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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 107 – Idaho Tartan Day


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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

Bill Text

  ]]]]              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
  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 / Fiscal Impact

                       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.

Name: Senator Joyce Broadsword 
Phone: 208-332-1395
Senator Curt McKenzie

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                        SR 107