AB 398, as amended, Campos. California Embassy.
Existing law provides for the establishment of various commissions and offices that promote the interests of this state, including the California Travel and Tourism Commission and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.
This bill would find and declare that establishing and maintaining a California Embassy in our nation’s capitol would greatly benefit the citizens of our state and would highlight the role that California plays in our nation. This bill would authorize the Legislature to collaborate with any organization that is exempt from federal income tax, as provided, and formed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a California Embassy in the District of Columbia within a one-mile radius of the United States Capitol building. This bill would require the organization to report to the Legislature every two years, beginning on the date two years after the organization is formed, on the status of the California Embassy. This bill would state the Legislature’s intent that a California Embassy be established and maintained solely by private contributions.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Division 3.2 (commencing with Section 600) is
2added to Title 1 of the Government Code, to read:
The Legislature finds and declares that establishing and
7maintaining a California Embassy in our nation’s capitol would
8greatly benefit the citizens of our state and would highlight the
9role that California plays in our nation.
(a) The Legislature may collaborate with any organization
11that is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described
12in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and formed for
13the purpose of establishing and maintaining a California Embassy
14in the District of Columbia within a one-mile radius of the United
15States Capitol building.
16(b) The Legislature encourages the organization to focus its
17mission on providing economic resources to establish a California
18Embassy, maintaining and operating the California Embassy once
19it is established, showcasing California’s culture and diversity,
20and providing opportunities for our state’s citizens to enrich their
21appreciation and knowledge of the United States government.
The organization described in Section 601 shall submit a
2report to the Legislature every two years, beginning on the date
3two years after the organization is formed, on the status of the
It is the intent of the Legislature that a California Embassy
6would be established and maintained solely by private contributions
7and that no state revenues be used.