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wednesday, march 9, 2005

64th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ACTION CALENDAR

Consideration Postponed until Wednesday, March 9, 2005

House Proposal of Amendment to Senate Proposal of Amendment

H. 143    Relating to fiscal year 2005 budget adjustments................................. 230

NEW BUSINESS

Second Reading

Favorable

H. 135    No child left behind oversight committees.......................................... 230




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Consideration Postponed until Wednesday, March 9, 2005

House Proposal of Amendment to Senate Proposal of Amendment

H. 143

An act relating to fiscal year 2005 budget adjustments.

The House proposes to the Senate to amend the proposal of amendment as follows:

     First: By striking the Third Senate proposal of amendment in its entirety.

     Second: In the Sixth Senate proposal of amendment, by striking the figure “202,885,079” and by inserting in lieu thereof the figure 202,859,079; and by striking the figure “71,903,692” and inserting in lieu thereof the figure 71,877,692.

     Third:  In the Tenth Senate proposal of amendment, in Sec. 50a, by striking subsection (b), and by inserting a new subsection (b) to read:

     (b)  The mandates set forth in this section may be modified if the delivery of services can be accommodated in a more cost-effective manner.  Modifications may be made by the Secretary of Administration upon recommendation of the Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training and with the approval of the Joint Fiscal Committee.

     Fourth: By striking the Eleventh Senate proposal for amendment in its entirety.

NEW BUSINESS

Second Reading

Favorable

H. 135

An act relating to an extension of the council on education governance and no child left behind oversight committees.

Reported favorably by Senator Collins for the Committee on Education.

(Committee vote: 4-0-1)

(No House amendments)

CONFIRMATIONS

     The following appointments will be considered by the Senate, as a group, under suspension of the Rules, as moved by the President pro tempore, for confirmation together and without debate, by consent thereby given by the Senate.  However, upon request of any senator, any appointment may be singled out and acted upon separately by the Senate, with consideration given to the report of the Committee to which the appointment was referred, and with full debate; and further, all appointments for the positions of Secretaries of Agencies, Commissioners of Departments, Judges, Magistrates, and members of the Public Service Board shall be fully and separately acted upon.

Lindy E. Caslin of Bennington – Member of the State Board of Education – By Senator Wilton for the Committee on Education.  (1/20)

John Hashagen, Jr. of Brattleboro – Member of the Vermont Economic Development Authority – By Senator Maynard for the Committee on Finance.  (2/9)

Edward T. Ogorzalek of Rutland – Member of the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency – By Senator Maynard for the Committee on Finance.  (2/9)

Leon C. Graves of Fairfield – Member of the Vermont Economic Development Authority – By Senator MacDonald for the Committee on Finance.  (2/16)

Laurie A. Rowell of Brattleboro – Chair of the Valuation Appeals Board – By Senator MacDonald for the Committee on Finance.  (2/16)

Fred Tiballi of Shelburne – Member of the Vermont Hydro-Electric Power Authority – By Senator Ayer for the Committee on Finance.  (2/16)

Nancy Brock of Waterbury Center – Member of the Vermont Hydro-Electric Power Authority – By Senator Ayer for the Committee on Finance.  (2/23)

Richard Mallary of Brookfield – Member of the Vermont Hydro-Electric Power Authority – By Senator Shepard for the Committee on Finance.  (2/23)

Brad Aldrich of Montpelier – Member of the Vermont Hydro-Electric Power Authority – By Sen. Ayer for the Committee on Finance.  (2/24)

David Coates of Colchester – Member of the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank – By Sen. Ayer for the Committee on Finance.  (2/24)

Richard Bailey of Hyde Park – Member of the Vermont Lottery Commission – By Senator MacDonald for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (2/25)

Arthur Ristau of Barre – Member of the Vermont Lottery Commission – By Senator Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (2/25)

Robert D. Hofmann of Waterbury – Commissioner of the Department of Corrections – By Sen. Campbell for the Committee on Institutions.  (3/9)

Robert D. Hofmann of Waterbury – Commissioner of the Department of Corrections – By Sen. Campbell for the Committee on Institutions.  (3/9)

Gustave Seelig of East Calais – Member of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency – By Sen. Cummings for the Committee on Finance.  (3/9)

JOINT ASSEMBLY

Thursday, March 17, 2005 – 10:30 A.M. – House Chamber – Retention of Supreme Court Justices:  Hon. Paul Reiber (Chief Justice), Hon. John Dooley III, Hon. Denise Johnson and Hon. Marilyn Skoglund.

Retention of Superior Court Judges:  Richard Norton and John Wesley.

Retention of District Judges:  Brian Burgess, Theresa DiMauro, Harold Eaton, Mark Keller, Michael Kupersmith and Linda Levitt.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Thursday, March 10, 2005House Chamber – 7-10 P.M. – Re:  Health care system - challenges and solutions – House Committee on Health Care.

REPORTS ON FILE

Pursuant to the provisions of 2 V.S.A. §20(c), one (1) copy of the following reports is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Senate:

102.        2005 Strategic Plan for AHS Re-organization.  (Agency of Human Services).  (February 2005).

103.        Progress Report on Basin Planning During 2004.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation).  (February 2005).

104.        Vermont’s Reach Up Program Annual Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Economic Services Division, Dept. for Children and Families).  (February 2005).

105.        Vermont State Housing Authority Annual Report.  (February 2005).



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