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
2/26/2009Legislation: SB 444Senator Roy AshburnRepublicanBillIntroducedThe bill amends sections of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and it omits humanities from the notion of "basic research" in California.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0401-0450/sb_444_bill_20090226_introduced.html
2/27/2009Legislation: AB 1484Assembly Member Joel AndersonRepublicanBillAmended in AssemblySimilar to the Senate bills referenced above, the bill amends 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_1451-1500/ab_1484_bill_20090414_amended_asm_v98.html
1/11/2010Legislation: SB 873Senator Dennis Hollingsworth and Assembly Member Martin GarrickRepublicanBillAmended in AssemblyAnother 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_873_bill_20100831_amended_asm_v98.html
2/12/2010Legislation: SBX8 58Senators Robert Dutton and Sharon RunnerRepublicanBillIntroducedAn act that amends 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_0051-0100/sbx8_58_bill_20100212_introduced.html
2/17/2010Legislation: SB 1073Senator Roy AshburnRepublicanBillAmended in SenateThe act amends sections of the Revenue and Taxation Code. It omits humanities from the notion of "basic research" in California.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb_1073_bill_20100503_amended_sen_v98.html
2/18/2010Legislation: AB 2278Assembly Member Joel AndersonRepublicanBillAmended in AssemblyThe bill amends the Revenue and Taxation Code. It states, "The provisions of Section 41(e)(7)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, 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/09-10/bill/asm/ab_2251-2300/ab_2278_bill_20100511_amended_asm_v97.html
2/19/2010Legislation: SB 1239Senator Mark WylandRepublicanBillAmended in SenateThe bill amends and repeals sections of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and it omits humanities from the notion of "basic research" in California.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_1201-1250/sb_1239_bill_20100325_amended_sen_v98.html
2/24/2010Legislation: SBX6 9Senators Robert Dutton and Sharon RunnerRepublicanBillAmended in SenateAn act to amend 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/sbx6_9_bill_20100607_amended_sen_v97.html
2/24/2012Legislation: SB 1376Senator Ted GainesRepublicanBillAmended in SenateThe act amends and repeals a section of the Revenue and Taxation code as well as the Unemployment Insurance Code. It uses the "basic research" description that omits the humanities.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1351-1400/sb_1376_bill_20120416_amended_sen_v98.html
4/30/2015Legislation: SCR 52Senator Bob Huff and Senator Janet NguyenRepublicanResolutionChaptered by Secretary of StateThe resolution is for "Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month." It was also passed in the Assembly (ACR 61). "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/sen/sb_0051-0100/scr_52_bill_20150610_chaptered.html