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Journal of the Senate

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Senate was called to order by the President.

Devotional Exercises

Devotional exercises were conducted by the Reverend Mary Mansfield of Middlesex.

Bill Referred to Committee on Appropriations

H. 635.

House bill of the following title, appearing on the Calendar for notice and carrying an appropriation or requiring the expenditure of funds, under the rule was referred to the Committee on Appropriations:

An act relating to reports of child abuse or neglect.

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. 62.  Joint resolution relating to weekend adjournment.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, April 11, 2008, it be to meet again no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

Rules Suspended; Third Reading Ordered, Rules Suspended; Bill Passed in Concurrence; Bill Messaged

H. 876.

Appearing on the Calendar for notice, on motion of Senator Ayer, the rules were suspended and House bill entitled:

An act relating to approval of amendment to the charter of the town of Middlebury.

Was taken up for immediate consideration.

Senator Ayer, for the Committee on Government Operations, to which the bill was referred, reported recommending that the bill ought to pass in concurrence.

Senator Ayer, for the Committee on Finance, to which the bill was referred, reported recommending 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.

Thereupon, on motion of Senator Ayer, the rules were suspended and the bill was placed on all remaining stages of its passage in concurrence forthwith.

Thereupon, the bill was read the third time and passed in concurrence.

Thereupon, on motion of Senator Ayer, the rules were suspended and the bill was ordered messaged to the House forthwith.

Bill Called Up

S. 369.

Senate bill of the following title was called up by Senator Illuzzi, and, under the rule, placed on the Calendar for action the tomorrow:

An act relating to recognition of tribes and bands of native Americans by the Vermont commission on native American affairs.

Proposals of Amendment; Third Reading Ordered

H. 775.

Senator Carris, for the Committee on Finance, to which was referred House bill entitled:

An act relating to low-profit limited liability companies.

Reported recommending that the Senate propose to the House to amend the bill as follows:

First:  In Sec. 1, 11 V.S.A. § 3001(23)(D), at the end, after the period, by adding the following:  The name of the company must be changed to be in conformance with subsection 3005(a) of this title.

Second:  By striking out Sec. 2 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Sec. 2 to read as follows:

Sec. 2.  11 V.S.A. § 3005(a) is amended to read:

(a)(1)  The Except for low-profit limited liability companies, the name of a limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization shall contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” “LLC,” “L.C.,” or “LC.”  The word “limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” and “company” may be abbreviated as “Co.” in a limited liability company name. 

(2)  The name of a low-profit limited liability company as defined in subdivision 3001(23) of this chapter shall contain the abbreviation L3C or l3c.

Third:  By adding a new section, to be numbered Sec. 3 to read as follows:

Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

And that the bill ought to pass in concurrence with such proposals of amendment.

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

Consideration Postponed

S. 45.

Senate bill entitled:

An act relating to the right to attend town meeting.

Was taken up.

Thereupon, without objection consideration of the bill was postponed until tomorrow.

S.R. 26.

Senate resolution entitled:

Senate resolution relating to expressing strong opposition to, and urging effective and immediate congressional action to stop, the government of the People's Republic of China's human rights violations in the geographic area known as Tibet.

Was taken up.

Thereupon, without objection consideration of the resolution was postponed until tomorrow.

Adjournment

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



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