Inventory of the California State Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Records

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Inventory of the California State Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Records

Collection number: LP169:166-201, LP200:152-165, LP202:171, LP208:88-268, LP231:236-240, LP247:123-174, LP259:222-233, LP260:1-41, LP300, LP361

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Melissa Tyler
Date Completed:
31 October 2008
Encoded by:
Melissa Tyler
© 2008 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Records
Dates: 1976-2002
Collection number: LP169:166-201, LP200:152-165, LP202:171, LP208:88-268, LP231:236-240, LP247:123-174, LP259:222-233, LP260:1-41, LP300, LP361
Creator: California State Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee
Collection Size: 48 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Records consist of 48 cubic feet of records detailing the activity of the committee in evaluating legislation and policy related to California water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife. The records cover the years 1976 to 2002.
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], Californa State Assembly Water, Parks 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 Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee records according to state law.

Committee History

Assembly member Eugene T. Gualco authored House Resolution (HR) 31, which was introduced in 1977 on June 15th and adopted on June 24th. At this time, the Assembly Committee on Water widened its scope to become the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. Gualco was chairman of both the former and latter committees and membership remained the same after the transition. HR 31 established the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife as one of nineteen Assembly standing committees and eighteen Assembly investigating committees.
The number of members making up the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife has risen and fallen over the years. In 1977, the seven members of the Assembly Committee on Water became the seven members of the newly created Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. In 1978, the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife again had seven members. The committee was made up of nine members from 1979 to 1982. Between 1983 and 2002, the number of committee members fluctuated between eleven and seventeen.
The primary jurisdiction of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife is water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife.
The chairpersons of this committee from 1977 to 2002 were:
Gualco, Eugene T., (Dem.), 1977-1978
Kapiloff, Lawrence, (Dem.), 1979-1980
Waters, Norman S., (Dem.), 1981-1982
Costa, Jim, (Dem.), 1983-1990
Cortese, Dominic, (Dem.), 1991-1995
Cortese, Dominic, (Reform), 1996
Machado, Michael J., (Dem.), 1997-2000
Florez, Dean, (Dem.), 2001-2002

Scope and Content

The Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife records consist of Bill Files, Hearing Files, Correspondence Files, and Subject Files. In total, the records measure 48 cubic feet. It is anticipated that the Archives will receive further records from the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. Researchers should check for recently received, unprocessed records of the committee.
The largest series, Bill Files (1979-2002), is made up of 708 file folders. Bill files document bills directed to the committee. The files include committee analysis, letters from interested parties, and the comments of affected agencies. These files show the close involvement of the committee in such issues and subjects as agricultural water management; coastal resources; commercial and game fishing; dams and levees; disaster relief; flood protection and control; humane treatment of animals; hunting; invasive species control; marine resources; museum establishment and funding; state parks; threatened, endangered, and protected species; water conservation, reclamation, resources, rights, supply, transfers, and quality; watercraft; wetlands; and wildlife management. The committee worked closely with local water, utility, and irrigation districts as well as California state agencies including, the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, Dept. of Boating and Waterways, Dept. of Fish and Game, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, and Dept. of Water Resources.
The Hearing Files series (1976-2000) includes 375 file folders as well as 332 audiocassette tapes and thirteen VHS videotapes. The bulk of the file folders were created from 1988 to 1991 and from 1999 to 2000. There are audiotapes for every year between 1976 and 2000 except for 1982, 1983, 1995, and 1996. The videotapes are from the years 1990 to 1991 and 1997 to 2000. Hearing files are arranged chronologically by hearing date and may include agendas, audiotapes, videotapes, transcripts, testimony, background information, and working files for regular session hearings, interim hearings, and some joint hearings. The committee's hearing files deal with issues and subjects including, agricultural water use, the California Delta, California's water future and water plan, drought, flood control, funding for the Dept. of Fish and Game, the Peripheral Canal, recreation in California, the state park system, water project development, water resources, water supply, water transfers, and wildlife protection.
The smallest series, Correspondence Files (1995-1997), is made up of only six file folders. The letters and memoranda included in these chronological correspondence files have to do with the conduct of the committee's daily business.
The Subject Files series (1976-2000) consists of 58 file folders. These subject files contain materials that the committee gathered or produced while conducting research on issues related to state and local agencies, state parks, fiscal matters, proposed legislation, environmental groups, water resources, land use, flood control, wildlife, and historic preservation. The largest amount of material in this series pertains to the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, the California Endangered Species Act, the State Water Resources Control Board, the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan, and the Wildlife Conservation Board-Headwaters Forest. Also included are Legislative summaries for the 1985-1986 and the 1991-1992 sessions.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife
CALFED Bay-Delta Program
Water--Law and legislation--California
Parks--Government policy--California
Wildlife conservation--Law and legislation--California
Wildlife management--California

