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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE AND HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

thursday, march 10, 2005
CONSENT CALENDAR

Concurrent Resolutions for Notice under Joint Rule 16

     The following joint concurrent resolutions have been introduced for approval by the Senate and House and will be adopted automatically unless a Senator or Representative requests floor consideration before the end of the session of the next legislative day.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.

By Senators Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Collins, Condos, Cummings, Doyle, Dunne, Flanagan, Gander, Giard, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Leddy, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Miller, Mullin, Scott, Sears, Shepard, Snelling, Starr, Welch, White and Wilton,

By Representatives Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Barnard of Richmond, Bohi of Hartford, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of Vergennes, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Cross of Winooski, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Dunsmore of Georgia, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Grad of Moretown, Green of Berlin, Haas of Rochester, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Kainen of Hartford, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McFaun of Barre Town, Metzger of Milton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O’Donnell of Vernon, Orr of Charlotte, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Perry of Richford, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Reese of Pomfret, Rusten of Halifax, Seibert of Norwich, Severance of Colchester, Shand of Weathersfield, Shaw of Derby, Smith of New Haven, Smith of Morristown, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Tracy of Burlington, Valliere of Barre City, Winters of Swanton, Wright of Burlington and Zuckerman of Burlington,

S.C.R. 16.

Senate concurrent resolution in memory of Senator Julius Canns of the Caledonia Senate District.

Whereas, Senator Julius Canns was a dedicated public servant who fought mightily for the causes dearest to him regardless of whether he was in the majority or the sole advocate for his political perspective, and

Whereas, for more than six terms, his fellow senators respected the senator from the Caledonia Senate District for his forthrightness and honesty in all his dealings with them, be they on the floor, in committee, or in personal conversation, and

Whereas, a native of Connecticut, the future senator from the Northeast Kingdom studied at New York University and received his law degree (LL.B.) from La Salle University in Chicago, and

Whereas, as a local businessman in St. Johnsbury, Julius Canns took an active interest in his town’s political and civic affairs, having served as a selectboard member, a justice of the peace, a grand juror, a tax collector, and as the town Republican Party chair, and

Whereas, his interest in law enforcement prompted him to become a Caledonia County Deputy Sheriff, and

Whereas, as an avid sportsman, Julius Canns was a leader in hunting and fishing organizations in the Northeast Kingdom, and

Whereas, his service as a United States Marine in World War II inspired in him a deep sense of patriotism which he drew upon during his term as the state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization in Vermont and in his fervent support in favor of a federal constitutional amendment prohibiting the desecration of the American flag, and 

Whereas, prior to his election to the Senate, Julius Canns advocated on behalf of veterans’ organizations in the General Assembly, and he developed a keen sense of the legislative process, and

Whereas, as an individual who was extremely proud of his Native American heritage, he battled for over a decade to secure state recognition for the Abenaki residents of Vermont, and

Whereas, a tireless fighter, Senator Canns continued to represent his constituents with passion and dedication despite his personal battle against cancer, and

Whereas, his remarkable life’s journey concluded on Sunday, February 20, 2005, as he died at home on his 82nd birthday, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its profound condolences to the family of Senator Julius Canns of the Caledonia Senate District, including his wife Mary, his daughter, and his two sons, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his widow, Mary Canns, to his sons, Ronald and Gary, and to his daughter, Sharon.

By Representatives Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bartlett of Dover, Bohi of Hartford, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Cross of Winooski, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, DePoy of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Dowland of Holland, Dunsmore of Georgia, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Green of Berlin, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Kainen of Hartford, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kiss of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Louras of Rutland City, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Marron of Stowe, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, McLaughlin of Royalton, Metzger of Milton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Miller of Elmore, Minter of Waterbury, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Niquette of Colchester, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O’Donnell of Vernon, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Reese of Pomfret, Rodgers of Glover, 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, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wood of Brandon, Wright of Burlington, Young of Orwell and Zuckerman of Burlington,

By Senators Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Collins, Condos, Cummings, Doyle, Dunne, Flanagan, Gander, Giard, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Leddy, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Miller, Mullin, Scott, Sears, Shepard, Snelling, Starr, Welch, White and Wilton,

