The Vermont Legislature

Summary of the 1999 Acts and Resolves



1999 ACTS


1999 ACTS:



Diversified Agricultural Development; Apple Grower Assistance
ACT NO. 48 (S.208)
VEDA Agricultural Lending Program
ACT NO. 25 (H.180)


Betting Pools
ACT NO. 33 (H.387)
Contracting for Food Service for First Class Liquor License Holders
ACT NO. 39 (H.507)


Budget Adjustment Act; Fiscal Year 1999
ACT NO. 1 (H.130)
Capital Budget; Fiscal Year 2000
ACT NO. 29 (H.533)
Equal Education Opportunity Omnibus Act
ACT NO. 49 (H.548)
Omnibus Appropriations Act; Fiscal Year 2000
ACT NO. 62 (H.554)
Pay Act
ACT NO. 40 (H.568)
Transfers of Balances
ACT NO. 11 (H.544)
Transportation Capital Construction Program; Project Development Program
ACT NO. 18 (H.537)


City of Barre
ACT NO. M-5 (H.555)
Town of Barre
ACT NO. M-2 (H.47)
City of Burlington
ACT NO. M-4 (H.233)
City of Burlington
ACT NO. M-7 (H.551)
City of Burlington
ACT NO. M-9 (H.48)
Town of Essex
ACT NO. M-1 (H.20)
Town of Killington
ACT NO. M-3 (H.550)
Town of Northfield
ACT NO. M-8 (H.563)
City of Winooski
ACT NO. M-6 (H.562)


Landlord and Tenant; Residential Rental Agreements; Farm Employee Housing
ACT NO. 36 (H.169)
Transfer on Death Security Registration
ACT NO. 23 (H.27)
VEDA Agricultural Lending Program
ACT NO. 25 (H.180)


Bottled Water
ACT NO. 50 (H.332)
Solid Waste; Litter Enforcement; Mercury; Bottled Water; Municipal Recycling Centers
ACT NO. 63 (H.158)
Water Milfoil; Water Chestnut; Quagga Mussel; Water Resource Board Appointments
ACT NO. 42 (S.16)


Judicial Bureau; Motor Vehicle Violations
ACT NO. 58 (S.49)
Landlord and Tenant; Residential Rental Agreements; Farm Employee Housing
ACT NO. 36 (H.169)
Levy of Execution; Personal Property, Levy and Sale; Self-Directed Retirement Accounts
ACT NO. 12 (H.16)
ACT NO. 54 (H.552)


Betting Pools
ACT NO. 33 (H.387)
Computer Crimes
ACT NO. 35 (H.39)
Definition of Listed Crimes
ACT NO. 4 (H.17)
Discrimination; Hate-Motivated Crimes
ACT NO. 56 (S.45)
Discrimination on the Basis of Age, Religion or Disability in Labor
ACT NO. 19 (S.79)


Equal Education Opportunity Omnibus Act
ACT NO. 49 (H.548)
Governor's Diploma
ACT NO. 6 (S.30)
Postsecondary Education; Vermont Higher Education Endowment Trust Fund; Commission on Higher Education Funding; State Workforce Investment Board; Federal Family Education Loan Program
ACT NO. 27 (H.290)
Postsecondary Education; Vermont Honor Scholarship
ACT NO. 24 (H.163)
Technical Education; Comprehensive High Schools; Overhead Costs
ACT NO. 10 (H.434)


Exit Checklists
ACT NO. 2 (H.231)


Commission on Alzheimer's Disease
ACT NO. 57 (S.47)
Investments; Burma (Myanmar)
ACT NO. 13 (H.34)
Legislature; Administrative Rules; Review Period
ACT NO. 9 (H.83)
Pay Act
ACT NO. 40 (H.568)
Public Records; Electronic Capture
ACT NO. 5 (H.117)
Transfer of Balances
ACT NO. 11 (H.544)


