Chief Sponsor: Justin L. Fawson

Senate Sponsor: Jim Dabakis

7     Cosponsors:
8     Jacob L. Anderegg
9     Johnny Anderson
10     Patrice M. Arent
11     Stewart Barlow
12     Joel K. Briscoe
13     Melvin R. Brown
14     Rebecca Chavez-Houck
15     Scott H. Chew
16     Kay J. Christofferson
17     Kim Coleman
18     Fred C. Cox
19     Rich Cunningham
20     Bruce R. Cutler
21     Brad M. Daw
22     Brad L. Dee
23     Sophia M. DiCaro
24     Jack R. Draxler
25     Susan Duckworth
26     James A. Dunnigan
27     Rebecca P. Edwards
28     Steve Eliason
29     Gage Froerer
Francis D. Gibson
Keith Grover
Craig Hall
Stephen G. Handy
Timothy D. Hawkes
Lynn N. Hemingway
Sandra Hollins
Gregory H. Hughes
Eric K. Hutchings
Don L. Ipson
Michael S. Kennedy
Brad King
Brian S. King
John Knotwell
Bradley G. Last
David E. Lifferth
Kay L. McIff
Mike K. McKell
Carol Spackman Moss
Merrill F. Nelson
Michael E. Noel
Curtis Oda
Derrin Owens
Lee B. Perry
Jeremy A. Peterson
Val L. Peterson
Dixon M. Pitcher
Marie H. Poulson
Kraig Powell
Paul Ray
Edward H. Redd
Marc K. Roberts
Angela Romero
Douglas V. Sagers
Scott D. Sandall
Dean Sanpei
Mike Schultz
V. Lowry Snow
Robert M. Spendlove
Jon E. Stanard
Keven J. Stratton
Earl D. Tanner
Norman K Thurston
Raymond P. Ward
R. Curt Webb
John R. Westwood

30     Mark A. Wheatley
Brad R. Wilson


33     General Description:
34          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor recognizes the 100th
35     anniversary of the National Park System.
36     Highlighted Provisions:
37          This resolution:
38          ▸     recognizes the 100th anniversary of the creation of the modern National Park
39     System.
40     Special Clauses:
41          None

43     Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
44          WHEREAS, the majestic landscapes of National Parks are touchstones of our shared
45     history and culture;
46          WHEREAS, appreciation of National Parks spans geographic region, ethnic
47     background, age, economic circumstance, and political persuasion;
48          WHEREAS, National Parks serve as anchors to greater urban park systems and
49     contribute to the physical and aesthetic quality of urban neighborhoods;
50          WHEREAS, the National Parks in Utah are valuable contributors to job opportunities,
51     youth development, public health, and community building;
52          WHEREAS, National Parks are economic engines critical to supporting residential,
53     commercial, and community development activities in cities and towns across America;
54          WHEREAS, Utah's National Parks provide affordable, safe, and inspiring places for
55     people to play, exercise, and relax;
56          WHEREAS, every dollar invested in National Park operations generates $10 for local

57     economies;
58          WHEREAS, every two park service jobs yield one job outside the park;
59          WHEREAS, National Parks in Utah draw international tourists to our cities;
60          WHEREAS, eight of the top 25 tourist destinations in America are National Park units;
61          WHEREAS, Utah's National Parks exemplify the American spirit, rugged yet naturally
62     beautiful;
63          WHEREAS, National Parks inspire the future but remind us of the past and those that
64     have sacrificed so much to share the beauty with our generation;
65          WHEREAS, National Parks remind us that we have a sacred trust to pass their beauty
66     on to the generations to come;
67          WHEREAS, Utah is proud to host five National Parks;
68          WHEREAS, Utah's five National Parks provide a way to encourage families, visitors,
69     and Utahns to explore the beautiful vistas and venues and flora and fauna that make Utah a
70     uniquely beautiful state;
71          WHEREAS, Utah's five National Parks serve as backdrops for Hollywood movies,
72     scout hikes, and family picnics;
73          WHEREAS, the National Park Service recently reported that the national monuments,
74     the national historic site, and the "Mighty 5" National Parks located in Utah combine to
75     contribute $1 billion annually to the Utah economy;
76          WHEREAS, the nation is marking the 100th anniversary of the creation of the modern
77     National Park system in 2016; and
78          WHEREAS, since 1916, the National Park system has grown to include not only the
79     most splendid examples of America's unsurpassed natural and scenic heritage, but also the
80     special places, artifacts, and stories of our nation's birth, our struggles and triumphs as a
81     people, and the shared values that unite us:
82          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
83     Governor concurring therein, recognizes the 100th anniversary of the creation of the modern
84     National Park system.

85          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor urge Congress
86     and the National Park Service to begin to make progress on the billion-dollar backlog of
87     delayed maintenance projects for the National Parks, including a $278 million backlog in
88     maintenance work for Utah's National Parks.
89          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the President of
90     the United States, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United
91     States House of Representatives, the National Park Service, the Governor's Office of Economic
92     Development, the Utah Department of Natural Resources, and the members of Utah's
93     congressional delegation.