State of Vermont
Summary of the 1997 Acts and Resolves

TOPIC INDEX

 

1997 ACTS
1997 RESOLUTIONS

 

1997 ACTS:

1997 RESOLUTIONS:


AGRICULTURE

Bison; Fallow Deer, and Ratite
ACT NO. 35 (H.202)
Equine Infectious Anemia; Stallions
ACT NO. 16 (S.85)
Maple Products; Plastic Equipment and Containers
ACT NO. 29 (H.538)

APPROPRIATIONS

Budget Adjustment Act; Vermont State Hospital; Home Heating Fuel Assistance
ACT NO. 2 (H.105)
Capital Budget; Bonding
ACT NO. 62 (H.455)
Electric Industry Regulatory Reform
ACT NO. 18 (S.192)
Pay Act
ACT NO. 28 (H.537)
Women in Military Service; Memorial
ACT NO. 27 (H.195)
Omnibus Appropriations Act; Fiscal Year 1998
ACT NO. 61 (H.526)

BANKING

Regulation of Financial Institutions
ACT NO. 23 (H.354)

CHARTERS

Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District Charter
ACT NO. M-10 (S.190)
City of Barre
ACT NO. M-6 (H.397)
City of Burlington
ACT NO. M-4 (H.310)
City of Montpelier
ACT NO. M-9 (H.533.)
Essex Junction School District
ACT NO. M-1 (H.193)
South Burlington
ACT NO. M-5 (H.321)
Town of Barre
ACT NO. M-3 (H.249)
Town of Colchester
ACT NO. M-8 (H.532)
Town of St. Johnsbury
ACT NO. M-7 (H.531)
Village of Northfield
ACT NO. M-2 (H.72)

COMMERCIAL LAW

Consumer Protection
ACT NO. 42 (H.226)
Nonprofit Corporations
ACT NO. 10 (H.107)

CONSERVATION

Forestry Practices; Heavy cutting
ACT NO. 15 (H.536)
Herbicide Moratorium; Forestry Practices
ACT NO. 30 (S.28)
Petroleum Cleanup Fund; Underground Storage Tanks
ACT NO. 12 (H.158)
Public Trust Doctrine; Burlington Harbor; Public Uses
ACT NO. 22 (H.326)
Residential Building Energy Standards
ACT NO. 20 (H.43)
Sewage Treatment Facilities; Indirect Discharges
ACT NO. 51 (H.492)
Act 250; Communication Support Structures; Development; Radio Towers
ACT NO. 48 (S.194)

COURT PROCEDURE

Donation of Food; Perishable Food; Wild Game and Fish
ACT NO. 36 (H.535)

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Public Defenders; Determination of Financial Need
ACT NO. 45 (S.151)
Search Warrants; Fax
ACT NO. 44 (S.14)

DEVELOPMENT

Vermont State Infrastructure Bank Program
ACT NO. 43 (H.456)

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Child Support; Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
ACT NO. 11 (H.125)
Adoption
ACT NO. 53 (H.334)
Child Support
ACT NO. 63 (H.208.)

EDUCATION

Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1997
ACT NO. 60 (H.527.)
State Board of Education; Appointment of Members
ACT NO. 34 (S.191)

ELECTIONS

Delivery of Ballots by Justices
ACT NO. 17 (S.100)
Voter Registration
ACT NO. 47 (S.189)
Campaign Financing; Public Financing Option; Universal Contribution and Expenditure Limitations
ACT NO. 64 (H.28)

ELECTRIC INDUSTRY

Regulatory Reform
ACT NO. 18 (S.192)

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Fee Bill
ACT NO 59. (H.542) 36

FEES

Fee Bill
ACT NO. 59 (H.542)
Regulation of Financial Institutions
ACT NO. 23 (H.354)

FISH AND WILDLIFE

Donation of Food; Perishable Food; Wild Game and Fish
ACT NO. 36 (H.535)

HEALTH

Disease Reporting
ACT NO. 7 (S.34)
Donation of Food; Perishable Food; Wild Game and Fish
ACT NO. 36 (H.535)
Lead Poisoning; Rental Housing; Child Care Centers
ACT NO. 37 (S.114)
Tobacco Products; Access by Minors
ACT NO. 58 (S.156)

HOUSING

Lead Poisoning; Rental Housing; Child Care Centers
ACT NO. 37 (S.114)
Residential Building Energy Standards
ACT NO. 20 (H.43)

HUMAN SERVICES

Juveniles; Delinquency; Youthful Offenders
ACT NO. 33 (S.112)

