The Senate Business and Professions Committee Records consist of 71 cubic feet of records reflecting the activity of the committee
in investigating and introducing legislation related to the California Business and Professions Code. The records cover the
years, 1962-2004, with the bulk from 1970-2004, and are comprised of bill files, hearing files, subject files, investigation
files, chronological correspondence files, and office files.
The creation of the Senate Business and Professions Committee was a byproduct of Senate Resolution 150 (1939) which implemented
a study and revision of the Standing Rules of Senate. One outcome of this revision, intended to simplify and expedite Senate
business, was a complete restructuring of Senate committees. Prior to 1939, Senate Rules called for forty standing committees
so that each senator could serve as a committee chair. The new rules reduced the number of standing committees to twenty,
most of them new creations, and brought committee duties in line with the organization of the California Code. The first day
of existence for the Senate Business and Professions Committee was May 24, 1940, the day these new Senate Rules were read
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While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.