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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE and HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

thursday, march 16, 2006
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 Leddy, Kittell, Lyons, Mullin, Snelling and White,

     By Representatives Morrissey of Bennington, Pugh of South Burlington, Adams of Hartland, Audette of S. Burlington, Botzow of Pownal, Brooks of Montpelier, Canfield of Fair Haven, Corcoran of Bennington, Dates of Shelburne, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fisher of Lincoln, Head of S. Burlington, Helm of Castleton, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Livingston of Manchester, Miller of Shaftsbury, Molloy of Arlington, Mook of Bennington, Myers of Essex and Sharpe of Bristol,

S.C.R. 55.

     Senate concurrent resolution honoring the 2006 Vermont ambassadors to the American Cancer Society's celebration on the hill.

Whereas, on September 19 – 20, 2006, the American Cancer Society will conduct a convocation in our nation’s capital, entitled Celebration on the Hill, which will commemorate the accomplishments of cancer survivors and urge Congress to adopt legislative measures to intensify the battle against cancer, and

Whereas, the Celebration on the Hill in Washington will represent the climactic culmination of local Relays for Life events which will raise millions of dollars for the American Cancer Society’s research and education programs, and

Whereas, this national celebration will commence with a special cancer survivors’ lap, and during the balance of the 12‑hour observance, representatives from all 50 states will walk the circumferential route to symbolize the continuing fight against cancer, and

Whereas, while thousands of persons will be participating in this unique event, a special contingency, consisting of Celebration on the Hill “Community Ambassadors ” - individuals from every congressional district, upon whose lives cancer has had a direct impact - will comprise the pivotal advocates present to express support for the battle to cure cancer, and

Whereas, the Vermont Celebration on the Hill Ambassadors, including John Tracy Adams of Fair Haven, a six-year cancer survivor; Anne Finegan of Montpelier, a three-year cancer survivor; Denise Matthews of Brownsville, who lost a grandfather to cancer in March 2002; Lynn Leibe of Bennington, who has had 11 family members diagnosed with cancer; Brandi Jagemann of Montpelier, a three-year cancer survivor; Amy Deavitt of South Burlington, a three-year cancer survivor; Jane Mendicino of Essex Junction, a one-year cancer survivor; David Cramer of Shelburne, a six year cancer survivor; and alternate Linda Revell of Lincoln, an eight–year cancer survivor, will gather at the State House on Wednesday, March 15, and

Whereas, the personal cancer episodes of these individuals have inspired them to serve as special warriors in the battle to find the cure for cancer, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the significant and personal crusade that each of the Vermont Relay for Life Celebration on the Hill Community Ambassadors has contributed to the battle against cancer, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each of the Vermont Community Ambassadors and to the Vermont Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

By Senators Campbell, Dunne and Welch,

     By Representatives Clarkson of Woodstock, Adams of Hartland, Bohi of Hartford, Chen of Mendon, Emmons of Springfield, Kainen of Hartford, Martin of Springfield, Pellett of Chester, Reese of Pomfret and Sweaney of Windsor,

S.C.R. 56.

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the Woodstock Youth Hockey 2006 Vermont State "A" Girls U-14 championship team.

Whereas, the outstanding young women who composed the Woodstock Youth Hockey Girls U‑14 team played at an exemplary level throughout the season, and competed in the Vermont State "A" Girls U‑14 Tournament in Essex, and

Whereas, the team advanced to the championship game with victories over squads from CSB (2 ‑ 1), Hartford (2 ‑ 0), and Essex (2 ‑ 0), and

Whereas, in the championship game, Woodstock faced a skilled Essex team that had advanced through the consolation bracket, and

Whereas, Danielle Leonardo, with assists to Hillary List and Kellie Joyce, put the girls on the winning path with the game’s first goal just two minutes into the first period, and

Whereas, Andrea Hoisington, with an assist to Kelley Willis, scored at the beginning of the second period, and just three minutes later, scored her second goal of the period to give Woodstock a 3 ‑ 0 lead, and

Whereas, Margaret Zonay scored at the beginning of the third period, and just five minutes later, Zonay, with an assist to Kelley Willis, scored her second goal of the period and the last goal of the game to give Woodstock a 5‑0 shutout triumph, and the 2006 Vermont State "A" Girls U‑14 title, and

Whereas, every Woodstock hockey player, including captain Kelly McGinty, assistant captains Kelley Joyce and Mackenzie Joyce, and their outstanding teammates Katlyn Billings, Kelsey O’Brien, Andrea Hoisington, Phoebe Driscoll, Margaret Zonay, Hillary List, Sophie Anderson, Kellie Joyce, Danielle Leonardo, Brooke Gilbreath, Kelley Willis and Emily Koetsier are to be congratulated for their team play and accomplishments, and

Whereas, coaches Deane Joyce, Nick O’Brien, Mike Willis and Joe Perron provided the guidance that propelled the team to victory and the right to represent Vermont at the Tier I Regional Tournament in Biddeford, Maine, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 Vermont State "A" championship Girls U‑14 Woodstock Youth Hockey Team and wishes them well as they represent Vermont at the regional tournament, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Woodstock Youth Hockey Association President Meg Seely.

