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Journal of the Senate

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Senate was called to order by the President.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by the Reverend Wendy Manley of Montpelier.

Pledge of Allegiance

Senator Sears then led the members of the Senate in the pledge of allegiance.

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution Introduced

The Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Vermont designated as Proposal 5 was introduced, read the first time and referred:

     By Senator White,

PROPOSAL 5

Sec. 1.  PURPOSE

This proposal would amend the Constitution of the State of Vermont to allow the voter’s oath or affirmation to be self-administered.

Sec. 2.  Section 42 of Chapter II of the Vermont Constitution is amended to read:

§ 42.  [Voter's qualifications and oath]

Every person of the full age of eighteen years who is a citizen of the United States, having resided in this State for the period established by the General Assembly and who is of a quiet and peaceable behavior, and will take the following oath or affirmation, shall be entitled to all the privileges of a voter of this state:

You solemnly swear (or affirm) that whenever you give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns the State of Vermont, you will do it so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person.

The oath or affirmation may be administered by a person authorized to administer the oath or affirmation or may be self-administered.


Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This proposal of amendment shall take effect from the date of its approval by a majority vote of the voters of the state.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

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. 208.

     By the Committee on Government Operations,

An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the city of South Burlington regarding voter approval of city and school district budgets.

Bills Introduced

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

S. 210.

By Senators Sears and Hartwell,

An act relating to the appointment of a town school district treasurer pending election at a special or annual meeting.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 211.

By Senators Collins,

An act relating to soliciting of architect proposals by a school district.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 212.

By Senator Sears,

An act relating to limited temporary licenses for podiatrists.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 213.

By Senators Sears and Hartwell,

An act relating to the designation of a portion of state highways in the town of Manchester as class 1 town highways.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 214.

     By Senator Sears,

     An act relating to minors and gambling.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 215.

     By Senator Sears,

     An act relating to penalties for failure to have motor vehicle insurance and verification of the insurance.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 216.

     By Senator Collins,

     An act designating snowboarding as the Vermont state sport.

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

S. 217.

     By Senator Sears,

     An act relating to a legislative study of the impacts of compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 218.

     By Senator Illuzzi,

     An act relating to requiring unlicensed professional plumbing and electrical contractors’ adherence to recognized safety standards.

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

S. 219.

     By Senator McCormack,

     An act relating to unannounced inspections of nursing homes.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.


S. 220.

     By Senator Ayer,

     An act relating to the confidentiality of library patron records.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 221.

     By Senator Bartlett,

     An act relating to allowing employees of nonprofit organizations that receive state or federal funding to participate in the state employee group health insurance plan.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 222.

     By Senator Campbell,

     An act relating to the safe haven exception to the crime of abandonment.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 223.

     By Senator Ayer,

     An act relating to encouraging the conservation of propane.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 224.

     By Senator Campbell,

     An act relating to non-unanimous jury verdicts in civil actions.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 225.

     By Senator Illuzzi,

     An act relating to property on loan to museums.

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

S. 226.

     By Senator Illuzzi,

     An act relating to requiring the installation of smoke detectors.

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

S. 227.

     By Senators Miller and Ayer,

     An act relating to angel investors.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 228.

     By Senator Snelling,

     An act relating to property tax exemptions limited to 50 percent of fair market value.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 229.

     By Senator White,

     An act relating to access to public records.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 230.

     By Senator Carris,

     An act relating to fire inspectors and cancer caused by employment.

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

S. 231.

     By Senators Miller, Condos and Ayer,

     An act relating to studying lowering the drinking age.

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

S. 232.

     By Senator White,

     An act relating to mobile polling stations.

To the Committee on Government Operations.


S. 233.

     By Senator White,

     An act relating to temporary officiants for marriages and civil unions.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 234.

By Senator White,

An act relating to the Vermont campaign finance option.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 235.

By Senator MacDonald,

An act relating to property transfer tax on primary residences.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 236.

By Senator Illuzzi,

An act relating to discovery of electronically stored information.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 237.

By Senators Miller and Condos,

An act relating to allowing building contractors the opportunity to repair defective construction work.

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

S. 238.

By Senators White and Miller,

An act relating to penalties for possession or sale of marijuana.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 239.

