Materials from California State Legislature Related to the Humanities, 2009-2015 DateTitleAuthorAbout this research project Author's Political AffiliationCategoryAnalysis white paper How far did the legislation go in the legislature?Data Collection Process NotesURL
1/5/2009Legislation: ABX3 1Assembly Member Noreen EvansDemocratBillAmended in Senate and AssemblyABX3 1 is an appropriations bill that funds the College of the Redwoods humanities building and Monterey Peninsula College humanities building, along with other major projects.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/abx3_1_bill_20090214_amended_sen_v97.html
1/5/2009Legislation: SBX3 1Senator Denise DuchenyDemocratBillApproved and Chaptered by Secretary of StateSBX3 1 is an appropriations bill that includes the funding for the Monterey Peninsula College humanities building and the College of the Redwoods Humanities building, along with other major projects.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sbx3_1_bill_20090220_chaptered.html
1/5/2009Legislation: SBX3 16Senator Denise DuchenyDemocratBillVetoed by GovernorThe bill amends and supplements the 2009 budget act. It includes the five college campuses that will have appropriated funds for humanities buildings (see previous bill pertaining to the 2009 budget act).http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sbx3_16_bill_20090630_enrolled.html
1/9/2009Legislation: AB 105Assembly Member Noreen EvansDemocratBillDied After Referred to Committee on BudgetThe legislation is the Budget Act of 2009, and it gives funds to Monterey Peninsula College for the Modernize Humanities, Business, and Student Services Buildings (preliminary plans and working drawings -- $403,000). The funds were also appropriated to College of the Redwoods for their New Science/Humanities Building Seismic Replacement (Construction--$27,304,000).http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_105_bill_20090109_introduced.html
2/26/2009Legislation: SB 401Senator Lois WolkDemocratBillApproved and Chaptered by Secretary of StateThe bill seeks to amend and repeal parts of the Revenue and Taxation Code. It omits the humanities from the notion of "basic research" in California.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0401-0450/sb_401_bill_20100412_chaptered.html
3/26/2009Legislation: AB 1580Assembly Member Charles CalderonDemocratBillPassed, but Vetoed by GovernorSimilar to the bills above, the act amends and repeals portions of the Revenue and Taxation Code. It adopts the definition of "basic research" that omits the humanities, research outside of California, etc.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_1551-1600/ab_1580_bill_20090923_enrolled.html
5/4/2009Legislation: ACR 70Assembly Member Fiona MaDemocratResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThis is a resolution for "Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month." It states, "Whereas, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans continue to cultivate and advance the fields of the arts and humanities, business, education, information technology, law, public safety, science, sports, and the environment." http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/acr_70_bill_20090603_chaptered.html
5/18/2009Legislation: HR 17Assembly Members John A. Perez and Tom AmmianoDemocratResolutionAmended and AdoptedThis is a resolution for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor including business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/hr_17_bill_20090622_amended_asm_v98.html
1/8/2010Legislation: AB 1609Assembly Member Bob BlumenfieldDemocratBillAmended in AssemblyAB 1609 is the Budget Act of 2010. It discusses various funding projets, including the Capital Outlay Bond Fund of $92,553,000, and $4,485,000, which is appropriated to the Monterey Peninsula College for construction and equipment on Modernize Humanities, Business, and Student Services Building. Other similar appropriations bills (AB 1630, AB 1633 and AB 1636) were introduced with modifications to the overall bill, but not with the humanities building.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_1601-1650/ab_1609_bill_20100810_amended_asm_v97.html
1/8/2010Legislation: SB 874Senator Denise DuchenyDemocratBillAmended in SenateAn updated version of the appropriations bill that includes the funding for the Monterey Peninsula College humanities building.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0851-0900/sb_874_bill_20100609_amended_sen_v98.html
1/11/2010Legislation: SB 870Senator Denise DuchenyDemocratBillChaptered by Secretary of StateAn updated version of the appropriations bill that includes the funding for the Monterey Peninsula College humanities building.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0851-0900/sb_870_bill_20101008_chaptered.html
2/5/2010Legislation: SBX8 32Senators Lois Wolk and Mark LenoDemocratBillVetoed by GovernorThe act amends and repeals parts of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and it defines "basic research" in a way that omits the humanities.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sbx8_32_bill_20100315_enrolled.html
4/13/2010Legislation: ACR 157Assembly Member Paul FongDemocratResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThe resolution is for "Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month." It states, "Whereas, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans continue to cultivate and advance the fields of the arts and humanities, business, education, information technology, law, public safety, science, sports, and the environment." http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0151-0200/acr_157_bill_20100914_chaptered.html
5/12/2010Legislation: HR 30Assembly Members John A. Perez and Tom AmmianoDemocratResolutionAmended and AdoptedThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor including business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/hr_30_bill_20100512_introduced.html
