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          Date of Hearing:   April 28, 2016

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                    Gordon, Chair

                      125 (Chau) - As Introduced  January 25, 2016

          SUBJECT:  Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

          SUMMARY:  Recognizes the month of May 2016 as Asian and Pacific  
          Islander American Heritage Month.  Specifically, this resolution  
          makes the following legislative findings: 

          1)California is home to over 5.8 million Asian and Pacific  
            Islander Americans, more than any other state and Asian and  
            Pacific Islander Americans are one of the fastest growing  
            ethnic populations in the state and the nation.

          2)Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have endured hardships,  
            including unjust working conditions, prejudice, and  
            discrimination in some of the darkest times in our state's and  
            nation's history, including the Chinese Exclusion Act,  
            naturalized citizenship ineligibility, the Alien Land Law,  
            antimiscegenation laws, and Japanese internment.

          3)Asian and Pacific Islander Americans continue to cultivate,  
            advance, and lead in the fields of art, fashion, business,  
            technology, education, science, government, law, humanities,  
            medicine, sports, and entertainment.

          4)The California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander  
            American Affairs was established in 2004 and is charged with  
            advising the Governor, the Legislature, and state agencies on  
            issues relating to the social and economic development, rights  


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            and interests of California's Asian and Pacific Islander  
            American communities.

          FISCAL EFFECT:  None



          California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber)

          None on file

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