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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Redistricting: Special Session Monday

The Governor has just called us into Special Session:

Monday, December 4, 2006, at 10:30 a.m.

Here is the Proclamation.

Three bills will be discussed. The first bill and primary objective of the Special Session draws new congressional district boundaries. That one will start in the Senate. The second bill fixes a technical glitch in our tax system that has given small boat operators some trouble. Bill number three would delay the effective date of a new law that deals with the documentation required to release a lien.

As always you will be able to listen live on-line, by dropping by the Official Legislative Site.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Edward Van Halen said...

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Non-stop talker, what a rocker
Blue-eyed murder in a size five dress

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12/01/2006 11:03 AM  
Blogger Alienated Wannabe said...

I am pleased to report that on Saturday, December 2, 2006, the Central Committee of the Salt Lake County Republican Party voted overwhelmingly to adopt a resolution, introduced by Jeremy Roberts, expressing OPPOSITION to the proposed federal legislation seeking to create new congressional seats for Utah and the District of Columbia.

I was proud of both the party unity displayed in the lopsided vote, as well as the principled course my fellow Republicans advocated for the good of our country. It bolstered my faith in the ability of grassroots citizens to understand complicated concepts and to arrive at wise decisions. It is my hope that this act will provide additional motivation and political support for our elected representatives who seek to strengthen constitutional authority in the United States.

Thus, I hereby urge our governor, state legislators, and federal congressional delegation to do all in their power to send a clear and unmistakable message back to the nation's capitol that Utah would rather wait until after the next census to legitimately and constitutionally obtain an additional seat in Congress. What little we would gain in the near term by rushing after the proposed fourth seat now, is not worth the damage that would be done to the nation in the long run.

The full text of the resolution follows:

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A FOURTH AND POSSIBLE FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL SEAT FOR UTAH

Whereas, in 1911 Congress limited the House of Representatives to 435 members;

Whereas, Apportionment of the 435 Congressional seats among the states depends on the size of the population in each state,

Whereas, Current population growth in Utah will prescribe a Fourth and possibly a Fifth Congressional seat within the next 5 years;

Whereas, Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States reads: "Representation…shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers…within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct";

Whereas, The Republican Party supports strict construction of the Constitution and believes giving representation to Washington DC is unconstitutional;

Whereas, In 1978, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would have given full congressional voting representation to residents of the District of Columbia passed through both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives;

Whereas, In 1985, when the seven year limit on ratification of the amendment set within the Congressional resolution adopting it expired, the amendment had only passed in 16 of 38 states necessary;

Whereas, This latest fiasco is clearly an attempt by Democrats to get via legislation what they could not get via a Constitutional amendment;

Whereas, This sets the precedent for Washington DC to get Senate seats and Puerto Rico, Guan, American Samoa, and citizens living abroad to get voting seats;

Whereas, The GOP would be giving up decades of population shift in our favor;

Whereas, There is no reason to give the Democrats a safe seat in Washington DC when we get our safe GOP seats for free if we just wait a bit; therefore be it:

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Resolved, The Salt Lake County Republican Party does not support current efforts to immediately secure a Fourth Congressional Seat for the State of Utah;

Resolved,, That the Salt Lake County Republican Party admonishes Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. and the state legislature to be prudent and patient by waiting until after the 2010 census to change congressional boundaries;

Resolved,, That the Salt Lake County Republican Party admonishes Senator Orin Hatch and Senator Robert Bennett, Congressman Chris Cannon and Congressman Rob Bishop to be prudent and patient by waiting until after the 2010 census to secure a Fourth and possible Fifth seat for Utah, and,

Resolved,, That a copy of this resolution be mailed to each member of our Republican state and federal delegation.

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Respectfully submitted November 17, 2006 by Jeremy Roberts, Legislative District 41 Chair, and Amy Roberts, former County Party Secretary

12/03/2006 9:20 PM  
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12/03/2006 10:43 PM  
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