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Journal of the Senate

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Senate was called to order by the President pro tempore.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by the Reverend Peter Plagge of Waterbury.

Bills Introduced

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

S. 144.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to regional autism centers.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 145.

By Senators Sears and Hartwell,

An act relating to workforce development cash incentives.

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

S. 146.

By Senator Nitka, Campbell, McCormack, Mulling and White,

An act relating to advertising and producing musical performances.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 147.

By Senators Lyons, Ayer, MacDonald and Miller,

An act relating to adjusting the motor vehicle purchase and use tax to provide disincentives for the purchase of certain vehicles that get 21 miles per gallon or less and incentives for the purchase of vehicles that get 35 miles per gallon or more.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 148.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to the requirements for an application to be a designated new town center.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 149.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to implementation of commercial building energy standards.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 150.

By Senator Giard,

An act relating to a state buildings health and safety committee.

To the Committee on Institutions.

S. 151.

By Senators Condos, Flanagan, McCormack and White,

An act relating to establishing a statewide rental housing program to assure safe and healthy rental housing in Vermont.

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

S. 152.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to prevention of lead poisoning by exposure to lead in consumer products.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 153.

By Senator Lyons (by request),

An act relating to repeal of delinquent property tax penalty.

To the Committee on Government Operations.


S. 154.

By Senator Collins,

An act relating to technical education tuition and budgets.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 155.

By Senator Mullin,

An act relating to education finance reform.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 156.

By Senator Collins,

An act relating to next generation commission; Robert T. Stafford schools of mathematics, science and technology.

To the Committee on Education.

Rules Suspended; Committee Relieved of Further Consideration; Bill Committed

S. 132.

On motion of Senator Lyons, the rules were suspended, and S. 132 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Government Operations from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Lyons, the Committee on Government Operations was relieved of Senate bill entitled:

An act relating to rules of the plumbers’ examining board.

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

Bill Referred

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

H. 313.

An act relating to the administration of enforcement of fines within the judicial bureau.

To the Committee on Judiciary.


Joint Resolution Placed on Calendar

J.R.S. 20.

Joint Senate resolution of the following title was offered, read the first time and is as follows:

By Senator Campbell,

J.R.S. 20.  Joint resolution providing for and relating to an extension of the date for the convening of a Joint Assembly to vote on the retention of Superior Judges and District Judges.

Whereas, declarations have been submitted by three Superior Judges and four District Judges, that they be retained for further six-year terms, and

Whereas, the procedures of the Joint Committee on Judicial Retention require at least two public hearings and the review of information provided by each judge and of comments of members of the Vermont bar and the public, and

Whereas, the Committee anticipates that it will be unable to fulfill its responsibilities under subsection 608(b) of title 4 to evaluate the judicial performance of the judges seeking to be retained in office in order that a report be submitted by March 8, 2007, the date specified in subsection 608(e) of title 4, and for a vote in Joint Assembly to be held on March 15, 2007, the date specified in subsection 10(b) of title 2, and

Whereas, subsection 608(g) of title 4 permits the General Assembly to defer action on the retention of judges to a subsequent Joint Assembly when the Committee is unable to make a timely recommendation, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the vote by the General Assembly on the retention of the three Superior Judges and four District Judges be deferred to a Joint Assembly to be held on March 22, 2007.

Thereupon, in the discretion of the President, under Rule 51, the joint resolution was placed on the Calendar for action tomorrow.

Bill Amended; Third Reading Ordered

S. 7.

Senator Campbell, for the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Senate bill entitled:

An act relating to medical marijuana.

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

Sec. 1.  18 V.S.A. chapter 86 is amended to read:

CHAPTER 86.  THERAPEUTIC USE OF CANNABIS

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Subchapter 2.  Marijuana for Medical Use by Persons with Severe Illness

§ 4472.  DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this subchapter:

(1)  “Bona fide physician-patient relationship” means a treating or consulting relationship of not less than six months duration, in the course of which a physician has completed a full assessment of the registered patient’s medical history and current medical condition, including a personal physical examination.

(2)  “Debilitating medical condition,” provided that, in the context of the specific disease or condition described in subdivision (A) or (B) of this subdivision (2), reasonable medical efforts have been made over a reasonable amount of time without success to relieve the symptoms, means:

(A)  end of life care for cancer or acquired immune deficiency syndrome; or

(B)  cancer, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, multiple sclerosis, or the treatment of these diseases or medical conditions if:

(i)  the disease or condition or its treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms; and

(ii)  in the context of the specific disease or condition, reasonable medical efforts have been made over a reasonable amount of time without success in relieving the symptoms.

