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Inventory of the California State Assembly Natural Resources Committee Records
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Series Description

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Series 1 Bill Files 1974-2006

Physical Description: 1,110 file folders, 2 cassette tapes, 2 CDs

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session then numerically by bill number.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

Microfilm copies of bill files are available for the years 1975-1980 and 1985-1990 as indicated by MF before the LP number.

Scope and Content Note

The committee analyzed bills relating to the regulation, sources, use, re-use, and pollution of California's natural resources. Bill files created by the committee may include analyses, amendments, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and background reports. The committee kept particularly complete files on the California Land Conservation Act of 1965, commonly referred to as the Williamson Act (AB991, AB1215, 1981), and AB2468 (1993-1994) regarding State energy resources conservation and development. AB2310 (1999-2000), relating to resources planning and management in addition to the waste tire storage and recycling bill, SB876 (1999-2000), the traditional tribal cultural sites; SB18 (2003-2004); and the Aircraft emissions bills, AB2501 (2005-2006) all are particularly large bill files kept by the committee.

Assembly Resources, Land Use, and Energy, 1975-1980

1975-1976: Analysis, Subcommittee Recommendations, Roll Calls (1ff) MF LP198:107
1975-1976: AB12-AB4539, ACA41, ACA56, ACR18-ACR237, AJR2-AJR74, HR20, HR90 (9ff) MF LP183:184-192
1975-1976: SB5-SB2149, SCA45, SCR24-SCR55, SJR1-SJR53 (3ff) MF LP183:193-195
1977-1978: AB1-AB3765, ACA64, ACA88, ACR9-ACR105, AJR12-AJR97, HR59 (10ff) MF LP183:196-205
1977-1978: SB45-SB2209, SCR17-SCR91, SJR6-SJR47 (3ff) MF LP183:206-208
1979-1980: AB462, AB3396, ACA46, ACR88-ACR126, AJR42-AJR88 (6ff) MF LP199:43; LP176:171; LP405:1-5

Assembly Energy and Natural Resources (1981-1982)

1981-1982: AB51-AB3752, ACA20-ACA29, ACR57-ACR104, AJR16-AJR126 (7ff) LP405:6-12
1981-1982: SB12-SB2062, SJR36 (3ff) LP405:13-15

Assembly Natural Resources (1983-present)

1983-1984: AB128-AB4020, AJRs, ACRs (4ff) LP306:3-6
1983-1984: SB3-SB2303, SCR60, SJR38 (2ff) LP306:1-2
1983-1984: SB5X (1ff), LP405:16
1985-1986: AB20-AB3416 (22ff) MF LP253:206-227
1985-1986: AB1525- AB3101 (3ff) LP405:17-19
1985-1986: AB2020 (8ff) MF LP306:7-14
1985-1986: AB3417-AB4413, ACR7-ACR139, AJR11-AJR92, HR33 (9ff) LP246:164-172
1985-1986: SB105-SB2554, SCR36, SJR6-SJR55 (17ff) LP246:173-189
1987-1988: AB17-AB4663, ACR27-ACR160, AJR12-AJR76 (46ff) MF LP182:153-198
1987-1988: SB52-SB2823, SJR4-SJR45 (20ff) MF LP182:199-218
1989-1990: AB9-AB2468 (25ff) MF LP182:219-243
1989-1990: AB2549-AB4370, ACR40-ACR170, AJR2-AJR78, HR40 (19ff) MF LP183:126-144
1989-1990: SB12-SB2221, SB48X (33ff) MF LP183:145-177
1989-1990: SB2262-SB2910, SCR17-SCR80, SJR6-SJR75 (9ff) MF LP306:15-23
1991-1992: AB10-AB3811, ACRs, AJRs, AB14X, AB47X (56ff) LP306:53-108
1991-1992: SB44-SB2061, SCR22, SCR27, SCR32, SCR42, SCR78, SJR7, SJR51, SB11X, SB20XX (29ff) LP306:24-52
1993-1994: AB54-AB3817, ACR57, AJR30-AJR100 (76ff) LP405:20-95
1993-1994:SB34-SB2056, SJR18-SJR47 (55ff) LP405:96-150
1995-1996: AB35-AB3446, AJRs, AB9X, AB19XX, AB20XX (51ff) LP306:144-194
1995-1996: SB37-SB2174, SJR2-SJR25, SB17XX (34ff) LP306:109-142
1997-1998: AB65-AB2754, AJR73 (59ff) LP405:151-164,166-211
1997-1998: SB2- SB2241 (65ff) LP405:212-256; 258-277
1999-2000: AB18- AB2939, AJR66-AJR69, HR20-HR51 (71ff) LP405:278-348
1999-2000: SB1- SB2204, SJR2-SJR39 (67ff) LP405:349-415
2001-2002: AB52- AB3042, ACA8, ACR5-ACR101, AJR4-AJR25, HR7, AB4X- AB76X, ACR2X, AB17XX- AB100XX (64ff) LP405:416-479
2001-2002: SB55- SB2088, SJR20-SJR52, SB64XX (35ff) LP405:480-514
2003-2004: AB13-AB3090,, ACR178-ACR245, AJR11, AB1XX (54ff) LP405:515-568
2003-2004: SB18-SB1908, SJR5-SJR30 (43ff) LP405:569-611
2005-2006: AB17-AB3056, AJR56 (50ff) LP405:612-661
2005-2006: SB49-SB1846, SCR24 (32ff) LP405:662-693
See Appendix A for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1970-2008

