Friday, January 5, 2001
The Senate was called to order by the President.
A moment of silence was observed in lieu of devotions.
Message from the House
A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Palmisano, its First Assistant Clerk, as follows:
I am directed to inform the Senate the House has adopted Joint Resolutions of the following titles:
J.R.H. 2. Joint resolution in memory of Victor Borge.
J.R.H. 3. Joint resolution in memory of Thomas C. Ryan.
J.R.H. 5. Joint resolution designating July 8, 2002, as Windham County Meeting House Day.
I am directed to inform the Senate the House has considered a Joint Resolution originating in the Senate of the following title:
J.R.S. 5. Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment
And has adopted the same in concurrence.
Senate Resolution Adopted
Senate resolution of the following title was offered, read and adopted, and is as follows:
S.R. 4. Senate resolution relating to the establishment of a committee on reapportionment.
RESOLVED BY THE SENATE:
That the Senate Rules be amended by adopting new temporary Rule 24.1 and by amending temporarily existing Rule 24, as follows:
First: By adding a new section 24.1, to read as follows:
24.1 A committee on reapportionment shall be appointed, consisting of seven members, no more than four of which shall be of the majority party, and no more than three of which shall be of the minority party.
Second: By amending section 24, sixth paragraph, by striking out the words "municipal corporations; and reapportionment" and inserting in lieu thereof the words and municipal corporations
This amendment to the Senate Rules is temporary and shall expire upon final adjournment of the biennial session of 2001.
Standing Committees Appointed
The President, on behalf of the Committee on Committees, reported appointments of standing committees as follows:
A.M. Senator Kittell, Chair Room 7
P.M. Senator Bartlett, Chair Room 5
P.M. Senator Ankeney, Chair Room 28
P.M. Senator Rivers, Chair Room 6
General Affairs and Housing
A.M. Senator Greenwood, Chair Room 27
A.M. Senator Doyle, Chair Room 4
Health and Welfare
P.M. Senator Chard, Chair Room 17
P.M. Senator Illuzzi, Chair Room 7
A.M. Senator Sears, Chair Room 1
Natural Resources and Energy
A.M. Senator McCormack, Chair Room 8
A.M. Senator Mazza, Chair Room 3
On motion of Senator Shumlin, the Senate adjourned, to reconvene on Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at ten o’clock in the forenoon pursuant to J.R.S. 5.