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NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL - Appropriates $66,000 for fiscal year 2000
to be remitted to the National World War II Memorial Fund.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 425
1 AN ACT
2 STATING LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND PROVIDING BACKGROUND INFORMATION; APPROPRIATING
3 MONEYS TO THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000;
4 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. It is the intent of the Legislature of the State of Idaho to
7 join the twenty-three other states in the Union which have already honored
8 their World War II veterans by participating in the National World War II
9 Memorial "dollar per veteran" campaign.
10 The American Battle Monuments Commission was authorized by federal law in
11 1993 to establish the World War II Memorial. It will be located on seven acres
12 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., situated directly between the Lin-
13 coln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Primary funding for the one hundred
14 million dollar memorial must be raised from private contributions.
15 "Millions served in uniform. Millions more served at home. And nearly a
16 half million gave their lives. They were ordinary people who, during World War
17 II, did nothing less than help save the world. Yet unbelievably there is no
18 national memorial to honor their sacrifice. It is time to say thank-you. Dying
19 for freedom isn't the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is." (Actor Tom
21 SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
22 there is hereby appropriated from the General Fund for the period July 1,
23 1999, through June 30, 2000, the sum of $66,000 which amount is equal to one
24 dollar for each resident of the state of Idaho who served in the Armed Forces
25 of the United States during World War II and such funds shall be disbursed
26 upon enactment to the World War II Memorial Fund, 2300 Clarendon Boulevard,
27 Suite 501, Arlington, Virginia 22201.
28 SECTION 3. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
29 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
30 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation, when passed, will add Idaho to the twenty-three
states which have already passed legislation to establish a World
War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. It will be the first national
memorial dedicated to all who served in World War II and will
acknowledge the commitment and achievement of the entire nation.
The other states have already introduced legislation, or will be
introducing legislation in the 2000 legislative session, to
appropriate at least one dollar for each resident who served in the
armed forces of the United States during World War II.
Funding sources for constructing the memorial are states,
corporations, veteran's organizations and individuals.
$66,000 will be expended from the General Fund in Fiscal Year 2001.
CONTACT PERSON: Representative June Judd
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H042