Physical Description: 297 file folders, 1 VHS
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 Gerald Felando while he served as a state assembly member from 1979-1992. The files may include
bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence,
and committee statements that pertain to crime, aging and handicapped, taxes, reducing government spending, and fisheries,
marine/ocean environment, Medi-Cal healthcare, education, benefits for individuals who are disabled or handicapped, and rights
and benefits for children and juveniles.
As an advocate for elderly individuals, Felando authored legislation to address their rights and concerns such as elder abuse
(AB1805, 1981-1982). He also promoted services for the elderly such as insurance, housing, and retirement (AB2997 and AB3076,
1981-1982 and AB60, AB102, and AB314, 1983-1984). To help the developmentally disabled to obtain sustainability services,
Felando authored AB1165 AB3115, and AB3116 during the 1979-1980 legislative session in addition to AB1417 and AB2152 (1979-1980)
to help obtain services for the visually handicapped. AB3503, AB3661, and ACR78 (1981-1982); AB455, AB456, and AB2841 (1983-1984);
AB72 (1985-1986); AB3849 (1989-1990); and AB274 and AB2289 (1991-1992) address issues regarding the physically handicapped
such as handicapped parking spaces, and access, license plates, and handicapped awareness.
Felando was also a major supporter for juvenile law and rights for juveniles (AB1374, 1979-1980; AB22, 1981-1982; and AB2740,
1983-1984). Additionally, during the 1991-1992 legislative session, Felando emphasized the smoking ban in AB402, AB2262, and
1979-1980 AB 547-AB2152; ACR142; AJR20, AJR93; HR22, HR55 (26ff) LP439:1-26
1981-1982 AB5-AB3795; ACR10-ACR128 (38ff) LP439:27-64
1983-1984 AB102-AB4032 (44ff) LP439:65-108
1985-1986 AB57-AB3569; AJR48 (67ff) LP439:109-175
1987-1988 AB174-AB4688; ACR7, ACR48; AJR39, AJR57 (50ff) LP439:176-225
1989-1990 AB162-AB4360 (29ff) LP439:226-254
1991-1992 AB51-AB3628 (43ff) LP439:255-297