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VCDR 2019 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events – January 9-11

Opening of the 2019 Legislative Session:

VCDR 2019 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events

Wednesday January 9th– January 11th

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

The 2019 Legislative Session begins this week.

 What is happening this week at the Legislature?

 2019 House of Representatives Tentative Schedule.

First Week of Session

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

10:00 a.m. The House is called to order for the 75th biennial session of the General Assembly by James C. Condos, Secretary of State.

  1. Devotions and Pledge of Allegiance
  2. The Secretary of State calls the roll of the members elect.
  3. Election of a Speaker
  4. Oath of office administered to Speaker by Secretary of State
  5. Election of the Clerk of the House
  6. Oath of office administered to Clerk
  7. Oath of office administered to members-elect by the Clerk
  8. Appointments announced by Clerk
  9. Oath of office administered to Assistant Clerks
  10. Adoption of House Resolutions (H.R. 1 will be the rules for the session)
  11. Committee appointed to inform Governor the House is organized for business
  12. Adoption of Joint Senate Resolutions
  13. Recess until 1:30 in the afternoon

 

Afternoon Session

  1. Seating of new members
  2. Election of Canvassing Committee
  3. Oath of office administered to Canvassing Committee by the Clerk
  4. Adjourn until Thursday, January 10, 2019

 

Canvassing Committee meets with the Secretary of State at 3 P.M. in Room 11

Thursday, January 10, 2019

9:30 a.m. Speaker calls the House to order

 

  1. Devotions
  2. Adoption of Resolutions if any
  3. Announcements
  4. Joint Assembly at 10:00 a.m. to receive the report of the Canvassing Committee.
  5. Recess until 1:25 p.m.

 

1:30 p.m. Joint Assembly for administering Oath of Office to Governor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts and Attorney General.

 

Inaugural Address of the Governor

Adjourn until Friday morning

 

Friday, January 11, 2019

9:30 a.m. House called to order by Speaker

 

  1. Devotions
  2. Memorial Service
  3. Adoption of Resolutions, if any, and announcements
  4. Adjourn until Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Listen to the proceedings:

***LIVE STREAMS***

You can listen on VPR: http://digital.vpr.net/online-streams

Listen to House and Senate activity when they are in session

 

Also happening on opening day:

 

Opening Day People Power Lobby

 

 

 

Facebook event

 

Date: Wednesday, January 9th

  • @9:30am – Rights & Democracy leads Intro to People’s Lobby (Room 10) https://www.facebook.com/events/548487602293066/
  • @11am – People’s Panel with ACLU-VT, Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools, Green Mountain Self-Advocates, Justicia Migrante/Migrant Justice, Rights & Democracy, Rutland Area NAACP, Vermont Coalition For Disability Rights, Vermont Conservation Voters, 350Vermont (Room 10)
  • @12:45pm – New Voices, Bold Solutions Press Conference & Rally (Cedar Creek Room)

 

 

The Legislative Calendar for the Year:

 

2019 LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

New Year’s Day – State House Closed…………………………. January 1, 2019

First Day of Session ……………………………………………..January 9, 2019

Joint Assembly for Canvassing Committee Report at 10 A.M…. January 10, 2019

(Time Subject to Change)

 

Joint Assembly to receive Inaugural Message of Governor at 1:30 P.M. ……………………………………………………………………January 10, 2019

(Time Subject to Change)

 

Martin Luther King Day – State House Closed…………………. .January 21, 2019

Joint Assembly to receive Budget Message of Governor at 2:00 P.M. ……………………………………………………………………..January 24, 2019

(Subject to Change)

 

House Bill Drafting Request Deadline – Standard Form *……   January 31, 2019

Presidents’ Day – State House Closed …………………………February 18, 2019

House Bill Approval Deadline * ……………………………….February 21, 2019

 

Joint Assembly to provide for election of Sergeant at Arms, …..February 21, 2019

an Adjutant and Inspector General, and three Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College at 10:30 A.M.

(Subject to Change)

 

Town Meeting Break to be Announced

Town Meeting Day – State House Closed……………………….. March 5, 2019

Joint Assembly to vote on retention of Superior Judges………….. March 21, 2019

and Magistrates at 10:30 A.M.

(Subject to Change)

 

* For more information, contact the House Clerk’s office: wmagill@leg.state.vt.us

Sergeant at Arms PHONE: (802) 828-2228        FAX: (802) 828-2424

 

 

Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights

Beginning next week, VCDR will publish a weekly Legislative Calendar of events, committee schedules, and floor activities during the 2019 Legislative Session. This is first year of the two year legislative biennium.

These weekly alerts contain summaries of legislative activities, committee agendas, and House and Senate Calendar items that would be of interest to the disability community. The complete committee schedules will not be found here, but a link will be provided for the complete Legislative Committee agendas, the Legislative Calendar and Journal Page, and the Legislative Web-Site.

You will find highlights of the week’s Legislative activities for specific committees, public hearing notifications, and calendar activity of interest in this weekly report, as well as a listing and brief explanations of legislation introduced at the end of the committee schedules when available.

The Committee Schedules are generally published on Monday of each week, but is subject to change throughout the week. Please check the calendar online, on the Vermont Legislative web page for updates.

 

Submitted by Karen Lafayette kmlafayette@aol.com

VCDR Email: vcdrvt@gmail.com