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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 26 – Civilian Conservation Corp/recognzd


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HCR026....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS - Stating findings of the Legislature and
recognizing the accomplishments of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in
the State of Idaho and designating March 31 of each year as CCC Recognition
03/22    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/23    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/28    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote
    Floor Sponsor - Rusche
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/29    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff
03/30    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
03/31    10th Ord - ADOPTED - 32-0-3
      AYES -- Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
      Coiner, Compton, Corder, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde,
      Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai,
      Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett,
      Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Andreason, Darrington, Pearce
    Floor Sponsor - Stegner
    Title apvd - to House
03/31    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
04/01    Pres signed - To Secretary of State

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                             HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 26
                                BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  4        DAY.
  5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        WHEREAS, on March 31, 1933, President Franklin D.  Roosevelt  signed  into
  7    law  the  authorization  to  form  a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to help
  8    alleviate the horrific unemployment problems of the Great Depression, and this
  9    year marks the 72nd anniversary of the CCC; and
 10        WHEREAS, there were one hundred fifty-one camps located in  the  state  of
 11    Idaho,  thirty-three in national forests, five in state forests, one in a pri-
 12    vate forest, five dedicated to soil conservation service, and one in  a  state
 13    park; and
 14        WHEREAS,  approximately 28,000 men from Idaho were enrollees in CCC camps;
 15    and
 16        WHEREAS, lasting impact on  the  infrastructure  of  the  state  of  Idaho
 17    includes  fire  lookouts,  large diversion dams, over 3,000 miles of telephone
 18    lines, planting over 28,000,000 trees, 484,149 man-days fighting forest fires,
 19    641,464 acres protected from tree and plant disease, and insect  pest  control
 20    and rodent and predatory animal control provided on over 4 million acres; and
 21        WHEREAS,  in  addition  to the impact of projects throughout the state and
 22    nation, it is difficult to calculate the impact  on  the  enrollees  who  were
 23    given the opportunity to work hard, eat hearty and gain weight, while learning
 24    job skills and work ethic which would sustain them individually and the nation
 25    as a whole through the next generation and beyond; and
 26        WHEREAS,  at least 40,000 illiterates were taught to read and write during
 27    their CCC experience; and
 28        WHEREAS, many left the CCC to become soldiers in World War II,  many  set-
 29    tled  in  the  states where they had been encamped, and many returned to their
 30    homes with new skills and varied interests; and
 31        WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the state of Idaho join with other  states
 32    to recognize the Civilian Conservation Corps.
 33        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
 34    of  the  Fifty-eighth  Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
 35    Senate concurring therein, that the Legislature hereby honors and acknowledges
 36    the contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps to the state of Idaho. In
 37    recognition of these contributions, the Legislature hereby designates March 31
 38    of each year as CCC Recognition Day.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 15159

This legislation will recognize the accomplishments of the
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the state of Idaho and
designate March 31 as Civilian Conservation Corps Recognition

In the recovery from the Great Depression, programs that promoted
the values of work and skills development helped turn the country
around.  Almost 28,000 men worked in the CCC camps of Idaho
earning, learning and providing infrastructure we still are using

By this resolution, Idaho joins other states in recognizing these
men and the Civilian Conservation Corps. 

                           FISCAL NOTE

There is no fiscal impact.

Name:  Rep. John Rusche 
Phone: (208) 332-1000