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wednesday, february 21, 2007

50th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Committee Bill for Second Reading

Favorable with Recommendation of Amendment

S. 83       Relating to delinquent tax penalties...................................................... 88

                              (Senator White for the Committee on Government Operations)

                              Finance Committee Report.................................................. 88

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable

JRH 1    Requesting Congress to ban exportation of elemental mercury.............. 91

                              Natural Resources and Energy Committee Report................ 92

Committee Bill for Notice

S. 91       Re:  Dept. of Banking, Ins., Securities & Health Care Admin.............. .92




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Committee Bill for Second Reading

Favorable with Recommendation of Amendment

S. 83

An act relating to delinquent tax penalties.

By the Committee on Government Operations

(Senator White for the Committee)

Reported favorably with recommendation of amendment by Senator Carris for the Committee on Finance.

The Committee recommends that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec.1 DELINQUENT TAX PENALTIES; GRACE PERIODS; 2007

     Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to all property tax payments with a due date prior to July 1, 2007, the legislative body of a municipality may waive penalties or interest, or both, and may establish a grace period or graduated commission schedule for all taxes payable after the established time of payment.

Sec.2. VERMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY; LOW INTEREST LOANS

The Vermont Economic Development Authority shall give preference by providing low-interest loans in its small business loan program to applicants whose business has been adversely affected by  lack of snow in November and December 2006 and January 2007.

Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE

     This act shall take effect from passage and shall apply retroactively to January 1, 2007.

(Committee vote: 5-1-1)


NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable

J.R.H. 1

Joint resolution to request Congress to ban exportation of elemental mercury.

Reported favorably by Senator Hartwell for the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

(Committee vote: 5-0-0)

(For text of Resolution as introduced, see House Journal of January 19, 2007, page 31.)

(For House amendments see House Journal of January 30, 2007, page 114.)

Committee Bill for Notice

S. 91

An act relating to the department of banking, insurance, securities, and health care administration.

By the Committee on Finance.

(Sen. Cummings for the Committee)

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)

James Reardon of Essex Junction - Commissioner of the Department of Finance - By Sen. Flanagan for the Committee on Government Operations.  (2/15)

Linda McIntire of Montpelier - Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources - By Sen. Flanagan for the Committee on Government Operations.  (2/15).

David R. Coates of Colchester - Member of the Municipal Bond Bank - By Sen. Condos for the Committee on Finance.  (2/21)

Paul. Beaulieu of Manchester Center - Member of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency - By Sen. Maynard for the Committee on Finance.  (2/21)

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:

     106.  Eradication of Cervical Cancer Report (Act 110).  (Department of Health.  (February 2007).

     107.  Council on Education Governance Report.  (February 2007).

     108.  Catamount Health: Immunization Study.  (February 2007).

     109.  Vermont State Housing Authority Annual Report for 2006.  (February 2007).

     110.  Unidentified Corridors Legislative Report.  (Agency of Transportation, Policy and Planning Division)  (February 2007).

     111.  Implementation of Act 114 at the Vermont State Hospital Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Dept. of Health, Division of Mental Health)  (February 2007).

     112.  Weighting for Secondary and Elementary Students 2007 Report on Act 182, Section 20(a).  (Department of Education, Finance Division)  (February 2007).

PUBLIC HEARINGS

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.

Friday, February 23, 2007 - 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon - Room 10 - Re:  Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations Bill - House Committee on Appropriations.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 6:30-9:30 P.M. - House Chamber - Re:  H. 44 - An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life.



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