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  • Rep. Helen Head, Chair
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie
  • Rep. Rachael Fields
  • Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Ranking Member
  • Rep. James Harrison
  • Rep. Mary E. Howard, Clerk
  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann
  • Rep. Brian Smith
  • Rep. Vicki Strong
  • Rep. Tommy Walz

House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017

Last Updated 4/21/2017 2:00 PM

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 525 - An act relating to the Department of Liquor Control and the State Lottery

Committee will consider amendments.

Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor

Rep. Janet Ancel, Sponsor

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM          House Floor and Caucuses

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:15 PM          Committee Work

Review of previous week's testimony.

 

-          H. 333 - An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

Discussion and markup

Brenda Churchill, Self-Advocate, Bakersfield

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Andrew Winter, Executive Director, Twin Pines Housing Trust

Stephanie Lane, Executive  Director, Shires Housing - Phone

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

 

3:30 PM          H. 333 - An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

Discussion and possible vote.

Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9:00 AM          Housing

Housing and related items.

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

Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

9:30 AM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM          H. 333 - An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

Possible vote.

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:45 AM          Housing

Housing and bonding.

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor          H. 238 - An act relating to modernizing and reorganizing Title 7

Update on Senate action.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

10:30 AM          Committee Discussion

Housing related items.

 

10:45 AM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Consideration of the "H" sections of the bill.

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

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor          H. 136 - An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees

Consider Senate action on the bill.

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          H. 238 - An act relating to modernizing and reorganizing Title 7

Update on the bill's progress.

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

5:00 PM          Adjourn

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 333 - An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

Possible amendment.

Rep. Vicki Strong, Sponsor

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

1:30 PM          Housing

Homelessness among veterans.

Bob Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs

 

-          H. 3 - An act relating to burial depth in cemeteries

Consideration of Senate action.

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          H. 136 - An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees

Consideration of Senate action.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 1 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.

 

For the health and consideration of members of the committee and others, please use unscented body and cosmetic products and refrain from using perfume, or cologne.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild at 802-828-3559 or rwild@leg.state.vt.us