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SR107......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS IDAHO TARTAN DAY - Stating findings of the Senate and designating April 6 of each year as "Idaho Tartan Day" in recognition of the contributions of those citizens of Scottish descent. 02/13 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/14 Rpt prt - to 10th Ord 03/07 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Broadsword Title apvd - Filed in Office of Secretary of Senate
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE SENATE SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 107 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 A SENATE RESOLUTION 2 DESIGNATING APRIL 6 OF EACH YEAR AS "IDAHO TARTAN DAY" IN RECOGNITION OF THE 3 CONTRIBUTIONS OF THOSE CITIZENS OF SCOTTISH DESCENT. 4 Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Idaho: 5 WHEREAS, April 6 has a special significance for all Americans, and espe- 6 cially those Americans of Scottish descent, because the Declaration of 7 Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed on April 6, 8 1320, and the American Declaration of Independence was modeled after that 9 inspirational document; and 10 WHEREAS, we honor the major role that Scottish Americans played in the 11 founding of this nation, such as the fact that many of the signers of the Dec- 12 laration of Independence were of Scottish descent, the governors in nine of 13 the original thirteen states were of Scottish ancestry, and Scottish Americans 14 successfully helped shape this country in its formative years and guide this 15 nation through its most troubled times; and 16 WHEREAS, we recognize the monumental achievements and invaluable contribu- 17 tions made by Scottish Americans such as Neil Armstrong, Alexander Graham 18 Bell, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Alva Edison, William Faulkner, Malcolm Forbes, 19 Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Washington Irving, John Paul Jones, John 20 Marshall, Andrew Mellon, Samuel F.B. Morse, James Naismith, Edgar Allen Poe, 21 Gilbert Stuart, Elizabeth Taylor, General Douglas MacArthur, and Arnold 22 Palmer, to name but a few; and 23 WHEREAS, we recognize the many great Idahoans of Scottish-American 24 descent, including, but certainly not limited to, Senator John McMillan, Colin 25 McLeod, Thomas McMillan and Andy Little; and 26 WHEREAS, we commend the more than two hundred thousand organizations 27 throughout the United States that honor Scottish heritage, tradition, and cul- 28 ture and that represent the hundreds of thousands of Americans of Scottish 29 descent, residing in every state, including Idaho; and 30 WHEREAS, these numerous individuals, clans, societies, clubs, and frater- 31 nal organizations do not let the great contributions of the Scottish people go 32 unnoticed. 33 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Senate, assembled in 34 the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, that the 35 Idaho Senate recognizes April 6 of each year as "Idaho Tartan Day."
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15731C1 The purpose of this resolution is to recognize April 6, as Tartan Day in Idaho. The U.S. Senate adopted a similar resolution in 1998 naming April 6th National Tartan Day. The contribution of the immigrant Scots upon North America is massive and these people have remained proud of their heritage. Many of Idaho's pioneers were of Scottish decent and their families still make Idaho their home. This resolution acknowledges their impact and importance and honors that heritage. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact to the state general fund or any local government taxing entity. Contact Name: Senator Joyce Broadsword Phone: 208-332-1395 Senator Curt McKenzie STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SR 107