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Old 04-12-05, 10:25 PM
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Napoleon Dynamite honored by Idaho House

http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/HCR029.html#daily

HCR029................... ......................... ........by WAYS AND MEANS
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE - Stating findings of the Legislature and commending
Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City of Preston for the production of the
movie "Napoleon Dynamite."

04/05 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
04/06 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
Rls susp - ADOPTED - 69-0-1
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer,
Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon,
Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson,
Ellsworth(Ellsworth), Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart,
Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour,
Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell,
Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould,
Ring(Roberge), Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler(Callen),
Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30),
Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Trail
Floor Sponsor - Bradford
Title apvd - to Senate
04/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff
Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
Rls susp - ADOPTED - voice vote
Floor Sponsor - President Pro Tempore Geddes
Title apvd - to House
04/06 To enrol
04/07 Rpt enrol - Sp/Pres signed
To Secretary of State

Bill Text



]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29

BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND COMMENDING JARED AND JERUSHA HESS AND THE
3 CITY OF PRESTON FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE MOVIE "NAPOLEON DYNAMITE."

4 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

5 WHEREAS, the State of Idaho recognizes the vision, talent and creativity
6 of Jared and Jerusha Hess in the writing and production of "Napoleon Dyna-
7 mite"; and
8 WHEREAS, the scenic and beautiful City of Preston, County of Franklin and
9 the State of Idaho are experiencing increased tourism and economic growth; and
10 WHEREAS, filmmaker Jared Hess is a native Idahoan who was educated in the
11 Idaho public school system; and
12 WHEREAS, the Preston High School administration and staff, particularly
13 the cafeteria staff, have enjoyed notoriety and worldwide attention; and
14 WHEREAS, tater tots figure prominently in this film thus promoting Idaho's
15 most famous export
; and
16 WHEREAS, the friendship between Napoleon and Pedro has furthered
17 multiethnic relationships; and
18 WHEREAS, Uncle Rico's football skills are a testament to Idaho athletics;
19 and
20 WHEREAS, Napoleon's bicycle and Kip's skateboard promote better air qual-
21 ity and carpooling as alternatives to fuel-dependent methods of transporta-
22 tion; and
23 WHEREAS, Grandma's trip to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes highlights a long-
24 honored Idaho vacation destination; and
25 WHEREAS, Rico and Kip's Tupperware sales and Deb's keychains and glamour
26 shots promote entrepreneurism and self-sufficiency in Idaho's small towns; and
27 WHEREAS, Napoleon's artistic rendition of Trisha is an example of the
28 importance of the visual arts in K-12 education
; and
29 WHEREAS, the schoolwide Preston High School student body elections foster
30 an awareness in Idaho's youth of public service and civic duty; and
31 WHEREAS, the "Happy Hands" club and the requirement that candidates for
32 school president present a skit is an example of the importance of theater
33 arts in K-12 education; and
34 WHEREAS, Pedro's efforts to bake a cake for Summer illustrate the positive
35 connection between culinary skills to lifelong relationships; and
36 WHEREAS, Kip's relationship with LaFawnduh is a tribute to e-commerce and
37 Idaho's technology-driven industry; and
38 WHEREAS, Kip and LaFawnduh's wedding shows Idaho's commitment to healthy
39 marriages
; and
40 WHEREAS, the prevalence of cooked steak as a primary food group pays trib-
41 ute to Idaho's beef industry; and
42 WHEREAS, Napoleon's tetherball dexterity emphasizes the importance of
43 physical education in Idaho public schools; and
44 WHEREAS, Tina the llama, the chickens with large talons, the 4-H milk

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1 cows, and the Honeymoon Stallion showcase Idaho's animal husbandry; and
2 WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the
3 Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent
4 resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of
5 Their Lives!"

6 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
7 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
8 Senate concurring therein, that we commend Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City
9 of Preston for showcasing the positive aspects of Idaho's youth, rural cul-
10 ture, education system, athletics, economic prosperity and diversity.
11 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we, the members of the House of Representa-
12 tives and the Senate of the State of Idaho, advocate always following your
13 heart, and thus we eagerly await the next cinematic undertaking of Idaho's
14 Hess family.
15 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
16 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this
17 resolution to Jared and Jerusha Hess, the Mayor of the City of Preston and the
18 Principal of Preston High School.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

RS 15236


The purpose of this resolution is to recognize and commend Jared
and Jerusha Hess for their cinematic talents by which they have
increased the nation's awareness of Idaho.



FISCAL NOTE


There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.




Contact
Name: Representative Larry Bradford
Representative Max Black
Phone: (208) 332-1000




STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 29




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I can't believe Napoleon catching a delicious bass wasn't honored
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Lucky!
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Guess they weren't fans of My Own Private Idaho.
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They're just honoring Napoleon because of his sweet skills.
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who knows when Idaho will need to call upon someone with computer hacking skills, or bow staff skills....gosh
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Last week, Japanese scientists explaced- placed explosive detonators at the bottom of Lake Loch Ness to blow Napoleon Dynamite out of the water. Floor sponsor Terry Bradford summoned the help of Idaho's local wizards to cast a protective spell over the film and it's local residents and all those who seek for the peaceful existence of our eccentric ally.
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I bet it took them like three hours to finish the shading on the top of that Bill. It's probably the best they've ever done.
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Another step towards blending the borders between fiction and reality. BTW, anybody got any chapstick?

Hmm, they bill doesn't mention how the movie promotes livestock/beef commerce (i.e. the steak).
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I don't understand a word you just said.
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Isn't Napolean Dynamite kind of making fun of places like Idaho? Sort of funny how they are honoring it.
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So that's what the busy Idaho legislature does with its taxpayer-funded time.
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So that's what the busy Idaho legislature does with its taxpayer-funded time.
Don't worry. Pedro will change the system.

VOTE FOR PEDRO.
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Originally Posted by freudguy
Hmm, they bill doesn't mention how the movie promotes livestock/beef commerce (i.e. the steak).
40 WHEREAS, the prevalence of cooked steak as a primary food group pays tribute to Idaho's beef industry
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Originally Posted by Nazgul
40 WHEREAS, the prevalence of cooked steak as a primary food group pays tribute to Idaho's beef industry

Ah, I missed that one.
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Originally Posted by Michael Ballack
Isn't Napolean Dynamite kind of making fun of places like Idaho? Sort of funny how they are honoring it.
If I remember, the filmmakers are actually from Idaho (or one of them really empty states).
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They're pretty much the best legislature that I know of.

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Originally Posted by The Bus
If I remember, the filmmakers are actually from Idaho (or one of them really empty states).
I thought they were from Utah. It's all the same to me anyways. Unless you're from Chicago, LA, or NY, you're just another fly over state to me.
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Napoleon Dyanmite is probably being honored in Idaho, cause let's face it:

Is there ANY other movie that takes place in Idaho???
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Originally Posted by Michael Ballack
I thought they were from Utah. It's all the same to me anyways. Unless you're from Chicago, LA, or NY, you're just another fly over state to me.
Houston and Miami be damned.

10 WHEREAS, filmmaker Jared Hess is a native Idahoan who was educated in the
11 Idaho public school system; and


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Houston is part of Texas. Texas is another planet. Miami is Cuba.
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Idaho can do whatever they feel like! God!!!
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Originally Posted by Michael Ballack
I thought they were from Utah. It's all the same to me anyways. Unless you're from Chicago, LA, or NY, you're just another fly over state to me.
That's what New Yorkers and Californians say about Chicago...

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