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Guide to the Herschel Rosenthal Papers
LP220:80-133, LP443  
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Series Description

LP220:80-133, LP433:1-265

Series 1 Bill Files 1975-1998

Physical Description: 319 file folders


Bill Files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files were created by Herschel Rosenthal while he served as a state legislator from 1975-1998. The bill files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements. The bill files include amendments, analyses, letters and position statements in support of opposition, Legislative Counsel opinions and conflict letters, author's floor and committee statements and press releases, newspaper clipping, background information, and other documents regarding implementation.
The bills introduced by Rosenthal concerned a wide array of subjects. He authored bills concerning public utilities (SB799, SB845, SB909, from the 1995-1996 session); health (AB154, AB194, AB534, from the 1981-1982 session); horseracing (SB2405, SB2430, and SB2450 from the 1985-1986 session); and the environment (SB2143, SB2297, and SB2547 from the 1987-1988 session).
1975-1976 (4ff), AB233-AB4431, ACA106, ACR209, ACR220, HR29-HR60 LP220:80-83
1977-1978 (12ff), AB18-AB3721, AJR13, AJR83, HR26, HR58 LP220:84-95
1979-1980 (17ff), AB16-AB3482, ACR23-ACR144, AJR33, AJR71, HR28 LP220:96-112
1981-1982 (21ff). AB153-AB3806, ACR18-ACR133, AJR23, AJR102, HR24, HR38 LP220:113-133
1983-1984 (37ff), SB113-SB2303, SCA14, SCR28-SCR82, SJR26-SJR58,SR32, SB18X LP433:1-37
1985-1986 (51ff), SB47-SB2585, SCR8-SCR100, SJR9-SJR66 LP433:38-88
1987-1988 (47ff), SB37-SB2752, SCA38, SCR54-SCR83, SJR3-SJR41, SR7 LP433:89-135
1989-1990 (45ff), SB52-SB2869, SCR7-SCR77, SJR16, SR30-SR73 LP433:136-180
1991-1992 (17ff), SB178-SB2041, SCR23-SCR28 LP433:181-195
1993-1994 (22ff), SB166-SB1983, SJR46 LP433:198-219
1995-1996 (16ff), SB36-SB2045 LP443:220-235
1997-1998 (30ff), SB219-SB2102, SCR37 LP443:236-265

Series 2 Bill Records 1975-1998

Physical Description: 12 file folders


Arranged chronologically by legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

Bill Records provide a summary of the bills introduced by Herschel Rosenthal during each legislative session. Summaries note whether the bill was chaptered, died, or dropped.

Series 3 Artifacts 1975-1998

Physical Description: 14 artifacts


Arranged by type of artifact.

Access Information

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Scope and Content Note

The collection of artifacts from the office of Herschel Rosenthal include: a plaque from the California State Assembly, framed Assembly and Senate license plates, a plaque from California Beer and Beverage Distributors, a goat statuette labeled "Herschel's Race Horse." A plaque from the California Derby Club, a paperweight from Stillwater Geothermal Plant, Arco's California's medallions (one missing), a plaque from the Association of Rural Northern California Energy Providers, a Calaveras County Frog Jump award ribbon and commemorative plaque, a certificate of appreciation from the 51st District Agricultural Association, a framed Assembly Bill 65 (1981) signed by former Governor Jerry Brown, and a plaque from the California Trial Lawyers Association.