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Senate Calendar

wednesday, april 9, 2008

93rd DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Third Reading

H. 616    Relating to farm-fresh milk.............................................................. 1261

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable with Proposal of Amendment

H. 775    Relating to low-profit limited liability companies............................... 1261

House Proposal of Amendment

S. 45       Relating to right to attend town meeting........................................... 1262

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 70       Empowering municipalities to regulate pesticides.............................. 1262


S. 102     School dist. excess spending........................................................... 1262

S. 108     Electing U.S. Representative & U.S. Senator by instant runoff......... 1262

S. 118     Fiscal review of high spending school districts.................................. 1263

S. 211     Soliciting or architect proposals by a school district.......................... 1263

S. 278     Relating to financing campaigns....................................................... 1263

S. 348     Education/workforce training for children between ages 16 &18...... 1263

S. 369     Recognition of tribes & bands of native Americans by the Vermont .........                   commission on native American affairs      1263

JRS 24   Congressional “fast track” review of trade agreements..................... 1263




 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Third Reading

H. 616

An act relating to farm-fresh milk.

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable with Proposal of Amendment

H. 775

An act relating to low-profit limited liability companies.

Reported favorably with recommendation of proposal of amendment by Senator Carris for the Committee on Finance.

The Committee recommends that the Senate propose to the House to amend the bill as follows:

First:  In Sec. 1, 11 V.S.A. § 3001(23)(D), at the end, after the period, by adding the following:  The name of the company must be changed to be in conformance with subsection 3005(a) of this title.

Second:  By striking out Sec. 2 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Sec. 2 to read as follows:

Sec. 2.  11 V.S.A. § 3005(a) is amended to read:

(a)(1)  The Except for low-profit limited liability companies, the name of a limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization shall contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” “LLC,” “L.C.,” or “LC.”  The word “limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” and “company” may be abbreviated as “Co.” in a limited liability company name. 

(2)  The name of a low-profit limited liability company as defined in subdivision 3001(23) of this chapter shall contain the abbreviation L3C or l3c.

Third:  By adding a new section, to be Sec. 3, to read as follows:

Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

(Committee Vote:  7-0-0)

(No House amendments.)

House Proposal of Amendment

S. 45

An act relating to the right to attend town meeting.

The House proposes to the Senate to amend the bill by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  21 V.S.A. § 472b is added to read:

§ 472b.  TOWN MEETING LEAVE; EMPLOYEES; STUDENTS

(a)  Subject to the essential operation of a business or entity of state or local government, which shall prevail in any instance of conflict, an employee shall have the right to take unpaid leave from employment under this section or subsection 472(b) of this title for the purpose of attending his or her annual town meeting, provided the employee notifies the employer at least seven days prior to the date of the town meeting.  An employer shall not discharge or in any other manner retaliate against an employee for exercising the right provided by this section.

(b)  A student of voting age shall have the right to attend his or her annual town meeting, and the school shall not penalize or report the student as a truant for exercising the right provided by this section.

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 QUESTION:  Second reading of the bill.

S. 108

An act relating to the election of U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator by the instant runoff voting method.

PENDING QUESTION:  Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the refusal of the Governor to approve the bill?


S. 118

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

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

S. 211

An act relating to soliciting or architect proposals by a school district.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

S. 278

An act relating to financing campaigns.

PENDING QUESTION:  Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the refusal of the Governor to approve the bill?

S. 348

An act relating to education or workforce training for children between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age.

PENDING QUESTION:  Shall the recommendation of amendment of the Committee on Education be amended as recommended by the Committee on Appropriations?

S. 369

An act relating to recognition of tribes and bands of native Americans by the Vermont commission on native American affairs.

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)

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

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

Thomas R. Tremblay of Essex Junction - Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety - By Sen. Shumlin for the Committee on Transportation.  (3/25)

Richard G. Grassi of White River Junction - Member of the Parole Board - By Sen. Campbell for the Committee on Institutions.  (4/4)

Heather Shouldice of East Calais - Member of the Capitol Complex Commission - By Sen. Coppenrath for the Committee on Institutions.  (4/4)

Susan Hayward of Middlesex - Member of the Capitol Complex Commission - By Sen. Scott for the Committee on Institutions.  (4/4)

Dean George of Middlebury - Member of the Parole Board - By Sen. Mazza for the Committee on Institutions.  (4/4)

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:

133.  Report on 2006 and 2007 Amendments to Title 2, Chapter 11, Lobbyist Registration.  (Office of the Secretary of State)  (March 2008).

134.  Transfer on Death Provisions for Motor Vehicles.  (Agency of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles).  (March 2008).

135.  Vermont’s Reach Up Program Annual Report.  (Agency of Human Services, Department of Children and Families).  (April 2008).

136.  Management of Stormwater Impaired Waters Annual Report. (Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation).  (April 2008).

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - Room 10 - 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Re:  S. 107 - Ancient roads-unidentified corridors - House Committee on Transportation and House Committee on Government Operations.

 



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