Inventory of the California State Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee Records

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Inventory of the California State Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee Records

Collection number: See Series Description.

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Denise Ferguson
Date Completed:
1 July 2008
Encoded by:
Jessica Knox
© 2008 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee Records
Dates: 1957-2005
Collection number: See Series Description.
Creator: Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee
Creator/Collector: Senate Natural Resources Committee
Creator/Collector: Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee
Collection Size: 63 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The records of the Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee consist of 63 cubic feet of records from the Senate Natural Resources Committee (1957-1969), Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee (1970-2004), and the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee (2005-2006). Significant topics include air quality, mining issues, parks and recreation, endangered species, historical landmarks, coastal resources, nature preserves, and natural diversity.
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], Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife 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 Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee records according to state law.

Committee History

The Senate Natural Resources Committee was created in 1942 and consisted of nine members by 1943. The committee reviewed legislation regarding bills amending the Public Resources Code and uncodified legislation relating to mines and mining, oil, forestry, parks, and to the public domain. The committee name was changed to the Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee in 1970 by Senate Resolution 83.
The focus of the committee has changed throughout its years, especially in the late 1980s through the early 2000s. During the 1989-1990 legislative session, the committee still maintained focus on mining, oil, forestry, and parks. Additionally, the committee, with nine members, focused on conservation and management of public resources, geothermal development, recreation, historical resources, solid waste, and legislation affecting the Department of Boating and Waterways. During the 1991-1992 session, two additional members were added, as well as a number of new subjects. These subjects included acid deposition, wetlands and lakes, global atmospheric effects, and beverage container recycling. The subject of solid waste was removed from the committee's list of responsibilities. In the 1995-1996 legislative session, ocean and bay pollution was added as a new concern for the committee. In the 1999-2000 session, the number of members was reduced to nine, but was increased to eleven members by the 2005-2006 session. During the 2005-2006 legislative session, the subject of coastal resources was added to the committee focus and beverage container recycling was removed. Senate Resolution 4 of 2004 changed the name of the committee to Natural Resources and Water.
The chairpersons of this committee from 1970-2006 were as follows:
Lagomarsino, Robert J. (Rep.), 1970-1972
Nejedly, John A. (Rep.), 1973-1980
Presley, Robert D. (Dem.), 1981-1986
McCorquodale, Dan (Dem.), 1987-1992
Thompson, Mike (Dem.), 1993-1994
Hayden, Tom (Dem.), 1995-2000
Kuehl, Sheila J. (Dem.) 2001-2006

Scope and Content

This record group consists of 63 cubic feet of records from the Senate Natural Resources Committee (1957-1969), Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee (1970-2004), and the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee (2005-2006). The records were created between 1957 and 2006. The record group is organized into five series: bill files, hearing files, subject files, committee files, and salmon files. See the series description for further detailed information.
There are a variety of subjects covered in this collection due to the size and complexity of the issues relating to natural resources and wildlife. Significant topics and legislation include: air quality, mining issues, parks and recreation, endangered species, delta protection, domestication of ferrets, the Fountain Fire of 1992, forestry issues, body-gripping traps, hunting regulations, mountain lion management, Natural Community Conservation Program, Port Disney plans, flood protection, levee issues, marine life protection, farming, oil spills, Clinton's Forest Plan, salmon, hatcheries, historical landmarks, coastal resources, nature preserves, and natural diversity.
Of particular interest may be the Salmon files that contain scientific studies, petitions, as well as information regarding spring-run salmon, salmon spawning, legal requirements, and California Endangered Species Act "take permits." There is background on laws and regulations regarding salmon fishing, as well as scientific studies and information regarding salmon spawning and migration.
Researchers interested in environmental issues will find these records useful. Those interested in the welfare of animals may especially be interested in SB67 of the 1993-1994 session, which dealt with hunting black bears with dogs; the mountain lion management hearing from March 13, 1996; AB985 (2001-2002) which gives details of the California Endangered Species Act and "take permits;" and two bills relating to ferret legislation, AB409 (1997-1998) and AB854 (1999-2000).
Those researching recreation in California may be interested in SB331 (1989-1990), which dealt with the preservation of the Donner Party Trail as well as SB1062 (1991-1992), which dealt with the potential creation of the Port Disney theme park in Long Beach.
Notable forest management issues are discussed in a hearing from March 12, 1993 regarding the Fountain Fire of 1992, as well as a hearing from August 18, 1993 concerning Clinton's Forest Plan.
Those interested in wildlife conservation may be interested in SB28 (1995-1996), which dealt with Proposition 113- Habitat Conservation Fund, and SB1143 (1997-1998), which dealt with the Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) Program.

