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Inventory of the Bruce McPherson Papers
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Series Descriptions

LP460:1-124

Series 1 Bill Files 1995-2004

Physical Description: 124 file folders

Arrangement

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

Scope and Content Note

Bill files were created by Bruce McPherson during his terms in the California State Assembly and State Senate. The files may include bill analyses, amendments, resolutions, author statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements that pertain to numerous issues of concern to McPherson.
As a state legislator, Bruce McPherson’s legislative interests were varied. Some topics and bills of note include: environmental protection (SB1808, 2001-2002; SB1742, 2003-2004); public safety (SB1558, 1997-1998; SB 2084, 2001-2002); higher education (SB680, 2003-2004; SB722 (2003-2004); and strengthening the Political Reform Act of 1974 (AB1026, 1995-1996; SB342, 1999-2000).
1995-1996: AB258-AB3275, AJR60, AB11X (9ff) LP467:1-9
1997-1998: SB48-SB2177, SCR22, SJR15-SJR19 (26ff) LP467:10-35
1999-2000: SB229-SB2178, SCA4, SR25 (32ff) LP467:36-67
2001-2002: SB205-SB2084, SCR49 (29ff) LP467:68-96
2003-2004: SB32-SB1802, SCR14- SCR67, SJR31-SJR32 (28ff) LP467:97-124
LP467:125-144

Series 2 Subject Files 1994-2004

Physical Description: 20 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files include press and news clippings, correspondence, support letters, bill analyses, local government reports, and/or interest group memoranda regarding public safety, environmental concerns, local government, and electric rate restructuring during the California Energy Crises. A large portion of the subject files discuss public health concerns, from hospice care to methyl bromide poisoning.
See Appendix A in Additional Series Information for a complete list of folder titles.

Additional Series Information

LP467:145

Series 3 Press Clippings 1998

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings include articles pertaining to McPherson's political interests, which include local government, elections, and environmental issues.
LP467:146-148

Series 4 Legislative Counsel Files 1996-1997

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

Legislative Counsel Files include opinions and analyses by Legislative Counsel on issues posed by McPherson's office, as well as policy issues, code section, and the Counsel's wording in the previous Legislative Counsel's Digest on specific bills.
LP467:149-151

Series 5 Correspondence 1994-1997

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by correspondence date.

Scope and Content Note

Sampled correspondence includes communication between McPherson and his fellow legislators, constituents, agencies, and organizations affected by legislation crafted during his tenure in the State Legislature.