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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29 – Napoleon Dynamite, production


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HCR029....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE - Stating findings of the Legislature and commending
Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City of Preston for the production of the
movie "Napoleon Dynamite."
04/05    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
04/06    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
    Rls susp - ADOPTED - 69-0-1
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer,
      Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon,
      Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson,
      Ellsworth(Ellsworth), Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart,
      Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour,
      Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell,
      Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould,
      Ring(Roberge), Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler(Callen),
      Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30),
      Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Trail
    Floor Sponsor - Bradford
    Title apvd - to Senate
04/06    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff
    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
    Rls susp - ADOPTED - voice vote
    Floor Sponsor - President Pro Tempore Geddes
    Title apvd - to House
04/06    To enrol
04/07    Rpt enrol - Sp/Pres signed
    To Secretary of State

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                             HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29
                                BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  4    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        WHEREAS,  the  State of Idaho recognizes the vision, talent and creativity
  6    of Jared and Jerusha Hess in the writing and  production  of  "Napoleon  Dyna-
  7    mite"; and
  8        WHEREAS,  the scenic and beautiful City of Preston, County of Franklin and
  9    the State of Idaho are experiencing increased tourism and economic growth; and
 10        WHEREAS, filmmaker Jared Hess is a native Idahoan who was educated in  the
 11    Idaho public school system; and
 12        WHEREAS,  the  Preston  High School administration and staff, particularly
 13    the cafeteria staff, have enjoyed notoriety and worldwide attention; and
 14        WHEREAS, tater tots figure prominently in this film thus promoting Idaho's
 15    most famous export; and
 16        WHEREAS,  the  friendship  between  Napoleon  and  Pedro   has   furthered
 17    multiethnic relationships; and
 18        WHEREAS,  Uncle Rico's football skills are a testament to Idaho athletics;
 19    and
 20        WHEREAS, Napoleon's bicycle and Kip's skateboard promote better air  qual-
 21    ity  and  carpooling  as alternatives to fuel-dependent methods of transporta-
 22    tion; and
 23        WHEREAS, Grandma's trip to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes highlights  a  long-
 24    honored Idaho vacation destination; and
 25        WHEREAS,  Rico  and Kip's Tupperware sales and Deb's keychains and glamour
 26    shots promote entrepreneurism and self-sufficiency in Idaho's small towns; and
 27        WHEREAS, Napoleon's artistic rendition of Trisha  is  an  example  of  the
 28    importance of the visual arts in K-12 education; and
 29        WHEREAS,  the schoolwide Preston High School student body elections foster
 30    an awareness in Idaho's youth of public service and civic duty; and
 31        WHEREAS, the "Happy Hands" club and the requirement  that  candidates  for
 32    school  president  present  a  skit is an example of the importance of theater
 33    arts in K-12 education; and
 34        WHEREAS, Pedro's efforts to bake a cake for Summer illustrate the positive
 35    connection between culinary skills to lifelong relationships; and
 36        WHEREAS, Kip's relationship with LaFawnduh is a tribute to e-commerce  and
 37    Idaho's technology-driven industry; and
 38        WHEREAS,  Kip  and LaFawnduh's wedding shows Idaho's commitment to healthy
 39    marriages; and
 40        WHEREAS, the prevalence of cooked steak as a primary food group pays trib-
 41    ute to Idaho's beef industry; and
 42        WHEREAS, Napoleon's tetherball  dexterity  emphasizes  the  importance  of
 43    physical education in Idaho public schools; and
 44        WHEREAS,  Tina  the  llama,  the  chickens with large talons, the 4-H milk
  1    cows, and the Honeymoon Stallion showcase Idaho's animal husbandry; and
  2        WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of  the
  3    Legislature  of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent
  4    resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of
  5    Their Lives!"
  6        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
  7    of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of  Representatives  and  the
  8    Senate concurring therein, that we commend Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City
  9    of  Preston  for  showcasing the positive aspects of Idaho's youth, rural cul-
 10    ture, education system, athletics, economic prosperity and diversity.
 11        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we, the members of the  House  of  Representa-
 12    tives  and  the  Senate  of the State of Idaho, advocate always following your
 13    heart, and thus we eagerly await the next  cinematic  undertaking  of  Idaho's
 14    Hess family.
 15        BE  IT  FURTHER  RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
 16    tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of  this
 17    resolution to Jared and Jerusha Hess, the Mayor of the City of Preston and the
 18    Principal of Preston High School.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 15236

The purpose of this resolution is to recognize and commend Jared
and Jerusha Hess for their cinematic talents by which they have
increased the nation's awareness of Idaho.

                           FISCAL NOTE

There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.

Name:  Representative Larry Bradford 
       Representative Max Black
Phone: (208) 332-1000