Equal Education Opportunity Omnibus Act
ACT NO. 49 (H.548)


Archery License; Crossbows; Tree Stands; Importation and Possession Permit; License Agents; Moose Season; Fines and Penalties
ACT NO. 30 (H.557)


Betting Pools
ACT NO. 33 (H.387)


State Fruit and Pie
ACT NO. 15 (H.302)


Commission on Alzheimer's Disease
ACT NO. 57 (S.47)
HIV Prevention
ACT NO. 28 (H.440)
HIV Reporting
ACT NO. 17 (H.451)
Medical Examiners
ACT NO. 45 (S.125)
Prescription Drug Prices
ACT NO. 51 (H.365)
Vermont Veterans' Home
ACT NO. 3 (H.543)


A Study of Accessibility Standards for Residential Housing
ACT NO. 47 (S.174)


Examination of Insurers; Licensing of Agents and Captive Insurance Companies
ACT NO. 38 (H.390)
Health Insurance; Chiropractic Services
ACT NO. 16 (H.351)
Health Insurance; Medicare Supplemental Insurance Policies
ACT NO. 43 (S.71)
Health Insurance; Outpatient Contraceptive Services
ACT NO. 26 (H.189)
Vermont Veterans' Home
ACT NO. 3 (H.543)


Discrimination on the Basis of Age, Religion or Disability in Labor
ACT NO. 19 (S.79)
Minimum Wage Increase; Livable Wage Study
ACT NO. 21 (S.139)
Replacement Workers in Municipal Labor Disputes
ACT NO. 44 (S.90)
State Employee Reimbursement for Job-Related Losses
ACT NO. 8 (H.60)
Workers' Compensation; Exceptions for Real Brokers and Sales Personnel; Occupational Diseases; Third-Party Recovery
Act NO. 41 (H.103)


Administrative Rules; Review Period
ACT NO. 9 (H.83)


All-terrain Vehicles; Beecher Falls
ACT NO. 7 (S.104)
Local Speed Limits; Unpaved Highways
ACT NO. 32 (S.56)
Motor Vehicle Dealers
ACT NO. 31 (S.17)
Snowmobiles; Safety Education; Statewide Snowmobile Trail; Governor's Snowmobile Council
ACT NO. 20 (S.94)
Truck Study; Defective Equipment; Presuspension Hearings; Parking for Disabled; Motorcycles
ACT NO. 34 (H.10)


Municipal Land Use Permits; Bianchi Decision; 15-Year Statute of Limitations on Enforcement; State Subdivision Regulation Amnesty
ACT NO. 46 (S.144)
Sherburne to Killington; Change of Town Name
ACT NO. M-3 (H.550)
Water Commissioners; Elections
ACT NO. 22 (H.446)
Zoning; Single-Family Residential Use; Registered Family Day Care Homes
ACT NO. 37 (H.181)


Medical Practice Board
ACT NO. 14 (H.112)
Miscellaneous Provisions; "Office Bill"
ACT NO. 52 (H.532)


Equal Education Opportunity Omnibus Act
ACT NO. 49 (H.548)


Energy Efficiency
ACT NO. 60 (S.137)


Legislative Study Committee
ACT NO. 55 (H.565)
Levy of Execution; Personal Property, Levy and Sale; Self-Directed Retirement Accounts
ACT NO. 12 (H.16)
Municipal Employees' System; Separate Group for Public Safety Officers
ACT NO. 61 (S.140)
State Employees; Teachers and Municipal Employees Systems, Miscellaneous Adjustments
ACT NO. 53 (H.549)


Home Heating Fuel Assistance Program
ACT NO. 59 (S.98)


Solid Waste; Litter Enforcement; Mercury; Bottled Water; Municipal Recycling Centers
ACT NO. 63 (H.158)


Equal Education Opportunity Omnibus Act
ACT NO. 49 (H.548)


Capital Construction Program; Project Development Program
ACT NO. 18 (H.537)


