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Title: California State Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee Records
Collection number: LP466
Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee
15 cubic feet
California State Archives
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 represented in the collection:
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.
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[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.
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,
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
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.
Further accruals are expected.
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
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