Guide to the Senator Diane E. Watson Papers, 1987-1996

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Guide to the Senator Diane E. Watson Papers, 1987-1996

Collection number: MSS 98-02

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco/
Processed by:
Julia Bazar
Date Completed:
July 1998
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Senator Diane E. Watson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1987-1996
Collection number: MSS 98-02
Creator: Watson, Diane E.
Extent: 1 carton, 2 boxes

2.25 linear ft.
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Abstract: This collection documents the activities of the California State Legislature, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and Senator Diane E. Watson during the passage and implementation of Proposition 99, California's landmark anti-tobacco bill, and associated bills.
Physical location: Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Senator Diane E. Watson Papers, MSS 98-02, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM.

Acquisition Information

John D. Miller, Principal Consultant for Diane E. Watson, in her role as chairperson of the California State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, donated the Senator Diane E. Watson Papers to the Tobacco Control Archives in January 1998.

Biography

Diane E. Watson was born in Los Angeles and has a B.A. in Education from University of California Los Angeles, an M.S. in School Psychology from California State University Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Claremont College, Claremont, California.
She was first elected to the California State Legislature in 1978, as a Democrat from the 26th District (South Central Los Angeles), and served until 1998, when term limitations made her ineligible for reelection. From 1981 until 1998, she was the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, which oversees bills relating to public health, welfare, the blind and disabled, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, and related institutions. Watson authored several anti-tobacco bills, including SB 2133 (1988), in anticipation of Proposition 99's passage; and SB 1099 (1989), a Proposition 99 re-authorization bill.
Watson was the second woman and the first African American woman to serve in the California State Senate. In addition to her service on the Health and Human Services Committee, she served on the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, the Education Committee, the Local Government Committee and the Public Safety Committee. Watson was the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and was the founder of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislators/Women (NOBEL/Women).
Watson served as the United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia from 1998 until 2001, when she ran for Congress in a special election after the death of Congressman Julian Dixon. In November 2002, she won reelection to the 108th Congress.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection documents the activities of the California State Legislature, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and Senator Diane E. Watson during the passage and implementation of Proposition 99, California's landmark anti-tobacco bill, and associated bills.
The documents were assembled by John D. Miller, Principal Consultant for Diane E. Watson, in her role as chairperson of the California State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.
Materials include legislative files, summaries, correspondence, and clippings as well as legal documents concerning lawsuits against AB 816 and SB 493. The materials are divided into two series: LEGISLATIVE FILES and SUBJECT FILES.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Smoking--Law and legislation.
Tobacco--Law and legislation.
California--Law and legislation--Proposition 99.
Tobacco habit--Prevention.
Tobacco Use Disorder--Prevention and control.


Collection Contents

 

Legislative Files, 1988-1996

Physical Description: Carton 1, Box 2

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of Watson's files documenting various tobacco control legislative efforts between 1988 and 1996. Materials include correspondence, the texts of bills, updates on the bills' progress, information on the initiative process, and legal documents related to court challenges.
The series includes materials related to SB 2133, introduced by Watson in anticipation of the passage of Proposition 99, as well as materials concerning the original initiative for Proposition 99, and AB 99 and SB 1099 (authored by Senator Watson), the Assembly and Senate re-authorization bills.
AB 816 was another re-authorization bill for Proposition 99, but included language that redirected funds, reducing the 20% originally earmarked for Health Education and assigned the money to fund non-tobacco related health programs. AB 816 was challenged in court and extensive litigation files are included with this material. Other bills documented include AB 698, AB 1695, AB 3487, AB 3483, and SB 1932, SB 949, SB 493, and SB 1971.

