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          Date of Hearing:  April 18, 2016


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION


                                 Jim Frazier, Chair


          ACR 159  
          (Salas) - As Introduced March 29, 2016


          SUBJECT:  CHP Officer Keith M. Giles Memorial Interchange


          SUMMARY:  Designates the interchange at State Route (SR) 43 and  
          SR 198 in the County of Kings as the "CHP Officer Keith M. Giles  
          Memorial Interchange."  Specifically, this resolution:  


          1)Recounts the life and career of California Highway Patrol  
            (CHP) Officer Keith M. Giles, who lost his life in the line of  
            duty.  


          2)Designates the interchange at SR 43 and SR 198 in the County  
            of Kings as the "CHP Officer Keith M. Giles Memorial  
            Interchange."  


          3)Requests that the Department of Transportation (Caltrans)  
            determine the costs of erecting appropriate signs, including  
            the star of the CHP, consistent with the signing requirements  
            for the state highway system, showing the special designation,  
            and upon receiving donations from non-state sources covering  
            the cost, to erect those signs.










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          EXISTING LAW:  Assigns Caltrans the responsibility of operating  
          and maintaining state highways including the installation and  
          maintenance of highway signs.


          FISCAL EFFECT:  Unknown, but the measure requests that Caltrans  
          only erect the appropriate signage upon receiving donations from  
          non-state sources covering the cost.


          COMMENTS:  The author seeks to honor CHP Officer Keith M. Giles,  
          who was born in Tulare and graduated from Corcoran High-School  
          in Kings County.  Officer Giles served in the United States Army  
          in the early 1960's and achieved the rank of corporal.  Prior to  
          joining the CHP, Officer Giles was a farmer and was actively  
          involved in the community.  Officer Giles joined the CHP in 1970  
          and was assigned to the Santa Fe Springs area, where he served  
          for four years.  Officer Giles was killed in the line of duty on  
          August 25, 1974, while making a traffic stop shortly after 2:00  
          a.m.  He was standing on the left side of the stopped vehicle  
          when a passing car struck him, killing him almost instantly.   
          Officer Giles was known for his devotion to his family, his love  
          of law enforcement.  Officer Giles left behind three siblings,  
          including his twin brother.  This resolution in his honor  
          acknowledges him as a hardworking, dedicated officer who loved  
          his job.  


          REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION:




          Support




          California Association of Highway Patrolmen (Sponsor)








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          Opposition


          None on file




          Analysis Prepared by:Melissa White / TRANS. / (916) 319-2093