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H.35 (Act 64)

An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Rep. David L. Deen
6/16/2015 - Signed by Governor on June 16, 2015
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6/16/2015 - Signed by Governor on June 16, 2015
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An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

USDA Grant to Vermont

Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
3:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Lake Champlain Committee

Lori Fisher, Executive Director, The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlains Future
9:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Friends of Northern Lake Champlain

Denise Smith, Executive Director, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
Shawn Gingue, Dairy farmer, Farmers Watershed Alliance
Amanda St. Pierre, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
Alisha Sawyer, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
10:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition

Jeff Carter, , UVM Extension
Eric Clifford, President, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
Brian Kemp, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
Tim Kayhart, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
3:30 PM

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David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Walk through of Bill as Introduced

Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Walk through of Bill as Introduced

David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
3:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Denise Smith, Executive Director, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
Kent Henderson, Chair, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
Julie Moore, Board Chair, VT Citizens Advisory Committee
Mike Winslow, Staff Scientist, Lake Champlain Committee
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Friday, January 23, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
-after the floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Discussion of new language

Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
Elizabeth MacDonald, Staff Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont
Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Julie Moore, Water Resources Engineer, Stone Environmental, Inc.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
9:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:15 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Fertilizer Fee and Current Use

Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Howland, Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program
Robb Kidd, Organizing Representative, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
Mark Nelson, Chair, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
1:45 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Howland, Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program
2:45 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, United Dairy Farmers of Vermont
Jim Jutras, Public Works Engineer, Village of Essex Junction
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

John Roberts, Small Farm Water Quality Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Specialist, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
10:00 AM

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Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation
Chris Cole, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Transportation
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Lake Champlain Basin Program

Bill Howland, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
9:00 AM

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Storm Water

Chris Cole, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Transportation
Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
Craig DiGiammarino, Operations Division Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
10:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Regional Planning Commissions

Dan Albrecht, Senior Planner, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission
10:30 AM

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Denise Smith, Executive Director, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
Darlene Reynolds, Chair, Farmer's Watershed Alliance
Larry Gervais, Farmer's Watershed Alliance
Jeff Carter, UVM Extension Argonomy Specialist Field Crops & Nutrient Management, Middlebury
Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation
4:00 PM

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Committee Discussion



Friday, January 30, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:00 AM

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Laurie Adams, Assistant Director for Water Quality, Burlington Department of Public Works
Tim Grover, Chief Operator Main and North Plants, City Of Burlington
Richard Haesler, Assistant City Attorney, City Of Burlington
Jeff Wennberg, Commissioner, City of Rutland Department of Public Works
Chris Louras, Mayor, City of Rutland
1:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
-after the floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Walk through

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
Karen Horn, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters



Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Agency stakeholder process

Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation
Peter LaFlamme, Director, Water shed Management Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

PVR and Current Use

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Devon Green, Special Counsel for Tax Legislation, Department of Taxes
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

AMP Forestry Practices

Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Devon Green, Special Counsel for Tax Legislation, Department of Taxes

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

James Ehlers, Executive Director, Lake Champlain International
10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Jason Bourdeau, Owner, Bourdeau Brothers
11:25 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Chris Kilian, Director, Conservation Law Foundation
3:20 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, February 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
10:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Students from Middlebury and East Middlebury

Alex Shashok, Student
Clare Mollineaux, Student
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
1:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Friends of Northern Lake Champlain

Alisha Sawyer, Coordinator, Franklin Watershed Committee Coordinator
Brian Jerose, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
Kent Henderson, Chair, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
2:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
10:20 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Residual Designation Authority discussion

Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Chris Kilian, Director, Conservation Law Foundation
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Frank Stanley, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Shane Prisby, Trails Manager, VAST
Matt Tatreault, Trails Administrator, VAST
4:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Job Development Zone discussion

Patricia Moulton, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
2:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Walk-through

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:20 PM

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Walk-through continued

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Tom Dipietro, Storm water Superintendent, City of South Burlington
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Julie Moore, Stone Environmental, Inc.
Lauren Hierl, Political Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
1:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up, Draft 1.3

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
10:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Robb Kidd, Organizing Representative, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
Jonathan Bond, Water Committee Co-Chair, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
11:20 AM

