Inventory of the California Senate Judiciary Committee Records

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Inventory of the California Senate Judiciary Committee Records

Collection number: See series descriptions

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
San Skow and Rachel Yamada
Date Completed:
January 2014
Encoded by:
Sara Roberson
© 2014 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California Senate Judiciary Committee Records
Dates: 1850-2008
Collection number: See series descriptions
Creator: California Senate Judiciary Committee
Collection Size: 199 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The records of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and its related subcommittees contain approximately 199 cubic feet of textual materials, 1700 cassette tapes, 51 CDs, and 26 VHS tapes. The records are organized with the records of the Standing Committee first, followed alphabetically by the names of the Subcommittees.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.

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], Senate Judiciary Committee Records, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Committee History

The Senate Judiciary Committee was among the first committees created during California's first legislative session. On December 21, 1849, the third standing committee of the Senate to be created was that of Judiciary (1850 Senate Journal, page 28). Initially, the Senate Judiciary Committee was granted jurisdiction over "so much as relates to hanging for stealing," any "Act of Congress in relation to the grant of swamp and overflowed land," and any "repeal, amendment, or enactment of laws" (Ibid., page 51). In 1854, the standing committee's focus was substantially narrowed to address matters which "[relate] to amendments of the State Constitution" (1854 Senate Journal, page 58).
The jurisdiction of the committee remained relatively the same over the intervening period. By 1945, the Senate Judiciary Committee had expanded its scope to include "all bills amending the following codes: Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Probate Code, Penal Code, and [all] statutes of a penal nature not related closely to a subject embraced in some other code" (Legislative Committees: 1945-1946, page 20.1). In 1953, the Senate Judiciary Committee added "Corporations Code, except for Corporate Securities Act" to their jurisdiction, where it remained until 1969 (Legislative Committees: 1953-1954, page 15; California Legislature Handbook 1969, page 131). In 1967, bills amending the Evidence Code were added to the standing committee's range of topics (Legislative Committees 1967, page 51). In 1975, the Senate Judiciary Committee's scope was again expanded to include "Bills relating to municipal and state court judgeships, court attaches and personnel" and "Bills, relating to corporations, that do not affect the Corporate Securities Act." "Bills relating to corporations" were removed from the standing committee's bill assignation in 1983 (California Legislature Handbook 1975, page 109; California Legislature Handbook 1983, page 96). In 1981, "Bills relating to the Youth and Adult Corrections Agency" were added to the Senate Judiciary Committee's scope (California Legislature Handbook 1981, page 97). In 1985, the standing committee's focus on bills amending the Civil Code was more strictly defined to exclude "measures related to retail credit claims" (California Legislature Handbook 1985, page 102).
In 1995, the Senate Judiciary Committee significantly revised much of its prior scope. Jurisdiction over the Evidence Code was more strictly defined to exclude "matters relating to criminal procedure," the addendum to the Civil Code was revised to exclude "measures related to retail credit interest rates," and bills related to the Youth and Adult Corrections Agency were removed entirely (California Legislature Handbook 1995, page 103). Additionally, in 1995 the standing committee added bills amending the Family Code to their broad range of topics.
As of 2010, the Senate Judiciary Committee's jurisdiction statement included the following topics: Civil Code, except measures related to retail credit interest rates; Code of Civil Procedure; Evidence Code, except matters relating to criminal procedure; Family Code; Probate Code; Bills relating to municipal and state court judgeships, court attaches, and personnel; and bills relating to liens, claims, and unclaimed property, collections, and franchises (California Legislature Handbook 2009-2010, page 115).
The Senate Judiciary Committee member's head count has fluctuated over the course of its history. Claiming as few as three members, as in 1850, and as many as twenty, as in 1905 and 1907, the standing committee's membership has averaged about twelve members. However, as of the 2009-2010 legislative session, the committee was comprised of only five members.
For a complete list of committee chairs, please see Appendix A in Additional Information.

