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HJM006.........................................................by EDUCATION IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY - Stating findings of the Legislature and requesting the President of the United States and Congress to pledge continued support and provide sufficient long-term funding to assure execution of the federal government's stated, public record vision for the Idaho National Laboratory, allowing the Idaho National Laboratory to advance our collective interests in strengthened energy, national and economic security. 03/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/08 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 03/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/10 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Rydalch Title apvd - to Senate 03/11 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Env 03/22 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 03/23 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Richardson Title apvd - to House 03/24 To enrol 03/28 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/29 Pres signed 03/30 To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 6 BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 A JOINT MEMORIAL 2 TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF 3 ENERGY, TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN 4 CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE 5 STATE OF IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. 6 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 7 State of Idaho assembled in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth 8 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that: 9 WHEREAS, at the direction of the United States Government, through its 10 Department of Energy, a new national laboratory "Idaho National Laboratory" 11 was, on February 1, 2005, formed from the former Argonne National Laboratory- 12 West and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory; and 13 WHEREAS, the United States Department of Energy's stated vision for the 14 new Idaho National Laboratory is to: enhance the Nation's energy security by 15 becoming the preeminent, internationally recognized nuclear energy research, 16 development and demonstration laboratory within ten years; establish itself as 17 a major center for national security technology development and demonstration; 18 be a multiprogram, national laboratory with world-class nuclear capabilities; 19 and foster new academic, industry, government and international 20 collaborations to produce the investment, programs and expertise that assure 21 this vision is realized; and 22 WHEREAS, the Idaho National Laboratory is considered an essential partner 23 alongside Idaho state government, Idaho's universities and industry in carry- 24 ing out the state's Science and Technology Strategic Plan and building on 25 Idaho's key industry strengths in energy and power, imaging, new materials and 26 nanotechnology, and ag/biotechnology; and 27 WHEREAS, the state of Idaho has for fifty-six years willingly and 28 dutifully hosted Department of Energy, Energy Research and Development Admin- 29 istration and Atomic Energy Commission operations at the current Idaho 30 National Laboratory site; and 31 WHEREAS, both the federal government and the state of Idaho have signifi- 32 cant financial interests in seeing operations at the Idaho National Laboratory 33 succeed. 34 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 35 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the 36 Senate concurring therein, that we herewith respectfully petition the Presi- 37 dent and Congress to pledge continued support and provide sufficient long-term 38 funding to assure execution of the federal government's stated, public record 39 vision for the Idaho National Laboratory, allowing this great institution to 40 advance, as it is uniquely able to, our collective interests in strengthened 41 energy, national and economic security for these United States. 42 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa- 43 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this 44 Memorial to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Energy of the 2 1 United States, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of 2 Representatives of Congress, and the congressional delegation representing the 3 State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15111 The purpose of this memorial is to support the new national laboratory, "Idaho National Laboratory." The U.S. Department of Energy has stated a new vision for the new laboratory. This memorial asks the President of the United States, the Secretary of Energy, the Congress, and the Idaho Congressional Delegation to pledge continued support, and to let them know Idaho is ready to assume energy leadership for the nation through our new national laboratory. FISCAL NOTE There is no known fiscal impact to the general fund. Contact Name: Rep. Ann Rydalch Rep. Marge Chadderdon Rep. Jack Barraclough Rep. Janice McGeachin Rep. Tom Trail Rep. Russ Mathews Rep. Larry Bradford Rep. Tom Loertscher Rep. Pete Nielsen Rep. Donna Boe Rep. Mack Shirley Sen. Bart Davis Sen. Mel Richardson Sen. Bob Geddes Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 6