     By Senators Kittell and Collins,

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

S.C.R. 57.

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans Comets Division I championship girls hockey team.

Whereas, the 2005 - 2006 top-seeded Bellows Free Academy (BFA) – St. Albans Division I girls hockey team, the state champions for the past four consecutive seasons, continued to prove its mastery on the ice as it earned a place in the 2006 championship game against the third-seeded Stowe High School Raiders, and

Whereas, at the 4:53 mark of the opening period, at Norwich University’s Kreitzberg Arena, Comet Caitlin Manahan, while retaining control of the puck, skated from nearly one end of the rink to the other and scored the first point, and at 8:27 of the second period, she increased her team’s lead to 2 - 0 as she executed an unassisted short-handed goal, and

Whereas, although the Raiders soon tallied their initial goal of the contest, it proved to be their only point posted on the scoreboard, and

Whereas, in the game’s final moments, Stowe’s goalie left her post in a move intended to provide the Raiders with a more powerful concluding offensive drive, and

Whereas, although this strategic decision may have been logical from Stowe’s perspective, the Comets took advantage quickly of this new development as Danielle Roberts intercepted the puck in the Raider zone and sent it over to Caitlin Manahan who shot it into the empty Raider net, assuring a 3 - 1 BFA – St. Albans triumph, and

Whereas, the Comets brought home a fifth consecutive Division I title, a 20 ‑ 2‑ 1 overall season record, and most impressively, an amazing string of 14 consecutive postseason wins, and

Whereas, Comets Meagan Fitzgerald, Charlotte Farrell, Kristin Viens, Hillary Berno, Caitlin Manahan, Montanna Heinlein, Faith Howrigan, Holly Reed, Danielle Roberts, Mariah Branon, Maggie Piaseczny, Jessica Paquette, Erica Robertson, Brittany Branon, Steph Bourbeau, Meghan Jaird, and Jennifer Smith all deserve credit for the team’s success, and

Whereas, Coach Luke Cioffi and assistant coaches Jeff Rouleau and Pete Symula were inspiring teachers and mentors, and the support of team manager Amelia Palmer was always welcomed, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 Bellows Free Academy – St. Albans Comets Division I championship girls’ hockey team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Luke Cioffi at BFA – St. Albans.


By Representatives Minter of Waterbury, Donahue of Northfield, Dostis of Waterbury, Grad of Moretown and Hosford of Waitsfield,

By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 255.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Harwood Union High School jazz music program.

Whereas, the jazz music instructional and performance program that Bruce Sklar has developed at Harwood Union High School ranks among the nation’s best, and

Whereas, at the 2006 Berklee College of Music’s High School Jazz Festival in Boston, which is among the most prestigious of youth jazz competitions, participating schools numbered over 300 and represented secondary educational institutions from the United States and abroad, and

Whereas, the participating schools are assigned to divisions based upon their size, and within its division, Harwood Union High School’s students’ musical renditions so impressed the judges that they awarded the Vermonters two first place prizes for both large and small ensemble, an extremely unusual accomplishment, and

Whereas, Harwood’s Josh Bruneau was named best in class musician for large ensemble, and both his colleague Mike Hardin and he were presented exceptional musician awards in the small ensemble category, and

Whereas, the ensemble’s superlative sound was worth $9,000.00 in scholarship prize money that will enable Harwood students to attend summer instructional sessions at Berklee, and 

Whereas, Harwood’s winning performances resulted in these talented musicians playing at the festival’s postcompetition celebratory jam session before admiring students and faculty, and

Whereas, Harwood jazz musicians have distinguished themselves in other venues this academic year as five of their number are members of the 2006 Allstate Jazz Band, four others were designated first alternates, and several were scholarship winners in that prestigious youth ensemble competition, and

     Whereas, 16 Harwood students have won spots at the Winooski Valley Jazz Festival, once again symbolizing the depth and overall quality of the school’s jazz curriculum, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the musically talented students in the Harwood Union High School jazz program and recognizes the outstanding work of the program’s director, Bruce Sklar, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bruce Sklar at Harwood Union High School.