Physical Description: 305 file folders, 135 audiotapes, 8CDs, 11 videotapes, 1 reel-to-reel film, 4 dictabelts, 5 volumes

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content

Hearing files for the committee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint committee hearings. Audiotapes and videotapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the hearing files to alert the researcher to the existence of these tapes. Common hearing topics include the Coastal Commission and Local Coastal Programs, solid waste facilities, electrical services, safe water supplies, natural gas, alternative fuel, and beverage container recycling and fees. The record series includes a number of hearings, such as the October 8, 1991 Ward Valley Radio Active Waste Facility hearing and the September 2 and 10, 1997 hearings on SB638 Air Pollution and Burning the American Flag, which are particularly detailed and would be interest to the researcher. The November 8, 2001 Burn dump site clean-up hearing and the February 10, 2003 joint hearing on the Perch Lorate Contamination of Ground Water hearing are also detailed files.
Please see Appendix A in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for a complete listing of hearing files.
See Appendix B for LP numbers

Series 3 Subject Files 1954-2004

Physical Description: 75 file folders, 3CDs, 2 videotapes, 1 DVD, 6 volumes.

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content

Subject files created by the committee may include correspondence, printed email, memoranda, statistical findings, published and unpublished reports, notes, and newspaper clippings. The most extensive files in this series are the Liquefied Natural Gas Site Proposal files, the Ward Valley Toxic Waste files, and the Rice Straw Burning and Trihalomenthanes files.
Please see Appendix B in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for an alphabetical listing of subject headings.
LP199:46-48; LP405:972-981

Series 4 Correspondence 1977-2006

Physical Description: 13 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content

This series contains the Chairman's correspondence from 1977-1979 (LP199:46-48) and the Committee's correspondence from 1997 through 2006 (LP405:972-981). The Chairman's files include letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, reports, speeches, and miscellaneous background materials concerning hearing scheduling and arrangements, as well as proposed and pending legislation before the committee. The Assembly Natural Resources Committee correspondence includes requests for referral to committee, waiver requests, request for resources and reimbursements from committee members and their staff, letters of authorization, invitations, letters to applicants, follow-up letters on subject consideration, written expressions of concern, letters of gratitude and support, testimonies, form letters, and similar correspondence between the committee members, legislature, constituents, and staff.
LP405:982

Series 5 Office Files 1981-1982

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

The office files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

The series includes lists of bills heard before the committee which can include information on the author and subject of bills, the name of the analyst assigned to each bill by the committee, the seated hearing date, the action taken, and the roll call of votes from committee members present.
 

Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection 2004

LP405:983-984

Series 1 Hearing Files 2004

Physical Description: 2 file folders, 1 CD, 1 DVD

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content

This series consists of two file folders from the March 24, 2004 hearing in Sacramento on Improving Stewardship of California's Ocean and Coastal Resources: Key Findings of the Pew Ocean Commissions. The records include news articles, correspondence, personal statements, reports, and audiovisual materials.
 