Additional Information

Scope and Content

The records of the Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary and its related subcommittees contain approximately 199 cubic feet of textual materials, 1700 cassette tapes, 51 CDs, and 26 VHS tapes. The records are organized with the records of the Standing Committee first, followed alphabetically by the names of the Subcommittees. The series described throughout this record group include Bill Files (1969-2004), Hearing Files (1850-1986), Subject Files (1961-1979), Correspondence (1857-1982), Minutes (1862-1895), and Reports (1850-1979).
The Bill Files document the legislative bills directed to the Standing Committee on Judiciary and the Subcommittee on Administration of Justice. The files include committee analysis, letters from interested parties, and the comments of affected agencies. Bill files are extremely useful to researchers seeking to track the evolution of a bill and to gauge the public's response to specific legislation. From 1995 to 2004, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard thousands of bills covering a broad range of topics. Some recurring issues addressed during this period include: mobile home regulations, elder and dependent abuse, public records, eminent domain, internet privacy, child custody, adoption, domestic violence, gender discrimination, payday lenders, and workplace harassment. This diverse subject range reflects the broad reach and scope of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Hearing Files pertain to the committee's investigation of certain topics. The files include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background materials, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. Researchers may note that Hearing Files from earlier sessions of the standing committee are available in the form of bound transcripts, whereas more recent files frequently include audio cassettes in the place of text. Hearing files may originate from either the standing committees or subcommittees.
The Subject Files contain various types of information deemed useful to the committee. In the course of drafting legislation and holding hearings, the Senate Judiciary Committee usually requires a fair amount of supplemental data regarding their respective topics. These files include additional information on an existing bill or hearing file, material related to proposed legislation, or documents related to committee administration. The subject files inventoried here originated from the standing committee between the years 1961 to 1979. The topics, ranging from Family Court to traffic, again illustrate the expansive scope of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Other file types originating from the Senate Judiciary Committee include Correspondence, Reports, and Minutes. The Correspondence series contains letters and memoranda relevant to the committee. Authors, recipients, subjects, and dates may vary greatly. Types of documents include hearing schedules, pending and proposed legislation, bills referred for study, press releases, and news clippings. The Reports document the committee's findings on various topics of study referred to them. These files originate from the standing committee and the Senate Subcommittee on Narcotics Trafficking. The Minutes document the proceedings of a meeting of the committee on a specific date. As these files are from the earliest years of the committee's history, they originate only from the standing committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee records also include the records of many subcommittees. The subcommittee files focus on specific judicial issues and contain material such as public hearing files, bill files, reports, and correspondence.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Judiciary
California. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Judiciary. Subcommittee on Narcotics Trafficking
California. Legislature. Senate. Judiciary Subcommittee on Corrections Law Enforcement Agencies

Oral Histories of Committee Chairs

Burton, John L., Oral History Interview, 1986-1987, Conducted by Julie Shearer, Oral History Program, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, For the California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Calderon, Charles, Oral History Interview, 2003, Conducted by Lawrence B. de Graaf, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton, For the California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Keene, Barry, Oral History Interview, 1994, Conducted by Carole Hicke, Oral History Program, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley, For the California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Rains, Omer L., Oral History Interview, 1990, Conducted by Arlene Lazarowitz, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton, For the California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Song, Alfred H., Oral History Interview, 1986, Conducted by Raphael J. Sonenshein, Oral History Program, California State University Fullerton, For the California State Archives State Government Oral History Program

Related Materials at the California State Archives

Assembly Judiciary Committee
Burton, John L.
Keene, Barry
Smith, Jerry
Song, Alfred H.
Wilson, Bob
Escutia, Martha
Dunn, Joseph
Calderon, Charles

