HOUSE BILL 99-1354


BY REPRESENTATIVES Sinclair, Dean, George, Alexander, Allen, Bacon, Chavez, Clapp, Coleman, Decker, Fairbank, Gotlieb, Hagedorn, Hefley, Hoppe, Johnson, Kaufman, Kester, King, Larson, Lee, Mace, May, McElhany, McKay, Miller, Mitchell, Morrison, Nunez, Paschall, Saliman, Scott, Smith, Spence, Spradley, Stengel, Swenson, Takis, Taylor, Tupa, Veiga, Vigil, Webster, T. Williams, Witwer, Zimmerman, Berry, Clarke, Gagliardi, Keller, Ragsdale, Tochtrop, Tool, and S. Williams;

also SENATORS Owen, Andrews, Chlouber, Congrove, Dyer, Epps, Evans, Feeley, Hernandez, Hillman, Lamborn, Martinez, Musgrave, Pascoe, Phillips, Teck, and Weddig.

Concerning authorization for a contribution toward the construction of the national world war II memorial, and making an appropriation therefor.


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:


SECTION 1.  Legislative declaration - recognition of men and women who served their nation during world war II. (1)  The general assembly hereby finds and declares that over one hundred thirty thousand men and women from Colorado honorably served their nation in the United States armed forces during world war II. The general assembly further finds and declares that these and other veterans of this conflict, as well as countless others who assisted the war effort on the home front, not only preserved freedom abroad but also helped create the foundation for the unprecedented peace and prosperity most Americans have enjoyed since the end of that war. The general assembly further recognizes that the establishment of a national world war II memorial in Washington, D.C., would properly commemorate the contributions and sacrifices made by this generation of Americans. The general assembly therefore declares that it would be appropriate to contribute to, and work in cooperation with other states toward, the construction of such a memorial.

(2)  The general assembly hereby directs the division of veterans affairs in the department of human services to make a one-time contribution in the amount appropriated in section 2 of this act toward the construction of the national world war II memorial in the nation's capital, recognizing the men and woman throughout the country, including Colorado, who honorably served their nation during world war II. Such contribution is to be transferred into the fund created in the United States treasury for amounts contributed from public and private sources to establish such memorial pursuant to sec. 4 of P.L. 103-32, 107 Stat. 91 (1993). Such contribution shall be made in conjunction with contributions from other states for the erection of a national world war II memorial.

SECTION 2.  Appropriation - adjustment in 1999 long bill. (1)  In addition to any other appropriation, there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the general fund not otherwise appropriated, to the department of human services for allocation to the division of veterans affairs, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, the sum of one hundred thirty-four thousand dollars ($134,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the implementation of this act.

(2)  For the implementation of this act, appropriations made in the annual general appropriations act for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, shall be adjusted as follows:

(a)  The general fund appropriation to the capital construction fund outlined in section 3 (1) (f) is reduced by one hundred thirty-four thousand dollars ($134,000).

(b)  The capital construction fund exempt appropriation to the department of transportation, construction projects, is reduced by one hundred thirty-four thousand dollars ($134,000).

SECTION 3.  Effective date.  This act shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly that is allowed for submitting a referendum petition pursuant to article V, section 1 (3) of the state constitution; except that, if a referendum petition is filed against this act or an item, section, or part of this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part, if approved by the people, shall take effect on the date of the official declaration of the vote thereon by proclamation of the governor.




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Russell George Ray Powers








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Judith M. Rodrigue Patricia K. Dicks












Bill Owens