Arrangement

The files in this series are arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 1:1-3

SB 2133 -- Legislation Folder, 1988

Box-folder 1:4-6

Proposition 99

Box-folder 1:4

Dec. 1988-Feb. 1989

Box-folder 1:5

Jan.-Feb. 1989

Box-folder 1:6

Education Account, Jan. 1989

Box-folder 1:7

AB 99, Jun. 1989

Box-folder 1:8

Competing Versions: SB 1099/Proposition 99, Jan.-Apr. 1989

Box-folder 1:9

Proposition 99/SB 1099, May-Jun. 1989

Box-folder 1:10-13

SB 1099 [Watson] Tobacco Education

Box-folder 1:10-12

Legislation folder, 1988-89

Box-folder 1:13

Background, Jan.-Sep. 1989

Box-folder 1:14-15

SB 1099 -- SB 1392 Amendments, 1988-89

Box-folder 1:16-17

AB 698 [Vasconcellos] -- Comprehensive Maternal and Child Health Program, 1989

Box-folder 1:18

AB 1695, 1989

Box-folder 1:19

AB 99 Re-authorization, 1993

Box-folder 1:20-41; Box 2:1-7

AB 816 -- CHDP (Child Health and Disability Prevention)

Box-folder 1:20

Mar.-Jul. 1994

Box-folder 1:21-22

Agendas, 1994

Box-folder 1:23

Amendments, Feb.-Jul. 1994

Box-folder 1:24-25

Background Materials, 1994

Box-folder 1:26

CHDP (Child Health and Disability Prevention), 1993-94

Box-folder 1:27

Correspondence, Apr.-May 1994

Box-folder 1:28-29

Education (Schools), 1994

Box-folder 1:30

Finance, 1993-94

Box-folder 1:31

Local Lead Agencies, Jul. 1994

Box-folder 1:32

Diversion of Proposition 99 Funds -- Lawsuit, 1993-94

Box-folder 1:33-40; 2:2

Litigation

Box-folder 1:33-40

1994-95

Box-folder 1:41

[Restricted], 1994-95

Box-folder 2:1

Correspondence, 1994-95

Box-folder 2:2

Judgment and Decision, Mar. 1995

Box-folder 2:3

News Coverage, 1994-95

Box-folder 2:4

Positions, Jan.-Jul. 1994

Box-folder 2:5

Research Account, 1994

Box-folder 2:6

Section 51/93 -- Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Surcharge, Jan. 1995

Box-folder 2:7

Speeches/Statements, 1994

Box-folder 2:8-10

SB 949 Secondary Rewriting Proposition 99 (Education and Research)

Box-folder 2:8-9

1995-96

Box-folder 2:10

1994-95

Box-folder 2:11

SB 493 -- Litigation, Feb.-Mar. 1996

Box-folder 2:12

SB 1971, 1996

Box-folder 2:13-16

Proposition 99

Box-folder 2:13

Reorganization, Mar.-Jul. 1996

Box-folder 2:14

Trailer Bill -- AB 3487 and AB 3483 -- Amendments, 1996

Box-folder 2:15

Trailer Bill, 1996

Box-folder 2:16

Legislation -- Programs Funded by Account, n.d.

 

Subject Files, 1987-1996

Physical Description: Box 3

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of files that are identified by organization or topic rather than by bill number. It contains records documenting the May 16, 1989, meeting of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, including summaries of the bills discussed, correspondence with specific organizations about tobacco related bills, and media coverage of the tobacco bills. The media records include clippings and information about an ABC television documentary report.

Arrangement

These records are arranged alphabetically.
Box-folder 3:1

ABC [Television] Story: Blocking, 1994-96

Box-folder 3:2

Assembly Committee on Health -- Bills Digests, May 16, 1989

Box-folder 3:3

American Lung Association -- Board of Directors, 1995

Box-folder 3:4

California Medical Association and Proposition 99 Re-authorization, Feb. 1996

Box-folder 3:5

Clippings, 1994-96

Box-folder 3:6

Country Health Executives Association of California, 1996

Box-folder 3:7

Democratic Caucus Position, Apr. 24,1996

Box-folder 3:8

Los Angeles County 1115 Waiver Agenda/Notes, Dec.6,1995

Box-folder 3:9

Lung Bill, 1987-88

Box-folder 3:10

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program -- Audit, 1996