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Fairgrounds Appreciation Month

May is California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month

and the California Fairs Alliance participated in a number of events and activities at the Capitol.
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On May 8, 2017 Assemblymember Frank Bigelow introduced ACR 75, designating May as California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month.<br /><br />Following the adoption of the resolution, Assemblymember Bigelow hosted a reception for legislators offering fair food including popcorn, nachos, and of course, corndogs!<br /><br />Thank you Assemblymember Bigelow for your ongoing support of California fairgrounds.

Assemblymember Bigelow Introduces ACR 75

On May 8, 2017 Assemblymember Frank Bigelow introduced ACR 75, designating May as California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month.

Following the adoption of the resolution, Assemblymember Bigelow hosted a reception for legislators offering fair food including popcorn, nachos, and of course, corndogs!

Thank you Assemblymember Bigelow for your ongoing support of California fairgrounds.
 
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Fairgrounds Appreciation Month Reception

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Capitol Fairgrounds Day
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New in 2017, fair CEOs and Directors from around the state gathered at the State Capitol Building in
Sacramento Tuesday, May 9
to meet with their respective legislators and garner support for AB 1499 (Gray) and SB 368 (McGuire).
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Fairgrounds Legislation
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AB 1499 (Gray)

Assemblymember Adam Gray has introduced fair funding legislation and is looking to add fair funding components to other bills as he did last year with his internet poker legislation.

On April 27, AB 1499 unanimously passed through the Assembly Governmental Organizations Committee, with all 19 members of the committee adding their names as co-authors of the bill.

On May 31, AB 1499 passed through the Assembly, receiving a 2/3rds vote.

On September 1, AB 1499 moved through the Senate Appropriations Committee, receiving unanimous support.

The bill is currently sitting on the Governor's desk, awaiting his decision. Final decision date is October 15.
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SB 368 (McGuire)

Senator McGuire has introduced our “funding fix” legislation which seeks to allow the CDFA to more efficiently manage fair funding, especially major and deferred maintenance funds. This will apply to all future funding.

On May 30, SB 368 passed through the Senate on consent.

The bill is currently sitting on the Governor's desk, awaiting his decision. Final decision date is October 15.
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Capitol Exhibit
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For the third year in a row, CFA hosted an exhibit outside the Governor's office recognizing the contributions of California Fairs.

This year, the exhibit showcased each of the five 2016 Merrill finalists.



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Concept Art

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