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Journal of the Senate

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Pursuant to Rule. 8 of the Senate Rules, in the absence of the President and the President pro tempore, the time for convening of the Senate having been set at 11:30 A.M., the Senate was called to order by David A. Gibson, Secretary of the Senate.

Devotional Exercises

A moment of silence was observed in lieu of devotions.

Presiding Officer Elected

Thereupon, pursuant to the provisions of Rule 8 of the Senate Rules, in the absence of the President and the President pro tempore, the Senate proceeded to the election of an acting President pro tempore to preside.

Nominations being in order, Senator Campbell of Windsor District nominated Senator Richard T. Mazza of Grand Isle District.

There being no further nominations, on motion of Senator Campbell, the nominations were closed, and the Assistant Secretary was instructed to cast one ballot for Senator Richard T. Mazza to serve as presiding officer until the return of the President or the President pro tempore.

Senator Mazza Assumes the Chair

Message from the House No. 12

     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. 10.  Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment.

And has adopted the same in concurrence.

Message from the Governor

Appointments Referred

     A message was received from the Governor, by Kiersten Bourgeois, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, submitting the following appointments, which were referred to committees as indicated:

     Michael K. Smith of Essex Junction - Secretary of the Agency of Administration, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Government Operations.

     Kevin Dorn of Essex Junction - Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

     Jeffrey N. Wennberg of Rutland - Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     James Reardon of Essex Junction – Commissioner of the Department of Finance and Management, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Government Operations.

     Wayne Alan Laroche of Franklin – Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     Thomas Murray of Middlesex – Commissioner of the Department of Information and Innovation, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Government Operations.

     Cynthia LaWare of Williston – Secretary of the Agency of Human Services, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Jonathan Wood of Jeffersonville – Commissioner of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     John Hall of St. Johnsbury - Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

     Linda McIntire of Montpelier - Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Government Operations.


     Bruce Hyde of Granville - Commissioner of the Department of Tourism and Marketing, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

     Patrick Flood of East Calais - Commissioner of the Department of Aging and Independent Living, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Robert D. Hoffmann of Waterbury - Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Institutions.

     Bonnie Rutledge of Waterbury - Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Transportation.

     Tom Pelham of Montpelier - Commissioner of the Department of Taxes, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Finance.

     Neale F. Lunderville of Burlington - Secretary of the Agency of Transportation, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Transportation.

     Paulette Thabault of South Burlington - Commissioner of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration, - from January 22, 2007, to February 28, 2007.

     To the Committee on Finance.

     Paulette Thabault of South Burlington - Commissioner of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Finance.

     Elizabeth McLain of West Berlin - Member of the Natural Resources Board Land Use Panel, - from February 1, 2007, to January 31, 2011.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     Lisa Nolen Birmingham of Stowe – Alternate Member of the Natural Resources Board, - from February 1, 2007, to January 31, 2011.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.


     Joan Nagy of Cambridge - Member of the Natural Resources Board Water Resources Panel, - from February 1, 2007, to January 31, 2011.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     Peter F. Young, Jr., Esq. of Northfield - Chair of the Natural Resources Board, - from February 1, 2007, to January 31, 2009.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     Stephen R. Dale of Montpelier – Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, - from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

Third Readings Ordered

S. 52.

Senate committee bill entitled:

An act relating to motor vehicles, snowmobiles, motorboats, and all-terrain vehicles.

Having appeared on the Calendar for notice for one day, was taken up.

Thereupon, the bill was read the second time by title only pursuant to Rule 43, and third reading of the bill was ordered.

S. 53.

Senate committee bill entitled:

An act relating to motor vehicles.

Having appeared on the Calendar for notice for one day, was taken up.

Thereupon, the bill was read the second time by title only pursuant to Rule 43, and third reading of the bill was ordered.

S. 54.

Senate committee bill entitled:

An act relating to motor vehicle wreckers.

Having appeared on the Calendar for notice for one day, was taken up.

Thereupon, the bill was read the second time by title only pursuant to Rule 43, and third reading of the bill was ordered.


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:

H.C.R.  22

House concurrent resolution honoring the medical career of Dr. Gilles Bouchard of Stanstead, Quebec

Offered by:  Representatives Shaw of Derby, Kilmartin of Newport City, Marcotte of Coventry and Wheeler of Derby

Offered by: Senators Illuzzi and Starr

H.C.R.  23

House concurrent resolution honoring the Republic of Vermont Celebration–Windsor Heritage Days as the 2007 official Vermont celebration of Vermont’s independence

Offered by:  Representatives Sweaney of Windsor, Deen of Westminster, Komline of Dorset, Adams of Hartland and Shand of Weathersfield

Offered by Senators Campbell, McCormack and Nitka

     [The full text of the House concurrent resolutions appeared in the Senate calendar addendum for Thursday, January 25, 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 Campbell, the Senate adjourned, to reconvene on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at ten o’clock in the forenoon pursuant to J.R.S. 10.

 



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