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Inventory of the California State Senate Republican Fiscal Office Records
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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 Fiscal Office Records
    Dates: 1999-2006
    Collection number: LP371
    Creator: Senate Republican Fiscal Office
    Collection Size: 57.5 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: 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 Republican Caucus created the Fiscal Office and the Office of Policy in 2000. The Senate Republican Fiscal Office produced individual analyses for proposed legislation in order to inform Senate Republicans of the fiscal impact of each piece to assist the Senator's vote. The records of the Senate Republican Fiscal Office consist of Bill Files, 2000-2006, and Budget Files, 1999-2006. 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. The following budget file is restricted. LP371:1126 is restricted under the Public Records Act, California Government Code, sec 6254 (c) because it contains private medical information.

    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 Fiscal Office Records, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition History

    The California State Archives acquired the Senate Republican Caucus Fiscal Office 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 a research office.
    The Republican Caucus created the Fiscal Office and the Office of Policy in 2000 under the leadership of Ross Johnson and Jim Brulte. As separated divisions, the Senate Republican Caucus Fiscal Office (SRFO) and Office of Policy contributed to the main objective of research for the members. Prior to the creation of the Fiscal Office, Caucus members had relied on Senate Floor Analyses and committee analyses when casting votes. The SRFO produced individual analyses for proposed legislation in order to inform Senate Republicans of the fiscal impact of each piece to assist the Senator's vote. The Senate Republican Caucus fiscal analysts also prepared annual reports such as the State Budget Floor Report and the State Budget Final Analysis. These specific analyses provided Senate Republicans with extensive and detailed budgetary information for the annual budget deliberations in order to represent and advocate for the interests of the their constituents and political party.
    The California State Senate Republican Caucus Chairs from 2000-2007 have been:
    Charles Poochigian, 2000-2004
    George Runner, 2004-2007
    The California State Senate Republican Leaders from 2000-2007 have been:
    Jim Brulte, 2000-2004
    Dick Ackerman, 2004-2007

    Scope and Content

    The Senate Republican Fiscal Office records consist of Bill Files, 2000-2006, and Budget Files, 1999-2006. The bill files reflect the legislative analysis done by the office on nearly every piece of legislation heard in the Senate and Assembly. The files include office analyses, letters from interested parties, and comments from affected agencies. 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 SRFO bill files also document the office's work with the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst's Office.

    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.)
    Fiscal policy--California
    Taxation Law and legislation

    Related Collections at the California State Archives

    Senate Republican Caucus Records
    Senate Republican Office of Policy Records