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Take Your Kids to Vote Day in Virginia. Designates November 4, 2003, Election Day, as Take Your Kids to Vote Day in Virginia.
Patron - Saxman
Backpack safety. Designates the month of April, in 2003 and in each succeeding year, as Backpack Safety Awareness Month in Virginia.
Patron - Cox
Volunteering. Encourages the citizens of the Commonwealth to volunteer through participation in meaningful community service activities and through local and community service organizations. This resolution is a recommendation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission. This resolution is identical to SJR 314.
Patron - Crittenden
National Marrow Awareness Month in Virginia. Designates November, in 2003 and in each succeeding year, as National Marrow Awareness Month in Virginia. This resolution is identical to SJR 319.
Patron - Christian
Preventing teen pregnancy. Supports the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, sponsored by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Patron - Amundson
Memorializing Congress concerning the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act. Entreats the Congress of the United States to continue the funding for career and technical education in public secondary and postsecondary schools when reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act in 2003. Federal funding for career and technical education, formerly known as vocational/technical education, has been continuous since 1917. In fiscal year 2003, Virginia receives nearly $25 million in basic grant funds, and another $2.5 million in tech prep grant funds, with 85 percent of the funding being distributed to local school divisions, more than $3.1 million being distributed to the Virginia Community College System, and $3.7 million allocated for administration to the Department of Education. These funds are used to strengthen students' academic, vocational, and technical skills, implement industry certification programs, expand the use of technology, provide professional development to career and technical teachers, and involve parents, local businesses, and labor and industry leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of career and technical programs to meet the needs of the local economy and to comply with nationally adopted standards. Congress will take up reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act in the coming months and proposals have been made that indicate the consideration may be given to diverting the federal dollars to other priorities. The Congress is also urged to continue this funding in an amount that will continue Virginia's $27 million in funding or will increase this amount.
Patron - Bloxom
Bataan Day of Valor. Designates April 9th, in 2003 and in each succeeding year, as the Bataan Day of Valor. This resolution is identical to SJR 360.
Patron - McDonnell
Nitrogen reduction in the Chesapeake Bay. Memorializes Congress to adopt legislation in support of nitrogen reduction technology in order to help reduce nitrogen pollution of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. This resolution is identical to SJR 424.
Patron - Pollard
Missile defense for the East Coast. Urges the President of the United States to continue to take all actions necessary, directing the considerable scientific and technological capability of this great Union, to protect all 50 states and their people, our allies, and our armed forces abroad from the threat of missile attack.
Patron - Cosgrove
Gambling on the Potomac River. Urges the General Assembly of the State of Maryland to refrain from authorizing its state entities or political subdivisions to allow gambling in or on the shores of the Potomac River.
Patron - Marshall, R.G.
Volunteering. Encourages the citizens of the Commonwealth to volunteer through participation in meaningful community service activities and through local and community service organizations. This resolution is a recommendation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission. This resolution is identical to HJR 640.
Patron - Marsh
National Marrow Awareness Month in Virginia. Designates November, in 2003 and in each succeeding year, as National Marrow Awareness Month in Virginia. This resolution is identical to HJR 649.
Patron - Miller, Y.B.
Mental Illness Awareness Week. Designates the second full week in October, in 2003 and in each succeeding year, as Mental Illness Awareness Week in Virginia.
Patron - Byrne
Satellite transportation museum. Requests the Virginia Museum of Transportation and the Town of Clifton Forge to consider the establishment of a satellite transportation museum in Clifton Forge. A satellite transportation museum could advance the travel and tourism interests of the Clifton Forge community and capitalize upon the natural relationship the community has with the railroad industry.
Patron - Deeds
Bataan Day of Valor. Designates April 9, 2003, and each succeeding April 9, as the Bataan Day of Valor in Virginia. This resolution is identical to HJR 759.
Patron - Wagner
Nitrogen reduction in the Chesapeake Bay. Urges the Congress of the United States to adopt legislation in support of funding for nitrogen reduction technology in the 108th Congress. The Commonwealth is a signatory to the Chesapeake 2000 Agreement, in which Virginia pledges to significantly reduce nitrogen to levels sufficient to remove the Chesapeake Bay from the Environmental Protection Agency's impaired or "dirty waters" list by 2010. This resolution is identical to HR 38.
Patron - Whipple
Aviation Centennial Year in Virginia. Designates 2003 as Aviation Centennial Year in Virginia in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Patron - Colgan
Persecution of Falun Gong. Urges the government of the People's Republic of China to end persecution of practitioners of Falun Gong or Falun Dafa.
Patron - Baskerville
Pledge of Allegiance. Encourages the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold the Pledge of Allegiance in its current form.
Patron - Cole
Freedom Flag. Designates the Freedom Flag as Virginia's official symbol of remembrance of September 11, 2001.
Patron - Baskerville
Standard market design of electricity markets. Urges the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission not to adopt its proposed rulemaking for standard market design of electricity markets.
Patron - Louderback
Memorializing Congress; federal burial allowance. Memorializes the Congress of the United States to increase the federal burial allowance for veterans from $300 to $750.
Patron - Albo
Upholding civil liberties. Urges all state law-enforcement agencies to strive to protect the civil liberties and human rights of all Virginians.
Patron - Moran
Encouraging sacrifice and exercise of personal fiscal restraint. Encourages the members of the General Assembly to sacrifice and exercise personal fiscal restraint during the Commonwealth's period of fiscal exigency. The Clerk of the Senate is requested to transmit a copy of the resolution to the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, requesting that they encourage the members of the respective bodies to observe the intent and spirit of the resolution, and to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Attorney General, requesting that they further disseminate copies of the resolution to their respective constituents so that they may be apprised of the sense of the General Assembly of Virginia in this matter.
Patron - Marsh
Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; sense of the General Assembly. Supports the establishment of the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center at the former D.C. Prison Facility.
Patron - O'Brien
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