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Journal of the House

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007

Rep. Carolyn Partridge in Chair.

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

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by Adam Courville, Program Director and Deb Lyons, Development Director, of Kids on the Block from Burlington.

Pledge of Allegiance

Page Isabel Mora of North Hero led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

House Bills Introduced

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

H. 89

By Rep. Rodgers of Glover,

An act relating to open meetings;

To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 90

     By Reps. Morrissey of Bennington, Botzow of Pownal, Corcoran of Bennington, Krawczyk of Bennington, Livingston of Manchester, Miller of Shaftsbury and Mook of Bennington,

     An act relating to an appropriation for the selection and provision of a national Christmas tree;

     To the committee on Appropriations.

H. 91

     By Reps. Johnson of South Hero, Barnard of Richmond, Clark of Vergennes, Jerman of Essex, Kilmartin of Newport City, LaVoie of Swanton, Livingston of Manchester, Mook of Bennington and Potter of Clarendon,

     An act relating to the Rozo McLaughlin Farm-to-School Program;

     To the committee on Education.

H. 92

     By Reps. Chen of Mendon and Pugh of South Burlington,

     An act relating to confidentiality of prescription information;

     To the committee on Health Care.

H. 93

     By Reps. Jewett of Ripton, Botzow of Pownal, Bray of New Haven, Clarkson of Woodstock, Donaghy of Poultney, McCullough of Williston, Nuovo of Middlebury, Pearson of Burlington, Peltz of Woodbury and Rodgers of Glover,

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

     To the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

H. 94

     By Reps. Rodgers of Glover, Jewett of Ripton, Bray of New Haven, Clarkson of Woodstock, Donaghy of Poultney, Pearson of Burlington and Peltz of Woodbury,

     An act relating to retail sales and taxing of specialty beers;

     To the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

H. 95

     By Rep. Trombley of Grand Isle,

     An act relating to exempting land partitioned for the purpose of transfer to a town cemetery from Act 250 permit requirements;

     To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 96

     By Rep. Johnson of Canaan,

     An act relating to water quality and the application of manure;

     To the committee on Agriculture.

H. 97

     By Reps. Johnson of Canaan and Peaslee of Guildhall,

     An act relating to the ability of the unified towns and gores of Essex county to incur indebtedness;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 98

     By Rep. Trombley of Grand Isle

     An act relating to apprenticeship trainee requirements for state construction contractors;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 99

     By Reps. Brooks of Montpelier, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Botzow of Pownal, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Clarkson of Woodstock, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Deen of Westminster, Emmons of Springfield, Evans of Essex, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hutchinson of Randolph, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Lorber of Burlington, McDonald of Berlin, Milkey of Brattleboro, Mitchell of Barnard, Peaslee of Guildhall, Shand of Weathersfield, Trombley of Grand Isle and Valliere of Barre City,

     An act relating to a legislative interim study committee on public libraries;

     To the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

H. 100

     By Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham,

     An act relating to the promotion of tourism and economic development in the Connecticut River Valley;

     To the committee on Commerce.

H. 101

     By Rep. Johnson of Canaan,

     An act relating to fees for alarms and alarm inspections;

     To the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

H. 102

     By Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham,

     An act relating to decertification of reappraisal firms;

     To the committee on Ways and Means.

 

H. 103

     By Rep. Trombley of Grand Isle,

     An act relating to grants to support discussions on education governance;

     To the committee on Education.

H. 104

     By Reps. Klein of East Montpelier, Ancel of Calais, Botzow of Pownal, Cheney of Norwich, Clarkson of Woodstock, Edwards of Brattleboro, Jewett of Ripton, LaVoie of Swanton, Maier of Middlebury, Marek of Newfane, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, Minter of Waterbury, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Spengler of Colchester, Trombley of Grand Isle, Weston of Burlington and Zuckerman of Burlington,

     An act relating to increasing the use of wind power to meet part of the state’s electricity demand;

     To the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

H. 105

     By Reps. Keenan of St. Albans City, Acinapura of Brandon, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Hunt of Essex, Marcotte of Coventry, Morley of Barton, Trombley of Grand Isle and Winters of Williamstown,

     An act relating to expanding the list of power sources eligible for credit in the speed program;

