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Guide to the Lloyd G. Connelly Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Agency History
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guide to the Lloyd G. Connelly Papers
    Dates: 1983-1992
    Collection number: LP455
    Creator: Connelly, Lloyd G.
    Collection Size: 21.5 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Lloyd George Connelly Jr., (D) was a State Assembly Member, 1983-1992. The Lloyd Connelly Papers consists of 21.5 cubic feet of textual records reflecting Connelly's legislative activity during his time as member of the California State Assembly.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information


    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], Lloyd G. Connelly Papers, LP455:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Agency History

    Lloyd George Connelly Jr., (D) was a State Assembly Member, 1983-1992. His 6th Assembly District included East Sacramento, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Rosemont and Rancho Cordova in Sacramento County.
    He was born on December 31, 1945, in Sacramento, California. He served in the United States Army in Washington D.C. from 1968-1970. Connelly attended American River College where he served as student body president, and he went on to earn his bachelor's degree in 1971 from California State University, Sacramento. He attended McGeorge School of Law and graduated in 1977. He was an administrative assistant to a county supervisor from 1971 until 1975, when he was elected to the Sacramento City Council.
    Connelly worked as a law clerk for the Legal Center for the Elderly and Disabled and subsequently became a founding partner in a Sacramento area law firm that specialized in law for the disabled. He is married to Jean Shaw-Connelly, a Presbyterian minister. He has one daughter, Keelan with Shaw-Connelly and a son, George, from a previous marriage.
    Connelly was affiliated with the Planning and Conservation League, Common Cause, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
    Lloyd G. Connelly was elected to the State Assembly in 1982 after serving seven years on the Sacramento City Council. Connelly left the Assembly in 1992. Connelly was a Sacramento County Superior Court Judge from 1992-2012.
    During his time in the Legislature, Lloyd Connelly was a member of the following committees.
    Standing Committees
    Aging and Long Term Care, 1985-1991
    Chairman, 1987-1991
    Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, 1984-1990
    Finance and Insurance, 1983-1984, 1987-1988
    Human Services, 1983-1988
    Judiciary, 1983-1992
    Vice-Chairman, 1983-1984
    Natural Resources, 1986-1990
    Revenue and Taxation, 1983-1984
    Policy Research Management, 1983-1984
    Ways and Mean, 1985-1986
    Judiciary Committee-Subcommittee on Administration of Justice, 1985-1989
    Chairman, 1985-1989
    Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance/Disability Insurance, 1983-1988
    Chairman, 1983-1984
    Subcommittee on Worker's Compensation, 1983-1988

    Scope and Content

    The Lloyd Connelly Papers consists of 21.5 cubic feet of textual records reflecting Connelly's legislative activity during his time as member of the California State Assembly. The collection is organized into the following record series: Bill Files, 1983-1992, and Subject Files, 1983-1992.
    Bill Files are particularly useful for researchers interested in the safety standards of hazardous materials, pesticides, and public health issues. The bills introduced by Lloyd Connelly include a wide variety of subjects. He authored bills concerning building standards, toxic materials, pesticides, the American River Parkway, and issues related to public health such as health and safety codes, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, as well as implementation of Surgeon General Warnings on smokeless tobacco products.
    The Subject Files documents Connelly's interest in natural resources, disabled, elderly, and long-term care issues. Connelly considered subjects including but not limited to: guns, alcohol taxes, child neglect, rice herbicides, rice straw burning, and air pollution. Subject Files also includes research files related to the Committee on Aging and Long Term Care which Connelly served on from 1985-1991.


    No further accruals are expected.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Public Health, California
    Pesticides, California
    Building Laws, California