Legislative Affairs Office

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry Legislative Affairs Office Records at the Texas State Archives, 2001-2003, 2005, 2009-2011, bulk 2001-2003

Arrangement History Scope and Contents Restrictions Related Materials Inventory

Overview

govPerrylogoCreator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry Legislative Affairs Office records
Dates: 2001-2003, 2005, 2009-2011
Dates: bulk 2001-2003
Abstract: The Governor’s Legislative Affairs Office advised the Texas governor Rick Perry on legislative matters and assisted in developing and promoting the governor’s legislative goals. Records are bill descriptions, draft bills, correspondence with legislators, bill tracking documents, memoranda, digital images, notes on bills signed and bills vetoed, briefs of meetings with legislators and bill signing ceremonies, a governor’s budget report, mailing lists, legislative member directory, and related legislative records. Dates range 2001-2003, 2005, 2009-2011, with the bulk of records dating from 2001 to 2003.
Quantity: 20.3 MB (219 files)
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
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Other Finding Aids

A description of non-electronic records referenced in this finding aid are available at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/80035/tsl-80035.html.


Arrangement of the Records

Records are divided into the following groups: 81st Legislature, 82nd Legislature, bills signed, and draft bills.


Agency History

Legislative Affairs Office (occasionally referred to as Legislative) advises the governor on legislative matters and assists in developing and promoting the governor’s legislative goals. The Legislative Affairs Office also acts as the governor’s liaison to the state legislature. Staff members of the Legislative Affairs Office included: Ken Armbrister (director from 2007 to 2015) and Katie Lawhorn (executive assistant). Patricia Shipton served as director of the Legislative Affairs Office from 2001 to 2004 and Dan Shelley in 2005.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); Office of the Governor, accessed on June 3, 2015 and the Texas Governor’s Office website during Governor Perry’s term, accessed via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine on June 3, 2015.)


Scope and Content of the Records

The Legislative Affairs Office advised the Texas governor Rick Perry on legislative matters and assisted in developing and promoting the governor’s legislative goals. The Legislative Affairs Office also acted as the governor’s liaison to the state legislature. Records are memoranda, bill descriptions, correspondence with legislators, digital images, draft bills, bill tracking documents, notes on bills signed and bills vetoed, briefs of meetings with legislators and bill signing ceremonies, a Governor’s budget report, mailing lists, legislative member directory, and related legislative records. Dates range from 2001-2003, 2005, 2009-2011 with the bulk of records dating from 2001 to 2003. Prominent topics include bills and legislative records relating to the Texas Health Reinsurance System, prescription drug benefit plans, the Texas Education Code, and reductions in government revenue, among others. Several records were created by or mention Ken Armbrister and/or Patricia Shipton.

All records for this office are electronic. Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc and .pdf), spreadsheets (.xlsx), graphic images (.jpg and .gif), emails (.msg), and an XML file (.xps). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request, restrictions may apply.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Restrictions and Requirements

Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, certain Legislative documents (Texas Government Code, Section 552.106), agency memoranda and working and/or draft papers (Texas Government Code Section, 552.111) and home address, personal cellular phone number and/or personal pager number of government employees or officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements
None.


The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Department of Agriculture records, 1924-2001, bulk 1960-1997, 260.33 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush Legislative Office records, 1988, 1990, 1992-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 114 cubic ft. [These records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.]
Texas Governor Rick Perry General Counsel legislation and appropriations request records, 1999, 2001, 2003, bulk 2003, 31.5 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records, 1997-2015, undated, 0.4 cubic ft. and 14.79 GB (38, 057 files)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Governor Rick Perry Legislative Affairs Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Processing Information
Processed by Jessica Tucker, May 2016


Inventory of the Legislative Affairs Office Records

Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 81st Legislature: (RESTRICTED)
Bill signing ceremonies, 2009
81st Legislative member directory, 2009
81st Legislature mailing, 2010
Bills for review, 2009
Meetings with Governor Perry, 2009
Veto requests, 2009
82nd Legislature: (RESTRICTED)
82nd Legislature mailing, 2010
Agency talking points on the budget, 2011
Governor’s budget 2012-2013, 2011
House Office list, 2010
Reenacted and amended to read as follows language (email message), 2011
Residence addresses, 82nd Legislature, 2010
Bills signed:
Bill signing information, 2001-2002 (RESTRICTED)
Briefs, 2001-2003 (RESTRICTED)
Harry’s photos, 2005
(Bills signed on) May 16, 2003
(Bills signed on) May 20, 2003
Draft bills: (RESTRICTED)
Basic catastrophic draft bill, 2002
Cooperative draft bill, 2002
HB (House Bill) 242 draft, 2003
MedSupp (Medicare Supplemental Insurance) limited drug draft bill, 2002
Reinsurance requirement draft bill, 2003
Salary differentiation bill, 2003