Assembly Special Committee on Fuel Scarcity 1979-1980

Scope and Content

Records from the Assembly Special Committee on Fuel Scarcity consist of 0.5 cubic feet of material reflecting the activity of the committee investigating California's fuel shortages in 1979. The committee collected background information relating to California's fuel sources, allocation, and future usage. The series comprises hearing files, chairman's correspondence files, and report files from 1979-1980. The report files consist of documentation regarding the committee's commission and the final report of the committee.
LP199:32-37

Series 1 Hearing Files 1979

Physical Description: 6 file folders, 3 audiocassette tapes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains six files regarding energy issues heard before the subcommittee on energy in 1979. Files include press releases, agendas, notes, charts tracking California gas consumption, testimonies, background and executive summaries, a report to the President and the White House Presidential statement.
05/14/1979: Overview of Petroleum and Refined Product Shortages in California (1ff, 3 Audiocassettes), Sacramento, LP199:32
05/18/1979: Gas Shortages: Federal Allocation and pricing Regulations (1ff), Los Angeles, LP199:33
05/30/1979: California's Fuel Scarcity: Perspectives of Shell Oil Co. and Texaco, Inc (1ff), Sacramento, LP199:34
06/04/1979: California's Fuel Scarcity: Perspective of Union Oil Co. (1ff), Sacramento, LP199:35
06/13/1979: California's Fuel Scarcity: Perspectives of ARCO and Exxon (1ff), Sacramento, LP199:36
06/26/1979: Joint Hearing with the A/C on Agriculture: Fuel Allocation as it Affects California Agriculture (1ff), Sacramento, LP199:37
LP199:38

Series 2 Chairman's Correspondence File 1979-1980

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

The Chairman's Correspondence file covers the Fuel Scarcity Committee from its creation on May 9, 1979 through its termination on March 26, 1980 and includes background information on the committee hearings, suggestions received on fuel conservation and alternate fuels as well as proposed legislation.
LP176:13; LP405:985

Series 3 Report Files 1979

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

One file consists of a single bound report, the other file is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the staff report and final findings of the Special Committee on Fuel Scarcity prepared in the summer of 1979. The files include the staff report, background information and materials related to the committee's report.
 

Assembly Subcommittee on Coastal Zone Planning 1975-1976

Scope and Content

Records from the Assembly Subcommittees on Coastal Zone Planning consists of 11 file folders, 13 audiocassette tapes, and 2 dictabelts reflecting the activity of the committee in introducing and investigating legislation related to the Coastal Plan, Nuclear Initiatives, and Litter Abatement in the coastal zones of California. The series consists of records from 1975-1976 including hearing files, background reports, committee files, and report files.
LP198:136-139; LP198:141(1)

Series 1 Hearing Files 1976

Physical Description: 13 Audiocassettes, 2 Dictabelts

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains audio material from a series of five hearings held by the Subcommittee on Coastal Planning regarding the Implementation of California's Coastal Plan in 1976. The records are untranscribed.
Hearing Dates: 03/01/1976, 03/09/1976, 03/15/1976, 03/23/1976, 03/29/1976
Hearing Topic: Implementing the Coastal Plan (13 Audiocassette tapes, untranscribed, 2 Dictabelts, untranscribed), Sacramento
Identification Numbers: LP198:136(1-2), LP198:137(1-4), LP198:138(1), LP198:139(1-4), LP198:141(1)
LP198:109-110

Series 2 Background Reports 1975-1976

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Background reports consists of three reports filed by the committee regarding the Coastal Plan: the economic impact of the proposed plan, the summary, review and analysis of the commission to carry out the Coastal Plan, and the Legislative Analyst review of the Coastal Plan. Reports are dated October 1975 and April 1976.
LP198:99-106

Committee Files Subject Files 1975-1976

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Committee files relate to Nuclear Initiative hearings taking place October 14, 1975 through May 14, 1976. Files include correspondence with the public and potential witnesses, committee plans and staff records on background, budget, scheduling, hearing summaries and analysis. Also included are analyses, Legislative Counsel reports, and other general information on the Nuclear Initiative, as well as witness biographies and newspaper clippings showing the pros and cons of nuclear power, the nuclear initiative, and committee hearings.
LP111:27

Series 4 Report File 1975

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the report and report summary for "California Litter-A Comprehensive Analysis and Plan for Abatement."
 