Related Collections at the California State Archives

Assembly Energy and Natural Resources Committee Records
Assembly Natural Resources Committee Records
Assembly Natural Resources and Conservation Committee Records
Assembly Water Committee Records
Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee Records
Senate Natural Resources Committee Records
Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Records
Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee Records
Senate Water Committee Records
Senate Water Resources Committee Records
Dept. of Fish and Game Records
Dept. of Natural Resources Records
Dept. of Parks and Recreation Records
Dept. of Public Works Records
Dept. of Water Resources Records
Resources Agency Records
Joe Canciamilla Papers, may be restricted
Dominic Cortese Papers
Dean Florez Papers, may be restricted
Eugene Gualco Papers
Lawrence Kapiloff Papers
Mike Machado Papers
Norman S. Waters Papers

Series Description

See LP numbers below.

Series 1 Bill Files 1979-2002

Physical Description: 708 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements,and other information.
1979-1980 AB91-AB3454, ACA90, ACR22-ACR155 (14ff) LP208:88-101
1979-1980 AJR5-AJR92, HR30 (1ff) LP208:102
1979-1980 SB5-SB2050, SCR8, SCR28 (7ff) LP208:103-109
1983-1984 AB112-AB4012 (28ff) LP169:166-193
1983-1984 ACA29, ACA75, ACR61-ACR164, AJR12-AJR142 (1ff) LP169:194
1983-1984 SB58-SB2320, SCA16, SCR9-SCR68, SJR9-SJR52 (7ff) LP169:195-201
1985-1986 AB15-AB4383(37ff) LP247:123-159
1985-1986 ACA4, ACA16, ACR48-ACR125, AJR10-AJR70 (1ff) LP247:159
1985-1986 SB13-SB2562, SCR22-SCR92 (15ff) LP247:160-174
1987-1988 AB45-AB1671 (12ff) LP259:222-233
1987-1988 AB1675-AB4681 (23ff) LP260:1-23
1987-1988 ACA13-ACA72, ACR77-ACR153, AJR14-AJR86 (2ff) LP260:24-25
1987-1988 SB4-SB2891, SCR22-SCR88, SJR30, SJR43 (16ff) LP260:26-41
1989-1990 AB145 (1ff) LP300:3
1991-1992 AB72 (2ff) LP300:1-2
1991-1992 AB892 (1ff) LP300:4
1991-1992 AB1-AB3819, ACA21, ACR7-ACR35 (85ff) LP361:1-84
1991-1992 AJR55-AJR88, HR20, AB8X-AB48X (8ff) LP361:85-92
1991-1992 SB69-SB2070, SCA18, SCR11-SCR20 (38ff) LP361:93-130
1991-1992 SJR38, SB8X-SB12X (4ff) LP361:131-134
1993-1994 AB14-AB3838, ACA30 (20ff) LP300:123-142
1993-1994 ACR80-ACR126, AJR41-AJR90 (1ff) LP300:143
1993-1994 SB7-SB2115, SCR9-SCR17 (9ff) LP300:144-152
1995-1996 AB25-AB3446, ACR59, AJR16-AJR30 (47ff) LP361:135-181
1995-1996 HR37, AB4X (2ff) LP361:182-183
1995-1996 SB28-SB2171, SCR3-SCR51 (41ff) LP361:184-224
1995-1996 SJR45, SB11X-SB12X (2ff) LP361:225-226
1997-1998 AB2-AB2726 (46ff) LP361:227-272
1997-1998 ACA33, ACR108, AJR2-AJR62, AB3X-AB11X (2ff) LP361:273-274
1997-1998 SB2-SB2213, SB2X-SB11X (46ff) LP361:275-320
1999-2000 AB18-AB2941, AJR4-AJR70, HR50-HR89 (73ff) LP361:321-393
1999-2000 SB57-SB2149, SCR71, SJR34 (45ff) LP361:394-438
2001-2002 AB15-AB3055 (38ff) LP361:439-476
2001-2002 ACA8, ACR3, ACR188, AJR14, AJR19 (5ff) LP361:477-481
2001-2002 SB1-SB2091, SJR12 (29ff) LP361:482-510
See Appendix A in Master Finding Aid at California State Archives for LP Numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1976-2000

