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					Journal of the Senate
________________ WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2002 The Senate was called to order by the President. Devotional Exercises A moment of silence was observed in lieu of devotions. Message from the House No. 75 A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Bertrand, its Second Assistant Clerk, as follows: Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate the House has adopted Joint Resolutions of the following titles: J.R.H. 208. Joint resolution congratulating Kelly Clark on winning the Gold Medal in the women’s halfpipe competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics. J.R.H. 209. Joint resolution congratulating Ross Powers on winning the Gold Medal in the men’s halfpipe competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics. J.R.H. 273. Joint resolution authorizing the Vermont Principals’ Association and state education officials to use the State House. In the adoption of which the concurrence of the Senate is requested. The House has adopted Joint Concurrent Resolutions of the following titles: J.C.R.H. 23. Joint concurrent resolution in memory of Chester Hickock. J.C.R.H. 24. Joint concurrent resolution honoring University of Vermont Research Professor Emerita Maria-Franca Morselli. In the adoption of which the concurrence of the Senate is requested. The House has passed a bill of the following title: H. 772. An act relating to an appropriation to the legislature for expenditures of the 2002 session. In the passage of which the concurrence of the Senate is requested. The House has considered a bill originating in the Senate of the following title: 1230
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And has passed the same in concurrence with proposal of amendment in the adoption of which the concurrence of the Senate is requested. Message from the House No. 76 A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Palmisano, its First Assistant Clerk, as follows: Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate the House has considered a bill originating in the Senate of the following title: S. 224. An act relating to reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly and disabled adults. And has concurred therein with proposal of amendment in the adoption of which the concurrence of the Senate is requested. Senate Resolution Placed on Calendar S.R. 34. Senate resolution of the following title was offered, read the first time and is as follows: By Senators Campbell, Greenwood and Illuzzi, S.R. 34. Senate resolution honoring Ashley Barrup for her heroism and bravery. Whereas, a hero is a person who is unexpectedly placed in a life-threatening situation and acts quickly to save others, while risking his or her own life, and Whereas, Ashley Barrup, age 14, of Derby would never imagine this description would apply to her, and Whereas, as a prelude to accepting babysitting jobs, she wisely enrolled in a preparatory babysitting safety course at the local Wellness Center, and Whereas, little did she realize the importance the course would play in her life and the lives of others, and Whereas, on Friday, December 28, 2001, she was babysitting the four young Bailey boys, ages seven months to five years, in a Lowell duplex, and Whereas, Ashley suddenly awoke from a deep sleep to a house full of smoke, and

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Whereas, although the smoke appeared to be originating from the other duplex, Ashley recognized lightning speed was essential to assure her own and the boys’ safety, and Whereas, she awakened the three older boys, and successfully overcame the two oldest boys’ resistance to leave, and Whereas, after successfully evacuating the five-year-old, Ashley was forced to kick an enflamed door casing, wearing only socks on her feet, in order to free the three-year-old from the smoky structure, and Whereas, after directing the two oldest children to run to a nearby car, she twice reentered the increasingly dangerous home, which was eventually engulfed in flames, to rescue the two youngest children, and Whereas, her actions following the evacuation, to rush to a neighbor’s home, call E-911, and then immediately assist the boys in relocating to a safer location, demonstrated Ashley’s keen sense of judgment, maturity and ability to manage in a crisis, and Whereas, many 14-year-olds would not have been able to act so competently, and Whereas, she has been recognized in her community for her outstanding response on the night of the fire, now therefore be it Resolved by the Senate: That the Senate is proud to honor Ashley Barrup of Derby for her heroism and bravery, and be it further Resolved: That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ashley Barrup in Derby. Thereupon, in the discretion of the President, under Rule 51, the resolution was placed on the Calendar for action tomorrow. Joint Resolutions Placed on Calendar J.R.H. 208. Joint resolution originating in the House of the following title was read the first time and is as follows: Joint resolution congratulating Kelly Clark on winning the gold medal in the women’s halfpipe competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Whereas, Kelly Clark is a Vermont native and graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, and