Assembly (Permanent) Subcommittee on Energy 1976-1982

Scope and Content

Records from the Assembly (Permanent) Subcommittee on Energy consist of four cubic feet of material reflecting the activity of the committee in introducing and investigating legislation related to energy shortages, alternative energy sources, air quality, and taxation related to energy and energy resources in California. The records cover the years 1977-1982. They are comprised of Bill Files, 1977-1980; Hearing Files, 1977-1980; and Subject Files, 1977-1982.
See Scope and Content note for LP numbers

Series 1 Bill Files 1977-1980

Physical Description: 17 file folders

Arrangement

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

Alternative Form of Materials Available

Microfilm copies of bill files are available for the years 1970-1980 as indicated by MF before the LP number.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains files documenting legislation before the subcommittee on energy and relating to energy issues and shortages in the State of California. Bill files created by the committee may include analyses, amendments, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements, and background reports. Common topics covered include solar rights, and energy conservation and development.
1977-1978: AB3250 (1ff), LP405:986
1979-1980: AB524-AB3396, ACA46, ACR88-ACR177, AJR27-AJR88, HR23 (8ff), MF LP218:203-210
1979-1980: SB16-SB1797 (7ff), MF LP218:211-217; SB778 (1ff), LP405:987
See Appendix A for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1976-1980

Physical Description: 49 file folders, 29 audiotapes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files for the subcommittee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint hearings. Common topics include liquefied natural gas (LNG) and nuclear safety.
Please see Appendix A in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for a complete listing of hearing files.
See Appendix C for LP numbers

Series 3 Subject Files 1977-1982

Physical Description: 11 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

A microfilm copy of the subject file titled Agendas, Roll Calls, Reports of Actions Taken is available relating to the years 1979-1980 as indicated by MF before the LP number.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by the committee may include correspondence, memoranda, statistical findings, published and unpublished reports, notes, and newspaper clippings.
Please see Appendix C in master finding aid for an alphabetical listing of subject headings.
 

Assembly Subcommittee on Land Use 1976-1978

See Scope and Content note for LP numbers

Series 1 Hearing Files 1976-1978

Physical Description: 6 file folders, 24 audiotapes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files for the subcommittee contain textual records and audiotapes relating to air quality, land use projects, region wide planning, and regional agencies for the years 1976-1978.
03/15/1976: Oversight Hearing, Air Resources Board Activities in Administering the Federal Clean Air Act and the Air Quality Laws, Policies, and Programs Impacting Land Use, Development, and the Environment (1ff, 3 Audiocassette tapes), Sacramento, LP198:108
03/29/1976: Oversight Hearing, Office of Planning and Research (2 Audiocassettes, untranscribed), Sacramento, LP198:140
05/24/1976,06/21/1976: Air Resources Planning, Air Pollution Control Districts Administration and Implementation of the Air Quality Program (2ff, 1 Audiocassette Tape, untranscribed), Sacramento, LP198:113-114
12/02/1976-12/03/1976: Oversight hearing, Solid Waste Management Board (1ff), Sacramento, LP198:130
11/03/1977-11/04/1977: Critique of Proposed Criteria for Evaluating Projects Proposed for Financing Under California Pollution Control Financing Authority Act and Determination of Need for Additional Statutory Criteria and Priorities under CPCFA and SB650, (1ff, 11 audiocassette tapes), San Diego, LP198:200
09/21/1978: Region Wide Land Use Planning and Regional Agencies, San Diego County (4 audiocassette tapes), LP199:5 (1-4)
10/23/1978: Region Wide Land Use Planning and Regional Agencies, San Diego County (3 audiocassette tapes), LP199:7 (1-3)
 

Assembly Subcommittee on Public Lands 1976-1980

LP198:126-128; LP199:45

Series 1 Hearing Files 1976-1980

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records on two hearing topics from the 1976-1980 legislative session documenting land use practices and land designation by State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management.
11/08/1976-11/09/1976: State Park Acquisition Practices and Procedures and Urban Park Issues (3ff, rough transcript of hearings), Los Angeles, LP198:126-128
10/17/1980: Bureau of Land Management "California Desert Plan" Proposal: Withdrawal of 12.5 Million Acres of Land and Designation as Wilderness Areas (1ff, transcript of hearings), Los Angeles, LP199:45
 

Assembly Subcommittee on Status and Trends 1984

LP231:164

Series 1 Subject File 1975

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within file.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a single file regarding the general story of the State's Wetland Resources. The file contains the final report on the status and trends in California, the programs and policies that manage the use of the wetlands and a detailed review of each region of the State.
 

Assembly Subcommittee on Timber 1985-1986

LP230:15; LP405:1015

Series 1 Hearing Files 1975

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records from the 1985-1986 session hearings held by the Assembly Subcommittee on Timber regarding legislation on forestry practices, industry, and preservation in California.
03/19/1985: Regulation of Forest Practices in Coastal Zone (1ff), LP405:1015
05/13/1986: The Future of Forest Industry, the Maintenance and Survival of Forests and Jobs (1ff), LP230:15