Amended in Assembly June 29, 2015

Senate Concurrent ResolutionNo. 6


Introduced by Senator Monning

(Coauthors: Senators Fuller, Hancock, Hueso, and Huff)

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(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Atkins, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Grove, Holden, Irwin, Jones, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Rendon, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wilk, Williams, and Wood)

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January 12, 2015


Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6—Relative to a sister state relationship with Santa Fe, Argentina.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SCR 6, as amended, Monning. Santa Fe, Argentina: sister state relationship.

The measure would express the intent and commitment of the state to enter into a sister state relationship with the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina.

Fiscal committee: no.

P1    1WHEREAS, The United States-Argentina relations have grown
2and strengthened since the United States government formally
P1    1recognized the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, the
2predecessor to Argentina, on January 27, 1823; and

3WHEREAS, The State of California and the Province of Santa
4Fe, through reciprocal legislative exchanges, have cultivated a
5strong bilateral relationship based on shared interests that include
6higher education, trade, investments, and agriculture; and

7WHEREAS, Both regions stress the importance of education
8and acknowledge the pivotal role universities play in advancing
9scientific knowledge. The relationship between the National
10University of Rosario and the University of California, Berkeley,
11has already enhanced academic interconnectivity; and

12WHEREAS, Santa Fe has numerous emerging markets that are
13a potential hub for California investment and trade opportunities;
14and

15WHEREAS, Santa Fe and California both have a reputation for
16being major gateways for import and export due to world class
17shipping centers and railroad terminals. Outreach to the Ports of
18Oakland and Los Angeles was conducted on behalf of the Port of
19Rosario during the previous Santa Fe legislative delegation’s visit;
20and

21WHEREAS, A sister state relationship between Santa Fe and
22California would promote the likelihood of mutually beneficial
23joint research projects between universities and businesses of the
24two regions; and

25WHEREAS, Santa Fe and California have temperate climates
26and fertile ground conducive to agriculture and the two regions
27have capitalized on these conditions to create prolific
28export-oriented agricultural sectors with dairy being a key
29component to both; and

30WHEREAS, Santa Fe and California face many of the same
31challenges, such as the need for substantial new investment in
32infrastructure and the need for sustainable energy solutions; and

33WHEREAS, The government of the Province of Santa Fe has
34enthusiastically pursued the deepening of ties with California
35through periodic legislative visits and the enactment of a
36proclamation in support of a sister state relationship; now,
37therefore, be it

38Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly
39thereof concurring,
That the Legislature commit to formalizing
P3    1the sister state relationship between the Province of Santa Fe in
2Argentina and the State of California; and be it further

3Resolved, That it is the intent of the Legislature through a sister
4state relationship with the Province of Santa Fe to encourage and
5facilitate social, economic, scientific, educational, and cultural
6exchanges to further promote the prosperity of both regions and
7to improve international understanding and goodwill between both
8regions; and be it further

9Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of
10this resolution to the author for distribution.



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