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Senate Calendar

saturday, may 3, 2008

117th DAY OF BIENNIAL SESSION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                                Page No.

ACTION CALENDAR

Resolution for Action

SR 30     Effective organizational structure for state education governance....... 2511

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable

JRH 65  General agreement on trade in services (GATS).............................. 2511

                        Ec. Dev., Housing & General Affairs Committee Report......... 2511

Favorable with Proposal of Amendment

JRH 49  Adoption of an emergency bank & homeowner protection act......... 2511

                        Ec. Dev., Housing & General Affairs Committee Report......... 2511

Committee of Conference Report

H. 891    Making appropriation for the support of government........................ 2512

(For text, see Addendum to Senate Calendar of May 3, 2008)

ORDERED TO LIE

S. 70       Empowering municipalities to regulate pesticides.............................. 2512


S. 108     Electing U.S. Representative & U.S. Senator by instant runoff......... 2512

H. 331    Financing the purchase of a mobile home......................................... 2512

H. 332    Sale and closure of mobile home parks............................................ 2513

JRS 24   Congressional “fast track” review of trade agreements..................... 2513

JRH 64  Vt. firefighters, police officers, & emergency med. personnel............ 2513

Concurrent Resolutions for Adoption

(For text of Resolutions, see Addendum of May 2, 2008)

SCR 53     Buffalo Soldiers’ arrival in Vermont................................................ 209

SCR 54     Rohrig twins on scoring 1,000 points for Black River H.S............... 211

SCR 55     Congratulating the state of Israel on its 60th anniversary.................. 212

SCR 56     In memory of Mary Davis Tope of Ludlow..................................... 213

SCR 57     Honoring W. John Mitchell............................................................ 214

SCR 58     Honoring Lamoille County Planning Commission............................ 216

SCR 59     Recognizing firefighters, police officers, & EMS personnel.............. 217

HCR 294  Honoring Virginia Catone for Dedicated Service............................. 218

HCR 295  Catamount Rotary Club - 20th Anniversary.................................... 219

HCR 296  Honoring John Kennedy Jr. of North Bennington............................ 220

HCR 297  Congratulating Trust for Wildlife on 25th Anniversary...................... 221

HCR 298  Congratulating Bennington County Industrial Corporation................ 222

HCR 299  Congratulating NSK Steering Systems America, Inc ...................... 223

HCR 300  American Chestnut Foundation on 25th anniversary........................ 224

HCR 301  Dedication of Portrait of  General Wallace Green, Jr....................... 226

HCR 302  Honoring Rev. Barbara Purinton for Dedicated Service................... 227

HCR 303  Wesley Carpenter & Shelby Miller VT Skills USA ........................ 228

HCR 304  In Memory of Private First Class Adam Muller............................... 229

HCR 305  Honoring Peaslee’s VT Potatoes Among Finest.............................. 232

HCR 306  In  Memory of Larry Solsaa of South Strafford............................... 233

HCR 307  Congratulating ‘We the People..’ Essex HS Class......................... 234

HCR 308  VT State Health Insurance Assistance Program.............................. 235

HCR 309  In Memory of Steven Hall of Hyde Park......................................... 237

HCR 310  Congratulating Caleb Hastings ‘Out Loud’ Poetry .......................... 238

HCR 311  Congratulating Eileen Hyde  ‘National Hunger Fellow’.................... 239

HCR 312  Recognizing VT Institutes Contributions to Education...................... 240

HCR 313  Congratulating June Hier 60 Yr. Waitress at Seward’s.................... 242

HCR 314  Congratulating First Junior Iron Chef Competition........................... 243

HCR 315  Congratulating Lindsay Johnson Nat’l Music Victories.................... 244

HCR 316  Congratulating David Luce VLCT Achievement Award ................. 246

HCR 317  Honoring J.J.Cioffi Outstanding VT Sports Broadcaster.................. 248

HCR 318  Congratulating Sheriff William Graham & Wife on 50th .................. 249

