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CA152FA02AFA35898725879200732ABF Hearing Summary


Date Nov 19, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

Maestas Commemoration Display at Capitol - Committee Discussion Only

01:57:57 PM  
Senator Simpson and
Judge Martin Gonzales presented information about the Maestas Commemoration
temporary display at the Capitol.  The application for temporary display
was previously provided to the committee (Attachment A).  The request
is related to Senate Joint Resolution 2020-016, Maestas Desegretation Case,
involving a a state court case related to Hispanic desegregation in 1914.
 The case originated from a requirement that Hispanic students attend
a school across town, rather than attending the same school as all residents
of the area.
02:05:47 PM  

Project representatives indicated that the display will include a statue and kiosk, as well as brochures and the joint resolution that was passed in 2020.

02:09:27 PM  

Judge Gonzales talked about the project.

02:10:01 PM  

Dr. Antonio Escobar, representing Sociedad Proteccion Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (SBMDTU), talked about the project.

02:13:24 PM  

The committee discussed a display of perhaps three months during the session, as well as the location and safety for the exhibit.  Committee members discussed locations with plenty of foot traffic, perhaps the first floor.

02:18:55 PM  

A location that includes power for the kiosk was requested by Maestas Project representatives, as well as a request to show the display during the April 17, 2021 anniversary of the court decision.  Representatives also indicated that they will handle liability issues and funding, as well as moving and installing the exhibit.  A member indicated that the Governor's office must approve first floor displays.  Danielle Oliveto's participation in the committee fulfills the approval.

02:24:02 PM  

The committee asked that the temporary display follow the guidelines laid out in the criteria and procedures document for the committee.  The chair asked that the link for the video be emailed to members for viewing, since the committee was unable to view the document at the meeting.

02:26:33 PM  

Committee members agreed to review the video individually.  Committee staff will send an email to members asking members to indicate if the the temporary display should be allowed.  The email will include possible locations for the display.  The committee agreed that the display will begin in March 2021 if approved.

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