H.C.R. 60

House concurrent resolution welcoming home from deployment in Iraq members of the Vermont National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment

Whereas, the Vermont National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment comprises soldiers from armories in Berlin, Burlington, Vergennes, and Waterbury who come from many communities in Vermont, and

Whereas, on January 23, 2004, 200 members of the 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment departed from Vermont for Fort Dix, New Jersey where they completed preparatory training prior to their deployment to Iraq, and

Whereas, in March, these outstanding Vermont citizen soldiers were deployed to Iraq for an 11‑month tour of duty, and

Whereas, after nearly a year serving their nation with distinction and honor as members of the United States military forces in Iraq, the citizen soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment completed their overseas assignment and boarded an aircraft for the long journey home, and

Whereas, on Thursday, February 10, 2005, they landed safely at Fort Dix, New Jersey for a period of debriefing before heading home to Vermont for reunions with their families, and

Whereas, families of Vermont National Guard members have experienced challenging times during the deployment period and will be relieved that the soldiers are returning home, and

Whereas, the members of the General Assembly recognize the personal and professional sacrifices that Vermont National Guard personnel deployed overseas for extended periods of time have made in fulfilling their military obligations, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is extremely proud of the Vermont National Guard and extends the warmest possible welcome home to the members of the Vermont National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment on their return from an 11‑month deployment to Iraq, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this Resolution to Vermont Adjutant General Martha Rainville at Camp Johnson in Colchester and to each member of the Vermont National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery Regiment.

By Representatives Clark of Vergennes, Houston of Ferrisburgh and Smith of New Haven,

H.C.R. 61

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2004 Vermont Music Educator of the Year Susan O’Daniel of Vergennes.

Whereas, Susan O’Daniel of Vergennes has a deep love of music and a strong passion to teach children the art form’s boundless creative possibilities, and

Whereas, she prepared for her life’s pursuit by earning a music degree at Boston University, specializing in music education and French horn studies, and, while a college student, was a member of many music performance ensembles, and

Whereas, after graduating with honors, Susan O’Daniel headed northward where she accepted a teaching position at Vergennes Union High School, and

Whereas, for the last quarter century, she has focused her professional attention on improving and expanding the school’s instrumental music curriculum, and

Whereas, under Susan O’Daniel’s guidance, Vergennes Union High School can now be proud of hosting one of the best music education programs at any secondary school in the state, and

Whereas, in recognition of her excellence as a music pedagogue, in 2004, she was named, most deservedly, the Green Mountain Music District’s Teacher of the Year, and the Vermont Music Educators Association’s Music Educator of the Year, and

Whereas, while deeply committed to her role as a high school music educator, she has hardly limited her musical activities to the confines of Vergennes Union High School, and

Whereas, Susan O’Daniel waves the baton that keeps the beat for the Vergennes City Band, and

Whereas, she remains committed to her other musical specialty, the French horn, having cofounded the Champlain Brass quintet of which she is a member, and she also performs regularly with other ensembles, including the Vermont Winds, and

Whereas, she has served as a mentor for other music teachers in Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to congratulate Susan O’Daniel on her receipt of the 2004 Vermont Music Educator of the Year Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Susan O’Daniel at Vergennes Union High School.

By Representative Myers of Essex, Allard of St. Albans Town, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Barnard of Richmond, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Clark of Vergennes, Condon of Colchester, Cross of Winooski, Donovan of Burlington, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fisher of Lincoln, Frank of Underhill, Gervais of Enosburg, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kiss of Burlington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lippert of Hinesburg, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, Metzger of Milton, Niquette of Colchester, Nuovo of Middlebury, Parent of St. Albans City, Peterson of Williston, Pugh of S. Burlington, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Sharpe of Bristol, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Winters of Swanton and Wright of Burlington,

By Senator Leddy of Chittenden District,

H.C.R. 62

House concurrent resolution honoring the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging’s (CVAA) March for Meals campaign.

