitting after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, Bay Bridge structural changes and strengthening, California Air Resources Board's low aromatic fuel standards implementation, county congestion management programs, the San Mateo County Bike Trail Project, Smog Check II, San Francisco Airport noise insulation, the Alameda corridor, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), port access, and other issues affecting transportation in California.
LP424:283-319

Series 7 Committee Files 1976-2004

Physical Description: 36 file folders

Arrangement

Committee Files are arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Committee Files include roll call votes, agendas, notes and memoranda for committee hearings. Committee Files include bills that addressed issues considered by the committee and reflect the changing conditions of California's transportation system over 30 years.