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Journal of the House

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008

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

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by Reverend Mr. Pete Gummere, Deacon of St. Norbert's Church, Hardwick, VT.

Committee Bill Introduced

H. 865

Rep. Zuckerman of Burlington, for the committee on Agriculture, introduced a bill, entitled

An act relating to Vermont Milk Commission;

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

Committee Bill Introduced

H. 866

Rep. Obuchowski of Rockingham, for the committee on Ways and Means, introduced a bill, entitled

An act relating to replacement of homestead education property tax with education adjusted gross income tax;

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. 200

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to establishing a construction trust fund;

To the committee on Judiciary.

S. 227

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to angel investors;

To the committee on Commerce.

Message from the Senate No. 25

     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 adopted a joint resolution of the following title:

J.R.S. 53.  Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment.

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

Bill Recommitted

H. 866

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

An act relating to replacement of homestead education property tax with education adjusted gross income tax;

Was taken up for immediate consideration.

Pending second reading of the bill Rep. Otterman of Topsham, moved to recommit the bill to the committee on Ways and Means. Which was agreed to.

Senate Proposal of Amendment Not Concurred in;

and Senate Requested to Recede from its Proposal of Amendment

H. 93

     The Senate proposed to the House to amend House bill, entitled

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

By striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  7 V.S.A. § 230(a) is amended to read:

(a)  Except as provided in subdivision 2(15) of this title a bottler, manufacturer, or rectifier, bottler licensed in Vermont or in another state, a certificate of approval holder, or wholesale dealer shall not have any financial interest in the business of a first, second, or third class license, and a first, second, or third class licensee may not have any financial interest in the business of a bottler, manufacturer, or rectifier, bottler licensed in Vermont or in another state, a certificate of approval holder, or wholesale dealer.  However, a manufacturer of malt beverages may have a financial interest in the business of a first or second class license, and a first or second class licensee may have a financial interest in the business of a manufacturer of malt beverages, provided a first or second class licensee does not purchase, possess, or sell the malt beverages produced by a manufacturer with which there is any financial interest.  However, a certificate of approval holder for malt beverages or a certificate of approval holder for vinous beverages who is a manufacturer or rectifier may own a licensed retail business so long as the ownership is total and unconditional and has the prior approval of the Liquor Control Board.  All licenses or permits granted under this title shall be conspicuously displayed on the premises for which the license or permit is granted.  Any manufacturer of malt beverages that has a financial interest in a first or second class licensee and any first or second class licensee that has a financial interest in a manufacturer of malt beverages, as permitted under this section, shall provide to the department of liquor control and the applicable wholesale dealer written notification of that financial interest and the licensees involved.  A wholesale dealer shall not be in violation of this section for delivering malt beverages to a first or second class licensee that is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or selling those malt beverages under this section.

Sec. 2.   EFFECTIVE DATE

This bill shall take effect on passage.

Pending the question, Shall the House concur in the Senate proposal of amendment? Rep. Turner of Milton  moved that the House not concur in the Senate proposal of amendment and that the Senate be requested to recede from its proposal of amendment.  Which was agreed to.

Third Reading; Bills Passed

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

H. 560

House bill, entitled

An act relating to the offender work programs board.

H. 788

House bill, entitled

An act relating to awarding moose permits to Vermont veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq;

Action on Bill Postponed

H. 864

House bill entitled

An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments to education law;

Having appeared on the Calendar one day for notice, was taken up and pending second reading of the bill, on motion of Rep. Donovan of Burlington action on the bill was postponed until Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Action on Bill Postponed

H. 135

House bill, entitled

An act relating to increasing the age for mandatory participation in the corrections systems education program;

Was taken up and pending the reading of the report of the committee on Institutions, on motion of Rep. Lenes of Shelburne, action on the bill was postponed until Tuesday, February 26, 2008.

Bill Committed

S. 351

Senate bill, entitled

An act relating to consolidating management of public records;

Appearing on the Calendar for action, was taken up and pending the reading of the report of the committee on Government Operations, on motion of Rep. Martin of Wolcott, the bill was committed to the committee on Appropriations

Adjournment

At one o’clock and forty minutes in the afternoon, on motion of Rep. Komline of Dorset, the House adjourned until tomorrow at nine o’clock and thirty minutes in the forenoon.

 

 

 



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