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California State Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee Records
LP466  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Committee History
  • Scope and Content
  • Accruals
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material at the California State Archives

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee Records
    Dates: 2000-2014
    Collection number: LP466
    Creator: Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee
    Collection Size: 15 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Created by House Resolution 1 on December 4, 2000 as a replacement for the Assembly International Trade and Development Committee, the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee reviews a variety of issues concerning California's economy. The committee's records, which date from 2000-2014, consist of 15 cubic feet of textual records and are organized into four record series: Bill Files, covering legislative sessions from 2001-2014; Hearing Files and Hearing Reports, with the Hearing Files ranging from 2001-2014 and the Hearing Reports dating from 2001-2008; Correspondence Files from 2000-2008; and an End of the Year Report from 2013.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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], Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee Records, LP466:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition and Custodial History

    The State Archives received these records in accordance with California Government Code 9080(b) which requires legislative committees to transfer their records to the State Archives when they are no longer needed by the committee.

    Committee History

    Created by House Resolution 1 on December 4, 2000, the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy replaced the Assembly International Trade and Development Committee. The Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee assumed its predecessor's responsibility of reviewing legislation related to a wide range of issues, including: business advocacy of import/export trade, California-Mexico relations, California overseas trade offices, development of international high tech markets, economic impact reports, effect of balance of trade issues on California, Enterprise Zones, expansion of overseas markets, foreign investments by and in California, impacts of federal budget on international trade, international capital and capital formation, interstate commerce, seaports and physical infrastructure, sister state and friendship agreements with other nations, state and local economic development, and tourism. In addition, the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee was assigned all legislation relating to business advocacy within California and the United States, the Department of Information Technology, development and expansion of new technologies (except energy), economic disaster relief, impacts of federal budget on high tech projects, information technology, industrial innovation and research, small business development and operations, and year 2000 compliance (Assembly Journal, February 6, 1997, pg. 252; Assembly Journal, January 31, 2001, pg. 233).
    The scope of the committee has remained relatively unchanged since its creation, with a few exceptions: in 2003, the topics of tourism and year 2000 compliance were removed from the committee's purview, and in 2005 the committee was assigned the task of reviewing bills concerning women and minority business enterprises (Assembly Journal, January 13, 2003, pg. 160; Assembly Journal, January 3, 2005, pg. 91).
    Since the committee's inception, its number of committee members has changed almost every legislative session, ranging from six to twelve members. The chairs of the committee were as follows:
    Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee, 2001-2014
    Reyes, Sarah (Dem.), 2001-2002
    Ridley-Thomas, Mark (Dem.), 2003-2004
    Arambula, Juan (Dem.), 2005-2008
    Perez, V. Manuel (Dem.), 2009-2012
    Medina, Jose (Dem.), 2013-2014

    Scope and Content

    The Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee records consist of 15 cubic feet of textual records and are organized into four record series: Bill Files, covering legislative sessions from 2001-2014; Hearing Files and Hearing Reports, with the Hearing Files ranging from 2001-2014 and the Hearing Reports dating from 2001-2008; Correspondence Files from 2000-2008; and an End of the Year Report from 2013.
    The Bill Files document the legislation directed to the committee. The files include committee analysis, letters from interested parties, and the comments of affected agencies. These files show the close involvement of the committee in issues such as: information technology and the internet; Enterprise Zones across the state, including Clean Air Enterprise Zones (SB1230, 2005-2006); and small businesses, microenterprises, minority businesses, and businesses owned by women and disabled veterans, especially in relation to the awarding of state contracts (AB150 and SB67, 2011-2012).
    The committee conducted hearings to review the legislation directed its way, as well as to discuss a variety of issues relevant to the committee's defined purview. Such issues include the role of public pension funds in the California Economy (2011), the role of the State Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank in California's economy recovery (2011), and the effects of trade and foreign investment on the regional economy of the Inland Empire in Southern California (2013). The Hearing Files and Hearing Reports series documents the proceedings of these hearings, including their agendas, committee notes and related information.
    The committee's records also include a series of Correspondence to and from the committee chair, as well as an End of the Year Report generated by the committee for the year 2013.

    Accruals

    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.
    California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy
    Economic policy
    Economic development
    Enterprise zones
    Minority business enterprises - California

    Related Material at the California State Archives

    Assembly International Trade and Development Committee Records
    Sarah Reyes Papers
    Mark Ridley-Thomas Papers
    V. Manuel Perez Papers