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  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Vice Chair
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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 4/13/2017 10:04 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

After the floor          S. 88 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

Proposed amendment

John Hollar, Lobbyist, Coalition for Tobacco Free Kids

 

-          S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

 Virginia "Ginny" Lyons

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

 

-          H. 201 - An act relating to length of stay at designated shelters

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

-          H. 265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wendy Morgan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 103 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous materials

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

Lauren Hierl, Political Director, Vermont Conservation Voters

Nick Sherman, Lobbyist, Leonine Public Affairs

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

 

10:20 AM          S. 88 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

Sen. Debbie Ingram

 

10:30 AM          Vermont Department of Health

Introduction to new Commissioner

Mark Levine, Commissioner, M.D., Vermont Department of Health

 

11:00 AM          Licensed dental practice  - “dental therapist”

Progress Report

Dr. Ellen Grimes, M.D., Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College - Phone

 

11:30 AM          Committee Discussion

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:00 AM          Voices for Vermont's Children

Michelle Fay, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children

Sarah Teel, Research Director, Voices for Vermont's Children

 

10:00 AM          H. 201 - An act relating to length of stay at designated shelters

Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Bethany Pombar, Director, Vermont Coalition for Homeless and Runaway Youth

 

11:00 AM          S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

Rep. Adam Greshin

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sen. Michael Sirotkin

 

11:45 AM          Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

Assign reporters to all 2017 confirmations

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

8:30 AM          Meeting with the Governor

 

9:30 AM          H. 265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Including language from H. 283

Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Angela Smith-Dieng, Director of State Unit of Aging, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeffrey Hess

Jacob Speidel, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Jill Randall, Helpline and Medicare Advocacy Services Director, Legal Services for the Elderly

Sally Wagley, Maine Elder Law Attorney, Levey, Wagley & Putman, P.A.

Gini Milkey, Director, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)

Jamie Renner, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Vermont Attorney General

 

11:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Chrissy Gilhuly 828-2299 or cgilhuly@leg.state.vt.us