By Senator Mullin,

An act relating to emergency response plans for pollution abatement facilities.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 240.

By Senator White,

An act relating to repealing the sunset of the law enforcement exemption to the social security breach notice act.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 241.

By Senator Kitchel,

An act relating to the special veteran and gold star registration plates.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 242.

By Senators Sears and Hartwell,

An act relating to the issuance of GARVEE bonds for certain transportation capital projects.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 243.

By Senator White,

An act relating to representative annual meetings.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 244.

By Senator Carris,

An act relating to self-storage facilities.

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

S. 245.

By Senator Sears,

An act relating to crime victims.

To the Committee on Judiciary.


S. 246.

By Senator Sears,

An act relating to electronic access to criminal and family court records.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 247.

By Senator Carris,

An act relating to scrap metal processors.

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

S. 248.

By Senator Bartlett,

An act relating to repeal of sunset on home heating fuel excise tax.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 249.

By Senators Kitchel and Bartlett,

An act relating to the performance accountability of workforce development and the state’s investment in higher education and technical training.

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

S. 250.

By Senator Sears,

An act relating to decreasing the amounts of cocaine and heroin required to be possessed to trigger drug trafficking penalties.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 251.

By Senator Sears,

An act relating to human trafficking.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 252.

By Senators Carris and Mullin,

An act relating to approval of expenditures for gifts.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 253.

By Senators Miller, Condos and Snelling,

An act relating to protections for children of arrested and incarcerated parents.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 254.

By Senator Nitka,

An act relating to property tax deferral for elderly residents.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 255.

By Senator Nitka,

An act relating to health insurance tax credit.

To the Committee on Finance

S. 256.

By Senators Lyons and Ayer,

An act relating to the disposal of electronic waste.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 257.

By Senators Miller, Racine, Snelling and White,

An act relating to Medicaid coverage of naturopathic physicians.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 258.

By Senators Miller, Condos and Lyons,

An act relating to banning retail sale of incandescent light bulbs.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 259.

By Senator Campbell,

An act relating to extension of credit by wholesalers of alcoholic beverages.

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

S. 260.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to the sale or distribution of brominated flame retardants.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 261.

By Senators Lyons and Racine,

An act relating to phthalates in products for young children.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 262.

By Senator Coppenrath,

An act relating to covering open vehicles which transport loose cargo.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 263.

By Senator Coppenrath,

An act relating to approving school budgets based on the cost per equalized pupil.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 264.

By Senator Coppenrath,

An act relating to containing education costs and authorizing parental choice for students residing in high spending districts.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 265.

By Senator Illuzzi,

An act relating to raising the home replacement value of insurance policies.

To the Committee on Finance.


S. 266.

By Senator Snelling,

An act relating to expanding the scope of net metering.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 267.

By Senator Hartwell,

An act relating to requiring that notice of an Act 250 or Chapter 117 application be provided to landowners along routes that would face major traffic impacts  from the development.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 268.

By Senator Snelling,

An act relating to off-site mitigation for the conversion of primary agriculture soils.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 269.

By Senators White and Shumlin,

An act relating to an independent safety assessment of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Facility.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 270.

By Senators Condos, Ayer, Carris, Collins, McCormack, Miller and Shumlin,

An act relating to the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 271.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to child support for children with disabilities.

To the Committee on Judiciary.


S. 272.

By Senator Campbell,

An act relating to allowing punitive damages for intentional misconduct or gross negligence.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 273.

By Senator Racine,

An act relating to the repeal of the requirement that budgets in excess of the maximum inflation amount be presented to the voters as a divided question.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 274.

By Senator Condos,

An act relating to the creation of pilot regional autism centers.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 275.

By Senator Racine,

An act relating to motor vehicles passing bicyclists on highways.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 276.

By Senator Bartlett,

An act relating to nursing and military service.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 277.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to increased cap on downtown tax credits.

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

S. 278.

By Senator White,

An act relating to financing campaigns.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 279.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to the working people with disabilities task force.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 280.

By Senators Racine and Lyons,

An act relating to prosthetic parity.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 281.

By Senator Racine,

An act relating to end-of-life care and pain management.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 282.

