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  • Rep. William Botzow, Chair
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Robert Frenier
  • Rep. Matthew Hill, Clerk
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell
  • Rep. Patricia McCoy
  • Rep. Linda K. Myers
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier
  • Rep. Valerie A. Stuart
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan

House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017

Last Updated 4/21/2017 2:26 PM

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 72 - An act relating to requiring telemarketers to provide accurate caller identification information

Section 2, Data Brokers

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matt Mincieli, Executive Director, Northeast Region, Technet

Christopher Oswald, Vice President of Advocacy, Data and Marketing Association

Kevin Callahan, Director, State Government Affairs, Northeast, Computing Technology Industry Association

Kia Floyd, Director, State Government Affairs, Relx Inc.

 

10:00 AM          House Floor, Caucuses

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          S. 72 - An act relating to requiring telemarketers to provide accurate caller identification information

Emily Kisicki, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

1:45 PM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Sections 1, Rural Economic Development Team; Section 4, Development Cabinet; Section 5, Energy Efficiency

Sen. Brian Collamore

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

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

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

James Stewart, Executive  Director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Sections 1-14

Rep. Mark Higley, House Committee On Government Operations

Bart Frisbie, Sterling Homes, Homebuilders and Remodelers Association

Casey Burton, Corporate Counsel, Match Group (9:30 AM) - Phone

Dustin Brighton, Vice President, State Government Affairs, Internet Assocation

Phil Keller, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation

Frank O'Brien, Vice President, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mitchell Jay, President, Midstate Dodge Chrysler Hyundai

Marilyn Miller, Executive Director, Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association

Grace Pazdan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Jessica Osky, Lobbyist, Association of Vermont Credit Unions

David Dickerson, National Marine Manufacturers Association

William Higgins, Public Policy Manager, Marine Retailers Association of America - Phone

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

12:45 PM          H. 182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

Amendments

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Steve Knudson, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, MMRVT

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          S. 136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Witnesses continued

Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, MMRVT

Bill Smith, Lobbyist, Vermont Retail Lumber Dealers Association

Tess Kennedy, Lobbyist, Associated General Contractors

Jean Murray, Vermont Legal Aid

Jessica Osky, Lobbyist, Association of Vermont Credit Unions

Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, JBKennedy Associates

 

6:00 PM          S. 136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Committee discussion and possible vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, MMRVT

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

Sections J1-3

 

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

David White, President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.

Walter Martone, Selectboard Member, Springfield

Paul Monette, Mayor, Newport City

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst: Revenue & Tax, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section E1 and E2

Michael Harrington, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor

Jessica Gingras, Legal Liaison, Department of Labor

Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Ph.D., Agency of Education

 

3:20 PM          S. 136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

 

3:45 PM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sections H1-H10; Section B1; Sections C1 & C2; Sections F1 & H1

Rep. Maida Townsend, House Committee On Government Operations

Rep. Stephen Carr, House Committee on Energy and Technology

Tim Leuders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer

Rep. Helen Head, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs

 

6:00 PM          S. 136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Discussion and vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris Rice, Lobbyist

Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

 

7:20 PM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee discussion

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Burlington

Rep. Charles Kimbell

Rep. Michael Marcotte, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

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

Committee Discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

Financial Literacy and Capability discussion and recommendations with Beth Pearce and members of the Financial Literacy Commission, 12 noon, Room 11, State House

 

1:45 PM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion and Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jessica Gingras, Legislative Liason, Department of Labor

Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Ph.D., Agency of Education

Tom Yaneral, Town Manager, Springfield

 

3:00 PM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Tricia Coates, Director of External & Governmental Affairs, Vermont State Colleges

Wendy Koenig, Federal Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont

 

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

 Liz Raddock at 802-828-2255 or lraddock@leg.state.vt.us