INSURANCE

Diabetes
ACT NO. 14 (H.265)
Health Insurance
ACT NO. 54 (H.450)
Health Insurance; Chemotherapy Treatment
ACT NO. 52 (H.255)
Health Insurance; Federal Law
ACT NO. 24 (H.355)
Health Insurance; Medicare Supplemental Insurance Policies
ACT NO. 13 (H.172)
Health Insurance; Mental Health
ACT NO. 25 (H.57)
Reciprocal Insurers; Captive Insurance Companies
ACT NO. 49 (H.529)

JUDICIARY

Appointment of Acting Judges
ACT NO. 5 (H.228)

JUVENILES

Delinquency; Youthful Offenders
ACT NO. 33 (S.112)
Tobacco Products; Access by Minors
ACT NO. 58 (S.156)

LABOR

Family Leave; Emergency Leave; Vacation
ACT NO. 41 (H.192)
Minimum Wage; Increase
ACT NO. 4 (H.8)
Workers’ Compensation; Uninsured Employers; Penalties
ACT NO. 19 (H.32)

LEGISLATURE

Electric Industry; Regulatory Reform
ACT NO. 18 (S.192)

MOTOR VEHICLES

DUI; Refusal; Enforcement
ACT NO. 56 (H.70)
DUI; Zero Tolerance; Constables
ACT NO. 57 (H.7)
Fleet Permits; Trucks; Penalties
ACT NO. 46 (S.165)
Motorcycle Training
ACT NO. 9 (H.35)
Nonresident Snowmobilers
ACT NO. 3 (H.185)
School Buses
ACT NO. 32 (S.56)
Snowmobile, Motorboat and ATV Registration
ACT NO. 55 (H.34)
State and Municipal Motor Vehicle Registrations; Temporary Number Plates
Issued by Dealers
ACT NO. 39 (S.59)

PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

Miscellaneous Provisions; Office of Professional Regulations
ACT NO. 40 (H.525)

PROPERTY

State Property; Killington,Ltd.; Land Exchange
ACT NO. 21 (H.224)

SOCIAL WELFARE

Child Care Services
ACT NO. 31 (S.50)

SOLID WASTE

Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District Charter
ACT NO. 25 (S.190)
Sewage Treatment Facilities; Indirect Discharges
ACT NO. 51 (H.492)

TAXATION

Equal Education Opportunity Act of 1997
ACT NO. 60 (H.527)
Income Tax; Armed Forces Education Loan Repayment Exclusion
ACT NO. 8 (H.17)
Property Taxes; Collection
ACT NO. 26 (H.6)
Miscellaneous Tax Act
ACT NO. 50 (H.539)

TRANSPORTATION

Capital Construction Program; Project Development Program
ACT NO. 38 (H.530)
Conveyance of Railroad Right-of-Way to Swanton
ACT NO. 6 (H.293)
Kayhart Crossing
ACT NO. 1 (S.19)
Vermont State Infrastructure Bank Program
ACT NO. 43 (H.456)


JOINT RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO USE OF THE STATE HOUSE

Educational Leadership Conference,
NO. R-20 (J.R.H. 10)
Green Mountain Boys’ State Program,
NO. R-24 (J.R.H. 16)
Green Mountain Girls’ State Program,
NO. R-49 (J.R.H. 36)

