Inventory of the California State Senate Health Committee Records

Processed by Ignacio Sanchez-Alonso and Laurie Frazier
California State Archives
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California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the California State Senate Health Committee Records

Collection number: LP462

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Ignacio Sanchez-Alonso and Laurie Frazier
Date Completed:
October 2014, updated July 2018
Encoded by:
Michelle Howard
© 2021 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Senate Health Committee Records
Dates: 1997-2016
Collection number: LP462
Creator: California State Senate Health Committee California State Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Subcommittee
Collection Size: 71 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 71 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records.
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.

Committee History

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 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, p. 93). 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, Medicine and Health Care, Mental Health, and Neurodevelopment Disorders and Stem Cell Research Oversight. From 2007 to 2011 the only subcommittee that remained under the Health Committee was Aging and Long-Term Care.

Scope and Content

The Senate Health Committee records consist of Senate Bill Files, 2005-2016, Hearing Files, 2005-2010, and Subject Files, 2005-2006.
The bill files document the bills directed to the committee. The files include committee analysis, letters from interested parties, and the comments of affected agencies. These files show the close involvement of the committee in such issues as 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.
The hearing files for the Senate Health Committee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint committee hearings.
The subject files created by the Senate Health Committee may include correspondence, emails, memoranda, statistical findings, and published and unpublished reports. Of particular note are those files related to Payment of Provider Services Information and Complaints, as well as AB1321 (2005) which prohibits a non-contracting emergency physician working at a hospital that contracts with HMO from billing a patient. This series also contains files related to health care services plans and unfair payment patterns.
The subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care records consist of Bill Files, 2007-2008, Hearing Files, 1997-2009, and Correspondence, 2010-2011.
The bill files document the bills directed to the committee. The files include committee analysis, letters from interested parties, and the comments of affected agencies. These files show the close involvement of the committee in such issues as healthy eating and access to healthy foods, amongst other health related legislation.
The hearing files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care may contain audiotapes, transcripts, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as select joint hearings. Hearing topics include renewable energy, Alzheimer's disease, support for family caregivers, and issues regarding elderly living standards.
The correspondence files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care include letters from representatives of regional centers, constituents and medical professionals. The correspondence relates to the funding of California's Burn Institute in Imperial County, and information regarding Pertussis vaccination.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Collections at the California State Archives

Assembly Health Committee Records
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


Series Description

LP462:1-864, 969-1261

Series 1 Bill Files 2005-2016

Physical Description: 1,156 file folders and 1 DVD

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by the Senate Health Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author’s statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
Notable legislation includes: AB682 (2007-2008), which revised the written and informed consent standards associated with testing blood for HIV/AIDS; SB1029 (2009-2010), which allowed individuals up to 30 syringes or needles for personal use without a prescription from a pharmacy; AB2572 (2007-2008), which required a food facility with twenty or more locations throughout the state to disclose to customers specified nutrition information for standard food items, and their close involvement with Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC), California Nurses Association (CNA), American Heart Association, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; SB648 (2013-2014), Electronic Cigarettes restriction of use and advertising; ABX1_1 (2013-2014), which revised Medi-Cal eligibility; SB128 (2015-2016), End of Life option act; SB277 (2015-2016); Public Health Vaccinations: AB266 (2015-2016) Medical Cannabis.
Bill files originating from the Aging and Long-Term Care Subcommittee may be found under the series description for that committee.
Audiovisual materials have been separated to a cold- storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the bill files to alert the researcher to the existence of these items.
2005-2006: SB12-SB1851, SCA13, SCR49, SJR5-SJR28 (LP462:1-95)
2005-2006: AB8-AB3071, ACR1-ACR114, AJR24-AJR59 (LP462:96-172)
2007-2008: SB7-SB1773, SJR8-SJR20, SR17 (LP462:173-273)
2007-2008: SB13x1-SB127x1 (LP462:423-426)
2007-2008: AB1-AB3082, ACR87-ACR134, AJR13-AJR58 (LP462:274-422)
2007-2008: AB11X-AB12X (LP462:427-432)
2009-2010: SB1-SB1431, SCA29, SCR66, SJR13-SJR31, SR21, SB13x3-SB24x3, SB24x8-SB65x8 (LP462:433-524)
2009-2010: AB2-AB2787, ACR2-ACR74, AJR9-AJR42 (LP462:525-633)
2011-2012: SB20-SB1538, SR20 (LP462:634-750)
2011-2012: AB43-AB2608, AJR30 (LP462:751-864)
2013-2014: SB18-SB1465, SCR24, SB1x1-SB3x1 (LP462:969-1040)
2013-2014: AB21-AB2697, AJR50, AB1x1-AB1x1 (LP462:1041-1112)
2015-2016: SB4-SB1477, SCR117-SCR134, SJR9, SB1x2-SB15x2 (LP462:1113-1199)
2015-2016: AB21-AB2821, AJR16, AB7x2-AB11x2 (LP462:1200-1261)
LP462:865-875

Series 2 Hearing Files 2005-2010

Physical Description: 12 file folders, 28 audiotapes, 4 CDs

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual materials requires production of use copies by Archives staff.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files for the committee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint committee hearings.
Audiotapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the hearing files to alert the researcher to the existence of these tapes.
For a chronological list of hearing files, see Appendix A.

Additional Series Information

LP462:876-877

Series 3 Subject Files 2005-2006

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by the committee may include correspondence, emails, memoranda, statistical findings, and published and unpublished reports. Of particular note are those files related to Payment of Provider Services Information and Complaints, as well as AB1321 (2005) which prohibits a non-contracting emergency physician working at a hospital that contracts with HMO from billing a patient. This series also contains files related to health care services plans and unfair payment patterns.
Pending Legislation, 2005-2006 (LP462:876-877)
 

Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care 1997-2011

Scope and Content

The subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care records consist of Bill Files, 2007-2008, Hearing Files, 1997-2009, and Correspondence, 2010-2011.
The bill files document the bills directed to the committee. The files include committee analysis, letters from interested parties, and the comments of affected agencies. These files show the close involvement of the committee in such issues as healthy eating and access to healthy foods, amongst other health related legislation.
The hearing files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care may contain audiotapes, transcripts, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as select joint hearings. Hearing topics include renewable energy, Alzheimer's disease, support for family caregivers, and issues regarding elderly living standards.
The correspondence files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care include letters from representatives of regional centers, constituents and medical professionals. The correspondence relates to the funding of California's Burn Institute in Imperial County, and information regarding Pertussis vaccination.
LP462:878-904

Series 1 Bill Files 2007-2008

Physical Description: 27 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content

Bill files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
2007-2008: SB48-SB1593, SCR62 (LP462:878-904)
LP462:904-967

Series 2 Hearing Files 1997-2009

Physical Description: 62 file folders, 26 audiocassettes, 15 videocassettes, 13 compact discs, 1 DVD, 1 floppy disk (3.5 inch/1.44MB)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual materials requires production of use copies by Archives staff.

Scope and Content

Hearing files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care may contain audiotapes, transcripts, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as select joint hearings. Hearing topics include renewable energy, Alzheimer's disease, support for family caregivers, and issues regarding elderly living standards.
Audiotapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the hearing files to alert the researcher to the existence of these tapes.
For a list of hearing files, see Appendix B.

Additional Series Information

LP462:968

Series 3 Correspondence Files 2010-2011

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content

Correspondence files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care include letters from representatives of regional centers, constituents and medical professionals.
The correspondence relates to the funding of California's Burn Institute in Imperial County, and information regarding Pertussis vaccination.