Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Department of Transportation to designate U.S. 31 in Hamilton County between I-465 and the Hamilton/Tipton County line as the Reggie Miller Highway.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Department of Transportation to designate U.S. 31 in Hamilton County between I-465 and the Hamilton/Tipton County line as the Reggie Miller Highway.

    Whereas, in 1987, upon graduation from UCLA, Reggie Miller learned he would continue his very successful basketball career in the Hoosier state when the Indiana Pacers drafted Miller as the 11th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft;

    Whereas, Miller has achieved numerous NBA records throughout his career. He holds 14th place on the NBA all- time career scoring list and played a total of 1,323 games, earning him 7th place on the NBA's all-time list. Miller is the all-time NBA leader in 3-point field goals, scoring over one hundred per season for 15 consecutive seasons. Also, Miller, who played all 18 seasons of his career with the Pacers, has played more games with the same team than all but two players in NBA history_John Stockton and Karl Malone;

    Whereas, Miller was a five-time NBA All-Star, a member of the gold medal-winning 1996 Olympic Basketball Team, and represented the United States in the 2002 World Basketball Championship in Indianapolis. He was also the first Pacers player to start in an NBA All-Star game;


    Whereas, taking a great interest in charitable work, Miller serves on the Board of Directors of the Dale Davis Foundation, which benefits at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth populations. In order to assist victims of fire, he started the Reggie Miller Foundation. In addition, Miller contributes to Riley Hospital for Children and makes frequent, unscheduled visits to provide encouragement to the kids and their families. Also, in 2001, Miller pledged to donate $1,000 to the American Red Cross for each 3-point field goal he made during the season_resulting in a donation that totaled over $200,000. In 2004, the Professional Basketball Writers Association honored Miller's citizenship and community service with the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award; and

    Whereas, in recognition of Reggie Miller's contributions and success throughout his basketball career, Miller was inducted into UCLA's Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Indiana Pacers will retire Miller's number "31" jersey in a halftime ceremony this spring: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes Reggie Miller for his successful basketball career and for his numerous contributions to the State of Indiana. He has created great memories for many Hoosiers and continues to be a role model for younger generations.
    SECTION 2. That the Indiana General Assembly urges the Department of Transportation to designate the portion of U.S. 31 in Hamilton County, between I-465 and the Hamilton/Tipton County line as the Reggie Miller Highway.
    SECTION 3. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation.