Legislative Records Program 

Overview of the Legislative Program 

The Legislative Records Program (LegPro) works closely with the State Legislature to identify and preserve records and materials of enduring value to document California’s legislative history. The State Archives assists with caring for and providing access to these records, preserving the legacies of our elected officials.  

Our services include: 

  • Assisting and coordinating with the Senate, Assembly, and Committees on matters concerning legislative records.  

  • Advising what is a historically-valuable record to be sent to Archives vs what can be destroyed. 

  • Instructing offices and committees how to complete their Transfer Form, pack their boxes, and schedule their transfer. 

  • Offering and conducting trainings on the Legislative Records Program, historically-valuable records vs not, reviewing the Legislative Packet, and the transfer process. 

  • Information About the 2021 Capitol Swing Move Project 

    In preparation for the 2021 Capitol Swing Move Project, the LegPro Team is providing dedicated materials and resources to assist staff in identifying, preserving, and transferring historically-valuable records. Please ensure that you have obtained and reviewed the Swing Move Information Packet (including the Quick Checklist of Files and FAQs), the Training Video, and the Legislative Transfer Form. 

    Once you have identified records for possible transfer to the California State Archives, please reach out to the LegPro  team at LegRecords@sos.ca.gov. LegPro will review the listed items on the Transfer Form to ensure all records included are historically valuable. Once the Transfer Form has been reviewed,  approved, and returned to you by LegPro, please coordinate with either 1) the Assembly Warehouse or 2) the Senate Special Services Desk to schedule your transfer to the Archives. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Contact Information:

For assistance with transferring records to the State Archives, please contact the Legislative Records Program (LegRecords@sos.ca.gov)