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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SCR 146
          Author:   McGuire (D)
          Introduced:5/24/16  
          Vote:     21  

           SUBJECT:   California Grown Flower Month


          SOURCE:    Author


          DIGEST:  This resolution proclaims June 2016 as California Grown Flower  
          Month to recognize and honor the men and women of the California  
          grown flower industry for their dedication and productivity.
          ANALYSIS:  This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)California's flower industry dates back to the late 1870s when  
            Theodosia B. Shepherd was inspired to sell calla lilies grown  
            in her garden.  In 1890, the Domoto family established  
            California's first commercial flower farm in Oakland.


          2)California flowers are grown across 701 million square feet  
            spanning the distance from the City of San Diego, through the  
            Inland Empire to the coastal City of Carpinteria, and up to  
            the Oregon border.


          3)Arcata, California, is the largest producing region of fresh  
            cut tulips in the United States and is recognized nationally  
            for its lily and iris production, making Humboldt County a  
            valuable and important source of American Grown Flowers and  
            local jobs.








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          4)California flower farmers account for approximately 80 percent  
            of all domestically grown flowers in the United States.


          5)The economic activity of California flower farmers,  
            wholesalers, and retail florists creates nearly 145,665 jobs  
            in the state.  The total economic impact of business activity  
            created by California grown flower farmers', wholesalers', and  
            retail florists' expenditures in the state is more than $12.2  
            billion.  The economic activities of California grown flower  
            farmers, wholesalers, and retail florists generate nearly $1.1  
            billion in additional taxes.


          This resolution recognizes and honors the men and women of the  
          California grown flower industry for their dedication and  
          productivity and proclaims the month of June 2016 as California  
          Grown Flower Month.


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


          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/8/16)


          None received


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/8/16)


          None received





          Prepared by:  Jonas Austin / SFA / (916) 651-1520








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