Resolutions/Certificates

Traditionally, when an ACR member retires a resolution is created and voted upon by members at the ACR summer conference.
Friends of ACR, for example, vendors or sponsors who have supported our organization, receive a certificate of appreciation for his or her retirement from the ACR Officers.
Certificates of Appreciation are also presented by the ACR Officers for those who have contributed to the organization.
Resolutions and Certificates of Appreciation are prepared for by the ACR Awards Committee.


2015

2015 Awards Committee
Deanna Maiolo – Chair
Jane Chaffin
Molly Maisch

RESOLUTION 2015-1
Cloud_Liz

Honoring Liz Cloud, charter member and former president of the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

WHEREAS, the goals of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), are to foster the development of better rule-writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS, a public servant of the highest caliber, Liz Cloud served the Florida Department of State working with administrative rules and administrative rulemaking agencies for almost five decades; and

WHEREAS, in 1978 Liz Cloud attended the inaugural ACR meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, and she is the last active charter member of ACR; and

WHEREAS, a respected leader, Liz Cloud was elected by ACR members to serve as ACR president from 1996-1998 after serving as vice president from 1994-1996; and

WHEREAS, Liz Cloud subsequently represented the South Atlantic region on the ACR Executive Committee from 2002-2014; and

WHEREAS, an active participant at numerous ACR conferences, Liz Cloud most recently served as a member of the Awards Committee for the 2014 Summer Conference; and

WHEREAS, Liz Cloud helped make Florida a pioneer state in the development and implementation of online access to rulemaking, notably contributing her expertise and leadership to the 2006 release of www.flrules.org; and

WHEREAS, during Liz Cloud’s tenure, the Florida Department of State was recognized by ACR at the 2011 Summer Conference with the Robert J. Colborn Jr. Innovation Award; and

WHEREAS, on January 9, 2015, Liz Cloud retired as Program Administrator of the Florida Administrative Code and Register after 48 years of dedicated service; and

WHEREAS, Liz Cloud has been an inspiration and an invaluable resource to others within the ACR organization and around the country; now, therefore, be it

WHEREAS, That on the occasion of her retirement, the members of ACR extend their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Liz Cloud for her dedication and service to ACR; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That ACR recognizes Liz Cloud for her contributions and faithful service to the ACR organization; for unselfishly sharing her wisdom, knowledge, and resources; and for her friendship through the years.

Presented July 11, 2015 – National Association of Secretaries of State Conference – Portland, Maine

Kerry Radcliff, President
Emily Caudill, Vice President
Chris Coffman, Secretary-Treasurer

2014 Summer Conference

2014 Awards Committee
Ken Hansen, Chair, Utah
Liz Cloud, Florida
Kerry Radcliff, ACR VP, Washington

RESOLUTION 2014-1

A Resolution on the Passing of Robert J. Colborn, Jr.

WHEREAS, the objectives of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques, and developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS, administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents from 1974 to 2001, Robert J. (Bob) Colborn, Jr. set the high standards of publishing state regulations that ACR members still follow to this day; and

WHEREAS, the United States designated George Washington the father of our country, ACR designated Bob the father of ACR on the first day of July 2000; and

WHEREAS, Bob served as the first Executive Secretary of ACR and presented many programs at annual conferences and meetings; and

WHEREAS, Bob served as host member for the 1980 Baltimore, Maryland conference, the 1984 Annapolis, Maryland conference, the 2000 Baltimore, Maryland conference; and

WHEREAS, ACR named the Robert J. Colborn, Jr. Innovation Award after Bob in July 2001 to honor the man that gave so much to ACR;

WHEREAS, all ACR members admired and respected Bob and appreciated his guidance and friendship; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

(1) ACR has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret of the death of ACR’s father Bob; that we mourn the passing of a dedicated public servant; the loss of our founder; and the loss of a friend.

(2) The ACR Secretary shall submit this resolution to the ACR Archives and transmit enrolled copies thereof to his surviving family; and

(3) Upon approval of this resolution, at the sound of the gavel at the second business meeting, members stand adjourned for one minute as a further mark of respect to the memory of our friend Bob.

Read on the floor at the ACR business meeting on the 13th day of February 2014 at the NASS/ACR winter meeting, Washington, D.C.; read on the floor with amendments at the first business meeting on the 14th day of July 2014 at the NASS/ACR summer conference held in Baltimore, Maryland; and approved at the second business meeting this 15th day of July 2014 at the NASS/ACR summer conference held in Baltimore, Maryland.

Scott Cancelosi
2012-2014 ACR President

Kerry S. Radcliff
2012-2014 Vice President

Emily Caudill
2012-2014 Secretary – Treasurer

RESOLUTION 2014-2

A Resolution on the Retirement of Linda Emry

WHEREAS, the objectives of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques, and developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS, Linda Emry, Management Assistant at the Idaho Department of Transportation, retired in 2013, after completing 31 years of outstanding service to the State of Idaho, and

WHEREAS, Linda started her career as a clerical specialist on June 20, 1982, and began her involvement in rules in 1992; and

WHEREAS, Linda Emry has been an ACR member since the early 2000s; and

WHEREAS, Linda Emry earned the admiration and respect of ACR members and her colleagues for her dedication, enthusiasm, professionalism, and hard work contributing to the success of several conferences; and

WHEREAS, Linda Emry willingly served on the program committee and participated in a roundtable discussion at the ACR 2008 summer conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of ACR extend their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Linda Emry for her dedication and active membership and service to ACR; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED upon majority vote of the membership in attendance, and upon passage, this resolution be recorded and spread upon the permanent minutes of the ACR business meeting and that it be sent to Linda Emry, to share with her family.