By Senators Miller, Snelling and White,

An act relating to chiropractic health insurance coverage.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 283.

By Senator Racine,

An act relating to managed care organizations and the blueprint for health.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 284.

By Senator Cummings,

An act relating to the department of banking, insurance, securities, and health care administration.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 285.

By Senators Scott, Cummings and Doyle,

An act relating to state payments in lieu of taxes.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 286.

By Senators Miller, Doyle and Cummings,

An act relating to facilitating the development of electricity from small hydroelectric projects.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 287.

By Senators Lyons and Miller,

An act relating to coordinating planning among the various levels of state government.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 288.

By Senator Kittell,

An act relating to providing free milk and local beef to all children in public schools.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 289.

By Senators Collins and Kittell,

An act relating to requiring executive branch agencies to issue an annual grant report.

To the Committee on Appropriations.

S. 290.

By Senator Kittell,

An act relating to agricultural water quality financing.

To the Committee on Agriculture.

S. 291.

By Senator Kittell,

An act relating to the farm agronomic practices program at the agency of agriculture, food and markets.

To the Committee on Agriculture.


S. 292.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to establishing the toxic substances identification program.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 293.

By Senator White,

An act relating to the creation of a study commission to examine state and local decision-making.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 294.

By Senators White and Shumlin,

An act relating to the optimal siting of a dry cask storage facility for spent nuclear fuel rods.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 295.

By Senator Hartwell,

An act relating to opening the polls up to four days prior to the day of a general election.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 296.

By Senator Kittell,

An act relating to early payment discounts on education property tax.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 297.

By Senators Scott and Doyle,

An act relating to clarifying the definition of “stiff hitch” in the motor vehicle statutes.

To the Committee on Transportation.


S. 298.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to homestead grand list value based on last sale price and no common level of appraisal.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 299.

By Senator Doyle,

An act relating to income taxation of certain lottery proceeds.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 300.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to Act 250 jurisdiction over subdivisions and utility line extensions, and the application of smart growth principles in certain allocations of state funds.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 301.

By Senators Mullin and Sears,

An act relating to assaults on law enforcement officers and to hate-motivated crimes against law enforcement officers and firefighters.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 302.

By Senator McCormack,

An act relating to assuring the ability to install renewable energy devices, and requiring new road construction to have shoulders adequate for use by bicyclists and pedestrians.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 303.

By Senators Hartwell and Sears,

An act relating to replacement of the Bennington state office building.

To the Committee on Institutions.


S. 304.

By Senators Snelling, Bartlett, Hartwell, Lyons, and McCormack,

An act relating to a groundwater withdrawal permit program.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 305.

By Senator Condos,

An act relating to the enhancement of prekindergarten education quality through teacher training.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 306.

By Senator Illuzzi,

An act relating to high performance school design and construction standards.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 307.

By Senators Miller, Carris and Condos,

An act relating to requiring beverage container manufacturers to pay an additional  one-half cent per container to retailers who do not commingle containers.

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

S. 308.

By Senator Bartlett,

An act relating to low-profit limited liability companies.

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

S. 309.

By Senators Miller and Lyons,

An act relating to reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.


S. 310.

By Senator McCormack,

An act relating to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with a child in the vehicle.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 311.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to current use enrollment for conservation lands and ecologically significant lands.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 312.

By Senator Cummings,

An act relating to prohibiting bullying in the workplace.

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

S. 313.

By Senator McCormack,

S. 313.  An act relating to license to store and ship wine.

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

S. 314.

By Senator McCormack,

An act relating to expanding eligibility for Catamount Health.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 315.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to childhood eating disorders and nutritional quality of food and beverages sold on school grounds.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.


S. 316.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to incentives for fuel-efficient automobiles and the removal from the road of “clunkers”.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 317.

By Senator Lyons,

An act relating to clarifying amendments to the planning and zoning laws.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 318.

By Senator Bartlett,

An act relating to the municipalities of Hardwick, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morrisville, and Stowe.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 319.

By Senator Carris,

An act relating to death certificates.

To the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 320.

By Senators Miller and Carris,

An act relating to tax incentive mandatory sunset.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 321.

By Senator Mullin,

An act relating to retaining patent rights in pharmaceutical products developed with the aid of state funds.

