Bill Text

Bill Information

PDF |Add To My Favorites | print page

SCR-114 James E. Machado Memorial Intersection.(2013-2014)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
SCR114:v97#DOCUMENT

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 114
CHAPTER 102

Relative to the James E. Machado Memorial Intersection.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  August 07, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 114, Gaines. James E. Machado Memorial Intersection.
This measure would designate the intersection of State Highway Route 49 and Elm Avenue in the City of Auburn as the James E. Machado Memorial Intersection. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering the cost, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, James E. Machado, a deputy sheriff with four years of service with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, was shot and killed on July 13, 1978, with his own service weapon, in a struggle with an escaped mental patient; and
WHEREAS, The altercation occurred on the shoulder of the northbound lanes of State Highway Route 49 at Elm Avenue in the City of Auburn; and
WHEREAS, With the help of citizens who witnessed the shooting, the suspect was quickly located by officers of the California Highway Patrol and an officer of the Auburn Police Department; and
WHEREAS, The suspect confronted the responding officers with Deputy Machado’s service weapon, and was subsequently killed when the officers fired several rounds at the suspect; and
WHEREAS, Law enforcement officers from throughout the state attended Deputy Machado’s funeral, and he was posthumously awarded the Placer County Sheriff’s Purple Heart; and
WHEREAS, Deputy Machado was survived by his wife Nancy, and three children, Jim, Joy, and Jeanne’t who were 7, 3, and 1 years of age at the time of this tragic event; and
WHEREAS, It is therefore appropriate to designate the intersection of State Highway 49 and Elm Avenue in the City of Auburn in Deputy Machado’s honor and memory; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the intersection of State Highway 49 and Elm Avenue in the City of Auburn is hereby designated as the James E. Machado Memorial Intersection; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of appropriate signs consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources sufficient to cover the cost, to erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.