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ACR-230 Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.(2017-2018)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 06, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 230


Introduced by Assembly Member Reyes

May 01, 2018


Relative to the Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 230, as amended, Reyes. Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.
This measure would designate a specified portion of State Route 215 in the County of San Bernardino as the Medal of Honor Memorial Highway. 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 that cost, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, The cities of the Inland Empire have a large concentration of veterans and individuals who have served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States; and
WHEREAS, These service members have served in peacetime and war, including World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and
WHEREAS, There is a high proportion of Many of these service members are being honored by the United States government for their actions in the various theaters of war and conflict; and

WHEREAS, There are a substantial number of military veterans from the Cities of San Bernardino, Colton, and Grand Terrace located in the County of San Bernardino who have been awarded the Medal of Honor; and

WHEREAS, The number of armed forces personnel sent to war from the region represents an extraordinary commitment, dedication, and sacrifice by these brave soldiers and their families; and
WHEREAS, The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize United States military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor beyond the call of duty; and
WHEREAS, There are a great many Medal of Honor recipients who currently reside and previously resided in the Cities of San Bernardino, Colton, and Grand Terrace; and now, therefore, be it

WHEREAS, The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize United States military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor beyond the call of duty; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the portion of State Route 215 from West Orange Show Road, approximately post mile 5.025, to Barton Road, approximately post mile 1.312, in the County of San Bernardino as the Medal of Honor Memorial Highway; 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 that cost, to erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.