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S.230

An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Sen. Christopher Bray , Sen. Joe Benning, Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Sen. Alice W. Nitka
6/9/2016 - Veto of the Governor sustained on a roll call Yeas = 8, Nays = 20
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Senate 6/9/2016 - Veto of the Governor sustained on a roll call Yeas = 8, Nays = 20
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An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Sen. Christopher Bray, Senator, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Walk Thru

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 15, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Section 2

Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
9:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Section 2

James Dumont, Attorney
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Section 2

Annette Smith, Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

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

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion



Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

In Senate Chamber

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Jared Cadwell, President VLCT and Fayston Selectboard
Russ Hodgkins, Town Administrator, Westminster
Stephen Marx, Selectboard Member, Strafford
Larry Labor, Selectboard, Morgan
Brian Fecher, Selectboard Member, Irasburg
Joel Clark, Selectboard Member, Swanton
Mary Boyer, Selectboard, Windham
Chris Violette, Zoning Administrator and Fire Chief, Barre Town
Joel Cope, Town Administrator, Brighton
Jamieson Heins, Planning Commission, Shelburne
Don Chioffi, Member of Selectboard, Rutland Town
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion



Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Comprehensive Energy Plan & Statutory Energy & Climate Goals

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 99 of 2014 & Net Metering 2.0

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 99 of 2014 & Net Metering

Margaret Cheney, Public Service Board
Jake Marren, Staff Attorney, Public Service Board
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 99 of 2014 & Net Metering

Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 99 of 2014 & Net Metering

Ansley Bloomer, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Chad Farrell, Encore Redevelopment
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 99 of 2014 & Net Metering

Robert Dostis, Co-Chair, Green Mountain Power
11:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 99 of 2014 & Net metering

Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
11:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 99 of 2014 & Net Metering

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, Vermont Power Producer Supply Authority

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Renewable Energy Vermont

Geoff Hand, Attorney, Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand
11:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 99 of 2014 and Net Metering

Ken Nolan, Chief Operating Officer, Burlington Electric Department

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Billy Coster, Director of Planning, Agency of Natural Resources
9:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Role of Municipal and Regional Planning Commissions

James Sullivan, Executive Director, Bennington County Regional Planning Commission
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Role of Municipal and Regional Planning Commissions

Adam Lougee, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
10:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Role of Municipal and Regional Planning Commissions

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, North west Regional Planning Commission
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Solar Siting

Sharon Murray, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Comments on the Solar Siting Task Force Recommendations

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

The Siting Process & Expanding the REC Pilot

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

248 vs 250 Process

Michael Zahner, Consultant

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Net Metering and the Grid Impact of Renewable Generation

Andrea Cohen, Manager Government Affairs & Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Jeffrey Wright, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
9:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Net Metering and the Grid Impact of Renewable Generation

Ben Luce, Professor, Lyndon State College
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Net Metering and the Grid Impact of Renewable Generation

Bob Amelang
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Cindy Hill, Attorney
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion



Friday, February 12, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Comparison Act 250 and Section 248

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion


10:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Act 250 and Section 248

Geoff Commons, Director of the Public Advocacy Division, Department of Public Service
Jon Groveman, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Role of Regional Planning Commissions in Energy Planning and Siting

Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Governor's Siting Task Force Recommendations

Sam Swanson
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Christine Lang, Swanton

Friday, February 19, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

RECs, Net Metering 2.0, RGGI

Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
9:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

10/8/2015 Klein Memo - Section 248

Margaret Cheney, Public Service Board

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Consideration of Committee Amendments Draft 2.2 Rodgers Amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion



Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Mark Whitworth, Legislative Outreach, Energize Vermont
9:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Steve Crowley, Sierra Club Vermont
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Continuation of Introduction of Draft 4.1

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion


9:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Draft 4.1 Continued Walk-thru

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion Continued



Friday, February 26, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Brian Dubie, Former Lt Governor
11:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion



Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

All Amendments Due- Committee Discussion

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Thomas Weiss, Citizen, Montpelier
Mark Whitworth, Legislative Outreach, Energize Vermont
Brian Dubie, Former Lt Governor
John Brabant, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Gregg Faber, Utilities Analyst, Public Service Board

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Mark-up

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Gregg Faber, Utilities Analyst, Public Service Board
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Cost Implications of Current Net Metering

Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Public Service Department
Andrea Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Lisa Morris, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, New England Cable and Telecommunications Association
Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority
11:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Mark-up Continued

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Mark-up & Consideration of S.205 As Passed Senate Agriculture for Inclusion

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Gregg Faber, Utilities Analyst, Public Service Board
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Brian Dubie, Former Lt Governor
Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Mark-up Continued, S.205 Discussion and Bray Amendment re VELCO Concerns

Stephanie Smith, Chief Policy Enforcement Officer, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon Wireless
Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Public Service Department
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion on Sec 3a



Friday, March 11, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Mark-up & Amendments

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Gregg Faber, Utilities Analyst, Public Service Board
3:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Review of Clean Copy and Vote



Friday, March 11, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:05 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
3:15 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Overview and Walk-Through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Chris Recchia, Commissioner, Public Service Department
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Chris Cochran, Director, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Overview and Walk-Through Continued

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:45 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sam Swanson, Pace Climate and Energy Center
Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
Tom Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Sen. John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:40 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
Sen. John Rodgers

Friday, March 18, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 18, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Review of Proposed Rodgers Amendment

Sen. John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Adam Necrason, Lobbyist

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Rodgers Radar Amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:15 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Karen Richard, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Colchester Town Clerk's Office
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:15 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

VOTE

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects



Thursday, March 24, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Finance Committee Amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 25, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:10 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:40 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Senate Finance Report

Sen. Tim Ashe

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
5:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Sen. John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Potential Floor Amendment- Bray Campion draft 2.1 of 3/29/16

Anne Margolis, Department of Public Service
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:45 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Amendments

Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Amendments Review

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brian Dubie, Former Lt Governor
Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Walk-through continued

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
Anne Margolis, Manager, Department of Public Service
4:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Walk-through continued

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 8, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
after the Floor

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Brabant, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
3:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Chris Cochran, Director, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

James Sullivan, Executive Director, Bennington County Regional Planning Commission
Adam Lougee, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Joint Committee Meeting with House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources - Room 10

Margaret Cheney, Public Service Board
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
2:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

*ROOM 10* Joint Meeting with House Natural Resources and Energy

Margaret Cheney, Public Service Board

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Discussion on Memorandums of Understanding

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Public Service Department
3:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee discussion

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
11:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

George Gross, Community Owned Solar Cooperative
Dotty Kyle, Mad River Community Solar Farm
Ben Marks, ACORN Energy Co-op
10:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

James Matteau, Citizen
10:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:50 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Mark Whitworth, Legislative Outreach, Energize Vermont
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources Recommended Changes to S.230 Walk-Through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10 minutes after Floor

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion

Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources

Friday, April 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Stephen Ambrose, Consultant, SE Ambrose & Associates, ME
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Matt Parisi
1:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Martha Staskus, Vice President, VERA Renewables
Melodie McLane, Resident, Fairfax
1:50 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Sen. Brian Campion

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion


10:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Walk-through continued

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
Deborah Markowitz, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
2:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Continued Discussion and Possible Vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
Robert Dostis, Co-Chair, Green Mountain Power
5:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Noelle McKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development
Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Public Service Department
Anne Margolis, Renewable Energy Development Manager, Department of Public Service
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
6:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Vote



Friday, April 22, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects



Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Discuss amendments

Robert Dostis, Co-Chair, Green Mountain Power

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Amendments

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Paul Lefebvre
Rep. Christopher Pearson,
Rep. James Masland
Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion and Review of House Proposal of Amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Kesha K. Ram
3:15 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Rep. Kesha K. Ram
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board

Friday, April 29, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tom Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
Mark Whitworth, Legislative Outreach, Energize Vermont
Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
Rep. Marianna Gamache, Bill Sponsor

Monday, May 2, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
12:15 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Room 10

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Draft 3.1

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
5:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Joint Meeting with Senate Finance on Finance Proposal of Amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Robert Starr
6:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Sen. Kevin Mullin
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Warren Coleman, General Counsel, MMRVT
Sen. Robert Starr

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
11:15 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Robert Starr
Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
5:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
5:45 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion



Friday, May 6, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:45 AM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee Discussion


1:20 PM

S.230 - An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Committee of Conference - Room 44



