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Inventory of the California State Senate Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments Committee Records, 1850-2006
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Series Description

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Series 1 Bill Files 1969 1973-1980 1982-2006

Physical Description: 436 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by the Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
Senate Elections and Reapportionment Committee, 1967-1984
1969 SB3-SB1404, SCAs, SJR2 (2ff) LP176:116-117
1975-1976 SB8-SB1890, SCAs, SCRs, SRs (16ff) LP178:197-210
1975-1976 AB4-AB4514, ACA8, ACA21 (16ff) LP178:211-226
1977-1978 SB14-SB2243, SCA14-SCA64, SJR1, SR49 (7ff) LP253:186-192
1977-1978 AB24-AB3787, ACA19-ACA85, AJR2 (13ff) LP252:204-216
1979-1980 SB94-SB2063, SCA36, SCA48, SCR42, SR12 (10ff) LP257:187-196
1979-1980 AB9-AB3431, ACA10-ABA58, AJR21-AJR60 HR13 (13ff) LP257:197-209
1982-1983 SB1X-SB3X; AB1X-AB17X, ACA1X (1ff) LP247:198
1983-1984 SB11-SB2250, SCA2-SCA50, SCR63 (3ff) LP247:199-202
1983-1984 AB9-AB4040, ACA5 (8ff) LP247:203-210
Senate Elections Committee, 1985-1988
1985-1986 SB16-SB2616, SCA1-SCA24, SJR20 (6ff) LP253:193-198
1985-1986 AB45-AB4154, ACA7, AJR29 (7ff) LP253:199-205
1987-1988 SB111-SB2798, SCA19-SCA35 (13ff) LP259:14-26
1987-1988 AB155-AB4678 (10ff) LP259:27-36
Senate Elections and Reapportionment Committee, 1989-2004
1989-1990 SB16-SB2795, SCA9-SCA47, SJR7, SR41 (17ff) LP272:1-17
1989-1990 AB2-AB4143, ACR16, ACR35, AJR12-AJR41 (13ff) LP272:18-30
1991-1992 SB18-SB2035, SCA3-SCA28 (18ff) LP421:1-18
1991-1992 AB34-AB3534, ACR13, AJR38 (11ff) LP421:18-282
1993-1994 SB2-SB2002, SCA13-SCA40, SJR4 (19ff) LP421:29-47
1993-1994 AB37-AB3810, ACA40, ACR3, AJR5 (13ff) LP421:47-59
1995-1996 SB2-SB2060, SCA9-SCA39, SR11 (23ff) LP421:60-82
1995-1996 AB5-AB3504, ACA43 (12ff) LP421:83-94
1997-1998 SB7-SB2203, SCA15-SCA35 (23ff) LP421:95-117
1997-1998 AB44-AB1864 (8ff) LP421:118-125
1999-2000 SB28-SB2108, SCA5-SCA20, SJR5 (21ff) LP421:126-146
1999-2000 AB8-AB2720, ACR109 (14ff) LP421:147-160
2001-2002 SB3-SB2095 (14ff) LP421:161-174
2001-2002 AB2-AB3059, ACA9, ACR190 (18ff) LP421:174-191
2003-2004 SB152-SB1902, SCA6-SCA19 (18ff) LP421:192-209
2003-2004 AB84-AB3102, ACR242, AJR7 (10ff) LP421:209-219
Senate Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments Committee, 2005-2006
2005-2006 SB8-SB1760, SCA3-SCA28, SCAX1 4 (22ff) LP421:220-242
2005-2006 AB43-AB3063, AJR19, AJR37 (20ff) LP421:243-262
See Appendix A in Master Finding Aid at California State Archives for LP Numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1967-2006

Physical Description: 100 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files created by Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee may include transcripts of hearings, testimony, correspondence, and committee working papers. Researchers interested in the reapportionment process should also consult the reapportionment hearing files as there is some overlap between the two series. Researchers should note that hearing recordings, including audio and video cassettes, CDs, and DVDs have been removed to cold storage; separation sheets are included within the relevant file folders indicating this
For a chronological list of hearings, see Appendix A in the Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
LP361:587-592

Series 3 Contested Elections Files 1850-1937 bulk 1850-1918

Physical Description: 44 file folders

Arrangement

Contested elections files are arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

