Motorhomers can contact their legislators to support a national declaration of RV Centennial Celebration Month.
State legislatures in Indiana, Iowa and Louisiana adopted resolutions declaring June 2010 as “RV Centennial Celebration Month." The Florida state senate has also introduced an RV Centennial resolution (FL S 2680), but it has yet to be voted on.
"We are pleased that Indiana, Iowa and Louisiana have honored the RV industry on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary, and we expect additional proclamations to be issued by several governors as we approach June," said Dianne Farrell, RVIA Vice President of Government Affairs.
On the federal side, both chambers of Congress have introduced resolutions that would officially recognize June 2010 as RV Centennial Celebration Month.
The Senate resolution (S. Res. 410) was introduced by Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind. with Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., as an original cosponsor. It states “That the Senate supports and recognizes the goals and ideals of ‘RV Centennial Celebration Month’ to commemorate 100 years of enjoyment of recreation vehicles in the United States; and encourages the people of the United States to celebrate this anniversary by taking part in recreation vehicle vacations.”
In the House, Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced H. Res. 1073 with Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., as an original cosponsor. The text of the House resolution is almost identical to the Senate resolution text. Each resolution includes the clause, “this homegrown industry, including recreation vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and campgrounds, employs hundreds of thousands of people in the Nation in good-paying jobs across all 50 states.”
To send an e-mail in support of a national declaration of RV Centennial Celebration Month, visit www.RVAct.org.