First Regular Session

Sixty-second General Assembly

LLS NO. R99­0959.01 Julie Hoerner



also SENATOR Hernandez.



WHEREAS, Our civilization is founded upon the values of honesty, courtesy, and respectful consideration among its citizens; and

WHEREAS, Society as a whole is dependent on civil interaction between its people; and

WHEREAS, It is in the best interest of the state and nation to support and encourage civility; and

WHEREAS, A lack of civility in recent years has become apparent, as demonstrated in media coverage of road rage, violence occurring in schools, personal deceit, and public corruption; and

WHEREAS, National Civility Week, Inc., strives to teach civility to Colorado's citizens; and

WHEREAS, National Civility Week, Inc., is a nonpartisan Colorado nonprofit corporation devoted to strengthening civility within Colorado and in the nation; and

WHEREAS, National Civility Week, Inc., has established the 19th through the 25th of September 1999 as National Civility Week in an effort to reaffirm society's commitment to adhere to well­established rules of civil conduct; and

WHEREAS, National Civility Week will draw attention to the behaviors and standards that we respect as people and will celebrate the conduct that ties together the threads of our social fabric; and

WHEREAS, It is important to encourage programs that will assist those in Colorado that are having difficulty practicing civility; and

WHEREAS, It would benefit Colorado and the nation to increase civility; and

WHEREAS, Those who practice and teach civility to their fellow Coloradans should be rewarded and acknowledged; and

WHEREAS, Colorado would serve as an example of civility to the rest of the world by recognizing National Civility Week; now, therefore,

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

That we, the members of the Sixty­second General Assembly, declare the 19th through the 25th of September 1999 is National Civility Week.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to Charity S. Tillemann­Dick, president of National Civility Week, Inc.