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S.34 (Act 77)

An act relating to rural economic development

Sen. Michael Sirotkin , Sen. Tim Ashe, Sen. Kevin Mullin, Sen. Christopher A. Pearson
6/12/2017 - Signed by Governor on 6/12/17
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Senate 6/12/2017 - Signed by Governor on 6/12/17
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An act relating to rural economic development

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to rural economic development

Committee Meetings

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

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Friday, February 17, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
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S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
-

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Lars Hasselblad Torres, Executive Director, Generator
10:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
-

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tim Smith, Executive Director, Franklin County industrial Development Corporation

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

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

Friday, March 3, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

John Ryan, VT Agriculture Development Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Chelsea Lewis, Business Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
9:45 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
10:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Friday, March 17, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:30 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Walk-Through

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sections 1, 5 and 6

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:05 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Section 5

Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Introduction

Sen. Anthony Pollina
Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture
Sen. Brian Collamore, '
2:00 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
2:30 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Chelsea Lewis, Business Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
2:45 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Public Service Department - TBA


3:00 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
3:15 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:15 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sections 1, 5 and 6

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
11:45 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:15 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
4:30 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
4:45 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
5:00 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee Discussion / Possible Vote



Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sen. Robert Starr, Sponsor of Bill
9:20 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Joe Chouquette, Lobbyist, Regional Development Corp

Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:15 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sen. Anthony Pollina
Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:45 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
Douglas Elliott, Permitting Section Chief, Anaerobic Digesters

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:45 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Walk-through of Bill and testimony

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:30 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sen. Tim Ashe, Senate
Kevin Gaffney, Director of Rates & Forms, Department of Financial Regulation

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development



Thursday, April 6, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
15 minutes after Floor

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sen. Brian Collamore, '
Sen. Anthony Pollina
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Friday, April 7, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
10:45 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Milk Commission

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
2:30 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Bob Wellington, Senior Vice-President, Agri-Mark
Erik Rasmussen, Market Administrator, Federal Milk Order One
John Vetne, Attorney
Dan Smith, Consultant, Dairy Issues
Leon Berthiaume, General Manager, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
10:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, April 14, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
1:15 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:30 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Bruce Limlaw, Limlaw Pulpwood
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
3:00 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
1:45 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sections 1, Rural Economic Development Team; Section 4, Development Cabinet; Section 5, Energy Efficiency

Sen. Brian Collamore
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
James Stewart, Executive Director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation
Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
10:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Invited

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 min after Floor

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sec.5

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, 3-M

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
10:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dan Potter, Energy Policy and Program Analyst, Department of Public Service
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
15 min after Floor

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Discussion and Vote on Final Proposed Amendment

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
Dan Potter, Energy Policy and Program Analyst, Department of Public Service

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
15 minutes after Floor

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
3:15 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge
Rep. Stephen Carr
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:45 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:15 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Friday, April 28, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
1:50 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee Discussion and vote

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

Monday, May 1, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
3:00 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Rep. Valerie A. Stuart, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Rep. William Botzow, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Rep. Richard Lawrence, Reporter

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

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Rep. Diane Lanpher, Vergennes

An act relating to rural economic development

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • Leon Berthiaume, General Manager, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery
  • Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Sen. Brian Collamore, '
  • Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Bruce Limlaw, Limlaw Pulpwood
  • Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
  • Erik Rasmussen, Market Administrator, Federal Milk Order One
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Dan Smith, Consultant, Dairy Issues
  • Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • John Vetne, Attorney
  • Bob Wellington, Senior Vice-President, Agri-Mark
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. William Botzow, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rep. Richard Lawrence, Reporter
  • Rep. Valerie A. Stuart, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Rep. Stephen Carr
  • Sen. Brian Collamore
  • Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Rep. Diane Lanpher, Vergennes
  • Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • James Stewart, Executive Director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation
  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
House Committee on Energy and Technology
  • Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, 3-M
  • Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dan Potter, Energy Policy and Program Analyst, Department of Public Service
  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Chelsea Lewis, Business Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Ryan, VT Agriculture Development Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Tim Smith, Executive Director, Franklin County industrial Development Corporation
  • David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
  • Lars Hasselblad Torres, Executive Director, Generator
  • Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Sen. Tim Ashe, Senate
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Sen. Brian Collamore, '
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Douglas Elliott, Permitting Section Chief, Anaerobic Digesters
  • Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Kevin Gaffney, Director of Rates & Forms, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Chelsea Lewis, Business Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Joe Chouquette, Lobbyist, Regional Development Corp
  • Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
  • Sen. Robert Starr, Sponsor of Bill
  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

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An act relating to rural economic development

Statutes Affected

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel

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