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House Convenes at 9:30 AM


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Action Postponed Until Friday, February 2, 2007

H.R. 8  Resolution relating to House Rules....................................................... 52

               Rep. Deen Amendment

For Action Under Rule 52

H.R. 9 February 2, 2007 “Wear Red For Women Day”.................................. 52

J.R.S. 12  Joint Assembly for Elections............................................................ 52

J.R.S. 13  Procedure for Conduct of Elections by Plurality Vote....................... 52


Committee Bill for Second Reading

H. 213  Assistance to Dairy Industry and Long-term Goals............................... 52

               Rep. Perry for Agriculture

Favorable with Amendment

H. 113  All-age Access for Tobacco Cessation Programs................................. 53

               Rep. Andrews for Human Services


S.  32  Re Appointments and Terms for Energy Coordinators........................... 53

           Rep. Manwaring for Government Operations

J.R.H. 2  Joint Resolution to adopt Federal REAL ID Act............................... 53

             Rep. Sweaney for Government Operations


(See Addendum to House and Senate Calendar)

H.C.R.  24  Congratulating Zelia Parizo on her 100th Birthday.......................... 54

H.C.R.  25  Congratulating Edwin Telfer Mook on his 100th Birthday............... 54

H.C.R.  26  Honoring Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Reardon......................................... 54

H.C.R.  27  Welcoming Vermont Frost Heaves to Green Mountain State......... 54

H.C.R.  28  Congratulating Mayo HealthCare in Northfield.............................. 54

H.C.R.  29  Police Chief and Windham Cty Sheriff Richard Guthrie.................. 54

H.C.R.  30  Commemorating 19th Century Journalist Horace Greeley............... 54

H.C.R.  31  Congratulating Verna May (Long) Evarts on 100th Birthday........... 54

S.C.R.   3  Congratulating the VT Mountaineers on Championship.................... 54

S.C.R.   4  In Memory of Bankruptcy Judge Charles J. Marro.......................... 55




Action Postponed Until Friday, February 2, 2007

H. R. 8

     House resolution relating to House rules.

(For text see House Journal of January 26, 2007)

Pending Action: Call of the Roll

Amendment to be offered by Rep. Deen of Westminster to H. R. 8

     Rep. Deen of Westminster, recommends that the resolution be amended  by striking all after the resolve clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

     That House Rule 70 be amended to read as follows:

     Explanations of votes will be allowed only after the roll call is complete and immediately before the result thereof is announced.  Explanations shall be submitted immediately to the Clerk in writing.  It is generally recommended that vote explanations should be infrequent and brief. 

For Action Under Rule 52

H. R. 9

     House resolution designating February 2, 2007 as “Wear Red for Women Day”.

J. R. S. 12

Joint resolution providing for a joint assembly for the election of a Sergeant-at-Arms, an Adjutant and Inspector General, and three Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College.

J. R. S. 13

Joint resolution establishing a procedure for the conduct of the election of UVM Trustees by plurality vote by the General Assembly in 2007.


Committee Bill for Second Reading

H. 213

An act relating to interim assistance to the dairy industry and the development of long-term goals for a viable agricultural sector.

(Rep. Perry of Richford will speak for the Committee on Agriculture.)

Favorable with Amendment

H. 113

     An act relating to all-age access for tobacco cessation programs.

Rep. Andrews of Rutland City, for the Committee on Human Services, recommends the bill be amended by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  18 V.S.A. § 9503(b) is amended to read:


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(b)  By June 1, 2001, the department and the board shall jointly establish a plan that includes goals for each program component listed in subsection (a) of this section, for reducing adult and youth smoking rates by 50 percent in the following 10 years.  By June 1 of each year, the department and the board shall jointly establish goals for reducing adult and youth smoking rates in the following two years, including goals for each program component listed in subsection (a) of this section.  The services provided by Quitline shall be offered and made available to any youth who is a smoker or user of tobacco products as defined in section 1001 of Title 7.  

(Committee vote: 11-0-0)


S. 32

An act relating to appointments and terms for energy coordinators.

Rep. Manwaring of Wilmington, for the Committee on Government Operations, recommends that the bill ought to pass in concurrence.

(Committee Vote: 11-0-0)

J. R. H. 2

     Joint resolution related to the adoption of the federal REAL ID Act.

Rep. Sweaney of Windsor, for the Committee on Government Operations, recommends the resolution ought to be adopted.

(Committee vote: 11-0-0)




Concurrent Resolutions for Adoption Under Joint Rule 16

     The following concurrent resolutions will be adopted automatically unless a member requests floor consideration before the end of today’s legislative session.  Requests for floor consideration should be communicated to the Clerk of the House or to a member of his staff

(For text of Resolutions, see Addendum to House and Senate Notice Calendar for Thursday, February 1, 2007)

H.C.R. 24

House concurrent resolution congratulating Zelia Parizo on her 100th birthday

H.C.R.  25

House concurrent resolution congratulating Edwin Telfer Mook on his 100th birthday

H.C.R.  26

House concurrent resolution honoring Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Reardon

H.C.R.  27

House concurrent resolution welcoming the Vermont Frost Heaves to the Green Mountain State

H.C.R.  28

House concurrent resolution congratulating Mayo HealthCare in Northfield

H.C.R.  29

House concurrent resolution recognizing the law enforcement leadership and community service of former Brattleboro Police Chief and Windham County Sheriff Richard Guthrie

H.C.R. 30

House concurrent resolution commemorating the life of 19th-century American journalist, political activist, social critic Horace Greeley

H.C.R. 31

House concurrent resolution congratulating Verna May (Long) Evarts on her 100th birthday

S.C.R. 3

  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the Vermont Mountaineers on winning the 2006 New England College Baseball League championship.


