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Senate Calendar

friday, february 1, 2008

25th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Third Reading

S. 222     Safe haven exception to the crime of abandonment.............................. 84

S. 240     Repealing sunset of law enforcement to soc. sec. breach notice act...... 84

S. 283     Managed care organizations and the blueprint for health....................... 84

Second Reading

Favorable

H. 590    Spelling of the name of the town and village of Alburg.......................... 84

                        Government Operations Committee Report................................ 84

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 70       Empowering municipalities to regulate pesticides.................................. 84


S. 102     School dist. excess spending............................................................... 84

S. 118     Fiscal review of high spending school districts...................................... 85

JRS 24   Congressional “fast track” review of trade agreements......................... 85

Concurrent Resolutions for Notice

(For text of Resolutions, see Addendum to January 31, 2008 Calendar)

SCR 27    South Burlington H.S. girls’ lacrosse championship team.................... 45

SCR 28    South Burlington H.S. championship boys’ tennis team...................... 46

SCR 29    South Burlington H.S. championship baseball team............................ 47

HCR 199  In memory of former Representative Theodore Riehle, Jr.................. 48

HCR 200  In memory of Rutland City Deputy Fire Chief Michael Walsh............ 50

HCR 201  In memory of Paul H. Guare of Montpelier....................................... 52

HCR 202  Vergennes High School championship baseball team......................... 53

HCR 203  Poultney High School championship football team............................. 54

HCR 204  Wishing New England Patriots good luck in Super Bowl XLII.......... 56

HCR 205  Honoring Tom Frazier for public service to town of Roxbury............. 57



 



 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Third Reading

S. 222

An act relating to the safe haven exception to the crime of abandonment.

S. 240

An act relating to repealing the sunset of the law enforcement exemption to the social security breach notice act.

S. 283

An act relating to the managed care organizations and the blueprint for health.

Second Reading

Favorable

H. 590

An act relating to the spelling of the name of the town and village of Alburg.

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

(Committee vote: 5-0-0)

(No House amendments)

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.

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, January 31, 2008.

S.C.R. 27. 

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 South Burlington High School Rebels girls' lacrosse Division I championship team.

S.C.R. 28.

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 South Burlington High School Rebels Division I championship boys' tennis team.

S.C.R. 29.

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 South Burlington High School Rebels Division I championship baseball team.

H.C.R. 199

House concurrent resolution in memory of former South Burlington Representative Theodore Riehle Jr.

H.C.R. 200

House concurrent resolution in memory of Rutland City Deputy Fire Chief Michael Walsh


H.C.R. 201

House concurrent resolution in memory of former Washington County side judge Paul H. Guare of Montpelier

H.C.R. 202

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Vergennes High School Commodores 2007 Division II championship baseball team

H.C.R. 203

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Poultney High School Blue Devils Division III championship football team

H.C.R. 204

House concurrent resolution wishing the New England Patriots good luck in Super Bowl XLII

H.C.R. 205

House concurrent resolution honoring Tom Frazier for his quarter‑century‑plus of outstanding local and regional public service on behalf of the town of Roxbury

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:

90.  Vermont Pension Investment Committee Report:  Effectiveness and Governance Assessment.  (Office of the State Treasurer).  (January 2008).

91.  Implementation of Federal Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Permit Program.  (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation).  (January 2008).

92.  Progress Report on River Basin Water Quality Management Planning During 2007.  (Agency of Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation).  (January 2008).

93.  Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.  (January 2008).

94.  Coordinated Healthy Activity Motivation and Prevention Programs.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health).  (January 2008).

95.  Funds Expended & Required to Treat Eligible Children, Adolescents and CRT Beneficiaries with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Health).  (January 2008).

96.  Vermont Health Care Expenditure Analysis & Three-Year Forecast 2006 Report.  (Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration).  (January 2008).

97.  Substantial Cost Overruns Annual Report.  (Agency of Transportation, Policy and Planning Division).  (January 2008).

98.  Juvenile Justice Commission Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families and Department of Corrections).  (January 2008).

JOINT ASSEMBLY

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:30 A.M. - House Chamber - Election of two (2) trustees for the Vermont State Colleges Corporation.

Candidates for the positions of trustee must notify the Secretary of State in writing not later than Thursday, February 14, 2008, by 5:00 P.M. pursuant to the provisions of 2  V.S.A. §12(b).  Otherwise their names will not appear on the ballots for these positions.

The following rules shall apply to the conduct of these elections:

First:  All nominations for these offices will be presented in alphabetical order prior to voting.

Second:  There will be only one nominating speech of not more than three (3) minutes and not more than two seconding speeches of not more than one (1) minute each for each nominee.


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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