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ACR-81 California Fishing and Boating Week.(2019-2020)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 81

Relative to California Fishing and Boating Week.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  June 13, 2019. ]


ACR 81, Gipson. California Fishing and Boating Week.
This measure would proclaim the week of June 1 through June 9, 2019, as California Fishing and Boating Week.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1 through June 9, 2019, is a fantastic opportunity for families to spend time together on the water; it is a special week, filled with events nationwide that provide families an opportunity to reconnect, create new memories, and have fun together on the water; and
WHEREAS, Fishing and boating are cherished American traditions, activities that promote family values and unity, as well as wholesome recreation and outdoor lifestyles; and
WHEREAS, Approximately 141.6 million Americans go boating each year, including 71.1 million adults and 70.5 million children; and
WHEREAS, The recreational boating industry contributes $170.3 billion to the national economy in direct, indirect, and induced spending, which supports over 35,000 businesses and 691,000 direct and indirect jobs in the United States; and
WHEREAS, Ninety-five percent of boats sold in the United States are made in the United States, with approximately 1,300 active marine manufacturers in the United States, using materials and services contributed from all 50 states; and
WHEREAS, There are 49 million total anglers in the United States who help generate a total economic output of $125 billion and 802,000 jobs; and
WHEREAS, Anglers and boaters are stewards of the environment, contributing $1.6 billion in excise taxes annually to the federal Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which funds habitat conservation and restoration efforts, preserving our natural resources for future generations; and
WHEREAS, Sport fishing is vital to California’s tourism economy, with 2 million anglers spending $2.9 billion while fishing, supporting $5.2 billion in economic output and 37,000 jobs; and
WHEREAS, Recreational boating is vital to the California economy, with an annual impact of $13 billion, including 41,125 jobs, 2,820 businesses, and 745,641 registered boats; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby proclaims the week of June 1 through June 9, 2019, as California Fishing and Boating Week; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.