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Guide to the Tim Leslie Papers
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Series Description

LP450:1-438

Series 1 Bill Files 1987-2006

Physical Description: 438 file folders, 27 audiocassette tapes,24 videocassette tapes,2 photograph negatives, and 5 photograph slides

Arrangement

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

Access Information

Several items are restricted from Bill File SB557 (1997-1998) due to restrictions under the California Information Practices Act of 1977 Civil Code section 1798.1. Also, Bill File SB3 (1997-1998) contains some restricted medical information under Government Code section 6254(c). Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files were created by Tim Leslie while he served as an Assembly Member from 1987-1991 and again from 2001-2006, and as State Senator from 1991-2000. The files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author’s statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements that pertain to numerous issues of concern to Leslie..
As an Assembly Member and State Senator, Tim Leslie’s legislative interests were varied. Some topics and bills of note include: California state song (AB1535, 1987-1988); AIDS (SB889, 1995-1996; and SB1110, 1997-1998); health, mental health, and healthcare related issues (SB1517, SB1999, 1991-1992; SB1104, 1993-1994; SB1453, SB1846, SB2049, SB2158, 1995-1996; SB1382, 1997-1998; and AB2163, 2003-2004); same sex marriage (SCA18, 1993-1994); prison reform, crime, and prisoner issues (AB1447, AB3230, 1989-1990; AB1587, SB1366, 1991-1992; SB1622, 1995-1996; SB2161, 1995-1996; SB326, 1997-1998; and AB384, 2003-2004); local government (SB950, SB1103, SB1863, SB1893, 1993-1994); and punitive damages (SB31, 1995-1996). Among his other legislative interests, Leslie advocated allowing hunting permits to shoot mountain lions (SB2013, 1993-1994; and SB28, 1995-1996); unemployment, labor, and welfare reform (SB1115, SB1360, 1993-1994; and SB1278, 1997-1998); Brady-Jared Teen Driver Safety Act of 1997 (SB1329, 1997-1998); and reformed the At-Risk Youth Offenders Act (AB1870, 1989-1990).
Additionally reflective of Leslie’s interest, a few coauthored bills were kept together with his Bill Files. This order has been retained and these coauthored bills can be found in the legislative session with Leslie’s Bill Files. Two of these coauthored bills are SB1254 (1991-1992 by Senator Johnston) and AB1363 (1995-1996 by Assembly Member Knowles). SB1254 is a coauthored bill relating to freeway emergencies and AB1363 relates to Leslie’s mountain lion interest. Leslie considered these coauthored bills important and thus kept them with his Bill Files. Finally, on a few occasions Leslie also grouped other authored bills similar to his own bills in the same file folder as his bill. Thus, Leslie’s bill on forest practice (SB300, 1991-1992) also contains three other related bills within the file folder (AB641, AB714, and SB854, 1991-1992).
1987-1988 AB569-AB4587, ACA48, ACR35-ACR155 (37ff) LP450:1-37AJR34-AJR155
1987-1988 SB243-SB1300 (1ff) LP450:38
1989-1990 AB271-AB4361, ACA29, ACR25-ACR136,AJR55-AJR101 (54ff) LP450:39-92
1991-1992 AB716-AB2214; ACA29 (13ff) LP450:93-105
1991-1992 SB300-SB2062; SCA42-SCA43; SCR75-SCR76; SJR41-SJR45 (33ff) LP450:106-138
1993-1994 SB290-SB2110; SCA18-SCA43; SCR58 (61ff) LP450:139-199
1993-1994 AB269-AB1224 (2ff) LP450:200-201
1995-1996 SB28-SB2162; SCA1-SCA27; SJR21-SJR68; SR44; SB6X (67ff) LP450:202-268
1995-1996 AB1363 (1ff) LP450:269
1999-2000 SB8-SB2137 (34ff) LP450:337-370
2001-2002 AB21-AB2152; ACR107-ACR179; AJR4; AB76X (23ff) LP450:371-393
2003-2004 AB19-AB2787; AB3X (34ff) LP450:394-427
2005-2006 AB84-AB2179 (11ff) LP450:428-438
LP450:439-578

Series 2 Subject Files 1986-2004

Physical Description: 140 file folders, 30 audiocassette tapes, 52 videocassette tapes, 1 DVD, and 16 photograph negatives.