Contested election files created by the Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee may include transcripts, statements of contest, briefs, depositions, exhibits, election returns, and committee reports on findings.
1850-1851 Alonzo W. Adams, Butte, Shasta Counties LP1:1153-1168
1851 Thomas B. Van Buren, San Joaquin County LP1:911
1851 Joseph N. Lewis, Butte and Shasta Counties LP1:1003
1853 W.F. Tilgham, San Diego County LP2:498
1853 D.B. Kurtz, San Diego County LP2:491-516
1861 Phillip Thomas, Placer County LP5
1864 Henry D. Hamilton, Los Angeles County LP5
1865 Patrick W. Murphy, San Luis Obispo County LP5
1869 Romualdo Pacheco, Santa Barbara County LP5
1874 Theo. Fraser, El Dorado County LP6:1-10
1875-1876 Creed Haymond, Sacramento County LP6:160-162
1875-1876 John M. Montgomery, Merced and Mariposa Co. LP6:163-169
1879-1880 William W. Traylor, San Francisco County LP6:254-264
1879 Thorward Klauduis Nelson, San Francisco Co. LP6:265-269
1879 Conger, San Francisco County LP17:13
1887 P.J. Crimmins, San Francisco LP7:81-95
1889 William O. Banks, San Francisco LP7:191-195
1889 Frank S. Sprague, Yolo County LP7:196-208
1890 J.H. Mahoney, San Francisco LP7:448-452
1896-1897 Sydney Hall, San Francisco County LP8:66-128
1897 John J. Freeney, San Francisco LP8:129-135
1898-1899 R. Porter Ashe, San Francisco LP8:141-150
1900-1901 W.B. Lardner, Placer and El Dorado Counties LP9:81-94
1902-1903 Frank French, San Francisco LP10:8-14
1902-1903 Clifford R. Coggins, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta LP10:15-17
1908-1909 John P. Hare, San Francisco LP11:32-39
1902-1903 1913-1914 Edwin E. Grant, San Francisco LP11:90-129
1918 William B. Shearer, Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc LP12:10
1936-1937 Thomas F. Keating, Marin County LP13:1-7
See Appendix B in Master Finding Aid at California State Archives for LP Numbers

Series 4 Reapportionment Files 1967-2001 bulk 1982-1918

Physical Description: 196 file folders

Arrangement

Reapportionment files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Reapportionment files created by the Senate Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments Committee include agendas, minutes, reports, demographic and voting pattern data, news clippings, and correspondence. This material relates specifically to the Committee's work on decennial redistricting efforts, however some reapportionment and redistricting material can also be found in the Subject series.
For an alphabetical list of Reapportionment Files subject topics, see Appendix B in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
See Appendix C in Master Finding Aid at California State Archives for LP Numbers

Series 5 Reapportionment Hearing Files 1971-2001

Physical Description: 70 file folders

Arrangement

Reapportionment hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Reapportionment hearing files created by the Senate Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments Committee include hearing transcripts, testimony, correspondence, and committee working papers. Reapportionment and redistricting hearings were held at various stages of the redistricting process to promote the process and engender public comment. Researchers should note that hearing recordings, including audio and video cassettes, CDs, and DVDs have been removed to cold storage; separation sheets are included within the relevant file folders indicating this. Researchers should also consult the hearing files as there is some overlap between the two series. Usually when there is overlap the hearing transcript appears in the Hearing series and other background information can be found in the Reapportionment Hearing series.
For an chronological list of Reapportionment Hearings Files, see Appendix C in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
See Appendix D in Master Finding Aid at California State Archives for LP Numbers

Series 6 Reapportionment Court Case Files 1961-2003 bulk 1982-2003

Physical Description: 98 file folders

Arrangement

Reapportionment court case files are arranged chronologically by date of case.

Scope and Content Note

Reapportionment court case files created by the Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee may include legal filings such as complaints, briefs, depositions, opinions and related documents, as well as correspondence, reports, and news clippings. These files document the Committee's participation in legal challenges to the redistricting process at the California Superior Court, Appeals Court, and Supreme Court, as well as the United States Appeals and Supreme Courts.
For an chronological list of Reapportionment Court Cases, see Appendix D in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
See Appendix E in Master Finding Aid at California State Archives for LP Numbers

Series 7 Subjects 1935-1937 1962-2004

Physical Description: 87 file folders

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by the Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee include agendas, minutes, reports, demographic and voting patterns data, news clippings and correspondence. Subjects include campaign finance, electronic filings, voter discrimination and demographics, voting rights, the decennial census, and some reapportionment and redistricting material not found in the Reapportionment series.
For an alphabetical list of Subjects, see Appendix E in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
LP421:799-831

Series 8 Correspondence 1974-2000

Physical Description: 33 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence files arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence files created by the Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee consist of mostly outgoing correspondence authored by the Committee chairperson or the Committee consultant. Topics include current legislation and redistricting efforts, the organization of public hearings, as well as day-to-day administrative details of the Committee's work. From 1996-1999 there is also incoming correspondence from the Senate Rules Committee interfiled within the Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee correspondence.
Correspondence, 1974-1976 (3ff) LP421:799-801
Correspondence, 1982-2000 (30ff) LP421:802-831
See below for LP Numbers

