BILL NUMBER: AJR 45	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	RESOLUTION CHAPTER   102
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE   SEPTEMBER 26, 1995
	ADOPTED IN ASSEMBLY   SEPTEMBER 15, 1995
	ADOPTED IN SENATE   SEPTEMBER 14, 1995
	AMENDED IN SENATE   SEPTEMBER 14, 1995
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY   SEPTEMBER 11, 1995

INTRODUCED BY  Assembly Members Morrissey, Aguiar, Alby, Allen,
Alpert, Archie-Hudson, Baldwin, Bates, Battin, Boland, Bordonaro,
Bowen, Bowler, Brewer, Valerie Brown, Willie Brown, Brulte,
Bustamante, Caldera, Campbell, Cannella, Conroy, Cortese, Cunneen,
Davis, Ducheny, Escutia, Figueroa, Frusetta, Gallegos, Goldsmith,
Granlund, Harvey, Hauser, Hawkins, Hoge, House, Isenberg, Kaloogian,
Katz, Knight, Knox, Kuehl, Lee, Machado, Margett, Martinez, Mazzoni,
McDonald, McPherson, Miller, Morrow, Willard Murray, Napolitano,
Olberg, Poochigian, Pringle, Rainey, Richter, Rogan, Setencich, Sher,
Speier, Sweeney, Takasugi, Thompson, Tucker, Vasconcellos,
Villaraigosa, and Woods
   (Coauthors:  Senators Alquist, Ayala, Beverly, Campbell, Costa,
Craven, Greene, Hayden, Haynes, Hughes, Hurtt, Johannessen, Johnson,
Johnston, Kelley, Leonard, Lewis, Lockyer, Maddy, Marks, Mello,
Monteith, Mountjoy, O'Connell, Peace, Polanco, Rogers, Rosenthal,
Russell, Solis, Thompson, Watson, and Wright)

                        SEPTEMBER 5, 1995

   Assembly Joint Resolution No. 45--Relative to Jimmy Tran.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AJR 45, Morrissey.  Jimmy Tran.
   This measure would memorialize the President to use the United
States' new diplomatic relations with Vietnam to secure the release
of Jimmy Tran from prison and his return to the United States.




   WHEREAS, Jimmy Tran valiantly fought for the freedom of his
country for seven years as a member of the Army of the Republic of
Vietnam; and
   WHEREAS, After the fall of Saigon, Jimmy Tran escaped from a
reeducation camp and continued to fight the totalitarian regime as a
member of the democratic movement; and
   WHEREAS, Jimmy Tran escaped Vietnam in 1978 and came to the United
States to start a new life in a free nation; and
   WHEREAS, Jimmy Tran became a citizen of the United States and
continued to work for freedom and democracy through patriotic
organizations in his adopted country; and
   WHEREAS, Jimmy Tran returned to Vietnam in January 1993 to promote
the cause of freedom in Vietnam; and
   WHEREAS, Jimmy Tran was arrested on February 15, 1993, and charged
with planning to denigrate symbols of the Hanoi regime; and
   WHEREAS, Jimmy Tran was denied a lawyer of his choice, tried in
secret with a predetermined verdict, and sentenced to 20 years in one
of Vietnam's most notorious prisons; and
   WHEREAS, Jimmy Tran now suffers in prison from severe malnutrition
and, at the age of 44, has become nearly blind; and
   WHEREAS, The United States has formally recognized the communist
government of Vietnam in hopes of bringing democratic reforms to that
nation; and
   WHEREAS, Jimmy Tran should be enabled to return home to his wife
and four young children; now, therefore, be it
   Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of California,
jointly, That the Legislature of the State of California respectfully
memorialize the President of the United States to use our new
diplomatic relations with Vietnam to secure the release of Jimmy Tran
and his return to his wife and children in the United States; and be
it further
   Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of
this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United
States, the Secretary of State, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, and to each Senator and Representative from
California in the Congress of the United States.