S.C.R. 4

  Senate concurrent resolution in memory of former United States Bankruptcy Judge Charles J. Marro.



To All House Members:

During the first year of the biennium, a member may  request introduction of a bill drafted in short form and submitted to the Legislative Council anytime during the session.

Introduction Deadline - Except with prior consent of the Committee on Rules, all bills drafted in standard form, shall be introduced by February 28,2007.

During the first year of the biennium Committee bills may be introduced at anytime.


Thursday, February 15, 2007 – Vermont Department of Labor; 5 Green Mountain Drive – 6:00 – 9:00 PM -Joint Judicial Retention Committee  - Judicial retention for Hon. James Crucitti, Hon. Ben Joseph, Hon. M. Patricia Zimmerman, Hon. William Cohen, Hon. Matthew Katz and Hon. M. Katherine Manley.  (Will also be on Interactive TV)

Joint Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2008 budget

on Vermont Interactive Television

Appropriations Committees

Monday, February 5, 2007, 4:15-5:45 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 2008.  All V.I.T. sites will be available for the hearing:  Bennington, Brattleboro, Castleton, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport,  Randolph Center, 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, addresses and telephone numbers.

For information about the format of this event, interested parties may call the House Appropriations Committee office at 802/828-2251.  Requests for interpreters should be made to the office by 12:00 noon on Friday, January 26.



Reports Received

36.     Department of Liquor Control 2006 Annual Report.  828-2345

37.    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Work Group.  Legislative Council.

38.    Drugs and Medical Supply Repository Study.  Dept. of Health.  863-7281

39.    Coordinated Healthy Activity, Motivation and Prevention Programs.  Dept. of Health.  863-7280

40.    Methamphetamine Public Information Campaign.  Dept. of Health.  863-7280

41.    Implementation of a Vermont Advance Directive Registry  Report.  Dept. of Health.  863-7280

42.    Unified Economic Development Budget Proposal.  Dept. of Finance & Management

43.    Vermont Tobacco Evaluation & review Board 2006 Annual Report.  241-4461

44.    Vermont Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Annual Report.   Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

45.    Public Records Requirement in Vermont.  Legislative Council.  828-2231

46.    Vermont Center for Geographic Information.  882-3000

47.    Vermont Housing Finance Agency.

48.    Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force:  Year One.

49.    Lead Sinker Public Education Program.  241-3700

50.    Free and Honorary Hunting and Fishing Licenses.          241-3700

51.    Reciprocal Fishing License for Lake Champlain.  241-3700

52.    Management of the Deer Herd.  241-3700

53.    Household Income/Adult Disability Care Payments Study.  241-2325

54.    Gross Receipts Tax Revenues of the Public Service Board.  828-2358 

55.    Identified Corridors.      Policy & Planning Division.  828-3441

56.    Mapping Efforts, USGS Coordination, and EPA Funding Request.  Department of Environmental Conservation.  241-3808

57.    Consolidated Executive Branch Fee Report.  Finance and  Management.  828-2376

58.    Vermont health Care Expenditure Analysis & Three Year Forecast 2005.

59.    Groundwater Mapping: Mapping Efforts and EPA Funding Request.  Agency of Natural Resources.  241-3496

60.    River Basin Planning Progress Report.  Agency of Natural Resources.

61.    Capacity of Vat’s Education System to Meet the Educational Needs of all Vt. Students, Bullying Prevention Policies, Capital Construction and State Bonding Education and Use of College entrance exams in State Assessment Systems reports.  Department of Education.  Commissioner’s Office.

62.    Electric Affordability Program: Report and Draft Legislation.  Public Service Board.  828-2358

63.    Nineteenth Annual Report on Status of Petroleum Cleanup Funds. 241-3888

64.    Conservation Motor Vehicle Registration Plates.  Agency of Natural Resources.  241-3700

65.    Municipal Permitting and Siting of Amateur Radio Antennae and Support Structures and Municipal Compliance with the Requirements of 24 V.S.S.A. §2296 (b).,  Vt. Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs.

66.    State Land Forest Management Report.  Forests, Parks and Recreation.  244-1481

67.    Capital Obligations Study.  Agency of Administration .  828-3322

68.    Phosphorus Mitigation Pilot Project.  Agency of Natural Resources.  241-3808

69.    The Individual Market in Vermont: Problems and Possible Solutions.  BISHCA

70.    Individual Health Insurance Market Study.  BISHCA

71.    Unidentified Corridors Report.  Housing and Community Affairs.

72.    Mental Health Oversight Committee 2006 Progress Report.  Leg. Council.

73.    Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

74.    Vermont Parole Board Annual Report.  

75.    State Treasurer 2006 Annual Report.  Office of  State Treasurer.

76.    Findings and Recommendations of the Access to Criminal History Record Information Committee.  Supreme Court of Vermont. 828-3278

77.    Vermont’s Reach Up Program Agency of Human Services.  241-2100

78.    Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.  Dept. of Health.  863-7281


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