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Inventory of the Wesley Chesbro Papers
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Series 1 Bill Files 1999-2006, 2009-2014

Physical Description: 186 file folders, 3 video discs


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

Access Information

Certain records in file folder LP473:17 are restricted under California Government Code, section 7927.700 (formerly Government Code, 6254(c)).
Access to audiovisual materials requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by Wesley Chesbro may include bill analyses, amendments, resolutions, author statements, testimonies, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Bills of note include SB130 (2003-2004), which concerned the use of seclusion and restraints in psychiatric and other care facilities; SB1148 (2001-2002) and SB258 (2005-2006), which recognized those who lived and died in state institutions and sought to establish proper burial for them; and SB962 (2005-2006) and AB1041 (2011-2012), which provided frameworks for increased independence for those with developmental disabilities. Bill Files pertinent to the preserving of the environment, reducing waste and increasing recycling include SB1832 (1999-2000), SB908 (2001-2002), SB515 (1999-2000) and AB341 (2011-2012).
1999-2000: SB2-SB2041, SCR20, SCR82 (42ff) LP473:1-42
2001-2002: SB12-SB1899, SCR6-SCR100, SR31, SB1X_22 (41ff) LP473:43-83
2003-2004: SB105-SB1842, SCR 40, AB1761 (26ff) LP473:84-109
2005-2006: SB153-SB1755, SCR19-SCR115, SJR23 (37ff) LP473:110-146
2009-2010: AB74-AB2608 (12ff) LP473:147-158
2011-2012: AB66-AB2474, ACR76, ACR118, AJR11 (14ff) LP473:159-172
2013-2014: AB261-AB2592, ACR15-ACR159, AJR43 (14ff) LP473:173-186

Series 2 Office Files 1999-2014

Physical Description: 4 file folders, 1 video disc


Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Office Files related to support for historic sites include letters written or co-written by Chesbro to the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) on behalf of various stakeholders in his districts seeking to preserve and restore cultural heritage sites, as well as letters to the federal government seeking funds. Office Files related to Chesbro's legacy project include bills authored by Chesbro that were successfully chaptered into law, with brief summaries of their purpose. There is also a video disc with press photographs from the Democratic Party's response to the Governor's 2006 Budget, and a Joint Rules Committee Resolution and other documentation honoring "Peanuts" illustrator Charles M. Schulz and his wife, Jean.

Series 3 Speeches Files 2009-2013

Physical Description: 11 file folders


Arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Scope and Content Note

The Speeches Files include such topics as education, the environment, mental health and disabilities, and natural resources. See Appendix A in Additional Series Information for a complete listing of subject titles.

Additional Series Information