By Representatives Grad of Moretown and Donahue of Northfield,

By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 256.

House concurrent resolution recognizing the Maynard family of Moretown’s 60 years of farming at the Bis-May Farm.

Whereas, family farming has been a mainstay of Vermont’s economy and cultural life since prior to statehood, and

Whereas, the farms that dot the countryside are an essential part of the state’s extraordinary working landscape, and

Whereas, in 1946, Kendall Maynard’s grandfather purchased the Bis-May Farm in Moretown at the intersection of Routes 100 and 100B, and his father, Everett, then bought it from his grandfather in the 1960s, and

Whereas, Everett and his wife, Ella, worked very hard on the farm, but they still found time to be involved in the community as they each were elected to important local offices, including Everett to the Harwood and Moretown school boards and Ella to the positions of Moretown lister and justice of the peace, and

Whereas, Everett was an active congregant of the Moretown Methodist Church and served as a church trustee, and Ella continues to be involved in many church-related activities, and

Whereas, in 2002, Everett and Ella Maynard’s son Kendall and his wife, Barbara, became the farm’s current owners, and

Whereas, in order for farmers to operate successfully and to enable their farms to serve as the basis for a sufficient income, they must be prepared to dedicate their lives to daily work duties, and

Whereas, if the proprietors are the owners of a dairy herd, milking coverage must be provided for 365 days a year, and

Whereas, sadly, in the 21st century, financial challenges and changing lifestyles have resulted in a decreasing number of working agricultural homesteads, and

Whereas, after carefully weighing all the factors and implications, Kendall and Barbara Maynard have decided to conclude their family’s 60‑year operation of the Bis-May Farm, and

Whereas, in the middle of January, their herd of Holsteins was auctioned off, and

Whereas, the Maynards will now have time to watch their daughter play on her high school athletic teams and to engage in a less hectic lifestyle, but they will retain fond memories of their farming life, and

Whereas, although the Bis-May Farm will no longer be the site of milk production or the raising of commercial crops, its presence in Moretown will continue as the farm’s development rights were sold to the Vermont Land Trust in 1996, and the Maynard family will continue to reside in the farmhouse, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the Maynard family’s 60 years of farming at the Bis-May Farm and wishes the family every success as it embarks on a new path, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Maynard Family at the Bis-May Farm in Moretown.

By Representatives Jerman of Essex, Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex and Myers of Essex,

H.C.R. 257.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Essex High School winners of the “We the People . . . the Citizen and the Constitution” 2006 state competition.

Whereas, the “We the People . . . the Citizen and the Constitution” is a unique national civics education program that the Center for Civic Education has developed to instill in students an appreciation for the United States Constitution and their rights as citizens, and

Whereas, the Vermont Bar Association serves as the local cosponsor of the We the People curriculum and associated activities, and

Whereas, the culminating event in each state is the staging of a mock congressional hearing that features teams representing different schools, and

Whereas, the student teams, which start their preparation the prior summer, present testimony on an assigned issue to mock congressional committees comprised of attorneys, teachers, and other constitutional experts who then have the students defend their testimony, and

Whereas, the 2006 Vermont congressional hearing was held on January 30 at the State House, and

Whereas, when the students’ assessments were tallied at the conclusion of the State House competition, teams from Essex High School, who received outstanding academic support from teacher, Tim Root, won both first and third place honors, and

Whereas, the state championship team consisting of Jeremiah Begley, Caryn Devins, Andrew Giasson, Glynna Kerr, Colin Lucas, Molly O’Donnell, Nicole Mulheron, Liz Perez, Dylan Ravdin, Alissa Sheftic, Kaity Smith, Rebecca Stewart, and Rachel Wood qualified to participate in the national competition to be held April 29 - May 1 in Washington, D.C., and

Whereas, the third place (honorable mention) team, including Chelsea Biegler, Kristen Brown, Kelly Colacchio, Nick Dwyer, Emma Fuchs, Hannah Fulchino, Sam Giese, Drew Gingras, Matt Greer, Cheryl Keough, Melanie McAdoo, Lauren Morley, Genevieve Nakos, Dan Nguyen, Lauren Rathmell, Bethany Rice, Ben Rome, Rebecca Sturgis, Dan Szafir, and Joanna Taatjes, also deserves recognition for its outstanding work, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Essex High School winners of the “We the People . . . the Citizen and the Constitution” 2006 state competition, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Tim Root at Essex High School.

