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Third Reading

H. 590  Spelling of the Name of Town and Village of Alburg............................ 16



Favorable with Amendment

H. 580  Members VT Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board.......................... 18

     Rep. Frank for Human Services



(See Addendum to House and Senate Calendar)

H.C.R. 176  In Memory of American Military Personnel in Iraq....................... 19

H.C.R. 177  Woodstock UHS Lady Wasps Field Hockey Team..................... 19

H.C.R. 178  In Memory of Rosendo Cueto..................................................... 19

H.C.R. 179  Congratulating Sydney Perry Miss Vermont Teen 2007................ 19

H.C.R. 180  Essex HS Girls’ Championship Soccer Team............................... 19

H.C.R. 181  Honoring Sally Bouffard for Service to Dept. of  Education….20

H.C.R. 182  In Memory of Former Representative Ruth H. Towne.................. 20

H.C.R. 183  Honoring Elizabeth Christie for Service to VT Children................. 20

H.C.R. 184  Honoring “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in Athens.............. 20

S.C.R.  26  Congratulating Hartford HS Football Team.................................... 20







     Third Reading

H. 590

An act relating to the spelling of the name of the town and village of Alburg.


H. 580

     An act relating to terms of members of the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board.

Rep. Frank of Underhill, 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. § 9504(b) is amended to read:

(b)  The board shall consist of 14 members, including ex officio the commissioner of health and the commissioner of education, or their designees; the commissioner of the department of liquor control or designee; the attorney general or designee; a member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house; a member of the senate appointed by the committee on committees; a member representing a nonprofit organization qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and dedicated to anti-tobacco activities appointed by the speaker of the house; a member representing the low income community appointed by the senate committee on committees; two persons under the age of 30, one appointed by the speaker of the house and one appointed by the senate committee on committees; and four members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, including: one K-12 educator involved in prevention education; one tobacco use researcher; one member representing the health care community; and one tobacco industry countermarketing expert.  The public members shall serve for three-year terms, beginning on February 1 July 1 of the year in which the appointment is made, except that the first members appointed by the governor to the board shall be appointed, two for a term of two years, one for a term of three years and one for a term of four years.  Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term vacated.


This act shall apply to current members of the Vermont tobacco evaluation and review board so that the term of a member which would have expired on January 31, 2008, shall be extended until June 30, 2008, and the term of a member who was appointed prior to the effective date of this act shall be deemed to have begun on July 1 of the year in which the appointment was made.


This act shall take effect upon passage.

(Committee vote: 8-0-3)



Concurrent Resolutions for Notice Under Joint Rule 16

     The following concurrent resolutions have been introduced for approval by the House and Senate and have been printed in the Senate and House Addendum to today’s calendars. These will be adopted automatically unless a member requests floor consideration before the end of the session of the next legislative day.  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, January 17, 2008)

H.C.R. 176

House concurrent resolution in memory of the American military personnel who have died in the service of their nation in Iraq from December 30, 2006 through December 19, 2007

H.C.R. 177

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Woodstock Union High School Lady Wasps Division II championship field hockey team

H.C.R. 178

House concurrent resolution in memory of Rosendo Cueto

H.C.R. 179

House concurrent resolution congratulating Sydney Perry of Middlesex on her winning the 2007 Miss Vermont Teen USA title

H.C.R. 180

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School Hornets Division I championship girls’ soccer team




H.C.R. 181

House concurrent resolution honoring Sally Bouffard for over four decades of dedicated public service at the department of education and state board of education

H.C.R. 182

House concurrent resolution in memory of former Representative Ruth H. Towne of Berlin

     H.C.R. 183

House concurrent resolution honoring Elizabeth Christie for her efforts to improve the lives of Vermont’s children

H.C.R. 184

House concurrent resolution honoring the participants in the construction of the new “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” home for the Vitale family in Athens

S.C.R. 26. 

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Hartford Hurricanes Division I championship football team.


HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE MEETING            Wednesday, January 23, 2008,  4:00 p.m.    Room 10


1.     Change of jurisdiction of Agriculture committee to include Forestry matters

  1. Update on Statehouse security
  2. Other Business



Wednesday, January 23, 2008 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM;  Room 11 – Senate Committee on Judiciary – S. 238 Regulating Drugs: Marijuana; S. 250 Drug Trafficking


Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2 PM – Governor’s Budget Message

Joint Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 budget

Vermont Interactive Television

Appropriations Committees

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 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. 





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