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Judith Van Houten, State EPSCoR Director
Andrew Schroth, Department of Geology, UVM, Vermont EPSCoR
Steven Scheinert, Vermont EPSCoR
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion



Thursday, February 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

James Ehlers, Executive Director, Lake Champlain International
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Pat Sagui, Composting Association of Vermont
2:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up, Draft 1.3

Megan Moir, Stormwater Program Manager, City Of Burlington
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Laggistics
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

TMDL

David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, February 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:45 AM

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Chip Sawyer, Director of Planning & Development, City of St. Albans

Friday, February 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
Ethan Parke, Director of Conservation Assessment and Analysis, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
1:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up, Draft 1.3

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Scott Kline, Attorney General's Office
Elizabeth McDonald, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, February 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
12:45 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion



Monday, February 16, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
1:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Dan Dickerson, Joint Fiscal Office
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Rep. Amy Sheldon, Middlebury
Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Discussion of Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund

Andrew Perchlik, Director, Public Service Department
3:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association
Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
3:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up, Draft 1.5

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
Chris Kilian, Director, Conservation Law Foundation

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
3:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Justin Poulin, Farmer, Randolph
Anna Poulin, Farmer, Randolph
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:15 AM

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Discussion of costs and administration of possible fees/taxes

Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Dan Dickerson, Joint Fiscal Office
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
Chris Kilian, Director, Conservation Law Foundation
Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
2:00 PM

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Brian Kemp, President, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
Ben Dykema, Wilcon Farm, North Ferrisburg
Lorenzo Whitcomb, Board Member, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Specialist, UVM Extension
Eric Clifford, President, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
3:00 PM

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Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion


9:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Steve McLeod, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
Cameron Wood, Intern, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
Chris Kilian, Director, Conservation Law Foundation

Friday, February 20, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion


15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

John Akielaszek, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

USDA NRCS

Vicky Drew, State Conservationist
1:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Ela Chapin, Farm Viability Enhancement Program

Friday, February 20, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Deb Brighton, Consultant
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Draft 1.6 walk through and vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Friday, February 20, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
1:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion



Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Overview of changes to H.35 Water Quality bill

Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Pat Sagui, Composting Association of Vermont
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Walk through of bill

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Megan Moir, Stormwater Program Manager, City Of Burlington

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Current Use sections

Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After

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Fiscal note

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Discussion of DEC Fees

David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Joanna Pallito, Business Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
Peter LaFlamme, Director, Department of Environmental Conservation
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Funding of H.35

Dan Dickerson, Joint Fiscal Office
Peter LaFlamme, Director, Department of Environmental Conservation
Carey Hengstenberg, Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
2:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Friday, February 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion


15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:45 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters



Friday, February 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Rep. David L. Deen

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
4:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

review of funding sources letter to Ways and Means Committee

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
9:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association
10:15 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Sue Scribner, Municipal Assistance Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation
Alan May, Better Back Roads Coordinator, Agency of Transportation
11:40 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
11:50 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Edward Miller, Attorney, Vermont Truck and Bus Association

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 min after floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Rob McDougall, Assistant Attorney General
Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Division, Vermont Bar Association

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion

Rep. Robert Helm, Fair Haven
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Friday, March 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 min after floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, Westminster
David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Presentation and 5-year budget proposals

David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:15 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Revenue proposals

Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture
2:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Revenue proposals

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture
-

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Presentation and 5-year budget proposals

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Carey Hengstenberg, Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
2:45 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Ways and Means Report



Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Rob McDougall, Assistant Attorney General
Patricia Gabel, Court Administrator's Office

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:15 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

DEC fees

David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
After

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Property transfer tax

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
-

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion


11:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Property transfer tax

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:05 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Property transfer tax

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:20 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:35 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Property transfer tax

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Realtors
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Per parcel fee and DEC fees effect on municipalities

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
4:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Possible vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:15 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion: Consolidated amendments

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Rep. Joey Purvis, House Committee on Agriculture
Rep. Daniel Connor, House Committee on Agriculture
2:15 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion - Consolidated amendments

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Carolyn Whitney Branagan, House Committee on Appropriations
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Dan Dickerson, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Rep. David L. Deen, Reporter, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Reporter, House Committee on Agriculture
Rep. Carolyn Whitney Branagan, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
1:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Technical Amendment Vote: 10-1-0; Reporter: Feltus

