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  • Rep. Maida Townsend, Chair
  • Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted
  • Rep. Dennis J. Devereux
  • Rep. John Gannon
  • Rep. Marcia Gardner
  • Rep. Robert LaClair
  • Rep. Patti J. Lewis
  • Rep. Tristan Toleno
  • Rep. Cynthia Weed

House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017

Last Updated 4/21/2017 4:38 PM

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

8:45 AM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C - VOTE

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM          H. 522 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Rep. Kurt Wright

Eileen Blackwood, Attorney, City Of Burlington

 

9:30 AM          H. 529 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre

VOTE

Rep. Paul N. Poirier

Carol Dawes, City Clerk, Barre City

 

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:15 PM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sec. B-REDI

Rep. Laura Sibilia

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

2:30 PM          S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

Contracts

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

 

2:45 PM          S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

B-REDI

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM          H. 536 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Colchester

Rep. Maureen Dakin

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8:30 AM          S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

VOTE

Sen. Jeanette K. White

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

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

Section B REDI - VOTE

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM          H. 534 - An act relating to approval of the adoption and codification of the charter of the Town of Calais

Rep. Janet Ancel

Denise Wheeler, President, Calais Selectboard

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 527 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of East Montpelier and to the merger of the Town and the East Montpelier Fire District No. 1

VOTE

Bruce Johnson, Town Administrator, East Montpelier

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Seth Gardner, Dairy farmer, East Montpelier Selectboard

 

9:15 AM          H. 524 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Hartford

VOTE

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM          S. 131 - An act relating to State’s Attorneys and sheriffs

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

John Campbell, Executive  Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Michael Clasen, Deputy State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, J.D., Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services

Annie Noonan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs Association

 

11:00 AM          H. 241 - An act relating to the charter of the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District

VOTE

Joe Sinagra, Executive Director, Myers Waste and Recycle

Paul Gillies, Attorney, Association of Solid Waste Management

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Jon Skates, Assistant General Manager, Casella Waste Management

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

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

4:00 PM          Professional Regulation of Medical Assistants

Discussion

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

Gabriel Gilman, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

8:30 AM          S. 131 - An act relating to State’s Attorneys and sheriffs

Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

Michael Clasen, Deputy State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Annie Noonan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs Association

John Berard, Director, Labor Relations, Department of Human Resources

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 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

 Denise Diehl at 802-828-2267 or ddiehl@leg.state.vt.us