Series Description

See below for LP numbers

Series 1 Bill Files 1969-2008

Physical Description: 3,158 file folder, 6 audiocassette tapes, 7 VHS tapes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by the Senate Judiciary Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. From 1995 to 2004, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard thousands of bills covering a broad range of topics. Some recurring issues addressed during this period include: mobile home regulations, elder and dependent abuse, public records, eminent domain, internet privacy, child custody, adoption, domestic violence, gender discrimination, payday lenders, and workplace harassment. This diverse subject range reflects the broad reach and scope of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Notable legislation considered from 1995 to 2004 includes: AB1982 (Knight, 1995-1996) gay marriage; SB136 (Costa, 1997-1998) water pollution penalties; AB65 (Ducheny, 1999-2000) Indian Child Welfare Act; AB1421 (Thomson, 2001-2002) involuntary commitment of the mentally ill; and AB1143 (Simitian, 2003-2004) Internet Communications Protection Act.
All bill files from 1969 to 1994 are found on microfilm, with subsequent years to be added on an ongoing basis. Audio/videotapes have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this. Bill files from a subcommittee may be found under the series descriptions for that committee.
1969: SB4-SB1421; SCA14; SCR16-SCR106; SR88-SR98 (7ff) MF LP155:10-16
1969: AB61-AB2342; ACA12; ACR86 (3ff) MF LP155:17-19
1970: SB4-SB1398; SCA39; SCR6-SCR8; SJR6-SJR25; SR110-SR287 (6ff) MF LP155:20-25
1970: AB1-AB2534; ACA65; ACR55-ACR199; AJR1 (7ff) MF LP155:26-32
1972: SB1-SB1502; SCA10-SCA62; SCR5-SCR53; SR63 (11ff) MF LP155:59-69
1972: AB54-AB2372; ACA25-ACA51; ACR45-ACR46; AJR21 (7ff) MF LP155:70-76
1973-1974: SB1-SB2427; SCA5-SCA47; SCR7-SCR115; SJR9; SR54 (38ff) MF LP154:1-38
1973-1974: AB31-AB4487; ACA38-ACA114; ACR31-ACR236; AJR14-AJR27 (28ff) MF LP154:39-68
1975-1976: SB9-SB2185; SCA23-SCA55; SCR40-SCR103; SJR24; SR65; SB11XX-SB15XX (41ff) MF LP179:152-192
1975-1976: AB9-AB4538; ACA40-ACA103; ACR17-ACR170; AJR18 (54ff) MF LP179:98-151
1977-1978: SB16-SB2239; SCA13-SCA68; SR14-SCR50; SR16 (46ff) MF LP204:51-96
1977-1978: AB13-AB3821; ACA4-ACA79; ACR4-ACR159 (41ff) MF LP204:97-137
1979-1980: SB9-SB2060; SCA9-SCA45; SCR30-SCR78 (52ff) MF LP214:1-43
1979-1980: AB2-AB3482; ACA38-ACA76; ACR8-ACR1112 (57ff) MF LP214:44-100
1981-1982: SB5-SB2088; SCA5-SCA52; SCR64-SCR69; SJR1 MF (48ff) LP219:1-48
1981-1982: AB5-AB3807; ACA14-ACA54; ACR5-ACR145 (49ff) MF LP219:49-97
1983-1984: SB8-SB2336; SCA2-SCA57; SCR29-SCR79 (62ff) MF LP227:136-196
1983-1984: AB1-AB2802 (41ff) MF LP227:197-237
1983-1984: AB2818-AB4038; ACA39; ACR2-ACR146; AB11X (16ff) MF LP228:1-16
1985-1986: SB5-SB2605; SCA8-SCA39; SCR34-SCR90; SJR5-SJR54; SR30-SR40 (62ff) MF LP247:1-62
1985-1986: AB19-AB4404; ACR4-ACR148; AJR78 (60ff) MF LP247:63-122
1987-1988: SB1-SB2894; SCA1-SCA31; SCR12-SCR76; SJR20-SJR27 (80ff) MF LP257:1-80
1987-1988: SB2606-SB2635 (1ff) MF LP271:57
1987-1988: AB24-AB4642; ACA12-ACA62; ACR1-ACR68; AJR40-AJR64 (79ff) MF LP257:81-159
1987-1988: AB3200 (2ff) MF LP271:55-56
1989-1990: SB2-SB2912; SCA6-SCA42; SCR11-SCR76; SJR4-SJR65; SB16X-SB46X (101ff) MF LP270:116-216
1989-1990: AB9-AB1809 (36ff) MF LP270:217-252
1989-1990: AB1833-AB4357; ACR30-ACR89; AJR25-AJR37; AB9X (54ff) MF LP271:1-54
1991-1992: SB1-SB2069; SCA2-SCA47; SCR4-SCR74; SJR2-SJR56; SR36 (116ff) MF LP274:1-116
1991-1992: AB33-AB3829; ACR38-ACR67; AJR5-AJR93 (114ff) MF LP274:117-230
1993-1994: SB5-SB2118; SCA3-SCA43; SCR4-SCR44; SJR8-SJR44; SB3X-SB56X (114ff) MF LP288:1-114
1993-1994: AB6-AB3805; ACA37-ACA46; ACR8-ACR146; AJR1-AJR81; AB3X-AB160X; ACR1X (138ff) MF LP288:114-251
1995-1996: Preprint SB5, SB6-SB2159; SCA4-SCA37; SCR19-SCR67; SJR22-SJR46; SR40; SB8X (133ff) LP434:1-133
1995-1996: AB16-AB3471; ACR14; AJR19-AJR73 (129ff) LP434:134-260
1997-1998: SB9-SB2222; SCA2-SCA34; SCR3-SCR65; SJR9-SJR21; SR36 (109ff) LP434:261-369
1997-1998: AB11-AB2816; ACA44; AJR16; AB6X (114ff) LP434:370-483
1999-2000: SB19-SB2199; SR16 (112ff) LP434:484-595
1999-2000: AB26-AB2935; AJR62 (98ff) LP434:596-693
2001-2002: SB11-SB2061; SCA14; SCR13-SCR81; SJR27; SB23X (85ff) LP434:694-778
2001-2002: AB25-AB3044; ACA15; ACR15-ACR154; AJR1; AB21XX (121ff) LP434:779-899
2003-2004: SB1-SB1866; SCR4-SCR34; SJR2-SJR12; SR20 (94ff) LP434:900-993
2003-2004: AB17-AB3082; ACR89-ACR167; AJR2-AJR85 (124ff) LP434:994-1117
2005-2006: SB10-SB1852; SCA1-SCA32; SCR15-SCR42; SJR10-SJR19 (126ff) LP434:1118-1244
2005-2006: AB12-AB3049; ACR69; AJR3-AJR51 (140ff) LP434:1254-1385
2007-2008: SB11-SB1766; SCA1, SCR112, SJR6-SJR20 (87ff) LP434:1386-1473
2007-2008: AB5-AB3053; ACR35; AJR16-AJR60 (125ff) LP434:1474-1599
See Appendix B for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1850 1958-2008

