Inventory of the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee Records

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Inventory of the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee Records

LP301, LP305

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Russell Vreeland and Avery Campbell
Date Completed:
1 December 2007. Updated 17 May 2018.
Encoded by:
Aaron Richardson. Updated by Kira Dres.
© 2018 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Assembly Appropriations Committee Records
Dates: 1995-2014
Collection number: LP301, LP305
Creator: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Collection Size: 87 cubic feet of textual materials and 140 audio cassette tapes
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The Assembly Appropriations Committee records consist of 87 cubic feet of textual records and 140 audiotapes. The record group is organized into two series: bill files and hearing files. Bill files, consisting of 87 cubic feet, were created between the years 1995-2014. Hearing files, created between 1995-1997, exist in audiotape format.
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 Appropriations Committee Records, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition 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

The Appropriations Committee is the most recent Assembly committee to oversee fiscal bills, including bonds and alternative public financing. The first committee that had fiscal bills under its purview was the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, created by an Assembly Resolution on December 18, 1849. Beginning in 1995, the responsibility of this committee was passed on to the newly created Assembly Appropriations Committee. The Assembly Appropriations Committee was formed by HR10, which passed on January 24, 1995. This committee has been responsible for approving appropriations of the legislature.
This is a standing committee; however, the number of members has varied since its creation. Between 1995 and 2002 the Assembly Appropriations Committee consisted of 21 members, including the chair and vice-chair. In the 2003-2004 session, membership numbered 25 including the chair and vice-chair. In the 2005-2006 session, membership numbered 18 including the chair and vice-chair. In the 2009-2010 and 2013-2014 sessions, there were 17 members.

Scope and Content

The Assembly Appropriations Committee records consist of 87 cubic feet of textual records and 140 audiotapes. The record group is organized into two series: Bill Files and Hearing Files. Bill Files, consisting of 87 cubic feet, were created between the years 1995-2014. Hearing Files, created between 1995-1997, exist in audiotape format.
The Assembly Appropriations Committee is primarily concerned with the fiscal implications of bills. Therefore, any bill with a possible fiscal impact and/or requires a state-mandated local program is required to be reviewed by this committee. Because of the nature of the Appropriations Committee, the subjects covered in this collection vary widely. Some bills of note include AB303 (2007-2008): felony for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated; AB326 (2007-2008): increased penalty for 'phishing;' AB374 (2007-2008): California Compassionate Choices Act (physician assisted 'aid-in' dying); AB452 (2007-2008): voting party change notification cards; AB622 (2007-2008): High school equivalency certificates for incarcerated persons; AB684 (2007-2008): defining hemp; AB721 (2007-2008): legislative public records request; AB821 (2007-2008): lead ammunition prohibition; AB1302 (2007-2008): CalHIPAA sunset date extension; SB7 (2007-2008): Smoking in vehicles with minor passengers; SB924 (2007-2008) Iraq War advisory election; AB574 (2009-2010): smoking prohibition at hospitals; AB1675 (2009-2010): trespassing into animal enclosures; AB1676 (2009-2010): relocation of elected officials outside jurisdiction; SB1317 (2009-2010): chronic truancy is misdemeanor; AB144 (2011-2012): open carry is a misdemeanor; AB1432 (2011-2012): Caylee's Law; SB105 (2011-2012): snow sports helmets; SB420 (2011-2012): synthetic canibinoids; AB910 (2011-2012): bicycle passing distance; SB1172 (2011-2012): prohibition of sexual conversion therapy for minors; AB10 (2013-2014): minimum wage annual increase; AB347 (2013-2014): arson registry; AB911 (2013-2014): dialing 911 on multiline telephone systems; AB1301 (2013-2014): hydraulic fracking moratorium; AB1559 (2013-2014): Genetic Disease Testing Fund; AB1697 (2013-2014): DNA for forensic identification, reasearch, or experimentation; ABx1_1 and ABx1_2 (2013-2014): Affordable Care Act; SB270 (2013-2014): Plastic bag ban; SB1135 (2013-2014): sterilization of inmates; SCA17 (2013-2014): suspension of legislator.
Bill Files provide analyses of the bill as well as some discussion and background on the bill. In the sessions covering the years 1995-2000, bill files include Assembly Republican Bill Analysis. The Assembly Republican Bill analyses include arguments in support or opposition of the bill, registered support and opposition, fiscal concerns, policy concerns and a voting recommendation to members of the caucus. Other sessions contain only the analyses prepared for the Assembly Appropriations Committee by committee staff, and analyses by the Department of Finance and the bill's policy committee(s). Committee analyses include a summary of the measure, registered support and opposition, fiscal concerns and prior related legislation.
The audiotapes document the discussion and debate that takes place in meetings of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. All hearings in this collection concern presentation and discussion of, as well as voting on, various bills. In a single day, the number of bills heard can total into the hundreds. Because of the way the Assembly Appropriation Committee conducts its business, these bills are not heard in any particular order, and finding a specific bill presentation can prove to be difficult.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California State Assembly Appropriations Committee
California. Legislature. Assembly.
California. Legislature.

