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Senate Calendar

thursday, january 19, 2006

17th DAY OF ADJOURNED SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Second Reading

Favorable with Recommendation of Amendment

S. 251     Compensability of heart attacks suffered by firefighters........................ 62

NOTICE CALENDAR

Committee Bill for Notice

S. 300     Relating to benefits for Vermont state colleges nontenured faculty......... 63

Notice of Intent to Withdraw

S. 233     Relating to adverse possession............................................................ 63

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 112     Relating to the practice of optometry................................................... 63

S. 157     Relating to rulemaking for Vermont origin............................................ 63

CONSENT CALENDAR

(See Addendum to Senate and House Calendar)

SCR 46…In memory of Professor James “Jim” B. Petersen of Williston............. 49

HCR 213  Woodstock Union H.S. girls’ championship soccer team.................. 50

HCR 214  Woodstock Union H.S. Division III champion football team.............. 51

HCR 215  Honoring East Montpelier Town Clerk and Treas. Sylvia Tosi........... 52




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Second Reading

Favorable with Recommendation of Amendment

S. 251

An act relating to workers’ compensation compensability of heart attacks suffered by firefighters.

Reported favorably with recommendation of amendment by Senator Gander for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

The Committee recommends that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  PURPOSE

The sole purpose of this act is to include all firefighters, not just professional firefighters, under the presumption that a heart disease or heart injury that becomes symptomatic within 72 hours of service in the line of duty is a compensable injury under the Workers’ Compensation laws.

Sec. 2.  21 V.S.A. § 601(11)(A) and (B) are amended to read:

(A)  In the case of constables, chiefs of police, police officers, rescue or ambulance workers, and volunteer reserve police officers, and firefighters, except full-time firefighters, in any city, town, or incorporated village, disability or death from a heart injury or heart disease incurred or aggravated and proximately caused by service in the line of duty and that becomes symptomatic within 72 hours from the date of last service in the line of duty shall be presumed to be incurred in the line of duty. 

(B)  In the case of a full-time firefighter, which, for the purposes of this subdivision (11), has the same meaning as in 20 V.S.A. § 3151(4) firefighters, as defined in 20 V.S.A. § 3151(3) and (4), disability or death from heart injury or heart disease that becomes symptomatic within 72 hours of service in the line of duty shall be presumed to be compensable.

(Committee vote: 6-0-0)


NOTICE CALENDAR

Committee Bill for Notice

S. 300

An act relating to benefits for Vermont state colleges nontenured faculty.

By the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO WITHDRAW

Pursuant to Senate Rule 50

S. 233

An act relating to adverse possession.

By Senator Giard.

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 112

An act relating to the practice of optometry.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

S. 157

An act relating to rulemaking for Vermont origin.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Concurrent Resolutions

     The following 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.

S.C.R. 46.

Senate concurrent resolution in memory of Professor James “Jim” B. Petersen of Williston.

H.C.R.  213.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 Woodstock Union High School Wasps Division II girls’ championship soccer team.


H.C.R. 214.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 Woodstock Union High School Wasps Division III champion football team.

H.C.R. 215.

House concurrent resolution honoring East Montpelier Town Clerk and Treasurer and 2005 Citizen of the Year Sylvia Tosi.

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:

40.     Employer Retiree Drug Subsidy Provided for by the Federal Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003.  (Agency of Administration, Dept. of Human Services).  (January 2006)

41.     The Vermont Brand and its Potential for Licensing with State-Based Companies.  (January 2006).

42.     Radiological Emergency Response Plan.  (Vermont Dept. of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division).  (January 2006).

43.     Enhanced 9-1-1 Board Report.  (January 2006).

44.     Planned Information Technology Project Detail Report (PlanIT Report).  (Office of the Secretary of Administration, Office of the Chief Information Officer).  (January 2006).

45.     Charting the Course Toward Vermont State Government’s Information Technology Future.  (Office of the Secretary of Administration, Office of the Chief Information Officer).  (January 2006).

46.     Problem Gambling Services.  (Agency of Human Services, Dept. of Health).  (January 2006).

47.     Report on the Pilot Project for Drug Court Initiative Committees to the General Assembly.  (Office of the Court Administrator).  (January 2006).

48.     Workforce Report Fiscal Year 2005.  (Agency of Administration, Dept. of Human Resources).  (January 2006).

49.     2004 Vermont Health Care Expenditure Analysis & Three-Year Forecast.  (Dept. of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration, Division of Health Care Administration).  (January 2006).

50.     Vermont Long Term Care Partnership Program Report.  (Dept. of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration, Division of Health Care Administration).  (January 2006).

51.     Juvenile Justice Commission Report for 2006.  (Agency of Human Services, Dept. for Children and Families, Family Services Division).  (January 2006).

52.     Office of the State Treasurer 2005 Annual Report.  (January 2006).

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Joint Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2007 budget

on Vermont Interactive Television

Appropriations Committees

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2006, 5:00 TO 7:30 P.M.

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will hold a joint public hearing on Vermont Interactive Television (V.I.T.) to give Vermonters throughout the state an opportunity to express their views about the State budget for fiscal year 2007.  All V.I.T. sites will be available for the hearing:  Bennington, Brattleboro, Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Newport, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, Waterbury, White River Junction, and Williston.  V.I.T.’s web site has an up-to-date location listing, including driving directions and telephone numbers: 

www.vitlink.org

For further information about the format of this event, call the House Appropriations Committee office at 802/828-2251.  Requests for interpreters should be made to the office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3.



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