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HR-70 (2019-2020)

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House Resolution
No. 70

Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk

January 13, 2020

Relative to Science and Technology Week.


HR 70, as introduced, Quirk.

WHEREAS, Science and technology are vital components of California’s economy, livelihood, and status as a national and world leader; and
WHEREAS, California is the nation’s preeminent science and technology state, is the nation’s largest recipient of federal research and development funds, and spends more money on scientific and technological research than any other state; and
WHEREAS, California’s extended science and technology community is an essential driver behind the state’s economic success, leading to jobs for global companies whose foothold in California demonstrates recognition of the quality of its science and technology workforce; and
WHEREAS, California has long recognized the importance of informed decisionmaking for the welfare of its citizens and is a national leader in enacting proactive policies based on sound scientific evidence, including, but not limited to, its internationally recognized goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and
WHEREAS, California is home to a unique, independent, and nonpartisan organization, the California Council on Science & Technology, which is dedicated to leveraging the expertise of many of California’s most distinguished research and higher education institutions on the state’s behalf, including the University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, NASA’s Ames Research Center, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; and
WHEREAS, The California Council on Science & Technology is hosting a variety of activities in the State Capitol designed to facilitate communication, understanding, and an exchange of expertise between California’s decisionmakers and the science and technology community; and
WHEREAS, Official recognition of the importance and value of science and technology to California will enhance awareness and support for those activities; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly designates the week of February 2, 2020, to February 8, 2020, inclusive, as Science and Technology Week; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.