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Inventory of the California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Records
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Series Description


Series 1 Bill Files 2005-2008

Physical Description: 192 file folders, 4 DVDs

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.


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

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files created by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Some of the most important bills were AB3034 (2007-2008, high speed rail), AB1542 (2007-2008, mobilehome park conversions), AB830 (2007-2008, digital conversions of billboards), SB1511 (2005-2006, renewable fuel regulations), AB578 (2005-2006, smog check reform), SB670 (2007-2008, real property transfer fees), and AB2794 (2005-2006, auto broker fee disclosure). DVDs and CDs included in the Bill Files have been moved to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are included in the file folders to alert the researcher to the existence of the tapes.
The Bill Files also show the committee's close involvement with state and local agencies and interest groups such as Coalition for Clean Air, American Civil Liberties Union, California State Association of Counties, California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, California Building Industry Association, Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association, California Trade Coalition, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Jericho, and American Planning Association.
2005-2006: SB3-SB1841, SCA87, SCR5-SCR130, SJR1-38, SR8 (43 ff) LP426:1-43
2005-2006: AB84-AB3042, ACR5-ACR157, AJR16-AJR47 (52 ff) LP426:44-95
2007-2008: SB2-SB1731, SCR3-SCR120 (44 ff) LP426:96-139
2007-2008: AB15-AB3064, ACR4-ACR144, AJR21-AJR53 (53 ff) LP426:140-192
See Appendix A for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 2005-2008

Physical Description: 83 file folders


Hearing Files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing Files include agendas, roll call votes, bill amendments, action reports, and working files for regular session hearings, interim hearings, and joint hearings. The files contain information from hearings on earthquake safety for bridges, alternative fuels, the Governor's budget, and digital conversions of billboards, affordable housing, and more.
See Appendix A in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for a list of hearing dates and topics.

Series 3 Chronological Correspondence 2005-2006

Physical Description: 2 file folders


Chronological Correspondence is arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Chronological Correspondence files include data, notes, legal and business contracts, academic and organization reports and studies, constituent and agency correspondence. The files include letters regarding job applications, hearings, meetings, memorandum, letters to Governor Schwarzenegger, letters to Congress, and correspondence within the State Legislature and staff members. Correspondence topics range from transportation to housing and development issues affecting California.

Series 4 Committee Bill Logs 2005

Physical Description: 1 file folder


Committee Bill Logs are arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Committee Bill Logs include measures logged into the committee and reports on hearings and votes.