Adopted this 15th day of July, 2014, at the National Association of Secretaries of State Administrative Codes and Registers Annual Summer Conference, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Scott Cancelosi
2012-2014 ACR President

Kerry S. Radcliff
2012-2014 Vice President

Emily Caudill
2012-2014 Secretary – Treasurer

RESOLUTION 2014-3

A Resolution on the Retirement of Pam Booth

WHEREAS, the objectives of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques, and developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS, Pam Booth, Administrator for the Connecticut Regulation Review Committee, retired June 30, 2013, after completing 25-1/2 years of outstanding service to the State of Connecticut, and

WHEREAS, Pam started her career as a caseworker/advisor on January 1987; served as a legislative assistant beginning in July 1987, and became the clerk of the Regulations Review Committee on August 2, 1996, a position she held until she retired; and

WHEREAS, Pam has been an ACR member since 1999; and

WHEREAS, Pam served as the program chair for the ACR 2003 summer conference in Portland, Maine;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE RESOLVED that the members of ACR extend their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Pam Booth for her dedication and service to ACR; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED upon majority vote of the membership in attendance, and upon passage, this resolution be recorded and spread upon the permanent minutes of the ACR business meeting and that it be sent to Pam Booth, to share with her family.

Adopted this 15th day of July, 2014, at the National Association of Secretaries of State Administrative Codes and Registers Annual Summer Conference, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Scott Cancelosi
2012-2014 ACR President

Kerry S. Radcliff
2012-2014 Vice President

Emily Caudill
2012-2014 Secretary – Treasurer

RESOLUTION 2014-4

A Resolution on the Retirement of Michael L. White

WHEREAS, the objectives of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques, and developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS, Michael L. White, Director of the Publications and Services Division of the Office of the Federal Register retired on December 31, 2013, and

WHEREAS, after four years in private practice, Mike joined the Office of the Federal Register as a Staff Attorney in February 1987; and

WHEREAS, in April 1996, Mike was promoted to the position of Director of the Legal Affairs and Policy Staff, serving as the chief legal advisor to the Director of the Federal Register and formulator of policy and policy proposals, where he had among his accomplishments the drafting of regulations granting official status to the electronic editions of the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations; successfully defending Federal Register regulations in the case of Kennecott Utah Copper v. United States Dep’t of the Interior, 88 F.3d 1191 (D.C. Cir. 1996); and leading the development of the first version of the regulations.gov website; and

WHEREAS, in August 2007 Mike was promoted to Director of the Publications and Services Division where Mike was the driving force behind, and the orchestra director of the development of FederalRegister 2.0 which was significant for its success in presenting Federal Register documents in highly accessible ways without effecting any basic changes in the underlying document formats; and

WHEREAS, one of the highlights of Mike’s tenure was the administration of the ratification process for the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution; and

WHEREAS, Mike has been a major contributor, at every level to the development of ACR annual programs and to individual directors of State Administrative Codes and Registers, and

WHEREAS, Mike shared his knowledge, and tutored officials in emerging democracies abroad;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of ACR extend their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Michael L. White for his dedication and active membership and service to ACR; recognizing his significant professional achievements, and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED upon majority vote of the membership in attendance, and upon passage, this resolution be recorded and spread upon the permanent minutes of the ACR business meeting and that it be sent to Michael L. White, to share with his family.

Adopted this 15th day of July, 2014, at the National Association of Secretaries of State Administrative Codes and Registers Annual Summer Conference, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Scott Cancelosi
2012-2014 ACR President

Kerry S. Radcliff
2012-2014 Vice President

Emily Caudill
2012-2014 Secretary – Treasurer

RESOLUTION 2014-5

A Resolution on the Retirement of Joseph J. DeLuca, Jr.

WHEREAS, the objectives of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques, and developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS, Joseph (Joe) J. DeLuca, Jr., Counsel to the North Carolina Rules Review Commission, retired on June 1, 2014, after completing 25 years of dedicated service to the State of North Carolina;

WHEREAS, Joe earned the admiration and respect of ACR members and his colleagues for his dedication, wit, and wisdom regarding rules;

WHEREAS, Joe frequently taught agency personnel and the public on methods of drafting regulations, on the procedures required by the Administrative Procedure Act to adopt regulations, and on the Rules Review Commission’s role in the rulemaking process;

WHEREAS, Joe has been an ACR member since 1992 when he attended his first conference in Portland, Maine; and

WHEREAS, the members of ACR takes great pleasure in recognizing the professional achievements of Joe, and herewith expresses our sincere gratitude for the invaluable contributions he has made to our organization;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of ACR recognize Joe for his contributions to ACR; for sharing his wisdom, knowledge, and resources unselfishly with all of us; for his faithful participation at ACR conferences; and for his friendship through the years; and

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER upon majority vote of the membership in attendance, and upon passage, this resolution be recorded and spread upon the permanent minutes of the ACR business meeting and that it be sent to Joseph J. DeLuca, Jr., to share with his family.

