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TN lawmaker passes resolution to honor himself

State Sen. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol State Sen. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Tennessee legislator is catching heat for passing a resolution to honor himself.

While Tennessee lawmakers have long been criticized for wasting time and money on frivolous bills, some say this one tops them all.

Resolutions are basically congratulatory notes for an achievement, an occasion or a job well-done, and so far this year, lawmakers have passed 476 resolutions - each one typically costing taxpayers about $300.

Sen. Ophelia Ford has passed one to honor her intern, Sens. Matthew and Timothy Hill have honored their late grandmother but Sen. Jon Lundberg just passed a resolution to honor himself.

"I think it's important for us as a state to say, 'Hey, great job on creating jobs and moving the ball forward,'" said Lundberg, R-Bristol.

Lundberg's resolution, written by his own staff, honors his public relations firm, The Corporate Image, and says things like "the owners and employees of The Corporate Image are many such noteworthy persons" and "the company has continued to set the standard for the highest quality professional services."

"Ten years ago, I did this - I asked my state representative to do it. Now, the company is 20 years old, so who do I ask?" Lundberg said.

Lundberg said he paid for his resolution, so it didn't end up costing the state anything.

"My staff wrote it, I reimbursed the state the cost of the paper and all of that," Lundberg said.

And Lundberg adds he has resolutions for all of the milestones hitting businesses in his district.

"Is that important for those companies? Yeah," Lundberg said.

Lundberg passed another resolution back in 2009 honoring his daughter for graduating high school. When asked about that resolution Wednesday, Lundberg said he stands by that one, too.

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