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S.R. 5






Sponsor: Leonard M. Blackham

             6      This Senate resolution of the Legislature recognizes Jell-O® brand gelatin as a favorite snack
             7      of Utah.
             8      Be it resolved by the Senate of the state of Utah:
             9          WHEREAS, Jell-O® brand gelatin was introduced to the country in 1897, just one year
             10      after Utah was admitted to the Union as the 45th state;
             11          WHEREAS, Utah has been the number one per capita consumer of Jell-O® brand gelatin
             12      for many years;
             13          WHEREAS, Jell-O® is representative of good family fun, which Utah is known for
             14      throughout the world;
             15          WHEREAS, Salt Lake Magazine proclaimed Utah "the Jell-O® State" in a cover story in
             16      1996;
             17          WHEREAS, Jell-O® brand gelatin recipes, which often include bananas, apples,
             18      marshmallows, pretzels, carrots, and grapes, are a traditional favorite at family, church, and
             19      community dinners throughout the Beehive State;
             20          WHEREAS, in 1997, Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley drew a week-long
             21      series of political cartoons showcasing Jell-O® in Utah in conjunction with the 100th anniversary
             22      of Jell-O®;
             23          WHEREAS, a 2002 Winter Olympic pin was designed that featured a bowl of green gelatin
             24      and has become a valuable collector's item;
             25          WHEREAS, when Des Moines, Iowa edged out Salt Lake City as the capitol of Jell-O®
             26      gelatin consumption in 1999, it sparked front page stories in Salt Lake City's newspapers;
             27          WHEREAS, Utahns rallied to "Take Back the Title" as Chef Scott Blackerby hosted a

             28      recipe contest in the Hotel Monaco's Bambara Restaurant and Pat Bagley ran a cartoon persuading
             29      Utahns to purchase more Jell-O® gelatin;
             30          WHEREAS, throughout 2000, Brigham Young University students campaigned to make
             31      Utah's love of Jell-O® official at festivals and fairs throughout Utah;
             32          WHEREAS, more than 14,000 signatures have been collected from the people of Utah in
             33      support of the campaign to select Jell-O® as the Official Snack of Utah; and
             34          WHEREAS, due to these and many other efforts, Salt Lake City has now successfully
             35      recaptured the title:
             36          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the state of Utah recognize
             37      Jell-O® as a favorite snack food of Utah.
             38          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to Kraft Foods, Inc.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-19-01 7:31 AM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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