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House Calendar

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007

37th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

House Convenes at 3:00 PM

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                               Page No.

Unfinished Business of February 7, 2007

ACTION CALENDAR

Third Reading

H. 113  All-age Access for Tobacco Cessation Programs................................. 66

S.  32  Appointments and Terms for Energy Coordinators................................. 66

J.R.H. 2  Adoption of the Federal REAL ID Act............................................. 66

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable with Amendment

H. 213  Interim Assistance for Agricultural Industry.......................................... 66

               Rep. Perry for the Committee on Agriculture

               Rep. Smith for the Committee on Ways and Means

               Rep. Heath for the Committee on Appropriations

Favorable

H. 32  Establishing Town Line Between Bakersfield and Fairfield...................... 67

               Rep. Jerman for Government Operations

CONSENT CALENDAR

(See Addendum to House and Senate Calendar)

H.C.R. 32  Honoring Heroes of Isle La Motte Ice Rescue................................ 68

H.C.R. 33  Honoring Achievements of School Students and Teachers.............. 68

H.C.R. 34  Commemorating 230th Anniversary of Battle of Hubbardton........... 68

H.C.R. 35  Congratulating North Hero Destination Imagination Teams............. 68

H.C.R. 36  Congratulating IBM on 50th Anniversary in Vermont...................... 68

H.C.R. 37  Congratulating Shelburne Community Wind Ensemble.................... 68

H.C.R. 38  Congratulating Boy Scout Eagle Class of 2006............................... 68

H.C.R. 39  Honoring Dementia Respite Program............................................. 68

S.C.R. 5  Congratulating Burlington High School Football Team....................... 69

S.C.R. 6  Congratulating CVU High Boys Soccer............................................ 69

S.C.R. 7  Congratulating CVU Girls Cross Country Team................................ 69

S.C.R. 8  Congratulating CVU Girls Soccer Team........................................... 69

 


 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

Unfinished Business of February 7, 2007

ACTION CALENDAR

     Third Reading

H. 113

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

S. 32

An act relating to appointments and terms for energy coordinators.

J. R. H. 2

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

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable with Amendment

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.)

Rep. Smith of Morristown, for the Committee on Ways and Means, reports the same without recommendation.

(Committee vote: 8-1-2)

Rep. Heath of Westford, for the Committee on Appropriations, recommends the bill be amended as follows:

First:  In Sec. 2(b), in the second sentence, by striking “330” and inserting in lieu thereof “431” and, in the last sentence, by striking “maintain the current interest rate” and inserting in lieu thereof “keep interest rates as low as possible

Second:  In Sec. 3(a) in the second sentence by striking “(f)” and inserting in lieu thereof “(c)

Third:  In Sec. 5(a), after “appropriated” by inserting “from the general fund” and by striking “$3.7” and inserting in lieu thereof “$3

Fourth:  In Sec. 5(b) by striking “$212,500.00” and inserting in lieu thereof “$200,000.00

Fifth:  By striking Secs. 6,7, and 8 in their entirety and adding new Secs. 6 and 7 to read as follows:

Sec. 6.  FUNDING OFFSETS

The administration and the legislature have agreed to:

(1)  Recognize and directly apply to the general fund $600,000.00 from the consumer protection fund in fiscal year 2007.

(2)  Remove or reduce the following appropriations from the governor’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2008:

(A)  $700,000.00 for judicial case management system;

(B)  Reduce from $400,000.00 to $150,000.00 Regional Marketing Organizations; and

(C)  Reduce debt service cost by $100,000.00.

(3)  Recognize vendor incentive payments of $500,000.00 to the general fund in fiscal year 2007.

(4)  Reduce LIHEAP from $990,000.00 to $590,000.00 in the governor’s budget adjustment proposal for fiscal year 2007.

(5)  Recognize and directly apply to the general fund increases from the captive insurance fund at the department of banking, insurance, securities, and health care administration:

(A)  $360,000.00 in fiscal year 2007; and

(B)  $290,000.00 in fiscal year 2008.

Sec. 7.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect on passage.

(Committee vote: 10-0-1)

Favorable

H. 32

     An act relating to establishing the town line between Bakersfield and Fairfield.

Rep. Jerman of Essex, for the Committee on Government Operations, recommends the bill ought to pass.

( Committee Vote: 11-0-0)

CONSENT CALENDAR

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 8 2007)

H. C. R. 32

     House concurrent resolution honoring the heroes of the March 2006 Isle La Motte ice rescue.

H. C. R. 33

     House concurrent resolution honoring the many achievements of Vermont’s elementary and secondary public school students and teachers.

H. C. R. 34

     House concurrent resolution commemorating the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Hubbardton.

H. C. R. 35

     House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 and 2006 North Hero Destination Imagination championship teams.

H. C. R. 36

     House concurrent resolution congratulating IBM on its 50th anniversary in Vermont.

H. C. R. 37

     House concurrent resolution congratulating the Shelburne Community School Wind Ensemble on its selection as a participant in the 2007 Walt Disney World’s ® Magic Music Days.

H. C. R. 38

     House concurrent resolution congratulating the Green Mountain Council Boy Scout Eagle Class of 2006.

H. C. R. 39

     House concurrent resolution honoring the dementia respite program on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Awareness Day.

 

 

S.C.R. 5

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Burlington High School Seahorses Division II championship football team.

S.C.R. 6

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Redhawks Division I championship boys’ soccer team.

S.C.R. 7

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School Redhawks Division I championship girls’ cross country team.

S.C.R. 8

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Redhawks Division I championship girls’ soccer team.

JOINT ASSEMBLY

Thursday, February 15, 2005,  10:30 A.M. – House Chamber – election of a Sergeant-at-Arms, and Adjutant and Inspector General, and three (3) Trustees for the University of Vermont and Vermont and State Agricultural College.

Candidates for the position of Sergeant-at-Arms, candidates for the position of Adjutant and Inspector General, and legislative candidates for UVM Trustee positions are reminded that they must notify the Secretary of State in writing of their candidacy not later than Thursday, February 8, 2005, by 5:00 P.M., pursuant to the provisions of 2 V.S.A § 12(b).  Otherwise their names will not appear on the ballot for this position.

The following rules shall apply to the conduct of these elections:

First:       All nominations for these offices will be received by the Chair prior to voting, presented in alphabetical order.

Second:  There will be only one nominating speech of not more than three (3) minutes and not more than two seconding speeches of not more than one (1) minute each for each nominee.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 – Room 10 – 1:00 – 4:00 PM – House Committee on Transportation – Transportation Projects and Issues.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 – Room 11 – 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)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 – Room 11 – 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. –Commission on International Trade and State Sovereignty – International Trade and State Sovereignty.

 

 



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