Whereas, the CVAA’s mission is to provide independence and dignity to individuals age 60 and older residing in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties, and

Whereas, an important component of this mission is the Meals on Wheels program which, in 2004, served 167,000 meals to over 1,500 recipients, and

Whereas, the 900 CVAA Meals on Wheels’ volunteers are both providers of nutritious meals and welcomed visitors who check on the well‑being of the meals’ recipients, and

Whereas, the importance, on an individual basis, of the Meals on Wheels program is reflected in the statistic that 12 percent of the persons age 60 and older must choose among paying rent, purchasing medications, or buying groceries, and

Whereas, Meals on Wheels’ economic benefits extends to the

community-at-large because the price of a year’s worth of delivered meals is equivalent to a single day’s hospitalization, and

Whereas, the program’s precarious financial condition could result in unfortunate cutbacks, resulting in an undesirable waiting list, and

Whereas, in order to alleviate the likelihood of program cutbacks, CVAA is conducting a local version of the national March for Meals campaign which during the month of March will raise additional funds and recruit new volunteer drivers for this outstanding community service, and

Whereas, many religious and business organizations are participating in this fundraising and community awareness campaign, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging March for Meals campaign, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to John Barbour, the executive director of the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging.

By Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Ancel of Calais, Klein of East Montpelier, Brooks of Montpelier and Kitzmiller of Montpelier,

H.C.R. 63

House concurrent resolution congratulating Elliot Morse on his designation as the 2004 East Montpelier Citizen of the Year.

Whereas, Rally Day is the town of East Montpelier’s annual fall celebration featuring many events, including the announcement of the town’s citizen of the year, and

Whereas, in 2004, the Rally Day attendees were delighted to learn that one of East Montpelier’s best known citizens, Elliot Morse, was to be presented this community honor, and

Whereas, for many individuals from far beyond the town’s borders, he has been the highly touted mechanical wizard who rescued their ancient and beloved Volkswagens from sure automotive oblivion, and

Whereas, for decades, the preservation of the town of East Montpelier’s physical and cultural heritage has been of prime importance to Elliot Morse, and

Whereas, he is a veteran of the East Montpelier Volunteer Fire Department who is well acquainted with the technique for dousing flames, and

Whereas, he has served the community as commissioner of cemeteries, assuring that the town’s historic and more contemporary grave sites are properly attended, and

Whereas, Elliot Morse is known as a central Vermont historian, versed in the legends and lore of both East Montpelier and neighboring communities, and

Whereas, he is best described as a history activist who brings the past back to life through his restoration activities, and

Whereas, the reopening of Robinson Mill in Kents’ Corner can be attributed in large measure to Elliot Morse’s persistent efforts, and he has been very supportive of the project to reopen the nearby Kent Museum, and

Whereas, civically inclined, he stood for election to the House of Representatives, and

Whereas, annually, Elliot Morse has traveled to the Tunbridge Fair to start antique car engines, and he has fired his historic cannon at festivities on July 4, and

Whereas, among his many talents, he is especially noted for his skill as a gourmet popcorn maker, and

Whereas, no more worthy an individual could have been selected as East Montpelier’s citizen of the year, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Elliot Morse on his designation as the 2004 East Montpelier Citizen of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Elliot Morse in East Montpelier.

By Representatives Keenan of St. Albans City, Parent of St. Albans City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Howrigan of Fairfield and Branagan of Georgia,

By Senators Collins and Kittell,

H.C.R. 64

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans Bobwhites 2005 Division I championship boys’ ice hockey team.