Physical Description: 190 file folders, 1699 audio cassettes, 24 VHS tapes and 51 CDs

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files created by the Senate Judiciary Committee may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings.
Some notable standing committee hearing topics from 1850 include the organization of the State Supreme Court and District Courts, the regulation of civil case proceedings, divorce, and the erection of a flagstaff. Hearing file records are absent for the years 1851-1957. Between 1958 and 2008, hearings covered a wide range of topics, including juvenile court procedures, medical malpractice, wiretapping, the death penalty, waste disposal services, handgun regulation, inverse condemnation, child support payments, rent control, Roberti-Roos Assualt Weapons Control Act of 1989, earthquake readiness, assisted suicide, and Proposition 8: Amending the constitution to eliminate the right of same sex couples to marry.
Hearing files from subcommittees may be found under the series descriptions for that committee.
Audio/videotapes have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this.
For a complete list of hearings, see Appendix B in Additional Series Information.

Additional Series Information

LP204:159-225, LP205:1-54, LP434:2075-2076

Series 3 Subject Files 1961-2000

Physical Description: 123 file folders and 2 VHS tapes

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files contain information on a variety of topics relevant to the committee. The subjects may be additional information on an existing bill or hearing file, material related to proposed legislation, or documents related to committee administration. The files include news clippings, memoranda, legal filings, reports, and correspondence. Some notable topics from the standing committee include the Consumer Credit Code, court organization and administration, Family Court, inheritance tax appraisers, mechanics' lien laws, medical malpractice, no-fault automobile insurance, tort reform, and traffic.
For an alphabetical list of subject headings, see Appendix C in Additional Series Information.

