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WHEREAS wood chips can be used to make finished products; now therefore

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That there is hereby created a joint interim committee to study wood fiber and requirements for facilities to export wood chips world-wide. Such committee shall be composed of three members of the House to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, and three members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate. The committee shall elect a chairman from its membership.

The committee shall have $2,800 total to be used as legislative per diem only for days actually meeting. The committee shall report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the legislature not later than the fifth legislative day of its next regular session, whereupon the committee shall be dissolved.

Approved August 23, 1976.
Time: 3:00 P.M.

Act No. 430

S.J.R. 23-Jones SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A MORATORIUM ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF NURSING HOMES IN THIS STATE.

WHEREAS, due to the financing available because of the medicare and medicaid programs there has been a vast over construction of nursing homes within this state; and

WHEREAS, the medicare and medicaid programs administered by the state of Alabama are not able to adequately keep up with the nursing homes already in existence; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we do encourage a moratorium on the construction of nursing homes, and request that any parties contemplating the construction or opening of new nursing homes give serious reconsideration before so doing.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate distribute copies of this resolution to the news media.

Approved August 23, 1976.
Time: 3:00 P.M.

Act No. 431

S.J.R. 131-McMillan SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION COMMENDING SENATOR J. RICHMOND PEARSON ON BEING SELECTED TO APPEAR AS COUNSEL IN A MOOT COURT TRIAL TELEVISED BY THE MISSISSIPPI EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION SYSTEM.

WHEREAS, our distinguished colleague Senator J. Richmond Pearson has been selected by the Educational Television System of the State of Mississippi to appear as counsel in a moot court trial scheduled for statewide broadcast in the state of Mississippi in August; and

WHEREAS, Senator Pearson was selected based on his outstanding reputation as a lawyer in the State of Alabama and based on his recent contribution to and performance in an Alabama Educational Television Special on Criminal Justice; and

WHEREAS, the members of this body do recognize Senator Pearson's outstanding oratorical and acting ability as demonstrated by his performance in this body; now therefor

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That this body does commend Senator J. Richmond Pearson on being selected to appear as counsel in a moot court trial televised by the Mississippi Educational Television System.

BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That a copy of this resolution be given to Senator Pearson.

Approved August 23, 1976.
Time: 3:00 P.M.

Act No. 432

S.J.R. 132-McMillan

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

NAMING HOUSE BILL 42 AND THE ACT NO. ASSIGNED THERETO, IN THE EVENT THE BILL BECOMES LAW, THE “ROBERTSON-PEARSON ACT.”

WHEREAS, Senator J. Richmond Pearson and Representative Edward “Big Ed” Robertson worked long and diligently for the passage of House Bill 42, providing for the development of a prison industry system and for prison made products to be sold to state agencies and other political subdivisions ; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That House Bill 42 and the Act No. assigned thereto, in the event the Bill becomes law, be known as the "Robertson-Pearson Act".

Approved August 23, 1976.
Time: 3:00 P.M.

Act No. 433

S.J.R. 146—Fine SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION MOURNING THE DEATH OF CECIL WOODROW EDGAR.

WHEREAS the Alabama legislature has learned of the unfortunate death of Cecil Woodrow Edgar of Glencoe who died in a hospital after an extended illness; and

WHEREAS Cecil Woodrow Edgar, a graduate of Livingston State College, served as a major in command of antiaircraft units in the European theatre during World War II; and

WHEREAS he was employed as athletic director of Tallapoosa County Board of Education and later taught at Glencoe High School for twenty-eight years; and

WHEREAS Cecil, a member of the Glencoe First United Methodist Church, is sorely missed by his many friends and loved ones who will long remember his kindness and generosity; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we mourn the death of Cecil Woodrow Edgar and express our sincerest sympathies to his wife, Mrs. Thelma Norton Edgar; his sons, Travis Woodrow, John Cecil, and James Clarence Edgar, all of Glenco; his daughters, Mrs. Callie Waldrop, Rainbow City, and Mrs. Myra Lasseter, Huntsville; his sisters, Juanita Wheeler, Butler, and Pauline Britton, Silas; the other members of his family, his chosen brother Clarence Harcrow, Glencoe; his neices, Kathryn Young, Butler, and Bernice McElwain, Pennington; and to our colleague, Senator Gerald Waldrop.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be sent to Senator and Mrs. Gerald Waldrop, Mrs. Cecil Woodrow Edgar, Travis Woodrow, John Cecil, and James

Clarence Edgar, Mrs. Myra Lasseter, Juanita Wheeler, Pauline
Britton, Clarence Harcrow, Kathryn Young, and Bernice Mc-
Elwain.

Approved August 23, 1976.
Time: 3:00 P.M.

Act No. 434

S.J.R. 150—Flippo SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE MUSCLE SHOALS MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR BRINGING WORLDWIDE ATTENTION TO THE AREA.

WHEREAS, sixteen years ago two young songwriters, Rick Hall and Billy Sherrill, opened a small studio over the City Drug Store in Florence to begin FAME Recordings and the Muscle Shoals sound; and

WHEREAS, this small start brought others to record in the tri-cities area, and included local talent in their recordings; and

WHEREAS, large recording studios came to Muscle Shoals to exploit the talents of its artists, songwriters, musicians and producers, bringing such stars as Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, the Osmonds, Mac Davis, the Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Lynard Skynard, and Hank Williams, Jr.; and

WHEREAS, Muscle Shoals became a place to break into the recording industry and to bring a new spark in a slipping career, such as Paul Anka, who had not had a hit in fourteen years until recording at Muscle Shoals; and

WHEREAS, multi-million dollar recording facilities are now springing up in the cotton fields in the area and have made the Muscle Shoals area the number one hit recording capital of the world; and

WHEREAS, The Muscle Shoals music industry has garnered many awards and much recognition since inception; and in 1972, Rick Hall was selected by Billboard Magazine as the number one record producer in the world and in 1974 was nominated for a Grammy Award as “Record Producer of the Year"; and in 1973, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett, and David Hood, the owners of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios were Grammy Nominees along with Paul Simon, for Record Album of the Year"; and many, many gold records have been awarded to local studios, and producers for producing the best known acts in the world; and

WHEREAS the Muscle Shoals Music Association was organized to bring worldwide attention to the Muscle Shoals Sound and to support the anti-tape piracy bill passed by the Alabama legislature; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we commend the Muscle Shoals Music Industry for bringing worldwide attention to the area.

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER, That we urge the Governor to proclaim the first week in October as “Music Industry Week" for the state.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be sent to Mr. Rick Hall, President of the Muscle Shoals Music Industry.

Approved August 23, 1976.
Time: 3:00 P.M.

Act No. 435

H. 715—Callahan

AN ACT

Relating to the coroner of any county in this state having a population of not less than 300,000 nor more than 600,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census; providing for the qualifications, election, compensation, and duties of the coroner; providing for two assistants to the coroner; and providing for the appointment of subsequent coroners by the county governing body. Be It Enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. In any county having a population of not less than 300,000 nor more than 600,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census a coroner shall be elected by the qualified voters thereof who shall hold office for a term of four years from the first Monday after the second Tuesday in January next after his election and until his successor is elected and qualified.

Section 2. It shall be a necessary qualification that such person as may be elected to the office of coroner in any such county shall be learned in medicine and surgery and be a qualified pathologist as shall his assistants.

Section 3. The duties of such coroner shall be the same as are now prescribed by law and in addition thereto such duties as are hereinafter set forth.

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