Journal of the House
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008
At one o'clock in the afternoon the Speaker called the House to order.
Devotional exercises were conducted by Vermont storyteller, John Schraven of Fairfax, VT.
Senate Bill Referred
Senate bill, entitled
An act relating to mammography patient cost containment;
Was taken up, read the first time and referred to the committee on Health Care.
Bill Amended; Third Reading Ordered
Rep. Shaw of Derby, for the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources, to which had been referred House bill, entitled
An act relating to awarding moose permits to Vermont veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq;
Reported in favor of its passage when amended by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
Sec. 1. 10 V.S.A. § 4254(i) is amended to read:
(i)(1) If the board establishes a moose hunting season, up to five moose permits shall be set aside to be auctioned. The board shall adopt rules necessary for the department to establish, implement, and run the auction process. Proceeds from the auction shall be deposited in the fish and wildlife fund and used for conservation education programs run by the department. Successful bidders must have a Vermont hunting or combination license in order to purchase a moose permit. Beginning with the 2006 hunting season, the five moose permits set aside for auction shall be in addition to the number of annual moose permits authorized by the board.
(2) If the board establishes a moose hunting season, there shall be established a program to set aside five moose permits for Vermont residents who have served on active duty in any branch of the armed forces of the United States and who have been awarded or are eligible to receive a campaign ribbon for Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. The department of fish and wildlife shall adopt a procedure to implement the set‑aside program for veterans who have been awarded or are eligible to receive a campaign ribbon for Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom, including a method to award applicants preference points and a method by which veterans who applied for but failed to receive a permit in one hunting season are awarded priority in the subsequent moose hunting season. The procedure adopted under this subdivision shall be consistent with the preference system for the permit auction authorized under subdivision (i)(1) of this section. Veterans awarded a moose permit under this subsection must possess a valid Vermont hunting or combination license in order to purchase a moose permit. The department of fish and wildlife shall coordinate with the department of veterans affairs to provide notice to eligible veterans of the moose permits set-aside under this subsection.
Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall take effect upon passage.
The bill, having appeared on the Calendar one day for notice, was taken up, read the second time, report of the committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources agreed to and third reading ordered.
Favorable Report; Third Reading Ordered
Rep. Browning of Arlington, for the committee on Institutions, to which had been referred House bill, entitled
An act relating to the offender work programs board;
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.
Message from the Senate No. 24
A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Marshall, its Assistant Secretary, as follows:
I am directed to inform the House that the Senate has on its part passed Senate bills of the following titles:
S. 200. An act relating to establishing a construction trust fund.
S. 227. An act relating to angel investors.
In the passage of which the concurrence of the House is requested.
The Senate has considered bills originating in the House of the following titles:
H. 580. An act relating to terms of members of the Vermont tobacco evaluation and review board.
H. 750. An act relating to prescription drug pricing and information.
And has passed the same in concurrence with proposals of amendment in the adoption of which the concurrence of the House is requested.
At one o’clock and thirty-five minutes in the afternoon, on motion of Rep. Komline of Dorset, the House adjourned until tomorrow at one o’clock in the afternoon.
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