Past Leg Successes

Leg Year - 2015-2016

Proclaims the month of February 2016 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Calls upon the people of California, including schools, community groups, youth, and families, to observe Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with programs and activities that raise awareness about the dynamics of teen dating violence and support young people in learning the skills to have safe and healthy relationships.

Proclaims March 23, 2016, as Pakistani American Day.

Proclaims February 29, 2016, and the last day in February in perpetuity, as Rare Disease Day in California.

Recognizes the importance of Arts Education in California, and proclaims March 2016 as Arts Education Month.

Recognizes the month of April 2016 as Aviation Awareness Month.

Designates the month of April 2016 as Autism Awareness Month.

Designates the month of April 2016 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and recognizes April 27, 2016, as Denim Day California.

Declares June 10, 2016, as Portugal Day, a day to celebrate Portuguese national heritage.

Recognizes May 2016 as National Mental Health Awareness Month in California.

Recognizes 2016 as the 150-year anniversary of public service and protection of state parks by state park rangers. Encourages the Department of Parks and Recreation, the California State Park Rangers Association, and the California State Parks Anniversary Committee to take all appropriate action to celebrate the 150-year anniversary.

Recognizes May 24, 2016, as Slavic Heritage Day.

Commemorates the Maritime Museum of San Diego for preserving and teaching the rich history of California by restoring and operating the San Salvador replica.

Recognizes the contributions of the California Conservation Corps on the 40th anniversary of its creation. Supports the continued and steadfast efforts of current corpsmembers in the protection and restoration of California s environment and responding to disasters.

Urges the President and Congress to enact the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act.

Requests the United States Congress extend the federal investment tax credit for solar energy which will otherwise decrease from 30 percent to 10 percent for commercial consumers, and from 30 percent to 0 percent for residential consumers, after December 31, 2016.