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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 164
          Author:   Patterson (R), et al.
          Amended:  4/25/16 in Assembly
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 4/25/16

           SUBJECT:   Citrus Strong Month


          SOURCE:    California Citrus Mutual


          DIGEST:  This resolution recognizes 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.
          ANALYSIS:  This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)Citrus is an iconic symbol of California's heritage, dating  
            back to the 1840s.


          2)California leads the nation in the production of fresh citrus  
            fruit.  Eighty percent of the nation's supply of fresh citrus  
            is grown in California.


          3)California citrus is a $3 billion dollar industry that  
            supports over 20,000 jobs and fuels over $1.5 billion in  
            economic activity for the state each year.









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          4)Citrus growers are committed to preserving California's  
            precious natural resources by adopting farming practices that  
            conserve water, reduce air pollution, and promote healthy  
            soils.


          5)In 2015, California's citrus growers donated 19 million pounds  
            of citrus to the Farm to Family program, which is dedicated to  
            delivering food to individuals, families, and children in need  
            and to strengthening communities by providing food security.


          6)The first annual Citrus Stride will take place at the State  
            Capitol Building on April 6, 2016, and for every registered  
            participant, the citrus industry will donate 1,000 pounds of  
            citrus to the Farm to Family program.


          This resolution recognizes 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 EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified5/3/16)


          California Citrus Mutual (source)


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified5/3/16)


          None received










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          Prepared by:  Jonas Austin / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          5/6/16 14:24:36


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