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
15 Minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion- Strike-all walk through

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
-

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Update from committee reporter Rep. Branagan



Thursday, March 26, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
1:20 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Draft 1.4

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
12:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion and vote

Deborah Markowitz, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
11:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion



Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion of Proposed (5) amendments put forward by Rep. Dickinson, Rep. Browning, Rep. Higley

Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor
Rep. Corey Parent, Sponsor
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor
Rep. Mark Higley, Sponsor
Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, House Committee on Agriculture
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Amendments

Rep. Eileen Dickinson
Rep. Corey Parent
9:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Amendments

Rep. Mark Higley
Rep. Cynthia Browning

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion of proposed amendment from Rep. Higley

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-15 minutes after the floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

~ Review Enforcement Section

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

A discussion that will cover H.35 and S.49

Sen. Robert Starr, Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture
Sen. David Zuckerman, Senator, Senate Committee on Agriculture

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:45 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion and Vote on H.35 Strike-All with S.49 language, v. 5.1

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
11:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Discussion of S.49

Ernie Saunders, President, NEMRC
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Walk-through

Sen. Robert Starr
Sen. Christopher Bray, Senator
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
8:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Julie Moore, Chair, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain
Brian Herrington, Government Relations Director, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Bob Foster, Middlebury
Jim Leland, Director, Agriculture Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture
Richard Haesler, Assistant City Attorney, City Of Burlington
Alyssa Schuren, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Trey Martin, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
2:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Deb Beckett, Town Clerk-Treasurer, Williston
Donna Zeller, Town Clerk-Treasurer, Rutland
Carol Dawes, City Clerk-Treasurer, Barre City
Linda Wells, Town Clerk-Treasurer, Plainfield
Rep. Patricia McCoy, Town Clerk-Treasurer, Poultney
Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Sec. 38

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

~ Review the Enforcement Section

Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:15 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
10:30 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
3:30 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
15 minutes after Floor

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Michael O'Grady, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
3:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
9:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion



Monday, May 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Appropriations proposal of amendment

Diane Snelling

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
11:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee consideration of Senate amendments to bill

Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Review Floor Amendments

Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture
1:00 AM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Review Floor Amendments

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Chair
Sen. Michael Sirotkin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:00 PM

