115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
Tel: (802) 828-2228
Statehouse Seal
STATE OF VERMONT
House of Representatives
  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair
  • Rep. Samuel Young, Vice Chair
  • Rep. William Canfield, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Fred Baser
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning
  • Rep. James Condon
  • Rep. Johannah Donovan
  • Rep. Gabrielle Lucke, Clerk
  • Rep. James Masland
  • Rep. George W. Till
  • Rep. Kurt Wright

House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/24/2017 12:06 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:00 AM          17-1074 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

AGI

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Jake Feldman, Department of Taxes

Rick Wolfish, Partner, Gallagher, Flynn & Company LLP - Phone

 

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM          H. 213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Committee Discussion and potential vote

Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Burlington - Invited

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:45 PM          H. 111 - An act relating to vital records

Committee discussion and potential vote

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8:45 AM          H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Emily Simmonds, Attorney, Vermont School Boards Association

Peter Griffin, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

1:00 PM          H. 213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

1:15 PM          H. 39 - An act relating to the threshold for operational stormwater permits

David L. Deen, Sponsor

 

1:30 PM          H. 92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

David L. Deen, Sponsor

 

3:00 PM          H. 111 - An act relating to vital records

Committee discussion and potential vote

Stacy Jewell, Town Clerk, St. Johnsbury

 

3:30 PM          H. 130 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Hartford

Committee discussion and potential vote

 

4:00 PM          17-0889 - An act relating to Judiciary fees

Committee discussion and potential vote

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

8:45 AM          17-1074 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst: Revenue & Tax, Joint Fiscal Office

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Parker Riehle, Executive Director, Vermont Ski Areas Association

Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

 

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

10:45 AM          H. 386 - An act relating to home health agency provider taxes

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:15 AM          H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Committee Discussion

Rep. David Sharpe, House Committee on Education

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          H. 92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

Committee discussion and potential vote

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

1:30 PM          H. 39 - An act relating to the threshold for operational stormwater permits

Committee Discussion and potential vote

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

2:00 PM          H. 92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:15 PM          17-1074 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM          H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Peter Griffin, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM          H. 85 - An act relating to captive insurance companies

Committee discussion

 

4:00 PM          Judicial Retention

Joint Session

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

8:45 AM          H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Committee discussion and vote

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

9:30 AM          17-1074 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Committee vote

Peter Griffin, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM          H. 85 - An act relating to captive insurance companies

Committee vote

Peter Griffin, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, MMRVT

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email testimony documents to Sorsha Anderson at sanderson@leg.state.vt.us before your scheduled meeting date. Hardcopies are not needed.  With few exceptions, any documents you present as testimony or submit to the committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.