     To the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

H. 106

     By Reps. Deen of Westminster and Hosford of Waitsfield,

     An act relating to the disposal of electronic waste;

     To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 107

     By Reps. Klein of East Montpelier, Botzow of Pownal, Cheney of Norwich, Clarkson of Woodstock, Fisher of Lincoln, McCullough of Williston, Minter of Waterbury, Nuovo of Middlebury, Pellett of Chester, Spengler of Colchester, Weston of Burlington and Zuckerman of Burlington,

     An act relating to non-point source pollution;

     To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

 

H. 108

     By Reps. Maier of Middlebury and Nuovo of Middlebury,

     An act relating to the impoundment of vicious domestic pets or wolf-hybrids;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 109

     By Reps. Otterman of Topsham, Jerman of Essex, Pearson of Burlington and Potter of Clarendon,

     An act relating to education finance “Proposal I”;

     To the committee on Ways and Means.

H. 110

     By Rep. Acinapura of Brandon,

     An act relating to complaints before the Vermont State Board of Nursing;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 111

     By Reps. Minter of Waterbury, Westman of Cambridge, Hutchinson of Randolph, Obuchowski of Rockingham and O'Donnell of Vernon,

     An act relating to unidentified corridors;

     To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 112

     By Reps. Chen of Mendon, Johnson of South Hero, Keenan of St. Albans City, Pellett of Chester and Shand of Weathersfield,

     An act relating to protection of health care and public safety personnel from communicable disease;

     To the committee on Human Services.

Senate Bill Referred

S. 2

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to bail and to eligibility for public defender services for defendants charged with retail theft;

Was taken up, read the first time and referred to the committee on Judiciary.

Joint Resolution Referred to Committee

J.R.H. 9

Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham offered a joint resolution, entitled

Joint resolution in strong opposition to the public service board order authorizing a 4.07-percent consumer rate increase for the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation;

Whereas, in January 2006, Governor James Douglas entitled his annual state of the state address to the General Assembly “Making Vermont Affordable for Vermonters,” and

Whereas, in his address, he stated that “high energy costs” and other factors have resulted in “a challenging economic environment [that] all conspire to drive our young people to seek a more affordable life elsewhere,” and

Whereas, the governor continued that “Vermont has the 6th highest cost of living in the nation, despite no major metropolitan areas” within the state’s boundaries, and

Whereas, the governor stated that Vermont is “becoming financially out of reach for middle and low-income residents, many of whom are native Vermonters whose families go back generations,” and

Whereas, in his address, the governor cited the need for economical and reliable sources of energy, and

Whereas, the governor concluded his remarks that January day by stating “let us advance an agenda of affordability for all Vermonters so that this generation and all those that follow may enjoy the blessings of our magnificent state and the promise of Vermont,” and

Whereas, the governor’s astute observation that affordability is a central theme in the lives of Vermonters should be applied in all sectors of the state’s economy, and

Whereas, an order of the public service board, dated December 7, 2006 and effective January 1, 2007, amended a memorandum of understanding between the department of public service and the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) relative to rates and revenue, and

Whereas, pursuant to this order, the board granted CVPS a rate increase of 4.07 percent, and

Whereas, even though the 4.07-percent rate increase that the PSB awarded to CVPS is below the 6.15-percent increase CVPS had requested, the company’s retail consumers will still be required to pay an additional $10.833 million above the existing rates, and

Whereas, although the rate increase is lower than the company requested, and below the rate granted recently to another electric power supplier, it is still   contrary to the spirit of the governor’s request that affordability be a primary goal in the establishment of policies affecting Vermont’s pocketbooks, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its strong opposition to the recent order of the Public Service Board implementing a 4.07-percent rate increase for the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to John Volz, chair of the public service board, and to Bob Young, president and chief executive officer of the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation in Rutland.

Which was read and, in the Speaker’s discretion, treated as a bill and referred to the committee on Commerce.

