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House Calendar
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
93rd DAY OF THE ADJOURNED SESSION
House Convenes at 9:30 A.M.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page No.
ACTION CALENDAR
Action Postponed Until April 9, 2014
Favorable
H. 878
Prevailing wages .............................................................................. 1878
Rep. Moran for General, Housing and Military Affairs
Rep. Keenan for Appropriations .................................................................. 1878
Rep. Emmons et al Amendment .................................................................. 1878
Senate Proposal of Amendment
H. 543
Records and reports of the Auditor of Accounts ............................. 1879
NEW BUSINESS
Third Reading
H. 552
Raising the Vermont minimum wage .............................................. 1880
H. 886
Approval of the adoption and the codification of the charter of the
Town of Panton ........................................................................................... 1880
H. 890
Approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington
regarding the redistricting of City election areas ........................................ 1880
Favorable
H. 887
Approval of the adoption and the codification of the charter of the
Town of East Montpelier ............................................................................. 1880
Rep. Devereux for Government Operations
S. 223
An act relating to regulating the making of pension loans ............... 1880
Rep. Cross for Commerce and Economic Development
Senate Proposal of Amendment
H. 799
The importation of firewood ........................................................... 1880
NOTICE CALENDAR
Committee Bill for Second Reading
H. 891
The authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets to
respond to and remediate potential public health hazards ........................... 1882
Rep. Bartholomew for Agriculture and Forest Products
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ORDERS OF THE DAY
ACTION CALENDAR
Action Postponed Until April 9, 2014
Favorable
H. 878
An act relating to prevailing wages.
(Rep. Moran of Wardsboro
will speak for the Committee on
General,
Housing and Military Affairs.)
Rep. Keenan of St. Albans City,
for the Committee on
Appropriations,
recommends the bill ought to pass.
(Committee Vote: 7-4-0)
Amendment to be offered by Reps. Emmons of Springfield, Davis of
Washington, Hooper
of
Montpelier,
Larocque
of
Barnet,
Lenes
of
Shelburne, Macaig of Williston, Myers of Essex, Shaw of Pittsford, and
South of St. Johnsbury to H. 878
First:
By adding a new Sec. 2 to read as follows:
Sec. 2.
STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS; CONTRACTS SUBJECT
TO STATE PREVAILING WAGE
(a)
It is the intent of the General Assembly that the transition to the use of
the prevailing wage determinations as have been made by the Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act, 40 U.S.C.
§ 276a, as may be amended, in State construction projects shall not change the
scope of State construction projects that are subject to the requirements of 29
V.S.A. § 161(b).
(b)
Notwithstanding Sec. 1 of this act, the following contracts shall remain
subject to the mean prevailing wage published periodically by the Vermont
Department of Labor in its occupational employment and wage survey:
(1)
contracts for State construction projects executed prior to July 1,
2015;
(2)
any change orders or amendments to contracts for State construction
projects executed prior to July 1, 2015; and
(3)
contracts for State construction projects that result from instructions
to bidders posted by the State of Vermont prior to July 1, 2015.
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Second:
By adding a Sec. 3 to read as follows:
Sec.
3.
PREVAILING
WAGE;
UNIVERSITY
OF
VERMONT
AND
VERMONT STATE COLLEGES
The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College and the Vermont
State Colleges shall pay no less than the prevailing wage determinations as
have been made by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor in
accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act, 40 U.S.C. § 276a, as may be amended,
for any new construction or major renovation project that receives funding in
any capital construction act.
and by renumbering the remaining section to be numerically correct.
Senate Proposal of Amendment
H. 543
An act relating to records and reports of the Auditor of Accounts
The Senate proposes to the House to amend the bill as follows:
First:
By striking Sec. 1 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof:
Sec. 1.
REPEAL
2012 Acts and Resolves No. 155, Sec. 24 (auditor website; audit findings) is
repealed.
Second:
In Sec. 2, 32 V.S.A. § 163, by striking subdivision (3) in its
entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new subdivision (3) to read:
(3)
[Repealed.]
(A)
Prominently post and retain on his or her official
State website, and update at least annually on or before July 1, the following
information:
(i)
All reports with findings that result from audits conducted
under subdivision (1) of this section.
(ii)
A summary of significant recommendations contained in audit
reports issued since January 1, 2012 arising from audits conducted under
subdivision (1) of this section, and the dates on which corrective actions were
taken related to those recommendations.
(iii)
A summary of all embezzlement convictions, and false claim
convictions
as
described
in
13
V.S.A.
