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Journal of the House

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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007

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

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by Reverend Stephen Berry of New Covenant Assembly of God Church, Brookfield.

Pledge of Allegiance

Page Kelsey Christensen of Springfield led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Committee Bill Introduced

H. 532

Rep. Emmons of Springfield, for the committee on Institutions, introduced a bill, entitled

An act relating to obligations of the state and county regarding capital expenditures on county courthouses;

Which was read the first time and, under the rule, placed on the Calendar for notice tomorrow.

Senate Bills Referred

Senate bills of the following titles were severally taken up, read the first time and referred as follows:

S. 39

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to health insurance plan reimbursement for covered services provided by naturopathic physicians;

To the committee on Health Care.

S. 45

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to the right to attend town meeting;

To the committee on Government Operations.

S. 46

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to wrongful discharge for voting or attending town meeting;

To the committee on Government Operations.

S. 82

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to the use of Vermont addresses and representations of Vermont origin;

To the committee on Agriculture.

S. 97

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to correctional facilities;

To the committee on Institutions.

S. 120

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to wine tastings at farmers’ markets;

To the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

S. 137

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to reducing the amount of phosphorus allowed in household cleansing products used in dishwashers;

To the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

S. 169

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to civil violations for animal cruelty;

To the committee on Judiciary.

Bills Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

House bills of the following titles, appearing on the Calendar, affecting the revenue of the state, under the rule, were referred to the Committee on Ways and Means:

H. 47

House bill, entitled

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;

H. 48

House bill, entitled

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;

Bill Referred to Committee on Appropriations

H. 526

House bill, entitled

An act relating to education quality and cost control;

Appearing on the Calendar, carrying an appropriation, under rule 35a, was referred to the committee on Appropriations.

Rules Suspended; Bill Committed

H. 248

On motion of Rep. Adams of Hartland, the rules were suspended and House bill, entitled

An act relating to the establishment of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority to advance broadband and wireless communications infrastructure throughout the state;

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

Pending the reading of the report of the committee on Commerce, on motion of Rep. Westman of Cambridge, the bill was committed to the committee on Transportation.

Rules Suspended; Bill Recommitted

H. 532

Pending entrance of the bill on the Calendar for notice, on motion of Rep. Emmons of Springfield,  the rules were suspended and House bill, entitled

An act relating to obligations of the state and county regarding capital expenditures on county courthouses;

Was taken up for immediate consideration.

Pending second reading of the bill Rep. Emmons of Springfield moved to recommit the bill to Institutions, which was agreed to.

Bill Amended; Third Reading Ordered

H. 296

Rep. Johnson of Canaan, for the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources, to which had been referred House bill, entitled

An act relating to potable water supply and wastewater system permitting;

Reported in favor of its passage when amended by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  FINDINGS

The general assembly finds that:

(1)  The agency of natural resources’ assumption on July 1, 2007 of statewide jurisdiction over the permitting program for on‑site wastewater and potable water supply systems and implementation of the rules adopted under that program are intended to protect human health and the environment, prevent the creation of health hazards or unsanitary conditions, and ensure the availability of an adequate supply of potable water.

(2)  The cost of compliance with the state on‑site wastewater systems and potable water supply rules when replacement of a failed wastewater or potable water supply system is required can be expensive and, consequently, difficult for many homeowners in Vermont to afford.

(3)  To avoid burdening homeowners or jeopardizing a homeowner’s ability to remain in his or her home, the general assembly expects the agency of commerce and community development to commit at least an additional $1 million to the regional revolving loan fund to be available for community development block grants that can be used by income‑eligible Vermont homeowners for the replacement of failed wastewater or potable water supply systems.

(4)  The agency of administration and the agency of commerce and community development should encourage other funding providers, such as the Vermont housing and conservation board and the Vermont housing finance agency, to develop programs or contribute funds to help homeowners in Vermont afford the cost of replacing failed wastewater or potable water supply systems.

