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  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Chair
  • Rep. Sandy Haas, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Francis McFaun, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Marianna Gamache
  • Rep. Brian Keefe
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes
  • Rep. Oliver Olsen
  • Rep. Carl Rosenquist
  • Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano
  • Rep. Theresa Wood, Clerk

House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017

Last Updated 4/24/2017 9:34 AM

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

10:30 AM          Caucuses

 

11:40 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Governor's Proclamation on Advance Directives

Governor's Ceremonial Office

 

 

1:30 PM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Committee Discussion

Jason Steele, Office of Legislative Council

Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association

Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

2:40 PM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Bernard Barriere, President and Chief Technical Officer, Vermont Green Grow

Peter Burcat, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Green Grow

Jack Tomarchio, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Vermont Green Grow

 

3:10 PM          Break

 

3:30 PM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Ronald, Patient

Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association

Jason Steele, Office of Legislative Council

Mack Jones, Office of Legislative Council

Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Walk-through of Senate Amendment

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Jacob Speidel, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

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

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation

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

 

10:30 AM          Break

 

10:45 AM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mike, Patient

Nancy, Patient - Phone

Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor          S. 133 - An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination

Committee Discussion

Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners

Susan Aranoff, Vermont Development Disabilities Council

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:30 AM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Sandra Steingard, M.D., Medical Director, HowardCenter - Phone

Jessa Barnard, General Counsel and Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society

 

9:00 AM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance

Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics

 

10:15 AM          Break

 

10:50 AM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Ernie Patient - Phone

Karen Patient - Phone

Tim Trevithick, Student Assistance Program, SAM-VT - Phone

Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.

 

11:30 AM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mack Jones, Office of Legislative Council

John Hollar, Lobbyist, Brandon Dispensary

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

8:30 AM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Major Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Vermont State Police

 

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

after floor adjourns & lunch          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark-Up

Simha Ravven, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine - Phone

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.

Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics

 

3:00 PM          Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 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

 Julie Tucker 828-2265 or jtucker@leg.state.vt.us