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  • Rep. William Botzow, Chair
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Robert Frenier
  • Rep. Matthew Hill, Clerk
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  • Rep. Patricia McCoy
  • Rep. Linda K. Myers
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier
  • Rep. Valerie A. Stuart
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan

House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/22/2017 4:29 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

-          Economic Development Bills in Committee

 

9:00 AM          H. 398 - An act relating to implementing the Climate Economy Business Accelerator Program

Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Brattleboro

Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

9:10 AM          H. 452 - An act relating to establishing the Pathways to Prosperity

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor

 

9:20 AM          H. 453 - An act relating to creating Start Up Vermont

 

9:30 AM          H. 454 - An act relating to the Zero Waste Economy Study Committee

Rep. Brian Cina, Burlington

 

9:40 AM          H. 459 - An act relating to rural economic development infrastructure districts

 

9:50 AM          H. 480 - An act relating to creating an opportunity economy for all Vermonters

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Burlington

 

10:00 AM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          TBA

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM          Independent Contractor Bill DR 17-1183

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

-          Consumer Protection Bills in Committee

 

9:00 AM          H. 112 - An act relating to automobile advertising

Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, House Committee On Government Operations

 

9:15 AM          H. 180 - An act relating to warranty obligations for motorboat and personal watercraft dealers

Rep. Robert Helm, Fair Haven

Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Leonine Public Affairs

 

9:30 AM          H. 288 - An act relating to prohibiting the retention of any payment due and owing a material supplier for a construction project

Bill Smith, Lobbyist, Vermont Retail Lumber Dealers Association

 

9:45 AM          H. 286 - An act relating to automatic renewal provisions in consumer contracts

Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Burlington

 

10:00 AM          H. 405 - An act relating to fantasy sports contests

Chris Rice, Lobbyist

 

10:15 AM          H. 390 - An act relating to consumer protections for susceptible persons

Thomas Burditt, House Committee on Judiciary

 

10:30 AM          Break

 

10:45 AM          H. 432 - An act relating to the use of credit information for personal insurance

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

11:00 AM          H. 47 - An act relating to requiring telemarketers to provide accurate caller identification information

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Brattleboro

 

11:10 AM          H. 467 - An act relating to the regulation of data brokers

Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

11:25 AM          H. 482 - An act relating to consumer protection

Wendy Morgan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Jean Murray, Vermont Legal Aid

 

-          Insurance Bills in Committee

 

11:40 AM          H. 195 - An act relating to cooperative insurance companies, group life insurance, and medical examiner liability

Rep. William Botzow, Pownal

 

11:50 AM          H. 202 - An act relating to portable electronics insurance

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Asurion, Inc.

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Research updates and committee discussion

Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

-          Insurance Bills in Committee Continued

 

9:00 AM          H. 374 - An act relating to reducing the cost of workers’ compensation in high-risk occupations and industries

Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

9:10 AM          H. 461 - An act relating to workers’ compensation

Rep. Matthew Hill, Johnson

 

9:20 AM          S. 56 - An act relating to life insurance policies and the Vermont Uniform Securities Act

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          Independent Contractor Bills DR 17-1183

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          Independent Contractor Bill DR 17-1183

 

4:00 PM          Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

6:30 PM          Independent Contractor Bill DR 17-1183

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:00 AM          Committee Discussion

Economic Development, Consumer Protection and Insurance bills in Committee

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Committee mark-up and possible vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          Independent Contractor Bill DR 17-1183

Committee discussion and mark-up, possible vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

5:00 PM          Committee Adjourns

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Liz Raddock at 802-828-2255 or lraddock@leg.state.vt.us

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