California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Concurrent ResolutionNo. 164


Introduced by Assembly Member Patterson

(Principal coauthor: Senator Vidak)

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bigelow, Gray, Lackey, Linder, Mathis, Olsen, Wagner, and Waldron)

(Coauthors: Senators Anderson, Bates, Cannella, Huff, and Stone)

April 4, 2016


Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 164—Relative to Citrus Strong Month.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

ACR 164, as introduced, Patterson. Citrus Strong Month.

This measure would recognize the month of April 2016 as Citrus Strong Month for the purpose of celebrating California’s vibrant citrus industry and the benefits it provides to the state’s environment, economy, and people, and to affirm that California is citrus strong.

Fiscal committee: no.

P1    1WHEREAS, Citrus is an iconic symbol of California’s heritage,
2dating back to the 1840s; and

3WHEREAS, California leads the nation in the production of
4fresh citrus fruit; and

5WHEREAS, Eighty percent of the nation’s supply of fresh citrus
6is grown in California; and

7WHEREAS, Ongoing research shows the many health benefits
8of consuming fresh citrus; and

P2    1WHEREAS, California citrus is a $3 billion dollar industry that
2supports over 20,000 jobs and fuels over $1.5 billion in economic
3activity for the state each year; and

4WHEREAS, Citrus growers are committed to preserving
5California’s precious natural resources by adopting farming
6practices that conserve water, reduce air pollution, and promote
7healthy soils; and

8WHEREAS, California’s citrus growers give back to local
9communities and families in need; and

10WHEREAS, In 2015, California’s citrus growers donated 19
11million pounds of citrus to the Farm to Family program, which is
12dedicated to delivering food to individuals, families, and children
13in need and to strengthening communities by providing food
14security; and

15WHEREAS, The first annual Citrus Stride will take place at the
16State Capitol Building on April 6, 2016, and for every registered
17participant, the citrus industry will donate 1,000 pounds of citrus
18to the Farm to Family program; now, therefore, be it

19Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
20thereof concurring,
That the Legislature recognizes the month of
21April 2016 as Citrus Strong Month for the purpose of celebrating
22California’s vibrant citrus industry and the benefits it provides to
23the state’s environment, economy, and people, and to affirm that
24California is citrus strong; and be it further

25Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
26of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.



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