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Journal of the Senate

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Senate was called to order by the President.

Devotional Exercises

A moment of silence was observed in lieu of devotions.

Message from the House No. 18

     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 passed a bill of the following title:

H. 32.  An act relating to establishing the town line between Bakersfield and Fairfield.

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

Bill Introduced

Senate bill of the following title was introduced, read the first time and referred:

S. 92.

By Senators Snelling, Condos, Lyons, Starr and White,

An act relating to groundwater mapping.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

Committee Bill Introduced

Senate committee bill of the following title was introduced, read the first time, and, under the rule, placed on the Calendar for notice tomorrow:

S. 93.

By the Committee on Education,

An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law.


Bill Referred

House bill of the following title was read the first time and referred:

H. 32

An act relating to establishing the town line between Bakersfield and Fairfield

To the Committee on Government Operations.

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. 17.  Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, February 16, 2007, it be to meet again no later than Tuesday, February 20, 2007.

Bill Amended; Consideration Interrupted

S. 13.

Senator Starr, for the Committee on Education, to which was referred Senate bill entitled:

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

Reported recommending that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 1.  VEHICULAR IDLING ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

On or before September 1, 2007, the department of education shall make available to all public school districts and approved independent schools a model policy concerning vehicular idling on school property.  On or before September 1, 2008, each public school district and approved independent school shall adopt a policy concerning vehicular idling on its property and shall ensure that the policy is widely communicated.  Each public school district and approved independent school shall also ensure that the adopted policy is incorporated into any new or renewed contract into which it enters with a school bus company.

And that when so amended the bill ought to pass.

Thereupon, pending the question, Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the Committee on Education?, the President declared a recess, to attend the joint assembly.

Joint Assembly

At ten o'clock and thirty minutes, the hour having arrived for the meeting of the two Houses in Joint Assembly pursuant to:

     J.R.S. 12.  Joint resolution providing for a Joint Assembly for the election of a Sergeant at Arms, an Adjutant and Inspector General, and three Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College.

The Senate repaired to the hall of the House.

Having returned therefrom, at eleven o'clock and forty minutes, the President assumed the Chair.

Consideration Resumed; Bill Amended; Third Reading Ordered

S. 13.

Consideration was resumed on Senate bill entitled:

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

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

Consideration Postponed

H. 213.

House bill entitled:

An act relating to interim assistance to the dairy industry and the development of long-term goals for a viable agricultural sector.

Was taken up.

Thereupon, without objection consideration of the bill was postponed until the next legislative day.

Adjournment

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the Senate adjourned until eleven o’clock and thirty minutes in the morning.

 

 



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