HCR 319  Congratulating 2008 Prudential Spirit Community Awards.............. 250

HCR 320  Monique Simpson  Boys & Girls Club of VT Youth of the Year.... 252

HCR 321  Belinda Hall Boys & Girls Club of VT Youth of the Year................ 253

HCR 322  Raymond G. Frey induction into Principals’ Hall of Fame................ 254

HCR 323  Layne Higgs induction into VT Principals’ Hall of Fame.................. 323

HCR 324  John Cunavelis induction into VT Principals’ Hall of Fame............... 256

HCR 325  Honoring Dale Guertin for civic leadership in town of Richford....... 258

HCR 326 Pownal Rescue Squad on its first headquarters................................ 259

HCR 327  Christopher L. Dutton on career at Green Mtn. Power Corp......... 260

HCR 328  George E. Hooker for public education at Rutland High School..... 262

HCR 329  Castleton State College Professor Emerita Pei-heng Chiang........... 263

HCR 330  Commending outreach activities of Uncommon Alliance................. 265

HCR 331  UVM and Middlebury College grads in Peace Corps.................... 266

HCR 332  William Russell extraordinary legislative staff service...................... 267

 



 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ACTION CALENDAR

Resolution for Action

S.R. 30

Senate resolution encouraging the Business-Education Alliance to continue working for an effective organizational structure for state education governance.

(For text of Resolution, see Senate Journal of May 2, 2008, page 1603)

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable

J.R.H. 65

Joint resolution relating to the “disciplines”, or rules, being developed as part of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

Reported favorably by Senator Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

(Committee vote: 5-0-0)

(For text of Resolution, see Senate Journal of May 1, 2008, page 1557)

Favorable with Proposal of Amendment

J.R.H. 49

Joint resolution urging Congress to adopt an emergency bank and homeowner protection act.

Reported favorably with recommendation of proposal of amendment by Senator Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

The Committee recommends that the Senate propose to the House to amend the resolution by adding a new Resolve clause following the first Resolve clause to read:

Resolved:  That the legislation should include:

     1) New limitations on the amount of mortgage debt any federally chartered financial institution, including a bank, savings and loan, or credit union, may issue in a calendar year based on a percentage of the institution’s total net worth;  

     2) Fair and compassionate provisions for the renegotiation of interest rates and repayment schedules on mortgages on primary residences including incentives for mortgagors to seek alternative remedies for repayment other than foreclosure;

     3) Special temporary financial assistance to federally chartered banks to insure the continue viability of the national banking system, and be it further

(Committee Vote: 4-0-1)

(For text of Resolution, see Senate Journal of May 1, 2008, page 1556).)

Report of Committee of Conference

H. 891

An act relating to making appropriation for the support of government.

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

The Committee of Conference to which were referred the disagreeing votes of the two Houses upon House Bill entitled:

H. 891.  An act relating to making appropriation for the support of government.

(For text of report, see Addendum to Senate Calendar of May 3, 2008)

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. 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?

H. 331

An act relating to financing the purchase of a mobile home.

PENDING ACTION:  Second reading of the bill.

H. 332

An act relating to sale and closure of mobile home parks.

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.

J.R.H. 64

Joint resolution recognizing all Vermont firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel for the professional level of service they provide to their communities.

PENDING QUESTION:  Shall the resolution be adopted in concurrence?

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, May 1, 2008.

S.C.R. 53. 

Senate concurrent resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment of Buffalo Soldiers' arrival in Vermont.

S.C.R. 54. 

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the Rohrig twins, Courtney and Bobby, on scoring their 1,000 points for the girls' and boys' Black River High School basketball teams.

S.C.R. 55. 

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the state of Israel on its 60th anniversary.

S.C.R. 56. 

Senate concurrent resolution in memory of Mary Davis Tope of Ludlow.

S.C.R. 57. 

Senate concurrent resolution honoring W. John Mitchell as an extraordinary public servant and municipal retirement system trustee.

