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Inventory of the California State Senate Health Committee Records, 2005-2012
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Accruals
  • Related Collections at the California State Archives
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Inventory of the California State Senate Health Committee Records
    Dates: 2005-2012
    Collection number: LP462
    Creator: California State Senate Health Committee
    Collection Size: 53 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: The Senate Health Committee is the most recent Senate committee to oversee bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance and managed care, and related institutions. The Senate Health Committee Records consist of approximately 53cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records. The records are organized into three series: Bill Files, Hearing Files, and Subject Files. The Bill Files consist of 41 cubic feet of textual records spanning the years 2005-2012. The majority of the Bill Files relate to topics within the committee's jurisdiction – primarily Long Term Health Care; school food nutrition guidelines; stem cell research; drinking water standards; immunizations; suicide prevention; and health care programs, including the California Children and Families Act of 1988.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Senate Health Committee Records, LP462:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Biography

    The Senate Health Committee is the most recent Senate committee to oversee bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance and managed care, and related institutions. The first committee that had "bills" relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance, and managed care under its purview was the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. It was created by Senate Resolution 9 on January 6, 1970. Its purpose was to review "all bills relating to public health; welfare; alcoholic beverages; and all bills relating to the State Department of Mental Hygiene or to institutions under its jurisdiction, including: state hospitals, homes for the feeble-minded, inebriate colonies, institutions for delinquents, homes for blind, industrial workshops, and any other institutions of similar nature; and bills relating to the Youth Authority and to institutions under its jurisdiction" (California Legislature at Sacramento, 1970, p93). On February 17, 1984, the Senate passed Resolution 33 which changed the committee name to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee; the scope remained the same. On December 6, 2004, Senate Resolution 4 disbanded the Senate Health and Human Services committee and formed the Senate Health Committee. The new committee's scope excluded bills relating to welfare, social programs and services, and related institutions. Bills relating to welfare programs, are now under the jurisdiction of the Senate Human Services Committee. The Senate Health Committee heard bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance and managed care, and related institutions. From 2005 through 2006, the Senate Health Committee had four subcommittees: Aging and Long-Term Care, chaired by Elaine Konotominas Alquist; Medicine and Health Care; Mental Health; and Neurodevelopment Disorders, and Stem Cell Research Oversight. Deborah Ortiz chaired the other three subcommittees. From 2007 to 2011 the only subcommittee that remained under the Health Committee was Aging and Long-Term Care. In 2012, Healthcare Workforce and Access to Care Subcommittee was chaired by Ed Hernandez. From 2007 to 2012, Alquist continued to chair the Aging and Long-Term Care subcommittee.
    The chairs for the committee from 2005 to 2012 were as follows:
    Senate Health Committee, 2005-2012
    Ortiz, Deborah (Dem), 2005-2006
    Kuehl, Shelia James (Dem), 2007-2008
    Alquist, Elaine Kontominas (Dem), 2009-2010
    Hernandez, Ed (Dem), 2011-2012

    Scope and Content

    The Senate Health Committee Records consist of approximately 53 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records. The records cover the years 2005-2012, and are organized into three series: Bill Files, Hearing Files, and Subject Files.
    The Bill Files consist of 41 cubic feet of textual records spanning the years 2005-2012. The majority of the Bill Files relate to topics within the committee's jurisdiction – primarily Long Term Health Care; school food nutrition guidelines; stem cell research; drinking water standards; immunizations; suicide prevention; and health care programs, including the California Children and Families Act of 1988.
    It is anticipated that the Archives will receive further records from the Senate Health Committee, as it remains a functional standing committee in the California State Senate. Researchers should inquire with the reference archivist about recently received, unprocessed records of the committee.

    Accruals

    Further accruals expected.

    Related Collections at the California State Archives

    Senate Health and Human Services Committee Records

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Prisoners - Health and hygiene - California
    Drug abuse - Prevention
    Health insurance