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S.135 (Act 69)

An act relating to promoting economic development

Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
6/8/2017 - Signed by Governor on 6/8/17
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Senate 6/8/2017 - Signed by Governor on 6/8/17
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An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to promoting economic development

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Draft 3.1

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section A

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Friday, February 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:59 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sections C.6 , C.7, and E

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
- after floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.3 ~~ Aviation Sales Tax Exemption

Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Bill Hanf, Green Mountain Avionics
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
11:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section J

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Walk thru of Section K

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section K

Jan Demers, Executive Director, CVOEO
Steve Geller, Executive Director, SEVCA
Jasmine Walker, Walker Tutoring Services
Tom Donahue, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action in Southwestern Vermont (BROC)
10:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H - public retirement

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.5 - Energy Efficient Appliance Sales Tax

Eileen Simollardes, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
Neale Lunderville, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

"Canadian Initiative"

Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Gail Stevenson, VQEI Coordinator, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
9:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
10:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Linda Rossi, State Director, VT Small Business Development Center
10:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.5 (Energy Efficient Appliance Sales Tax)

Bob Bouchard, Bouchard Pierce, Essex Junction
Rusty Pelkey, Superstore
11:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section D

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
11:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.3

Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes

Friday, March 3, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Angel Tax Credit

Kenneth Merritt, Managing Director, North Country Angels
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section D

Charles Storrow, AT&T
Warren Coleman, Verizon

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section D.1

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
-after floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Draft 9.1

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
5:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Draft 10.1

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Bob Flint, Chair, Springfield Regional Development Corporation
11:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.5 Markup & Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
June Tierney, Commissioner, Public Service Department

Friday, March 17, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 17, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:15 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Walk-Through

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion / Walk-Through

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:05 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section B.1 Walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:55 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Kevin Mullin
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section B.1

Kevin Mullin, Bill Sponsor
11:35 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section B.1

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
-

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development



Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section B.1

Jon Groveman, Chair, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:20 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Draft 1.1

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee will be hearing testimony on housing.

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
Kathleen Berk, Director, Housing Program Administration, Vermont State Housing Authority

Friday, April 7, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
5 min after floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H.1 - H.6

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sarah Carpetner, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Diane Sherman, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, April 7, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
15 min. after Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
1:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Paul Conner, Director of Planning and Zoning, City of South Burlington

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Overview and Section A1 and A2

Kevin Mullin, Bill Sponsor
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
After the Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Amendments, Sections M1 - M7

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Liz Scharf, Savings and Credit Program Coordinator, Capstone Community Action
Sarah Phillips, Chief Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
Kate Larose, Director of Financial Futures, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Gillian Franks, Credit and Financial Coach, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)
Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
11:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Discussion.

Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
2:15 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C: Public Retirement Study Committee

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Bob Stevens, Vice President, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
Adam Grinold, Regional Development Corporations of Vermont
Ken Braverman, Partner, Snyder Homes
Elisabeth Kulas, Executive Director, Housing Trust of Rutland County
Brenda Torpy, CEO, Champlain Housing Trust

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section E.

Patricia Moulton, President, Vermont Technical College
11:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
8:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Walk-thru

Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Public Service Department
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
CJ Stumpf, Happy Feet Farm, Citizen Solutions Group
Paul Haskell, Board of Trustees, Vermont Futures, Citizens Solutions Group

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C

Tim Lueders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
11:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Testimony and Discussion

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

B1-Economic Development. REDI

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 14, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Introduction to further Committee Amendments

Rep. Charles Kimbell
Rep. Adam Greshin, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 14, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C - Public Retirement

Tim Leuders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer
Ten minutes after the Floor adjourns

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C: Public Retirement

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Tim Leuders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C - VOTE

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:15 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sec. B-REDI

Rep. Laura Sibilia
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:45 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

B-REDI

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
3:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sec. B.1

Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Paul Haskell, Board of Trustees, Vermont Futures, Citizens Solutions Group

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Andrew Winter, Executive Director, Twin Pines Housing Trust
Stephanie Lane, Executive Director, Shires Housing
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section B REDI - VOTE

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sections J1-3

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
David White, President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
Walter Martone, Selectboard Member, Springfield
Paul Monette, Mayor, Newport City
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst: Revenue & Tax, Joint Fiscal Office
After the Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section E1 and E2

Michael Harrington, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor
Jessica Gingras, Legal Liaison, Department of Labor
Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
3:45 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sections H1-H10; Section B1; Sections C1 & C2; Sections F1 & H1

Rep. Maida Townsend, House Committee On Government Operations
Rep. Stephen Carr, House Committee on Energy and Technology
Tim Leuders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer
Rep. Helen Head, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
7:20 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee discussion

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Burlington
Rep. Charles Kimbell
Rep. Michael Marcotte, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
10:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Consideration of the "H" sections of the bill.

