Journal of the Senate

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Senate was called to order by the President.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by the Reverend Mark Pitton of Montpelier.

Pledge of Allegiance

The President pro tempore then led the members of the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Committee Bill Introduced

Senate committee bill of the following title was introduced, read the first time, and, under the rule, placed on the Calendar for notice the next legislative day:

S. 310.

By the Committee on Health and Welfare,

An act relating to common sense initiatives in health care.

Bill Referred to Committee on Appropriations

S. 51.

Senate bill of the following title, appearing on the Calendar for notice and carrying an appropriation or requiring the expenditure of funds, under the rule was referred to the Committee on Appropriations:

An act relating to disability retirement benefits for state employees.

Bill Referred to Committee on Finance

S. 142.

Senate bill of the following title, appearing on the Calendar for notice, and affecting the revenue of the state, under the rule was referred to the Committee on Finance:

An act relating to mitigation of the loss of prime agricultural soils under Act 250.


Bill Passed

Senate bill of the following title was read the third time and passed:

S. 170.

An act relating to retail theft by the use of counterfeit UPC labels and retail receipts.

Consideration Postponed

S. 204.

Senate bill entitled:

An act relating to offset projects in stormwater impaired waters.

Was taken up.

Thereupon, without objection consideration of the bill was postponed until the next legislative day.

Senate Concurrent Resolution Committed

S.C.R. 52.

Senate concurrent resolution of the following title:

Senate concurrent resolution thanking Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and United States Representative Bernie Sanders for their joint effort arranging for the shipment of home heating oil to Vermont for discount sale and free distribution to needy Vermonters.

Was taken up.

Thereupon, pending adoption of the concurrent resolution, on motion of Senator Sears, the bill was committed to the Committee on Appropriations.

Adjournment

On motion of Senator Welch, the Senate adjourned until one o’clock and thirty minutes in the afternoon on Wednesday, February 22, 2006.