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Inventory of the California State Senate Environmental Quality Committee Records
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Series Description


Series 1 Bill Files 1997-2008

Physical Description: 718 file folders


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

Scope and Content Note

Bill files of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, roll calls, records of votes, and committee statements. Of particular interest are those bills relating to air pollution as well as legislation relating to Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE) groundwater contamination. Additionally, those bills relating to leaf blowers are of substantive interest.
1997-1998: SB14-SB2241 (70ff) LP362:1-70
1997-1998: AB44-AB2239 (25ff) LP362:71-95
1999-2000: SB25-SB2203, SCR19, SJR8-SJR39 (67ff) LP362:96-162
1999-2000: AB50-AB2939, AJR21-AJR58 (48ff) LP362:163-210
2001-2002: SB21-SB2096, SJR20, SB21X-SB74X, SB24XX-SB79XX (51ff) LP362:211-261
2001-2002: AB13-AB3053 (39ff) LP362:262-300
2003-2004: SB13-SB1906, SJR28 (55ff) LP362:301-355
2003-2004: AB13-AB3090, AJR50-AJR72 (67ff) LP362:356-422
2005-2006: SB4-SB1835, SR23, SCR34 (78ff) LP362:423-500
2005-2006: AB17-AB3056, AJR8 (60ff) LP362:501-560
2007-2008: SB23-SB1781, SCR87 (78ff) LP362:561-638
2007-2008: AB15-AB3077, ACR117, AJR40 (80ff) LP362:639-718

Series 2 Hearing Files 1992-2008

Physical Description: 50 file folders, 5 VHS tapes, 31 audio cassettes, and 37 compact disks

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.


Hearing Files are arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may contain agendas, audiocassette tape recordings of hearings, transcripts, testimony, background reports, and working files for regular session hearings, interim hearings, and some joint hearings. Audiocassette tapes have been moved to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the appropriate files to alert the researcher to the existence of such tapes.
When complete, hearings files can provide in-depth analysis of issues of concern to the committee and California's human services issues. Many hearings were on various bills pertaining to the committee. The hearings with specific subjects encompassed numerous topics including water pollution, invasive species, environmental site assessment standards, and the acquisition of the Headwaters Forest (Hearing Dates: 01/07/1997 to 01/06/1998).
For a list of hearing dates and topics, see Appendix A at the State Archives.