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 Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee
Salmon
Hunting
Wildlife conservation
Forest management


Series Description

See LP Numbers below.

Series 1 Bill Files 1971-2004

Physical Description: 771 file folders

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session then numerically by bill number within legislative house.

Scope and Content Note

Most bill files include all or some of the following items: bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, roll calls, records of votes, and committee statements. Of particular interest are those bills relating to: air quality, mining issues, parks and recreation, endangered species, delta protection, domestication of ferrets, the Fountain Fire of 1992, forestry issues, body-gripping traps, hunting regulations, mountain lion management, Natural Community Conservation Program, Port Disney plans, flood protection, levee issues, marine life protection, farming, oil spills, Clinton's Forest Plan, salmon, hatcheries, historical landmarks, coastal resources, nature preserves, and natural diversity.
Microfilm copies of bill files are available for the years 1971-1988 where indicated with MF before the LP number.
1971: SB107-SB1555, SR144 (8ff) MF LP162:276-283
1971: AB600-AB3066 (4ff) MF LP162:284-287
1972: SB2-SB1471, SCA19, SCRs, SJRs, SRs (13ff) MF LP164:123-134
1972: AB200-AB2350, ACA48, ACRs (3ff) MF LP164:135-138
1973-1974: SB5-SB1981 (4ff) MF LP208:269-272
1973-1974: AB227 (2ff) LP212:191-192
1975-1976: SB35-SB2125, SCRs SJRs (26ff) MF LP273-298
1975-1976: AB15-AB4513, ACR99 (13ff) MF LP208:299-311
1977-1978: SB4-SB2209, SCR23 (19ff) MF LP208:312-330
1977-1978: SB346 (2ff) LP212:196-197
1977-1978: AB1-AB3416 (10ff) MF LP208:331-340
1977-1978: AB1353-AB1357 (4ff) MF LP255:57-60
1979-1980: SB5-SB1953, SCA25, SCR60, SJR8-SJR34 LP208:341-370
1979-1980: AB13-AB2741, ACR22-ACR64 (8ff) LP208:341-370
1979-1980: AB462 (2ff) LP255:64-65
1981-1982: SB4-SB993 (13ff) MF LP212:255-267
1981-1982: SB1027-SB1920 (1ff) MF LP213:10
1981-1982: AB181-AB3783, ACR41 (1ff) MF LP213:11-18
1983-1984: SB55-SB2335, SCR9-SCR60 (26ff) MF LP226:139-164
1983-1984: AB44-AB3898, ACR142 (22ff) MF LP226:165-186
1985-1986: SB13-SB2614, SCR25-SCR82, SJR6-SJR55, SR32 (29ff) MF LP255:1-29
1985-1986: AB20-AB4413, ACR65-ACR160, AJR10-AJR92 (24ff) MF LP255:30-53
1987-1988: SB4-SB1633 (15ff) MF LP272:235-249
1987-1988: SB1641-SB2835, SCR16-SCR65, SJR5-SJR45, SJR1X-SJR2X (13ff) MF LP273:1-13
1987-1988: AB20-AB4634, ACR79-ACR136, AJR12-AJR76 (24f) MF LP273:14-37
1989-1990: SB116-SB2905, SCA44-SCA53, SCR17, SRJ6-SJR60 (66ff) LP383:1-66
1989-1990: AB1-AB3819, ACR39-ACR159, AJR2-AJR88 (35ff) LP383:67-101
1991-1992: SB11-SB2062, SCA18, SCRs, SJRs, SBXs (25ff) LP383:102-126
1991-1992: AB80-AB4363, ACR7-ACR25, AJR2-AJR59, AB12X-AB14X (26ff) LP383:127-180
1993-1994: SB64-SB2116, SCR9, SJR31-SJR47 (30ff) LP383:181-210
1993-1994: AB14-AB3212, ACR80, AJR41-AJR90 (18ff) LP383:211-228
1995-1996: SB6-SB2178, SCR3-SCR39, SB4X-SB17X (32ff) LP383:229-260
1995-1996: AB25-AB3464, AJR30, AJR33 (25ff) LP383:261-285
1997-1998: SB114-SB2213, SJR41, SB7X-SB8X (23ff) LP383:286-308
1997-1998: AB21-AB2587, AJR3-AJR62 (21ff) LP383:309-329
1999-2000: SB1-SB2179, SJR2 (23ff) LP383:330-351
1999-2000: AB18-AB2941, AJR69 (32ff) LP383:351-383
2001-2002: SB1-SB2091, SCA17, SJR12-SJR45 (21ff) LP383:384-404
2001-2002: AB52-AB3055, ACA8, ACR20, AJR4-AJR25 (31ff) LP383:405-435
2003-2004: SB8-SB1908, SCR91, SJR5-SJR30, SB21X (33ff) LP383:436-468
2003-2004: AB16-AB3039, AJR47, AB1XX (31ff) LP383:469-499
See Appendix A for LP Numbers.

