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Record Group 3: Co-Sponsored Bills

1963-1974
Document Cases: RJL 3/1-54

These materials are arranged chronologically and categorized into five subgroups of records. This record group should be used in conjunction with the Issues files of Record Group 1.

Subgroup I of the Co-Sponsored Bills consists of California Senate bills and their correlated materials of newspaper articles, correspondence, related bills, and reports. The files are initially arranged by year, by general topics similar to the Senate Issue Files (ENV, HOU, STA), and lastly, by bill number. The files encompass the years of 1963-1974.

Subgroup II begins with Box 44 and contains only newspaper articles and correspondence (no bills). It consists of constituent issue-specific files – individual and particular issues of Senator Lagomarsino's constituents. Such topics addressed by the senator and other governmental entities include flood control, Medicare, safety belts, and worker's compensation. These files do not address particular bills being considered by state government, but do contain issues which may have been the seedlings for future Senate bills. The files are initially arranged by year, then by general categories similar to the Senate Issue Files, and lastly, by specific topics. These files include the years of 1962-1970. Some files are confidential, however, said information contained herein may be used for statistical research purposes only and names and addresses of constituents are not permitted for re-publication, (See Civil Code Section 1798.24(h)).

Subgroup III which begins with Box 46, is similar to Subgroup II, in that it contains only newspaper articles and correspondence. It differs however, in that the materials (1) focus on constituent issues of general concerns (ENV, HOU, STA) and (2) address particular bills being considered at the time by state officials. The files are initially arranged by year and by general categories similar to the Senate Issue Files. These files include the years of 1962-1970. Some files are confidential (See Civil Code Section 1798.24(h)).

Subgroup IV contains synopsizes of the Senate Daily Files from 1973 to 1974. The Daily Files are weekly booklets of bills on the Senate's agenda and include a very brief history of each bill. Such relevant information contained within each booklet includes the dates of the bill's introduction, its initial printing, when it was heard on the floor, whether it was passed, amended, or re-referred, and the committees which oversaw it. Also included is a brief statement of the bill's content or intent.

Subgroup V consists of synopsizes of the Senate Daily Journals from January to February 1974. The Journals may include reports of bills from joint sessions of the Senate and the Assembly and contain the proceedings of the Senate. Such proceedings include: the title of each measure considered and the vote thereon; messages from the Governor and Assembly; reports from Senate committees and other agencies as required by law; and the contents of petitions, memorials, or other papers presented to and authorized by the Senate.

For more information about the Robert J. Lagomarsino Collection State Senate papers, please contact University Archivist, Evelyn Taylor.