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                                 UNFINISHED BUSINESS

          Bill No:  SCR 6
          Author:   Monning (D), et al.
          Amended:  6/29/15  
          Vote:     21 

           SENATE FLOOR:  33-0, 2/9/15
           AYES:  Allen, Bates, Beall, Berryhill, Block, De León, Fuller,  
            Gaines, Galgiani, Hall, Hancock, Hernandez, Hertzberg, Hill,  
            Hueso, Huff, Jackson, Lara, Leno, Leyva, Liu, McGuire,  
            Mendoza, Mitchell, Monning, Morrell, Nguyen, Nielsen, Pan,  
            Roth, Stone, Wieckowski, Wolk
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Anderson, Cannella, Pavley, Vidak

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 6/29/15

           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.

          Assembly Amendments add coauthors.

          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  


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          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)A sister state relationship between Santa Fe and California  
            would promote the likelihood of mutually beneficial joint  
            research projects between universities and businesses of the  
            two regions.

          4)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.


          According to the author, "The State of California and the  
          Province of Santa Fe have developed a strong bilateral  
          relationship over the last decade, bolstered through a number of  
          educational visits by official legislative delegations.  These  
          reciprocal visits, including an upcoming delegation visit to  
          Argentina in fall of 2015, have provided leaders of both states  
          an opportunity to share knowledge and ideas, as well as  
          establish meaningful relationships that promote goodwill and  
          partnership between both regions. 


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          California and Santa Fe have strong economic ties rooted in  
          their agricultural sectors, and share important connections  
          between their public higher education institutions.  SCR 6 will  
          legislatively recognize the important relationship that exists  
          between these states and will promote and create more  
          opportunities for collaboration between the regions, foster  
          growth in trade, and encourage greater cultural exchanges."

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No

          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/29/15)


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/29/15)

          None received

          Prepared by:Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          7/1/15 10:43:10

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