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Journal of the Senate

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

The Senate was called to order by the President.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by the Reverend Kevin Rooney of Northfield.

Pledge of Allegiance

Page Julia Moore-Stitely then led the members of the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bills Introduced

Senate bills of the following titles were severally introduced, read the first time and referred:

S. 1.

By Senator Sears,

An act relating to youthful offenders.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 2.

By Senators Sears and Campbell,

An act relating to bail and to eligibility for public defender services for defendants charged with retail theft.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 3.

By Senator Sears,

An act relating to maintenance of utility rights-of-way.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 4.

By Senator Illuzzi,

An act relating to the crime of child endangerment and penalties for the crime of cruelty by those having custody of another.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 5.

By Senator Sears,

An act relating to deferred sentences.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 6.

By Senators Sears, Campbell, Collins, Condos, Cummings, Hartwell, Snelling and White,

An act relating to preventing conviction of innocent persons.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 7.

By Senators Sears, Campbell, Flanagan and White,

An act relating to medical marijuana.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 8.

By Senators Sears and Miller,

An act relating to including the Bennington bypass in the truck network.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 9.

By Senator Kittell,

An act relating to a statewide school year calendar.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 10.

By Senators Ayer, Giard and Lyons,

An act relating to large electricity user fees and green building credits for large, new, conditioned buildings.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.


S. 11.

By Senators Ayer, Giard and Lyons,

An act relating to regulation of small, local, sustainable, electricity generators, and urging the ISO to order cost-sharing for demand-side measures.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 12.

By Senators Ayer, Giard and Lyons,

An act relating to authorizing the public service board to establish a program for efficiency improvements for renewable energy enhancements to be provided at monthly costs that are less than the monthly savings from the improvements.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 13.

By Senator Ayer,

An act relating to idling school bus engines on school property.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 14.

By Senators Ayer, Giard and Lyons,

An act relating to coyote-hunting competitions.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 15.

By Senators Ayer and Giard,

An act relating to removal of tuition cost from the excess spending penalty of Act 60.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 16.

By Senators Ayer, Giard and Lyons,

An act relating to noncompliance with the No Child Left Behind Act.

To the Committee on Education.


S. 17.

By Senators Ayer, Giard and Lyons,

An act relating to the disposal of electronic waste.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 18.

By Senators Ayer and Giard,

An act relating to custodial parent relocation.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 19.

By Senators Ayer, Giard and Lyons,

An act relating to primary enforcement of the safety belt law.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 20.

By Senators Ayer and Lyons,

An act relating to the use of cellular telephones while operating a motor vehicle.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 21.

By Senator Mullin,

An act relating to elimination of the rule prohibiting small businesses from buying health insurance unless 75 percent of employees enroll.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 22.

By Senators Ayer and Giard,

An act relating to prevention of injuries caused by dangerous dogs.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 23.

By Senator Collins,

An act relating to extending Vermont’s school transfer options.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 24.

By Senator Mullin,

An act relating to procedures involving medical malpractice actions.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

Joint Resolution Adopted on the Part of the Senate

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

   By Senator Shumlin,

J.R.S. 6.  Joint resolution to provide for a Joint Assembly to hear the budget message of the Governor.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

     That the two Houses meet in Joint Assembly on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at two o'clock in the afternoon to receive the budget message of the Governor.

Message from the House No. 5

     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. 4.  Joint resolution relating to Town Meeting adjournment.

And has adopted the same in concurrence.

Adjournment

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the Senate adjourned until one o’clock and thirty minutes in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 10, 2007.

 



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