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Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/22/2017 3:59 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          Post-crossover Committee Priorities Discussion

 

 

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

Sponsor bill introduction

Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

 

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, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Ryan Patch, 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

Sponsor Bill Introduction

 Virginia "Ginny" Lyons

 

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

Discussion of Order and Rule

 

10:15 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

 

11:10 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Sections 1, 5, and 6

Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

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

 

11:45 AM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sections B.1

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

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

Committee Discussion, Straw Poll, and Possible Amendment

 

9:00 AM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion, Straw Poll, and Possible Amendment

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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