Sec. 2.  10 V.S.A. § 1972(4), (5), and (6) are amended to read:

§ 1972.  DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this chapter:

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(4)(A)  “Failed supply” means a potable water supply:

(i)  that is contaminated so that it is rendered not potable has been found to exceed the standard set by the secretary in rule for one or more of the following contaminants:

(I)  total coliform;

(II)  nitrates;

(III)  nitrites;

(IV)  arsenic; or

(V)  uranium; or

(ii)  that is providing an insufficient quantity of water to maintain the permitted use of the building or structure or, if unpermitted, to maintain the usual and customary uses of the building or structure; or

(iii)  where the source, treatment, or conveyance equipment used to provide potable water is broken or inadequate the secretary affirmatively determines as not potable, due to the presence of a contaminated site, a leaking underground storage tank, or other known sources of groundwater contamination or naturally occurring contaminants, and that information has been posted on the agency of natural resources’ website; or

(iii)  the secretary affirmatively determines to be failed due to the supply providing an insufficient quantity of water to maintain the usual and customary uses of a building or structure or campground, and that information has been posted on the agency of natural resources’ website.

(B)  Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, a potable water supply shall not be a failed supply if:

(i)  these effects can be and are remedied solely by minor repairs, including the repair of a broken pipe leading from a building or structure to a well, the replacement of a broken pump, repair or replacement of a mechanical component, or deepening or hydrofracturing a well; or

(ii)  these effects have lasted for only a brief period of time, the cause of the failure has been determined to be an unusual and nonrecurring event, and the supply has recovered from the state of failure.  Supplies which have recurring, continuing, or seasonal failures shall be considered to be failed supplies.

(C)  If a project is served by multiple potable water supplies, the failure of one supply will not require the issuance of a permit or permit amendment for any other supply that is not in a state of failure.

(5)(A)  “Failed system” means a wastewater system that is functioning in a manner:

(i)  that allows wastewater to be exposed to the open air, pool on the surface of the ground, discharge directly to surface water, or back up into a building or structure, unless, in any of these instances, the approved design of the system specifically requires the system to function in such a manner; or

(ii)  that results in a potable water supply being contaminated and rendered not potable or

(iii)  that presents a threat to human health; or affirmatively determined by the secretary to be a failed supply, and that information has been posted on the agency of natural resources’ website.

(B)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (A) of this subdivision (5), a system shall not be a failed system if:

(i)  these effects can be and are remedied solely by minor repairs, including the repair of a broken pipe leading from a building or structure to the septic tank, replacement of a cracked or broken septic tank, or replacement of a broken pump or associated valves, switches and controls; or

(ii)  these effects have lasted for only a brief period of time, the cause of the failure has been determined to be an unusual and nonrecurring event, and the system has recovered from the state of failure.  Systems which have recurring, continuing, or seasonal failures shall be considered to be failed systems.

(C)  If a project is served by multiple wastewater systems, the failure of one system will not require the issuance of a permit or permit amendment for any other system that is not in a state of failure.

(D)  A wastewater system may be determined to be a failed system by the completion of a site visit that identifies one or more of the conditions set forth in subdivision (A)(i) of this subdivision.

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Sec. 3.  10 V.S.A. § 1973(e) is amended to read:

(e)  No permit issued by the secretary shall be valid for a substantially completed potable water supply and wastewater system until the secretary receives a statement from an installer or a licensed designer certifying that, in the exercise of his or her reasonable professional judgment, the installation‑related information submitted is true and correct and the potable water supply and wastewater system:

(1)  were installed in accordance with:

(A)  the permitted design and all permit conditions,; or

(B)  record drawings and such record drawings are in compliance with the applicable rules, were filed with the secretary, and are in accordance with all other permit conditions;

(2)  were inspected,;

(3)  were properly tested,; and

(4)  have successfully met those performance tests.

Sec. 4.  10 V.S.A. § 1974 is amended to read:

§ 1974.  SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES ON THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL
 
 LOTS EXEMPTIONS

(a)  the provisions of this section shall apply to a single family residence on its own individual lot.

