Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 164
Other Identifying Information:2003 Senate Concurrent Resolution 1604
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:A Concurrent Resolution urging the United States President and Congress to approve federal energy legislation that promotes the use of ethanol and biodiesel fuel.
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CHAPTER 164

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 1604


A Concurrent Resolution urging the United States President and Congress to approve

federal energy legislation that promotes the use of ethanol and biodiesel fuel.

WHEREAS, The United States accounts for nearly 25% of the world's

annual energy consumption; and

WHEREAS, The United States imports an ever increasing amount of

crude oil, soon to approach 60%, from other nations; and

WHEREAS, The United States' market for liquid transportation fuels

of gasoline and diesel is nearly two hundred billion gallons per year; and

WHEREAS, Domestic sources of renewable fuels, such as ethanol and

biodiesel, made from agricultural feedstocks, can assist in meeting this

ever-growing need for fuels in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Ethanol and biodiesel provide positive environmental

benefits when used in conjunction with gasoline and diesel fuels; and

WHEREAS, The economic activity of processing agricultural products

into ethanol and biodiesel can provide many positive benefits to the

United States' economy during this time of economic stagnation, espe-

cially in rural and agriculturally-based communities: Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-

resentatives concurring therein: That it expressly encourages the Pres-

ident and the United States Congress to approve federal energy legisla-

tion that promotes and expands the use of ethanol and biodiesel in the

nation's fuel supply; and

Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send

enrolled copies of this resolution to the President of the United States,

the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, to the Speaker

of the United States House of Representatives and to each member of

the Kansas congressional delegation.

Adopted by the House March 14, 2002.

Adopted by the Senate

February 27, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003