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S.138 (Act 51)

An act relating to promoting economic development

Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
6/3/2015 - Signed by Governor on June 3, 2015
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Senate 6/3/2015 - Signed by Governor on June 3, 2015
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An act relating to promoting economic development

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to promoting economic development

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Friday, February 6, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Friday, February 13, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Mary Peterson, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Act 250 9(L)

Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
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S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Sarah Carpenter, Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Noelle McKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:00 AM

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Act 250; Criterion 9(L)

Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
10:25 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Act 250; Criterion 9(L)

Jon Groveman, , Agency of Natural Resources
Melanie Kehne, Assistant General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Noelle McKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:20 AM

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Vermont Strong Scholars

Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Marilyn Cargill, Vice President of Financial Aid Services & Research, VSAC
10:45 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Chris Recchia, Commissioner, Public Service Department
11:15 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Chris D'Elia, Vermont Bankers' Association
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Friday, March 13, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Chris Recchia, Commissioner, Public Service Department
Tim Lueders-Dumont, Executive Assistant, State Treasurer's Office
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:15 AM

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Introduction and background of Sen. Ec. Development committee bill with Act 250 changes

Sen. Kevin Mullin, Assistant Minority Leader, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jon Groveman, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Lou Borie, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

VEGI Program

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
2:30 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tax Credits; Lending

Michael Pieciak, Deputy Commissioner of Securities, Department of Financial Regulation
2:45 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tourism

Megan Smith, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
3:00 PM

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Alcohol

Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
3:30 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

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Senate Economic Development bill containing changes to Act 250

Dawn Francis, Town Manager, Colchester
Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
David Grayck, Attorney, Montpelier
Jeanie McIntyre, President, Upper Valley Land Trust
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development

Friday, March 20, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

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Committee Discussion on amendment

Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Lou Borie, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board
10:30 AM

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Committee Discussion on Amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Cochran, Director, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Lou Borie, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board
3:00 PM

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Vote on amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:45 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

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Committee Discussion



Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Testimony on the Fortified Wine Section

Sen. Richard Westman
Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:30 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

VEGI Proposals

Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Gregory Maguire, Senior Director, Legal and Government Affairs, Revision Military

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
3:30 PM

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David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Sen. Kevin Mullin, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
Diane Snelling
Sen. Tim Ashe

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

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tom Kavet, President, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
3:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Amendment & vote

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 3, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
1:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Consumer Protection Bill Sections (H.333, H.402)



Friday, April 3, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

VEGI Proposals

Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
- After the Floor

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Possible Floor Amendments

Sen. Brian Collamore
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:15 AM

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Discussion on any proposed Amendments

Sen. Peg Flory
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
10:15 AM

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Brady Toensing, Lobbyist, General Dynamics
10:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

BJs in Rutland

Jon Groveman, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:30 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Proposal of Amendment

Sen. Brian Collamore, Member

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
After the Floor

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Proposals of Amendment

Sen. Peg Flory
Sen. Philip Baruth

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Friday, April 10, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
11:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Proposal of Amendment

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Friday, April 10, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

VEGI Program

Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:15 AM

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Committee Discussion - Update on bills



Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:45 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Testimony regarding H.402 - ABLE program

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
3:15 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tax proposals, VEGI proposals

Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:15 AM

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

DOL proposals of amendments

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
9:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tax credits, relocation and business incentives - witnesses to be announced

David Snedeker, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Paul Ralston, Owner, Vermont Coffee Company
11:30 AM

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tax Credit on Distilled Spirits

David Howe

Friday, April 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
8:45 AM

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S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tax credits, relocation and business incentives

Robin Scheu, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
15 min. after adj.

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Rapid Response (H.312)

Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
- Representative, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
1:00 PM

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Vermont Strong; Gun Suppressors; Blockchain

Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Brady Toensing, Attorney, General Dynamics
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Friday, April 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Gun Suppressor Language

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brady Toensing, Attorney, General Dynamics
10:35 AM

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Gun Suppressor Language Continued Testimony

Brady Toensing, Lobbyist, General Dynamics

Friday, April 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
1:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee will hear testimony on the fortified wines section of the Economic Development bill.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
15 min. after adj.

