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Second Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R98-0824.01 BJA


BY SENATORS Hopper, Norton, Alexander, Ament, Arnold, Bishop, Blickensderfer, Chlouber, Coffman, Congrove, Dennis, Feeley, Hernandez, Johnson, Lacy, Lamborn, Linkhart, Martinez, Matsunaka, Mutzebaugh, Pascoe, Perlmutter, Phillips, Powers, Reeves, Rizzuto, Rupert, Schroeder, Tanner, Tebedo, Thiebaut, Wattenberg, Weddig, Wells, and Wham;

also REPRESENTATIVES Hagedorn, Agler, K. Alexander, Arrington, Bacon, Chavez, Clarke, Dean, Entz, George, Gordon, Gotlieb, Grampsas, Grossman, Hefley, June, Kaufman, Keller, Leyba, Mace, McElhany, Miller, Nichol, Owen, Pankey, Paschall, Pfiffner, Reeser, Romero, Salaz, Saliman, Snyder, Spradley, Takis, Tool, Tucker, Tupa, Udall, Veiga, T. Williams, Zimmerman.



WHEREAS, Nonprofit organizations help build and sustain healthy communities in our state and enhance the quality of life for Coloradans and for others throughout the country and the world; and

WHEREAS, The thousands of nonprofit organizations based in Colorado contribute significantly to a viable economy by providing Coloradans with jobs, goods, and services; and

WHEREAS, More than one-half of Colorado's adult population volunteers time and services for nonprofit organizations; and

WHEREAS, The nonprofit sector acts as a responsible steward of charitable dollars to achieve a diverse range of missions and goals; and

WHEREAS, The nonprofit sector works as a responsible partner with private enterprise and government to alleviate the most pressing social issues of our time; and

WHEREAS, Nonprofit organizations often fulfill their missions by advocating on behalf of those who cannot advocate for themselves; and

WHEREAS, The nonprofit sector throughout Colorado has a proud history of service, innovation, and social change; and

WHEREAS, The accomplishments of the nonprofit sector deserve acknowledgment, affirmation, and celebration; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:

That the Colorado General Assembly proclaims March 12, 1998, as "Colorado Nonprofit Day".