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                                                                  ACR 43
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          Date of Hearing:   May 6, 2013

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                Nancy Skinner, Chair
                      ACR 43 (Cooley) - As Amended:  May 2, 2013
           
          SUBJECT  :   State Capitol History Month.

           SUMMARY  :   This measure would proclaim May 2013 as State Capitol  
          History Month, in order to raise awareness of the importance of  
          the State Capitol.  Specifically,  this resolution  makes the  
          following legislative findings:  

          1)The State Capitol evokes a spirit of pride and confidence in  
            California. The State Capitol is visited by over one million  
            tourists each year, approximately 700,000 of which are  
            children.

          2)After fires that destroyed the first State Capitol building,  
            political issues involved with the building of the second, and  
            numerous changes to the location of the Capitol city, the  
            State Capitol was built in Sacramento. 

          3)Sacramento was a major distribution center, which is why it  
            was the starting point of the First Transcontinental Railroad.  
            With the gold miners came many businesses and entrepreneurs  
            that gave Sacramento an economic base and more to offer than  
            other cities.

          4)The California Gold Rush began with the discovery of  
            significant gold deposits near Sacramento in 1848, which  
            greatly increased Sacramento's population. People from many  
            different cultures came to California in search of fortune and  
            many of those people went through Sacramento.

          5)The State Capitol was declared unsafe in 1972, but the  
            Assembly and the Senate refused to move to a new building  
            because the State Capitol had been their home for over 100  
            years.
            The restoration project of the State Capitol was the most  
            extensive effort of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The  
            original State Capitol cornerstone was laid on May 15, 1861,  
            and during the restoration the cornerstone was relaid on May  
            18, 1978.









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           FISCAL EFFECT  :   Unknown

           REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION  :   

           Support 
           
          None on file.

           Opposition 
           
          None on file.
           
          Analysis Prepared by  :    Mukhtar Ali / RLS. / (916) 319-2805