Inventory of the Dennis L. Brown Papers

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Inventory of the Dennis L. Brown Papers

Collection number: LP338

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Patty Gregory
Date Completed:
November 2003
Encoded by:
Lisa DeHope
© 2003 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dennis L. Brown Papers
Dates: 1983-1984
Collection number: LP338:001-002
Creator: Dennis L. Brown, California Legislator
Collection Size: 2 inches
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: Assemblyman Dennis L. Brown, a Republican, was elected to the Legislature in 1978 and served six terms representing the 58th Assembly District. The Dennis L. Brown papers consist of two bill files, A.B. 90 (1981-1982) relating to imposing a tax exemption on retirement pay of retired military personnel, and AB 292 of the (1983-1984) relating to changing public hearing dates for county boards of education on schools service fund budgets and also permits school districts to place proceeds from the sale or lease of property into the special reserve fund.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dennis L. Brown Papers, LP338:[folder number], California State Archives, (Sacramento, CA: Office of the Secretary of State).

Acquisition and Custodial History

The California State Archives acquired the Dennis L. Brown Papers with a deed of gift.

Biography

Assemblyman Dennis L. Brown, a Republican, was elected to the Legislature in 1978 and served six terms. He represented the 58th Assembly District covering the eastern portion of Long Beach, all of Lakewood, Signal Hill and Hawaiian Gardens. After the Supreme Court ordered reapportionment in 1984 the district still included the eastern part of Long Beach, part of Huntington Beach, and all of Signal Hill, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Rossmoor, and Catalina Island.
A native Californian Assemblyman Brown was born March 21, 1949. He attended Cerritos College receiving an A.A. Degree; University of Southern California earning a B.S. Degree in finance and a Master's Degree in business administration.
When elected to the Assembly Brown served as the director of research for a brokerage firm and was an instructor at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. He served as a member of the Republican County and State Central Committees from 1974 through 1986, and was selected as a California delegate to the 1976 and 1980 Republican National Conventions, and was appointed a Reagan delegate-at-large at the 1984 Republican National Convention.
(Sources: California Legislature In Sacramento 1982, 1989; Members of the California Legislature and other State Officials, by the California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, 1981-1982, 1985-1986; Legislative Handbook, produced by the California Bear and Wine Wholesalers Association, 1987-1988.)
Assemblyman Brown served on the following committees. This information was obtained from the Assembly Final Histories

State Assembly

  • Standing Committees
  • Constitutional Amendments, 1981-1982
  • Elections and Reapportionment, 1981-1982
  • Elections and Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments, 1983-1984, 1987-1988
  • Finance and Insurance, 1985-1988
  • Governmental Organization, 1981-1982
  • Health, 1983-1984
  • Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, 1989-1990
  • Revenue and Taxation, 1981-1984
  • *Vice Chairman, 1985-1988
  • Rules, 1981-1982
  • Ways and Means, 1985-1988
  • Subcommittees
  • Subcommittee No. 5 of the Ways and Means Committee on Public Employee Compensation, 1985-1986
  • Subcommittee No. 5 of the Ways and Means Committee on Public Employees and Bonded Indebtedness, 1987-1988
  • Subcommittee No. 6 of the Ways and Means Committee on Transportation, 1985-1986
  • *Chairman, 1987-1988
  • Subcommittee on Workers Compensation, 1987-1988
  • Subcommittee on Savings and Long Law and Regulations, 1989-1990
  • Select Committees
  • Select Committee on Job Development and Economic Productivity, 1985-1986
  • Select Committee on Office of the State Treasurer, 1987-1990
  • Select Committee on Workers Compensation, 1987-1988

Scope and Content

The Dennis L. Brown papers consist of two bill files, A.B. 90 (1981-1982) relating to imposing a tax exemption on retirement pay of retired military personnel, and AB 292 of the (1983-1984) relating to changing public hearing dates for county boards of education on schools service fund budgets and also permits school districts to place proceeds from the sale or lease of property into the special reserve fund.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Brown, Dennis L.
Tax exemption
Schools


Series Descriptions

LP338:001-002

Series 1 Bill Files 1983-1984

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

These files may include legislative committee and state agency analyses, correspondence from proponents and opponents such as private industry, advocate groups, state agencies, local governments and constituents, author's statements, background information, newspaper articles and reports.
1983-1984: AB90 (1ff) LP338:001
1983-1984: AB291 (1ff) LP338:002