NO. R-147.  Concurrent Resolution honoring Claudette L. Marinelli for her service to  the Legislature of the State of Vermont.


Offered by:  Representatives Sheltra of Derby, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Amidon of Charlotte, Anderson of Woodstock, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of South Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Bartlett of Dover, Bohi of Hartford, Bolduc of Barton, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Brown of Walden, Carey of Chester, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Connell of Warren, Corcoran of Bennington, Crawford of Burke, Crowley of West Rutland, Dakin of Colchester, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, DePoy of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Duffy of Rutland City, Dunsmore of Georgia, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Freed of Dorset, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Gray of Barre Town, Haas of Rutland City, Hall of Newport City, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hingtgen of Burlington, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hummel of Underhill, Johnson of Canaan, Kainen of Hartford, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Kenyon of Bradford, Keogh of Burlington, Ketchum of Bethel, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kirker of Essex, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Krawczyk, A. of Bennington, Krawczyk, J. of Bennington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, LaVoie of Swanton, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Marek of Newfane, Marron of Stowe, Martin of Springfield, Mazur of South Burlington, Metzger of Milton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Miller of Elmore, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O’Donnell of Vernon, Otterman of Topsham, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pelham of Calais, Perry of Richford, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Pugh of South Burlington, Robinson of Richmond, Rogers of Castleton, Rusten of Halifax, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Severance of Colchester, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of New Haven, Smith of Morristown, Starr of Troy, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Sweeney of Colchester, Sweetser of Essex, Symington of Jericho, Towne of Berlin, Tracy of Burlington, Valliere of Barre City, Vincent of Waterbury, Waite of Pawlet, Webster of Randolph, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wood of Brandon, Wright of Burlington, Young of Orwell and Zuckerman of Burlington.

Offered by:  Senator Bloomer of Rutland County, Senator Ayer of Addison County, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille County, Senator Campbell of Windsor County, Senator Canns of Caledonia County, Senator Collins of Franklin County, Senator Condos of Chittenden County, Senator Cummings of Washington County, Senator Doyle of Washington County, Senator Dunne of Windsor County, Senator Gander of Windham County, Senator Gossens of Addison County, Senator Greenwood of Essex-Orleans County, Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans County, Senator Kittell of Franklin County, Senator Leddy of Chittenden County, Senator Lyons of Chittenden County, Senator MacDonald of Orange County, Senator Maynard of Rutland County, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle County, Senator Miller of Chittenden County, Senator Mullin of Rutland County, Senator Munt of Chittenden County, Senator Scott of Washington County, Senator Sears of Bennington County, Senator Shepard of Bennington County, Senator Snelling of Chittenden County, Senator Welch of Windsor County and Senator White of Windham County.

Whereas, the General Assembly and the people of the State of Vermont have been well served for over 30 years by the devoted work of Claudette L. Marinelli of the Legislative Council, and

Whereas, Claudette joined the Legislative Council staff in 1966 and during the following three and one-half decades performed and managed all its operations, serving all members and all committees of both chambers of the Legislature, and

Whereas, she has innovated and initiated new services and technology to facilitate legislative drafting, communications, and administrative support for the General Assembly in ways never envisioned in 1966, and

Whereas, her presence has been welcome and friendly support to hundreds of Vermont legislators who have over the years required assistance in meeting the practical and administrative challenges of legislative life, and

Whereas, after one-third of a century of dedicated service to the General Assembly and the citizens of Vermont, on December 31, 2002, Claudette L. Marinelli retired from the Legislative Council, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its very special and heartfelt appreciation to Claudette L. Marinelli for her extraordinary service to the General Assembly, and for the kindness and respect with which she treated every legislator, and be it further

Resolved:  That the members of these legislative chambers extend to her their best wishes in all her future endeavors, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Claudette L. Marinelli of East Montpelier, Vermont.