Joint Resolution Referred to Committee

J.R.H. 10

Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham offered a joint resolution, entitled

Joint resolution in strong opposition to the Public Service Board’s recently authorized rate increase plan for the Green Mountain Power Company;

Whereas, in January 2006, Governor James Douglas entitled his annual state of the state address to the General Assembly “Making Vermont Affordable for Vermonters,” and

Whereas, in his address, he stated that “high energy costs” and other factors have resulted in “a challenging economic environment [that] all conspire to drive our young people to seek a more affordable life elsewhere,” and

Whereas, the governor continued that “Vermont has the 6th highest cost of living in the nation, despite no major metropolitan areas” within the state’s boundaries, and

Whereas, the governor stated that Vermont is “becoming financially out of reach for middle and low-income residents, many of whom are native Vermonters whose families go back generations,” and

Whereas, in his address, the governor cited the need for economical and reliable sources of energy, and

Whereas, the governor concluded his remarks that January day by stating “let us advance an agenda of affordability for all Vermonters so that this generation and all those that follow may enjoy the blessings of our magnificent state and the promise of Vermont,” and

Whereas, the governor’s astute observation that affordability is a central theme in the lives of Vermonters should be applied in all sectors of the state’s economy, and

Whereas, the order of the Public Service Board, dated December 22, 2006 and effective January 1, 2007, awarding a 9.09 percent rate increase to Green Mountain Power Company (GMP) customers, is hardly in the spirit of the governor’s call to make Vermont more affordable, and

Whereas, even though the 9.09 percent rate increase that the PSB awarded to the utility is below the 11.95 percent increase that the company had requested, the company’s ratepayers will still be required to pay an additional $20.043 million above the existing rates, and

Whereas, even more contrary to the governor’s economic objective of making life in Vermont more affordable, the public service board also approved a plan that authorizes GMP to institute regular quarterly rate adjustments that could result in substantially higher financial burdens on ratepayers, and

Whereas, although the plan, in exchange for the new quarterly rate adjustments, provides GMP a lower return on equity, this exchange is tipped strongly in favor of the company and against the best economic interest of the average Vermonter, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its strong opposition to the recent order of the Public Service Board implementing a 9.09 percent rate increase, and a three year rate adjustment plan for Green Mountain Power Company, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to John Volz, chair of the public service board, and to Green Mountain Power Company in Colchester.

Which was read and, in the Speaker’s discretion, treated as a bill and referred to the committee on Commerce.

Rules Suspended; Resolution Amended and Third Reading Ordered;

Rules Suspended; Resolution Read Third Time and Passed in Concurrence with Proposal of Amendment; Rules Suspended and the Resolution Ordered Messaged to the Senate Forthwith

J.R.S. 8

On motion of Rep. Adams of Hartland, the rules were suspended and Senate resolution, entitled

Joint resolution urging Congress to appropriate as quickly as possible federal funds for payment of agricultural disaster relief  to Vermont’s financially pressed farmers;

Appearing on the Calendar for notice, was taken up for immediate consideration. 

Rep. Stevens of Shoreham, for the committee on Agriculture, recommended that the House propose to the Senate that the resolution be amended by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Whereas, during May 2006, Vermont experienced extremely heavy rainfall causing delayed planting and late harvests which resulted in poor crop yields and low quality feed, and

Whereas, this extremely damaging precipitation occurred at the same time that milk prices were low, and well below dairy farmers’ production costs, and

Whereas, as a result of the terrible May weather, Governor Douglas requested that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Vermont prepare a damage assessment report for all crops in all counties in the state, and 

Whereas, the report tallied $53,955,513.00 in crop damage in Vermont, and the Vermont USDA-FSA office submitted it in June 2006 to United States Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, and

Whereas, based on this report, on June 23, 2006, Secretary Johanns declared all counties in Vermont as agricultural disaster areas because each county had sustained at least 30 percent crop damage, and

Whereas, dairy farmers face severe problems due not only to the continuing low price for milk but also on account of the limited availability of feed for their herds due to the wet weather that persisted throughout the spring and summer of 2006, and

Whereas, because of the combination of low milk prices and crops of decreased quality and quantity, many Vermont farmers are carrying a larger debt burden that is hampering their ability to purchase seeds and fertilizers for the 2007 spring planting, and

Whereas, compounding the problems associated with poor crop yields in Vermont, livestock farmers are confronted with feed prices that have risen 25 to 30 percent or more in just the last two or three months, and

Whereas, the continuing high energy costs only add another burden for Vermont’s farmers to confront, and

