The Assembly Transportation Committee records consist of 116 cubic feet of records reflecting the committee's activities,
along with those of its antecedents, in studying and analyzing transportation related legislation as well as general transportation
issues. The bulk of the collection consists of bill files, which date from 1968 through 2004. Also present are hearing files,
subject files, reports, and correspondence.
Transportation has been an important issue for the state legislature since its beginning in 1850. Until 1945, jurisdiction
over transportation was broken down into different elements and managed by different committees that have since come and gone.
These Assembly committees included Roads and Highways, Commerce and Navigation, Motor Vehicles, Aviation and Air Craft, Common
Carriers, and Public Works, State Capitol and Parks. In 1945, the State Assembly unified the jurisdictions into one committee:
the Assembly Committee on Transportation and Commerce.
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is given on behalf of the California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, as the owner of the physical
items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication
of materials from the California State Archives' collections.
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.