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Sections: C.6 - Vermont Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities; C.7 & 8 - Vermont ABLE Savings Program; C.9 - Vermont ABLE Task Force; Reports; C.10 - Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities; rulemaking

Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
Bob Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Karen Schwartz, Executive Director, Vermont Development Disability Council
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR)
2:15 PM

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Sections: D.2 - Vermont: Innovative by Nature; D.3 - Promotion of Marketing of Vermont Foods and Products; D.4 - Implementation; Domestic Export Program; D.5 - Media Production Database

Steve Cook, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Couture, Communication Manager, Vermont Technology Alliance
Matt Dodds, Brandthropology
Heather Pelham, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Chelsea Lewis, Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
2:30 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee will hear testimony on the fortified wine portion of the bill.

Joan Wilson, Owner, The Waitsfield Wine Shoppe
-

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Discussion on fortified wines section of bill.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Heather Shouldice, Lobbyist, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

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Sections: C.3 - Analysis of Current Workforce Training Programs; C.4- Youth Employment Working Group

John Fischer, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor
Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Patricia Coates, State Director, Vermont State Colleges
15 min. after adj.

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Sections: E.3 - Vermont Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur Lending and Investment Program; E.4 - Peer-to-Peer Lending; study and report; F.2 - Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone

Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
10:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee discussion and possible vote on fortified wines section of bill.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

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Irv Thomae, Chairman, EC Fiber
10:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

UCC Article - Articles 4A and 7

Carl Lisman, Attorney, Uniform Commercial Code Commission

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
-

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Time permitting - Discussion and possible vote.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:30 AM

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House General, Housing & Military Affairs Committee Amendment

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Vice-Chair, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

All G sections dealing with Tax Credits and Business Incentives - witnesses to be announced

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Sarah Carpenter, Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
15 min. after adj.

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

All G sections dealing with Tax Credits and Business Incentives - witnesses to be announced - Committee discussion and markup

Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
5:00 PM

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Public Hearing on Section G - Tax Credits and Business Incentives - Room 10

Bob Flint, Chair, Springfield Regional Development Corporation
Sean Larkin, South Burlington
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working Vermont
Brenan Riehl, President and CEO, GW Plastics
Greg Kelly, Owner, Fresh Greens
Dan Adams, Maponics
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Frank Cioffi, President, GBIC
Margaret Murray, Citizen, Montpelier
Tim Smith, Executive Director, Franklin County industrial Development Corporation

Friday, April 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

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Committee discussion and markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
1:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee discussion, markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

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Sections F.3; F.4; F.5; F.6; &F.7

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
Melanie Kehne, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
11:00 AM

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Gail Zatz, Lobbyist

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion and markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Sarah Carpenter, Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
2:15 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebecca Ellis, Vice-Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

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Jon Groveman, Chairman, Natural Resources Board
Billy Coster, Director of Planning, Agency of Natural Resources
11:45 AM

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Walk-through: F.3; F.4; F.5; F.6; & F.7

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
After the floor

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Rep. Valerie A. Stuart, Committee Liaison
Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Committee Liaison

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:15 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:30 AM

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David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:45 PM

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Rep. William Botzow, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:15 PM

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David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:05 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Fortified Wines, Affordable Housing Tax Credit

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Marcia Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing, Department of Liquor Control
William Goggins, Director of Enforcement, Department of Liquor Control
Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Sarah Carpenter, Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
8:45 AM

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Jo Bradley, Director, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
2:45 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee will hear and consider a proposed amendment.

Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Patricia Komline, House Committee on Ways and Means
William Goggins, Director of Enforcement, Department of Liquor Control
2:30 PM

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Committee discussion of amendment and related matters.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Rebecca Ellis, Vice Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Rep. Thomas Stevens, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
10:45 AM

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Medicaid for Working Vermonters

Rep. Michael Marcotte

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:40 AM

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Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
15 min. after adj.

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Individual amendments to S.138; Ways and Means Committee amendment to S.138

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor of amendment
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor of amendment
Rep. Samuel Young, Sponsor of amendment
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

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Clarkson amendment. Discussion and possible vote.

Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Patricia Komline, House Committee on Ways and Means
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

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House Appropriations Amendment

Rep. Martha Feltus, Representative, House Committee on Appropriations
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Clarkson/Komline Amendment

Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, Member, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Patricia Komline, Member, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Thomas Stevens, Member, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
1:00 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Deen amendment to S.138

Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee discussion on revision of Stevens amendment, Appropriations amendment, Ways and Means amendment, Deen amendment

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Rep. David L. Deen, Sponsor of amendment
3:15 PM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Purvis amendment

Rep. Joey Purvis, House Committee on Agriculture

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Deen amendment - committee discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
- after the floor

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Continuation of bill review

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

An act relating to promoting economic development

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Committee of Conference
  • Jo Bradley, Director, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Catherine Z. Davis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. William Botzow, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rebecca Ellis, Vice Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Dan Adams, Maponics
  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor of amendment
  • Bob Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs
  • Sarah Carpenter, Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Frank Cioffi, President, GBIC
  • Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, Member, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Patricia Coates, State Director, Vermont State Colleges
  • Steve Cook, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Jeff Couture, Communication Manager, Vermont Technology Alliance
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Sponsor of amendment
  • Matt Dodds, Brandthropology
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Rebecca Ellis, Vice-Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Rep. Martha Feltus, Representative, House Committee on Appropriations
  • John Fischer, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bob Flint, Chair, Springfield Regional Development Corporation
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Greg Kelly, Owner, Fresh Greens
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Patricia Komline, Member, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor
  • Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
  • Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR)
  • Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
  • Sean Larkin, South Burlington
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Chelsea Lewis, Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working Vermont
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Margaret Murray, Citizen, Montpelier
  • Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Heather Pelham, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Rep. Joey Purvis, House Committee on Agriculture
  • Paul Ralston, Owner, Vermont Coffee Company
  • - Representative, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Brenan Riehl, President and CEO, GW Plastics
  • Robin Scheu, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
  • Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Karen Schwartz, Executive Director, Vermont Development Disability Council
  • Tim Smith, Executive Director, Franklin County industrial Development Corporation
  • David Snedeker, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Member, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Vice-Chair, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Brady Toensing, Attorney, General Dynamics
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Samuel Young, Sponsor of amendment
House Committee on Education
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Committee Liaison
  • Rep. Valerie A. Stuart, Committee Liaison
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
  • Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • William Goggins, Director of Enforcement, Department of Liquor Control
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Rep. Patricia Komline, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Heather Shouldice, Lobbyist, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Joan Wilson, Owner, The Waitsfield Wine Shoppe
House Committee on Human Services
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Billy Coster, Director of Planning, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Jon Groveman, Chairman, Natural Resources Board
  • Melanie Kehne, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Gail Zatz, Lobbyist
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Jo Bradley, Director, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Sarah Carpenter, Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jeffrey Dooley, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Marcia Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing, Department of Liquor Control
  • William Goggins, Director of Enforcement, Department of Liquor Control
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Tim Ashe
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Kevin Mullin, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Diane Snelling
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Marilyn Cargill, Vice President of Financial Aid Services & Research, VSAC
  • Sarah Carpenter, Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Sen. Brian Collamore
  • Chris D'Elia, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • Jon Groveman, , Agency of Natural Resources
  • Jon Groveman, Chair, Natural Resources Board
  • Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • David Howe
  • Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Melanie Kehne, Assistant General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Carl Lisman, Attorney, Uniform Commercial Code Commission
  • Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Tim Lueders-Dumont, Executive Assistant, State Treasurer's Office
  • Noelle McKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development
  • Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Mary Peterson, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Chris Recchia, Commissioner, Public Service Department
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
  • Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Irv Thomae, Chairman, EC Fiber
  • Brady Toensing, Attorney, General Dynamics
  • Brady Toensing, Lobbyist, General Dynamics
  • Sen. Richard Westman
  • Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • Sen. Brian Collamore, Member
  • Sen. Peg Flory
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Tom Kavet, President, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Gregory Maguire, Senior Director, Legal and Government Affairs, Revision Military
  • Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Michael Pieciak, Deputy Commissioner of Securities, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Megan Smith, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lou Borie, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board
  • Chris Cochran, Director, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Dawn Francis, Town Manager, Colchester
  • David Grayck, Attorney, Montpelier
  • Jon Groveman, Chair, Natural Resources Board
  • Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Jeanie McIntyre, President, Upper Valley Land Trust
  • Sen. Kevin Mullin, Assistant Minority Leader, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
  • Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

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No fiscal documents found for S.138 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

Act


An act relating to promoting economic development

Statutes Affected

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
David Hall, Legislative Counsel
Notes
S.138 includes subject matter from H.83, H.124, H.133, H.271, H.309, H.311, H.312, H.333, and H.479 as introduced.

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