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Text of A resolution recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Coastal States Organization.

This simple resolution was agreed to on September 29, 2010. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 29, 2010 (Resolution Agreed to).

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III

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 667

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 29, 2010

(for herself, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Gregg, and Ms. Snowe) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Coastal States Organization.

Whereas, in 2010, the Coastal States Organization (referred to in this preamble as the CSO) is celebrating its 40th anniversary of representing the Governors of the 35 coastal States, commonwealths, and territories of the United States on issues relating to the sound management of coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resources;

Whereas the CSO was created in 1969 by a resolution, which was endorsed unanimously, of the National Governors Association;

Whereas, in January 1970, the first meeting of the CSO was held in Savannah, Georgia;

Whereas, in October 2010, the CSO will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Monterey, California;

Whereas the CSO has been empowered to contribute to the development and operation of the national coastal zone management program, which was established by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.);

Whereas the CSO is a nonpartisan organization comprised of economically, environmentally, geographically, and socially diverse States, territories, and commonwealths;

Whereas the CSO serves as a means for the Governors of the member States, territories, and commonwealths to communicate with Congress and the executive branch on coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes policies, programs, and affairs; and

Whereas the member States, territories, and commonwealths of the CSO have a responsibility to work with the Federal Government to manage and conserve the public trust in coastal and ocean ecosystems as well as the quality of life in coastal communities for the benefit of current and future generations: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

recognizes the 40th anniversary of the Coastal States Organization; and

(2)

supports the role of States, territories, and commonwealths in the stewardship of coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resources.