Arrangement

Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, committee analyses, and/or interest group memoranda regarding certain subject files at the local, state and federal levels. The topics addressed cover a broad spectrum of issues, from the proposed Auburn Dam to the Match-Two Prisoner Outreach program, and reflect Leslie’s eclectic legislative interests.
See Appendix A in master finding aid and archives website for a complete list of folder titles in the Subject Files.
LP450:579-582

Series 3 Subject Files 1987-1996

Physical Description: 4 file folders and 1 audiocassette tape.

Arrangement

Hearing Files are arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing Files include notes, transcripts, background materials, and/or agendas. Three of the four Hearing Files are from 1987, including hearings on The Changing Family to the Year 2000, child support from the Assembly Judiciary Committee, and a hearing from the Assembly Health Committee on AIDS. The fourth Hearing File, dated August 6, 1996, is an audiocassette tape from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
3/19/1987 The Changing Family to the Year 2000 (1ff) LP450:579
3/18/1987 Assembly Judiciary Committee Informational Hearing on Child Support (1ff) LP450:579
11/2/1987 Assembly Health Committee on AIDS (1ff) LP450:581
8/6/1996 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (1 audiotape) LP450:582
LP450:583-596

Series 4 Chronological Correspondence 1986-1997

Physical Description: 14 file folders

Arrangement

Chronological Correspondence are arranged chronologically by correspondence date.

Scope and Content Note

Sampled correspondence includes communication between Tim Leslie and his fellow legislators, some constituents, agencies, and organizations affected by specific legislation over the span of his time with the State Legislature. A significant amount of the correspondence is directed at the governor in office during those years with Leslie asking either for a veto or signature on specific legislation. Topics include AIDS legislation, child pornography, and state budget.
LP450:597-625

Series 5 Subject Correspondence 1992-1998

Physical Description: 29 file folders

Arrangement

Subject Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Correspondence, like Chronological Correspondence, includes communication between Tim Leslie and his fellow legislators, constituents, agencies, organizations, staff, and the governor in office. Subject Correspondence reflects specific areas of interest to Leslie from 1992-1998. They range from a wide area of topics including various budget years to education to the 1992 L.A. riots.
See Appendix B in master finding aid and archives website for a complete list of folder titles in the Subject Correspondence files.
LP450:626-635

Series 6 Press Releases 1987-1997

Physical Description: 10 file folders

Arrangement

Press Releases files are arranged chronologically by release date.

Scope and Content Note

Press Releases include various highlights released by Leslie explaining his activity as a legislator. Press Releases comprise recently passed legislation, information on press conferences, and legislation which Leslie opposes. These file folders show bills that Leslie wanted his constituents to see as well as informing them of his position on various topics.
LP450:636-657

Series 7 News Summary 1996-1997

Physical Description: 22 file folders

Arrangement

News Summaries are arranged chronologically by folder date.

Scope and Content Note

News Summaries includes various newspaper articles written about Tim Leslie or legislation which he authored. Each file folder is divided by month with the exception of November 1997, which is absent from the collection. At the beginning of the file folder is an index with the page number, title, and date of each article. While Leslie divided the articles by month, a few articles from the previous or following month are found within the file. Thus, the February 1996 file folder will also contain some articles from January and March 1996.
These articles are a great resource for finding out how the media responded to Leslie’s legislation as well as Leslie’s activity in the larger community.
LP450:658-675

Series 8 Capitol Perspective Videos 1991-2002

Physical Description: 1 file folder and 25 videocassette tapes.

Arrangement

Capitol Perspective Videos are arranged alphabetically by subject title

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Capitol Perspective Videos are one-on-one interviews with Tim Leslie and someone he considered an expert on a particular subject. The videos embrace a broad range of subjects important to Leslie or his constituents. Some highlights of this series include: Auburn Dam (LP450:658); various state budget years (LP450:659); California water (LP450:660); privacy (LP450:669); and sex crimes (LP450:673). In addition, there are three tapes of "Questions" from Leslie's constituents (LP450:670).
See Appendix C in master finding aid and archives website for a complete list of Capitol Perspective Videos.