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90_HJ0067 LRB9012169CBcb 1 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The Northern Ireland Peace Agreement (the 3 Agreement), announced April 10, 1998, offers an historic 4 opportunity to begin to resolve long-standing divisions 5 within Ireland and between Ireland and the United Kingdom; 6 and 7 WHEREAS, The Illinois General Assembly encourages and 8 supports the reconciliation of people divided by national, 9 sectarian, and economic differences within a democratic 10 framework; and 11 WHEREAS, It is the sense and resolution of this General 12 Assembly that the President of the United States and the 13 105th Congress be encouraged to fully support the 14 implementation of the Agreement; therefore, be it 15 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 16 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE 17 SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that we urge the President of the 18 United States and the 105th Congress to support the 19 implementation of the Agreement by all means necessary, 20 particularly the following items: 21 1. Ratification of the Agreement's proposed 22 referenda by voters in the Republic of Ireland and in 23 Northern Ireland on May 22, 1998; and 24 2. Implementation by the participants to the 25 multi-party negotiations of all of the Agreement's 26 institutional and constitutional arrangements; and 27 3. Verification that all paramilitary organizations 28 in Northern Ireland have disarmed in accordance with the 29 Agreement; and 30 4. Implementation of those recommendations which may 31 be made by the Commission on Policing for Northern 32 Ireland; and -2- LRB9012169CBcb 1 5. Implementation of those terms of the Agreement 2 relating to equality of economic opportunity in Northern 3 Ireland; and 4 6. Pursuant to a review process established in 5 accordance with the Agreement, the release of qualifying 6 persons now imprisoned in Northern Ireland, the United 7 Kingdom, or the Republic of Ireland; and be it further 8 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be 9 presented to the President of the United States, the 10 leadership of the 105th Congress, the congressional 11 delegation from Illinois, the Co-Chairmen of the Ad Hoc 12 Congressional Committee for Irish Affairs, and appropriate 13 governmental authorities in the United Kingdom and the 14 Republic of Ireland.
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