|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representatives Komline of Dorset, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Baker of West Rutland, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Flory of Pittsford, Hube of Londonderry, Johnson of Canaan, Kilmartin of Newport City, Koch of Barre Town, Krawczyk of Bennington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Livingston of Manchester, Marcotte of Coventry, McAllister of Highgate, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, McNeil of Rutland Town, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, O’Donnell of Vernon, Oxholm of Vergennes, Peaslee of Guildhall, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shaw of Derby, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Winters of Williamstown and Wright of Burlington
Subject: Legislature; legislative session; duration; limit
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to limit the duration of the legislative session to 90 days unless the house and senate each vote by a two-thirds majority to extend the duration of the session.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE DURATION OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 2 V.S.A. § 23 is added to read:
§ 23. LEGISLATIVE SESSION; DURATION
In each year, the general assembly shall adjourn within 90 days of the commencement of the legislative session unless two-thirds of the members present in the house of representatives and two-thirds of the members present in the senate vote to extend the duration of the session.
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