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Inventory of the Paula Boland Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • State Assembly, 1990-1996
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paula Boland Papers
    Dates: 1991-1996
    Collection number: LP390
    Creator: Paula Boland, California Legislator
    Collection Size: 5 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Paula Boland, Republican, was a State Assembly Member from 1990-1996. The Paula Boland Papers consist of Assembly Bills and Correspondence Files, 1991-1996.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    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], Paula Boland Papers, LP390:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition and Custodial History

    The California State Archives acquired the Paula Boland Papers following her final term in the State Legislature.


    Paula Boland, Republican, was a State Assembly Member from 1990-1996. Her 38th District included eastern Ventura County and northwestern Los Angeles County, including the cities of Fillmore and Simi Valley, and parts of Thousand Oaks and the city of Los Angeles. The unincorporated communities within her district included Chatsworth, Granada Hills, and Northridge.
    Boland was born January 17, 1940 in Oyster Bay, New York and moved to Granada Hills, California as a young child. She attended San Fernando High School, where she was editor of the school newspaper and yearbook. After high school, as an Army wife, Boland wrote for many base newspapers and hosted talk shows on Armed Forces Radio. In 1973, she began a career in real estate and became a successful broker in the San Fernando Valley. She is married and has three grown children, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
    Assembly Member Boland served as President of the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Granada Hills Hospital Foundation. She also served on the Local Agency Formation Commission, and was an active member of the local Board of Realtors and the Los Angeles Police Department's Oral Review Board and Business Watch.
    Assembly Member Boland was elected her first try for office in 1990, partly due to her twenty years of Republican connections. A key interest for Boland has been criminal justice. While vice chair of the Public Safety Committee, she authored laws that changed the statute of limitations to allow any person, regardless of age, to file a complaint alleging abuse as a child; give victims of rape the right to be notified if their attacker is determined to carry the AIDS virus; prohibit prison inmates from changing their names while in prison; and require suspension or expulsion of students caught carrying firearms. She has supported many bills determined to break up the Los Angeles Unified School District. She supports the death penalty, opposes tax increases, and most abortions. She supports business tax incentives and further workers' compensation reform.
    According to the California Legislature at Sacramento (Handbooks), she served on the following committees:

    State Assembly, 1990-1996

    • Standing Committees
    • Education, 1995-1996
    • Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, 1993-1994
    • Housing and Community Development, 1991-1996
    • Natural Resources, 1995-1996
    • Public Safety, 1991-1996
    • Vice Chair
    • Utilities and Commerce, 1991-1994

    Scope and Content

    The Paula Boland Papers consist of Assembly Bills and Correspondence Files, 1991-1996. The bill files document Boland's legislative activity during her terms as a member of the California State Legislature. Bills introduced by her include a wide array of subjects. Of particular interest are those bills concerning criminal justice, violent crimes, sexual crimes, drug trafficking, confidentiality, statute of limitations, reorganization of the Los Angeles Unified School District, inmate name changes, AIDS/HIV, and parental rights. The Correspondence Files contain constituent, capitol, and district correspondence. The collection also contains one Senate Bill authored by David Roberti pertaining to day fines, prepared by the Joint Committee for Revision of the Penal Code (1994).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Boland, Paula
    California. Legislature. Assembly.
    Public safety