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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 29
          Author:   Frazier (D), et al.
          Amended:  4/20/15 in Assembly 
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 4/20/15

           SUBJECT:   Donate Life California Day:  driver's license


          SOURCE:    Donate Life California


          DIGEST:  This resolution designates April 20, 2015, as  
          DMV/Donate Life California Day and the month of April 2015 as  
          DMV/Donate Life California Month, and encourages all  
          Californians to sign up with the Donate Life California Organ  
          and Tissue Donor Registry.


          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          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 the  
            lives of up to 50 others, and a single blood donation can help  
            three people in need.


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








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            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.


          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 that  
            their wishes to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor are  
            recognized and honored.


          This resolution proclaims April 20, 2015, as DMV/Donate Life  
          California Day, and April 2015 as DMV/Donate Life California  
          Month.  This resolution also encourages all Californians to  
          check "YES" when applying for or renewing a driver's license or  
          identification card, or by signing up at  
          www.donatelifecalifornia.org or www.donevidacalifornia.org.


          Prior Legislation


          ACR 125 (John A. Pérez, Resolution Chapter 27, Statutes of 2014)  
          designated April 7, 2014, as DMV/Donate Life California Day and  
          the month of April 2014 as DMV/Donate Life California Month.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified4/27/15)


          Donate Life California (source)








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          OPPOSITION:   (Verified4/27/15)


          None received







          Prepared by:  Karen Chow / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          4/28/15 15:31:10


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