(b)(1)  A subdivided lot containing only one single family residence which required a subdivision permit but did not have one, or which had a subdivision permit but was not in compliance with its permit, is exempt from the permitting requirements of this chapter, provided that the lot was in existence as of January 1, 1999, and that the residence and its associated potable water supply and wastewater system were substantially completed as of January 1, 1999.  This exemption shall terminate if any actions listed in section 1973 of this title occur after January 1, 1999.

(2)  If a subdivision permit had been issued for the lot prior to January 1, 1999, the conditions of that permit concerning actions required to be taken after January 1, 1999, shall remain in effect, including conditions concerning operation and maintenance and transfer of ownership.

(3)  If a residence is exempt under this subsection, the exemption contained in subsection (c) of this section shall not apply.

(c)  A substantially completed single‑family residence on its own individual lot, and its substantially completed associated potable water supply and wastewater system, is exempt from the permitting requirements of this chapter, provided that the lot on which the residence is located was in existence as of the effective date of this act and was exempt from the subdivision permitting requirements that existed on that date.  This exemption shall remain in effect unless and until:

(1)  the lot is subdivided and the resulting lots are not exempt under the applicable rules in existing at the time of subdivision, or

(2)  any other action for which a permit is required under this chapter occurs after July 1, 2007.

(d)  A permit shall not be required for the addition of one or more bedrooms of a single‑family residence on its own lot when:

(1)  the addition of bedrooms is accomplished solely through the modification of the existing residence; and

(2)  the exterior of the residence is not expanded horizontally. ;

(e)  A  permit is not required for the addition of one or more bedrooms or any other attached exterior horizontal expansion to a single‑family residence on its own lot that was exempt from the subdivision permitting requirements that existed on June 13, 2002, provided that:

(1)  a fully complying replacement area has been identified by a licensed designer and a diagram identifying the location of that area is certified by the designer and filed in the land records; and

(2)  no other action for which a permit is required under this chapter occurs after July 1, 2007.

(f)  Notwithstanding the language of subsections (d) and (e) of this section, if the residence has been issued a permit under chapter, the residence shall continue to comply with that permit, until the permit is amended. Notwithstanding any other requirements of this chapter, the following projects and actions are exempt:

(1)(A)  All buildings or structures, campgrounds, and their associated potable water supplies and waste water systems that were substantially completed before January 1, 2007 and all improved and unimproved lots that were in existence before January 1, 2007.  This exemption shall remain in effect provided:

(i)  No action for which a permit is required under this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter is taken or caused to be taken on or after January 1, 2007, unless such action is exempt under one of the other permitting exemptions listed in this section or in the rules adopted under this chapter; and

(ii)  If a permit has been issued under this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter before January 1, 2007 that contained conditions that required actions to be taken on or after January 1, 2007, including, but not limited to, conditions concerning operation and maintenance and transfer of ownership, the permittee continues to comply with those permit conditions.

(B)  If a permit or permit amendment is required because the potable water supply or wastewater system has failed, the secretary may issue a permit that allows for a variance in accordance with the standards contained in section 1973 of this chapter, the rules adopted under this chapter, and the rules adopted under chapter 56 of this title.

(C)  An owner of a single family residence that qualified on January 1, 2007 for the exemption set forth in subdivision (1)(A) of this section shall not be subject to administrative or civil penalties under chapters 201 and 211 of this title for a violation of this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter when the owner believes the supply or system meets the definition of a failed supply or failed system provided that the owner:

(i)  Conducts or contracts for an inspection of the supply or system;

(ii)  Notifies the secretary of natural resources of the results of the inspection; and

(iii)  Has not taken or caused to be taken any other action after January 1, 2007 for which a permit would be required under this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter.

(g)(2)  Primitive camps with no interior plumbing consisting of more than a sink with water, that are used no more than three consecutive weeks per year and no more than a total of 60 days per year, shall be exempt.  This exemption does not apply to seasonal camps.