Whereas, Vermont farmers need federal agricultural disaster aid  immediately in order to assist them to purchase seed for the rapidly  approaching 2007 spring planting and to pay other debts resulting from the abnormal weather conditions of the last year, and

Whereas, the state of Vermont responded quickly and generously this past Summer when the Emergency Board authorized the expenditure of $8.6 million for agricultural disaster assistance, but this sum is far from enough to meet the basic financial requirements of Vermont’s farmers, and

Whereas, the immediacy of this crisis cannot be overemphasized; and without federal assistance, future prospects are bleak for many Vermont farmers and the associated infrastructure of the state’s farm economy, now therefore be it  

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly urges Congress to appropriate federal funds, as quickly as possible for payment of agricultural disaster relief to Vermont’s financially pressed farmers, and be it further

     Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to United States Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns; to United States Senators Tom Harkin and Saxby Chambliss, chair and ranking minority member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; to United States Representatives Collin Peterson and Bob Goodlatte, chair and ranking minority, member respectively, of the House Committee on Agriculture; and to the members of the Vermont Congressional delegation.

     Thereupon, the resolution was read the second time and the recommendation of proposal of amendment was agreed to and third reading ordered.

On motion of Rep. Adams of Hartland, the rules were suspended and the resolution placed on all remaining stages of passage in concurrence with proposal of amendment.  The resolution was read the third time and passed in concurrence with proposal of amendment and, on motion of Rep. Adams of Hartland, the rules were suspended and the resolution was ordered messaged to the Senate forthwith.

Favorable Report; Third Reading Ordered

H. 19

Rep. Martin of Wolcott, for the committee on Government Operations, to which had been referred House bill, entitled

An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the city of St. Albans;

Reported in favor of its passage.  The bill, having appeared on the Calendar one day for notice, was taken up, read the second time and third reading ordered.

Favorable Report; Third Reading Ordered

H. 23

Rep. Evans of Essex, for the committee on Government Operations, to which had been referred House bill, entitled

An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the town of Stowe;

Reported in favor of its passage.  The bill, having appeared on the Calendar one day for notice, was taken up, read the second time and third reading ordered.

House Resolutions Adopted

House resolutions of the following titles were severally taken up and adopted on the part of the House;

H. R. 4

     House resolution supporting a Taiwan-U.S. free trade agreement (TUFTA).

H. R. 5

     House resolution in support of the Crown Point Road Association’s application to the National Park Service to list two segments of the Crown Point Road on the national register of historic places.

H. R. 6

     House resolution recognizing National Nurse Anesthetists Week in Vermont.

H. R. 7

     House resolution commemorating the 34th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade legalizing a woman’s right to reproductive choice.

Recess

At ten o’clock and fifty-five minutes in the forenoon, the Speaker declared a recess until one o’clock and forty-five minutes in the afternoon.

Speaker Symington in Chair.

At one o’clock and forty-five minutes in the afternoon, the Speaker called the House to order.

House Bills Introduced

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

H. 113

     By Reps. Pugh of S. Burlington, Donahue of Northfield, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Haas of Rochester, Koch of Barre Town, Mrowicki of Putney and Orr of Charlotte,

An act relating to all-age access for tobacco cessation programs;

To the committee on Human Services.

H. 114

By Reps. Hosford of Waitsfield, Fisher of Lincoln, Deen of Westminster, Donahue of Northfield, Haas of Rochester, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, McCullough of Williston, Mrowicki of Putney and Smith of Morristown,

An act relating to reduction of exposure to mercury in vaccinations;

To the committee on Human Services.

H. 115

     By Reps. Chen of Mendon, Keenan of St. Albans City, Potter of Clarendon, Clarkson of Woodstock, Acinapura of Brandon, Aswad of Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Brooks of Montpelier, Edwards of Brattleboro, Grad of Moretown, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Johnson of South Hero, Keogh of Burlington, Klein of East Montpelier, Marek of Newfane, McCullough of Williston, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Orr of Charlotte, Pellett of Chester, Shand of Weathersfield and Smith of Morristown,

An act relating to primary enforcement of the safety belt law;

To the committee on Judiciary.

