Wednesday, January 9, 2008 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM; Room 10 – House Committee on Ways and Means - Act 185 Implementation Issues (Education Finance Simplification – H. 880 of 2006)
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Room 11 – Senate Committee on Judiciary – S. 238 Regulating Drugs: Marijuana; S. 250 Drug Trafficking
Joint Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 budget
Vermont Interactive Television
Monday, February 11, 2008, 4:30-7:00 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 2009. 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 at www.vitlink.org 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.
Thursday, January 10, 2008, 2 PM - Governor’s State-of-the-State Message
Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2 PM – Governor’s Budget Message
To: All Committee Chairs, Clerks and Committee Members
From: Office of the Clerk of the House, Donald G. Milne
Date: January 12, 2007
To facilitate preparation of the daily House Calendar and its subsequent timely transmission to the printer, it is important when a committee has taken final action on bill, or wishes to have an amendment printed in the Calendar, including any amendments individual members wish to have printed in the calendar, it should be reported to the Clerk's Office as soon as possible - namely to Jean, the Calendar Secretary. When final committee action has been taken on a bill, please bring the original bill and any amendments thereto directly to the Clerk's Office - do not wait for the entire meeting to be finished.
A "Committee Report" form will be provided in the Clerk's office for the reporter to sign and note the committee vote thereon. If there is an amendment to be offered to the bill the amendment shall be signed by the reporter along with the committee vote.
AT NO TIME SHALL ANY MARKS BE MADE ON AN ORIGINAL BILL!
It is important that all reports and/or amendments, along with the original bill, be in the office no later than 4:00 P.M. Our assistant Clerks will check your committee rooms between 3:30 and 3:45 P.M. each day Tuesday through Thursday to see if you have any bills to report and/or if it will be necessary to allow an extra reasonable length of time for you to complete the business at hand. On Fridays, it would be appreciated if you could advise the Assistant Clerks at noontime how long you expect to be meeting that afternoon.
Your cooperation in this matter will aid the preparation of the House Calendar for its ubiquitous return from the printer the next morning.
The Vermont General Assembly
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