BILL NUMBER: SCR 52	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	RESOLUTION CHAPTER  107
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  AUGUST 15, 2002
	ADOPTED IN SENATE  AUGUST 8, 2002
	ADOPTED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 30, 2002
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 10, 2002

INTRODUCED BY   Senator O'Connell

                        JANUARY 14, 2002

   Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52--Relative to the James Dean
Memorial Junction.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SCR 52, O'Connell.  James Dean Memorial Junction.
   This measure would designate the junction of State Highway Routes
41 and 46 near Cholame in the County of San Luis Obispo as the James
Dean Memorial Junction.  The measure would also request the
Department of Transportation to determine the cost for appropriate
plaques and markers showing this designation and, upon receiving
donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those
plaques and markers.




   WHEREAS, James Byron Dean, one of the most admired movie stars of
all time and an icon of American culture, was born on February 8,
1931, in Marion, Indiana; and
   WHEREAS, He later moved to California and attended Santa Monica
City College and the University of California at Los Angeles; and
   WHEREAS, He is best known for his roles in "East of Eden," "Rebel
Without a Cause," and "Giant," and he also appeared on television
shows and in a Broadway play; and
   WHEREAS, As a successful actor, he attained cult status in little
more than a year's time, personifying the restless American youth of
the mid-1950s; and
   WHEREAS, He was tragically killed on September 30, 1955, in an
automobile crash on State Highway Route 46 in San Luis Obispo County
while traveling in his automobile on the way to a racing event; and
   WHEREAS, Many decades after his death, James Dean remains widely
admired as an accomplished actor, and it is appropriate to recognize
his contributions through a designation of a memorial junction near
the site of his untimely death; now, therefore, be it
   Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly
thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the
junction of State Highway Routes 41 and 46 near Cholame in the County
of San Luis Obispo as the James Dean Memorial Junction; and be it
further
   Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is hereby
requested to determine the cost of appropriate plaques and markers,
consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway
system, showing this special designation and, upon receiving
donations from nonstate sources covering this cost, to erect those
plaques and markers; and be it further
   Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this
resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author of
this resolution for distribution.