Adopted this 15th day of July, 2014, at the National Association of Secretaries of State Administrative Codes and Registers Annual Summer Conference, in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Scott Cancelosi
2012-2014 ACR President

Kerry S. Radcliff
2012-2014 Vice President

Emily Caudill
2012-2014 Secretary – Treasurer

2014 Winter Meeting

Certificate of Appreciation

ACR Expresses Appreciation and Gratitude to

Bloomberg BNA

In recognition for its continued support of our organization and as a breaks
and dinner sponsor at the
2014 Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Presented this 15th day of February 2014

SCOTT CANCELOSI
ACR President
Arizona

JANE CHAFFIN
Program Chair
Virginia

Certificate of Appreciation

ACR Expresses Appreciation and Gratitude to

JANE CHAFFIN

You distinguished yourself by putting the needs of ACR members above self and the never-ending demands on your time, to plan this Winter Meeting as program chair. In fact, you were the whole committee. Your actions provided for an exciting meeting and the ACR President wishes to personally thank you for a job well done.

Presented this 15th day of February 2014

SCOTT CANCELOSI
ACR President
Arizona

Certificate of Appreciation

ACR Expresses Appreciation and Gratitude to

BRIAN KENNEDY

As a contributing corporate sponsor you provided what some say is the “most important meal of the day”… our breakfast which was critical to the success of our 2014 Winter Meeting. Your actions enhanced the morale of our group by caffeinating the masses.

Presented this 15th day of February 2014

SCOTT CANCELOSI
ACR President
Arizona

JANE CHAFFIN
Program Chair
Virginia

Certificate of Appreciation

ACR Expresses Appreciation and Gratitude to

LexisNexis

In recognition for its continued support of our organization and as a breakfast sponsor at the
2014 Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Presented this 15th day of February 2014

SCOTT CANCELOSI
ACR President
Arizona

JANE CHAFFIN
Program Chair
Virginia

Certificate of Appreciation

ACR Expresses Appreciation and Gratitude to

KAREN J. SCHNEIDER

Your support was instrumental in keeping the ACR members well-nourished at our Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
We are proud to recognize your friendship as a corporate sponsor.

Presented this 15th day of February 2014

SCOTT CANCELOSI
ACR President
Arizona

JANE CHAFFIN
Program Chair
Virginia


2013

June Chandler

June Chandler, Virginia, Assistant Registrar of Regulations, Division of Legislative Services ~ Retired May 1, 2013,

RESOLUTION 2013-1

A Resolution Recognizing the Retirement of June T. Chandler

WHEREAS, June T. Chandler, Assistant Registrar of Regulations, Division of Legislative Services, retired on May 1, 2013, after completing 23 years of outstanding service to the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, June T. Chandler, has earned the admiration and respect of ACR members and her colleagues for her dedication, enthusiasm, professionalism, and hard work; and

WHEREAS, June T. Chandler, has been an ACR member since 1995 when she attended her first conference in South Dakota; and

WHEREAS, June T. Chandler served as program chair of the 2007 ACR summer program in Portland, Oregon; and

WHEREAS, ACR takes great pleasure in recognizing the significant professional achievements of June T. Chandler, and herewith expresses our sincere gratitude for the invaluable contributions she has made to our organization;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE RESOLVED upon majority vote of the membership in attendance, and upon passage, this resolution be recorded and spread upon the permanent minutes of the ACR business meeting and that it be sent to June T. Chandler, to share with her family.

Adopted this 21st day of July, 2013, at the National Association of Secretaries of State Annual Summer Conference, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Scott Cancelosi
2012-2014 ACR President

Kerry S. Radcliff
2012-2014 Vice President

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The following ACR members were recognized. Resolutions about their retirement were adopted at the 2014 Summer Conference.

Linda Emry

Linda Emry, Idaho,  Department of Transportation ~ Retired June 28, 2013

Pam Booth, Connecticut Legislative Regulations, Review Committee ~ Retired June 30, 2013

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Sue Rogers

Sue Stumbaugh Rogers, Akansas, Government Relationship Manager, Wolters Kluwer ~ Retired March 2013, Certificate of Appreciation

ACR Expresses Appreciation and Gratitude to

SUE STUMBAUGH ROGERS

In recognition for her support of our organization as Government Relationship Manager at Wolters Kluwer.
We wish Sue the best in her retirement.

Presented this 21st day of July 2013

Scott Cancelosi
2012-2014 ACR President

The following certificates of appreciation were presented at the 2013 Summer Conference

Julie Yamaka, chair and Bradley Hunt, 2013 ACR Program Committee

Elizabeth Palen, in recognition for her services as the chair of the 2013 Robert J. Colborn Jr. Innovation Award Committee; Jon Davidson, in recognition for his services as a member of the 2013 Robert J. Colborn Jr. Innovation Award Committee

Deanna Maiolo, in recognition for her services as a chair of the 2013 Bylaws Committee; Emily Caudill, in recognition for her services as a member of the 2013 Bylaws Committee; Amy Bunk, in recognition for her services as a member of the 2013 Bylaws Committee.

