Physical Description: 255 file folders
Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.
Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and then numerically by bill number.
Scope and Content Note
Bill files authored by Phil Isenberg may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony,
press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Bills of
particular interest include AB67 (1987-1988), which would require a minor seeking an abortion to obtain parental consent,
and AB198 (1985-1986), which took out a provision from the government code that allows the state to dismiss a state employee
during wartime on the basis of their ethnic/geographic background. This government code was previously used to fire over
300 Japanese-Americans from state employment in California during World War II. Other bills of interest include AB1732 (1987-1988),
which limits the ability of a doctor to directly sell drugs to patients and AB 600, which would have allowed those unable
to obtain adequate health insurance to buy catastrophic health insurance from the state. Another bill of interest includes
AB75 (1989-1990), which allocates a portion of the Proposition 99 (1988) tobacco tax surcharge revenues to hospitals. This
bill provided about $155 million to state hospitals.
Audiotapes and a VHS tape have been separated into a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are
in the bill files to alert the researcher to the existence of these tapes.
1983-1984: AB481-AB3792, ACA29, ACR108-ACR138,AJR7-AJR65 (27ff) LP431:1-27
1985-1986: AB74-AB4372 (35ff) LP431:28-62
1987-1988: AB8-AB4686, ACR153, AJR55-AJR93 (53ff) LP431:63-115
1989-1990: AB15-AB4329, AJR47-AJR80 (52ff) LP431:116-167
1991-1992: AB78-AB3672 (38ff) LP431:168-205
1993-1994: AB32-AB3822, ACR27 (43ff) LP431:206-248
1995-1996: AB36-AB2063 (7ff) LP431:249-255