Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Senate:

An Inventory of Records of Senator John Leedom at the Texas State Archives, 1981-1982, 1985-1996



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Title: Records of Senator John Leedom
Dates: 1981-1982, 1985-1996
Abstract: Minutes, agenda, bill copies, bill analyses, printed materials, fiscal notes, hearing requests, supporting meeting materials, correspondence, memoranda, interview notes, forms, press releases, lists of members, reports, fact sheets, completed questionnaires, amendments, clippings, newsletters, and several photographs that date 1981-1982, 1985-1996 (67th -74th Legislatures) comprise the committee and bill files of Texas State Senator John Leedom.
Quantity: 6.8 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are stored at the State Records Center. Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by noon the next day. See the "Restrictions on Access" statement in this document for further information.
Language English.

Biographical Sketch

John Leedom was born on July 27, 1921, received his Bachelor of Science from Rice University, and worked as a graduate engineer prior to his election to the Texas Senate on behalf of the 16th District, Dallas (part) and Rockwall (part) Counties. Leedom served in the Senate from 1981 through 1996. During his tenure he was active on a variety of committees, namely Education (1981-1984), Human Resources (1981-1982), Intergovernmental Relations (1981-1996), Economic Development (1983-1996), State Affairs (1985-1996), and Redistricting (1990-1996). In addition, he served on several subcommittees, acted as Vice-Chair of the Redistricting and Intergovernmental Relations committees, and chaired the interim committees on Fees and Grants (1981-1982) and Agency Services Management (1985-1986). Senator Leedom did not return to the Senate in 1997.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records consist of minutes, agenda, bill copies, bill analyses, printed materials, fiscal notes, hearing requests, supporting meeting materials, correspondence, memoranda, interview notes, forms, press releases, lists of members, reports, fact sheets, completed questionnaires, amendments, clippings, newsletters, and several photographs that date 1981-1982, 1985-1996 (67th -74th Legislatures). The records comprise the committee and bill files of Texas State Senator John Leedom. Committee files cover the Interim Committee on Fees and Grants (1981-1982) and the Interim Committee on Agency Services Management (1985-1986); documentation largely consists of minutes. The bill files cover passed legislation which was introduced or sponsored by Senator Leedom from 1985 to 1996. Subjects include state and local finance, banks, fees, public utilities, services management, arson, the judiciary, highway repairs, productivity bonuses, pensions, motor vehicle issues, and insurance.

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.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two series:
Committee files, 1981-1982, 1985-1986, 0.2 cubic ft.
Bill files, 1985-1996, 6.6 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist 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). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make the determination.

Restrictions on Use

Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Leedom, John N., 1921-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Interim Committee on Fees and Grants.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Interim Committee on Agency Services Management.
Subjects:
Pensions--Law and legislation--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
Legislative bodies--Texas.
Finance, Public--Law and legislation--Texas.
Banks and banking--Law and legislation--Texas.
Insurance law--Texas.
Local finance--Law and legislation--Texas.
Courts--Texas.
Arson--Texas.
Highway law--Texas.
Motor vehicles--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Agenda--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Correspondence--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Memorandums--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Notes--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Press releases--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Reports--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Questionnaires--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Clippings--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Photographs--Texas--Legislators--1981-1982, 1985-1996.
Functions:
Representing state.

Related Material

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
None.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records of Senator John Leedom, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1999/141

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Secretary of the Senate on April 26, 1999.

Processing Information

Nancy Enneking, June 1999


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Committee files, 1981-1982, 1985-1986,
0.2 cubic ft.

Records consist of minutes, agenda, supporting meeting materials, interview notes, forms, press releases, lists of members, reports, fact sheets, recommendations and completed questionnaires that date 1981-1982 and 1985-1986. Files for the Interim Committee on Fees and Grants contain materials from meetings held on December 10, 1981 and June 29, 1982, as well as related research documents and reports. Files of the Interim Committee on Agency Services Management consist of minutes of the full committee and the various subcommittees in addition to completed personnel questionnaires compiled for the Subcommittee on Personnel and Membership.
Arrangement
Files are listed by committee in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Committee files, Records of Senator John Leedom, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1999/141-1 Interim Committee on Fees and Grants, 67th Legislature
Originals, 1981-1982
[Untitled folder, 1982]
Interim Committee on Agency Services Management, 69th Legislature
Minutes of the Senate Committee on Agency Services Management and minutes of the appointed subcommittees, 1985-1986
[Binder of completed questionnaires, undated]
[2 files]



 

Bill files, 1985-1996,
6.6 cubic ft.

Records consist of bill copies, bill analyses, printed materials, fiscal notes, hearing requests, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, amendments, clippings, newsletters, and several photographs that comprise the bill files of passed legislation (1985-1996, 69th -74th Legislatures) which was introduced or sponsored by Texas State Senator John Leedom. Subjects include state and local finance, banks, fees, public utilities, services management, arson, the judiciary, highway repairs, productivity bonuses, pensions, motor vehicle issues, and insurance. All files include some combination of the documents listed above.
Arrangement
Files are listed as found by legislative session; bills listed "SB x - SB y" are in numerical, but not necessarily consecutive, order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bill files, Records of Senator John Leedom, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
69th Legislature, 1985
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1999/141-2 [Loose bill history list of Leedom's bills, 1985]
SB 13 - SB 71
SCR 1
SB 210 - SB 1459
SR 368 and SR 457
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1999/141-3 HB 756 - HB 2299
70th Legislature, 1987
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1999/141-3 [Loose bill history list of Leedom's bills, 1987]
SB 85 - SB 1426
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1999/141-4 SCR 96
HB 217 - HB 2241
HJR 2
71st Legislature, 1989
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1999/141-4 [Loose list of Leedom's bills, 1996]
SB 49 - SB 158
box
1999/141-5 SB 168 - SB 1791
SJR 59
HB 406 - HB 2728
72nd Legislature, 1991
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1999/141-6 [Loose list of Leedom's bills, 1996]
SB 59 - SB 1360
SJR 6
HB 79 - HB 2657
73rd Legislature, 1993
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1999/141-7 [Loose list of Leedom's bills, 1996]
SB 63 - SB 702
HB 104 - HB 2662
74th Legislature, 1995
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1999/141-8 [Loose list of Leedom's bills, 1996]
SCRs 1 and 27
SB 123 - SB 1222
HB 29 - HB 2656