(A) cancer, multiple sclerosis, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or the treatment of these conditions, if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms; or

(B)  a disease, medical condition, or its treatment that:

(i)  is chronic, progressive, and debilitating; and

(ii)  produces severe, persistent, and one or more of the following intractable symptoms: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe pain; severe nausea; or seizures.

(3)  “Marijuana” shall have the same meaning as provided in subdivision 4201(15) of this title.

(4)  “Possession limit” means the amount of marijuana collectively possessed between the registered patient and the patient’s registered caregiver which is no more than one four mature marijuana plant plants, two ten immature plants, and two ounces of usable marijuana.

(5)  “Physician” means a person who is licensed:

(A)  under chapter 23 or chapter 33 of Title 26, and is licensed with authority to prescribe drugs under Title 26; or

(B)  to practice medicine and prescribe drugs under the comparable provisions of another jurisdiction.

(6)  “Registered caregiver” means a person who is at least 21 years old who has never been convicted of a drug-related crime and who has agreed to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of a registered patient with respect to the use of marijuana for symptom relief.

(7)  “Registered patient” means a person who has been issued a registration card by the department of public safety identifying the person as having a debilitating medical condition pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter.

(8)  “Secure indoor facility” means a building or room equipped with locks or other security devices that permit access only by a registered caregiver or registered patient.

(9)  “Usable marijuana” means the dried leaves and flowers of marijuana, and any mixture or preparation thereof, and does not include the seeds, stalks, and roots of the plant.

(10)  “Use for symptom relief” means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, use, transfer, or transportation of marijuana or paraphernalia relating to the administration of marijuana to alleviate the symptoms or effects of a registered  patient’s debilitating medical condition which is in compliance with all the limitations and restrictions of this subchapter.  For the purposes of this definition, “transfer” is limited to the transfer of marijuana and paraphernalia between a registered caregiver and a registered patient.


§ 4473.  REGISTERED PATIENTS; QUALIFICATION STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES

(a)  To become a registered patient, a person must be diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition by a physician in the course of a bona fide physician-patient relationship. 

(b)  The department of public safety shall review applications to become a registered patient using the following procedures:

(1)  A patient with a debilitating medical condition shall submit, under oath, a signed application for registration to the department.  If the patient is under the age of 18 the application must be signed by both the patient and a parent or guardian.  The application shall require identification and contact information for the patient and the patient’s registered caregiver applying for authorization under section 4474 of this title, if any.  The applicant shall attach to the application a copy of relevant portions of the patient’s medical record sufficient to establish that the patient has a debilitating medical condition.

(2)  The department shall contact the physician for purposes of verifying the existence of a bona fide physician-patient relationship and the accuracy of the medical record.  The department may approve an application, notwithstanding the six-month requirement in subdivision 4472(1) of this title, if the department is satisfied that the debilitating medical condition is of recent or sudden onset and that the patient has not had a previous physician who is able to verify the nature of the disease and its symptoms.

(3)  The department shall approve or deny the application for registration in writing within 30 days from receipt of a completed registration application.  If the application is approved, the department shall issue the applicant a registration card which shall include the registered patient’s name and photograph, as well as a unique identifier for law enforcement verification purposes under section 4474d of this title.

(4)(A)  A review board is established.  The medical practice board shall appoint three physicians licensed in Vermont to constitute the review board.  If an application under subdivision (1) of this subsection is denied, within seven days the patient may appeal the denial to the board.  Review shall be limited to information submitted by the patient under subdivision (1) of this subsection, and consultation with the patient’s treating physician.  All records relating to the appeal shall be kept confidential.  An appeal shall be decided by majority vote of the members of the board.

(B)  The board shall meet periodically to review studies, data, and any other information relevant to the use of marijuana for symptom relief.  The board may make recommendations to the general assembly for adjustments and changes to this chapter.

(C)  Members of the board shall serve for three-year terms, beginning February 1 of the year in which the appointment is made, except that the first members appointed shall serve as follows:  one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, and one for a term of four years.  Members shall be entitled to per diem compensation authorized under section 1010 of Title 32.  Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term vacated.