Additional Series Information

See below for LP numbers

Series 4 Correspondence 1857-1990

Physical Description: 41 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence files contain letters and memoranda relevant to the committee such as hearing schedules, pending and proposed legislation, bills referred for study, press releases, and news clippings.
Sergeant-at-Arms Letter to Frank Tilford, Chairman, Judiciary, 01/23/1857 (1ff) LP3:958
Miscellaneous Communications, 1883 (2ff) LP6:320-321
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1959 (1ff) LP54:4
Agendas; Statements and Testimony; Committee Correspondence, Press Releases and Miscellaneous Working Papers, 10/29/1962 (1ff) LP156:264
Correspondence Regarding "Electronic Reporting and SB703," 05/08/1979 (1ff) LP136:24
Committee Operations Files, 1979-1980 (14ff) LP219:109-122
Committee Operations Files, 1981-1982 (12ff) LP219:123-134
Committee Correspondence, 1987-1988, (6ff) LP434:2065-2070
Committee Correspondence, 1989-1990, (4ff) LP434:2071-2074
See below for LP numbers

Series 5 Reports 1850-1858 1960-1979

Physical Description: 442 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

The reports document the committee's findings on various topics of study referred to them.
1850: Committee Reports and Related Papers (36ff) LP1:104-139
1851: Committee Reports and Related Papers (21ff) LP1:975-995
1852: Committee Reports and Related Papers (41ff) LP1:1703-1743
1853: Committee Reports and Related Papers (78ff) LP2:59-136
1854: Committee Reports and Related Papers (76ff) LP2:1403-1478
1855: Committee Reports and Related Papers (29ff) LP2:1802-1830
1856: Committee Reports and Related Papers (54ff) LP3:184-237
1857: Committee Reports and Related Papers (54ff) LP3:545-598
1858: Committee Reports and Related Papers (45ff) LP3:1246-1290
1960: Wiretapping - Research Files on Different Types of Equipment (1ff) LP54:11
1961-1973: Background Studies and Legislative Recommendations (2ff) LP204:160-161
1974: Draft of a bill to enact the "Consumer Code," a redraft of SB3 (1972 and 1973-1974 Sessions) (1ff) LP204:184
05/28/1976: "A Report on Job Training and Job Placement of Offenders in California: Problems and Alternatives," by David Keneller (1ff) LP184:125
01/24/1977: Joint Legislative Budget Committee Report on Deficiencies and Proposals to Overcome in the Present Traffic Court System (1ff) LP172:254
02/1977: "Prostitution and California Law," an Interim Study Report on the Need for Reappraisal of the State's Prostitution Laws (1ff) LP172:255
09/1978: Court Reorganization Study by Los Angeles County Municipal Courts Planning and Research Unit (1ff) LP111:1
05/04/1979: Advisory Commission on Family Law (1ff) LP136:24
See below for LP numbers

Series 6 Minutes 1862-1889

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

The meeting minutes document the proceedings of the committee on a specific date. As these files are from the earliest years of the committee's history and originate only from the standing committee.
Minutes, 01/31/1862 - 04/26/1862 (1ff) LP17:7
Minutes, 01/19/1863 - 04/25/1863 (1ff) LP17:8
Minutes, 12/15/1871 - 04/01/1872 (1ff) LP17:11
Minutes, 01/22/1885 - 02/25/1885 (1ff) LP7:26A
Minutes, 01/14/1889 - 02/04/1889 (1ff) LP7:209
Minutes, 01/21/1895 - 03/15/1895 (1ff) LP8:64
See below for LP numbers

Series 7 Records of Measures Heard and Roll Calls 1975-1980

Physical Description: 7 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

Records of measures heard include various document, including minutes, worksheets, roll calls, and records of support and opposition.
1975-1976: Record of measures heard; minutes; worksheets. Recording names appearing in support of opposition. (3ff) LP245:128-130
1979-1980: Worksheets recording persons appearing in support or opposition and roll calls (4ff) LP245:135-138
 

