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Inventory of the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee 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 Assembly Appropriations Committee Records
    Dates: 1995-2006
    Collection number: see series description
    Creator: Assembly Appropriations Committee
    Collection Size: 63 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: The Assembly Appropriations Committee records consist of 63 cubic feet of textual records and 140 audiotapes. The record group is organized into two series: bill files and hearing files. Bill files, consisting of 63 cubic feet, were created between the years 1995-2006. Hearing files, created between 1995-1997, exist in audiotape format.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

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

    Acquisition History

    The California State Archives acquired the Assembly Appropriations Committee records according to state law.

    Committee History

    The Appropriations Committee is the most recent Assembly committee to oversee fiscal bills, including bonds and alternative public financing. The first committee that had fiscal bills under its purview was the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, created by an Assembly Resolution on December 18, 1849. Beginning in 1995, the responsibility of this committee was passed on to the newly created Assembly Appropriations Committee. The Assembly Appropriations Committee was formed by HR10, which passed on January 24, 1995. Through December 2007, this committee has been responsible for approving appropriations of the legislature.
    This is a standing committee; however, the number of members has varied since its creation. Between 1995 and 2002 the Assembly Appropriations Committee consisted of 21 members, including the chair and vice-chair. In the 2003-2004 session, membership numbered 25 including the chair and vice-chair. In the 2005-2006 session, membership numbered 18 including the chair and vice-chair. The chairs of this committee from 1995-2006 were as follows: Poochigian, Charles (Rep.), 1995-1996 Migden, Carol (Dem.), 1997-2002 Steinberg, Darrell (Dem.), 2003-2004 Chu, Judy (Dem.), 2005-2006

    Scope and Content

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee records consist of 63 cubic feet of textual records and 140 audiotapes. The record group is organized into two series: bill files and hearing files. Bill files, consisting of 63 cubic feet, were created between the years 1995-2006. Hearing files, created between 1995-1997, exist in audiotape format.
    The Assembly Appropriations Committee is primarily concerned with the fiscal implications of bills. Therefore, any bill with a possible fiscal impact is required to be reviewed by this committee. Because of the nature of the Appropriations Committee, the subjects covered in this collection vary widely.
    Bill Files provide analysis of the bill as well as some discussion and background on the bill. In the sessions covering the years 1995-2000, bill files include Assembly Republican Bill Analysis. The Assembly Republican Bill analyses include arguments in support or opposition of the bill, registered support and opposition, fiscal concerns, policy concerns and a voting recommendation to members of the caucus. Other sessions contain only the analysis prepared for the Assembly Appropriations Committee by committee staff. Committee analyses include a summary of the measure, registered support and opposition, fiscal concerns and prior related legislation.
    The audiotapes document the discussion and debate that takes place in meetings of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. All hearings in this collection concern presentation and discussion of, as well as voting on, various bills. In a single day, the number of bills heard can total into the hundreds. Because of the way the Assembly Appropriation Committee conducts its business, these bills are not heard in any particular order, and finding a specific bill presentation can prove to be difficult.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    California State Assembly Appropriations Committee
    California. Legislature. Assembly.
    California. Legislature.

    Related Collections at the California State Archives

    Charles Poochigian Papers
    Carole Migden Papers, Restricted
    Darrell Steinberg Papers, Restricted
    Judy Chu Papers, Restricted