Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4

[Filed with Secretary of State June 21, 1995]

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4--Relative to the Italian Region of Umbria.
WHEREAS, The Italian Region of Umbria and the State of California share many geographic, agricultural, and economic similarities, such as moderate climate, a beautiful landscape, active seismic belts, extensive forests, an important agricultural sector, a strong level of tourism, and an important winemaking industry; and

WHEREAS, The central location of the Region of Umbria in the Italian peninsula, as well as its interconnection via railways, motorways, and airways give the Region of Umbria access to the rest of the Italian peninsula and to the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas, and have earned it the nickname of the "green heart of Italy"; and

WHEREAS, A sister state relationship between California and the Italian Region of Umbria would facilitate the exchange of environmental protection information and other scientific and technical knowledge, especially in the field of earthquake preparedness, and would provide a forum for sharing legislative solutions; and

WHEREAS, A sister state relationship would promote mutual trade and commerce, and increase the potential for commercial relationships between small, medium, and large companies in California and the Italian Region of Umbria; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature of the State of California, on behalf of the people of California, extends to the people of the Italian Region of Umbria an invitation to join with California in a sister state relationship in order to encourage and facilitate mutually beneficial educational, economic, and cultural exchanges and to lead to a more indelible and lasting relationship between Californians and the citizens of the Region of Umbria; and be it further

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the Regional Council of the Italian Region of Umbria, to the Mayor of Perugia, to the Governor of California, and to each Senator and Representative from California in the Congress of the United States.

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