Past Leg Successes

Leg Year - 2019-2020

Makes a number of technical changes to Public Resources Code and Government Code.  Re-establishes a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption for Public Utilities Commission (PUC) closure of railroad crossings that sunset in 2019.

Recognizes March 21, 2019, as the beginning of the Persian New Year and extends best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous Nowrūz to all Californians.

Designates the portion of Interstate 505 between the Interstate 80 interchange and the Vaca Valley Parkway in the County of Solano as the CHP Officer Kirk Griess Memorial Highway.

Proclaims January 26, 2019, as India Republic Day, and urges all Californians to join in celebrating India Republic Day.

Honors the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Declares February 19, 2019, as a Day of Remembrance in order to increase public awareness of the events surrounding the incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

Designates January 30, 2019, as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution.

Proclaims the week of February 3 to February 9, 2019, as California Fitness Week, and encourages all Californians to enrich their lives through proper nutrition and exercise.

Recognizes February 5, 2019, as the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig, and extends best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous Lunar New Year to all Californians.

Recognizes February 2019 as Black History Month and urges all citizens to join in celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans during Black History Month.  Encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents of African Americans and the achievements and contributions they make to their communities to create equity and equality for education, economics, and social justice.

Recognizes the week of February 17, 2019, to February 23, 2019, as Engineers Week.

Proclaims February 21, 2019, as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

Proclaims August 2019 as Valley Fever Awareness Month.

Proclaims the week of February 9, 2019, to February 16, 2019, as California Court Reporting and Captioning Week.  Requests the Governor to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the great State of California to observe the week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and educational activities.

Recognizes March 14, 2019, as California Attractions and Parks Day.  Declares Legislative intent to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the California Attractions and Parks Association and celebrate the organization’s important role and many contributions to California’s tourism industry.