05-R 393

2005 -- H 6674

Enacted 07/15/05


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N




     Introduced By: Representatives Ginaitt, Trillo, Malik, Crowley, and Anguilla

     Date Introduced: July 15, 2005




     WHEREAS, The citizens of the State of Rhode Island place a high value on their

recreational time and on their ability to access one of America's greatest natural resources, its

waterways; and

     WHEREAS, In 1928, the word "marina" was used for the very first time by the National

Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers to define a recreational boating facility; and

     WHEREAS, Rhode Island is home to over 130 recreational boating facilities that

contribute substantially to their communities by providing a safe, reliable gateway to boating for

members of the community and welcomed guests; and

     WHEREAS, Rhode Island's marinas also serve as stewards of the environment, actively

seeking to protect the surrounding waterways not only for the enjoyment of this generation, but

for generations to come; and

     WHEREAS, Rhode Island's marinas also provide the communities and visitors to the

State of Rhode Island with a place where friends and families, united by a passion for the water,

can come together for recreation, rest and relaxation; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations hereby supports and thanks Rhode Island's marinas for their significant

contributions to the well-being of the citizens and communities in the state as they continue to

provide an environmentally friendly gateway to boating for the citizens and visitors to the Ocean

State; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That this House hereby proclaims August 13, 2005 to be "National Marina

Day" in the State of Rhode Island and joins hands with other states and thousands of waterfront

communities all across the United States in celebrating this day; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Ken Kubic of the Rhode Island Marine Trade