H. 116

By Reps. Shand of Weathersfield, Bissonnette of Winooski, Botzow of Pownal, Evans of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Marcotte of Coventry, Masland of Thetford, Morley of Barton and Pellett of Chester,

An act relating to write-off property tax overpayments;

To the committee on Government Operations.

H. 117

     By Reps. Keenan of St. Albans City, Chen of Mendon, Grad of Moretown, Pugh of S. Burlington, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Acinapura of Brandon, Masland of Thetford, Potter of Clarendon, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Lippert of Hinesburg, Miller of Shaftsbury, Orr of Charlotte and Pellett of Chester,

An act relating to prohibiting the use of cellular telephones while operating a motor vehicle;

To the committee on Judiciary.

H. 118

By Rep. Trombley of Grand Isle,

An act relating to appropriating funds to develop a strategy for removal of a railroad causeway between Alburg and Pelots Point in North Hero;

To the committee on Appropriations.

H. 119

By Rep. Deen of Westminster,

An act relating to establishing minimum waterfront protection standards;

To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 120

     By Reps. Masland of Thetford, Atkins of Winooski, Deen of Westminster, Edwards of Brattleboro and Zuckerman of Burlington,

An act relating to a dam safety revolving fund and authorizing fire districts to address dam safety;

To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 121

     By Reps. Hosford of Waitsfield, Deen of Westminster, Fisher of Lincoln, French of Randolph, Johnson of South Hero, Klein of East Montpelier and Randall of Troy,

An act relating to protecting the air and waters of the state by banning certain uses of mercury amalgam, and by requiring manufacturers of mercury-added thermostats to collect those thermostats facing disposal;

To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

H. 122

     By Reps. Shand of Weathersfield, Bissonnette of Winooski, Brooks of Montpelier, Davis of Washington, Edwards of Brattleboro, Evans of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Livingston of Manchester, Masland of Thetford, Mook of Bennington, O'Donnell of Vernon and Pellett of Chester,

An act relating to temporary officiants for marriages and civil unions;

To the committee on Judiciary.

H. 123

     By Reps. Masland of Thetford, Deen of Westminster, Edwards of Brattleboro, Klein of East Montpelier, Mitchell of Barnard and Shand of Weathersfield,

An act relating to authorizing the development and implementation of micro-grids within the service area of a distribution utility;

To the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

H. 124

     By Reps. Masland of Thetford, Deen of Westminster, Edwards of Brattleboro, Klein of East Montpelier, Mitchell of Barnard and Pellett of Chester,

An act relating to establishing efficiency standards for specified appliances;

To the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

H. 125

     By Reps. Clarkson of Woodstock, Chen of Mendon, Grad of Moretown, Courcelle of Rutland City, Emmons of Springfield, Head of S. Burlington, Jewett of Ripton, Keenan of St. Albans City, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Masland of Thetford, Minter of Waterbury, Pellett of Chester, Potter of Clarendon, Shand of Weathersfield and Sharpe of Bristol,

An act relating to illuminating motor vehicle headlights whenever wipers are in use;

To the committee on Transportation.

Legislative Appointments

To Committees and Commissions Announced

     The Speaker announced Legislative appointments to committees and commissions as follows:

 

