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Journal of the Senate

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Tuesday, April 10, 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

Pages Anna Jo Smith and Alysia Vance then led the members of the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.

Message from the House No. 48

     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 bills of the following titles:

     H. 78.  An act relating to reconsideration or rescission of votes in local elections.

     H. 91.  An act relating to the Rozo McLaughlin Farm-to-School Program.

     H. 148.  An act relating to the child abuse registry.

     H. 229.  An act relating to corrections and clarifications to the Health Care Affordability Act of 2006 and related legislation.

H. 520.  An act relating to the conservation of energy and increasing the generation of electricity within the state by use of renewable resources.

H. 528.  An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the city of Montpelier.

H. 531.  An act relating to ensuring success in health care reform.

H. 537.  An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government.

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

The House has considered a joint resolution originating in the Senate of the following title:

J.R.S. 28.  Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment.

And has adopted the same in concurrence.

     The House has adopted concurrent resolutions of the following titles:

     H.C.R. 94.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Danville Indians Division IV championship girls’ basketball team.

     H.C.R. 95.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the independent telephone companies in Vermont for their extensive installation of broadband access in their respective market areas.

     H.C.R. 96.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 two-year college All‑Vermont Academic Team and the Vermont recipients of the national academic two-year college student.

     H.C.R. 97.  Concurrent resolution congratulating Grace Paley on her outstanding tenure as Vermont’s state poet.

     H.C.R. 98.  Concurrent resolution congratulating Bill O’Neil on being named the 2006 national high school boys’ hockey coach of the year.

     H.C.R. 99.  Concurrent resolution honoring registered nurses’ contribution to quality health care services in Vermont.

     H.C.R. 100.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the Brattleboro Community High School of Vermont’s 2007 Division II Brattleboro Recreation League championship men’s basketball team.

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

     The House has considered concurrent resolutions originating in the Senate of the following titles:

     S.C.R. 14.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Rice Memorial High School Green Knights Division I boys' basketball championship team.

     S.C.R. 15.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School Hornets Division I championship girls' ice hockey team.

     S.C.R. 16.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School championship girls' gymnastic team.

     S.C.R. 17.  Concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School Hornets state championship girls' and boys' indoor track and field teams.

And has adopted the same in concurrence.

Bills Referred

House bills of the following titles were severally read the first time and referred:

H. 78.

An act relating to reconsideration or rescission of votes in local elections.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

H. 91.

An act relating to the Rozo McLaughlin Farm-to-School Program.

To the Committee on Education.

H. 148.

An act relating to the child abuse registry.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 229.

An act relating to corrections and clarifications to the Health Care Affordability Act of 2006 and related legislation.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

H. 520.

An act relating to the conservation of energy and increasing the generation of electricity within the state by use of renewable resources.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

H. 528.

An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the city of Montpelier.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

H. 531.

An act relating to ensuring success in health care reform.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

H. 537.

An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government.

To the Committee on Appropriations.

Bill Passed

Senate bill of the following title was read the third time and passed:

S. 191.

An act relating to financing, reappraisal, and infrastructure in tax increment financing districts.

Bill Passed in Concurrence

H. 32.

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

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

Bill Passed in Concurrence with Proposal of Amendment

H. 157.

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

An act relating to home-fermented beverage competitions.

Consideration Postponed

H. 372.

House bill entitled:

An act relating to the rendering of nursing and medical services by professional corporations.

Was taken up.

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

S. 37.

Senate bill entitled:

An act relating to mosquito control.

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 one o’clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, April 11, 2007.

 



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