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


S. 322.

By Senator Giard,

An act relating to the Vermont dairy promotion council.

To the Committee on Agriculture.

S. 323.

By Senator Miller,

An act relating to studying tax policy.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 324.

By Senators Miller and Carris,

An act relating to beer tasting.

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

S. 325.

By Senators Miller and Carris,

An act relating to tax incentive financed development.

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

S. 326.

By Senator McCormack,

An act relating to property tax adjustment interest beginning with property tax due date.

To the Committee on Finance.

S. 327.

By Senator Hartwell,

An act relating to education finance amendments.

To the Committee on Education.

S. 328.

By Senator Mullin,

An act relating to 340B partnership opportunities.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 329.

By Senator Campbell,

An act relating to the regulation of sexual assault nurse examiners.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 330.

By Senator Campbell,

An act relating to the nurse licensure compact.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 331.

By Senators Miller and Carris,

An act relating to workforce development for green industries.

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

S. 332.

By Senators White and Ayer,

An act relating to certificates of need for ambulatory surgical care centers.

To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 333.

By Senator Ayer,

An act relating to notifying the department of motor vehicles when liability insurance is canceled.

To the Committee on Transportation.

S. 334.

By Senators Racine, Carris, Miller and Mullin,

An act relating to reducing the cost of workers’ compensation insurance.

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


S. 335.

By Senator Campbell,

An act relating to workers’ compensation and state employees.

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

S. 336.

By Senators Kitchel and Sears,

An act relating to juvenile judicial proceedings.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 337.

By Senator McCormack,

An act relating to exclusion of energy efficiency improvements for grand list tax value.

To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

S. 338.

By Senator Campbell,

S. 338.  An act relating to restricting weapons in the state house.

To the Committee on Judiciary.

Rules Suspended; Committees Relieved of Further Consideration; Bills Committed

S. 220.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and S. 220 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Judiciary from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Judiciary was relieved of Senate bill entitled:

     An act relating to the confidentiality of library patron records.

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Government Operations.

S. 257.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and S. 257 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Finance from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Finance was relieved of Senate bill entitled:

An act relating to Medicaid coverage of naturopathic physicians,

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Health and Welfare.

S. 330.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and S. 330 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Health and Welfare from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Health and Welfare was relieved of Senate bill entitled:

An act relating to the nurse licensure compact,

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Government Operations.

Rules Suspended; Committees Relieved of Further Consideration; Bills Committed

H. 94.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and H. 94 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Rules from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Rules was relieved of House bill entitled:

An act relating to retail sales and taxing of specialty beers,

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

H. 290.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and H. 290 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Rules from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Rules was relieved of House bill entitled:

An act relating to underground utility damage prevention system,

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.


H. 330.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and H. 330 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Rules from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Rules was relieved of House bill entitled:

An act relating to repeal of the law relating to municipal trailer park ordinances,

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

H. 453.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and H. 453 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Rules from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Rules was relieved of House bill entitled:

An act relating to the job start program,

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

H. 535.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and H. 535 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Rules from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Rules was relieved of House bill entitled:

An act relating to the creation of a state law enforcement study committee,

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Government Operations.

H. 540.

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the rules were suspended, and H. 540 was taken up for immediate consideration, for the purpose of relieving the Committee on Rules from further consideration of the bill. Thereupon, on motion of Senator Shumlin, the Committee on Rules was relieved of House bill entitled:

An act relating to public transit,

and the bill was committed to the Committee on Transportation.

Message from the Governor

Appointments Referred

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

     Nathan Besio of South Burlington - Member of the Human Rights Commission, - from May 16, 2007, to July 31, 2007.

     To the Committee on Judiciary.

     Susan Roush Bruce of Saint Albans - Member of the Board of Libraries, - from May 29, 2007, to February 28, 2011.

     To the Committee on Education.

     Arthur Ristau of Barre - Member of the Vermont Lottery Commission, - from July 1, 2007, to February 28, 2010.

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

     Edward Kiniry of Shelburne - Member of the Sustainable Jobs Fund Board of Directors, - from July 16, 2007, to August 31, 2011.

