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Inventory of the California State Senate Agriculture Committee Records
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Series Description

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Series 1 Bill Files 2005-2010.

Physical Description: 47 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files consist of any bills heard by the committee, and usually include materials such as bill analyses, letters of support or opposition, amendments, record of votes, and other working papers. Within the purview of agriculture, the committee members heard bills on various subjects including, but not limited to pesticide and fertilizer regulation, humane euthanasia and slaughter of livestock, seed laws, hemp, food safety, and air and water quality.
A subject frequently addressed by legislation within this series is the well-being of egg-laying hens. For example AB1437 (2009-2010) prohibited the sale of eggs from chickens not kept in accordance with existing humane standards. Thanks to much community support, the bill passed. The bill was chaptered on July 6, 2010.
Senate Agriculture Committee
2005-2006: SB284-SB1551, SJR16; AB85-AB2958, AJR45 (17ff) LP472:1-17
2007-2008: SB107-SB1723, SCR87; AB472-AB2881, ACR117 (16ff) LP472:18-33
Senate Food and Agriculture Committee
2009-2010: SB2-SB1321, SJR22, SR35; AB472-AB2881, ACR117 (16ff) LP472:34-47
See Appendix A for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 2005-2010

Physical Description: 57 file folders, 19 audiocassettes, 5 videocassettes (VHS), 31 audiodiscs (CD), and 17 videodiscs (DVD)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

The committee kept files on the bill and informational hearings they held. These Hearing Files contain background material, expert opinion and evidence, and witness testimony. Several files also contain hearing transcripts. These files encompass both bill hearings, such as the May 15, 2007 hearing on SB556 regarding the light brown apple moth, and informational hearings, like that held on March 15, 2005 regarding air quality and emissions of agricultural equipment.
Please see Appendix A in Additional Series Information for a complete listing of hearing files.

Additional Series Information

LP472:105

Series 3 Subject Files 2005

Physical Description: 1 file folder, 1 videocassette (VHS)

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual materials requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains only one Subject File on Ag Day 2005. California recognizes National Agriculture Day with an educational and celebratory daytime festival on the steps of the Capital building. This commemorative day focuses on California agriculture by honoring California farmers and showcasing many of California’s locally grown products and livestock.
Ag Day, 2005 (1ff, 1 VHS) LP472:105
LP472:106-109

Series 4 Chronological Files 2005-2010

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

The Chronological Files consists of letters and correspondence written by the chair of the committee. Many of these letters are requests for hearing appearance and/or testimony, or thanking individuals for testimonies.
LP472:110-113

Series 5 Committee Records 2005-2010

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of general information and tracking of legislative bills and hearings. Records included bill status, bill amendments, roll calls, disposition reports, and hearing results arranged by bill number and author.