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                                    THIRD READING

          Bill No:  ACR 129
          Author:   Kim (R), et al.
          Amended:  4/4/16 in Assembly
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 4/4/16

           SUBJECT:   Month of the Military Child

          SOURCE:    Military Childrens Collaborative Group

          DIGEST:  This resolution declares the month of April 2016 as the Month  
          of the Military Child.  
          ANALYSIS:  This resolution makes the following legislative  

          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.

          4)As members of the military transition to veterans' status,  


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            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.

          This resolution proclaims the month of April 2016 as the Month  
          of the Military Child in California, and urges all Californians,  
          local and state leaders, private organizations, and businesses  
          to observe the month by showing appreciation to the children and  
          youth of military and veteran families, including children of  
          the fallen, for standing by their parents and loved ones who are  
          serving or have served as members of the Armed Forces of the  
          United States.

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

          SUPPORT:   (Verified4/12/16)

          Military Childrens Collaborative Group (source)
          California State PTA

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified4/12/16)

          None received

          ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT:     According to the Military Childrens  
          Collaborative Group, "Children with parents, guardians and/or  
          loved ones that serve long and frequent deployments,  
          separations, reintegrating, transitioning out of the military  
          can endure stresses which may negatively affect them at home or  
          at school.  With the proper awareness, services can be targeted  
          more effectively to address the social, emotional, or behavioral  
          needs of military children and families."


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          Prepared by:  Jonas Austin / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          4/13/16 16:16:41

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