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Senate Calendar

thursday, February 7, 2008

31st DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Third Reading

H. 93      Relating to beer producers’ interest in retail liquor licenses................. 102

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 70       Empowering municipalities to regulate pesticides................................ 102


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

S. 118     Fiscal review of high spending school districts.................................... 102

JRS 24   Congressional “fast track” review of trade agreements....................... 102

Concurrent Resolutions for Notice

(For text of Resolutions, see Addendum to February 7, 2008 Calendar)

SCR  30   Spaulding H.S. 2007 championship football team.............................. 59

SCR  31   Montpelier High School championship girls’ soccer team................... 60

HCR 206 Vermont high schools honored in U.S. News & World Report........... 61

HCR 207 Charlotte Morris for community service activities in Fair Haven.......... 62

HCR 208 Nancy Freeze for leadership in the nursing profession......................... 64

HCR 209 Diane Bahrenburg of Colchester 2008 VT Teacher of the Year.......... 65

HCR 210 Green Mountain Council Boy Scout Eagle Class of 2007................... 66




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Third Reading

H. 93

An act relating to beer producers’ interest in retail liquor licenses.

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.

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. 30.

     Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Spaulding Union High School Crimson Tide Division II championship football team.

S.C.R. 31.

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the Montpelier High School Solons 2007 championship girls' soccer team.

H.C.R. 206

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Vermont high schools honored in the 2007 U.S. News & World Report rankings

H.C.R. 207

House concurrent resolution honoring Charlotte Morris for her diverse and much appreciated community service activities in the town of Fair Haven

H.C.R. 208

House concurrent resolution honoring Nancy Freeze for her career of outstanding leadership in the nursing profession

H.C.R. 209

House concurrent resolution congratulating Diane Bahrenburg of Colchester on being selected the 2008 Vermont Teacher of the Year

H.C.R. 210

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Green Mountain Council Boy Scout Eagle Class of 2007

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)

David Herlihy of Waitsfield - Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources - By Senator Doyle for the Committee on Government Operations.  (2/8)

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:

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).

99.  Services for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Report.  (Agency of Human Services and Department of Education).  (February 2008).

100.  Vermont Sustainable Jobs fund FY07 Annual Report & 10 Year Retrospective.  (February 2008).

101.  Legislative Study of State Aid to Support Public Libraries.  (Joint Fiscal Office and the Legislative Council).  (February 2008).

102.  Vermont Labor Relations Board Annual Report.  (February 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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