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ACR-12 Civil Grand Jury Awareness Month.(2017-2018)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 09, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  February 22, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12


Introduced by Assembly Member Gallagher

January 18, 2017


Relative to civil grand juries.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 12, as amended, Gallagher. Civil Grand Jury Awareness Month.
This measure would proclaim the month of March 2017 to be Civil Grand Jury Awareness Month in California, would recognize those who volunteer to serve on civil grand juries, and would encourage all Californians to learn about the role of civil grand juries in our government.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, California’s civil grand jury system is a unique component of our state’s government, comprised of citizens selected by the superior courts serving in each of the state’s 58 counties; and
WHEREAS, A number of California counties have grand juries that perform only civil functions; and
WHEREAS, Civil grand juries perform the vital functions of overseeing our local government, reporting on local government operations, and investigating public corruption and misconduct; and
WHEREAS, Our civil grand juries, which exist through the dedication of the people, help to ensure that our local governments are maintaining the highest legal and ethical standards; and
WHEREAS, The hard work done by our civil grand juries has had great impact throughout our communities and has helped to make California a better place; and
WHEREAS, These accomplishments have only been possible through the outstanding dedication and tenacity of those who volunteer to serve as grand jurors; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby proclaims the month of March 2017 to be Civil Grand Jury Awareness Month in California; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature recognizes those who volunteer for service on a civil grand jury, encourages all Californians to learn about the great role of the civil grand jury in our system of government, and applauds those who have made the civil grand jury a successful institution; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.