Dewey Day, 100th Anniversary,
NO. R-162 (J.R.S. 63)
Green Mountain Boys' State Program,
NO. R-20 (J.R.H. 18)
Vermont Heritage Weekend,
NO. R-123 (J.R.S. 54)
Vermont Principals' Association, Vermont State Department of Education and the Vermont Board of Education
NO. R-27 (J.R.H. 21)


Agriculture Awareness Day, National, March 19, 1999,
NO. R-77 (J.R.H. 61)
Alberico, Thomas M. "Tom",
NO. R-6 (J.R.H. 1)
Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, 30th Anniversary,
NO. R-21 (J.R.H. 16)
Arts Advocacy Day,
NO. R-65 (J.R.H. 58)
Babcock, Mary S.,
NO. R-127 (J.R.H. 99)
Baker, Mike,
NO. R-61 (J.R.H. 52)
Barre Fish & Game Club, Inc.,
NO. R-164 (J.R.S. 64)
Bellows Falls High School Football Terriers, 1998 Division II Championship Team,
NO. R-30 (J.R.H. 25)
Bizzarro, Charles F.,
NO. R-24 (J.R.S. 6)
Buraczynski, Anthony C.,
NO. R-19 (J.R.H. 19)
Cabot Creamery, 80th birthday,
NO. R-124 (J.R.S. 55)
Camels Hump Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Vermont Championship Teams,
NO. R-14 (J.R.H. 9)
Candon, Patrick,
NO. R-93 (J.R.H. 70)
Candon, Thomas Henry,
NO. R-23 (J.R.H. 13)
Cannon, Lord Mayor David and Mayoress Nancy of England,
NO. R-82 (J.R.H. 60)
Chronicle, Silver Anniversary,
NO. R-63 (J.R.H. 54)
Clark, Marshall, Minor and Brenda,
NO. R-39 (J.R.H. 31)
Colchester High School Eight-Man Lakers' Football Team,
NO. R-28 (J.R.H. 22)
Columbine High School tragedy, condolences to the families of the victims,
NO. R-118 (J.R.H. 96)
Costello, Barry M.,
NO. R-114 (J.R.H. 90)
Couture, Alfred V.,
NO. R-11 (J.R.H. 6)
Cowart, Richard H.,
NO. R-101 (J.R.H. 80)
Crosby, George,
NO. R-13 (J.R.H. 8)
Csizmesia, Dr. Frederick W.,
NO. R-59 (J.R.H. 46)
Debonis, Michael A.,
NO. R-41 (J.R.H. 32)
Destroyer Escort Day,
NO. R-121 (J.R.S. 51)
Dewees, Rusty,
NO. R-132 (J.R.H. 104)
Eagle Scouts, Class of 1998,
NO. R-45 (J.R.H. 39)
East Montpelier, commemorating the Sesquicentennial,
NO. R-16 (J.R.S. 4)
Enosburg Falls High School Hornets, 1999 Division III Girls' Basketball Team,
NO. R-73 (J.R.H. 63)
Equal Pay Day,
NO. R-100 (J.R.H. 79)
Essex High School Hornets Cheerleaders, 1999 Division I Championship,
NO. R-52 (J.R.H. 42)
Evans, Donna E.,
NO. R-137 (J.R.H. 109)
Family Week,
NO. R-72 (J.R.H. 50)
Faris, Elmer L.,
NO. R-22 (J.R.H. 14)
First Congregational Church of Berlin, Bicentennial,