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Series Description

LP301:1-232, LP305:1-962, LP305:1003-1484

Series 1 Bill Files 1995-2014

Physical Description: 1676 file folders

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number within legislative house.

Access Information

Several items are restricted from the following bill files under Government Code sec. 6254(c) due to identifying personal information: SB1031 (2013-2014); SB369 (2013-2014); SB618 (2013-2014). These items have been separated from the open material.

Scope and Content Note

The Assembly Appropriations Committee is primarily concerned with the fiscal implications of bills. Most bill files include all or some of the following items: committee bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, roll calls, records of votes, letters of support and opposition, Department of Finance analyses, annotated bill text and committee statements. Bills with fiscal implications, regardless of the policy committee, must pass through the Assembly Appropriation Committee. In the sessions covering the years 1995-2000, bill files include Assembly Republican Bill Analysis. The Assembly Republican Bill analyses include arguments in support or opposition of the bill, registered support and opposition, fiscal concerns, policy concerns and a voting recommendation to members of the caucus. Other sessions contain only the analysis prepared for the Assembly Appropriations Committee by committee staff. Committee analyses include a summary of the measure, registered support and opposition, fiscal concerns and prior related legislation. Some bills of note include AB303 (2007-2008): felony for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated; AB326 (2007-2008): increased penalty for 'phishing;' AB374 (2007-2008): California Compassionate Choices Act (physician assisted 'aid-in' dying); AB452 (2007-2008): voting party change notification cards; AB622 (2007-2008): High school equivalency certificates for incarcerated persons; AB684 (2007-2008): defining hemp; AB721 (2007-2008): legislative public records request; AB821 (2007-2008): lead ammunition prohibition; AB1302 (2007-2008): CalHIPAA sunset date extension; SB7 (2007-2008): Smoking in vehicles with minor passengers; SB924 (2007-2008) Iraq War advisory election; AB574 (2009-2010): smoking prohibition at hospitals; AB1675 (2009-2010): trespassing into animal enclosures; AB1676 (2009-2010): relocation of elected officials outside jurisdiction; SB1317 (2009-2010): chronic truancy is misdemeanor; AB144 (2011-2012): open carry is a misdemeanor; AB1432 (2011-2012): Caylee's Law; SB105 (2011-2012): snow sports helmets; SB420 (2011-2012): synthetic canibinoids; AB910 (2011-2012): bicycle passing distance; SB1172 (2011-2012): prohibition of sexual conversion therapy for minors; AB10 (2013-2014): minimum wage annual increase; AB347 (2013-2014): arson registry; AB911 (2013-2014): dialing 911 on multiline telephone systems; AB1301 (2013-2014): hydraulic fracking moratorium; AB1559 (2013-2014): Genetic Disease Testing Fund; AB1697 (2013-2014): DNA for forensic identification, reasearch, or experimentation; ABx1_1 and ABx1_2 (2013-2014): Affordable Care Act; SB270 (2013-2014): Plastic bag ban; SB1135 (2013-2014): sterilization of inmates; SCA17 (2013-2014): suspension of legislator.
1995-1996: AB1-AB3502; ACA12-ACA49; ACR6-ACR91; AJR17-AJR72; AB6X; AB12X; AB1XXX (LP301:1-152)
1995-1996: SB1-SB2177; SCA19; SCA21; SCR11-SCR63; SJR10-SJR27; SB1X-SB12X (LP301:153-232)
1997-1998: AB2-AB2809; ACA4-ACA39; ACR2-ACR187; AJR56-AJR74; AB7X-AB13X (LP305:1-223)
1997-1998: SB2-SB2242; SCR2-SCR102; SJR38-SJR93; SB4X-SB11X (LP305:224-341)
1999-2000: AB1-AB2941; ACA7-ACA18; ACR1-ACR187; AB1X-AB27X (LP305:342-469)
1999-2000: SB1-SB2203; SCA3-SCA11; SCR34-SCR99; SJR31; SB1X-SB2X (LP305:470-603)
2001-2002: AB1-AB3059; ACA9-ACA19; ACR3-ACR234; AB1X-AB83X; AB2XX-AB87XX (LP305:604-668)
2001-2002: SB1-SB2099; SCA9; SCR9-SCR89; SB6X-SB7X; SB1XX-SB85XX; SB2XXX (LP305:668-710)
2003-2004: AB1-AB3118; ACA4-ACA29; ACR2-ACR252; AJ28-AJR74 (LP305:711-783)
2003-2004: SB1-SB1915; SCA-SCA18; SCR35-SCR84; SJR9-SJR30 (LP305:784-825)
2005-2006: AB1-AB3076; ACA7-ACA18; ACR1-ACR160; AJR2-AJR25 (LP305:826-914)
2005-2006: SB1-SB1851; SCA1; SCR4-SCR120; SB 1XXX (LP305:914-962)
2007-2008: AB1-AB3038, ACA5-ACA15, ACR4-ACR150, AJR11-AJR64, AB1X (LP305:1003-1097)
2007-2008: SB1-SB1781, SCR3-SCR119, SJR19 (LP305:1098-1141)
2009-2010: AB2-AB2793, ACA1-ACA21, ACR2-ACR182, ABX3_23-ABX3_81, ABX5_8 (LP305:1142-1216)
2009-2010: SB1-SB1494, SCR4-SCR105, SBX3_13, SBX5_1-SBX5_4, SBX8_29-SBX8_34 (LP305:1217-1248)
2011-2012: AB2-AB2694, ACA4-ACA23, ACR15-ACR165, AJR1-AJR35, ABX1_13-ABX1_43 (LP305:1249-1283)
2011-2012: SB1-SB1580, SCA7, SCR6-SCR97, SBX1_1-SBX1_2 (LP305:1284-1307)
2013-2014: AB1-AB2764, ACA6-ACA9, ACR3-ACR173, ABX1_1, ABX1_2 (LP305:1308-1417)
2013-2014: SB1-SB1467, SCA17, SCR4-SCR125, SBX1_2-SBX1_3 (LP305:1418-1484)
LP305:963-1002

Series 2 Hearing Files 1995-1997

Physical Description: 140 audio cassette tapes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files for this collection exist in audiotape format only. Hearings relate to pending bills before the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Most hearings included testimony in support, testimony in opposition, Department of Finance analysis, author statements, and roll call votes. Many tapes include questioning of presenters and witnesses by committee members. Subjects of note include: employer health plans, property tax policy, rent control issues, pesticide regulation, methyl bromide, human rights, and controlled substances such as GHB.
For a list of hearing dates and topics, see Appendix A in in Additional Series Information.

Additional Series Information