§ 4474.   REGISTERED CAREGIVERS; QUALIFICATION STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES

(a)  A person may submit a signed application to the department of public safety to become a registered patient’s registered caregiver.  The department shall approve or deny the application in writing within 30 days.  The department shall approve a registered caregiver’s application and issue the person an authorization card, including the caregiver’s name, photograph, and a unique identifier, after verifying:

(1)  the person will serve as the registered caregiver for one registered patient only; and

(2)  the person has never been convicted of a drug‑related crime.

(b)  Prior to acting on an application, the department shall obtain from the Vermont criminal information center a Vermont criminal record, an out-of-state criminal record, and a criminal record from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the applicant.  For purposes of this subdivision, “criminal record” means a record of whether the person has ever been convicted of a drug-related crime.  Each applicant shall consent to release of criminal records to the department on forms substantially similar to the release forms developed by the center pursuant to section 2056c of Title 20.  The department shall comply with all laws regulating the release of criminal history records and the protection of individual privacy.  The Vermont criminal information center shall send to the requester any record received pursuant to this section or inform the department of public safety that no record exists.  If the department disapproves an application, the department shall promptly provide a copy of any record of convictions and pending criminal charges to the applicant and shall inform the applicant of the right to appeal the accuracy and completeness of the record pursuant to rules adopted by the Vermont criminal information center.  No person shall confirm the existence or nonexistence of criminal record information to any person who would not be eligible to receive the information pursuant to this subchapter.

(c)  A registered caregiver may serve only one registered patient at a time, and a registered patient may have only one registered caregiver at a time.

§ 4474a.  REGISTRATION; FEES

(a)  The department shall collect a fee of $100.00 $50.00 for the application authorized by sections 4473 and 4474 of this title.  The fees received by the department shall be deposited into a registration fee fund and used to offset the costs of processing applications under this subchapter.

(b)  A registration card shall expire one year after the date of issue, with the option of renewal, provided the patient submits a new application which is approved by the department of public safety, pursuant to sections section 4473 or 4474 of this title, and pays the fee required under subsection (a) of this section.

§ 4474b.  EXEMPTION FROM CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PENALTIES; SEIZURE OF PROPERTY

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(e)  It shall not be a violation of state nursing home regulations to allow a registered patient to possess or use medical marijuana in a nursing facility.

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After passage of the bill, the title was amended as recommended by the Committee on Judiciary to read:

      AN ACT RELATING TO THE COMPASSIONATE USE OF MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES.

And that when so amended the bill ought to pass.

Senator Mullin, for the Committee on Health and Welfare, to which the bill was referred, reported recommending that the bill be amended as recommended by the Committee on Judiciary with the following amendment thereto:

In Sec. 1, 13  V.S.A. § 4472, by striking out subdivision (5) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new subdivision (5) to read as follows:

(5)  “Physician” means a person who is:

(A)  licensed under chapter 23 or chapter 33 of Title 26, and is licensed with authority to prescribe drugs under Title 26; or

(B)  a physician, surgeon, or osteopathic physician licensed to practice medicine and prescribe drugs under comparable provisions in New Hampshire, Massachusetts or New York. 

And that when so amended the bill ought to pass.

Senator Ayer, for the Committee on Finance, to which the bill was referred, reported recommending that the bill ought to pass when so amended.

Thereupon, the bill was read the second time by title only pursuant to Rule 43, and the recommendation of amendment of the Committee on Judiciary was amended as recommended by the Committee on Health and Welfare.

Thereupon, the pending question, Shall the bill be amended as recommended by the Committee on Judiciary, as amended?, was decided in the affirmative.

Thereupon, third reading of the bill was ordered.

Bill Passed in Concurrence

H. 131.

House bill of the following title was read the third time and passed in concurrence:

An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the village of North Troy.

Proposal of Amendment; Bill Passed in Concurrence with Proposals of Amendment; Bill Messaged

H. 302.

House bill entitled:

An act relating to fiscal year 2007 budget adjustments.

Was taken up.

