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Inventory of the California State Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee Records
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Series Description

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Series 1 Bill Files 1972-2004

Physical Description: 293 file folders, 2 videotapes (VHS)

Arrangement

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

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by the Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee may include analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements. Of particular interest are those bills relating to water use, water rights, water transfers, or municipal water quality control. Many bills also covered topics such as environmental protection, the San Joaquin and Colorado River, San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, the Federal Central Valley Project, and State Water Project. Other issues include food labeling and genetically modified organisms (GMO), dairy regulations and standards, and pesticide regulation and pest control.
1972 SB164-SB1496, SCR8-SCR43, SJR1, SJR19, SR31, SR68; AB15-AB2368, ACR38, ACR108, AJR23, AJR35 (2ff) LP254:10-11
1973-1974 SB8-SB2459; SJR6-SJR48, SR31; AB60-AB4486, ACR67-ACR225, AJR7-AJR116 (3ff) LP254:12-14
1975-1976 SB38-SB2167, SCR6-SCR88, SJR39; AB22-AB4480, ACR120-ACR165, AJR11 (2ff) LP254:15-16
1977-1978 SB51-SB2215, SJR4; AB127-AB3834, ACR11-ACR134, AJR63, AJR100 (2ff) LP254:17-18
1977-1978 SB666 (1ff) LP259:69
1979-1980 SB26-SB2053, SCA24, SCR67, SCR79; AB64-AB3464, ACA90, ACR80, AJR58 (2ff) LP254:19-20
1981-1982 SB70-SB2359, SCR61, SCR79; AB197-AB3743, ACR6-ACR108 (2ff) LP254:21-22
SB569, SB755, SB791, SB1545; AB801-AB3672 (3ff) P259:70-72
1983-1984 SB117-SB2320, SCA16, SJR51; AB112-AB4044, ACR31, ACR126, AJR7 (9ff) LP259:81-89
1985-1986 SB73-SB2612, SCA17, SCR40-SCR41, SCR92, SR39; AB17-AB4361, ACR48, AJR47 (15ff) LP264:124-138
1987-1988 SB8-SB2891, SCA24, SCR21, SJR30, SJR43; AB34-AB4604, ACR60-ACR153 (13ff) LP278:199-211
1989-1990 SB8-SB2873, SCA28, SCR55, SJR31, SR14; AB63-AB4304, ACR106-ACR180, AJR3-AJR36 (15ff) LP329:1-15
1991-1992 SB229-SB2071, SCR27-SCR34, SJR7, SB8X-SB12X; AB24-AB3813, ACR31, AJR13 (16ff) LP329:16-31
1993-1994 SB7-SB2096; AB97-AB3744, AJR36-AJR52 (18ff) LP329:32-49
1995-1996 SB29-SB2062, SCR20, SR9, SB11X; AB201-AB3038, ACR59, AJR15-AJR39 (38ff) LP329:50-87
1997-1998 SB99-SB2103, SJR44, SB4X-SB9X; AB111-AB2769, ACR32, AJR7-AJR54, AB11X (25ff) LP329:88-112
1999-2000 SB60-SB2164, SJR38, SR24; AB260-AB2796 (57ff) LP329:460-516
2001-2002 SB23-SB2070; AB11-AB2981, ACR126-ACR188 (37ff) LP329:517-553
2003-2004 SB21-SB1911; AB105-AB3046, ACR69, AJR65-AJR69 (34ff) LP329:554-587
See Appendix A for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1974-2004

Physical Description: 225 file folders, 160 audiocassettes, 13 videocassettes (VHS), 1 computer disc (CD)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files for the Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint hearings. Of particular interest are those files pertaining to California’s long-term water supply needs, water marketing, and agricultural drainage. More information can be found on water supply issues in the subject files. Videotapes and audio cassettes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are located within the hearing files to alert the researcher to the existence of such tapes.
See Appendix A for a complete listing of hearing dates and subjects.

Additional Series Information

See Appendix B for LP numbers.

Series 3 Subject Files 1972-2001

Physical Description: 300 file folders, 1 audiocassette, and 16 videocassettes (VHS)

Arrangement

Subject files processed previous to August 2003 (LP259) are arranged chronologically by year. Subject files from 1988-2001 (LP329) are arranged alphabetically by subject and within subject alphabetically by topic. See attached appendix for exact subject folder titles.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual materials requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by the Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee may include correspondence, background materials, notes, reports, and newspaper clippings. Subject files include information relating to water bonds, CALFED Bay-Delta program, Central Valley Project, Club Fed, dams, floods, groundwater, proposed legislation, Proposition 204, reservoirs, the River Parkway, the State Water Resources Control Board, the State Water Project, water related associations, water authorities, water conferences and water transfer. Videotapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are located within the subject files to alert the researcher to the existence of such tapes.
See Appendix B for a complete listing of subject file titles and dates.

Additional Series Information

See Scope and Content for LP numbers

Series 4 Correspondence 1975-2004

Physical Description: 17 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of correspondence.

Access Information

The following correspondence files are restricted: LP329:754 is restricted under the Public Records Act, California Government Code, sec 6254 (c), because it contains personnel information.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence files from the period 1975-1984 contain incoming and outgoing correspondence from the committee chairs and consultants. Files from 1995-2004 contain similar material with various interest groups, committee members, and consultants.
February, 1975-December, 1980 (1ff) LP259:96
January, 1977-May, 1978 (1ff) LP259:73
January, 1981-December, 1982 (1ff) LP259:97
January, 1983-November, 1984 (1ff) LP259:98
January, 1995-December, 1995 (1ff) LP329:452
January, 1996-December, 1996 (1ff) LP329:453
January, 1997-August, 1997 (1ff) LP329:454
September, 1997-March, 1998 (1ff) LP329:455
April, 1998-July, 1998 (1ff) LP329:456
August, 1998-April, 1999 (1ff) LP329:457
May, 1999-April, 2000 (1ff) LP329:458
May-December, 2000 (1ff) LP329:459
January, 2001-December, 2001 (1ff) LP329:750
January, 2001-January, 2002 (1ff) LP329:751
February, 2003-September, 2003 (1ff) LP329:752
October, 2003-December, 2004 (1ff) LP329:753
February, 2001-March, 2002 (1ff) LP329:754
See Scope and Content for LP numbers

Series 5 Committee Record of Bills 1985-1988, 1995-1996

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Committee Records of Bills describe the history of bills and include bill number, author, date bill received by committee, date considered by committee, hearing date, and committee action.
1972-1978 (1ff) LP259:92
1979-1980 (1ff) LP259:93
1981-1984 (1ff) LP259:95
1985-1988 (1ff) LP259:99
1995-1996 (1ff) LP329:755