LexisNexis and Brian Kennedy, for sponsoring our ACR dinner.

Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State, in recognition of services as ACR’s Liaison to NASS 2012 ~ 2013


2012


2011

Ray Mosley

Ray Mosley, Director of the Federal Register, Retired January 2012

NARA Notice 2012-044

Date: December 05, 2011

To: All Employees

Subject: Retirement of Ray Mosley, Director of the Federal Register

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After more than 42 years of dedicated service to the National Archives, Director of the Federal Register Ray Mosley has decided to retire on January 3, 2012.

Ray has served as Director of the Federal Register since November 1996. During his career, he has served NARA as Deputy Archivist, Chief of Staff, Assistant Archivist for Special and Regional Archives, Deputy Assistant Archivist for Federal Records Centers, Director of Records Appraisal and Disposition, and Assistant Director of the Washington National Records Center and of the Waltham Federal Records Center. He started his career as an Archives Specialist trainee at the WNRC in July 1969. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in February 1989, one of the youngest NARA employees to attain that rank, and has served more than half of his career in the SES.  His career at NARA has been one of unparalleled depth and breadth

Among his earliest assignments, he successfully developed and installed the NARS 5 system in Federal Records Centers beginning in 1971. NARS 5 was the first nationwide automated system created and used by the National Archives.  It managed all FRC holdings and all aspects of their accessioning and disposal, managed all available space in FRCs, and eventually was extended to manage the workload production needs of centers.

Under his direction, the Office of the Federal Register has been a leader in government in the use of technology to improve services to the American people. The Office converted decade’s worth of Federal Registers and Codes of Federal Regulations to XML coding, and placed them online for easy download and reconfiguration at DATA.gov, and on Federal Register websites. Similarly, under his leadership, the Office developed the cutting-edge Federal Register 2.0 application which has transformed the look and feel of the daily Federal Register, and positioned this vital tool of government to take advantage of new digital technologies. In addition, he led the effort to create the eCFR which is the daily updated edition of the Code of Federal Regulations. Before the eCFR, the Code was updated only once a year. He also led the efforts to place the Public Inspection function online so that anyone who wanted to examine documents before they were published in the Federal Register, a statutory requirement, could examine them at any time anywhere. Ray conceived of and implemented converting the printed Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents into a online Daily Compilation, where Presidential materials are publicly available much sooner than previously.  He also led the transformation of the printed United States Government Manual into its first online, currently updated version, returning that publication to its status as the Federal reference site of choice.

Other innovations that Ray championed include: compiling newly signed Executive Orders and tracking still effective EO’s at a single, easy to find website; daily delivery of the Federal Register Table of Contents to anyone’s email inbox; and delivery of the Public Law numbers of newly signed statutes to anyone’s inbox. He also led the development of the eDOCS system which transformed Federal Register production into a fully electronic environment. The eDOCS system also enables the electronic submission of signed legal documents to the Office – among only a handful of government-wide applications using modern electronic signature technology.

Ray’s imprint is not only upon NARA’s physical infrastructure, but also upon NARA human resources policies.  One of his most transformative achievements is the creation of the work-at-home program at the Office of the Federal Register. Under the OFR program, more than fifty Federal Register staff members have been equipped with secure laptops which can easily connect to Federal Register production servers. These employees can produce the same work from their laptops at home as they could from their desktops in the office. Not only has this program produced quality of work life advances for OFR employees, it has strengthened Continuity of Operations capabilities and produced substantial actual savings in rent and facilities costs for NARA. The OFR work-at-home program is easily one of the most advanced in the Executive Branch.

Ray has served as friend and mentor to many NARA staff across the country, having visited every NARA location during his career. Personally, I have benefited greatly from his extraordinary in-depth knowledge of the agency.  Please join me in thanking Ray for his service to NARA and the nation, and in wishing him a happy and healthy retirement.

DAVID S. FERRIERO

Archivist of the United States


2010

RESOLUTION 2010-01
Federal Register 75th Anniversary

Resolution 2010-01 Recognizing the Federal Register on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

WHEREAS, July 26, 2010, marks the 75th anniversary of the signing into law of the Federal Register Act by President Franklin D. Roosevelt; and

WHEREAS, the daily Federal Register was created to document the workings of our democracy, ensuring that citizens are well-informed about the policies and actions of their government; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Register and the Federal Register system are key features of our democratic government ensuring its openness, fairness, and participatory nature; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Register system has been a model for state and national governments around the world; and

WHEREAS, the Office of the Federal Register will commemorate the 75th anniversary with the release of an online, unofficial version of the Federal Register that uses the readability and usability of online newspapers as its model; and

WHEREAS, “Federal Register 2.0,” as the prototype has been dubbed, will be launched at a ceremony in the Rotunda of the National Archives on July 26, 2010; and

WHEREAS, as the role of government has expanded during the past 75 years, the significance of an open and participatory process for executive lawmaking has become clearer to the citizens and enterprises whose rights and responsibilities are defined and protected in rules and regulations; and

WHEREAS, as awareness of the opportunities inherent in the Federal Register system to have a voice in the development of public policy has grown; and

WHEREAS, Federal Register 2.0 builds on the foundation established over the past 75 years and utilizes technological advances of the past quarter century to improve citizen access to executive lawmaking; and

WHEREAS, the Office of the Federal Register is a charter member of the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED that the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State hereby recognizes the 75th anniversary of the Federal Register and commends the Office of the Federal Register for 75 years of service to the people of the United States; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER that the Administrative Codes and Registers Section wishes to express its gratitude to the past and present staff of the Federal Register for their accomplishments, contributions, and dedication on the occasion of this 75th anniversary.

