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NO. R-239. JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE SONG COMMISSION.

(J.R.H. 102)

Offered by: Representatives Kehler of Pomfret and Rose of Williston.

Whereas, Hail Vermont was selected as the official state song in May 1938 by a special committee that Governor George Aiken had been authorized to appoint under No. 350 of the Acts and Resolves of 1937, and

Whereas, as Vermont embarks on its third century of statehood, it is appropriate that a new and more singable melody be selected to celebrate our state, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That a volunteer committee consisting of three persons appointed by the board of the Vermont Arts Council shall solicit and review musical candidates to be designated as the official Vermont State Song and/or State Anthem and shall report its recommendation to the General Assembly on or before February 15, 1999, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Arts Council.