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Guide to the Liz Figueroa Papers
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Series Description


Series 1 Bill Files 1995-2006

Physical Description: 197 file folders


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

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Figueroa authored numerous bills on a variety of topics such as animal abuse (SB1806, 2005-2006); outsourcing of jobs (SB1453, 2003-2004); traffic congestion management (SB1636, 2001-2002); child custody (SB2124, 1999-2000), and forced labor (AB2457, 1995-1996). However, her primary interests centered around healthcare reform, environmental issues, and professions. Examples of this include: health insurance and coverage (AB2668, 1995-1996; AB332, AB589, AB794, and AB2436, 1997-1998); non-traditional healthcare providers and treatments (SB1479, 1999-2000; SB298, 2001-2002; SB583, 2005-2006); environmental safety (AB1964, AB1966, 1995-1996; AB2617, 1997-1998; SB1523, 1999-2000; SB511, 2003-2004; SB246, 2005-2006); information privacy (AB1644, 1997-1998; SB19 and SB1607, 1999-2000; SB27, 2003-2004; SB1436, 2005-2006); environmental stewardship (SB494, 1999-2000; SB1916, 2001-2002); and regulation of professions (SB1555, 1999-2000; SB26, 2001-2002; SB1550, 2005-2006).
Audio/videotapes have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this.
1995-1996 AB115-AB2739 (27ff) LP453:1-27
1997-1998 AB12-AB2649 (41ff) LP453:28-68
1999-2000 SB7-SB2124 (54ff) LP453:69-122
2001-2002 SB16-SB2027 (34ff) LP453:123-156
2003-2004 SB24-SB1633 (18ff) LP453:157-174
2005-2006 SB228-SB1806 (23ff) LP453:175-197

Series 2 Correspondence 1995-2000

Physical Description: 12 file folders


Arranged chronologically by month.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence covers all of Figueroa's time in the Assembly and the first two years of her time as Senator. The files are primarily outgoing letters such as replies to letters received or requests being made. Files may also include news clippings, notes, memoranda, reports, and resolutions. Notable topics include education, Auburn Dam, crime, carpool lanes, insurance, mortgage, healthcare, recycling, methyl bromide, hunting, child support, gay marriage, concealed weapons, abortion, vehicle smog regulation, female genital mutilation, and immigration. Correspondents include constituents, other legislators, media representatives, and community as well as local government leaders.
Correspondence from Figueroa's Assembly years are dated December 1995 to November 1998 and consist of 10 file folders (LP453:198-207); Senate years are dated December 1998 to December 2000 and consist of 2 file folders (LP453:208-209).