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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 43
          Author:   Cooley (D), et al.
          Amended:  5/9/13 in Assembly
          Vote:     21

           
           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  Read and adopted, 5/9/13


           SUBJECT  :    State Capitol History Month

           SOURCE  :     Author


          DIGEST  :    This resolution proclaims May 2013 as State Capitol  
          History Month, in order to raise awareness of the importance of  
          the State Capitol.

           ANALYSIS  :    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  
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             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. 

          This resolution proclaims May 2013 as State Capitol History  
          Month, in order to raise awareness of the importance of the  
          State Capitol.

           FISCAL EFFECT :    Fiscal Com.:  No



          MW:m  5/15/13   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  NONE RECEIVED

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