2007 - 2008 LEGISLATURE
January 12, 2007 - Introduced by Representative Schneider. Referred to
Committee on State Affairs.
AJR5,1,2 1Relating to: renaming the decorated tree on display in the Capitol rotunda during
2the Christmas holiday season as the Wisconsin State Christmas Tree.
AJR5,1,53 Whereas, the State of Wisconsin respects all religious and cultural customs and
4is desirous of properly naming the publicly displayed symbols of our state's diverse
5holiday traditions out of respect for all traditions; and
AJR5,1,96 Whereas, the decorated tree that has been on display in the Capitol rotunda
7annually during the Christmas holiday season since 1916 was known as a
8"Christmas tree" until 1985, when state officials began referring to that tree as a
9"holiday tree"; and
AJR5,1,1310 Whereas, the Wisconsin legislature wishes to return to this tradition and join
11numerous other states and public institutions and millions of American families in
12celebrating the Christmas holiday season with a Christmas tree; now, therefore, be
1Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the decorated tree
2annually displayed in the Capitol rotunda during the Christmas holiday season shall
3be known as the "State of Wisconsin Christmas Tree."
AJR5,2,44 (End)