S.C.R. 58. 

Senate concurrent Senate concurrent resolution honoring the Lamoille County Planning Commission’s federal Project Impact program and the Vermont River Management Fluvial Geomorphic Assessment Program on their 10th anniversaries.

S.C.R. 59. 

     Senate concurrent resolution recognizing the outstanding work of firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel.

H.C.R. 294

House concurrent resolution honoring the amazing Virginia Catone for her dedicated service on behalf of the House Committee on Appropriations

H.C.R. 295

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Catamount Rotary Club on its 20th anniversary

H.C.R. 296

House concurrent resolution honoring the civic and community service of John Kennedy Jr. of North Bennington

H.C.R. 297

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Trust for Wildlife on its 25th anniversary

H.C.R. 298

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Bennington County Industrial Corporation on its 50th anniversary

H.C.R. 299

House concurrent resolution congratulating NSK STEERING SYSTEMS AMERICA, Inc. of Bennington on its 20th anniversary

H.C.R. 300

House concurrent resolution congratulating the American Chestnut Foundation on its 25th anniversary


H.C.R. 301

House concurrent commemorating the unveiling and dedication of the state house portrait of former U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Wallace Martin Greene Jr.

H.C.R. 302

 

House concurrent resolution honoring Rev. Barbara deBonCoeur Allen Purinton for her career of dedicated service to her faith and community

H.C.R. 303

House concurrent resolution congratulating Wesley Carpenter and Shelby Miller of Richmond in the 2008 Vermont Skills USA competition

H.C.R. 304

House concurrent resolution in memory of U.S. Army Private First Class Adam Muller of Richmond

H.C.R. 305

House concurrent resolution honoring Peaslee’s VT Potatoes as among Vermont’s finest potatoes

H.C.R. 306

House concurrent resolution in memory of Larry Solsaa of South Strafford

H.C.R. 307

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2008 Essex High School  We the People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution state championship class

H.C.R. 308

House concurrent resolution honoring the Vermont state health insurance assistance program for its outstanding service as a Medicare informational and counseling resource

H.C.R. 309

House concurrent resolution in memory of Steve Hall of Hyde Park

H.C.R. 310

House concurrent resolution congratulating Caleb Smith-Hastings on winning the 2008 Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition


H.C.R. 311

House concurrent resolution congratulating Eileen Hyde on being named a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow

H.C.R. 312

House concurrent resolution recognizing the Vermont Institutes’ contributions to primary and secondary education in mathematics, science, and technology

H.C.R. 313

House concurrent resolution congratulating June Hier on her 60th anniversary waitressing at Seward’s Family Restaurant in Rutland City

H.C.R. 314

House concurrent resolution congratulating the first Junior Iron Chef Competition organizers and team winner

H.C.R. 315

House concurrent resolution congratulating Lindsay Johnson on her victories in state and national country music vocal competitions

H.C.R. 316

House concurrent resolution congratulating David Lewis on his receipt of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ Lifetime Achievement Award

H.C.R. 317

House concurrent resolution honoring J.J. Cioffi as an outstanding Vermont sports broadcaster

H.C.R. 318

House concurrent resolution congratulating former Windham County Sheriff William A. Graham and his wife, former Representative Phyllis A. Graham, on their 50th wedding anniversary

H.C.R. 319

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2008 Vermont winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

H.C.R. 320

House concurrent resolution congratulating Monique Simpson on being named the 2008 Boys & Girls Club Vermont Youth of the Year


H.C.R. 321

House concurrent resolution congratulating Belinda Hall on being named the 2007 Boys & Girls Club Vermont Youth of the Year

H.C.R. 322

House concurrent resolution congratulating former St. Johnsbury Academy track and field coach Raymond G. Frey on his 2008 induction into the Vermont Principals’ Association Hall of Fame

H.C.R. 323

House concurrent resolution congratulating former St. Johnsbury Academy basketball coach Layne Higgs on his 2008 induction into the Vermont Principals’ Association Hall of Fame

