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          ACR 43 (Cooley)
          As Amended  May 2, 2013
          Majority vote 

           RULES               10-0                                        
          |Ayes:|Skinner, Wilk, Bigelow,   |
          |     |Brown, Chau, Hagman,      |
          |     |Nazarian,                 |
          |     |V. Manuel Pérez, Quirk,   |
          |     |Weber                     |
          |     |                          |
           SUMMARY  :  Proclaims 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  

          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  

          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  


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            because the State Capitol had been their home for over 100  
            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.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  None

          Analysis Prepared by :    Mukhtar Ali / RLS. / (916) 319-2800 

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