5/12/2010Legislation: SR 44Senators Christine Kehoe and Mark LenoDemocratResolutionAdoptedThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sr_44_bill_20100604_enrolled.html
1/10/2011Legislation: AB 92Assembly Member Bob BlumenfieldDemocratBillAmended in AssemblyAB 92 is the Budget Bill for 2011. With regard to the University of California Irvine Campus, the bill states, "For capital outlay, University of California, payable from the 2006 University Capital Outlay Bond Fund..... 2,267,000...Irvine Campus...(1) 99.09.365-Humanities Building-- Equipment....... 2,267,000." This is significant because the humanities building got large sums of funding from the state. The Budget Act of 2011 was also sent through the Senate (SB 68).http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_92_bill_20110228_amended_asm_v98.html
1/10/2011Legislation: SB 87Senator Mark LenoDemocratBillApproved and Chaptered by Secretary of StateThis is the Budget Act of 2011 that was approved by the Secretary of State. It discusses funding to the College of Redwoods (humanities building) and UCI (humanities building).http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0051-0100/sb_87_bill_20110630_chaptered.html
3/10/2011Legislation: ACR 36Assembly Member Das WilliamsDemocratResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThis is a resolution for "Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month." It states, "Whereas, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans continue to cultivate and advance the fields of the arts and humanities, business, education, information technology, law, public safety, science, sports, and the environment." http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/acr_36_bill_20110711_chaptered.html
5/16/2011Legislation: HR 15Assembly Member Tom AmmianoDemocratResolutionAmended and Adopted in AssemblyThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including, but not limited to, business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture, that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/hr_15_bill_20110620_amended_asm_v98.html
6/8/2011Legislation: SR 18Senators Mark Leno and Christine KehoeDemocratResolutionAdopted in SenateThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor including business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sr_18_bill_20110623_enrolled.html
1/10/2012Legislation: AB 1463Assembly Member Bob BlumenfieldDemocratBillReferred to Committee on BudgetAB 1463 is the Budget Act for 2012. In addition to various funding projects, the bill states that Monterey Peninsula College will receive reappropriated funds of $1,349,000 for "Modernize Humanities, Business, and Student Services Building--construction and equipment..." Senator Leno also introduced the Budget Bill in the Senate (S. 957 and S. 1004).http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1463_bill_20120110_introduced.html
2/24/2012Legislation: AB 2506Assembly Member V. Manuel PérezDemocratBillAmended in AssemblyThe bill seeks to amend the Revenue and Taxation Code. Like other legislation on the Revenue and Taxation Code, "basic research" does not include the humanities.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2506_bill_20120329_amended_asm_v98.html
5/1/2012Legislation: ACR 149Assembly Member Richard PanDemocratResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThe resolution is for "Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month." It states, "Whereas, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans continue to cultivate and advance the fields of the arts and humanities, business, education, information technology, law, public safety, science, sports, and the environment."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/acr_149_bill_20120531_chaptered.html
5/29/2012Legislation: SR 34Senators Mark Leno and Christine KehoeDemocratResolutionAdopted in SenateThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor including business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sr_34_bill_20120621_enrolled.html
6/18/2012Legislation: HR 29Assembly Members Rich Gordon, John A. Pérez, Tom Ammiano, Toni Atkins, and Ricardo LaraDemocratResolutionAmended and Adopted in AssemblyThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including, but not limited to, business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture, that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/hr_29_bill_20120618_amended_asm_v98.html
2/21/2013Legislation: AB 653Assembly Member V. Manuel PérezDemocratBillAmended in AssemblyThe bill seeks to amend the Governor Code and Revenue and Taxation Code. Similar to other bills, the same clause omitting the humanities from basic research is used: "The provisions of Section 41(e)(7)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to basic research, shall be modified so that 'basic research,' for purposes of this section, includes any basic or applied research including scientific inquiry or original investigation for the advancement of scientific or engineering knowledge or the improved effectiveness of commercial products, except that the term does not include any of the following: ....(2) Basic research in the social sciences, arts, or humanities..."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0651-0700/ab_653_bill_20130805_amended_asm_v95.html
4/30/2013Legislation: ACR 56Assembly Member Ed ChauDemocratResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThis is a similar resolution as the previous bills that recognize Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. It states, "Whereas, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans continue to cultivate, advance, and lead in the fields of art, fashion, business, technology, education, science, government, law, humanities, medicine, sports, and entertainment."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/acr_56_bill_20130605_chaptered.html