H.35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Proposals of amendment

Sen. Michael Sirotkin
Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons

An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
  • John Akielaszek, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Deb Beckett, Town Clerk-Treasurer, Williston
  • Jonathan Bond, Water Committee Co-Chair, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jeff Carter, , UVM Extension
  • Ela Chapin, Farm Viability Enhancement Program
  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Eric Clifford, President, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
  • Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
  • Chris Cole, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Transportation
  • Carol Dawes, City Clerk-Treasurer, Barre City
  • Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Vicky Drew, State Conservationist
  • Ben Dykema, Wilcon Farm, North Ferrisburg
  • Lori Fisher, Executive Director, The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlains Future
  • Shawn Gingue, Dairy farmer, Farmers Watershed Alliance
  • Kent Henderson, Chair, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
  • Bill Howland, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Brian Jerose, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Tim Kayhart, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
  • Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Brian Kemp, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
  • Brian Kemp, President, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
  • Robb Kidd, Organizing Representative, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Laggistics
  • Rep. Patricia McCoy, Town Clerk-Treasurer, Poultney
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Julie Moore, Water Resources Engineer, Stone Environmental, Inc.
  • Michael O'Grady, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anna Poulin, Farmer, Randolph
  • Justin Poulin, Farmer, Randolph
  • Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Pat Sagui, Composting Association of Vermont
  • Alisha Sawyer, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
  • Alisha Sawyer, Coordinator, Franklin Watershed Committee Coordinator
  • Steven Scheinert, Vermont EPSCoR
  • Andrew Schroth, Department of Geology, UVM, Vermont EPSCoR
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Denise Smith, Executive Director, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Amanda St. Pierre, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
  • Judith Van Houten, State EPSCoR Director
  • Linda Wells, Town Clerk-Treasurer, Plainfield
  • Lorenzo Whitcomb, Board Member, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
  • Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Specialist, UVM Extension
  • Donna Zeller, Town Clerk-Treasurer, Rutland
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Carolyn Whitney Branagan, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Reporter, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Reporter, House Committee on Agriculture
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Laurie Adams, Assistant Director for Water Quality, Burlington Department of Public Works
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dan Albrecht, Senior Planner, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
  • Jason Bourdeau, Owner, Bourdeau Brothers
  • Rep. Carolyn Whitney Branagan, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Deb Brighton, Consultant
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor
  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Jeff Carter, UVM Extension Argonomy Specialist Field Crops & Nutrient Management, Middlebury
  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
  • Chris Cole, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Transportation
  • Rep. Daniel Connor, House Committee on Agriculture
  • Dan Dickerson, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor
  • Craig DiGiammarino, Operations Division Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission
  • Tom Dipietro, Storm water Superintendent, City of South Burlington
  • James Ehlers, Executive Director, Lake Champlain International
  • Larry Gervais, Farmer's Watershed Alliance
  • Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
  • Devon Green, Special Counsel for Tax Legislation, Department of Taxes
  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • Tim Grover, Chief Operator Main and North Plants, City Of Burlington
  • Richard Haesler, Assistant City Attorney, City Of Burlington
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association
  • Kent Henderson, Chair, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
  • Carey Hengstenberg, Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Lauren Hierl, Political Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
  • Rep. Mark Higley, Sponsor
  • Karen Horn, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Bill Howland, Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Jim Jutras, Public Works Engineer, Village of Essex Junction
  • Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Robb Kidd, Organizing Representative, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
  • Chris Kilian, Director, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Scott Kline, Attorney General's Office
  • Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Peter LaFlamme, Director, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Peter LaFlamme, Director, Water shed Management Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, United Dairy Farmers of Vermont
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Chris Louras, Mayor, City of Rutland
  • Elizabeth MacDonald, Staff Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Deborah Markowitz, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Steve McLeod, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Megan Moir, Stormwater Program Manager, City Of Burlington
  • Clare Mollineaux, Student
  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Julie Moore, Stone Environmental, Inc.
  • Julie Moore, Board Chair, VT Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Patricia Moulton, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Mark Nelson, Chair, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joanna Pallito, Business Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Corey Parent, Sponsor
  • Ethan Parke, Director of Conservation Assessment and Analysis, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, House Committee on Agriculture
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture
  • Andrew Perchlik, Director, Public Service Department
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Shane Prisby, Trails Manager, VAST
  • Rep. Joey Purvis, House Committee on Agriculture
  • Darlene Reynolds, Chair, Farmer's Watershed Alliance
  • John Roberts, Small Farm Water Quality Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Pat Sagui, Composting Association of Vermont
  • Ernie Saunders, President, NEMRC
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Alex Shashok, Student
  • Rep. Amy Sheldon, Middlebury
  • Denise Smith, Executive Director, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont
  • Frank Stanley, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Sen. Robert Starr, Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Matt Tatreault, Trails Administrator, VAST
  • Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Specialist, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeff Wennberg, Commissioner, City of Rutland Department of Public Works
  • Mike Winslow, Staff Scientist, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Cameron Wood, Intern, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. David Zuckerman, Senator, Senate Committee on Agriculture
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Rep. David L. Deen
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, Westminster
  • Patricia Gabel, Court Administrator's Office
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Rob McDougall, Assistant Attorney General
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Division, Vermont Bar Association
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Megan Moir, Stormwater Program Manager, City Of Burlington
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chip Sawyer, Director of Planning & Development, City of St. Albans
House Committee on Transportation
  • Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association
  • Rep. Robert Helm, Fair Haven
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
  • Alan May, Better Back Roads Coordinator, Agency of Transportation
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Edward Miller, Attorney, Vermont Truck and Bus Association
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sue Scribner, Municipal Assistance Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning
  • Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
  • Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
  • Carey Hengstenberg, Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Mark Higley
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Corey Parent
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Realtors
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Senator
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Bob Foster, Middlebury
  • Richard Haesler, Assistant City Attorney, City Of Burlington
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Brian Herrington, Government Relations Director, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jim Leland, Director, Agriculture Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
  • Trey Martin, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Julie Moore, Chair, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Alyssa Schuren, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin
  • Diane Snelling
  • Sen. Robert Starr
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Chair
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council

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No fiscal documents found for H.35 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.
No committee of conference data found for H.35 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

Act


An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Statutes Affected

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel
Notes
H.35 includes language similar to portions of S.49.

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