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House Calendar

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2007

38th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

House Convenes at 9:30 AM

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                               Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Favorable

H. 32  Establishing Town Line Between Bakersfield and Fairfield...................... 72

               Rep. Jerman for the Committee on Government Operations

NOTICE CALENDAR

Committee Bill for Second Reading

H. 254  Transfer of Payroll Functions to Finance and Management.................. .72

               Rep. Pearson for the Committee on Government Operations

Favorable with Amendment

H. 137    Restoration of Department and Commissioner of Mental Health....72

          Rep. Devereux for the Committee on Government Operations

CONSENT CALENDAR

(See Addendum to House and Senate Calendar)

H.C.R. 32  Honoring Heroes of Isle La Motte Ice Rescue................................ 73

H.C.R. 33  Honoring Achievements of School Students and Teachers.............. 74

H.C.R. 34  Commemorating 230th Anniversary of Battle of Hubbardton........... 74

H.C.R. 35  Congratulating North Hero Destination Imagination Teams............. 74

H.C.R. 36  Congratulating IBM on 50th Anniversary in Vermont...................... 74

H.C.R. 37  Congratulating Shelburne Community Wind Ensemble.................... 74

H.C.R. 38  Congratulating Boy Scout Eagle Class of 2006............................... 74

H.C.R. 39  Honoring Dementia Respite Program............................................. 74

S.C.R. 5  Congratulating Burlington High School Football Team....................... 74

S.C.R. 6  Congratulating CVU High Boys Soccer............................................ 74

S.C.R. 7  Congratulating CVU Girls Cross Country Team................................ 74

S.C.R. 8  Congratulating CVU Girls Soccer Team........................................... 74

 


 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

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)

NOTICE CALENDAR

Committee Bill for Second Reading

H. 254

An act relating to the transfer of payroll functions from the Department of Human Resources to the Department of Finance and Management.

(Rep. Pearson of Burlington will speak for the Committee on Government Operations.)

Favorable with Amendment

H. 137

     An act relating to the restoration of a Department of Mental Health and a Commissioner of Mental Health.

Rep. Devereux of Mount Holly, for the Committee on Government Operations, recommends the bill be amended as follows:

First:  By adding a new Sec. 1 to read:

Sec. 1.  FINDINGS; PURPOSE

(a)  The general assembly finds that there is a need for a separate department of mental health to improve the consideration of mental health issues, for direct access to mental health services, and for advocacy on mental health issues by the executive branch before the general assembly.

(b)  By this act, the general assembly intends that the department of health and the department of mental health continue the coordination and integration of their respective duties.

and by redesignating the existing Sec. 1 as Sec. 1a 

Second:  By adding a Sec. 8a to read:

Sec. 8a.  18 V.S.A. § 104(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The secretary shall appoint a commissioner of health, as provided in 3 V.S.A. § 3051, who shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state and who, in addition, health care professional who has had educational and practical experience in the field of public health.

Third:  By striking Sec. 13 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Sec. 13 to read:

Sec. 13.  18 V.S.A. § 7207 is added to read:

§ 7207.  COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH; APPOINTMENT; QUALIFICATIONS

The secretary shall appoint a commissioner of mental health, as provided in 3 V.S.A. § 3051, who shall be a mental health care professional who has had educational and practical experience in the field of mental health.

Fourth:  By adding a Sec. 23 to read:

Sec. 23.  REPORT

On or before January 15, 2008, the secretary of human services, the commissioner of health, and the commissioner of mental health shall jointly report to the general assembly.  The report shall describe the relationship between the commissioner of health and commissioner of mental health and shall evaluate how effectively they and their respective departments cooperate and how effectively the departments have complied with the intent of this act.

(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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