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2007 -2008 Senate and House Joint Resolutions

SJR07-027: March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The joint resolution establishes the month of March 2007 as “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” in the state of Colorado, and encourages the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in cooperation with the medical community and the American Cancer Society, to continue to coordinate an aggressive educational program concerning colorectal cancer.

SJR07-042: Mineral Revenue Allocation Interim Committee

The joint resolution creates an 11-member legislative interim committee to study the allocation of severance tax and federal mineral lease revenues. The committee will consist of five members of the Senate, five members of the House of Representatives, and one member appointed jointly by the chairs of the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee of the Senate and the Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee of the House of Representatives. The resolution specifies the interim committee’s duties and issues that may be considered. Legislative members shall be compensated as provided in Section 2-2-307, C.R.S. Legislative Council Staff and the Office of Legislative Legal Services will be available to assist the committee in carrying out its duties.

The resolution also creates an 11-member working group to make policy recommendations to the interim committee. It is assumed that members of the working group will not receive compensation from the General Assembly for serving on the working group. Additionally, the resolution states its intent that the Departments of Local Affairs and Natural Resources work closely with the interim committee and the working group as they study and develop issues, policy recommendations and proposed legislation.

SJR08-013: Peace Jam Week

The joint resolution:

  • establishes the week of February 29 through March 6, 2008, to be Peace Jam Week in Colorado
  • expresses the Colorado General Assembly’s sincere appreciation and support of the continuing statewide, national, and international efforts of Colorado’s Peace Jam Foundation to create a new generation of young leaders who are committed to transforming themselves, their communities, and the world
  • welcomes and honors 1980 Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel from Argentina as he works with Peace Jam on February 29, March 1, and March 2, 2008, in Denver to further the education of our youth and to inspire global action toward peace; and
  • encourages the people of Colorado to help Peace Jam and the Nobel Peace Laureates meet their goal of completing over one billion acts of service and peace over the next ten years through the Global Call to Action that will address the issues of ensuring equal access to water and other natural resources; ending racism and hate; halting the spread of global disease; eliminating extreme poverty; promoting social justice and human rights for all, including rights for women and children; restoring the earth’s sustainability; controlling the proliferation of weapons; breaking the cycle of violence; and investing in human security.

SJR08-015: Endorse Veterans Education Assistance Act

The resolution supports the federal “Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007” and encourages members of Congress to adopt this legislation in order to enable our country’s military service men and women to pursue their educational goals so they can further enrich lives.

SM08-001: Memorializing Former Senator Wilson Rockwell

The memorial recognizes Senator Wilson Rockwell as an outstanding citizen and public servant, and extends our deep and heartfelt sympathy to the members of his family and pays tribute to a man who served his community and his state well and faithfully.

SM08-003: Memorializing Former Senator David Robinson Crocker Brown

The memorial recognizes Senator David Robinson Crocker Brown as an outstanding father, grandfather, citizen, and dedicated public servant, and extends our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the members of his family and pay tribute to a man who served his community and his state honorably and faithfully.