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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SCR 6
          Author:   Monning (D), et al.
          Introduced:1/12/15  
          Vote:     21  

           SUBJECT:   Santa Fe, Argentina:  sister state relationship


          SOURCE:    Author

          DIGEST:   This resolution expresses the intent and commitment of  
          the state to enter into a sister state relationship with the  
          Province of Santa Fe, Argentina.


          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1.The State of California and the Province of Santa Fe, through  
            reciprocal legislative exchanges, have cultivated a strong  
            bilateral relationship based on shared interests that include  
            higher education, trade, investments, and agriculture.


          2.Santa Fe has numerous emerging markets that are a potential  
            hub for California investment and trade opportunities.


          3.Santa Fe and California both have a reputation for being major  
            gateways for import and export due to world class shipping  
            centers and railroad terminals.


          4.A sister state relationship between Santa Fe and California  








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            would promote the likelihood of mutually beneficial joint  
            research projects between universities and businesses of the  
            two regions.


          5.Santa Fe and California have temperate climates and fertile  
            ground conducive to agriculture and the two regions have  
            capitalized on these conditions to create prolific  
            export-oriented agricultural sectors with dairy being a key  
            component to both.


          6.Santa Fe and California face many of the same challenges, such  
            as the need for substantial new investment in infrastructure  
            and the need for sustainable energy solutions.


          This resolution expresses the intent and commitment of the state  
          to enter into a sister state relationship with the Province of  
          Santa Fe, Argentina to encourage and facilitate social,  
          economic, scientific, educational, and cultural exchanges to  
          further promote the prosperity of both regions and to improve  
          international understanding and goodwill between both regions.


          FISCAL EFFECT:     Fiscal Com.:  No


          Prepared by:Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          1/30/15 15:15:25


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