Melvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State ConstitutionMelvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State Constitution

Melvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State Constitution

Descriptive Summary

Title: Melvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State Constitution
Creator: Hill, Melvin
Dates: 1977-1982
Dates: Bulk, 1980-1982
Extent: 3.0 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/286/MH
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Melvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State Constitution collection includes materials related to Hill’s position as staff director for the Committee. The collection contains files related to drafts and revisions of amendments and versions of the 1983 Georgia constitution.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Melvin Hill served as the staff director of Georgia’s Select Committee on Constitutional Revision, which created the constitution of 1983 that was ratified by the people of Georgia. Hill has written many works on Georgia’s constitutional history and specifically the 1983 constitution revision. His extensive knowledge of Georgia politics and legal history served him when he later became the director of the Carl Vinson Institute of the University of Georgia.

Scope and Content

Melvin Hill’s files on the Select Committee to Revise the State Constitution document the process of revising and amending the Georgia state constitution in 1983. The materials contain proposed amendments to the constitution, revisions and drafts created in the House and the Senate, as well as memos and notes about the revision and committee’s work.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into one general series, Series I. Select Committee to Revise State Constitution.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Melvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State Constitution, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Angelica Marini, 8/9/2013.


Related Materials

Access Points

Georgia--Constitution.
Georgia--General Assembly--House of Representatives.
Georgia--General Assembly--Senate.
Georgia--General Assembly.
Georgia--Politics and government--20th century.
Georgia--Politics and government.
Georgia. Constitution (1983)

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series I. Select Committee to Revise State Constitution, 1977-1983 (Bulk, 1980-1982)

Extent: 3.0 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Scope and Content: Series I. Select Committee to Revise State Constitution contains materials related to the Select Committee and revising the state constitution. These materials were originally housed in binders and the binder titles have been retained in the collection as dividers. The Melvin Hill files contain rough drafts, article revisions, memos, and original and copies of constitutional materials from the committee dated from 1977-1982.
1982 Session-Propose Constitutional Amendments
BoxFolder
11Final Agreement on HR510 and SR340, 1982
12First Readers- House, 1982
13Proposed Constitutional Amendments-House, 1982
14First Readers- Senate, 1982
15Proposed Constitutional Amendments-Senate, 1982
16Mr. Mell Hill- Proposed Constitutional Amendments, 1982
1980 Effort
BoxFolder
17House Judiciary Recommendations to House and House Action, 1980
18House Recommendations to Senate and Senate Judiciary Committtee Action, 1980
19Senate Judiciary Recommendations to Senate and Senate Action, 1980
Original Recommendations of Article Committee
BoxFolder
110Original Recommendations of Article Committee, 1-2, 1980-1981
111Original Recommendations of Article Committee, 3-4, 1980-1981
112Original Recommendations of Article Committee, 5, 1980-1981
113Original Recommendations of Article Committee, 6-10, 1980-1981
House of Representative Action
BoxFolder
114House Version-Floor, 1981
115House Overview Committee, 1981
House Action 1980
BoxFolder
116House Action 1980, 1980
117Select Committee Recommendations to House and Senate and House Judiciary Committee Action, 1980
Legislative Overview Committee Final Meetings
BoxFolder
118Notes and Comments, Etc., 1981
119Draft Approval as of 8/19/81, 1981
Legislative Overview Committee Final Meetings
BoxFolder
21Draft Approval as of 8/11/81, 1981
22Articles Approved as of 7/27/81, 1981
Senate Action
BoxFolder
23Senate Version- Floor, 1982
24Senate Overview- Committee 1/2, 1981
25Senate Overview- Committee 2/2, 1981
Newspaper Articles on Constitutional Revision
BoxFolder
26Newspaper Articles on Constitutional Revision 1/2, 1981-1982
27Newspaper Articles on Constitutional Revision 2/2, 1981-1982
HR4EX / SCSFA
BoxFolder
28HR4EX / SCSFA [Constitutional Bill] 1/2, 1981
29HR4EX / SCSFA [Constitutional Bill] 1/2, 1981
Legislative Overview Committee Articles I-V
BoxFolder
210Article I. Bill of Rights, 1980
211Article II. Voting Rights, 1981
212Article III. Legislative Branch, 1981
213Article IV. Constitutional Boards and Commissions, 1980
214Article V. Executive Branch, 1980
Legislative Overview Committee Articles VI-IX
BoxFolder
215Article VI. Judicial Branch, 1980
216Article VII. Taxation, 1981
217Article VIII. Education, 1981
218Article IX. Local Government, 1981
219Article X. Retirement, 1981
Final Legislative Action- Originals
BoxFolder
220Final Legislative Action- Originals 1/2, 1977-1981
221Final Legislative Action- Originals 2/2, 1977-1981
Final Legislative Action- Copy
BoxFolder
31Final Legislative Action- Copy, 1982-1982
32Final Legislative Action- Copy, 1982-1982
Select Committee Action-1980
BoxFolder
33Senate Judiciary Committee Recommendation to Senate, 1980
34House Recommendation to the Senate, 1980
35House Judiciary Committee Recommendation to House, 1980
36Select Committee Recommendation to House and Senate, 1980
1980 Effort Select Committee I
BoxFolder
37[Changes in Articles I-V and X], 1980
38[Synopsis of Changes in Original Article Committee Recommendations], 1980
39Article II, 1980
310Article VII, 1980
311Article VIII, 1980
312Article IX, 1980
1980 Effort Select Committee II Draft Progression- Clean Copies
BoxFolder
313Article Committee Recommendations to Select Committee and Select Committee Actions, 1979
314Article Committee Recommendations to Select Committee and Select Committee Actions, 1979