*HJR0084 by *Johnson R.
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General Assembly, Directed Studies - Urges Tennessee valley authority to refrain from the sale of land designated for public use. -

Filed for intro on 02/07/2005
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 84
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By Johnson R

A RESOLUTION concerning land designated for public use owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

WHEREAS, it is the duty of this General Assembly to encourage the responsible ownership by the Tennessee Valley Authority of those lands designated for public use within this State; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has established during the course of its history a precedent in which it designates many acres in and around its projects within this State as public land, allowing any and all the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Tennessee; and

WHEREAS, TVA's public lands provide also significant natural resource benefits to Tennessee's fish and wildlife and thereby benefit the citizens of this State and nation who enjoy and value those resources; and

WHEREAS, recent movements by TVA to sell, trade, or otherwise transfer parcels of land designated for public use to developers for the purposes of private development are troubling to the members of this body, and represent a marked change from its former approach; and

WHEREAS, the development by private parties of these lands will affect many aspects of life in and around TVA's lakes, including increasing traffic on and around the lakes, destroying wildlife habitats, abolishing green space, and limiting hunting and fishing opportunities; and

WHEREAS, the sale, trade, or transfer of TVA lands designated for public use not only represents a change from its traditional code of conduct, but also establishes a disturbing precedent by which all land held by TVA and designated for public use may be sold for the purpose of private development, resulting in the loss of use by the public of many acres of Tennessee's most impressive land; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE CONCURRING,
that this General Assembly hereby urges the Tennessee Valley Authority and its agents and agencies to refrain from the sale, trade, or otherwise transfer of lands it currently owns and has designated for public use to private developers or to any who might use such land for private development.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that an appropriate copy of this resolution be delivered to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors and to each member of the Tennessee congressional delegation with this final clause omitted from such copy.


adopted unanimously by the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs
3 december 2005 Memphis





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The Abstract summarizes *HJR0084 as introduced.
No Amendments for HJR0084

Actions Taken on HJR0084
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Action def. in s/c Budget of FW&M to first calendar 2006 5/18/2005
Placed on s/c cal Budget of FW&M for 5/18/2005 5/17/2005
Assigned to s/c Budget of FW&M 5/16/2005
Intro., ref. to Finance 2/7/2005
Filed for intro. 2/3/2005

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HJR 84
FISCAL NOTE
HJR 84
March 4, 2005

SUMMARY OF BILL: Urges the Tennessee Valley Authority to refrain from the sale or transfer of lands it currently owns and has designated for public use to private developers or to anyone who might use such land for private development.

A copy of this resolution shall be transmitted to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors and to each member of the Tennessee Congressional delegation.

ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT:
Increase State Expenditures Not Significant / One-Time

Assumption:

Any one-time increase in state expenditures to transmit copies of this resolution to the appropriate persons is estimated to be not significant.

CERTIFICATION:
This is to duly certify that the information contained herein is true and
correct to the best of my knowledge.
James W. White, Executive Director

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Tennessee House Representative

RUSSELL JOHNSON
R - Loudon
District 21 - Parts of Loudon and Monroe counties
District Address
P.O. Box 31
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone (865) 458-5634

  • Attorney and Title Company Co-Owner
  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law - 1990
  • B.A., History and Religion, Auburn University, 1986

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