NO. R-69 (J.R.S. 33)
Gaines, Ruby Murin,
NO. R-71 (J.R.H. 49)
Giuliani, Peter,
NO. R-8 (J.R.H. 3)
Green Mountain Union High School Track and Field Teams,
NO. R-66 (J.R.H. 56)
Harwood Union High School Girls' Nordic Ski Team,
NO. R-80 (J.R.S. 35)
Holmes, Beatrice Mary Eugenia Schoff,
NO. R-35 (J.R.S. 12)
Honduran leaders, delegation of, humanitarian response,
NO. R-108 (J.R.S. 49)
Hoyt, Norris "Norrie",
NO. R-31 (J.R.H. 26)
Hughes, Charles W.,
NO. R-106 (J.R.H. 86)
Hull, Marc E.,
NO. R-139 (J.R.H. 115)
Jaquith Public Library Centennial,
NO. R-33 (J.R.S. 10)
Keefe, William T.,
NO. R-136 (J.R.H. 108)
Kenealy, John,
NO. R-62 (J.R.H. 53)
Kerin, Phil,
NO. R-98 (J.R.H. 76)
Keyser, F. Ray, Sr.,
NO. R-10 (J.R.H. 5)
Kitzmiller, Karen,
NO. R-134 (J.R.H. 106)
Krasnow, Gerald P. "Gerry",
NO. R-7 (J.R.H. 2)
Lawrence, Leroy Eugene,
NO. R-9 (J.R.H. 4)
Lewis, Nicole,
NO. R-51 (J.R.H. 41)
Londonderry Fourth of July Parade, Silver Anniversary,
NO. R-152 (J.R.H. 126)
Lowe, George,
NO. R-68 (J.R.S. 32)
Martin, Jennifer,
NO. R-155 (J.R.H. 129)
Matthews, Bernard,
NO. R-34 (J.R.S. 11)
McConnell, Michael,
NO. R-67 (J.R.S. 29)
Middlebury College Panthers Ice Hockey Team,
NO. R-102 (J.R.H. 83)
Mohickan Mohegan Ancestry,
NO. R-90 (J.R.H. 55)
Moot, Hazel,
NO. R-146 (J.R.H. 120)
Mount Anthony Union High School, Vermont and New England Championship Wrestling Team,
NO. R-95 (J.R.H. 73)
Mount Saint Joseph High School Wrestling Team,
NO. R-54 (J.R.S. 24)
Moyse, Blanche Honegger,
NO. R-126 (J.R.H. 95)
Municipal Clerks Week,
NO. R-149 (J.R.H. 119)
Newark Balkan Chorus,
NO. R-113 (J.R.H. 89)
North County Union High School Hockey Team,
NO. R-138 (J.R.H. 110)
Norwich University Cadets Hockey Team,
NO. R-111 (J.R.H. 84)
Paine, George H.,
NO. R-29 (J.R.H. 23)
Park, Audrey,
NO. R-44 (J.R.H. 38)
Partridge, Cora,
NO. R-64 (J.R.H. 57)
Paul, Ora E., American Legion Post No. 24,
NO. R-156 (J.R.H. 118)
Pellon, Robert R.,
NO. R-74 (J.R.S. 38)
Poultney High School Boys' Basketball Team,
NO. R-94 (J.R.H. 71)
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Winners from Vermont,
NO. R-86 (J.R.H. 66)
Public Sector Employees,
NO. R-131 (J.R.H. 102)
Randolph Union High School Ghosts 1999 Division II Gymnastic Team and Coach John Kenealy,
NO. R-62 (J.R.H. 53)
Registered Nurses,
NO. R-85 (J.R.H. 64)
Rice, Lyle K.,
