Physical Description: 122 file folders
Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and then numerically by bill number.
Scope and Content Note
Bill files created by Assembly Member Strom-Martin may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements,
testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
Of particular interest are her succession of bills regarding rural telephone infrastructure, telephones in public school classrooms,
classroom size reduction programs AB2224 (1997-1998), rural cattle transportation on highways, and teacher pay equity AB 1933
Strom-Martin introduced legislation to prevent the deregulation of rural telephone service through the elimination of rate
averaging three times during her legislative career. The first two, AB2433 (1997-1998) and AB1825 (1999-2000) passed the legislature
but were vetoed by Governor Pete Wilson. Strom-Martin's third attempt at this legislation, AB140 (2001-2002) was signed by
Governor Gray Davis.
All of her bills regarding telephones in the classroom, AB676 (1997-1998), AB1992 (1997-1998), AB1136 (1999-2000), and AB2167
(2001-2002) either failed a floor vote or were vetoed by the Governor.
Strom-Martin also made several attempts to carve out an exemption to the Department of Transportation's rules regarding trailer
lengths on rural stretches of California highway, particularly Highway 101 from Willits to the Oregon border. These bills,
of similar language, included AB2426 (1997-1998), AB1474 (1999-2000), and AB220 (2001-2002).
1997-1998: AB27-AB2784, ACR111-ACR174, HR220-HR59, AB2X (LP428:1-31)
1999-2000: AB74-AB2478 (LP428:32-80)
2001-2002: AB38-AB2950, ACR16-ACR197, AB64X-AB84X (LP428:81-122)