Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Honoring Louisiana Representative Donald Ray Kennard on his installation as the 2003 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) National Chairman.



Bauer, Behning, Buck, Frizzell, Noe, Duncan




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Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Honoring Louisiana Representative Donald Ray Kennard on his installation as the 2003 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) National Chairman.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    Whereas, Representative Donald Ray Kennard was first elected to the Louisiana House District 65 in 1976;

    Whereas, in addition to his legislative duties, Representative Kennard was a member of the Louisiana State University Athletic staff for thirty-eight years;

    Whereas, Representative first became affiliated with ALEC in 1992, was State Chairman for Louisiana in 1994, was the first national officer from Louisiana, and served on ALEC's Board of Directors for the last two years;

    Whereas, in 1996, Representative Kennard authored and passed "Truth In Sentencing" legislation, ALEC model legislation which mandates that a person convicted of a violent crime must serve eighty-five percent of the sentence;

    Whereas, Representative Kennard has received numerous awards and honors including Crime Fighter of the Year by Victims Against Crime and the Law Enforcement Association of America's National Award;



    Whereas, Representative Kennard currently serves on the following Louisiana House District committees: Education; Transportation, Highways and Public Works; House Committee on Enrollment as Chairman; and the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay;

    Whereas, Representative Kennard was elected National Secretary of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for 1999 at the organization's State and Nation Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. ;

    Whereas, Duane Parde, CEO and Executive Director of ALEC stated that Representative Kennard, a longstanding ALEC member and a recent member of the National Board of Directors has been crucial to the development and passage of legislation;

    Whereas, Representative Kennard is an outstanding team leader in his home state of Louisiana and will serve ALEC well as National Chairman, stated outgoing 2002 National Chairman Jim Dunlap;

    Whereas, it is a tremendous honor to have a leader with such impeccable credentials serving at the helm of ALEC for 2003;

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives
of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly honors Representative Donald Ray Kennard upon his appointment as 2003 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) National Chairman.

    SECTION 2. The Clerk of the House of Representatives is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Representative Donald Ray Kennard and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).