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
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Creator: 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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A description of non-electronic records referenced in this finding aid are available at https://txarchives.org/tslac/finding_aids/80035.xml.
Arrangement of the Records
Records are divided into the following groups: 81st Legislature, 82nd Legislature, bills signed, and draft bills.
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
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(Identify the item), Texas Governor Rick Perry Legislative Affairs Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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.
Processed by Jessica Tucker, May 2016
Inventory of the Legislative Affairs Office Records
|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|
|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|