By Representatives Barnard of Richmond, Botzow of Pownal, Brennan of Colchester, Chen of Mendon, Cross of Winooski, Donovan of Burlington, Endres of Milton, Evans of Essex, Fisher of Lincoln, French of Randolph, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Livingston of Manchester, Malcolm of Pawlet, Martin of Wolcott, McLaughlin of Royalton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Minter of Waterbury, Mook of Bennington, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Orr of Charlotte, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Pellett of Chester, Potter of Clarendon, Randall of Troy, Reese of Pomfret, Sharpe of Bristol, Sweaney of Windsor and Wright of Burlington,

H.C.R. 258.

House concurrent resolution welcoming the “Women Work” photographic exhibit to the State House during Women’s History Month.

Whereas, each March, Vermont celebrates Women’s History Month, and in 2006, this celebration will receive special recognition at the State House through the display of two photographic exhibits “Women & Work,

1800 – 1984” and “Women Helping Women,” that the Vermont Women’s History Project is presenting under the shared title “Women Work,” and

Whereas, “Women & Work, 1800 – 1984” was originally presented in 1984 and was the creation of the Vermont Division of the American Association of University Women with financial support from that organization’s educational foundation, and

Whereas, 40 of the original 50 photographs from the 1984 exhibit remain available and are being exhibited on the walls of the State House cafeteria March 8 – 31, and all 50 are the subject of thumbnail sketches in an accompanying brochure that Kate Rouelle of the Vermont Curator’s Office designed, and

Whereas, as an effort to enhance intercultural understanding, “Women & Work, 1800 – 1984” was created with both English- and Spanish‑text descriptions, and while the English language version toured community locations in Vermont, its Spanish language counterpart has traveled through Honduras with the assistance of Partners for the Americas, Vermont/Honduras, and

Whereas, the topics presented in pictorial form in “Women & Work,

1800 – 1984” are home and farm, women in industry, women and education, women and medicine, women in the arts, women in nontraditional occupations, and women in politics, and many of the photographs feature women pioneers in these fields, and

Whereas, in the new exhibit, “Women Helping Women,” the photographer, Mary Claire Carroll, with primary support of grants from the Vermont Community Foundation, sought “to recognize the work women do, either paid or volunteer, that improves the lives of Vermont women and their families,” and

Whereas, the photographer’s goals were both to honor the women depicted in the photographs and to educate Vermonters about issues women and families now face at the start of the 21st century, and

Whereas, on March 15, 2006, an opening reception will welcome formally this exhibit to the State House and will feature guest speakers Deborah Clifford, creator of the People’s Effectiveness Program; and Marilyn Blackwell, professor of Swedish and Scandinavian Studies at Ohio State University, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly welcomes the “Women Work” photographic exhibit to the State House during Women’s History Month, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Judith Irving, coordinator of the Vermont Women’s History Project, to Mary Claire Carroll, to Kate Rouelle, to Deborah Clifford, and to Marilyn Blackwell.

By Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham and Partridge of Windham,

H.C.R. 259.

House concurrent resolution congratulating Bill Lockwood on being named the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2006 Person of the Year.

Whereas, although he works as a case manager for the state’s Reach-Up program at its district office in Springfield, Bill Lockwood’s avocation is being of service to his fellow citizens in Bellows Falls and making the village a better and more interesting place to live, and

Whereas, the different local entities with which he has been associated, including the Our Town community organization’s board of directors, Citizens for Participation in Rockingham, and the Bellows Falls Historical Society, have all benefited greatly from his participation, and

Whereas, beginning in 1998, Bill Lockwood commenced a six-year tenure on the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Old Home Days committee on which he acted as the committee’s press release writer and event photographer, and

Whereas, his sharp journalistic talents have been put to good use as a stringer for the Bellows Falls Town Crier, the local weekly, and

Whereas, both Bill Lockwood and his wife, Jeanie, who founded the Bellows Falls Front Porch Theater Company, have a special love for amateur theater, and he has assisted the company as a technical director and in other capacities, and

Whereas, since 1999, he has served as chair of the theater restoration committee of the Bellows Falls Opera House/Theater restoration project, and

Whereas, recently, the Lockwoods have devoted their theatrical energies to productions of the new Great Falls Theater Company which is now performing plays, most appropriately from Bill’s perspective, at the newly renovated Bellows Falls Opera House, and

Whereas, Bill and Jean Lockwood will be putting aside their theatrical duties on occasion when they open the Village Guest Suites bed and breakfast in Bellows Falls, and

Whereas, in order to recognize Bill Lockwood’s community service in the Bellows Falls area, the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce has named him as its 2006 Person of the Year, and he was honored at a dinner held on March 1, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Bill Lockwood on being named the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2006 Person of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bill Lockwood and to the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce.



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