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Senate Calendar

friday, march 2, 2007

59th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

CONSIDERATION POSTPONED TO MARCH 2, 2007

S. 116     Miscellaneous election law amendments............................................ 175

                              Pending Question:  Shall the bill pass?

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MARCH 1, 2007

Committee Bill for Second Reading

S. 128     Eliminating certain sunsets on forensic examinations at designated hospitals                  175

NOTICE CALENDAR

S. 167     Voter registration.............................................................................. 175

Concurrent Resolutions for Adoption

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

SCR 11  Honoring Marcia McGlynn for public service to Woodbury................. 89

HCR 48 Ernie Farrar’s 40th anniversary broadcasting on WVMT radio............ 90

HCR 49 Carole Lechthaler of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of VT/NH................... 91

HCR 50 Honoring Pat Richardson for service in the town of Hartford................ 93

HCR 51 Honoring retiring Sergeant-at-Arms Kermit Spaulding......................... 94

HCR 52 The Wallingford Locker and owners Paul & Justin Courcelle............... 95

HCR 53 Honoring the community spirit of the Rutland city fire dept................... 96

HCR 54 Honoring J. Douglas Webb for service in Fairfax & Franklin Cty......... 98

HCR 55 In memory of Lance Cpl. Kurt Edward Dechen of Springfield.............. 99

HCR 56 Jeremy Russo of Rupert Outstanding Young Farmer semifinalist......... 101

HCR 57 In memory of John D. Flory, Jr......................................................... 102

HCR 58 Honoring Alice Sturgeon on her community service in Georgia........... 104

HCR 59 Honoring Arlo Sterner for public service in Lamoille County.............. 105

HCR 60 50th anniversary of Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce....... 106

HCR 61 Norwich Univ. hockey coach Michael McShane on his 500th win...... 107

HCR 62 Honoring Mary Lou Raymo for her service to town of Dover............. 108





 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

CONSIDERATION POSTPONED TO MARCH 2, 2007

S. 116

An act relating to miscellaneous election law amendments.

PENDING QUESTION:  Shall the bill pass?

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MARCH 1, 2007

Committee Bill for Second Reading

S. 128

An act relating to eliminating certain sunsets on forensic examinations at designated hospitals.

By the Committee on Health and Welfare.

(Sen. Racine for the Committee)

NOTICE CALENDAR

Committee Bill for Second Reading

S. 167

An act relating to voter registration.

By the Committee on Government Operations.

(Sen. Flanagan for the Committee)

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 27

An act relating to increasing the minimum tip wage.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

(For text of the Report of the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs, see Senate Calendar for March 1, 2007, page 161.)


CONSENT CALENDAR

Concurrent Resolutions for Adoption Under Joint Rule 16a

     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 today’s adjournment.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.  For text of resolutions, see Addendum to Senate Calendar of Thursday, March 1, 2007.

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

S.C.R. 11.

     Senate concurrent resolution honoring Marcia McGlynn for her public service on behalf of the town of Woodbury.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

H.C.R.  48.

House concurrent resolution congratulating Ernie Farrar on his 40th anniversary of broadcasting on WVMT radio.

H.C.R.  49

House concurrent resolution honoring Carole Lechthaler on her retirement as the outstanding area director of the central region of the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire.

H.C.R.  50.

House concurrent resolution honoring Pat Richardson for her dedicated public service in the town of Hartland.

H.C.R.  51.

House concurrent resolution honoring former Representative and retiring Sergeant-at-Arms Kermit Spaulding of Stowe for his outstanding public service on behalf of all Vermonters.

H.C.R.  52.

House concurrent resolution honoring the Wallingford Locker and its owners, Paul and Justin Courcelle.

H.C.R.  53.

House concurrent resolution honoring the community spirit of the Rutland city fire department.


H.C.R.  54.

House concurrent resolution honoring J. Douglas Webb for his life of community service in the town of Fairfax and in Franklin County.

H.C.R.  55.

House concurrent resolution in memory of Lance Cpl. Kurt Edward Dechen of Springfield.

H.C.R.  56.

House concurrent resolution congratulating Jeremy Russo of Rupert on his designation as a national Outstanding Young Farmer semifinalist.

H.C.R.  57.

House concurrent resolution in memory of John D. Flory Jr.

H.C.R.  58.

House concurrent resolution honoring Alice Sturgeon for her community service in Georgia.

H.C.R.  59.

House concurrent resolution honoring Arlo Sterner for his outstanding public service in Lamoille County and in the towns of Morrisville and Wolcott.

H.C.R.  60.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce on its 50th anniversary.

H.C.R.  61.

House concurrent resolution congratulating Norwich University ice hockey coach Michael McShane on his 500th collegiate victory.

H.C.R.  62.

House concurrent resolution honoring Mary Lou Raymo for her superb public service in the town of Dover.

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)

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)

Robert D. Hofmann of Waterbury – Commissioner of the Department of Corrections – By Sen. Scott for the Committee on Institutions.  (2/23)

Michael K. Smith of Essex Junction - Secretary of the Agency of Administration - By Sen. Doyle for the Committee on Government Operations.  (3/1)

Susan Davis of Shelburne - Member of the Travel Information Council - By Sen. Mazza for the Committee on Transportation.  (3/13)

Neale F. Lunderville of Burlington - Secretary of the Agency of Transportation - By Sen. Shumlin for the Committee on Transportation.  (3/13)

Neale F. Lunderville of Burlington - Secretary of the Agency of Transportation - By Sen. Shumlin for the Committee on Transportation.  (3/13)

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:

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

     113.  CHANGE - The Implementation of Act 114 at the Vermont State Hospital Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health, Division of Mental Health)  (February 2007).

     114.  Aquatic Nuisance Sticker Program Legislative Report.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation)  (February 2007).

     115.  Environmental Contingency Fund Status Report for fiscal year 2006.  (Department of Environmental Conservation)  (February 2007).

     116.  Human Rights Commission Annual Report.  (February 2007).

     117.  Equipment Revolving Fund Report.  (Agency of Administration)  (February 2007).



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