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To be true to that goal, we can not stand by and be silent when a large portion of Americans face systemic racism and other forms of oppression. That oppression has meant being excluded from civic participation at the ballot box, being called un-American for peaceful protests, and being denied justice for crimes committed against them.
The Budget Act of 2009 (Chapter 1 of the 2009â€“10 Third Extraordinary Session) made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2009â€“10 fiscal year.
This bill would make revisions in those appropriations for the 2009â€“10 fiscal year. The bill would make specified reductions in certain appropriations.
The California Constitution authorizes the Governor to declare a fiscal emergency and to call the Legislature into special session for that purpose. The Governor issued a proclamation declaring a fiscal emergency, and calling a special session for this purpose, on July 1, 2009.
This bill would state that it addresses the fiscal emergency declared by the Governor by proclamation issued on July 1, 2009, pursuant to the California Constitution.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.