Presented July 19, 2010 – National Association of Secretaries of State Conference – Providence, Rhode Island

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RESOLUTION 2010-02
Candy Herring, In Memory

2007_Award_Presentation
Candy Herring (middle) receives the 2007 Robert J. Colborn Jr. Innovation Award for Colorado’s online administrative rules system.

WHEREAS, Candy Herring of Denver, Colorado, a faithful member of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), died on June 4, 2010; and

WHEREAS, in 2002, Candy Herring became the Administrative Rules Program Manager for the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, responsible for designing and implementing an online filing system for administrative rules and the continued development of the eRules web application to support electronic filing of rules; and

WHEREAS, under Candy Herring’s guidance and direction, the filing of administrative rules in Colorado became completely electronic in July 2006, followed by the online publication of the Code of Colorado Regulations and the Colorado Register later that year; and

WHEREAS, when the online Code of Colorado Regulations became the official source for Colorado administrative rules in July 2007, one of Candy Herring’s important goals was achieved; and

WHEREAS, Candy Herring, having joined ACR in 2005 at the NASS summer conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, was appointed in 2006 to the ACR Executive Committee to represent the Mountain West Region, consisting of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and

WHEREAS, as program chair of the 2006 summer conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Candy Herring headed a committee that put together an exciting agenda for her fellow ACR members; and

WHEREAS, a knowledgeable leader in her profession, Candy Herring graciously shared her knowledge and interests with ACR members by serving on numerous committees, including the committee that redesigned ACR’s website; and

WHEREAS, Candy Herring’s efforts were recognized by ACR at the 2007 summer conference in Portland, Oregon, when the Colorado Secretary of State’s office was awarded the 2007 Robert J. Colborn Jr. Innovation Award for Colorado’s online administrative rules system; and

WHEREAS, Candy Herring will be fondly remembered by her ACR colleagues for her kind and generous nature, for her many contributions to the ACR organization, and as a friend, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED that the Administrative Codes and Registers section of the National Association of Secretaries of State mourn the passing of a dedicated public servant and the loss of a leader in the ACR organization.

July 19, 2010 – National Association of Secretaries State Conference – Providence, Rhode Island

RESOLUTION 2011-03

Honoring Dennis C. Schnepfe on the occasion of his retirement.

WHEREAS, the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS, Dennis C. Schnepfe served the Division of State Documents in the Maryland Secretary of State’s office for 34 years, joining the Division in 1975 as  Director of the Code of Maryland Regulations and later named Deputy Administrator of the Division in 1977; and

WHEREAS, Dennis Schnepfe was appointed by the Governor in 2002 to head the Division of State Documents as Administrator, and was appointed on January, 17, 2007, to serve as Maryland’s interim Secretary of State; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Schnepfe frequently lectured state personnel on methods of drafting regulations, on the procedures required by the Administrative Procedure Act to adopt regulations, and on the use of the Division’s electronic filing system; and

WHEREAS, Dennis Schnepfe is a charter member of ACR and has been an active participant at numerous ACR conferences beginning with the 1978 conference in St. Louis, Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Dennis Schnepfe hosted ACR at the Maryland Secretary of State’s office in Annapolis in June 2000 and again in February 2007; and

WHEREAS, Dennis Schnepfe has been an invaluable resource to others within the ACR organization and around the country; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED that the members of ACR extend their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Dennis Schnepfe for his dedication and active membership and service to ACR; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER that the ACR Section recognize Dennis Schnepfe for his contributions to the ACR organization; for sharing his wisdom, knowledge, and resources unselfishly with all of us; for his faithful participation at ACR conferences; and for his friendship through the years.

Presented July 19, 2010 – National Association of Secretaries State Conference – Providence, Rhode Island


2009


2008

  • Lynn Bartlett, South Carolina

 

Marsha Breisler

Marcia Breisler, Minnesota

 

  • Frances McDonald, Federal Register

 

Gary Poulson

Gary Poulson,  Wisconsin

 


 

2007


2006


2005


2004


2003


2002


2001

  • Mimi Griffiths, Arizona ~ Director, Public Services Division, Department of State, Office of the Secretary of State

 


 

2000

Robert Colborn

Robert J. Colborn, Maryland

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

RESOLUTION 2000-1

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas, the United States has designated George Washington the father of our country, ACR has designated Robert J. (Bob) Colborn, Jr. the father of ACR; and

Whereas George Washington was first in the hearts of his countrymen, Bob Colborn is first in the hearts of ACR members; and

Whereas Bob Colborn served as the ACR’s first Executive Secretary, presented many programs at NASS ACR annual conferences, and served as host ACR member for the NASS ACR annual conferences held in Annapolis, Maryland in 1984 and in Baltimore, Maryland in 2000; and

Whereas we know that Bob Colborn has invested a great deal of time and effort into the planning of the 2000 ACR conference and working for ACR in general over the past 22 years; and

Whereas all ACR members have great admiration and respect for Bob Colborn and especially appreciate his wonderful sense of humor; and

Whereas Bob Colborn and the staff of the Division of State Documents under his direction have led the way in innovative, creative means of providing public access to state regulations and have set high standards for administrative code and register publications;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the ACR Section hereby expresses its deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Robert J. Colborn, Jr. for his diligence and perseverance in founding ACR, for his dedicated efforts in helping to build ACR into the strong, successful organization that it is today; for his hard work coordinating two annual conferences for ACR as host member; for the guidance and advice he has offered to us all; for his sense of humor and fair play; and, most of all, for his friendship through the years.