Series 9 Maps and Data Files 1963-2001

Physical Description: 35 file folders

Arrangement

Maps and data files are arranged chronologically by year span and within year span by subject.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes maps and data relating to reapportionment and redistricting. It includes census population and demographic data, party registration and election results data at the state assembly and senate district level and the federal congressional district level. This series also includes redistricting plan maps at the state assembly and senate district level and the federal congressional district level, as well as some related correspondence and notes.
Voting machines, 1963-1969 LP176:131-135
District Maps, 1965-1967 LP125:7
Reapportionment program data, 1971 LP125:1-6
Census reports and data, 1971-1975 LP125:8-10
District Maps, 1973 LP126:1
Congressional Districts, 1978-1979 LP421:832
Preliminary census Data, 1980 LP421:833
State Senate Data, 1981 LP421:834
District data, 1992-1998 LP421:835
Miscellaneous Demographic Data, 1995-1996 LP421:836
Maps and Demographics, 1998-2001 LP421:837
Redistricting Data and Correspondence, 1999-2001 LP421:838-839
Census Data, 1999-2001 LP421:840
Legislative District Maps, 2000 LP421:841
Demographic and Political Maps, 2000-2001 LP421:842
Senate District Maps, 2000 LP421:843
Assembly District Maps, 2000 LP421:844
Congressional District Maps, 2000 LP421:845
Statewide Database, 2000 LP421:846-847
Redistricting District Maps, 2001 LP421:849
Senate Briefing Book, 2001 LP421:850
Census Outreach, 2001 LP421:851
IGS Statewide Database, 1999-2001 LP421:852
MALDEF Correspondence, 2001 LP421:853
Reapportionment (AB632) Data, 2001 LP421:854-855
Redistricting, proposed plans, 2001 LP421:856-858
Redistricting, Davis-Filner Amendment, 2001 LP421:859
AB632, Senate Districts 1-40, 2001 LP421:860-871
Latino Caucus Plan, 2001 LP421:871
LP421:873-952

Series 10 Demographic and Political Profiles 1992-1993

Physical Description: 80 file folders

Arrangement

Demographic and Political Profiles are arranged chronologically by date, and numerically by Senate district within each year.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes published reports of demographic and political data for each senate district for the years 1992 and 1993.
See below for LP Numbers

Series 11 Miscellaneous Reports 1851-1858 1973-1996

Physical Description: 98 file folders

Arrangement

Miscellaneous Reports are arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes an early group of committee reports and related papers from the 1850s and a second group of more contemporary reports. Topics include political reform, campaign financing, and analysis of ballot propositions.
Committee reports and related papers, 1851 LP1:911-912
Committee reports and related papers, 1852 LP1:1556-1626
Committee reports and related papers, 1853 LP1:2419-2422
Committee reports and related papers, 1857 LP3:481-482
Committee reports and related papers, 1858 LP3:1096
Legal briefs, 1973 LP125:11
Campaign finance reform, 1976 LP155:193
Political reform, 1978 LP421:953
Solicitation of Campaign Funds, 1979 LP421:961
Political Reform in the 1980s, 1979 LP421:962-964
Campaign Finance Reform and Reapportionment, 1983 LP421:965
Summary of Ballot Propositions, 1988 LP421:966
Analysis of Propositions, 1988 LP421:967
Assembly Committee on Ethics Transcript, 1989 LP421:968
Analysis of Propositions, 1990-1996 LP421:969-975
See below for LP Numbers

Series 12 News Clippings 1980-2004

Physical Description: 15 file folders

Arrangement

New clippings are arranged chronologically by year and, within year, alphabetically by county name.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains general news clippings related to elections, reapportionment, and the work of the Committee. Researchers should note that news clippings on specific topics can also be found in other series.
Alameda-Contra Costa County, 1980-1981 LP421:976
Del Norte County-Lake County, 1980-1981 LP421:977
Los Angeles-Mariposa Counties, 1980-1981 LP421:978
Mendocino-San Diego Counties, 1980-1981 LP421:979
San Francisco-Solano Counties, 1980-1981 LP421:980
Sonoma-Yuba Counties, 1980-1981 LP421:981
News clippings, 1983-1984 LP421:982
News clippings, 1985 LP421:983-984
News clippings, 1986 LP421:985
News clippings, 1988 LP421:986
News clippings, 1989 LP421:987
News clippings, 1990 LP421:988
News clippings, 1997 LP421:989
News clippings, 2000-2004 LP421:990