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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 28
          Author:   Mullin (D), et al.
          Amended:  3/12/15 in Assembly
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 3/12/15

           SUBJECT:   Irish American Heritage Month


          SOURCE:    Author


          DIGEST:  This resolution designates March 2015 as Irish American  
          Heritage Month in honor of all the contributions that Irish  
          Americans have made to better the country and state for all  
          people.


          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1.Over the last several centuries, millions of Irish people have  
            faced severe hardship in their nation and immigrated to the  
            United States in search of a more promising future for  
            themselves and their families.

          2.Irish Americans initially suffered prejudice and  
            discrimination upon arriving in the United States; and, as the  
            years went on, Irish Americans became very involved in the  
            community and made important contributions in all aspects of  
            American society and culture, especially in California.

          3.Today, over 34 million Americans claim Irish heritage, and  








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            they continue to contribute to American and California  
            politics, economy, and culture.

          This resolution designates March 2015 as Irish American Heritage  
          Month in honor of all the contributions that Irish Americans  
          have made to better the country and state for all people, and  
          calls upon the people of the state to observe the month of March  
          with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities,  
          especially on March 17, since everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's  
          Day.

          Prior Legislation

          ACR 112 (Mullin, Resolution Chapter 26, Statutes of 2014)  
          designated March 2014 as Irish American Heritage Month in honor  
          of the multitude of contributions that Irish Americans have made  
          to the country and state.

          SCR 80 (Corbett, Resolution Chapter 15, Statutes of 2014)  
          designated March 2014 as Irish American Heritage Month in honor  
          of the multitude of contributions that Irish Americans have made  
          to the country and state.

          SCR 11 (Corbett, Resolution Chapter 70, Statutes of 2013)  
          designated March 2013 as Irish American Heritage Month in honor  
          of the multitude of contributions that Irish Americans have made  
          to the country and state.

          ACR 23 (Mullin, Resolution Chapter 14, Statutes of 2013)  
          designated March 2013 as Irish American Heritage Month in honor  
          of the multitude of contributions that Irish Americans have made  
          to the country and state.


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


          SUPPORT:   (Verified3/24/15)


          None received








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          OPPOSITION:   (Verified3/24/15)


          None received






          Prepared by:Jonas Austin / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          3/25/15 17:37:50


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