Thereupon, pending third reading of the bill, Senator Bartlett, for the Committee on Appropriations, moved to amend the Senate proposals of amendment as follows:

     First:  By striking out the fourth proposal of amendment in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new fourth proposal of amendment to read as follows:

                   Fourth:  By striking out Sec. 22 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Sec. 22 to read as follows:

Sec. 22.  Sec. 101 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 101.  Secretary’s office-Global Commitment

          Grants                                                  792,294,238                 809,595,892

     Source of funds

          General fund                                         116,901,768                 124,205,456

          Special funds                                          12,939,662                   14,671,205

          Tobacco fund                                         19,299,711                   19,815,424

          State health care resource fund              153,832,688                 153,832,688

          Catamount fund                                                                             1,657,678

          Federal funds                                        487,041,206                 493,134,238

          Interdepartmental transfer                         2,279,203                     2,279,203

               Total                                               792,294,238                 809,595,892

***

(b)  In addition to the state funds appropriated in this section, a total estimated sum of $35,594,773 $33,133,325 is anticipated to be certified as state matching funds under the Global Commitment as follows:

(1)  $19,536,7351 $17,075,287 certified state match available from local education agencies.  This amount combined with $27,665,633 $24,379,713 of federal funds appropriated in this section equals a total estimated expenditure of $47,202,367 $41,455,000 for eligible special education school-based Medicaid services under the Global Commitment.  An amount equal to the actual amount of the federal matching funds for eligible special education school-based Medicaid services under global commitment shall be transferred from the Global Commitment fund to the Medicaid reimbursement special fund created in 16 V.S.A. § 2959a.

(2)  $1,497,110 certified state match available from local education agencies for eligible services under the Global Commitment provided to students under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

(32$7,459,137 $8,956,247 certified state match available from local education agencies for eligible services under the Global Commitment provided to students through school-based health services, including school nurses.

(43)  $4,215,210 certified state match available from local education and social service agencies for eligible services provided to students in the success beyond six programs eligible persons through the children’s collaborative services program.

(54)  $1,847,186 certified state match available from local designated mental health agencies for eligible mental health services provided under the Global Commitment.

(65)  $1,039,395 certified state match available from local designated developmental services agencies for eligible developmental services provided under the Global Commitment.

***

     Second:  By striking out the eighth proposal of amendment in its entirety

     Third:  In the tenth proposal of amendment (Sec. 45) by adding a new subsection (b) to read as follows:

(b) In fiscal year 2007, the department for children and families and the department of taxes shall shift the source of funds used for the earned income tax credit from state maintenance of effort funds to temporary assistance to needy families (TANF) funds in order to maximize the state’s use of maintenance of effort funding to achieve compliance with federal law. The state maintenance of effort funds shifted from the earned income tax credit shall be used to replace the TANF funds shifted to that program. This section is not intended to increase funding for either department, but to allow for a shift in the funds source.

     Fourth:  In the fourteenth proposal of amendment (Sec. 109(a)(4)) by striking out the words “Vermont student assistance corporation for need-based” and inserting in lieu thereof the words Vermont state colleges for 

     And that the Senate propose to the House to further amend the bill as follows:

     First:  In Sec. 20, by striking out the figure “242,760,326” where it twice appears and inserting in lieu thereof the figure 242,770,387 and by striking out the figure “79,565,428” and inserting in lieu thereof the figure 79,575,489

     Second:  By striking out Sec. 53 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Sec. 53 to read as follows:

Sec. 53.  Sec. 166 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 166.  Total human services                     2,334,471,503           2,364,199,280

     Source of funds

          General fund                                            485,036,701              484,632,600

          Special funds                                             55,098,746                57,469,667

          Tobacco fund                                            25,643,048                25,643,048

          Global Commitment fund                         759,799,535              775,567,996

          State health care resource fund                 153,932,688              153,932,688

          Catamount fund                                                                             1,657,678

          Federal funds                                           837,650,659              846,233,750

          Permanent trust funds                                        10,000                       10,000

          Internal service funds                                   3,322,612                  3,322,612

          Interdepartmental transfer                          13,977,514                15,729,241

               Total                                               2,334,471,503           2,364,199,280

     Third:  After Sec. 56, by adding a new section to be numbered Sec. 56a to read as follows:

Sec. 56a.  Sec. 171 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 171.  Education - finance and administration

     Personal services                              4,619,254                     4,619,254

     Operating expenses                           1,623,008                     1,687,691

     Grants                                            14,505,600                   14,505,600

               Total                                     20,747,862                   20,812,545

Source of funds

     General fund                                     3,389,969                      3,389,969

     Special funds                                  14,924,219                   14,924,219

     Federal funds                                    1,614,782                     1,614,782

     Global Commitment fund        811,775                  876,458

     Interdepartmental transfer          7,117                       7,117

               Total                                     20,747,862                  20,812,545

***

     Fourth:  After Sec. 57, by adding a new section to be numbered Sec. 57a to read as follows:

Sec. 57a.  Sec. 174 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 174.  Education - special education: formula grants

