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  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Chair
  • Sen. Brian Collamore, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Claire Ayer
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Clerk
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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/23/2017 7:40 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1:15 PM          Committee Discussion

 

1:45 PM          J.R.S. 17 - Joint resolution rescinding the General Assembly’s request, contained in 2014 Acts and Resolves No. R-454, for Congress to convene a U.S. Constitutional Convention

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson

Sen. Joe Benning

 

2:25 PM          H. 42 - An act relating to appointing municipal clerks and treasurers and to municipal audit penalties

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Heather Shouldice, William Shouldice & Associates, VMCTA

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns

 

3:00 PM          15 Minute Break

 

3:30 PM          S. 91 - An act relating to ballot privacy folders

Sen. Kevin Mullin, Bill Sponsor

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

 

3:45 PM          S. 128 - An act relating to executive sessions under the Open Meeting Law

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

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1:00 PM          Senate Floor

 

2:30 PM          S. 126 - An act relating to tie votes in the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM          S. 111 - An act relating to privatization contracts

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michelle Anderson, Interim Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

4:00 PM          S. 120 - An act relating to limiting corporate campaign contributions

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Anthony Pollina

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

James Condos, Secretary of State

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

1:00 PM          Senate Floor

 

2:00 PM          S. 32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

Markup & Vote

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors

 

2:30 PM          S. 128 - An act relating to executive sessions under the Open Meeting Law

Markup & Vote

 

4:00 PM          Judicial Retention

Joint Assembly - held in House Chambers

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

11:30 PM          Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM          H. 379 - An act relating to providing an extension for the repeal of the Search and Rescue Council

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. John Gannon, Reporter

 

-          J.R.S. 17 - Joint resolution rescinding the General Assembly’s request, contained in 2014 Acts and Resolves No. R-454, for Congress to convene a U.S. Constitutional Convention

Markup & Vote

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen 828-2272 or cewen@leg.state.vt.us

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