NO. R-155.  Joint resolution authorizing the 2003 Boys’ State program to use the State House.

(J.R.H.16)

Offered by:  Representatives Audette of South Burlington, Allaire of Rutland City, Bohi of Hartford, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Brooks of Montpelier, Carey of Chester, Clark of Vergennes, Connell of Warren, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, Donovan of Burlington, Emmons of Springfield, Fisher of Lincoln, Hunt of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Keogh of Burlington, Ketchum of Bethel, Klein of East Montpelier, Krawczyk, A. of Bennington, Maier of Middlebury, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Masland of Thetford, Miller of Shaftsbury, Monti of Barre City, Morrissey of Bennington, Nease of Johnson, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Partridge of Windham, Sheltra of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho and Tracy of Burlington.

Whereas, each June, dozens of outstanding young men who are entering their senior year in high school journey to the state capital, under the auspices of the Vermont American Legion, to participate in a unique educational experience known as Boys’ State, and

Whereas, as members of Boys’ State, these aspiring future statesmen learn the rudiments and challenges of American democracy, and

Whereas, a significant segment of the program includes gathering at the State House for a mock legislative session, and

Whereas, these young men leave the State House with a greater appreciation of the intricacies involved in enacting legislation, and

Whereas, the 2003 Boys’ State is scheduled to visit the State House on Thursday, June 19 of this year, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the 2003 Boys’ State is authorized to use the House and Senate chambers, Rooms 10 and 11, and the committee rooms, on Thursday, June 19, 2003, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and that the Sergeant at Arms is authorized to facilitate the visit of Boys’ State to the State House, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the American Legion office and the Sergeant at Arms in Montpelier.