The Senate Committee on Local Government Records consist of 112 cubic feet of records reflecting the activity of the committee
in investigating and introducing legislation related to local governmental procedure and organization. The records cover the
years 1967-2010, with the bulk from 1970-2002, and are comprised of bill files, hearing files, reports and publications, committee
logs, subject files, Orange County bankruptcy files, omnibus bill files, validating acts files, and committee correspondence
files. The record group also includes the records of several subcommittees.
The creation of the Senate Committee on Local Government was a byproduct of Senate Resolution 150, introduced and adopted
on June 20, 1939. Senate Resolution 150 implemented a study and revision of the Standing Rules of Senate. This revision,
intended to simplify and expedite Senate business, resulted in a complete restructuring of Senate committees. Prior to 1939,
Senate Rules called for forty standing committees so that each senator could serve as a committee chair. The new rules reduced
the number of standing committees to twenty, most of them new creations, and brought committee duties in line with the organization
of the California Code. The Senate Committee on Local Government came into existence on May 24, 1940, the day these new Senate
Rules were read and adopted.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please consult California State Archives staff. Permission for reproduction or publication
is given on behalf of the California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento as the owner of the physical
items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication
of materials from the California State Archives collections.
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.