Sec. 5.  10 V.S.A. § 1975(f) is amended to read:

(f)  If the secretary determines that a design or installation certification submitted under this chapter certified information that is untrue or incorrect, or does not reflect the exercise of reasonable professional judgment and, as a result, a potable water supply or wastewater system that has been built is in noncompliance with the rules adopted under this chapter, the person who signed the statement may be subject to penalties and required to take all actions necessary to remediate the situation in accordance with the provisions of chapters 201 and 211 of this title  If a person who signs a design or installation certification submitted under this chapter certifies a design, installation or related design or installation information and, as a result of the person’s failure to exercise reasonable professional judgment, submits design or installation information that is untrue or incorrect, or submits a design or installs a wastewater system or potable water supply that does not comply with the rules adopted under this chapter, the person who signed the certification may be subject to penalties and required to take all actions to remediate the affected project in accordance with the provisions of chapters 201 and 211 of this title.

Sec. 6.  10 V.S.A. § 1978 is amended to read:

§ 1978.  RULES

(a)  The secretary shall adopt rules, in accordance with chapter 25 of Title 3, necessary for the administration of this chapter.  These rules shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1)  performance standards for wastewater systems, including performance standards;

(2)  design flow standards for potable water supplies and wastewater systems, including:

(A)  design flow standards for a single‑family residence on its own lot with a minimum of one bedroom; and

(B)  an amendment of the design flow standards for wastewater systems that updates the design flow requirements in the agency of natural resources wastewater system and potable supply rules in order to reflect existing or proposed use of a wastewater system;

(C)  design flow standards that allow for the use of maximum efficiency measures, such as waterless toilets, composting toilets, and other innovative or alternative designs;

(3)  design requirements, including isolation distances and site conditions or situations when identification or design of a fully complying replacement area is not required;

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(d)  The secretary shall not adopt rules under this chapter that allow wastewater systems that serve lots created after the effective date of this act to be constructed on ground with a maximum slope in excess of 20 percent.  This limitation shall not apply to replacement wastewater systems.

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Rep. Morley of Barton, for the committee on Appropriations, recommended the bill ought to pass when amended as recommended by the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.

The bill, having appeared on the Calendar one day for notice, was taken up, read the second time, report of the committees on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources and Appropriations agreed to and third reading ordered.

Bill Amended; Third Reading Ordered

H. 449

Rep. French of Randolph, for the committee on Human Services, to which had been referred House bill, entitled

An act relating to foster care services and supports;

Reported in favor of its passage when amended by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  33 V.S.A. § 4904 is added to read:

§ 4904.  FOSTER CARE; TRANSITIONAL YOUTH SERVICES

(a)  For purposes of this section, “youth” means a person between 18 and 22 years of age who either:

(1)  attained his or her 18th birthday while in the custody of the commissioner for children and families; or

(2)  while he or she was between 10 and 18 years of age, spent at least five of those years in the custody of the commissioner for children and families.

(b)  The department shall provide foster care services to any youth who elects to continue receiving such services after attaining the age of 18, provided that the youth is employed or attends an educational or vocational program, as defined by rule, and provided that, if the youth is working, he or she contributes to the cost of services based on a sliding scale defined by rule, unless the youth meets the criteria for an exception to the work training requirements of this section based on a disability or crisis situation established by the commissioner.

(c)  The commissioner shall establish by rule programs that provide support services for youth, including housing assistance, transportation, case management services, and other services.

(d)  The commissioner shall establish by rule a process for allowing any individual under the age of 22 who leaves state custody between 16 and 18 years of age or any youth, as defined in subsection (a) of this section, to reinstate some level of support services, provided he or she voluntarily requests additional support services.

(e)  The commissioner shall establish a method for measuring, evaluating, and reporting the outcomes of transitional services provided under this section.

* * * Health Care Coverage * * *

Sec. 2.  33 V.S.A. § 1902(c) is added to read:

(c)(1)  If the youth otherwise meet the eligibility requirements of Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur, the agency of human services shall provide coverage for health services through Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur for the following youth, reflecting the following priorities in the following order:

(A)  An individual up to the age of 21 if the individual is in the custody of the state, upon that individual’s 18th birthday.