H.C.R. 324

House concurrent resolution congratulating John Cunavelis on his induction into the Vermont Principals’ Association Hall of Fame

H.C.R. 325

House concurrent resolution honoring Dale Guertin for his continuing educational and civic leadership in the town of Richford

H.C.R. 326

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Pownal Rescue Squad on the construction of its first headquarters building

H.C.R. 327

House concurrent resolution honoring Christopher L Dutton on his career accomplishments at Green Mountain Power Corporation

H.C.R. 328

House concurrent resolution honoring George E. Hooker for his outstanding contributions to public education at Rutland High School

H.C.R. 329

House concurrent resolution in memory of Castleton State College Professor Emerita Pei-heng Chiang

H.C.R. 330

House concurrent resolution commending the community outreach activities of Uncommon Alliance


H.C.R. 331

House concurrent resolution honoring the participation of University of Vermont and Middlebury College graduates in the Peace Corps

H.C.R. 332

House concurrent resolution honoring William Paul Russell’s extraordinary legislative staff service and declaring May 1, 2008 as “Bill Russell Day” in the general assembly.

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.

David A. Jenkins of Burlington - Member of the Board of Medical Practice - By Sen. Mullin for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Ragon Willmuth, M.D. of Burlington - Member of the Board of Health - By Sen. White for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Michael T. McAdoo of Essex Junction - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Lyons for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Janice E. Ryan of South Burlington - Member of the Board of Medical Practice - By Sen. Lyons for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Thomas Lauzon of Barre - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Flanagan for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Brian S. Flynn of Shelburne - Member of the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation & Review Board - By Sen. Flanagan for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Crystal Grant of Bristol - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Kittell for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

James L. Patterson of Barre - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Kittell for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Donnamarie Carey of Montpelier - Member of the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation & Review Board - By Sen. Kittell for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Nancy Corsones of Mendon - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Mullin for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Nancy Corsones of Mendon - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Mullin for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Mark L. Moody of Montpelier - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Mullin for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Harvey S. Reich of Mendon - Member of the Board of Medical Practice - By Sen. Mullin for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Michael A. Hartman of Montpelier - Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health - By Sen. White for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Linda Johnson of Cabot - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. White for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Richard A. Smith of Montpelier - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. White for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Robert R. Rinaldi of Chelsea - Member of the Board of Medical Practice - By Sen. White for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Joan K. Senecal of Montpelier - Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living - By Sen. Racine for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Jason Lantagne of Burlington - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Racine for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Robert Shiel of Montpelier - Member of the Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs - By Sen. Racine for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

William K. Hoser of Chester - Member of the Board of Medical Practice - By Sen. Racine for the Committee on Health and Welfare.  (5/3)

Conrad Doyon of St. Johnsbury - Member of the Job Start Board - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Caryn Feinberg of Shelburne - Member of the Vermont State Housing Authority - By Sen. Miller for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Mary Ann Gucciardi of South Burlington - Member of the Employment Security Board - By Sen. Condos for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Leigh Keyser Phillips of Burlington - Member of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Board - By Sen. Miller for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Cynthia Wooden Prior of Stowe - Member of the Job Start Board - By Sen. Miller for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Cory Richardson of East Montpelier - Member of the Vermont State Housing Authority - By Sen. Carris for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Cory Richardson of East Montpelier - Member of the Vermont State Housing Authority - By Sen. Carris for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Fred V. Peet of South Burlington - Member of the Vermont State Housing Authority - By Sen. Condos for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Arthur Ristau of Barre - Member of the Vermont Lottery Commission - By Sen. Illuzzi for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Sharon Russell of Rutland - Member of the Job Start Board - By Sen. Carris for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Harlan Sylvester of Burlington - Member of the Vermont Racing Commission - By Sen. Miller for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)

Jo Ann C. Troiano of Montpelier - Member of the Vermont State Housing Authority - By Sen. Racine for the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.  (5/3)



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