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Inventory of the California State Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records
LP420  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Committee History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Collections at the California State Archives

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records
    Dates: 1999-2008
    Collection number: LP420
    Creator: Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records
    Collection Size: 144 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: The Senate Republican Office of Policy records consist of a single record series, Bill Files, 1999-2008. The bill files reflect the legislative analysis done by the office on nearly every piece of legislation heard in the Senate and Assembly.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    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 Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records, LP420: [folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition History

    The California State Archives acquired the Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records according to state law.

    Committee History

    The California State Senate Republican Caucus's purpose was to formally organize the Senate Republican members as a distinct group in order to advocate their collective interests. The primary functions of the Republican Caucus Office were to act as a member's services office and as a research office.
    The Senate Republican Caucus created the Office of Policy in 1999 under the leadership of Jim Brulte and Richard Rainey. The Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy (SRCOP) contributed to the main objective of research for the members. Prior to the creation of the Office of Policy, Caucus members relied on Senate Floor Analyses and committee analyses when casting votes. The SRCOP produced analyses for proposed legislation in order to inform Senate Republicans of the overall impact of each bill to assist in the Senator's vote. These specific analyses provided Senate Republicans with extensive research in order to represent and advocate for the interests of their constituents and political party.
    The California State Senate Republican Caucus Chairs from 1999-2010 have been:
    James L. Brulte, 1999-2000
    Charles Poochigian, 2001-2004
    George Runner, 2005-2008
    Bob Huff, 2009-2010
    The California State Senate Republican Leaders from 1999-2010 have been:
    Ross Johnson, 1999-2000
    James L. Brulte, 2001-2004
    Dick Ackerman, 2005-2008
    Dennis Hollingsworth, 2009-2010

    Scope and Content

    The Senate Republican Office of Policy records consist 144 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records comprising a single record series: Bill Files, 1999-2008. The bill files reflect the legislative analysis performed by the SRCOP on nearly every piece of legislation heard in the Senate and Assembly. The files include office analyses, letters from interested parties and constituents, and comments from affected agencies. The bill files also provide historical context and contain business and constituent letters of support and opposition. These files show the office's concern with such issues as the reduction of wasteful and inefficient spending, reduction of excessive fees and taxes, and (when needed) fiscally sound revenue increases. The researcher will be able to find bill files that document research and analysis of the office's work with modernizing California's policies in technology, agriculture and labor concerns, education, and health reformation.
    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.
    Senate Republican Caucus (Calif.)
    California. Legislature. Senate
    California Politics and government

    Related Collections at the California State Archives

    Assembly Republican Caucus
    Senate Republican Caucus Records
    Senate Republican Fiscal Office Records