(B)  An individual up to the age of 21 if the individual has a developmental disability as defined in subdivision 8722(2) of Title 18 or has a severe emotional disturbance as defined in subdivision 4301(3) of this title.

(C)  An individual 18 years of age or older who is a full-time student in a secondary school or attending an equivalent level of vocational or technical training, and is reasonably expected to complete the educational program before reaching the age of 19 or is not expected to complete the educational program before reaching age 19 solely due to a documented disability.

(2)  The secretary of human services shall assess and report to the general assembly not later than November 30, 2007 the estimated additional cost of providing health care coverage under subdivision (1)(B)(ii) of this subsection to individuals who meet the broader federal definition of developmental disability as provided in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. 15002 Sec. 102(8), as well as a report on the number of Vermonters up to the age of 21 who fall within this definition compared to the number that meet the state definition of developmental disability under subdivision 4301(3) of this title.

(3)  For purposes of clinical eligibility standards for the adult community rehabilitation and treatment (CRT) program, the agency of human services shall deem the treatment history criterion to be met if an individual has received wraparound services for a severe emotional disturbance as defined in subdivision 4301(3) of this title within the prior 12 months.

(4)  If the individual is enrolled in Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur, the agency shall not require a new application form or application procedure for continuation of coverage after age 18.  This subdivision is not intended to interfere with existing agency recertification procedures.

Sec. 3.  33 V.S.A. § 1901(f) is added to read:

(f)  The secretary shall not impose a co-payment requirement for individuals under 21 years of age enrolled in Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur.

Sec. 4.  MEDICAID; TRANSITION BETWEEN PROGRAMS; YOUTH

(a)  The agency shall consult with advocacy organizations that represent children’s issues or that represent issues relating to individuals with disabilities on the content of the notices to be sent regarding the eligibility review and transition from Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur to another program when a youth becomes ineligible for coverage due to age.  The agency shall assist a youth in state custody in applying for health care coverage by completing the application on the youth’s behalf and ensuring that the necessary documentation is provided to ensure a seamless transition to another health care coverage program. 

(b)  For youth who are not eligible for Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur due to age, the agency of human services or designee shall report to the general assembly not later than November 30, 2007 the costs and strategies for implementing a program to ensure that a youth age 18 up to 21 living with parents is considered a separate household from the youth’s parents for the purposes of both the parents’ and the youth’s eligibility for Medicaid and the Vermont health access plan.

Sec. 5.  REPORT ON HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

Not later than November 30, 2007, the agency shall provide the house committee on human services and the senate committee on health and welfare with a report on the number of youth who successfully transitioned from Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur to another source of health care coverage on the youth’s 21st birthday.  The report shall also include the number of youth who became uninsured at age 21 and the reason why the youth was not eligible for Medicaid, the Vermont Health Access Plan, Catamount Health, Catamount Health Assistance, or an employer-sponsored insurance program.

* * * Transitional Services for Youths with Developmental Disabilities * * *

Sec. 6.  STUDY ON TRANSITIONAL SERVICES FOR YOUTHS

The secretary of administration, in consultation with the secretary of human services, the commissioner of labor, the commissioner of disabilities, aging, and independent living, and the commissioner of education, shall study the costs and benefits of providing necessary transitional services up to age 22 for a youth who has been in the custody of the state; has a functional developmental disability and has been receiving state-funded services or services under an individualized education program (IEP) on the youth’s 18th birthday; or has been receiving state-funded services for severe emotional disturbance on his or her 18th birthday, in order to assist the youth in becoming a self-sufficient adult.  The secretary of administration shall solicit and summarize in his or her final report input from consumers, providers, and representatives of disability organizations, including the Vermont federation of families for mental health, the Vermont coalition of disability rights, the Vermont council of developmental and mental health services, and the Vermont developmental disabilities council.  The secretary of administration shall report the results of this study to the house committee on human services and the senate committee on health and welfare not later than November 30, 2007.

