Guide to the Lloyd G. Connelly Papers

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Guide to the Lloyd G. Connelly Papers

Collection number:LP455

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Brittani Orona
Date Completed:
February 2014
Encoded by:
Lisa C. Prince
© 2014 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

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

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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

Series Description


Series 1 Bill Files 1983-1992

Physical Description: 412 file folders


Bill Files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Access Information

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files created by Lloyd Connelly may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Significant bills in the Lloyd Connelly Papers include legislation related to commercial and residential pesticide management, Highway Patrol car chases, Cal Expo noise ordinances, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Bill Files also includes pertinent information related to commercial hazardous waste disposal (AB2132, AB2058; 1985-1986), Folsom Lake Recreation Area at Lake Natomas (AB1522, 1985-1986), the expansion of the American River Parkway (AB264, 1985-1986), and the creation of the Sacramento Transportation Authority in 1988 (AB89, 1987-1988). Bill Files reflect Connelly's legislative interests in the environment, public health, and public safety.
1983-1984 (108ff), AB114-AB3301, ACR47, AJR97, HR39 LP455:1-108
1985-1986 (113f), AB136-AB4414, HR11-HR17 LP455:109-221
1987-1988 (85ff), AB65-AB4473, ACA14,SB200 LP455:222-306
1989-1990 (62ff), AB103-AB4071, AB27X, ACR65 LP455:307-368
1991-1992 (44ff), AB102 -AB3829 LP455:369-412

Series 2 Subject Files 1983-1992

Physical Description: 101 file folders


Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files created by Lloyd Connelly may include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and publications. The Subject Files contain information gathered by Connelly in support of his legislative activities and his participation in various committees including the Committee on Aging and Long Term Care, Subcommittee on Worker's Compensation, and Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee. Files pertain to such topics as rice straw burning, rice herbicides, floods, alcohol taxes, public health, and opinions of different community leaders. Opinion Leaders files contain correspondence and contact information for various leaders in religious, ethnic, public health, and public safety communities.
A list of subject headings is available in Appendix A in the Master Finding Aid, available on the California State Archives Minerva website