Senate Subcommittee on Administration of Justice Records 1977-1980

LP219:156-161

Series 1 Bill Files 1977-1980

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
1977-1978: SB1134-SB2038; AB539 (1ff) LP219:156
1979-1980: SB9-SB477; AB437-AB1480 (5ff) LP219:157-161
See below for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1977-1979

Physical Description: 23 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings.
10/1977-05/1979: Family Law Advisory Commission Hearings on the Need to Reform the Family Law Act of 1969, General, Meetings, Progress Reports and Recommendations, and Survey Responses (12ff) LP219:144-153 and LP219:155
05/31/1978-08/11/1978: Criminal Procedures Advisory Committee Study of Delays in Criminal Cases, Los Angeles and San Diego (3ff) LP219:140-142
10/25/1978-1979: Domestic Violence, Scope and Definition of and Discussion of Possible Legislative Proposals, Background Report Recommending Legislative Modifying the Family Law Act of 1969 and Commentary thereto, San Francisco (2ff) LP172:264 and LP219:143
12/06/1978-1979: Conciliation Courts, Review of Organization, Functions and Proposed Statewide Expansion, Sacramento (6ff) LP172:262 and LP219:135-139
 

Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Adjudication Records 1976

LP136:14, LP205:52-54

Series 1 Hearing Files 1976

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on Administrative Adjudication of Traffic Offenses, Advisory Committee Comments and Recommendations held on September 27-28, 1976 in San Diego.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Adoptions Records 1961

LP37:5A

Series 1 Hearing Files 1961

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on Adoption Procedures and Investigation of Illegal Child Placement Activities in Southern California held on December 5-6, 1981 in Los Angeles.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Bail Records 1973

LP184:109-110

Series 1 Hearing Files 1973

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on Irregularities in bail procedures in Los Angeles County and SB1113 (1972 Session), Revision of Provisions on Deposit of Bail held on January 19, 1973 in Los Angeles.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Capital Punishment Records 1960-1961

LP54:7

Series 1 Correspondence 1960-1961

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence contains letters and memoranda relevant to the committee and may include hearing schedules, pending and proposed legislation, bills referred for study, press releases, and/or news clippings.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Charitable Fund Drives Records 1962-1963

LP204:147-149

Series 1 Hearing Files 1962-1963

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings.
09/19/1962: Abuses in Drives and Recommendations for Corrective Legislation, Beverly Hills (2ff) LP204:147-148
03/01/1963: Abuses in Drives and Recommendations for Corrective Legislation, Sacramento (1ff) LP204:149
 

Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Code Records 1972

LP204:180-181

Series 1 Hearing Files 1972

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on SB3, Proposed Uniform Consumer Credit Code held in 1972 in Sacramento.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection Laws Records 1973

LP184:111-112

Series 1 Hearing Files 1973

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on Legal Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws held on October 24, 1973 in Los Angeles.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Corrections Records 1982

LP257:162

Series 1 Hearing Files 1982

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on Standards and Training for Correctional Peace Officers held on October 8, 1982 in Sacramento.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Corrections and Law Enforcement Agencies Records 1985

LP230:154

Series 1 Hearing Files 1985

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on SB14, Reorganization of the Child Welfare System, Joint Hearing with Assembly Human Services Committee held on October 17-18, 1985.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Crimes and Criminal Procedures Records 1960

LP54:8

Series 1 Hearing Files 1960

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence contains letters and memoranda relevant to the committee and may include hearing schedules, pending and proposed legislation, bills referred for study, press releases, and/or news clippings.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Eminent Domain Records 1960-1975

LP204:143, LP184:120

Series 1 Hearing Files 1960-1975

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings.
11/14-15/1960: Law Revision Commission Recommendation, Sacramento (1ff) LP204:143
07/10/1975: AB11, 124-131 Inclusive, 266, and 278, Revision of California Law on Eminent Domain, Los Angeles (1ff) LP184:120
 

Senate Subcommittee on Jury Reform Records 1973

LP184:113-114

Series 1 Hearing Files 1973

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on Compensation and Exemption of Jurors held on November 1, 1973 in Montebello.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Landlord/Tenant Law Records 1978