Legislative Council

Rep. Peterson of Williston

Rep. Adams of Hartland

Rep. Fallar of Tinmouth

Rep. Symington of Jericho

Joint Rules Committee

Rep. Symington of Jericho

Rep. Adams of Hartland

Rep. Nease of Johnson

Rep. Partridge of Windham

Sexual Harassment Panel for the House

Rep. Nease of Johnson

Rep. Edwards of Brattleboro

Rep. Komline of Dorset

Rep. McCormack of Rutland

Rep. Mrowicki of Putney

Joint Fiscal Committee

Rep. Heath of Westford

Rep. Bostic of St. Johnsbury

Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham

Rep. Smith of Morristown

Rep. Westman of Cambridge

Emergency Board

Rep. Heath of Westford

Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham

Joint Transportation Oversight Committee

Rep. Heath of Westford

Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham

Rep. Westman of Cambridge

Commission on Health Care Reform

Rep. Maier of Middlebury

Rep.  Chen of Mendon

Rep. Larson of Burlington

Rep. McFaun of Barre Town

Health Access Oversight Committee

Rep. Pugh of South Burlington

Rep. Hunt of Essex Junction

Rep. Frank of Underhill

Rep. Leriche of Hardwick

Rep. O’Donnell of Vernon

Mental Health Oversight Committee

Rep. Fisher of Lincoln

Rep. Donahue of Northfield

Rep. Johnson of South Hero

Rep. Koch of Barre City

Work Force Development Council

Rep. Keenan of St. Albans City

Rep. Potter of Clarendon

Commission on the Future of Economic Development

Rep. Botzow of Pownal

No Child Left Behind Oversight Committee

Rep. Donovan of Burlington

Rep. Barnard of Richmond

Rep. Branagan  of Georgia

Rep. Miller of Shaftsbury

Council on Education Governance

Rep. Ancel of Calais

Rep. Clark of Vergennes

Rep. Godin of Milton

Commission on Higher Education Funding

Rep. Bostic of St. Johnsbury

Rep. Nease of Johnson

Education Commission of the States

Rep. Ancel of Calais

New England Board of Higher Education.

Rep. Miller of Shaftsbury

Advisory Council on Special Education

Rep. Donovan of Burlington

Joint Committee on Judicial Retention

Rep. Jewett of Ripton

Rep. Clarkson of Woodstock

Rep. Flory of Pittsford

Rep. Gervais of Enosburg Falls

Vermont Sentencing Commission

Rep. Lippert of Hinesburg

 

Petroleum Clean-Up fund Advisory Committee

Rep. Courcelle of Rutland

Vermont Citizen Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

Rep. Zenie of Colchester

Rep. Randall of Troy

Vermont Scenery Preservation Council

Rep. Evans of Essex Town

Commission on Interstate Cooperation

Rep. Consejo of Sheldon

Rep. Shaw of Derby

Rep. Moran of Wardsboro

Art in State Buildings Advisory Committee

Rep. Clarkson of Woodstock

Montpelier City-State Commission

Rep. Brooks of Montpelier

Rep. Emmons of Springfield

Vermont Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Advisory Board

Rep. Perry of Richford

Commission on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

Rep. French of Randolph

Vermont Interactive Television Council

Rep. Keenan of St. Albans City

Joint Assembly

At two o’clock in the afternoon, the hour for the Joint Assembly having arrived, pursuant to the provisions of joint resolution, entitled

J.R.S. 6.  Joint resolution to provide for a Joint Assembly to hear the budget message of the Governor;

The Senate appeared in the Hall of the House.

Thereupon, the Joint Assembly having concluded its session, at two o’clock and forty minutes in the afternoon, the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

 

 

Adjournment

At two o’clock and forty-five minutes in the afternoon, on motion of Rep. Komline of Dorset, the House adjourned until Friday, January 26th, 2007, at nine o’clock and thirty minutes in the forenoon.

Concurrent Resolutions Adopted

     The following concurrent resolutions, having been placed on the Consent Calendar on the preceding legislative day, and no member having requested floor consideration  as provided by the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives, are hereby adopted in concurrence.

H.C.R.  16

House concurrent resolution honoring Allison Hicks for her self-initiated campaign to prevent and eradicate cervical cancer in Vermont

H.C.R.  17

House concurrent resolution in memory of the American military personnel who have died in the service of their nation in Iraq from December 20, 2005 to December 29, 2006

H.C.R.  18

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Norwich Women’s Club on its centennial anniversary

H.C.R.  19

House concurrent resolution honoring Norwich fire chief Howard D. “Jack” Fraser for his half century of outstanding local, state, and national public service

H.C.R.  20

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Woodstock Union High School Wasps Division III championship football team

H.C.R.  21

House concurrent resolution in memory of United States Army Colonel (Ret.) and former Vermont state historian John A. Williams of Colchester

S.C.R. 1

  Senate concurrent resolution honoring David "Dave" and Dorothy Stevens of Wells River.

S.C.R. 2

  Senate concurrent resolution honoring Dr. Harry Rowe of Wells River for his six decades of outstanding service as a family physician.

     [The full text of the concurrent resolutions appeared in the Senate and House Calendar Addendum on the preceding legislative day and will appear in the volume of the Public Acts and Resolves of the 2007, sixty-ninth  Adjourned session]

 

 

 

 



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