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Senate Calendar

Thursday, january 10, 2008



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Committee Bill for Second Reading

S. 208     Amendment to the charter of South Burlington....................................... 8

                        Sen. White for the Committee on Government Operations


S. 70       Empowering municipalities to regulate pesticides.................................... 8

S. 102     School dist. excess spending................................................................. 8

S. 118     Fiscal review of high spending school districts........................................ 8

JRS 24   Congressional “fast track” review of trade agreements........................... 8

Concurrent Resolutions for Adoption

(For text of Resolution, see Addendum to January 10, 2007 Calendar)

SCR 25 Bernie Gonyaw on his retirement from the Newport Express.................. 1




Committee Bill for Second Reading

S. 208

An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the city of South Burlington regarding voter approval of city and school district budgets.

By the Committee on Government Operations.

(Senator White for the Committee).


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.

Concurrent Resolutions

     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 the end of the session of the next legislative day.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.

S.C.R. 25

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating Bernie Gonyaw on his retirement as the press foreman at the Newport Express.


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.

Kenneth Perine of Middlebury - Member of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee.  (5/11)

Christine Hart of Brattleboro - Member of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee.  (5/11)


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:

6.  Annual Report of the Insurance Commissioner.  (Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration).  (August 2007).

7.  University of Vermont Report Status of Capital Projects Funded in Whole or in Part by State Capital Appropriations.  (Treasurer, University of Vermont).  (September 2007).

8.  Vermont Program for Quality of Health Care, Inc., Annual Report.  (September 2007)

9.  Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund Status Report.  (Agency of Administration, Office of the Secretary).  (October 2007).

10.  Executive Orders:  Boards and Commissions Authorized to Receive Per Diems.  (Agency of Administration).  (November 2007).

11.  An Act Relating to Correctional Facilities.  (Commissioners of the Departments of Education and Corrections).  (November 2007).

12.  Enforcement of Judicial Fines.  (Department of Buildings and General Services).  (December 2007).

13.  (H. 449) An act relating to Foster Care Services and Supports-(Sec. 4) Study on Transitional Services for Youth.  (Agency of Administration)  (December 2007).

14.  Report on Act 82.  Section 18.  An Act Relating to Senate Committee on Education.  (Department of Education, School Finance Division).  (December 2007).

15.  FY07 Revenues In/Out of State Vinous Shipping Licenses.  (Department of Liquor Control)  (December 2007).

16.  VYCC Clean and Clear Program.  (Department of Environmental Conservation/Northern Vermont RC&D/Vermont Youth Conservation Corps).  (December 2007).

17.  Plan to Reduce Correctional Costs and Achieve Savings for Reinvestment.  (Department of Corrections).  (December 2007).

18.  Department of Liquor Control 2007 Annual Report.  (January 2008).

19.  Act 71 of 2007 Blueprint Implementation Plan.  (Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration)  (January 2008).

20.  Workforce Development Sustainable Funding Committee.  (January 2008).

21.  Annual Litigation Fund Report  (Agency of Transportation, Policy and Planning Division).  (January 2008).

22.  Critical Care Transportation Study Committee Report.  (Agency of Transportation, Policy and Planning Division).  (January 2008).

23.  Vermont Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Report.  (Victims of Sexual Assault Study Committee).  (January 8, 2008).

24.  Pharmacy Benefit Manager and other Prescription Drug-related Legislation of Act No. 80).  (Vermont State Auditor’s Office)  (January 2008).

25.  Vermont Blueprint for Health 2007 Annual Report.  (Agency of Administration and Department of Health).  (January 2008).


Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - Room 10 - 6-7:30 p.m.  Re:  Act 185 (Education Finance Simplification-H.880 of 2006) Implementation Issues.  House Committee on Ways and Means.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - Room 11 - 6-8:00 p.m.  S. 238 (Regulating Drugs: Marijuana) S. 250 (Drug Trafficking) Senate Committee on Judiciary.

Joint Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 Budget

Vermont Interactive Television

Appropriations Committees

Monday, February 11, 2008, 4:30-7:00 p.m. – The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will hold a joint public hearing on Vermont Interactive Television (V.I.T.) to give Vermonters throughout the state an opportunity to express their views about the State budget for fiscal year 2009.   All V.I.T. sites will be available for the hearing:  Bennington, Brattleboro, Castleton, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, Waterbury, White River Junction and Williston.  V.I.T.’s web site at has an up-to-date location listing, including driving directions, addresses and telephone numbers.

For information about the format of this event, interested parties may call the House Appropriations Committee office at 802/828-2251. 


Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 2:00 p.m. - House Chamber - State-of-the-State address by the Honorable James H. Douglas, Governor of the State of Vermont.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont