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          ASSEMBLY THIRD READING


          ACR  
          29 (Frazier)


          As Amended  April 13, 2015


          Majority vote


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          |Committee      |Votes|Ayes                  |Noes                  |
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          |Rules          |11-0 |Gordon, Chang, Burke, |                      |
          |               |     |Campos, Cooley, Dodd, |                      |
          |               |     |Jones, Mayes,         |                      |
          |               |     |Rodriguez, Waldron,   |                      |
          |               |     |Wood                  |                      |
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          SUMMARY:  Designates April 20, 2015, as DMV/Donate Life  
          California Day in the State of California and the month of April  
          2015, as DMV/Donate Life California Month. Specifically, this  
          resolution makes the following legislative findings and  
          declarations:


          1)Organ, tissue, eye, and blood donation are compassionate and  
            life-giving acts looked upon and recognized in the highest  
            regard.  A single individual's donation of heart, lungs,  
            liver, kidneys, pancreas, and small intestine can save up to  
            eight lives, the donation of tissue can save and enhance lives  
            of up to 50 others, and a single blood donation can help save  
            three people in need.


          2)There are currently more than 123,000 individuals nationwide  
            and over 22,000 Californians currently on the national organ  







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            transplant wait list.  While about one-third of these patients  
            receive a transplant each year, another one-third die while  
            waiting due to a shortage of donated organs.


          3)A California resident can register with the Donate Life  
            California Registry when applying for or renewing his or her  
            driver's license or identification card at the Department of  
            Motor Vehicles; which is on its tenth year as the official  
            partner of Donate Life California.


          4)Nearly 12 million Californians have joined together to save  
            lives by signing up with the state-authorized Donate Life  
            California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry to ensure their  
            wishes of donating their organs are recognized and honored.


          5)Minorities are more likely to need a life-saving transplant  
            due higher incidences of hypertension, diabetes, and  
            hepatitis, which are conditions that can potentially lead to  
            organ failure.  In California, Latinos make up 39% of those  
            waiting for life-saving transplants, Pacific Islanders make up  
            20%, and African Americans another 12%.


          FISCAL EFFECT:  None























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          Analysis Prepared by:         Nicole Willis / RLS. / (916)  
          319-2800          FN: 0000126