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Senate Calendar

tuesday, january 22, 2008

15th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008

Second Reading

Favorable

S. 213     Designation of a portion of state highways in town of Manchester......... 43

                              Committee on Transportation............................................... 43

NEW BUSINESS

Third Reading

S. 342     Lake Champlain commemorative motor vehicle plates......................... 43

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable

H. 550    Charter of the City of South Burlington regarding voter approval of the city and school district budgets            43

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 70       Empowering municipalities to regulate pesticides.................................. 43


S. 102     School dist. excess spending............................................................... 44

S. 118     Fiscal review of high spending school districts...................................... 44

JRS 24   Congressional “fast track” review of trade agreements......................... 44




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008

Second Reading

Favorable

S. 213

An act relating to the designation of a portion of state highways in the town of Manchester as class 1 town highways.

Reported favorably by Senator Shumlin for the Committee on Transportation.

(Committee vote: 5-0-0)

NEW BUSINESS

Third Reading

S. 342

An act relating to Lake Champlain commemorative motor vehicle plates.

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable

H. 550

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.

Reported favorably by Senator Flanagan for the Committee on Government Operations.

(Committee vote: 5-0-0)

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.

Kevin Dorn of Essex Junction - Secretary of the Agency of Commerce & Community Development - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (1/17)

Bruce Hyde of Granville - Commissioner of the Department of Tourism & Marketing - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (1/17)

John Hall of St. Johnsbury - Commissioner of the Department of Housing & Community Development - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (1/17)

Michael W. Quinn of Essex Junction - Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (1/17)

Patricia Moulton Powden of South Londonderry - Chair of the Vermont Employment Security Board and Commissioner of the Department of Labor - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (1/17)

Patricia Moulton Powden of South Londonderry - Chair of the Vermont Employment Security Board & Commissioner of the Department of Labor - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (1/17)

Brian Vachon of Middlesex - Member of the State Board of Education - By Sen. Doyle for the Committee on Education.  (1/17)

Gerald J. Myers of Winooski - Commissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services - By Sen. Scott for the Committee on Institutions.  (1/23)

Thomas Scala of Brattleboro - Member of the Vermont Lottery Commission - By Sen. Condos for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (1/23)

Virginia Barry of Barre - Member of the Vermont Lottery Commission - By Sen. Condos for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (1/23)

David J. Kurzman of Beecher Falls - Member of the Vermont Economic Development Authority - By Sen. Maynard for the Committee on Finance.  (1/23)

Heidi Pelletier of Montpelier – Member of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees – By Senator Doyle for the Committee on Education. (1/23)

Jessica Bullock of Clarendon – Member of the State Board of Education – By Senator Nitka for the Committee on Education. (1/23)

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:

46.  Vermont Health Care Expenditure Analysis & Three-Year Forecast.  (Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration).  (January 2008).

46.  Vermont Health Care Expenditure Analysis & Three-Year Forecast.  (Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration).  (January 2008).

47.  Office of Child Support 2008 Report to the Legislature.  (Agency of Human Services, Office of Child Support).  (January 2008).

48.  Uniform Environmental Enforcement Act 2007 Report Regarding Act 98 (1989).  (Agency of Natural Resources, Enforcement Division)  (January 2008).

49.  Transportation Improvements along a corridor between existing VT 2A./VT 289 interchange in Town of Essex and VT 127 (Heineberg Drive) in Town of Colchester.  (Agency of Transportation, Policy and Planning Division).  (January 2008).

50.  Railroad Farm Crossing Study.  (Agency of Transportation, Operations Division).  (January 2008).

51.  Public Records Requests.  (Agency of Administration)  (January 2008).

52.  Reciprocal Fishing License for Lake Champlain.  (Department of Fish and Wildlife).  (January 2008).

53.  State Land Forest Management Report.  (Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation).  (January 2008).

54.  Success Beyond Six Legislative Report.  (Agency of Human Services and Dept. of Education).  (January 2008).

55.  Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement System Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health).  (January 2008).

56.  Vermont Prescription Monitoring Report.  (Agency of Human Services , Department of Health).  (January 2008).

57.  Petroleum Cleanup Fund Legislative Report.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation).  (January 2008).

58.  Act 128 Beverage Container Redemption Program Legislative Report.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation).  (January 2008).

59.  Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Report.  (Agency of Human Resources, Department of Health).  (January 2008).

60.  Public Inebriate Legislative Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health).  (January 2008).

61.  Substance Abuse Treatment Legislative Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health).  (January 2008).

62.  HIV Name-Based Reporting.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health).  (January 2008).

63.  Mobile Screening Clinics Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health).  (January 2008).

64.  Vermont Lottery Commission Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2007.  (January 2008).

65.  Management of the Deer Herd Annual Report.  (Department of Fish & Wildlife). (January 2008).

66.  Efforts to Collect and Analyze Information Regarding the Groundwater Resources of the State Report.  (Department of Environmental Conservation).  (January 2008).

67.  Vermont Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pollution Control Revolving Fund Report.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation).  (January 2008).

68.  Public Transportation-Annual Report of Financial and Performance Data.  (Agency of Transportation, Operations Division).  (January 2008).

69.  Rail Project Delivery Status for Previous Year.  (Agency of Transportation, Operations Division).  (January 2008).

79.  A Study Regarding the Regional Connectivity of Vermont’s Public Transportation System.  (Agency of Transportation, Operations Division).  (January 2008).

80.  Potential Legislation to Enable Electric Utilities to Facilitate Telecommunications Deployment in Vermont.  (Department of Public Service).  (January 2008).

81.  Agency of Administration, Department of Buildings & General Services Report.  (January 2008).

82.  Fleet Management Services Fiscal Year 2007 Annual Report.  (Department of Buildings and General Services)  (January 2008).

NOTICE OF JOINT ASSEMBLY

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 2:00 p.m., Joint Assembly - to receive the Governor’s budget message.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - Room 11 – 6:00-8:00 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 www.vitlink.org 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. 



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