An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Margaret Cheney, Public Service Board
  • Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Public Service Department
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephen Ambrose, Consultant, SE Ambrose & Associates, ME
  • John Brabant, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Sen. Brian Campion
  • Margaret Cheney, Public Service Board
  • Chris Cochran, Director, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
  • Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Public Service Department
  • Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Robert Dostis, Co-Chair, Green Mountain Power
  • Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • George Gross, Community Owned Solar Cooperative
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
  • Dotty Kyle, Mad River Community Solar Farm
  • Rep. Paul Lefebvre
  • Adam Lougee, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
  • Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Anne Margolis, Manager, Department of Public Service
  • Anne Margolis, Renewable Energy Development Manager, Department of Public Service
  • Deborah Markowitz, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Ben Marks, ACORN Energy Co-op
  • Rep. James Masland
  • James Matteau, Citizen
  • Noelle McKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development
  • Melodie McLane, Resident, Fairfax
  • Matt Parisi
  • Rep. Christopher Pearson,
  • Chris Recchia, Commissioner, Public Service Department
  • Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Martha Staskus, Vice President, VERA Renewables
  • James Sullivan, Executive Director, Bennington County Regional Planning Commission
  • Mark Whitworth, Legislative Outreach, Energize Vermont
Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
  • Sen. John Rodgers
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
  • Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
  • Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Tom Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
  • Karen Richard, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Colchester Town Clerk's Office
  • Sen. John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Sen. Robert Starr
  • Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Sam Swanson, Pace Climate and Energy Center
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bob Amelang
  • Sen. Tim Ashe
  • Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, Vermont Power Producer Supply Authority
  • Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority
  • Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
  • Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, New England Cable and Telecommunications Association
  • Ansley Bloomer, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • Mary Boyer, Selectboard, Windham
  • John Brabant, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Senator, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
  • Jared Cadwell, President VLCT and Fayston Selectboard
  • Margaret Cheney, Public Service Board
  • Don Chioffi, Member of Selectboard, Rutland Town
  • Joel Clark, Selectboard Member, Swanton
  • Andrea Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Andrea Cohen, Manager Government Affairs & Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, MMRVT
  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon Wireless
  • Geoff Commons, Director of the Public Advocacy Division, Department of Public Service
  • Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Jonathan Copans, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Department
  • Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Public Service Department
  • Joel Cope, Town Administrator, Brighton
  • Billy Coster, Director of Planning, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Billy Coster, Policy and Planning Analysis, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Steve Crowley, Sierra Club Vermont
  • Alexander DePillis, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, North west Regional Planning Commission
  • Robert Dostis, Co-Chair, Green Mountain Power
  • Brian Dubie, Former Lt Governor
  • James Dumont, Attorney
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
  • Gregg Faber, Utilities Analyst, Public Service Board
  • Chad Farrell, Encore Redevelopment
  • Brian Fecher, Selectboard Member, Irasburg
  • Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
  • Rep. Marianna Gamache, Bill Sponsor
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • Jon Groveman, Chair, Natural Resources Board
  • Geoff Hand, Attorney, Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand
  • Jamieson Heins, Planning Commission, Shelburne
  • Cindy Hill, Attorney
  • Russ Hodgkins, Town Administrator, Westminster
  • Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
  • Tom Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
  • Larry Labor, Selectboard, Morgan
  • Christine Lang, Swanton
  • Adam Lougee, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
  • Ben Luce, Professor, Lyndon State College
  • Anne Margolis, Department of Public Service
  • Jake Marren, Staff Attorney, Public Service Board
  • Stephen Marx, Selectboard Member, Strafford
  • Lisa Morris, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Sen. Kevin Mullin
  • Sharon Murray, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Ken Nolan, Chief Operating Officer, Burlington Electric Department
  • Rep. Kesha K. Ram
  • Chris Recchia, Commissioner, Public Service Department
  • Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
  • Sen. John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Annette Smith, Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Stephanie Smith, Chief Policy Enforcement Officer, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Sen. Robert Starr
  • James Sullivan, Executive Director, Bennington County Regional Planning Commission
  • Sam Swanson
  • Chris Violette, Zoning Administrator and Fire Chief, Barre Town
  • Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
  • Thomas Weiss, Citizen, Montpelier
  • Mark Whitworth, Legislative Outreach, Energize Vermont
  • Jeffrey Wright, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Michael Zahner, Consultant

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No fiscal documents found for S.230 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

Act

No act information found for S.230 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

Staff & Other Information

Staff
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel
Notes
Includes subject matter related to H.558, H.596, H.597, H.598, H.599, H.660, H.822, S.191, S.204, S.205, S.226; see S.260

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