Presented this 1st day of July, 2000,  at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

ACR President                                                                 ACR Vice President

RESOLUTION 2000-2

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas, Maria Crounse is the confidential secretary to New York Secretary of State Sandy Treadwell; and

Whereas Maria Crounse has ably assisted Secretary Treadwell in his duties as chairman of the NASS Standing Committee on Administrative Codes and Registers; and

Whereas Maria Crounse has been Secretary Treadwell’s first secretary during his tenure as Secretary of State whose skills, abilities, and personality have freed Secretary Treadwell from concerns about the function of his office and the flow of necessary information; and

Whereas Maria Crounse has been Secretary Treadwell’s right hand since 1995; and

Whereas all ACR members have benefited from and appreciated Maria Crounse’s efforts in her role as Secretary Treadwell’s secretary; and

Whereas the members of ACR have learned that Maria Crounse soon will be leaving her position with Secretary Treadwell;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the members of ACR hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Maria Crounse for her hard work and dedication to Secretary Treadwell and ACR and wish her success in all her future endeavors.

 

Presented this 1st day of July, 2000,  at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

ACR President                                                                 ACR Vice President

RESOLUTION 2000-3

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas, Dee Wright has worked for the Office of the Texas Register for 23 years and has been a member of ACR and attended ACR annual conferences and winter meetings for more than 15 years; and

Whereas Dee Wright served as ACR Annual Conference Program Chair in 1993 and 1996 and participated in numerous programs and panel discussions in the course of her ACR membership and served ACR with distinction as Vice President, 1998-2000; and

Whereas Dee Wright has strengthened ACR’s association with NASS by contributing significant efforts and hours to NASS projects, publications, and maintenance of the NASS web site; and

Whereas all ACR members are saddened to learn that Dee Wright will soon be leaving her position as Assistant Director of the Texas Register for a position with the Texas Railroad Commission; and

Whereas all ACR members have great admiration and respect for Dee Wright and will miss her knowledge, her dedication, her guidance, her friendship, and her wonderful, and usually irreverent, sense of humor; and

Whereas the loss of Dee Wright’s significant knowledge, skills, and abilities will be sorely felt by ACR and the Texas Register, especially its director Dan Procter;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the members of ACR hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Dee Wright for her years of dedicated, selfless service to and on behalf of ACR; and

Be It Further Resolved that the ACR members are grateful that they were able to share in Dee Wright’s friendship, her leadership, and her fun-loving spirit; and that they confirm their deep and abiding friendship and affection for her; and express their heartfelt wishes for her continued success in all her future endeavors.

 

Presented this 1st day of July, 2000,  at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

ACR President                                                                 ACR Vice President


1999


1998

RESOLUTION 1998-1
Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas Rosemary Quigley contributed seventeen years as a member in good standing of the ACR Section and further distinguished herself by presenting programs at the Section’s annual conferences and serving as ACR host at the NASS annual conference held in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1995; and

Whereas the members of the ACR Section have benefited from their association with Rosemary Quigley;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the ACR Section hereby expresses its deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Rosemary Quigley for her contribution to the success of the ACR Section; and

Further Be It Resolved that the members of the ACR Section wish Rosemary Quigley success in all her future endeavors.

Presented this 15th day of July, 1998, at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

President    Vice President

RESOLUTION 1998-2

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas Tony Miragliotta contributed nine years as a member in good standing of the ACR Section and further distinguished himself by presenting programs at the Section’s annual conferences and winter meetings; and

Whereas the members of the ACR Section have benefited from their association with Tony Miragliotta;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the ACR Section hereby expresses its deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Tony Miragliotta for his contribution to the success of the ACR Section; and

Further Be It Resolved that the members of the ACR Section wish Tony Miragliotta success in all his future endeavors.
Presented this 15th day of July, 1998, at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

President  Vice President

RESOLUTION 1998-3

20 years resolution to founder, Bob Colborn

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas the current ACR organization would not have been possible without the efforts of those members who founded the organization in 1978; and

Whereas Robert J. Colborn, Jr. was a founding member of the ACR Section at the St. Louis, Missouri NASS conference in 1978; and

Whereas Robert J. Colborn, Jr. served as the first Executive Secretary for ACR, presented many programs at NASS/ACR annual conferences, and served as host ACR member for the NASS/ACR annual conference held in Annapolis, Maryland in 1984;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that NASS and its ACR Section hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Robert J. Colborn, Jr. for his diligence and perseverance in founding ACR and his hard work in building ACR into the strong, successful staff section of NASS that it is today, 20 years after its founding.

