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Inventory of the Carole Migden Papers
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Series 1 Bill Files 1995-2008

Physical Description: 317 file folders, 3 videocassettes, 4 CDs, 1 DVD

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

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files were created by Carole Migden while she served as a state assembly member from 1996-2002 and senator from 2005-2008. The files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements that pertain to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, HIV/AIDS issues, healthcare, welfare, education, underage drinking, and animal rights.
The Bill Files document Migden's legislative activity during her terms as a member of the California State Legislature. As an Assembly Member and Senator, Migden introduced several bills dedicated to some of the pressing issues among her constituency in San Francisco as well as devoting her time to major issues facing California.
As a major advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights, Migden introduced several bills that have protected and promoted these individuals' rights. While an Assembly Member, she passed AB26 in 1999, which provided benefits to gay and lesbian partners and marked the first time in the nation that a state legislature passed a domestic partnership statute without forcible intervention of the courts. Later, as member of the Senate in 2005-2006, Migden introduced legislation that legalized the transfer of property between gay and lesbian domestic partners without reassessment for tax purposes (SB565), and provided for the filing of domestic partner income-tax returns under the same status as married couples (SB1827). Migden also passed SB1729 (of the 2007-2008 session), which benefits LGBT seniors by requiring licensed health professionals who have constant interaction with seniors in nursing homes and senior care facilities to receive training to better understand how to foster an environment that is free from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Other issues that Migden addressed during her time as an Assembly member included health and wellness as well as health safety. For instance, authored legislation in 2001-2002 has protected health care workers from needle injuries (AB1046) and provided rapid HIV testing (AB1263). Also in 2002, Migden authored legislation that required the State of California to provide information regarding the "morning after" contraception option to female victims of sexual assault (AB1860). Other bills that concerned the improvement of health care and health safety of HIV/AIDS issues, such as testing, reporting, and maintaining public health (AB1099, 1997-1998 and AB103, 1999-2000) in addition to bills pertaining to phlebotomy regulations (AB1557, 1997-1998 and SB169, 2005-2006), influenza vaccines (SB1220, 2005-2006), blood transfusions (SB102, 2007-2008), and general access to health care (SB141, 2005-2006 and SB764, SB1098, SB1132, and SJR20, 2007-2008).
Among her other legislative interests, Migden advocated for employee benefits (SB760, SB942, SB1115, and SB1338, 2007-2008), supported education and the advancement of higher education and careers (AB631 and AB1162, 1997-1998; AB367, AB932, and AB1793, 2001-2002; SB404, SB665, SB667, and SB682, 2005-2006). Furthermore, Migden produced legislation that sought to protect youth rights (AB1910, 1999-2000; AB1261 and AB2811, 2001-2002; SB39, SB436, SB1180, and SB1712, 2005-2006).
1995-1996: AB1080 (LP433:1-7)
1997-1998: AB20-AB2693; HR7-HR50 (LP433:8-59)
1999-2000: AB26-AB2551 (LP433:60-130)
2001-2002: AB25-AB2925; ACR213; AB9XX-AB82XX (LP433:131-209)
2005-2006: SB22-SB1842 (LP433:210-260)
2007-2008: SB11-SB1729; SCR87; SJR1-SJR20; SR18-SR33 (LP433:261-317)

Series 2 Budget Files 1998-2001

Physical Description: 8 file folders


Budget Files are arranged chronologically by legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

Budget Files include request forms from Assembly Member Carole Migden to the Assembly Budget Committee for the improvement of Parks and Recreation services throughout the San Francisco District, including memorials and beautification projects. Also included are letters of support and need for funding that range from educational resources to ports and harbors issues.

Series 3 Subject Files 1995-2002

Physical Description: 93 file folders


Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels. Migden was a primary supporter for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and the files include further documentation of this support outside the bill files. The files also include reports and other materials relating to education and the environment, in addition to statewide issues, such as medical assistance, child abuse and neglect, education development and higher education opportunities, and San Francisco District issues, including bay area toll bridges, conservation and development, and the Potrero Power Plant.
For a list of subject headings see Appendix A at the California State Archives.