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Journal of the House


MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2007

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

House Resolution Referred to Committee

H.R. 20

Reps. Adams of Hartland, Acinapura of Brandon, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clerkin of Hartford, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Errecart of Shelburne, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Gervais of Enosburg, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Johnson of Canaan, Kilmartin of Newport City, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Larocque of Barnet, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Livingston of Manchester, Marcotte of Coventry, McAllister of Highgate, McDonald of Berlin, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, O'Donnell of Vernon, Oxholm of Vergennes, Peaslee of Guildhall, Shaw of Derby, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington and Zenie of Colchester offered a joint resolution, entitled

House resolution designating May 6, 2007 as Vermont Vets for Victory Day;

Whereas, almost two million American military men and women, active, guard, and reserve, are on duty around the world, and

Whereas, many of them are engaged in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting the “War on Terror,” and

Whereas, members of the U.S. military are making considerable personal sacrifices, including long separations from their families, and

Whereas, many troops have made the supreme sacrifice, and

Whereas, the U.S. military continues to protect all Americans from avowed enemies, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives:

That this legislative body declares full support for our troops and their mission in conducting the War on Terror, and be it further

Resolved:  That this legislative body on behalf of the people of Vermont is on record that we will not abandon our servicemen and women in this time of war and pledges full support to them and their efforts to secure victory, and be it further

Resolved:  That this legislative body is proud of the sacrifices and bravery of our servicemen and women and expresses its sincere gratitude for their heroic service to the United States of America, and be it further

Resolved:  That the General Assembly designates May 6, 2007 as Vermont Vets for Victory Day, and be it further

Resolved:  That the clerk of the house be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Adjutant General Michael Dubie, Governor James Douglas, and the President of the United States.

Which was read and referred to the committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

Committee of Conference Appointed

S. 13

     Pursuant to the request of the Senate for a Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on Senate bill, entitled

     An act relating to idling of motor vehicle engines on school property;

     The Speaker appointed as members of the Committee of Conference on the part of the House:

   Rep. Hosford of Waitsfield

   Rep. Peltz of Woodbury

               Rep. McCullough of Williston

Bill Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

S. 191

     Senate bill, entitled

     An act relating to financing, reappraisal and infrastructure in tax increment financing district;

     Appearing on the Calendar, affecting the revenue of the state, under the rule, was referred to the committee on Ways and Means.


Bills Referred to Committee on Appropriations

Bills of the following titles, appearing on the Calendar, carrying appropriations, under the rule, were referred to the committee on Appropriations:

S. 115

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to increasing transparency of prescription drug pricing and information;

H. 546

House bill, entitled

An act relating to compensation and retirement benefits for certain state employees and emergency management.


At ten o’clock and ten minutes in the forenoon, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at ten o’clock in the forenoon pursuant to Rule 9.





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