§ 3016,
against
any
agency
or
department of the State, since July 1, 2007.
The summary shall include the
names of all persons convicted of those offenses.
(B)
Follow up on recommendations described in subdivision (A)(ii)
of this subdivision (3) at least biennially and for at least four years from the
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date of the audit report.
(No House Amendments )
NEW BUSINESS
Third Reading
H. 552
An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage
H. 886
An act relating to approval of the adoption and the codification of the charter
of the Town of Panton
H. 890
An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of
Burlington regarding the redistricting of City election areas
Favorable
H. 887
An act relating to approval of the adoption and the codification of the
charter of the Town of East Montpelier
Rep. Devereux of Mount Holly
, for the Committee on
Government
Operations,
recommends the bill ought to pass.
( Committee Vote: 11-0-0)
S. 223
An act relating to regulating the making of pension loans
Rep. Cross of Winooski,
for the Committee on
Commerce and Economic
Development
, recommends that the bill ought to pass in concurrence.
(Committee Vote: 10-0-1)
Senate Proposal of Amendment
H. 799
An act relating to the importation of firewood
The Senate proposes to the House to amend the bill as follows:
First:
In Sec. 1, in 10 V.S.A. § 2681, by inserting a subsection (c) to read:
(c)
Penalties.
Any person who violates a provision of this subchapter or the
rules adopted under this subchapter shall be subject to a civil citation under
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section 8019 of this title.
Second:
By striking out Sec. 2 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof 3
new sections to be Secs. 2, 3, and 4 to read:
Sec. 2.
10 V.S.A. § 8003 is amended to read:
§ 8003. APPLICABILITY
(a)
The Secretary may take action under this chapter to enforce the
following statutes and rules, permits, assurances, or orders implementing the
following statutes:
* * *
(17)
10 V.S.A. § 2625, relating to heavy cutting of timber;
* * *
(22)
10
V.S.A.
chapter
164A,
collection
and
disposal
of
mercury-containing lamps; and
(23)
24 V.S.A. § 2202a, relating to a municipality’s adoption and
implementation of a solid waste implementation plan that is consistent with the
State Solid Waste Plan; and
(24)
10 V.S.A. chapter 83, subchapter 8, relating to the importation of
firewood.
* * *
Sec. 3.
10 V.S.A. § 8503 is amended to read:
§ 8503. APPLICABILITY
(a)
This chapter shall govern all appeals of an act or decision of the
Secretary, excluding enforcement actions under chapters 201 and 211 of this
title and rulemaking, under the following authorities and under the rules
adopted under those authorities:
(1)
The following provisions of this title:
* * *
(L)
section 2625 (regulation of heavy cutting).
* * *
(R)
chapter 32 (flood hazard areas).
(S)
chapter 83, subchapter 8 (importation of firewood).
(2)
29 V.S.A. chapter 11 (management of lakes and ponds).
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(3)
24 V.S.A. chapter 61, subchapter 10 (relating to salvage yards).
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Sec. 4.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall take effect on July 1, 2014.
(For text see House Journal 3/11/2014 & 3/13/2014 )
NOTICE CALENDAR
Committee Bill for Second Reading
H. 891
An act relating to the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and
Markets to respond to and remediate potential public health hazards.
(Rep.
Bartholomew
of
Hartland
will
speak
for
the
Committee
on
Agriculture and Forest Products.)
Public Hearings
April 9 2014 - Room 11 - 5:00pm-7:00 pm - H.883 - Expanded Pre K-Grade
12 School Districts - House Ways and Means and Education Committees
Information Notice
On
Wednesday
,
April 9, 2014
beginning at
9:30 am
, the Senate
Appropriations Committee will be taking testimony from advocates regarding
the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget (H.885) in Room 10 of the State House.
All
available time slots have been filled.
To submit written testimony to the
committee please contact Becky Buck at the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office
located at 1 Baldwin Street (phone:
828-5969) or via email at:
rbuck@leg.state.vt.us
Joint Assembly
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:30 A.M. - Election of one (1) successor
legislative Trustee of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural
College.
Candidates for the position of trustee must notify the Secretary of State in
writing not later than Thursday, April 3, 2014, by 5:00 P.M. pursuant to the
provisions of 2 V.S.A. § 12(b). Otherwise their names will not appear on the
ballots for this position.
The following rules shall apply to the conduct of these elections:
First: All nominations for these offices will be presented in alphabetical order
prior to voting.
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Second: There will be only one nominating speech of not more than three (3)
minutes and not more than two seconding speeches of not more than one (1)
minute each for each nominee.