NO. R-40 (J.R.H. 30)
Rice Memorial High School Girls Basketball Team,
NO. R-96 (J.R.H. 74)
Richford Town Meeting, Village of Richford, Town of Richford, Bicentennial,
NO. R-83 (J.R.H. 62)
Robinson, Ken and Beverly,
NO. R-78 (J.R.S. 31)
Sacred Heart School Girls' Basketball Team,
NO. R-145 (J.R.H. 112)
St. Albans Cooperative Creamery,
NO. R-76 (J.R.H. 59)
St. Johnsbury Academy Team,
NO. R-163 (J.R.S. 65)
St. Michael's College Ice Knights,
NO. R-148 (J.R.H. 114)
Sisters of Mercy, 125th Anniversary of Teaching and Ministering in Vermont,
NO. R-32 (J.R.S. 8)
Small Manufacturer, Year of,
NO. R-58 (J.R.H. 45)
South Burlington High School Football Rebels Team,
NO. R-15 (J.R.H. 12)
Spater, Thomas,
NO. R-12 (J.R.H. 7)
Springfield District of the U.S. Postal Service,
NO. R-135 (J.R.H. 107)
State Street School in Windsor 5th Graders and teacher Daphne Klein,
NO. R-107 (J.R.H. 87)
Storekeepers award,
NO. R-42 (J.R.H. 33)
Sullivan, Erin,
NO. R-128 (J.R.H. 28)
Thetford Panthers 1998 Boys Cross Country Team
NO. R-151 (J.R.H. 127)
Thetford Panthers Team,
NO. R-150 (J.R.H. 128)
Townshend Public Library, Centennial Anniversary,
NO. R-87 (J.R.H. 67)
United Christian Academy Crusaders, Basketball Team,
NO. R-99 (J.R.H. 77)
Vermont's First Labor Day Observance,
NO. R-115 (J.R.S. 50)
Vermont Housing and Finance Agency,
NO. R-140 (J.R.S. 57)
Vermont Petroleum Association,
NO. R-116 (J.R.H. 93)
Vermont State Parks,
NO. R-43 (J.R.H. 36)
Vermont State Parks,
NO. R-46 (J.R.S. 16)
Vermont Underground Storage Tank Program,
NO. R-116 (J.R.H. 93)
Vermont Welcome Center and Exhibition Facility,
NO. R-161 (J.R.S. 60)
Wardsboro Fourth of July Street Fair, 50th Anniversary,
NO. R-133 (J.R.H. 105)
Washington Electric Cooperative,
NO. R-159 (J.R.S. 62)
Wayside Restaurant,
NO. R-48 (J.R.H. 37)
Weed, Sterling D.,
NO. R-160 (J.R.S. 61)
NO. R-53 (J.R.S. 22)
Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School,
NO. R-112 (J.R.H. 88)
White, Sadie,
NO. R-26 (J.R.H. 20)
Williams, Lance Corporal Lucas J.,
NO. R-4 (J.R.H. 10)
Windsor Heritage Days,
NO. R-157 (J.R.H. 121)
WSTJ, Radio Station,
NO. R-158 (J.R.H. 123)
Women and Girls Sports Awards,
NO. R-37 (J.R.H. 29)
Woodstock Union High School Athletic and Forensic Teams,
NO. R-88 (J.R.H. 68)
Yoh Theatre Players of Woodstock High School,
NO. R-130 (J.R.H. 101)


