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HOUSE PROCLAMATION NO. 4 – TechConnect day proclaimed


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HP004......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
TECHCONNECT DAY - Stating findings of the Legislature and proclaiming March
24, 2005, as TechConnect Day in the House of Representatives.
03/21    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/22    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/23    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/24    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote
    Floor Sponsor - Kemp
    Filed in Office of the Chief Clerk

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                  HOUSE PROCLAMATION NO. 4
                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  1                                    A PROCLAMATION
  3        We, the members of the House of Representatives  of  the  State  of  Idaho
  4    assembled  in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature,
  5    do hereby proclaim that:
  6        WHEREAS, the State of Idaho has benefited from private sector support  and
  7    contributions; and
  8        WHEREAS, the statewide program TechConnect, founded in 2003, works to pro-
  9    mote  high  technology entrepreneurship and strengthen early state science and
 10    technology companies; and
 11        WHEREAS, the program combines education, networking, venture capital,  and
 12    collaboration  between  government  and  business  to accomplish its goals and
 13    would not be in existence without private and public sector support; and
 14         WHEREAS, we would like to thank and recognize  those  entities  who  have
 15    contributed to the existence of TechConnect in Idaho:
 16        (1)  Bechtel,  Babcock  and  Wilcox,  which has invested over $500,000, to
 17    date, in Idaho economic development;
 18        (2)  Regional Development Alliance/Community Reuse Organization which  has
 19    made  a  three-year  pledge to the organization for $50,000 in the years 2003,
 20    2004 and 2005;
 21        (3)  Bannock Development Association, which  has  provided  administrative
 22    support to TechConnect;
 23        (4)  Small Business Development Center of Boise State University which has
 24    provided funding and office space for the TechConnect Director;
 25        (5)  Idaho  State  University  which  has provided office space to support
 26    TechConnect;
 27        (6)  Idaho's Office of Science and Technology in the  Department  of  Com-
 28    merce and Labor which has contributed $15,000 to each of the three TechConnect
 29    offices; and
 30        (7)  The  Office  of  Governor  Kempthorne which has, to date, contributed
 31    $15,000.
 32        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the members of the House of  Represen-
 33    tatives  assembled in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Leg-
 34    islature, that we proclaim March 24, 2005, TechConnect Day  in  the  House  of
 35    Representatives and we recognize and celebrate the contributions of the above-
 36    named entities and persons to the founding and continuance of TechConnect.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 15185

The purpose of this proclamation is to recognize and commend the
public and private partners who in 2003 founded Idaho's
TechConnect program.  TechConnect helps grow Idaho's business
community and therefore Idaho's economic well-being.

                           FISCAL NOTE

There is no fiscal impact.

Name:  Representative Jana Kemp 
Phone: 208-332-1000