Series 2 Hearing Files 1959-2005

Physical Description: 372 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing types include informational hearings, joint informational hearings, and round tables. Files may contain agendas, testimony, transcripts, reports, and background material. Audio- and videotapes have been separated from the files and are stored separately for preservation purposes. A separation sheet is placed in the folders to alert researchers to the existence of such material. Hearings of interest include: Stockton ship channels (04/23/1971), Surface mining issues (11/20/1974), Federal Clean Air Act (10/14/1976), Offshore oil drilling (11/14/1983), the Fountain Fire of 1992 (03/12/1993), the Clinton Forestry Plan (08/18/1993 and 01/05/1993), and the Governor's Flood Protection Plan (02/22/2004).
For a complete list of hearing dates and subjects, see Appendix A in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
See Appendix B for LP Numbers.

Series 3 Subject Files 1957-2003

Physical Description: 14 file folders

Arrangement

Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files include correspondence, background materials, notes, and reports regarding the Division of Forestry, salmon decline, State Parks system, cultural resources, domestic violence, environmental impact report, genetics, Headwaters Forest Stewardship Plan, MRBE, and recycling.
For a complete listing of subject file titles and dates, see Appendix B in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
See Appendix C for LP Numbers.

Series 4 Committee Files 1960-2003

Physical Description: 20 file folders

Arrangement

The Committee Files are arranged chronologically by session.

Scope and Content Note

The Committee Files contain: rules and waivers regarding the Standing Rules of the Senate and Joint rules, Legislative Counsel forms, jurisdictions, list of bill authors, file notices in regards to forestry, coastal resources, endangered species, commercial fishing, as well as referrals as well as information on bills referred to the committee.
For a complete list of committee files, see Appendix C in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
LP383:817-845

Series 5 Salmon Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 27 file folders

Arrangement

The Salmon Files have been retained in the order in which they were received.

Scope and Content Note

The Salmon Files contain scientific studies, petitions, as well as information regarding spring-run salmon, salmon spawning, legal requirements, and California Endangered Species Act "take permits". There is background on laws and regulations regarding salmon fishing, as well as scientific studies and information regarding salmon spawning and migration.
For a folder list of salmon files, see Appendix D in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.