Agent Orange Dioxin Awareness Month, Designating,
NO. R-104 (J.R.S. 45)
Canvass Votes for State Officers,
NO. R-2 (J.R.S. 2)
Civic Education in a Representative Democracy,
NO. R-55 (J.R.S. 26)
Condemning Racism,
NO. R-141 (J.R.S. 58)
Disaster, Relief, Recovery and Mitigation Plan,
NO. R-144 (J.R.H. 97)
Education; Technical Education; Workforce Investment Act; State Plan,
NO. R-56 (J.R.H. 27)
Election of a Sergeant At Arms, an Adjutant and Inspector General, and three Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College,
NO. R-49 (J.R.S. 20)
Emergency Management Process, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA to adopt new regulations,
NO. R-119 (J.R.S. 27)
Federal Intrusions into Bank Customer Privacy Rights,
NO. R-57 (J.R.H. 35)
Final Adjournment, General Assembly,
NO. R-165 (J.R.H. 130)
Forests, Parks and Recreation Property Transactions,
NO. R-129 (J.R.H. 85)
Inaugural and Budget Message from the Governor, Joint Assembly to receive
NO. R-3 (J.R.S. 3)
Joint Rules,
NO. R-1 (J.R.S. 1)
Judges, Five Supreme Court, Three Superior Court and Five District Court, Retention, Joint Assembly to Vote,
NO. R-79 (J.R.S. 34)
Judicial Retention Committee, extending the reporting deadline,
NO. R-70 (J.R.H. 51)
Kosovo Refugees, increase humanitarian assistance,
NO. R-122 (J.R.S. 53)
Low Fare Jet Service, Burlington International Airport,
NO. R-147 (J.R.H. 122)
Milk Pricing System, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture proposes revisions,
NO. R-110 (J.R.H. 91)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Combat Operations in Yugoslavia, Support,
NO. R-97 (J.R.H. 75)
Northern New England International Trade Corridor,
NO. R-92 (J.R.H. 43)
Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Government to Enter into Negotiations to Abolish,
NO. R-120 (J.R.S. 28)
Pancreatic Cancer Research, Increase Federal Appropriation,
NO. R-117 (J.R.H. 94)
Pharmacological Treatment Programs, Opiate-Addicted Persons,
NO. R-154 (J.R.H. 40)
Social Security, Protect and Preserve,
NO. R-153 (J.R.H. 113)
Town Meeting Adjournment,
NO. R-17 (J.R.S. 5)
Universal Hearing Screening of Newborns,
NO. R-143 (J.R.H. 44)
U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort Day, June 20, 1999
NO. R-89 (J.R.S. 39)
Votes Report of the Committee Appointed to Canvass for State Officers,
NO. R-2 (J.R.S. 2)
Weekend Adjournments,
NO. R-5 (J.R.H. 11)
NO. R-18 (J.R.S. 7)
NO. R-25 (J.R.S. 9)
NO. R-36 (J.R.S. 13)
NO. R-38 (J.R.S. 15)
NO. R-47 (J.R.S. 18)
NO. R-50 (J.R.S. 21)
NO. R-60 (J.R.S. 30)
NO. R-75 (J.R.S. 40)
NO. R-81 (J.R.S. 37)
NO. R-91 (J.R.S. 42)
NO. R-103 (J.R.S. 47)
NO. R-105 (J.R.S. 48)
NO. R-109 (J.R.S. 52)
NO. R-125 (J.R.S. 56)
NO. R-142 (J.R.S. 59)
White River Junction Veterans' Administration, Urging Congressional Delegation to Support,
NO. R-84 (J.R.H. 65)
Youth Violence, on Truancy, and Safe Learning Environments
NO. R-166 (J.R.H. 124)


Act 250 Study
H.R. 15
Agriculture Committee
S.R. 5
Bouchard, Philip
H.R. 12
Carlson, Ted
H.R. 24
Champlain Valley Union High School
H.R. 25
Cherry Pit Spitting Championship
H.R. 8
Chronicle, The
S.R. 7
Commissioner of Education
H.R. 23
Dennis, Gerald, R.
H.R. 6
Fenn, Lincoln
H.R. 27
Green Up Day
H.R. 4
Green Up Day
S.R. 6
Haggerty, Hugh
H.R. 7
House Rules
H.R. 1
Job Security Commission
H.R. 18
Land Purchase in the Northeast Kingdom
H.R. 19
Mount St. Joseph High School
S.R. 8
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
Senate Rules
S.R. 1
Senate Rules Committee
S.R. 4
Senate Study Committee on Prescription Drugs
S.R. 13
State Correctional Facility Study
H.R. 14
T. Rugg's Tavern
H.R. 21
Trailers or Semi-Trailers on Highways
H.R. 5
United Nations Convention Discrimination Against Women
H.R. 9
United Nations Convention Discrimination Against Women
S.R. 10
Villa Tragara Ristorante
H.R. 26
Waitkus, Jack
H.R. 24