LP172:265

Series 1 Hearing Files 1978

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. From the hearing on Landlord-Tenant Laws as they Apply to Residential Dwellings held on October 30, 1978 in Los Angeles.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Law Enforcement Records 1984

LP230:152

Series 1 Hearing Files 1984

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. Files are from the hearing on Extension of Prison Terms for Violent and Mentally Ill Offenders held on December 7, 1984 in Sacramento.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Mechanics' Lien Laws Records 1964

LP204:206-207

Series 1 Hearing Files 1964

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. Files are from the hearings on Citizens' Advisory Committee on Mechanics' Liens Hearings on Revisions to State Laws held on July 27-December 17, 1964 in Los Angeles.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Mental Illness Records 1959

LP54:9

Series 1 Hearing Files 1959

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. Files are from the hearing on SCA3, "Bill of Rights for Mental Freedom," held on December 9, 1959 in Los Angeles.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Narcotics Trafficking Records 1975-1976

LP111:5-7, LP136:15

Series 1 Hearing Files 1975-1976

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings.
10/9-22/1975: Study of Illicit Importation and Distribution of Narcotics, Dangerous Drugs, and Other Controlled Substances and Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Attempts to Combat, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach (3ff) LP111:5-7
02/04/1976-07/14/1976: Study of Illicit Importation and Distribution of Narcotics, Dangerous Drugs, and Other Controlled Substances and the Role of State Law Enforcement Agencies at Combating, Sacramento (1ff) LP136:15
LP194:132

Series 2 Reports 1976

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

The reports document the subcommittee's findings on various topics of study referred to them. File is from the report on Illicit Importation and Distribution of Narcotics, Dangerous Drugs, and Other Controlled Substances from July 14, 1976.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Peace Officers 1976

LP172:248-252

Series 1 Hearing Files 1976

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. Files are from the hearing on Study of Peace Officer Status, Peace Officer Powers by the Various Law and Quasi Law Enforcement Agencies in California, Documentary Supplements (01/15/1977) of the Pertinent Documents Received by the Committee held on October 22-November 10, 1976 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Privacy and Government Record Keeping Records 1978

LP207:236

Series 1 Hearing Files 1978

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. File is from the hearing on Operations of California Information Practices Act, 1977 held on December 28, 1978 in Sacramento.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Products Liability Records 1977

LP172:256

Series 1 Hearing Files 1977

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. File is from the hearing on Product Liability Law held on April 15, 1977 in El Monte.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Service of Civil Process Records 1972

LP184:107-108

Series 1 Hearing Files 1972

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. Files are from the hearing on Proposed Merger of the Los Angeles County Marshal's Office into the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department held on December 6, 1972 in Los Angeles.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Trial Precedence Records 1976

LP184:124

Series 1 Hearing Files 1976

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings. File is from the hearing on Calendaring of Criminal and Civil Proceedings held on April 2, 1976 in Sacramento.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Practices Records 1960

LP54:10

Series 1 Correspondence 1960

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence contains letters and memoranda relevant to the committee and includes hearing schedules, pending and proposed legislation, bills referred for study, press releases, and news clippings.
 

Senate Subcommittee on Violent Crime 1975-1980

See below for LP numbers

Series 1 Hearing Files 1975-1980

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and other background material, internal and external correspondence from interested parties, and relevant news clippings.
03/26-27/1975: SB574, Rape Criminal Reform and SB575, Rape Victims Reform, Sacramento (1ff) LP179:165
11/08/1976: Rape Reform Legislation and the Impact of the 1974 Robbins Rape Evidence Law, Los Angeles (1ff) LP172:253
02/20/1978: "Present and Future Treatment of Rape Victims," Los Angeles (1ff) LP172:263
02/19/1979: "Proposed Rape Legislation for 1979," Sacramento (1ff) LP111:2
02/18/1980: Rape Reform Legislation as well as Employment Discrimination Against Victims and Funding for Counseling Centers (1ff) LP230:142