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

     Patricia Nowak of South Burlington - Member of the Natural Resources Board, - from July 16, 2007, to January 31, 2011.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     Nathaniel M. Hayward of South Hero - Member of the Vermont Economic Development Authority, - from July 16, 2007, to June 30, 2012.

     To the Committee on Finance.

     Michael A. Hartman, MSW of Montpelier - Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, - from July 16, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Lisa Nolen Birmingham of Stowe - Member of the Natural Resources Board, - from July 16, 2007, to January 31, 2009.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     Joan K. Senecal of Montpelier – Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, - from July 23, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     John Merrill of Stowe - Member of the Sustainable Jobs Fund Board of Directors, - from July 27, 2007, to August 31, 2009.

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

     Tess Savage of Bristol - Member of the State Board of Education, - from July 29, 2007, to June 20, 2009.

     To the Committee on Education.

     Fayneese Miller of South Burlington - Member of the State Board of Education, - from July 30, 2007, to February 28, 2012.

     To the Committee on Education.

     Richard W. Park of Williston - Member of the State Labor Relations Board, - from August 18, 2007, to June 30, 2013.

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

     Nathan Besio of South Burlington - Member of the Human Rights Commission, - from August 29, 2007, to February 28, 2012.

     To the Committee on Judiciary.

     James Kiehle of Brattleboro - Member of the State Labor Relations Board, - from September 4, 2007, to June 30, 2008.

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

     Stephanie O’Brien of South Burlington - Member of the Liquor Control Board, - from September 7, 2007, to January 31, 2009.

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

     Nancy Wood of Charlotte - Member of the Sustainable Jobs Fund Board of Directors, - from September 21, 2007, to August 31, 2012.

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

     Cory Richardson of East Montpelier - Member of the Vermont State Housing Authority, - from October 9, 2007, to February 28, 2008.

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

     Gerald J. Myers of Winooski - Commissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services, - from July 16, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Institutions.

     Heather Shouldice of East Calais - Member of the Capitol Complex Commission, - from November 1, 2007, to October 31, 2010.

     To the Committee on Institutions.

     Harvey S. Reich, M.D. of Mendon - Member of the Board of Medical Practice, - from November 6, 2007, to December 31, 2008.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Susan Hayward of Middlesex - Member of the Capitol Complex Commission, - from November 7, 2007, to October 31, 2010.

     To the Committee on Institutions.

     Daniel J. Kurzman of Beecher Falls - Member of the Vermont Economic Development Authority, - from November 13, 2007, to June 30, 2010.

     To the Committee on Finance.

     Laura Pelosi of Barre - Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, - from November 26, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     Patrick M. Bartlett of Woodstock - Member of the Current Use Advisory Board, - from November 27, 2007, to January 31, 2008.

     To the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.

     Linda Johnson of Cabot - Member of the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs, - from December 10, 2007, to February 28, 2010.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Michael T. McAdoo of Essex Junction - Member of the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs, - from December 10, 2007, to February 28, 2010.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Richard A. Smith of Montpelier - Member of the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs, - from December 10, 2007, to February 28, 2010.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.


     Nancy Corsones of Mendon - Member of the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs, - from December 10, 2007, to February 29, 2008.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Jason Lantagne of Burlington - Member of the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs, - from December 10, 2007, to February 28, 2010.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     David Herlihy of Waitsfield - Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, - from December 10, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Government Operations.

     Thomas E. Frank of Essex - Member of the Public Oversight Commission, - from December 20, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     William E. Dailey of South Burlington- Member of the Public Oversight Commission, - from December 20, 2007, to February 28, 2009.

     To the Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Thomas R. Tremblay of Essex Junction - Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, - from January 7, 2008, to February 28, 2013.

     To the Committee on Transportation.

Joint Resolutions 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. 40.  Joint resolution to provide for a Joint Assembly to receive the State-of-the-State message from the Governor.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

     That the two Houses meet in Joint Assembly on Thursday, January 10, 2008, at two o’clock in the afternoon to receive the State-of-the-State message from the Governor.

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. 41.  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 22, 2008, at two o'clock in the afternoon to receive the budget message of the Governor.

Adjournment

On motion of Senator Shumlin, the Senate adjourned until one o’clock and thirty minutes in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 9, 2008.

 



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