JOINT RESOLUTIONS AS COMMEMORATIONS, MEMORIALS, AND SENTIMENTS

Agriculture Day in Vermont,
NO. R-64 (J.R.H. 48)
Aiken, Former United States Senator George D.,
NO. R-59 (J.R.S. 32)
Arts and their Contribution to Our Daily Lives,
NO. R-67 (J.R.H. 47)
Associated General Contractors Day,
NO. R-47 (J.R.H. 31)
Barry, Senator Jack,
NO. R-107 (J.R.S. 48)
Battles, Honorable Judge Henry J.,
NO. R-55 (J.R.H. 42)
Bellows Falls Union High School Track and Field Championship Team
NO. R-115 (J.R.H. 78)
Birchmore, Honorable Floyd C.,
NO. R-39 (J.R.H. 28)
Blake, Charles R.,
NO. R-114 (J.R.S. 53)
Bongartz, Ferdinand "Nundy,"
NO. R-43 (J.R.S. 17)
Blue Seal Feeds Inc.,
NO. R-108 (J.R.H. 77)
Chamberlin, Fay,
NO. R-87 (J.R.H. 57)
Choepel, Ngawang,
NO. R-16 (J.R.S. 10)
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunctional Syndrome,
NO. R-96 (J.R.H. 67)
Cosby, Ennis,
NO. R-27 (J.R.H. 19)
Cumming, David,
NO. R-22 (J.R.H. 12)
Cumming, Gail M.,
NO. R-21 (J.R.H. 11)
Curtis, Larry,
NO. R-29 (J.R.H. 21)
Danville High School Girls’ Basketball Team,
NO. R-66 (J.R.H. 46)
Eagle Scouts, Class of 1996,
NO. R-40 (J.R.H. 29)
Economic, Ecological and Heritage of Lake Champlain,
NO. R-80 (J.R.H. 63)
Escuela Modela, San Juan Puerto Rico,
NO. R-19 (J.R.H. 9)
Essex High School Girls’ Basketball Team,
NO. R-88 (J.R.H. 59)
Fair Haven Union High School Boys’ Basketball Team,
NO. R-68 (J.R.H. 49)
Family Week,
NO. R-111 (J.R.H. 76)
50th Anniversary of the Vermont State Police,
NO. R-69 (J.R.H. 50)
Fish and Wildlife Personnel,
NO. R-34 (J.R.H. 26)
Harris, Robert J.,
NO. R-11 (J.R.H 4)
Kennedy, Walter "Peanut",
NO. R-23 (J.R.H. 15)
Kessler, Ted and Deborah,
NO. R-89 (J.R.H. 61)
Kitchel, Former Senator Douglas B.,
NO. R-81 (J.R.S. 40)
Manahan, Madeline,
NO. R-8 (J.R.H. 1)
McClallen, Gregory,
NO. R-77 (J.R.S. 38)
Middlebury College Ice Hockey Team,
NO. R-76 (J.R.S. 36)
Middlebury Union High School Field Hockey Team,
NO. R-37 (J.R.S. 14)
Montpelier High School Solons Football Team,
NO. R-26 (J.R.H. 18)
Montpelier High School Solons Soccer Team,
NO. R-25 (J.R.H. 17)
Montpelier High School Vermont NEA Scholars Bowl Team,
NO. R-31 (J.R.H. 23)
Moreau, Norman,
NO. R-5 (J.R.S. 5)
Mt. Abraham Girls’ Basketball Eagles,
NO. R-56 (J.R.S. 28)
Mt. Anthony Country Club,
NO. R-112 (J.R.S. 51)
Mt. Anthony Union High School Wrestling Team,
NO. R-99 (J.R.H. 70)
Myrick, Dana Paul,
NO. R-28 (J.R.H. 20)
National Pay Inequity Awareness Day,
NO. R-82 (J.R.S. 41)
North Country Union High School Varsity Football Team,
NO. R-12 (J.R.H. 5)
Northfield Marauders Ice Hockey Team,
NO. R-85 (J.R.H. 55)
O’Connor, Ruth,
NO. R-75 (J.R.H. 53)
Odyssey of the Mind Competition,
NO. R-97 (J.R.H. 68)
Otter Valley Union High School Wrestling Team,
NO. R-62 (J.R.H. 44)
Parizo, Bernard,
NO. R-36 (J.R.H. 30)
Pepin, Ninette,
NO. R-94 (J.R.S. 47)
Public Sector Employees,
NO. R-105 (J.R.H. 75)
Registered Nurses,
NO. R-63 (J.R.H. 45)
Robinson, Jackie and Woods, Tiger,
NO. R-98 (J.R.H. 69)
Rutland High School Football Team,
NO. R-32 (J.R.H. 24)
Salmon, Thomas, P.,
NO. R-84 (J.R.H. 54)
Satterfield, Kathleen C.,
NO. R-53 (J.R.H. 39)
75th Anniversary of Winooski’s Incorporations as a City,
NO. R-70 (J.R.H. 51)
Silvester, Arthur,
NO. R-35 (J.RH. 27)
Snow, Frank Jr.,
NO. R-13 (J.R.H. 6)
Spencer, John Mitchell,
NO. R-54 (J.R.H. 41)
Syz, Stephan,
NO. R-116 (J.R.S. 55)
Tonsagas, Former United States Senator Paul E.,
NO. R-30 (J.R.H. 22)
Twinfield Union High School Boys’ Basketball Team,
NO. R-79 (J.R.H. 62)
Vermont Walk for Healthy Aging Day,
NO. R-58 (J.R.S. 30)
Welch, Michael,
NO. R-61 (J.R.S. 43)
Welsh-Americans,
NO. R-51 (J.R.S. 27)
Whitcomb High School Hornets Boys’ Basketball Team,
NO. R-90 (J.R.H. 65)
Whitcomb High School Soccer Lady Hornets,
NO. R-86 (J.R.H. 56)
Williston Historical Society,
NO. R-109 (J.R.S. 49)

