H.98 (Act 37)

An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Sponsors: Rep. George W. Till

Last Recorded Action: 5/28/2015 - Signed by Governor on May 28, 2015

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
11:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
11:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Government Relations Director VT, American Cancer Society
Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition
Jennifer Stella, Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 min.after floor adjourns

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Mark Up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition
Greg Glennon, General Counsel, Agency of Education
Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, People with AIDS Coalition

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 min. after floor adjourns

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Gail Zatz, Lobbyist, People with AIDS Coalition
Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition

Friday, March 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 min. after floor adjourns

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition
1:00 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Patsy Kelso, State Epidemiologist for Infectious Disease, Department of Health
Bridget Ahrens, Department of Health
2:30 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Amendments

Rep. Thomas Burditt
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Rep. Vicki Strong

Friday, March 20, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:55 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Walkthrough

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Rep. Patsy French, Reporter
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society, Vermont
Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:15 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Jennifer Stella, Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Greg Glennon, General Counsel, Agency of Education
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Markup and Vote

Mill Moore, Executive Director, Vermont Independent Schools Association
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Bridget Asay, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
9:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Toni Bark, MD, MS, Healthcare Emergency Management, former Director of Pediatric Emergency, Michael Reese Hospital (Chicago)
Sandy Reider, MD, Medical Advisor, Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice
Meryl Nass, MD, ABIM Biological warfare epidemiologist, anthrax expert, Internist, Mount Desert Island Hospital (Bar Harbor, Maine)
10:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

William Raszka, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, University of Vermont Medical Center
Valerie Rooney, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Brattleboro
Wendy Davis, MD, FAAP, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)
John Modlin, MD, Pediatrician, Geisel School of MEdicine, Deputy for Polio- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Rebecca Bell, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Critical Care Physician, University of Vermont Medical Center
11:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Committee Discussion



Friday, April 24, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Letter to Commissioner Chen



Friday, May 1, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
10:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Brief Committee discussion



Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Initial discussion and testimony on underlying bill and on vaccinations

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Christine Finley, Immunization Program Chief, Vermont Department of Health
Tracy Dolan, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Bridget Asay, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
11:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

CANCELLED DUE TO EXTENDED FLOOR TIME.

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Christine Finley, Immunization Program Chief, Vermont Department of Health
Tracy Dolan, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
2:15 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

MOVED TO ROOM 11 Additional testimony on vaccinations.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance
John Modlin MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine; Deputy Director (Polio), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Nicole Matten, Barton
Keith Loud MD, Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Mia Hockett
Valerie Rooney, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Greta Lowther, Calais

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

May start in Room 45, then move to Room 10 Vaccinations.

William Raszka MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine and the Vermont Children’s Hospital
Maureen Wheeler, Charlotte
Wendy Davis MD, Senior Faculty, Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
Christie Allen, Shelburne
Robert Macauley MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Clinical Ethics, University of Vermont College of Medicine and the Vermont Children’s Hospital
Jennifer Stella, Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice
Courtney Boutin, Fletcher
Isabella Boutin, Fletcher
Thomas A. E. Moseley MD, Newport Pediatrics, North Country Hospital
Allison Mindel, Worcester
Mary Holland JD, Director, Graduate Lawyering Program, New York University School of Law
2:30 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

ROOM 10 2:30 PM or after the Floor. Vaccinations. Additional witnesses TBD, including any witnesses bumped from Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning

Sandy Reider MD, Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice
Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
Sam Russo ND, Advisor, Licensing Naturopathic Physicians, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Miro Weinberger, Mayor, City Of Burlington
Jaime Bedard, Project Coordinator, Montpelier
Andrew Shamis, South Burlington
Gabriel Archdeacon ND, Naturopathic Physician
Christine Horton, Burlington
Rebecca Bell, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Critical Care Physician, University of Vermont Medical Center
Heather Rice, Shelburne

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

ROOM 10

Christine Finley, Immunization Program Chief, Vermont Department of Health
Rep. George W. Till, Bill Sponsor, Jericho
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
3:00 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Vaccinations

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
Christine Finley, Immunization Program Chief, Vermont Department of Health

Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Testimony on statutes

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Christine Finley, Immunization Program Chief, Vermont Department of Health
1:30 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Amendment from Rep. Donahue

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor

Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:15 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Senate Proposal of Amendment

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
9:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Additional requested testimony; Committee discussion

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Greg Glennon, General Counsel, Agency of Education
Stephanie Winters, Operations Director, Vermont Medical Society
Aaron Dunn, Program Manager, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon Immunization Program
12:00 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Responses, Dept. of Health

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:30 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Public Hearing, 5:30-7:30 PM, Room 11, or Well of the House

Thomas McLeod, Montpelier
Michael Kilcullen, Woodstock
Ken Weliczka, Williston
Christie Allen, Shelburne
Shari Corr, Winooski
Kimberly Blake, S. Burlington
Naomi Malik, Woodstock
Thom Lauzon, Mayor, Barre City
James O'Hanlon, Worcester
Penrose Jackson, VT Public Health Association, Hinesburg
Allen Packard, Essex
Julie Moore, Middlesex
Amanda Gilman-Bogie, Barre
Benjamin Littenberg, Burlington
Rene McGuinness, Monkton
Zail S. Berry, Essex
Sandy Snyder, Westfield
Barbara Frankowski, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Jericho
Jordan Benjamin, Middlebury
Marvin Malek MD, Berlin
John Kords, Montpelier
Kelly McCracken, Montpelier
Eaman Twohig, Burlington
Makenna Cannon, S. Burlington
Maura Davis, Stowe
Karen Vatz, East Montpelier
Brian Goodwin, Middlesex
Jack McCullough, Parents Against Preventable Infections, Montpelier
Cathy Hirce, Stowe
Paul Wallace-Brodeur, Montpelier
Beth Champagne, St. Johnsbury
Renee Stapleton, Essex
Michael Secore, Craftsbury
Sarah Fogelman, S. Burlington
Erin Sepic, Richmond
Beth Kirkpatrick, Westford
Morilla Devost, Burlington
Sean Diehl, PhD, Shelburne
Wade Chivingdon, Waterville
Elizabeth Hunt, Burlington
Suzanna Jones, Walden
Amelia Fisher, Burlington
Jonathan Blue, Burlington
Nancy Pruitt, Shelburne
Mary Metcalf, Panton
Peter Reed, Burlington
Marijke Russo, East Montpelier
Matt Pyle, S. Burlington
Anne Judson, Burlington
Alexandra Turner, Essex Junction
Douglas Perkins, Monkton
William Lammer, S. Burlington
Abby Russell, Underhill
Shawna Lidsky, Shelburne
Lyla Gilbert, Hardwick
Brian Till, Burlington

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
8:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Committee discussion; amendments

Rep. Paul Dame
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
11:15 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Committee discussion, amendments

Rep. Paul Dame, Sponsor
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Michael Yantachka, Sponsor
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Rep. Michael Yantachka, Sponsor