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Senate Calendar

tuesday, may 8, 2007

126th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Joint Resolution for Action

JRH 29  Designating May 6-12 as Vt. food allergy awareness week.............. 1688

JRH 32  Designating May 20-26 as public works week in Vermont .............. 1688

JRH 33  Designating August 20, 2007 Chandler Center for the Arts day........ 1688

NOTICE CALENDAR

Committee of Conference Report

S. 13       Relating to idling of motor vehicle engines on school property........... 1688

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 70       Empowering municipalities to regulate application of pesticides......... 1689


S. 102     Decreasing percentage to determine school dist. excess spending..... 1689

S. 118     Fiscal review of high spending districts & special education.............. 1690

JRS 24   Federal “fast track” process for congressional review of international ......       trade agreements          1690




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Joint Resolution for Action

J.R.H. 29

Joint resolution designating May 5-12 as Vermont food allergy awareness week and honoring children with food allergies and their parents.

(For text of Resolution, see Senate Journal for May 7, 2007, page 1197)

J.R.H. 32

Joint resolution honoring municipal public works employees and designating May 20-26 as public works week in Vermont.

(For text of Resolution, see Senate Journal for May 7, 2007, page 1235)

J.R.H. 33

Joint resolution congratulating the centennial anniversary of the Chandler Center for the Arts and designating August 20, 2007 as Chandler Center for the Arts Day.

(For text of Resolution, see Senate Journal for May 7, 2007, page 1236)

NOTICE CALENDAR

Report of Committee of Conference

S. 13

An act relating to the idling of motor vehicle engines on school property.

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

The Committee of Conference to which were referred the disagreeing votes of the two Houses upon House Bill entitled:

S. 13.  An act relating to the idling of motor vehicle engines on school property.

Respectfully reports that they have met and considered the same and recommend that the House recede from its proposals of amendment and that the bill as approved by the Senate be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1282(f) is added to read:

(f)  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the operator of a motor vehicle shall not idle the vehicle’s engine while on the property of a public school or an approved independent school and shall not start the vehicle’s engine until ready to leave the school premises.  After consultation with the agency of natural resources, the department of health, and the department of motor vehicles, the department of education shall develop a model policy consistent with this subsection and make it available to all public and approved independent schools.  The model policy shall provide for narrow exceptions to the prohibitions contained in this subsection, such as allowing limited idling in cold or otherwise inclement weather or when necessary to ensure student safety.  All public school districts and approved public schools shall adopt and enforce the department’s model policy or a policy that is both consistent with this subsection and is no less restrictive than the department’s model policy. 

Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE; IMPLEMENTATION

This act shall take effect on passage.  The department of education shall make the model policy required by this act available to schools no later than August 30, 2007.  Nothing in this act requires the department to develop or distribute the model policy pursuant to the rulemaking process outlined in chapter 25 of Title 3.  All public and independent schools shall adopt a policy as required by this act to take effect beginning no later than January 1, 2008.

                                                                        Sen. Robert A. Starr

                                                                        Sen. William T. Doyle

                                                                        Sen. Harold W. Giard

                                                                 Committee on the part of the Senate

                                                                        Rep. Carol R. Hosford

                                                                        Rep. Peter Peltz

                                                                        Rep. Jim McCullough

                                                                 Committee on the part of the House

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 70

An act relating to empowering municipalities to regulate the application of pesticides within their borders.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

S. 102

An act relating to decreasing the percentage to determine a school district’s excess spending.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

S. 118

An act relating to fiscal review of high spending districts and special education.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

J.R.S. 24

Joint resolution relating to the federal “fast track” process for congressional review of international trade agreements.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the resolution.

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.

George R. Crombie of Warren - Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources - By Sen. Lyons for the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.  (4/27)

George R. Crombie of Warren - Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources - By Lyons for the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.  (4/27)

Wayne Alan LaRoche of Franklin - Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Wildlife - By Sen. MacDonald for the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.  (4/27)

Jeffrey N. Wennberg of Rutland - Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation - By Sen. Snelling for the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.  (4/27)

Jonathan Wood of Jeffersonville - Commissioner of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation - By Sen. Hartwell for the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.  (4/27)

R. Tasha Wallis of Stowe - Commissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services - By Sen. Scott for the Committee on Institutions.  (4/30)

Stephen R. Dale of Montpelier - Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families - By Sen. Racine for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Cynthia LaWare of Williston - Secretary of the Agency of Human Services - By Sen. Racine for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Patrick Flood of East Calais - Commissioner of the Department of Aging and Independent Living - By Sen. Lyons for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)



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