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Whereas, her affinity for the snowy slopes was developed at the very early age of two when she strapped on her first pair of skis, and Whereas, at age eight, Kelly, by then a veteran skier, took her first snowboarding lesson, and Whereas, she entered her first snowboarding competition at age 13, and Whereas, during the winter months of her high school years, Kelly attended Mt. Snow Academy, and, in her sophomore year, she finished fourth in the national championships, and Whereas, since joining the U.S. snowboard team in 2000, her performances have been awe-inspiring, and Whereas, in the year 2000, Kelly was a silver medalist at the Goodwill Games and won the world junior halfpipe championship, and Whereas, her amazing snowboarding feats continued in 2001 as she captured the U.S. halfpipe and snowboardcross championships and won the overall 2000-2001 Grand Prix title, and Whereas, immediately before the Winter Olympics, she dazzled the crowds at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, as she won the gold medal, and Whereas, Kelly only mastered her critical inverted aerials one month before the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and Whereas, Kelly’s first run down the halfpipe competition slope, at the Park City, Utah Olympic site, was impressive, but her second time around was unbelievable as she nailed the McTwist maneuver and threw in a superblyexecuted 720-degree turn at the end, as she sped to a Winter Olympics’ gold medal victory with a final score of 47.9, and Whereas, Kelly headed down the halfpipe with an aggressive confidence and an inspiring attitude, and Whereas, Kelly handled Olympic pressure with an ear-to-ear grin and a typical Vermont combination of pride and a humble nature, and Whereas, she was joined by the other women of the U.S. team, Trisha Burns, also a Vermont-grown rider, and Shannon Dunn, a pioneer of women’s snowboarding, and Whereas, Kelly rides hard as a team member for a Vermont-based company, Jake Burton Carpenter’s Burton Snowboards, now therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

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That the General Assembly is greatly honored to congratulate Kelly Clark of West Dover on winning the 2002 Winter Olympics’ gold medal in the women’s halfpipe competition, and be it further Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Kelly Clark of West Dover, to her parents Terry and Cathy Clark of West Dover, and to Jake Burton Carpenter at Burton Snowboards in South Burlington. Thereupon, in the discretion of the President, under Rule 51, the joint resolution was placed on the Calendar for action tomorrow. J.R.H. 209. Joint resolution originating in the House of the following title was read the first time and is as follows: Joint resolution congratulating Ross Powers on winning the gold medal in the men’s halfpipe competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Whereas, Ross Powers of South Londonderry celebrated his 23rd birthday on Sunday, February 10, 2002, and Whereas, as a slightly belated birthday present, on Monday February 11, he impressed snowboarding enthusiasts, both at the Park City, Utah slopes and watching on television around the world, as he won the gold medal in the men’s halfpipe competition at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games with a score of 46.1 out of a possible 50 points, and Whereas, Ross became the first person to have won two Olympic snowboarding medals, having captured the halfpipe bronze medal at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and Whereas, his supreme ease in executing intricate “mute grab”, “stalefish” and “switch McTwist” maneuvers, while he soared 15 feet above the crowd, was a thrilling sight to behold, and Whereas, Ross’s resolute determination to win was tested when he sustained a fall during the qualifying run, but immediately recovered and performed flawlessly during the second run, and Whereas, his Gold in the men’s halfpipe was one-third of a sweeping United States trilogy, as his fellow countrymen Danny Kass and J.J. Thomas won the silver and bronze medals, respectively, and Whereas, this is the first occasion since 1956 when three Americans have swept a Winter Olympics event, and

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Whereas, Ross’s many other snowboarding accomplishments include capturing the halfpipe gold medal at the 2000 Goodwill Games and leading the scoring field in the 2000 International Snowboard Federation competition, and Whereas, as a sign of his thoughtfulness and deep concern for the future of competition on the slopes, he has established the Ross Powers Foundation which monetarily assists financially-needy young Vermont athletes seeking to become the future world competitors and Olympians on the snowy sports scene, and Whereas, Ross Powers’ efforts, both on and off the slopes, have greatly enhanced snowboarding as an increasingly popular winter sport enjoyed by participants of all ages, now therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the General Assembly is pleased to congratulate Ross Powers, the 2002 Winter Olympics men’s halfpipe gold medalist, and be it further Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ross Powers in South Londonderry. Thereupon, in the discretion of the President, under Rule 51, the joint resolution was placed on the Calendar for action tomorrow. J.R.H. 273. Joint resolution originating in the House of the following title was read the first time and is as follows: Joint resolution authorizing the Vermont Principals’ Association and state education officials to use the State House. Whereas, the school principals of Vermont are the instrumental local education leaders, and Whereas, the youth of Vermont are the future citizens and leaders of our state, and Whereas, it is the responsibility of today’s leaders to encourage tomorrow’s leaders, and Whereas, the Vermont Principals’ Association and the department of education will cosponsor a conference to provide leadership for Vermont’s children, now therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the Vermont Principals’ Association, the department of education and the state board of education are authorized to use the State House, including

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both legislative chambers, for a youth leadership education conference to be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2002, and be it further Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Principals’ Association, Commissioner of Education Ray McNulty and to the chair of the State Board of Education, David Larsen. Thereupon, in the discretion of the President, under Rule 51, the joint resolution was placed on the Calendar for action tomorrow. Rules Suspended; Bill Referred House bill of the following title was read the first time and referred: H. 772. An act relating to an appropriation to the legislature for expenditures of the 2002 session. On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended and the bill was referred to the Committee on Rules. Adjournment On motion of Senator Shumlin, the Senate adjourned until one o’clock and thirty minutes in the afternoon on Thursday, May 16, 2002.


				
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