Inventory of the Assemblymember Robert Moretti Papers

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Inventory of the Assemblymember Robert Moretti Papers

Inventory: LP162

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Assemblymember Robert Moretti Papers
Inventory: LP162
Creator: Moretti, Robert, Assemblymember
Extent: See Series Descriptions
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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[Identification of item], Assemblymember Robert Moretti Papers, LP162, California State Archives.


Bob Moretti was first elected in 1964 to represent the 42nd Assembly District of Los Angeles County. He was elected Speaker of the Assembly in 1971 and again in 1973. Under Moretti's leadership, the Assembly reformed the Welfare and MediCal systems, enacted a school finance-homeowner tax relief package, approved sweeping environmental and consumer protection legislation, greatly increased benefits for working people and opened its own proceedings to more intense public scrutiny. Other areas of Moretti's legislative interest have included health care, problems of the aged, crime control, tax reform, occupational safety, and welfare of children. In 1974, Moretti unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor.


1. Legislative Files

Scope and Content Note

Bills and measures introduced; amendments; bill analyses; correspondence, telegrams, statements and testimony; and agency position statements in support or opposition; Legislative Counsel opinions, conflict statements, and requests to for bill drafts and amendments; author's, floor, and committee statements; press releases; newspaper clippings; roll calls; and background information. (Note: bill files are incomplete and fragmentary for most years except 1973-74).
1966: AB 201 (1ff) LP162:1
1967: AB 1030, AB 1082 (1ff) LP162:2
1968: AB 213-AB 2070, ACA's, ACR's, HR's, RCR's (2ff) LP162:3-4
1969: AB 22-AB 2306, ACA 78 (2ff) LP162:5-6
1970: AB 114-AB 2444, RCR 732 (3ff) LP162:7-9
1971: AB 1472-AB 3030, ACR's, AJR's (5ff) LP162:10-14
1972: AB 380-AB 2156, ACA's, AJR's, HR's (7ff) LP162:15-21
1973-1974: AB 290-AB 4357, ACR's, AJR's, HR's, RCR's, JRCR's, co-authored legislation (25ff) LP162:22-46

2. Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence received and sent from constituents, legislators, legislative advocates, special interest groups, state and local government agencies, and private citizens, regarding proposed and pending legislation, operations of state and local government, and local conditions. Subject files also include: reports and studies, news releases, press conferences, speeches, statements, miscellaneous legislative matters pertaining to the Speaker's Office, and general background and information materials. Files arranged alphabetically by subject. (In most cases only samples of a given file or subject were retained. Some file entries eliminated altogether where research and/or historical values determined nonexistent).

LP162:47-141 Abortion, Agriculture, Air Pollution, Aliens, (Governor's) Automobile Accident Study Commission-proceedings and reports, Busing of School Children, Capital Punishment, Car Pooling, Child Day Care Centers, Coastline, Consumer Affairs, Crime Control, Drugs, Education-Elementary and Higher, Elections, Employment, Energy Crisis, Environment, Farmworkers, Gasoline (removing lead from), General Correspondence, Governor's Race, 1974, Health, Hospitals, Housing, Invitations, Joint Committee on National Tax Policy, Judiciary, Labor, Law Enforcement, Legislative Miscellaneous (1973-74)-Assembly Accomplishments, Committee Secretaries' Handbook, Consumer Package Legislation, Farmworkers, Finance and Insurance Comm. (1966-68), Freeze Branding, Housing, Manual for Administrative Assistants, Medi-Cal, Memos to Press, Mental Health, Mexican-Americans, Mobilehomes, Moretti-Personal, News Releases (1965-74), Parks and Recreation, Photographs, Press Conferences, Prison Reform, Reapportionment, Recommendations, Retirement, Safety, San Fernando Valley Crime Survey, Sea Otter Letters, Senior Citizens, Smog, Speeches, Statements, Taxation-Governor's Tax Limitation Plan, Homeowners and Property Tax, Sales Tax, School Finance, and Tax Reform, Thank You and Support Letters, Transportation, Tunney, John, Welfare, Women's Status. 1966-74

Physical Description: (95 ff).

3. Proposition 1, Tax and Expenditure Limitations File

Scope and Content Note

An initiative voted on at a special statewide election on November 6, 1973, endorsed by the Reagan Administration and opposed in most Democratic Party circles with Speaker Moretti as the principle spokesman for the opposition. Subject files include: background information and analyses on the impact of the passage of Prop. I; editorials and editorial replies, equal time corr.; letters to the Governor challenging him to open debate; letters to editors with regard to their stand; press activity lists and releases; opponents and proponents press releases and statements; speeches and statements by Moretti in opposition.

LP162:142-155 Proposition 1. 1972-73

Physical Description: (14 ff).

4. 1974 Gubernatorial Campaign Files

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous Speaker's Office files relating to Moretti's campaign to obtain the Democratic nomination as Governor in the June, 1974 primary. Subjects include: appearance requests and correspondence; budget information re. local campaign organizations; contributors, misc. corr.; misc.; position papers; press releases; radio feeds; reception lists; staff meetings; and support letters.

LP162:156-166 1974 Gubernatorial Campaign Files. 1973-74

Physical Description: (11 ff).

5. Coastal Zone Conservation Commission

Scope and Content Note

General background information on passage of Proposition 20 (1972) and implementation of the measure by appointment to the regional commissions. Virtually all of this file relates to applications and recommendations for appointments as commissioners and commission staff.

LP162:167-180 Coastal Zone Conservation Commission. 1972-73

Physical Description: (14 ff).