Physical Description: 375 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing Files are arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, audiotapes, videotapes, transcripts, testimony, background information, and working files for regular session hearings, interim hearings, and some joint hearings. Audiotapes and videotapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes. Separation sheets are placed in the hearing files to alert researchers to the existence of these audio-visual materials. Most of the tapes have not been transcribed.
For a chronological list of hearings,see Appendix A in the Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
LP361:587-592

Series 3 Correspondence Files 1995-1997

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence Files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence Files contain the committee's chronological correspondence from 1995 to 1997. The files have to do with the conduct of the committee's daily business. Many letters and memoranda relate to hearings. Most of the correspondence originated in the office of the committee's chairmen, Dominic Cortese (1995-1996) and Michael Machado (1997). Frequent correspondents include members of the State Legislature and Legislative committees, the Speaker of the State Assembly, the Governor, and representatives of water and utility districts as well as city, county, state and federal agencies. Correspondence is also included in the Bill Files, Subject Files, and Hearing Files series.
See LP numbers below.

Series 4 Subject Files 1976-2000

Physical Description: 58 file folders

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files may include correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, reports, and other information. Material kept in subject files is closely related to material held in the committee's bill and hearing files. Legislative Summaries contain a list of bills acted on by the committee during a legislative session, subject matter of the bills, and status of each bill. The committee published The San Francisco Bay Bibliography in October 1984, not as a definitive work on the subject area but as an attempt to focus attention on the subject and provide a research resource.
Boating and Waterways, 1992-1995 (1ff) LP300:5
Bodie State Historic Park, 1990 (1ff) LP300:6
Bond Issues, 1991-1992 (1ff) LP300:7
Budget, 1995 (1ff) LP300:8
CALFED Bay-Delta Program, 1998-2000 (7ff) LP361:593-599
California Endangered Species Act, 1994 (1ff) LP300:9
California Endangered Species Act, 1986-1997 (3ff) LP361:600-602
California River Riparian Parkways, 1991 (1ff) LP300:10
California Tahoe Conservancy, 1985-1995 (1ff) LP300:11
Central Delta Water Agency, 1999-2000 (1ff) LP361:603
Colorado River, 1976-1982 (1ff) LP300:12
Delta Land Use, 1994 (1ff) LP300:13
Fish and Game Bills, 1987-1990 (1ff) LP300:14
Flood Control Subventions, 1991 (1ff) LP300:15
Geological Society Registration, 1991 (1ff) LP300:16
Geological Survey Task Force, 1991 (1ff) LP300:17
Historic Preservation, 1990-1994 (1ff) LP300:18
Imperial Irrigation District, 1982-1988 (1ff) LP300:19
Kings River Water Association, 1979 (1ff) LP300:20
Landfills, 1990-1994 (1ff) LP300:21
Legislative Summary, 1985-1986 (2ff) LP231:239-240
Legislative Summary, 1991-1992 (1ff) LP300:22
Mono Lake, 1982 (1ff) LP300:23
Mountain Lion Liability, 1995 (1ff) LP300:24
Parks, 1991-1992 (1ff) LP300:25
Preservation Conference, 1989-1992 (1ff) LP300:26
Proposition A, Los Angeles, 1992 (1ff) LP300:27
Proposition 117, 1990 (1ff) LP300:28
Proposition 149, 1990 (1ff) LP300:29
Resourceful California, 1991 (1ff) LP300:30
San Francisco Bay Bibliography, Oct. 1984 (1ff) LP231:237
Santa Monica Mountains, 1991-1995 (1ff) LP300:31
State Water Resources Control Board, 1999 (2ff) LP361:604-605
Stockton East Water District and Water Quality: State Water Resources Control Board Hearings, 1999-2000 (1ff) LP361:606
Tomato: EV Reduction, 2000 (1ff) LP361:607
Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan (VAMP) Proposals, 1999 (1ff) LP361:608
Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan (VAMP) Meeting, 02/09/1999 (1ff) LP361:609
Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan (VAMP) Meeting, 02/18/1999 (1ff) LP361:610
Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan (VAMP) Meeting, 03/02/1999 (1ff) LP361:611
Waste/Garbage, 1989-1992 (1ff) LP300:32
Water Replenishment District of Southern California, Report, Dec. 1999 (1ff) LP361:612
Water Resources Control Board, 1984 (1ff) LP300:33
Water Reuse, 1990 (1ff) LP300:34
Westlands Water District, 1984-1987 (2ff) LP300:35-36
Wild and Scenic Rivers, 1985-1987 (1ff) LP300:37
Wildlife Conservation Board-Headwaters Forest, 1996-1999 (2ff) LP361:613-614