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Senate Calendar

wednesday, february 7, 2007

36th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Second Reading

Favorable with Recommendation of Amendment

S. 57       Eliminating certain sunset provisions and extending the juvenile proceedings study committee   61

                              Judiciary Committee Report................................................. 61

                              Sen. Sears amendment......................................................... 61

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable

H. 19      Amendment to the charter of the city of St. Albans.............................. 61

                              Government Operations Committee Report.......................... 61

H. 23      Amendments to the charter of the town of Stowe................................. 62

                              Government Operations Committee Report.......................... 62




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Second Reading

Favorable with Recommendation of Amendment

S. 57

An act relating to eliminating certain sunset provisions and extending the juvenile proceedings study committee.

Reported favorably with recommendation of amendment by Senator Sears for the Committee on Judiciary.

The Committee recommends that the bill be amended by adding a new section to be numbered Sec. 4 to read as follows:

Sec. 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect on passage.

(Committee vote: 5-0-0)

AMENDMENT TO S. 57 TO BE OFFERED BY SENATOR SEARS

Senator Sears moves to amend the bill in Sec. 2, by striking out the following: “the 2003 Adj. Sess. (2004)” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 2003

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable

H. 19

An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the city of St. Albans.

Reported favorably by Senator Coppenrath for the Committee on Government Operations.

(Committee vote: 5-0-0)

(No House amendments)


H. 23

An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the town of Stowe.

Reported favorably by Senator Doyle for the Committee on Government Operations.

(Committee vote: 5-0-0)

(No House amendments)

CONFIRMATIONS

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)

REPORTS ON FILE

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:

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

     85.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pollution Control Revolving Fund Report.  (Agency of Natural Resources)  (February  2007).

     86.  Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health)  (February 2007).

     87.  2005 Health Care Expenditure Analysis & Three-Year Forecast.  (Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration)  (February 2007).

     88.  Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.  (February 2007).

     89.  Petroleum Cleanup Fund Status Report.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation)  (February 2007).

     90.  Electric Affordability Program:  Report and Draft Legislation.  (Vermont Public Service Board)  (February 2007).

     91.  Blueprint for Health Strategic Plan.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health)  (February 2007).

     92.  Report on Act 145.  Sec. 5(b), An Act Relating to Use of Vermont Products and Nutrition Education in Schools.  (Department of Education)  (February 2007).

     93.  Report  on Act 182.  Sec. 15(a), An Act Relating to Miscellaneous Changes to the Education Law:  Pregnant and Parenting Pupils; Payment of Education Costs; Study.  (Department of Education )  (February 2007).

     94.  Report on Act 182 of 2006, Sec. 20(c), An Act Relating to Miscellaneous Changes to Education Law:  Excess Spending Penalty.  (Department of Education)  (February 2007).

     95.  Report on Act 182, Section 20(h), An Act Relating to Miscellaneous Changes to Education Law:  Compulsory School Attendance.  (Department of Education)  (February 2007).

     96.  Energy Efficiency Utility Programs Revenues and Expenditures.  (Public Service Board)  (February 2007).

     97.  Electric Affordability Program:  Report and Draft Legislation.  (Vermont Public Service Board)  (February 2007).

PUBLIC HEARINGS

            Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. - Room 10 - Re:  2008 Transportation Projects and Issues - House Committee on Transportation.

            Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 6:00-7:00 P.M. -  Room 11 - Re:  Judicial Retention - Joint Committee on Judicial Retention.

            Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 5:30-9:00 P.M. - Room 11 - Re:  International Trade and State Sovereignty - Commission on International Trade and State Sovereignty.

JOINT ASSEMBLY

            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 4:00 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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