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          Date of Hearing:   February 29, 2016

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                    Gordon, Chair

                       129 (Kim) - As Amended  February 23, 2016

          SUBJECT:  Month of the Military Child

          SUMMARY:  Declares the month of April 2016 as the Month of the  
          Military Child.  Specifically, this resolution makes the  
          following legislative findings: 

          1)In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger established  
            the Defense Department's Month of the Military Child and every  
            April the United States military services and communities  
            around the world recognize military children for their daily  
            sacrifices and the challenges they must overcome.

          2)Military children shoulder responsibilities beyond their years  
            and burdens outside of their control, such as repeatedly  
            moving and changing schools, long-term family member  
            separations, and even the loss of a parent.

          3)California is home to more than 158,000 military children  
            whose parents serve in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine  
            Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves.


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          4)As members of the military transition to veterans' status,  
            children and families need special care as they lose  
            traditional military support services.

          5)California will further its commitment to the brave men and  
            women who serve their country and state by recognizing these  
            children and young American heroes and pledging its gratitude  
            for their sacrifices.
          FISCAL EFFECT:  None



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