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SCR-138 State park rangers.(2015-2016)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 138
CHAPTER 100

Relative to state park rangers.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  August 10, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 138, Nielsen. State park rangers.
This measure would recognize 2016 as the 150-year anniversary of public service and protection of state parks by state park rangers and would encourage the Department of Parks and Recreation, the California State Park Rangers Association, and the California State Parks Anniversary Committee to take all appropriate action to celebrate that anniversary.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Galen Clark was appointed “Guardian” of Yosemite State Park in 1866, at California’s first state park, Yosemite, established in 1866 by federal legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln; and
WHEREAS, State park rangers, whose titles have variously been “ranger,” “guardian,” “warden,” “custodian,” or “superintendent,” have continuously served the public and protected the state parks since that first appointment; and
WHEREAS, 2016 will mark the 150-year anniversary of service to the public and protection of state parks by state park rangers; and
WHEREAS, The Department of Parks and Recreation, the California State Park Rangers Association, the California State Parks Anniversary Committee, and the State Park and Recreation Commission have formally recognized and are supporting the celebration of the 150-year anniversary; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes and commends state park rangers for their long and faithful service to the public and protection of state parks; and be it further
Resolved, That 2016 is recognized as the 150-year anniversary of public service and protection of state parks by state park rangers; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Parks and Recreation, the California State Park Rangers Association, and the California State Parks Anniversary Committee are encouraged to take all appropriate action to celebrate the 150-year anniversary; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.