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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the House of Representatives wish
 3    to  extend   their   sincerest   congratulations   to   State
 4    Representative  Vincent  A. Persico, who is retiring from his
 5    legislative duties on January 9, 2002; and

 6        WHEREAS, Born on December 9, 1948 in Oak Park,  Illinois,
 7    Representative  Persico  received  his bachelor's degree from
 8    the University of Illinois in 1971 and  his  master's  degree
 9    from Northern Illinois University in 1986; and

10        WHEREAS,  Representative Persico has served the residents
11    of the 39th Representative District in the  Illinois  General
12    Assembly  since  1991;  his legislative assignments included:
13    Committees on Aging; Committee of the Whole; Environment  and
14    Energy; Financial Institutions; Electric Utility Deregulation
15    (Co-Chairperson); Labor; and Telecommunications Rewrite; and

16        WHEREAS,   Representative  Persico  was  instrumental  in
17    developing and passing a rewrite  of  the  Telecommunications
18    Article,  which  greatly  improved  telecommunication service
19    standards for every citizen of the State of Illinois; due  to
20    his efforts, the new law provides strong consumer protections
21    by  setting clear, strict service quality standards, opens up
22    the telecommunications market to competition which will  lead
23    to  choice,  lower  prices,  and  higher quality service, and
24    enhances "slamming, cramming, and jamming" protection; and

25        WHEREAS, Representative Persico was instrumental  in  the
26    passage  of the Illinois Electric Service Customer Choice and
27    Rate Relief Law  of  1997,  which  restructured  the  State's
28    electric  utility  industry  to offer customers choices about
29    who supplies their electric  power,  competitive  prices  for
30    that  power,  and  new  services;  due  to  his  efforts, all
31    non-residential customers have the  option  to  choose  their
32    electric  supplier and residential customers will soon have a
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 1    similar option; and

 2        WHEREAS, Representative Persico has been an active member
 3    of numerous  civic  and  community  organizations,  including
 4    service  on  the  Board  of  Directors of the Milton Township
 5    Committee of Youth, as a board member of  Glen  Ellyn  Family
 6    Services,  as  a Trustee for Milton Township, and as a member
 7    of the Kiwanis Club and the Glenbard West  Booster  Club;  in
 8    addition,  he  served  as  a  member of the Ad Hoc Committee,
 9    Family Services and the Wheaton Affordable Housing Committee,
10    and  was active in Glen Ellyn Boys Baseball and the PTA Board
11    at Hadley Junior High School; and

12        WHEREAS, Representative Persico has been supported in his
13    legislative and community service by his wife Donna  and  son
14    Derek; and

15        WHEREAS,  Representative  Vincent Persico will officially
16    resign from his duties on January 9,  2002  and  establish  a
17    lobbying  firm; his presence, dedication, and service will be
18    deeply  missed  by  members  on  both  side  of  the   aisle;
19    therefore, be it

22    we congratulate Representative Vincent  A.  Persico  for  his
23    distinguished   record  of  service  and  dedication  in  the
24    Illinois General Assembly and to the residents  of  the  39th
25    Representative  District;  and  we  wish  him well in his new
26    career; and be it further

27        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
28    presented   to   Representative  Vincent  A.  Persico  as  an
29    expression of our esteem.

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