     Grants                                            125,280,000                 125,215,000

Source of funds

     Education fund                  125,050,000           125,050,000

     Global Commitment fund          230,000                  165,000

               Total                                     125,280,000                 125,215,000

***

     Fifth:  In Sec. 60, by striking out the figure “1,778,138,935” where it twice appears and inserting in lieu thereof the figure 1,777,897,553 and by striking out the figure “1,307,222,597” and inserting in lieu thereof the figure 1,306,981,532 and by striking out the figure “1,041,775” and inserting in lieu thereof the figure 1,041,458

     Sixth:  In Sec. 95, by adding a new subsection (c) to read as follows:

     (c)  The funds appropriated in Sec. 5 of H. 213 of 2007 are exempt from the fiscal year 2007 general fund appropriation total used to calculate the five percent budget stabilization requirement for fiscal year 2008 in 32 V.S.A. § 308.

Which was agreed to.

Thereupon, pending third reading of the bill, Senator Racine moved that the Senate propose to the House to amend the bill by adding a new section to be numbered Sec. 90a to read as follows:

Sec. 90a.  FISCAL YEAR 2008 STATE BUDGET BALANCE; EDUCATION FUND RESTORATION

     (a) The Secretary of Administration is directed to present a plan for the adjustment of the fiscal year 2008 state budget which accounts for all transfers made to restore the education fund as required by section 4025(a)(2) of title 16 and provide a balanced general fund budget in fiscal year 2008.

(b) The plan shall be presented to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on or before March 20, 2007.

     Thereupon, pending the question, Shall the Senate propose to the House to amend the bill as recommended by Senator Racine?, Senator Racine requested and was granted leave to withdraw the proposal of amendment.

Thereupon, the bill was read the third time and passed in concurrence with proposals of amendment on a roll a call, Yeas 27, Nays 0.

Senator Campbell having demanded the yeas and nays, they were taken and are as follows:

Roll Call

Those Senators who voted in the affirmative were: Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, McCormack, Miller, Mullin, Nitka, Racine, Scott, Sears, Snelling, White.

Those Senators who voted in the negative were: None.

Those Senators absent or not voting were: Cummings, Shumlin (presiding), Starr.

Third Reading Ordered

H. 128.

Senator Coppenrath, for the Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred House bill entitled:

An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the town of Bradford.

Reported that the bill ought to pass in concurrence.

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

Senator Campbell Assumes the Chair

Bill Amended; Third Reading Ordered

S. 77.

Senator Mullin, for the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Senate bill entitled:

An act relating to transferring title to a motor vehicle to a surviving spouse.

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

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 2023(e) is amended to read:

(e)(1)  Notwithstanding other provisions of the law, and except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, whenever the estate of an individual who dies intestate a person consists principally in whole or in part of an automobile, and the person’s will or other testamentary document does not provide otherwise, the surviving spouse shall be deemed to be the owner of the motor vehicle and title to the same vehicle shall automatically and by virtue hereof pass to said the surviving spouse.  Registration and title of the vehicle in the name of the surviving spouse shall be effected by payment of a transfer fee of $7.00.  This transaction is exempt from the provisions of the purchase and use tax on motor vehicles.

(2)  This subsection shall not apply if the motor vehicle is titled in the name of one or more persons other than the decedent and the surviving spouse.

And that when so amended the bill ought to pass.

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

S. 93.

Senate committee bill entitled:

An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law.

Was taken up.

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

Third Readings Ordered

S. 116.

Senate committee bill entitled:

An act relating to miscellaneous election law amendments.

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.

Senator Shumlin Assumes the Chair

S. 124.

Senate committee bill entitled:

An act relating to planning and evaluating operations for inpatient psychiatric hospital services.

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.

Joint Resolution Adopted on the Part of the Senate

J.R.S. 19.

Joint Senate resolution entitled:

Joint resolution urging Congress to oppose any grandfathering of carbon emissions from new coal burning plants in future national regulation of carbon emissions.

Having been placed on the Calendar for action, was taken up and adopted on the part of the Senate.

Senate Resolution Adopted

S.R. 12.

Senate resolution entitled:

Senate resolution relating to the lack of compensated women on Vermont corporate boards.

Having been placed on the Calendar for action, was taken up and adopted.


Rules Suspended; Bill Messaged

On motion of Senator Mazza, the rules were suspended, and the following bill was ordered messaged to the House forthwith:

H. 302.

Message from the House No. 26

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

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

Adjournment

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

 



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