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Inventory of the Bruce Bronzan Papers
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Series Descriptions


Series 1 Bill Files 1983-1992

Physical Description: 117 file folders


Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by Bruce Bronzan may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, background and other information. Bronzan's bill files reflect his legislative priorities including reactions to pesticide regulation (AB2635, 1983), irrigation (AB1701, AB3375, 1989) and the Food Safety Act of 1989 (AB 2161, AB4176, 1989-1990). Bronzan struggled to restore funding to the Office of Family Planning cut from the budget by Governor Deukmejian. AB 99 (1990) finally restored the funding but not before several clinics throughout California were forced to close. Other legislative endeavors to protect children and families included efforts to make pre-natal vitamins more easily available through Medi-Cal (AB1131, 1985; AB1905, 1987; AB919, 1987); health education programs (AB3331, 1986); pre-adoption criminal background checks (AB4272, 1986); foster care pilot programs (AB1696, 1988); teen pregnancy programs (AB3804, 1990); and health care, treatment and day care centers for kids (AB1271, AB1361, AB1362, AB4642, AB4649, 1987-1988; AB2495, 1992). While Assemblyman Bronzan dealt with these and many more issues important to the state of California, his passion was for health care and health insurance reform. Some of Bronzan's notable accomplishments in the legislature relating to health include his arduous struggle to pass the Mental Health Services Reform Act of 1985, AB2541. During his tenure, Bronzan established new criteria for the licensure of physicians' assistants (AB1880, 1984) and sought legislation regarding the training, representation and title given to other hospital personnel (AB2009, AB2629 1983; AB1225, 1987; AB2159, 1989). He was devoted to helping the mentally ill and indigent by reforming health care, policies, facilities, and allocating state funding for related programs. Other bill files cover topics such as energy, hazardous waste treatment, the California World Trade Commission, and animal teeth cleaning.
1983-1984: AB735-AB4050, ACR18-45, AJR56, HR15 (LP409:1-9).
1985-1986: Legislation Log, AB104-AB4272, ACR107, Final Legislative Report (LP409:10-24).
1987-1988: AB300-AB4670, ACR61-ACR155 (LP409:25-59).
1989-1990: AB99-AB4273, ACR8-ACR151, HR10-HR70 (LP409:60-89).
1991-1992: AB14-AB3757, ACA12-ACA35; ACR47-ACR131, AJR12-AJR63, AB20X (LP409:90-117).

Series 2 Subject Files 1968-1990

Physical Description: 16 file folders


Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files may contain newspaper clippings, press releases, correspondence, reports, notes, memoranda and other materials. The subjects covered in this series are reflective of Bronzan's particularly controversial or important legislation and those topics of particular interest to the records' creator during his 10-year legislative career.
Background Reading Material, 1968-1986 (1ff) LP409:118
Bill Schedules, 1989 (1ff) LP409:119
Canine Teeth Cleaning, 1978-1991 (2ff) LP409:120-121
Family Planning, Office of (OFP), 1987-1990 (2ff) LP409:122
Mental Health, AB1896, 1990 (1ff) LP409:123
Mental Health Reform Act of 1985, AB2541, 1984-1985 (6ff) LP409:124-129
Mental Health Reform Act of 1985, Bebe Nolan's File, 1985 (1ff) LP409:130
Office of Family Planning Press Conference, 1990 (1ff) LP409:131
Photos and Artwork, undated (1ff) LP409:132
Teen Pregnancy: Dollar-A-Day Program, 1982-1990 (1ff) LP409:133

Series 3 Press Files 1986-1988

Physical Description: 6 file folders


Press Files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading. Within each subject grouping the records are organized in the order assigned by the creator's numerical system.

Scope and Content Note

The Press Files series contains Issue Responses for a variety of different subjects and events, news clippings, and News Releases written by Bronzan and his office. The Issue Responses are correspondence templates directed to his constituents expressing his views on subjects and announce state-sponsored events and celebrations. News Clippings mentioning Bruce Bronzan, his legislation, or issues of importance to Bronzan are also included in the Press Files series. The articles are from a variety of different newspapers across California including the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications from cities including San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Fresno. The News Releases are public statements conveying Assemblyman Bronzan's views and actions regarding specific bills or groups of legislation before the State Legislature.

Assembly Joint Legislative Audit Committee Records 1972-1989

Scope and Content Note

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) was created in 1955 following the recommendations of Price Waterhouse and Company in 1954 that the legislature have an independent, post-audit capability. The JLAC is comprised of seven members from each house with Senate members being appointed by the Senate Rules Committee and Assembly members being appointed by the Assembly Speaker. The Committee selects its own chairman and is non-partisan.
Bruce Bronzan served as a member of this committee from 1987-1990 and was chairman from 1987-1988. The JLAC determines the policies of the Auditor General, sets priorities for audits, and approves audit requests. Audit requests can only come from legislative officers, committee chairs, the Auditor General, or members of the JLAC. The JLAC subject files maintained by Assemblyman Bronzan relate to audit requests received and audits performed during his time serving as chair of the committee.

Series 1 Subject Files 1972-1989

Physical Description: 40 file folders


Press Files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files may contain newspaper clippings, press releases, correspondence, reports, notes, memoranda and other research materials. The subjects covered in this series concern audits, suggested audits of California government agencies and departments, and issues of concern to the committee.
Asbestos Removal - Schools, 1984-1988 (2ff) LP409:140-141
Auditor General, 1988 (1ff) LP409:142
Board of Corrections, 1987-1988 (1ff) LP409:143
Business Development Office, 1988 (1ff) LP409:144
Commerce Department (1ff) LP409:145
Consulting Services and Contracts, 1984-1988 (1ff) LP409:146
Department of General Services (DGS), 1981-1988 (1ff) LP409:147
Domestic Violence, 1988 (1ff) LP409:148
Emergency Medical Services (EMS), 1988 (1ff) LP409:149
Employment Development Department, 1982-1988 (1ff) LP409:150
Excess Land, Better Management of, 1983 LP409:151
Government Operations Review, 1982 (1ff) LP409:152
Health Services Department, 1985-1988 (1ff) LP409:153
Hearing Transcript, August 15, 1988 (1ff) LP409:154
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, 1988-1989 (1ff) LP409:155
Office of the State Architect (OSA) and Office of Project Developmentand Management (OPDM), 1985-1988 LP409:156
Press Releases, 1988 (1ff) LP409:157
Private Care for the Retarded, 1987-1988 (1ff) LP409:158
Property Management, 1984-1988 (1ff) LP409:159
School Facilities Construction, 1988 (2ff) LP409:160-161
Waste Management Board, 1985-1989 (3ff) LP409:162-164
Workers' Compensation, 1972-1988 (15ff) LP409:165-179