The State Assembly passed a bipartisan support bill for California car cruising last month. It’s part of a push to officials and law enforcement to encourage the automotive activity.
ACR 176 First introduced in April by Assemblymember Luz Rivas and was passed by the State Assembly in June. It is stated in the resolution text that it is to “celebrate the history and culture of cruising.”
This resolution, like many other items presented to State Assembly, explains the context for cruising (“the custom of leisurely driving on urban boulevards in dropped and dolled-up vehicles”(“car clubs are often engaged with their communities”).
The resolution mentions the most well-known cruising spots in the state, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco. It is intended to ensure that law enforcement and officials comply with the resolution. “work with local car clubs to conduct safe cruising events.”
A reference to the “Fast and the Furious”franchise. This suggests that young drivers are encouraged into the cruising scene through the exploits Dominic Toretto (and his family).
ACR 176 gained substantial support after its introduction. The resolutions’ online history shows a change in the coauthors, now listing 73 state assembly members on the list from both Democratic and Republican parties.
Fresno-area Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula is on the coauthor list. He stated in a statement that he was proud to be included.
“I deeply appreciate the history and culture of cruising, which is cherished and enjoyed by so many people including the Chicano community. Cruising is a point of pride for many of these classic car owners and fans, and this resolution encourages local officials and law enforcement to work together to conduct safe events.”
After ACR 176 was approved by the State Assembly its original author Assemblymember Luz Rios Twitter: PostedIt will provide a “welcoming car enthusiast environment.”
Before it can become law, the resolution must be approved both by the State Assembly as well as the State Senate. It is filed with the secretary-of-state once it has been approved by both. It doesn’t need to be signed off by the governor.