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S.J.R. 5 Enrolled

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JOINT RESOLUTION ON THE SPENDING OF

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FEDERAL ECONOMIC RENEWAL GRANTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Karen Mayne

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House Sponsor: Curtis Oda

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This joint resolution of the Legislature endorses the use of economic recovery monies
             11      to create jobs for Utahns and expresses a commitment to use these monies to purchase
             12      only products made or services performed in the United States.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This resolution:
             15          .    endorses the efforts of citizens and government to work to maximize the creation of
             16      American jobs and restore economic growth and opportunity by spending recovery
             17      plan funds on products and services that both create jobs and help keep Americans
             18      employed;
             19          .    expresses the Legislature's commitment to use any economic recovery monies
             20      provided to the state of Utah by American taxpayers to purchase only products and
             21      services that are made or performed in the United States whenever and wherever
             22      possible; and
             23          .    expresses support for publishing any requests to waive these procurement priorities
             24      so as to give American workers and producers the opportunity to identify and
             25      provide the American products and services that will maximize the success of the
             26      nation's economic recovery program.
             27      Special Clauses:
             28          None
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             30      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          WHEREAS, the nation's economic downturn is having a critical impact on everyday
             32      Americans who are struggling to maintain or find jobs in an increasingly difficult
             33      environment;
             34          WHEREAS, these Americans are the taxpayers that provide the revenue needed to
             35      operate essential government services;
             36          WHEREAS, Congress approved and President Obama signed into law a
             37      taxpayer-sponsored economic recovery package that will provide billions of dollars to help
             38      economically devastated cities and states immediately provide jobs to millions of out-of-work
             39      Americans through considerable infrastructure rebuilding, green energy projects, and other
             40      projects that will require manufactured components;
             41          WHEREAS, taxpayer dollars should be spent to maximize the creation of American
             42      jobs and restore the economic vitality of our communities;
             43          WHEREAS, any domestically produced products that are purchased with economic
             44      recovery plan monies will immediately help struggling American families and will help
             45      stabilize the greater economy; and
             46          WHEREAS, any economic recovery plan spending should, to every extent possible,
             47      include a commitment from the citizens of Utah and its elected representatives to buy
             48      materials, goods, and services for projects from companies that produce within the United
             49      States, thus employing the very workers that pay the taxes for the economic recovery spending
             50      plan:
             51          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah
             52      endorses the efforts of its citizens and government, to work to maximize the creation of
             53      American jobs and restore economic growth and opportunity by spending recovery plan funds
             54      on products and services that both create jobs and help keep Americans employed.
             55          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah expresses its
             56      commitment to purchase only products and services that are made or performed in the United
             57      States whenever and wherever possible with any economic recovery monies provided the state


             58      of Utah by American taxpayers, as long as the cost of the product or service is competitive and
             59      its quality is equal or comparable to others.
             60          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah supports
             61      publishing any requests to waive these procurement priorities so as to give American workers
             62      and producers the opportunity to identify and provide the American products and services that
             63      will maximize the success of the nation's economic recovery program.
             64          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the President of
             65      the United States, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United
             66      States House of Representatives, and to the members of Utah's congressional delegation.


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