2001 Regular Session
By: Representative Young
House Resolution 14
A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE MISSISSIPPI CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT CONTINUED LICENSING OF EDNET BY THE FCC.
WHEREAS, the Mississippi EDNET Institute has worked diligently for the cause of distance learning in the State of Mississippi, providing a valuable resource to citizens of Mississippi, and is currently threatened with the loss of the Federal Communications Commission licenses that allow it to operate; and
WHEREAS, the EDNET Institute's service to the State of Mississippi should be commended and the licenses should be defended against all efforts to remove them from the Mississippi education community; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi EDNET Institute has implemented a public/private partnership to leverage private funds for the public good of all Mississippians; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi EDNET Institute exists to support the instructional programs of its member agencies and assist state agencies with their missions whenever possible; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi EDNET Institute provides education television programming for Mississippi's K-12 and adult education community, 24 hours a day; and
WHEREAS, the mission of the Mississippi EDNET Institute is to promote, encourage and assist all levels of education, research and economic development within the State of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi wishes to express our support for the mission and goals of the Mississippi EDNET Institute:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby consider the Mississippi EDNET Institute and the FCC licenses it holds to be an invaluable resource to the State of Mississippi and request these licenses be retained.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to members of the Mississippi congressional delegation, the Federal Communications Committee and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.