JOINT RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO JOINT SESSIONS, PETITIONS, ISSUES AND POLICY DIRECTIVES

Adjournment, Town Meeting,
NO. R-18 (J.R.H. 7)
Biennial Session, Rules,
NO. R-1 (J.R.S. 1)
Breast Cancer, Educating Family Members,
NO. R-45 (J.R.S. 24)
Budget Message of the Governor, Joint Assembly,
NO. R-4 (J.R.S. 4)
Childhood Poverty in Vermont,
NO. R-7 (J.R.S. 7)
Childhood Poverty in Vermont Commission,
NO. R-91 (J.R.H. 32)
Enhanced 9-1-1,
NO. R-33 (J.R.H. 25)
EPA’s Mercury Report to Congress,
NO. R-93 (J.R.S. 12)
EPA’s Proposed Revised Ambient Air Quality Standards,
NO. R-102 (J.R.S. 18)
Public Health Service Act,
NO. R-101 (J.R.H. 33)
Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, Conversion of Nonprofit Health Care Facilities, Providers and Insurance Companies into For-Profit Companies,
NO. R-117 (J.R.S. 54)
Federal Surface Transportation Funds, Requesting the U.S. Congress
to Allocate,
NO. R-65 (J.R.H. 40)
General Assembly, Compensation of Members,
NO. R-104 (J.R.S. 45)
Inaugural Message of the Governor,
NO. R-3 (J.R.S. 3)
Judges, Superior and District, Extension of Deadline for the Convening of a Joint Assembly to Vote on the Retention,
NO. R-57 (J.R.S. 31)
Judges, Two Superior and One District, Joint Assembly to Vote
on the Retention,
NO. R-72 (J.R.S. 35)
National Cheese Exchange,
NO. R-10 (J.R.H.3)
Sergeant at Arms,
NO. R-50 (J.R.H. 37)
Sergeant at Arms, an Adjutant and Inspector General and Three Trustees of the
University of Vermont, Joint Assembly,
NO. R-41 (J.R.S. 22)
Special Education and Federal Funding,
NO. R-103 (J.R.S. 19)
State Officers, Report to Canvas Vote,
NO. R-2 (J.R.S. 2)
United Farm Workers of America Strawberry Organizing
Campaign,
NO. R-48 (J.R.H. 34)
United Nations Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against
Women, Urging U.S. Congress to Ratify,
NO. R-73 (J.R.S. 16)
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child,
NO. R-71 (J.R.S. 33)
University of Vermont, Procedure for Election of Trustees by Plurality of One,
NO. R-44 (J.R.S. 23)
Vermont Ecumenical Council,
NO. R-9 (J.R.H. 2)
Vermont State Teachers’ Retirement System Board to Divest Tobacco Company
Company Stocks,
NO. R-118 (J.R.S. 57)
Weekend Adjournment,
NO. R-6 (J.R.S. 6),
NO. R-14 (J.R.S. 9),
NO. R-15 (J.R.S. 11),
NO. R-17 (J.R.S. 13),
NO. R-38 (J.R.S. 15),
NO. R-42 (J.R.S. 20),
NO. R-46 (J.R.S. 25),
NO. R-52 (J.R.S. 29),
NO. R-74 (J.R.S. 37),
NO. R-78 (J.R.S. 39),
NO. R-60 (J.R.S. 34),
NO. R-83 (J.R.S. 42),
NO. R-92 (J.R.S. 43),
NO. R-106 (J.R.S. 46),
NO. R-110 (J.R.S. 50)

SENATE AND HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

Blacketor, Paul,
H.R. 23
Cook, Colonel Donald G.,
H.R. 17
DUI Judiciary Study Committee,
H.R. 18
Electric Power Supply Cost,
H.R. 25
Essex High School Hornets Cheerleaders,
H.R. 9
House Rules Amended,
H.R. 12
Kittell, Louella,
H.R. 20
Kittell, Louella,
S.R. 8
Kunin, Ambassador Madeleine M.,
H.R. 11
Middlebury College Panthers Lacrosse Team,
H.R. 21
Middlebury College Panthers Lacrosse Team,
S.R. 9
New England Patriots,
H.R. 5
National Day of Prayer,
H.R. 15
Organization of the House,
H.R. 2
Organization of the House,
H.R. 3
Organization of the Senate,
S.R. 2
Organization of the Senate,
S.R. 3
Rotary Club of Waterbury,
H.R. 7
Rotary Club of Waterbury,
S.R. 6
Rowe, Dr. Harry,
H.R. 24
Rules of the Senate,
S.R. 1
Rutland District, Contested Senatorial Election,
S.R. 5
Senate Rules Committee, Membership of,
S.R. 4
Sileski, Petty Officer 1st Class Richard P.,
H.R. 16
Study Committee on DUI House Judiciary,
H.R. 18
Sweatshops,
S.R. 10
Temporary House Rules,
H.R. 1
Van Ornum, Geneva,
H.R. 8
Vermont Electric Power Supply Costs,
H.R. 25
Wiencke, Matthew I.,
H.R. 10