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Journal of the Senate

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Friday, January 5, 2007

The Senate was called to order by the President.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by the Reverend David M. Hall of Montpelier.

Senate Resolution Adopted

Senate resolution of the following title was offered, read and adopted, and is as follows:

   By Senator Shumlin,

     S.R. 4.  Senate resolution relating to membership of Senate Committees.

Resolved by the Senate:

That Senate Rule 24 (relating to standing committee composition of the Agriculture; Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs; Government Operations; Judiciary; Natural Resources and Energy; and Transportation Committees) be amended as follows:

A committee on Agriculture, of five or six members, as determined by the Committee on Committees for each biennium, to whom shall be referred matters relating to agriculture.

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A committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs, of six five members, to whom shall be referred matters relating to economic development, commerce, and community development, including tourism and marketing, promotion of the arts, and film activities; matters relating to labor, including unemployment and workers' compensation insurance; matters relating to housing; matters relating to liquor and tobacco control; matters relating to lotteries; and all matters relating to subjects for which there is no other appropriate committee.

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A committee on Government Operations, of six five members, to whom shall be referred matters relating to the administration of government and justice; compensation of and retirement benefits for public officials and employees; suffrage; nominations and elections; municipal corporations; military affairs, including veterans and civil defense; and reapportionment.

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A committee on Judiciary, of six five members, to whom shall be referred matters relating to judicial and legal affairs.

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A committee on Natural Resources and Energy, of six five members, to whom shall be referred matters relating to the conservation, development and planning of the state's natural resources, including water quality, geology, forestry, parks and recreation and fish and wildlife; community and regional planning and development; and the conservation and planning of sources of energy.

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A committee on Transportation, of five or six members, as determined by the Committee on Committees for each biennium, to whom shall be referred matters relating to transportation facilities, including, principally, highways and bridges, and the regulation of traffic thereon and the licensing of the users thereof; and matters relating to aviation and railroads.

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Recess

On motion of Senator Shumlin the Senate recessed until 2:00 P.M.

Called to Order

At 3:00 P.M. the Senate was called to order by the President.

Standing Committees Appointed

     The President, on behalf of the Committee on Committees, announced the appointment of standing committees as follows:

                                                      Agriculture

A.M.                               Senator Kittell, Chair                                  Room 26

Starr, Vice-Chair

Bartlett

Giard

Maynard


                                                   Appropriations

P.M.                                Senator Bartlett, Chair                                Room 5

Kitchel, Vice-Chair

Illuzzi

Miller

Sears

Snelling

Shumlin

                   Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

A.M.                               Senator Illuzzi, Chair                                   Room 27

Miller, Vice-Chair

Racine

Condos

Carris

                                                       Education

P.M.                                Senator Collins, Chair                                 Room 28

Doyle, Vice-Chair

Starr

Giard

Nitka

                                                         Finance

P.M.                                Senator Cummings, Chair                           Room 6

Ayer, Vice-Chair

MacDonald

Condos

Maynard

McCormack

Carris

                                            Government Operations

A.M.                               Senator White, Chair                                  Room 4

Doyle, Vice-Chair

Flanagan

Ayer

Coppenrath


                                               Health and Welfare

P.M.                                Senator Racine, Chair                                 Room 17

Flanagan, Vice-Chair

Lyons

Mullin

Kittell

White

                                                      Institutions

P.M.                                Senator Scott, Chair                                   Room 7

Mazza, Vice-Chair

Campbell

Coppenrath

Hartwell

                                                        Judiciary

A.M.                               Senator Sears, Chair                                   Room 1

Campbell, Vice-Chair

Cummings

Mullin

Nitka

                                      Natural Resources and Energy

A.M.                               Senator Lyons, Chair                                  Room 8

MacDonald, Vice-Chair

Snelling

McCormack

Hartwell

                                                   Transportation

A.M.                               Senator Mazza, Chair                                 Room 3

Scott, Vice-Chair

Collins

Shumlin

Kitchel

Message from the House No. 4

     A message was received from the House of Representatives by Ms. Wrask, its Second Assistant Clerk, as follows:

Mr. President:

I am directed to inform the Senate the House has considered a Joint Resolution originating in the Senate of the following title:

J.R.S. 5.  Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment.

     The House has adopted Concurrent resolutions of the following titles:

     H.C.R. 1.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II championship boys’ soccer team.

     H.C.R. 2.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II boys’ cross-country championship team.

     H.C.R. 3.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II girls’ championship cross-country team.

     H.C.R. 4.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II girls’ championship cross-country team.

     H.C.R. 5.  Concurrent resolution in memory of the late Representative Rosemary “Rozo” McLaughlin.

     H.C.R. 6.  Concurrent resolution in memory of Representative Clinton G. Martin Jr. of Springfield.

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

House Concurrent Resolutions

     The following joint concurrent resolutions having been placed on the consent calendar on the preceding legislative day, and no Senator having requested floor consideration as provided by the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives, are hereby adopted in concurrence:

     By Representative Klein and others,

     By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 1.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II championship boys’ soccer team.

     By Representative Klein and others,

     By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 2.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II boys’ cross-country championship team.


     By Representatives Klein of East Montpelier, Ancel of Calais, McDonald of Berlin and Peltz of Woodbury,

     By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 3.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Raiders Division II girls’ championship cross-country team.

     By Representative Klein and others,

     By Senators Cummings, Doyle and Scott,

H.C.R. 4.

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 U-32 Division IV championship football team.

By Representative French and others,

By Senators Campbell, McCormack, Nitka, Ayer, Bartlett, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Miller, Mullin, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White,

H.C.R. 5.

House concurrent resolution in memory of the late Representative Rosemary “Rozo” McLaughlin.

     By Representative Emmons and others,

     By Senators Campbell, McCormack, Nitka, Ayer, Bartlett, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Miller, Mullin, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White,

H.C.R. 6.

House concurrent resolution in memory of Representative Clinton G. Martin, Jr. of Springfield.

     [The full text of the House concurrent resolutions appeared in the Senate calendar addendum for Thursday, January 4, 2007, and will appear in the volume of the Public Acts and Resolves to be published for this session of the sixty-ninth biennial session of the Vermont General Assembly.]

Adjournment

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the Senate adjourned, to reconvene on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at ten o’clock in the forenoon pursuant to J.R.S. 5.



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