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Inventory of the California State Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Records
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The Senate Rules Committee created the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in 1989 to analyze legislation related to veterans, military affairs, and armories. The records of the committee consist of 4 series regarding the activites of the committee: Bill files (1989-2000), Hearing files (1991-1998), Correspondence files (1992-1999, Bulk 1996-1999), and Subject files (1989-2000).
The Veterans Affairs Committee evolved from the subcommittee on Veterans Affairs, which existed under the standing Senate Governmental Organization Committee from the 1981-1982 legislative session until the inception of the Veterans Affairs standing committee. That subcommittee consisted of three members with Senator Ralph Dills presiding as chair. The Senate Rules Committee created the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in 1989. The 1989-1990 legislative session marked the beginning of the committee's hearing of bills directly related to amending the Military and Veterans Code. Initially, this standing Senate Veterans Affairs Committee considered "bills relating to veterans and armories" as well as any other bill amending the Military and Veterans Code (California Legislature at Sacramento, 1989, p101). In 1999, the committee's responsibilities slightly increased as they were assigned to consider bills relating to military affairs in addition to those relating to veterans and armories (California Legislature at Sacramento, 1999-2000, p112). Additionally, the committee became involved with outreach and recognition for veterans and military groups. For instance, Senator Johannessen helped plan and spoke at the California Senate's celebration of the 50th Anniversary for the United States Air Force (For information, photographs and negatives for this event see the Subject File series).
3.75 cubic feet
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