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Journal of the House

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2007

At one o'clock in the afternoon the Speaker called the House to order.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by Reverend Paul Essaff of the Lighthouse Christian Church, Montpelier.

House Bill Introduced

H. 533

Rep. Ainsworth of Royalton (by request)  introduced a bill, entitled

An act relating to exemptions for insurers from rate filing and review provisions;

Which was read the first time and referred to the committee on Commerce.

Senate Bills Referred

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

S. 148

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to the requirements for an application to be a designated new town center;

To the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 173

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to the awarding of high school diplomas to veterans of the Vietnam era;

To the committee on Education.

S. 192

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to HIV name-based reporting;

To the committee on Health Care.

Bill Referred to Committee on Appropriations

H. 248

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

Third Reading; Bill Passed

H. 296

House bill, entitled

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

Was taken up, read the third time and passed.

Bill Amended, Read Third Time and Passed

H. 449

House bill, entitled

An act relating to foster care services and supports;

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

First:  in Sec. 4(a) in the first sentence after the word “agency” by inserting the words “of human services

Second:  by striking Sec. 5 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Sec. 5 to read:

Not later than November 30, 2007, the agency of human services shall provide the house committee on human services and the senate committee on health and welfare with a report on the number of youths who successfully transitioned from Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur to another source of health care coverage after losing eligibility for Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur due to age.  The report shall also include the number of youths who became uninsured after losing eligibility for Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur due to age and the reason why the youths were not eligible for Medicaid, the Vermont Health Access Plan, Catamount Health, Catamount Health Assistance, or an employer‑sponsored insurance program.

Third:  in Sec. 6 in the first sentence by striking the words: “has been in the custody of the state;

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

Adjournment

At one o’clock and thirty minutes in the afternoon, on motion of Rep. Adams of Hartland, the House adjourned until tomorrow at one o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 



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