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ACR-191 National Purple Heart Trail.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 191
CHAPTER 163

Relative to the National Purple Heart Trail.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 01, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 191, Gallagher. National Purple Heart Trail.
This measure would designate the portions of State Highway Routes 16, 20, and 45 in the County of Colusa for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail. The measure would also request that the Department of Transportation determine the cost for the installation and maintenance of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, The National Purple Heart Trail was established in 1992 for the purpose of commemorating and honoring men and women who have been wounded or killed in combat while serving in the United States Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, The National Purple Heart Trail courses its way across the vast majority of the United States; and
WHEREAS, In 2001, pursuant to the Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, the Legislature designated portions of Interstate Highway Routes 5 and 80 as California’s selections for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail; and
WHEREAS, In 2009, pursuant to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 12, the Legislature designated a certain portion of State Highway Route 101 in the Counties of Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail, and, pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 105, the Legislature designated a certain portion of State Highway Route 223 in the County of Kern for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail; and
WHEREAS, In 2013, pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 27, the Legislature designated certain portions of State Highway Route 101 in the Counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail; and
WHEREAS, the County of Colusa Veterans Tribute Wall was erected and dedicated on Veterans Day 2014 to recognize the honorable service and sacrifices made by all veterans who have lived, or do now reside, in the County of Colusa; and
WHEREAS, the County of Colusa Veterans Tribute Wall is located at the junction of State Highways 20 and 45, and is accessible via all state highways within the County of Colusa; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature finds that it is appropriate to designate additional portions of the state highway system for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail in order to honor the men and women who have been wounded or killed in combat while serving in the United States Armed Forces; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the portions of State Highway Routes 16, 20, and 45 in the County of Colusa for inclusion in the National Purple Heart Trail; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering the cost of installation and maintenance of appropriate signs, which shall include the National Purple Heart Trail logo, consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system, to determine the appropriate sign locations and erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Department of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.