Presented this 11th day of July, 1998,  at the NASS/ACR annual conference,  Salt Lake City, Utah.

ACR President          ACR Vice President    NASS President

RESOLUTION 1998-4

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas the current ACR organization would not have been possible without the efforts of those members who founded the organization in 1978; and

Whereas Dennis Schnepfe was a founding member of the ACR Section at the St. Louis, Missouri NASS conference in 1978;

Whereas Dennis Schnepfe has served ACR by presenting programs at NASS/ACR annual conferences;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that NASS and its ACR Section hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Dennis Schnepfe for his work in founding ACR and in helping to build ACR into the strong, successful staff section of NASS that it is today, 20 years after its founding.

Presented this 11th day of July, 1998, at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

ACR President          ACR Vice President      NASS President

RESOLUTION 1998-5

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas the current ACR organization would not have been possible without the efforts of those members who founded the organization in 1978; and

Whereas Liz Cloud was a founding member of the ACR Section at the St. Louis, Missouri NASS conference in 1978; and

Whereas Liz Cloud served as the ACR Vice President from 1994-1996 and as the ACR President from 1996-1998, and has presented many programs at NASS/ACR annual conferences;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that NASS and its ACR Section hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Liz Cloud for her work in founding ACR and in helping to build ACR into the strong, successful staff section of NASS that it is today, 20 years after its founding.

Presented this 11th day of July, 1998, at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

ACR President          ACR Vice President      NASS President

RESOLUTION 1998-6

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas the current ACR organization would not have been possible without the efforts of those members who founded the organization in 1978; and

Whereas Lynn P. Bartlett was a founding member of the ACR Section at the St. Louis, Missouri NASS conference in 1978; and

Whereas Lynn P. Bartlett has served ACR by presenting programs at annual conferences and being the gracious host ACR member at the annual conference held in Charleston, South Carolina in 1996;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that NASS and its ACR Section hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Lynn P. Bartlett for her work in founding ACR and in helping to build ACR into the strong, successful staff section of NASS that it is today, 20 years after its founding.

Presented this 11th day of July, 1998, at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

ACR President    ACR Vice President   NASS President

RESOLUTION 1998-7

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas the current ACR organization would not have been possible without the efforts of those members who founded the organization in 1978; and

Whereas Gary R. Hoffman was a founding member of the ACR Section at the St. Louis, Missouri NASS conference in 1978; and

Whereas Gary R. Hoffman served as the ACR Vice President from 1992-1994 and as the ACR President from 1994-1996, has presented many programs at NASS/ACR annual conferences, and served as ACR annual conference program chair;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that NASS and its ACR Section hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Gary Hoffman for his work in founding ACR and in helping to build ACR into the strong, successful staff section of NASS that it is today, 20 years after its founding.

Presented this 11th day of July, 1998, at the NASS/ACR annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

ACR President          ACR Vice President   NASS President

RESOLUTION 1998-8

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas the current ACR organization would not have been possible without the efforts of those members who founded the organization in 1978; and

Whereas Gary L. Reid was a founding member of the ACR Section at the St. Louis, Missouri NASS conference in 1978; and

Whereas Gary L. Reid has served ACR as program chairman for the annual conference held in Mobile, Alabama in 1997, as host member at the NASS/ACR conference in Seattle, Washington in 1986, and by presenting programs at NASS/ACR annual conferences;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that NASS and its ACR Section hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Gary L. Reid for his work in founding ACR and in helping to build ACR into the strong, successful staff section of NASS that it is today, 20 years after its founding.

Presented this 11th day of July, 1998,  at the NASS/ACR annual conference,  Salt Lake City, Utah.

ACR President          ACR Vice President  NASS President

RESOLUTION 1998-9

Administrative Codes & Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas the current ACR organization would not have been possible without the efforts of those members who founded the organization in 1978; and

Whereas Philip S. LaMar was a founding member of the ACR Section at the St. Louis, Missouri NASS conference in 1978; and

Whereas Philip S. LaMar continues to support NASS/ACR as a sponsor representing Lexis Law Publishing;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that NASS and its ACR Section hereby express their deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Philip S. LaMar for his work in founding ACR and in helping to build ACR into the strong, successful staff section of NASS that it is today, 20 years after its founding.

Presented this 11th day of July, 1998, at the NASS/ACR annual conference,  Salt Lake City, Utah.

ACR President          ACR Vice President     NASS President


1997

RESOLUTION 1997-1

Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers Section (A.C.R.) of the National Association of Secretaries of State (N.A.S.S.) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS Nancy Midkiff contributed twelve years as a member in good standing of the A.C.R. and further distinguished herself by presenting programs at the Section’s annual conferences; and

WHEREAS the members of the A.C.R. have benefited from their association with Nancy Midkiff;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the A.C.R. Section hereby expresses its deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Nancy Midkiff for her contribution to the success of the A.C.R.; and Further Be It Resolved that the members of the A.C.R. Section wish Nancy Midkiff success in all her future endeavors.

Adopted this 30th day of July, 1997, at the N.A.S.S./A.C.R. annual conference, Mobile, Alabama.