* * * Effective Date * * *

Sec. 7.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall become effective upon passage for the purposes of allowing the agency of human services to adopt or amend rules and to implement subsection (a) of Sec. 4.  The provisions in this act relating to health care shall be implemented not later than January 1, 2008, subject to federal approval, if required.  Otherwise, the provisions in this act shall be implemented not later than October 1, 2007.

Rep. Miller of Shaftsbury, for the committee on Appropriations, recommended the bill ought to pass when amended as recommended by the committee on Human Services and when further amended by  striking Sec. 2 and inserting a new Sec. 2 to read:

Sec. 2.  HEALTH CARE COVERAGE; STUDY

(a)  The agency of human services, in consultation with the joint fiscal office, shall analyze the cost of providing coverage for health services through Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur:

(1)  for youth who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for the programs and meet the following criteria:

(A)  An individual who meets the definition of “youth” in subsection 4904(a) of Title 33;

(B)  An individual up to the age of 21 if the individual has a developmental disability as defined in subdivision 8722(2) of Title 18 or has a severe emotional disturbance as defined in subdivision 4301(3) of Title 33.

(C)  An individual who meets the broader federal definition of developmental disability as provided in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. 15002 Sec. 102(8);

(D)  An individual 18 years of age or older who is a full-time student in a secondary school or attending an equivalent level of vocational or technical training, and is reasonably expected to complete the educational program before reaching the age of 19 or is not expected to complete the educational program before reaching age 19 solely due to a documented disability.

(2)  if the clinical eligibility standards for the adult community rehabilitation and treatment (CRT) program were modified to deem the treatment history criterion to be met if an individual has received wraparound services for a severe emotional disturbance as defined in subdivision 4301(3) of Title 33 within the prior 12 months.

(b)  The agency shall report the results of the analysis, including the number of individuals included in the estimates and the per-member per-month cost for each group,  to the senate committees on appropriations and on health and welfare and the house committees on appropriations and on human services no later than November 30, 2007.

The bill, having appeared on the Calendar one day for notice, was taken up, read the second time, report of the committees on Human Services and Appropriations agreed to and third reading ordered.

Bill Committed

H. 530

House bill, entitled

An act relating to motor vehicle safety;

Appearing on the Calendar for action, was taken up and pending second reading of the bill, on motion of Rep. Minter of Waterbury, the bill was committed to the committee on Transportation.

Bill Amended, Read Third Time and Passed

H. 99

House bill, entitled

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

Was taken up and pending third reading of the bill, Rep. Moran of Wardsboro moved to amend the bill as follows:

In Sec. 1 by striking (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

     (a) The Joint Fiscal Office and the Legislative Council, with the cooperation of the State department of libraries, and in consultation with the Vermont Library Association, shall identify other states that are comparable to Vermont in terms of population or population density. The study shall examine the number of libraries per capita, funding mechanisms, governance structures, and the services provided from the state library.

Which was agreed to.  Thereupon, the bill was read the third time and passed.

Third Reading; Bills Passed

House bills of the following titles were severally taken up, read the third time and passed:

H. 380

     An act relating to the regulation of health care facilities.

H. 400

     An act relating to recapture of health insurance benefits by Group C members of the Vermont State retirement System.

H. 402

     An act relating to recapture of health insurance benefits by Group F members of the Vermont State Retirement System.

H. 429

     An act relating to underground and aboveground storage tanks.

H. 521

     An act relating to miscellaneous substantive tax amendments.

Joint Resolution Adopted

J.R.H. 19

Joint resolution, entitled

Joint resolution relating to Boys’ State use of the State House;

Was taken up and adopted on the part of the House.

Message from the Senate No. 39

     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 passed Senate bills of the following titles:

S. 148.  An act relating to the requirements for an application to be a designated new town center.

S. 173.  An act relating to the awarding of high school diplomas to veterans of the Vietnam era.

S. 192.  An act relating to HIV name-based reporting.

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

Adjournment

At eleven o’clock and twenty-five minutes in the forenoon, on motion of Rep. Adams of Hartland, the House adjourned until tomorrow at one o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 



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