Whereas, the third-seeded Bellows Free Academy (BFA)-St. Albans Bobwhites boys’ ice hockey team was well prepared for the daunting challenge of defeating top-seeded Champlain Valley Union High School (CVUHS) when the two squads faced off for the Division I title, and

Whereas, playing before a large crowd of both teams’ supporters at the University of Vermont’s Gutterson Fieldhouse, the Bobwhites took the lead on a Wade McDonald goal in the middle of the opening period, and quickly thereafter, with assistance from teammate Charlie Mildrum, increased the BFA-St. Albans lead to 2-1, and

Whereas, although CVUHS did score a goal prior to the first period’s conclusion, it proved to be that team’s only posting on the scoreboard, and

Whereas, the 2-1 BFA-St. Albans lead held through nearly the balance of the contest in large measure due to the tremendous performance of Bobwhite goalie Todd Broderick whose 23 saves included a pivotal defensive play preventing CVUHS from tying the game with 4:23 remaining to play, and

Whereas, any doubts that the Bobwhites were taking home the Division I title were squelched when Kyle Taylor scored a series’ concluding final goal with only 11 seconds remaining to play, assuring the team’s 3-1 game victory,

Whereas, Bobwhites Rob Lussier, Jon Gage, Jacob Walsh, Dusty Lussier, Doug Wild, Miles Lawler, Coty Root, Mark Collins, Charlie Sargent, Josh Hungerford, Ian Toof, Josh Corrigan, Kevin Hurlbut, Charlie Mildrum, Dan Fitzgerald, John Boudreau, Josh Lesperance, Kyle Taylor, Wade McDonald, Corey Hamblett, Brandon McNeice, RJ Branon, Tom McGinn, Ian Susslin, Ryan Branon, Bud Handy, and Todd Broderick, deserve commendation for their individual contributions to the team’s fantastic season, and thank team managers Derek Thompson and Brion Houston for their support, and

Whereas, Head Coach Toby Ducolon and assistant coaches Tom McDonald, Bill Corbo, and Jon Haynes each contributed essential guidance to the team from preseason practice to the closing seconds of the championship contest, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans Bobwhites 2005 Division I championship boys’ ice hockey team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Toby Ducolon at Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans.

By Representatives Keenan of St. Albans City, Parent of St. Albans City, Allard of St. Albans Town and Howrigan of Fairfield,

By Senators Collins and Kittell,

H.C.R. 65

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans Comets Division I championship girls’ ice hockey team.

Whereas, the Bellows Free Academy (BFA)-St. Albans Comets and Division I championship girls’ ice hockey in Vermont have been synonymous since 2002, and despite the graduation of 11 seniors in 2004, the thrice‑defending champions proved as adroit on the ice as their predecessors, and

Whereas, in the series’ semifinal game against second-seeded Spaulding High School, fifth-seeded BFA-St. Albans bounced back from an early 1-0 deficit to emerge triumphantly at the game’s conclusion by a victorious 4-1 margin, and

Whereas, the Division I championship game at Norwich University’s Kreitzberg Arena matched the Comets against second‑seeded Essex, and BFA‑St. Albans always held the lead, and

Whereas, in the final seconds of a first‑period Comet 5-3 power play advantage, Ashley Whitehouse scored the first of three goals for the defending champions, and

Whereas, early in the third period, following a scoreless second period, BFA’s Kristin Viens slammed a goal into the net, and despite a subsequent Essex score, reducing the Comets’ lead to 2-1, a late period Caitlin Manahan goal provided BFA-St. Albans a 3-1 game victory and an amazing fourth consecutive Division I title, and

Whereas, a highlight of this memorable season finale was senior goalie Sarah Manahan’s stunning 17‑save defensive performance, and

Whereas, the entire Comet roster, consisting of Meagan Fitzgerald, Jenna Bushey, Kristin Viens, Hillary Berno, Caitlin Manahan, Faith Howrigan,  Sydney McGuire, Danielle Roberts, Maggie Piaseczny, Stephanie Bourbeau,  Erica Robertson, Amanda Choiniere, Ashley Whitehouse, Betsy Viens, Meghan Jaird, Celey Schumer, and Sarah Manahan, all of whom appreciate the support of team manager Amelia Palmer, deserves credit for its school’s retention of the championship crown, and

Whereas, Head Coach Luke Cioffi, and assistant coaches Jeff Rouleau and Jeff Moulton proved once again the benefit of their intricate knowledge of the game, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Bellows Free Academy‑St. Albans 2005 Comets Division I championship girls’ ice hockey team on winning their fourth consecutive state title, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Luke Cioffi at Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans.



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