6/11/2013Legislation: HR 20Assembly Member Rich GordonDemocratResolutionAmended in Assembly and AdoptedThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including, but not limited to, business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture, that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/hr_20_bill_20130624_amended_asm_v98.htm
6/11/2013Legislation: SR 14Senator Ricardo LaraDemocratResolutionAdopted in SenateThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including, but not limited to, business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture, that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sr_14_bill_20130624_enrolled.html
7/3/2013Legislation: ACR 71Assembly Member Shirley Weber DemocratResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThe resolution supports Africana studies in California's higher education institutions. It states, "Whereas, Africana studies is comprised of several disciplines, including art history, humanities, political science, behavioral science, and history."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/acr_71_bill_20130927_chaptered.html
1/29/2014Legislation: AB 1564Assembly Member V. Manuel PérezDemocratBillAmended in AssemblySimilar to previous bills, AB 1564 amends the Revenue and Taxaction Code, and, again, the act quotes the definition of "basic research" that omits the humanities.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_1551-1600/ab_1564_bill_20140506_amended_asm_v96.htm
2/21/2014Legislation: AB 2330Assembly Member Kevin MullinDemocratBillAmended in AssemblyThe act seeks to amend the Revenue and Taxaction Code, and, again, the act quotes the definition of "basic research" that omits the humanities.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_2301-2350/ab_2330_bill_20140515_amended_asm_v96.htm
4/9/2014Legislation: ACR 133Assembly Member Rob BontaDemocratResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThe resolution is on "Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month," and it is nearly identical to the bills on the topic referenced above.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/acr_133_bill_20140610_chaptered.html
6/2/2014Legislation: HR 43Assembly Member Rich GordonDemocratResolutionAmended in Assembly and AdoptedThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including, but not limited to, business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture, that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/hr_43_bill_20140623_amended_asm_v97.htm
6/3/2014Legislation: SR 49Senators Mark Leno, Cathleen Galgiani, and Ricardo LaraDemocratResolutionAdopted in SenateThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including, but not limited to, business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports, arts, and culture, that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sr_49_bill_20140624_enrolled.html
2/19/2015Legislation: AB 437Assembly Member Toni AtkinsDemocratBillPassed Both Houses, but Vetoed by GovernorThe bill amends the Revenue and Taxation Code. It states, "The provisions of Section 41(e)(7)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to basic research, shall be modified so that 'basic research,' for purposes of this section, includes any basic or applied research including scientific inquiry or original investigation for the advancement of scientific or engineering knowledge or the improved effectiveness of commercial products, except that the term does not include any of the following: (1) Basic research conducted outside California. (2) Basic research in the social sciences, arts, or humanities. (3) Basic research for the purpose of improving a commercial product if the improvements relate to style, taste, cosmetic, or seasonal design factors."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0401-0450/ab_437_bill_20150904_enrolled.html
2/23/2015Legislation: AB 544Assembly Member Kevin MullinDemocratBillAmended in AssemblyThe bill amends a specific section of the Revenue and Taxation Code on the topic of taxation. Like the previous bill, the notion of the "humanities" is excluded from the definition of "basic research."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0501-0550/ab_544_bill_20150520_amended_asm_v97.htm
4/28/2015Legislation: ACR 61Assembly Member Kansen ChuDemocratResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThe resolution is for "Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month." When recognizing these specific Americans, the resolution states, "Whereas, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans continue to cultivate, advance, and lead in the fields of art, fashion, business, technology, education, science, government, law, humanities, medicine, sports, and entertainment."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/acr_61_bill_20150602_chaptered.html
6/3/2015Legislation: SR 33Senators Mark Leno, Cathleen Galgiani, and Ricardo LaraDemocratResolutionAdopted in SenateThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including, but not limited to, business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports and athletics, arts, and culture, that enrich our national life." The same resolution was passed in the Assembly (HR 24).http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sr_33_bill_20150623_enrolled.html
6/4/2015Legislation: HR 24Assembly Member Susan EggmanDemocratResolutionAmended in Assembly and AdoptedThe resolution is for LGBT Pride Month. It states, "Whereas, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made important and lasting contributions to our great state and nation in every field of endeavor, including, but not limited to, business, medicine, law, humanities, science, literature, politics, education, music, philanthropy, sports and athletics, arts, and culture, that enrich our national life."http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/hr_24_bill_20150622_amended_asm_v98.htm