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Senate Calendar

thursday, february 1, 2007



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Senate Resolution for Action

SR 8       Designating February 2, 2007, as “Wear Red for Women Day”........... 49



SR 9       Commemorating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade................................. 49

                        ........................................... Health and Welfare Committee Report      49

Concurrent Resolutions for Adoption

(For text of Resolutions, see Addendum to February 1, 2007 calendar)

SCR 3    Vt. Mountaineers 2006 New England College Baseball champs........... 45

SCR 4    In memory of former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Charles J. Marro............ 46

HCR 24 Congratulating Zelia Parizo on her 100th birthday................................ 48

HCR 25 Congratulating Edwin Telfer Mook on his 100th birthday..................... 49

HCR 26 Honoring Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Reardon............................................... 50

HCR 27 Welcoming the Vt. Frost Heaves to the Green Mountain State............. 52

HCR 28 Congratulating Mayo HealthCare in Northfield.................................... 53

HCR 29 Recognizing law enforcement leadership of Richard Guthrie................. 54

HCR 30 Commemorating the life of Horace Greeley......................................... 55

HCR 31 Congratulating Verna May (Long) Evarts on her 100th birthday........... 56




Senate Resolution for Action

S. R. 8

     Senate resolution relating to designating February 2, 2007, as “Wear Red for Women Day.”

(For text of resolution, see Senate Journal of January 31, 2007, page 94)



S. R. 9

     Senate resolution commemorating the 34th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade legalizing a woman’s right to reproductive choice.

Reported favorably by Senator White for the Committee on Health and Welfare.

(Committee vote: 5-0-1)

Concurrent Resolutions

     The following concurrent resolutions have been introduced for approval by the Senate and House and will be adopted automatically unless a Senator or Representative requests floor consideration before the end of the session of the next legislative day.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.

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.

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


The following appointments will be considered by the Senate, as a group, under suspension of the Rules, as moved by the President pro tempore, for confirmation together and without debate, by consent thereby given by the Senate.  However, upon request of any senator, any appointment may be singled out and acted upon separately by the Senate, with consideration given to the report of the Committee to which the appointment was referred, and with full debate; and further, all appointments for the positions of Secretaries of Agencies, Commissioners of Departments, Judges, Magistrates, and members of the Public Service Board shall be fully and separately acted upon.

Robert Britt of South Burlington - Member of the Vermont Economic Development Authority - By Sen. Condos for the Committee on Finance.  (1/25)

David E. L. Brown of Shelburne - Member of the Board of Libraries - By Sen. Giard for the Committee on Education.  (1/31)

John Rosenthal of Charlotte - Member of the Board of Libraries - By Sen. Doyle for the Committee on Education.  (1/31)

Kenneth Gibbons of Hyde Park - Member of the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Finance Agency - By Sen. McCormack for the Committee on Finance.  (2/2


Pursuant to the provisions of 2 V.S.A. §20(c), one (1) copy of the following reports is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Senate:

     65.  Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.  (Department of Finance and Management)  (January 2007).

     66.  Report on Act 178:  An Act Relating to Unidentified Corridors.  (Department of Housing and Community Affairs)  (January 2007).

     67.  Municipal Permitting and Siting of Amateur Radio Antennae and Support Structures and Municipal Compliance with the Requirements of 24  V.S.A. §2296(b)  (Department of Housing and Community Affairs)  (January 2007).

     68.  Progress Report of the Mental Health Oversight Committee.  (Legislative Council)  (January 2007).

     69.  Office of the State Treasurer 2006 Annual Report.  (January 2007).

     70.  State Land Forest Management Report.  (Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation)  (January 2007).

     71.  Conservation Motor Vehicle Registration Plates.  (Department of Fish and Wildlife)  (January 2007).

     71.  Conservation Motor Vehicle Registration Plates.  (Department of Fish and Wildlife)  (January 2007).

     72. Capital Obligations Study.  (Agency of Administration)  (January 2007).

     73.  Basin Planning Progress in 2006.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, Water Quality Division).  (January 2007).

     74.  Report on Act 117 of 2000, An Act to Strengthen the Capacity of Vermont’s Education System to Meet the Educational Needs of All Vermont Students.  (Department of Education, Student Support Division)  (January 2007).

     75.  Report on Act 117 of 2004:  An Act Relating to Bullying Prevention Policies.  (Department of Education, Safe and Healthy School Division)  (January 2007).

     76.  Report on Act 147.  Section 7 - An Act Relating to Capital Construction and State Bonding:  Education.  (Department of Education, Lifelong Learning Division)  (January 2007).

     77.  Report on Act 150 of 2000, An Act Relating to Public School Choice in Grades 9-12.  (Department of Education)  (January 2007).

     78.  Act 201.  Section 4(b) - An Act Relating to Agricultural Energy and Fuel Production:  Vermont Specialist for Technical Education in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and FFA.  (Department of Education, Lifelong Learning Division)  (January 2007).

     79.  Update on the Use of College Entrance Exams in State Assessment Systems.  (Department of Education)  (January 2007).

     80.  The Individual Market in Vermont:  Problems and Possible Solutions.  (Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration)  (January 2007).

     81.  Findings and Recommendations of the Access to Criminal History Record Information Committee.  (Supreme Court of Vermont, Office of the Court Administrator)  (January 2007).

     82.  Phosphorus Mitigation Pilot Project Report.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation)  (January 2007).

     83.  Vermont’s Reach Up Program Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families)  (January 2007).

     84.  Mapping Efforts, USGS Coordination, and EPA Funding Request.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation)  (January 2007).


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.

            Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 6:00-7:00 P.M. -  at the Vermont Dept. of Labor , Green Mountain Drive, Montpelier - Re:  Judicial Retention - Joint Committee on Judicial Retention.

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.


            Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 10:30 A.M. - House Chamber - Election of a Sergeant at Arms, of an Adjutant and Inspector General, and of three (3) trustees for the University of Vermont, and Vermont and State Agricultural College. 

            Candidates for the positions of Sergeant at Arms and of Adjutant and Inspector General, and legislative candidates for UVM trustees must notify the Secretary of State in writing of their candidacies not later than Thursday, February 8, 2007, by 5:00 P.M., pursuant to the provisions of 2  V.S.A. §12(b).  Otherwise their names will not appear on the ballots for these positions.

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

            First:  All nominations for these offices will be presented in alphabetical order prior to voting.

            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.

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