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Senate Calendar

wednesday, march 14, 2007

71st DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MARCH 2, 2007

S. 116     Miscellaneous election law amendments............................................ 183

                              Pending Question:  Shall the bill pass?

NEW BUSINESS

Third Reading

S. 128     Eliminating certain sunsets on forensic examinations at designated hospitals                  183

S. 167     Voter registration.............................................................................. 183

Joint Resolution for Action

JRS 22   Urging Congress to enact S. 340 the “Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2007        183

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable with Recommendation of Amendment

S. 51       Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity..................... 183

                              Judiciary Committee Report............................................... 183

Committee Bill for Notice

S. 170     Disposition of bodily remains and funeral goods and services............. 184

Ordered to Lie

S. 27       Increasing the minimum tip wage....................................................... 184




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MARCH 2, 2007

S. 116

An act relating to miscellaneous election law amendments.

PENDING QUESTION:  Shall the bill pass?

NEW BUSINESS

Third Reading

S. 128

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

S. 167

An act relating to voter registration.

Joint Resolution for Action

J.R.S. 22

Joint resolution urging congress to enact S. 340 the “Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2007 (the AgJOBS Act of 2007).

(For text of Resolution, see Senate Journal of March 13, 2007, page 229)

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable with Recommendation of Amendment

S. 51

An act relating to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

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

The Committee recommends that the bill be amended as follows:

First:  By adding Sec. 18a to read as follows:

Sec. 18a.  LEGISLATIVE INTENT

It is the intent of the general assembly that 21 V.S.A. § 495(g) be construed to permit an employer to establish a reasonable dress code for the workplace.

Second:  In Sec. 21, subsection (a), by striking out the words terms “gender expression” and and inserting in lieu thereof the word term

Third:  In Sec. 21, subsection (b), by striking out the words terms “gender expression” and and inserting in lieu thereof the word term

(Committee vote: 4-0-1)

Committee Bill for Notice

S. 170

An act relating to rights of family members, funeral directors, and crematory operators concerning the disposition of bodily remains and funeral goods and services.

By the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 27

An act relating to increasing the minimum tip wage.

PENDING ACTION:  Shall the bill be read the third time?

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

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)

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

Jireh Billings of Bridgewater - Member of the Capitol Complex Commission - By Sen. Campbell for the Committee on Institutions.  (3/14)

JOINT ASSEMBLY

     Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 10:30 A.M. - House Chamber - Retention of Superior Court Judges:  Hon. William Cohen, Hon. M. Kathleen Manley, Hon. Matthew Katz.

     Retention of District Judges:  Hon. James Crucitti, Hon. M. Patricia Zimmerman, Hon. Ben Joseph, and Hon. Thomas Zonay.

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:

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

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

     118.  Vermont Lottery Annual Report Fiscal Year 2006.  (March 2007).

     119. Transportation of Individuals in the Custody of the State.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health)  (March 2007).

     120.  Errata to the Implementation of Act 114 at the Vermont State Hospital Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health)  (March 2007).

     121.  Act 145, Vermont Products and Nutrition Education in Schools.  (Agency of Human Services)  (March 2007).

     122.  Blueprint for Health Annual Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health)  (March 2007).


PUBLIC HEARINGS

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 6:00-8:30 P.M. - Room 11 - Re:  Education costs, quality - House Committee on Education and House Committee on Ways and Means.



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