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Inventory of the Gerald N. Felando Papers
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LP439:1-297

Series 1 Bill Files 1979-1992

Physical Description: 297 file folders, 1 VHS

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

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 AB3627.
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
LP439:298-318

Series 2 Medi-Cal Files 1987-1992

Physical Description: 21 file folders

Arrangement

Medi-Cal Files are arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

Medi-Cal Files include analyses of programs for Medicare and Medicaid, reports presented by the Little Hoover Commission and the Department of Health Services, newspaper articles, meeting agendas, correspondences, and memorandum. Felando was an advocate for the elderly and health issues relating to the developmentally disabled and handicapped. Other documents within the Medi-Cal files contain more specific information about policies particularly for elderly people, pregnant women, and single women. These files also contain information about dental coverage, drug formularies, and pharmaceutical policies and reform.
LP439:319-433

Series 3 Subject Files 1983-1992

Physical Description: 105 file folders

Arrangement

Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels. Felando was a primary supporter of marine life conservation, fisherman's rights, fisheries, and food safety. Subject Files include further documentation of his support in these areas outside the bill files. Some issues are localized to the 51st and 52nd Assembly districts, but also range throughout California and even the entire Pacific coast. While the majority of topics pertain to marine issues (commercial fishing, oil spills, ocean mining and pollution, sea otters, and gill nets), other topics include non-marine issues such as the Tobacco Control Act and State Bar reform.
See Appendix A at the California State Archives for a complete list of folder titles in the Subject Files.
LP439:434-480

Series 4 Department of Fish and Game Meeting Files 1983-1987

Physical Description: 47 file folders, 146 audiocassette tapes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Department of Fish and Game Meeting Files are arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

Department of Fish and Game Meeting Files consist of audiocassette tapes containing recordings of meetings conducted by the Department of Fish and Game and the Fish and Game Commission. As part of the Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force, Felando promoted fishing regulations and rights, seafood and aquaculture industry safety regulations, and worked with other fishery organizations to resolve interstate disputes. Felando was a primary supporter of marine life conservation, fisherman's rights, and fisheries. The Department of Fish and Game meetings took place in San Diego, Sacramento, Monterey, San Rafael, Long Beach, Redding, San Francisco, Avalon, and South Lake Tahoe. Some topics discussed at the meetings include marine resources, wetlands, presence of gill nets, and sea otter translocation.
See Appendix B at the California State Archives for a complete list of meeting dates and locations in the Department of Fish and Game Meeting Files.