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Journal of the House

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007

At nine o'clock in the forenoon the Speaker called the House to order.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by Reverend Roy Hill, Trustee Ecumenical and Bible Society of Fairfax.

Memorial Service

The Speaker placed before the House the following name of a member of past sessions of the Vermont General Assembly who had passed away recently:

Eugene Daugherty of Pownal                 Session of 1979-1980

Thereupon, the members of the House rose for a moment of prayer in memory of the deceased members.  The Clerk was thereupon directed to send a copy of the House Journal to the bereaved families.

House Bills Introduced

House bills of the following titles were severally introduced.  Pending first reading of the bills, on motion of Rep. Komline of Dorset, the rules were suspended and the bills were read the first time by number and referred as follows:

H. 36

By Reps. Krawczyk of Bennington and Morrissey of Bennington,

An act relating to exclusion of income from veterans’ benefits in calculation of property tax adjustment;

To the committee on Ways and Means.

H. 37

     By Rep. Donahue of Northfield, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Clark of Vergennes, Grad of Moretown, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, McAllister of Highgate and Winters of Williamstown,

An act relating to an income tax credit for home child care;

To the committee on Ways and Means.

H. 38

By Rep. Donahue of Northfield,

An act relating to state purchase of over-valued property and reduction of municipal common level of appraisal;

To the committee on Ways and Means.

H. 39

By Reps. Jewett of Ripton, Acinapura of Brandon, Bray of New Haven, Maier of Middlebury, Nuovo of Middlebury and Potter of Clarendon,

An act relating to mosquito control;

To the committee on Agriculture.

H. 40

By Rep. Bostic of St. Johnsbury,

An act relating to annual withdrawal from the higher education endowment trust fund;

To the committee on Education.

H. 41

By Rep. Jewett of Ripton,

An act relating to rebate for unexpected tuition payments in small school districts;

To the committee on Education.

H. 42

     By Reps. Donahue of Northfield, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Haas of Rochester, Koch of Barre Town, McAllister of Highgate and Pugh of S. Burlington,

An act relating to handicapped accessibility income tax credit;

To the committee on Ways and Means.

H. 43

By Reps. Pillsbury of Brattleboro and Keenan of St. Albans City,

An act relating to assaulting a health care provider or employee of a health care facility;

To the committee on Judiciary.

H. 44

By Reps. Aswad of Burlington, Hube of Londonderry, Zuckerman of Burlington, Nuovo of Middlebury and Pillsbury of Brattleboro,

An act relating to patient choice and control at end of life;

To the committee on Human Services.

H. 45

By Rep. Klein of East Montpelier,

An act relating to the placement of water-skiing courses;

To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 46

By Reps. Jewett of Ripton, Clarkson of Woodstock, Edwards of Brattleboro, Jerman of Essex, Malcolm of Pawlet, Potter of Clarendon and Stevens of Shoreham,

An act relating to directing state agencies and institutions to procure Vermont agricultural products;

To the committee on Agriculture.

H. 47

By Reps. Pugh of South Burlington, Audette of South Burlington, Head of South Burlington and Kupersmith of South Burlington,

An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the city of South Burlington which require voter approval of city and school district budgets;

To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 48

By Reps. Pugh of South Burlington, Audette of South Burlington, Head of South Burlington and Kupersmith of South Burlington,

An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the city of South Burlington authorizing the imposition of a sales, Rooms, meals and alcoholic beverage tax;

To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 49

By Reps. Brennan of Colchester, Allard of St. Albans Town and McAllister of Highgate,

An act relating to house pricing;

To the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

Message from the Senate No. 7

     A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Marshall, its Assistant Secretary, as follows:

Madam Speaker:

I am directed to inform the House that the Senate has on its part adopted a joint resolution of the following title:

J.R.S. 7.  Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment.

In the adoption of which the concurrence of the House is requested.

Joint Resolution Adopted in Concurrence

J.R.S. 7

Joint resolution, entitled

Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment;

     By Senator Shumlin,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, January 12, 2007, it be to meet again no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

Was taken up read and adopted in concurrence.

Adjournment

At nine o’clock and fifteen minutes in the forenoon, on motion of Rep. Komline of Dorset, the House adjourned until Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, pursuant to the provisions of J.R.S. 7.

 



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