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 21, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
After the Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion


1:45 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jessica Gingras, Legislative Liason, Department of Labor
Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
Tom Yennerell, Town Manager, Town of Springfield
3:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tricia Coates, Director of External & Governmental Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
Wendy Koenig, Federal Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H, Committee Amendments

Rep. David L. Deen
Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
After the Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H, Committee Amendments continued


2:20 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H, Committee Amendments continued

Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
Jonathan Wolff, Lobbyist, Vermont State Colleges
Robert Stirewalt, Director of Policy, Regulations and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
Rep. Michael Marcotte
Rep. Jean O'Sullivan
Rep. Paul N. Poirier
Rep. Patricia McCoy
Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
6:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:15 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development



Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David White, President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
After the Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

TIF districts

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
After the Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

TIFs

Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
Walter Martone, Selectboard Member, Springfield
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Friday, April 28, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:50 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 1, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Review Ways & Means Amendment

Rep. James Condon, House Ways & Means Committee
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Monday, May 1, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Rep. William Botzow, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Rep. James Condon, Reporter, House Ways & Means Committee

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development



Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
12:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Review Amendments and vote



Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

TIF language



An act relating to promoting economic development

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. William Botzow, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rep. James Condon, Reporter, House Ways & Means Committee
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Rep. Stephen Carr, House Committee on Energy and Technology
  • Tricia Coates, Director of External & Governmental Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Rep. James Condon, House Ways & Means Committee
  • Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Rep. David L. Deen
  • Gillian Franks, Credit and Financial Coach, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)
  • Jessica Gingras, Legal Liaison, Department of Labor
  • Jessica Gingras, Legislative Liason, Department of Labor
  • Rep. Adam Greshin, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Harrington, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Rep. Helen Head, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
  • Kate Larose, Director of Financial Futures, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tim Leuders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Walter Martone, Selectboard Member, Springfield
  • Rep. Patricia McCoy
  • Paul Monette, Mayor, Newport City
  • Kevin Mullin, Bill Sponsor
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Burlington
  • Sarah Phillips, Chief Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Liz Scharf, Savings and Credit Program Coordinator, Capstone Community Action
  • Robert Stirewalt, Director of Policy, Regulations and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst: Revenue & Tax, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Maida Townsend, House Committee On Government Operations
  • David White, President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
  • Jonathan Wolff, Lobbyist, Vermont State Colleges
  • Tom Yennerell, Town Manager, Town of Springfield
House Committee on Education
  • Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor
  • Patricia Moulton, President, Vermont Technical College
House Committee on Energy and Technology
  • Paul Haskell, Board of Trustees, Vermont Futures, Citizens Solutions Group
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Public Service Department
  • Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • CJ Stumpf, Happy Feet Farm, Citizen Solutions Group
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Kathleen Berk, Director, Housing Program Administration, Vermont State Housing Authority
  • Ken Braverman, Partner, Snyder Homes
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Paul Conner, Director of Planning and Zoning, City of South Burlington
  • Adam Grinold, Regional Development Corporations of Vermont
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Elisabeth Kulas, Executive Director, Housing Trust of Rutland County
  • Stephanie Lane, Executive Director, Shires Housing
  • Bob Stevens, Vice President, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
  • Brenda Torpy, CEO, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
  • Andrew Winter, Executive Director, Twin Pines Housing Trust
House Committee on Government Operations
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Tim Leuders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Tim Lueders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah Carpetner, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Diane Sherman, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Walter Martone, Selectboard Member, Springfield
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David White, President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kevin Mullin
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Bouchard, Bouchard Pierce, Essex Junction
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Warren Coleman, Verizon
  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Jan Demers, Executive Director, CVOEO
  • Tom Donahue, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action in Southwestern Vermont (BROC)
  • Bob Flint, Chair, Springfield Regional Development Corporation
  • Steve Geller, Executive Director, SEVCA
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bill Hanf, Green Mountain Avionics
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Neale Lunderville, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Kenneth Merritt, Managing Director, North Country Angels
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Rusty Pelkey, Superstore
  • Linda Rossi, State Director, VT Small Business Development Center
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Eileen Simollardes, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
  • Gail Stevenson, VQEI Coordinator, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Charles Storrow, AT&T
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Public Service Department
  • Jasmine Walker, Walker Tutoring Services
  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
  • Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jon Groveman, Chair, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Kevin Mullin, Bill Sponsor
  • Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

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Act


An act relating to promoting economic development

Statutes Affected

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
David Hall, Legislative Counsel
Notes
Includes subject matter from H.459 as introduced.

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