WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
recognize Irving Teen Court participants and to welcome them to
the State Capitol on April 9, 2007; and
       WHEREAS, Teen courts are run by teenagers with the goal of
providing continuing education and training for the participants,
fostering civic engagement in young people, and reducing juvenile
crime; and
       WHEREAS, Teen Court programs provide community restitution
for teens with Class C misdemeanors, such as traffic or other
minor offenses; teenage volunteers run the courts, acting as
bailiffs, attorneys, clerks, and jurors; most volunteers are
students who hope to study law or are extremely interested in the
legislative process; and
       WHEREAS, The Irving Teen Court participants are visiting
the Supreme Court, the Secretary of State's office, and the
State Capitol to learn about the legislative process; these
dedicated volunteers perform a valuable service to our communities
and to our state and are truly worthy of legislative recognition;
now, therefore, be it
       RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
80th Legislature, hereby welcome Irving Teen Court participants
to the Capitol and honor them for their contributions to the
State of Texas; and, be it further
       RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
them as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
    President of the Senate
    I hereby certify that the
above Resolution was adopted by
the Senate on March 12, 2007.
    Secretary of the Senate
     Member, Texas Senate