President    Vice President

RESOLUTION 1997-2

Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers Section (A.C.R.) of the National Association of Secretaries of State (N.A.S.S.) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

WHEREAS Phyllis Barry contributed eighteen years as a member in good standing of the A.C.R. and further distinguished herself by participating in programs at the Section’s annual conferences; and

WHEREAS the members of the A.C.R. have benefited from their association with Phyllis Barry;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the A.C.R. Section hereby expresses its deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Phyllis Barry for her contribution to the success of the A.C.R.; and Further Be It Resolved that the members of the A.C.R. Section wish Phyllis Barry success in all her future endeavors.

Adopted this 30th day of July, 1997, at the N.A.S.S./A.C.R. annual conference, Mobile, Alabama.

President    Vice President

RESOLUTION 1997-3

Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers Section (A.C.R.) of the National Association of Secretaries of State (N.A.S.S.) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas Korey Lowder contributed four years as a member in good standing of the A.C.R. and further distinguished himself by serving as the A.C.R. Program Chairman at the Section’s annual conference in Rapid City, South Dakota; and

Whereas the members of the A.C.R. have benefited from their association with Korey Lowder;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the A.C.R. Section hereby expresses its deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Korey Lowder for his contribution to the success of the A.C.R.; and

Further Be It Resolved that the members of the A.C.R. Section wish Korey Lowder success in all his future endeavors.

Adopted this 30th day of July, 1997, at the N.A.S.S./A.C.R. annual conference, Mobile, Alabama.

President    Vice President

RESOLUTION 1997-4

On the death of Ann Brown.

Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers Section (A.C.R.) of the National Association of Secretaries of State (N.A.S.S.) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas Ann Brown contributed many years as a member in good standing of the A.C.R. and further distinguished herself by participating in programs at the Section’s annual conferences; and

Whereas the members of the A.C.R. were greatly saddened by the news of Ann Brown’s recent death;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the A.C.R. Section hereby expresses its profound respect to Ann Brown for her contribution to the success of the A.C.R.; and

Further Be It Resolved that the members of the A.C.R. Section wish a copy of this resolution be given to Ann Brown’s daughter.

Adopted this 30th day of July, 1997, at the N.A.S.S./A.C.R. annual conference, Mobile, Alabama.

President    Vice President

RESOLUTION 1997-5

Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers Section (A.C.R.) of the National Association of Secretaries of State (N.A.S.S.) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas Richard Claypoole contributed many years as a member in good standing of the A.C.R. and further distinguished himself by participating in the Section’s annual conferences held throughout the country and winter meetings held in Washington, D.C.;

and Whereas the members of the A.C.R. have benefited from their association with Richard Claypoole;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the A.C.R. Section hereby expresses its deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Richard Claypoole for his contribution to the success of the A.C.R.; and

Further Be It Resolved that the members of the A.C.R. Section wish Richard Claypoole success in all his future endeavors.

Adopted this 30th day of July, 1997, at the N.A.S.S./A.C.R. annual conference, Mobile, Alabama.

President   Vice President

RESOLUTION 1997-6

On the formation of the “Rulettes.”

Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State

Whereas the goal of the Administrative Codes and Registers Section (A.C.R.) of the National Association of Secretaries of State (N.A.S.S.) is to foster the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques and to develop more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers and public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process; and

Whereas the ACR Section has no visible means of support other than the whopping $280 we received this past year for selling the annual survey; and Whereas the ACR expenses this year were double our income; and

Whereas the ACR Section needs a means of raising funds other than the sale of the annual survey; and

Whereas a possible means of raising funds was discovered during the 1997 annual conference in Mobile, Alabama, at a local establishment commonly known as Anne’s Karaoke Place;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the A.C.R. Section hereby designates the trio hereinafter known as the Rulettes (aka the Booze Brothers or the Brews Brothers) and composed of Scott Cancelosi, Dennis Stevenson, and Michael White, who are herein listed not in order of their singing ability but in true, editorial, alphabetical order as the official A.C.R. fund raising maestros; and

Further Be It Resolved that all funds raised by the Rulettes shall be accumulated by means of circulating a form of head covering donated by any A.C.R. member wearing more than one kind of hat; and

Further Be It Resolved that all funds so raised, if any, shall be deposited into the A.C.R. treasury without exception, including all gratuities thrown at the Rulettes during performances or at other times and shall remain in the A.C.R. treasury to accumulate any interest we can get on these funds; and

Further Be It Resolved that the A.C.R. Section has no liability whatsoever for any misconduct, negligence, dereliction of duty, malfeasance, off-key singing, loss of hearing, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, harassment, and any other activity not herein specifically cited including the posting of bail; and

Further Be It Resolved that the A.C.R. Section shall be held harmless and at no fault and shall declare no knowledge of this resolution whatsoever if placed either under oath or on the spot; and

Further Be It Resolved that this resolution, upon majority vote of the membership in attendance and in at least partial control of their faculties, shall be signed by the A.C.R. Section President and Vice President and transmitted to whomever the A.C.R. Section shall so designate, either appropriate or inappropriate, as the case may be.

Adopted this 30th day of July, 1997, at the N.A.S.S./A.C.R.  annual conference, Mobile, Alabama.

President    Vice President


1996


1995

Gary Hoffman

Gary Reid