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  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Chair
  • Sen. Brian Campion, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Mark A. MacDonald
  • Sen. John Rodgers
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson

Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 4/28/2017 1:30 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Convenes

 

10:30 AM          S. 100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

Craig  Peltier, Director of Asset Management and Project Design, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

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

 

11:25 AM          Break

 

11:30 AM          Committee discussion of post-crossover priorities

 

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8:30 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Sections 1, 5 and 6

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

 

9:15 AM          S. 118 - An act relating to making building energy performance visible

Introduction of Bill

Sen. Christopher Bray, Sponsor of Bill

 

9:30 AM          S. 118 - An act relating to making building energy performance visible

Richard Faesy, Member, Energy Futures Group, Inc.

Isaac Chavez, CEO, Vermont Association of Realtors

Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

 

10:05 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Section 5

Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

 

10:35 AM          S. 118 - An act relating to making building energy performance visible

Walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

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

 

11:30 AM          S. 43 - An act relating to establishing a regenerative soils program

AAFM Soils Program

Jim Leland, Director, Agriculture Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Ryan Patch, Senior Agriculture Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

11:40 AM          S. 66 - An act relating to a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation, heating, and other energy use

Introduction of Bill

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor of Bill

 

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:00 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill, Net-Metering Provisions

Discussion of Order and Rule

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA

Andrea Cohen, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Mike Bursell, Chief Financial Officer/CFO, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Robert Dostis, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations, Green Mountain Power

Doug Smith, Power Planner, Green Mountain Power

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop

 

10:05 AM          Break

 

10:30 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill, Net-Metering Provisions

Continued

 

11:00 AM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section B.1

Sen. Kevin Mullin, Bill Sponsor

 

11:30 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Sections 1, 5 and 6

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

11:35 AM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section B.1

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

11:45 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

12:00 PM          Adjourn

 

4:00 PM          Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

8:30 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Sen. Robert Starr, Sponsor of Bill

 

9:20 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Joe Chouquette, Lobbyist, Regional Development Corp

 

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

 

10:00 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill, Net-Metering Provisions

Olivia Campbell Anderson, Executive  Director, Renewable Energy Vermont

 

10:35 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill, Net-Meterign Provisions

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service

 

11:00 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill, Net-Meterign Provisions

Discussion of Order and Rule

Sarah  Hofmann, Board Member, Public Service Board

Jake Marren, Staff Attorney, Public Service Board

 

11:30 AM          Senate Convenes

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Heather Calderwood at 802-828-2352 or hcalderwood@leg.state.vt.us