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  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
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  • Sen. Dustin Degree

Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017

Last Updated 4/21/2017 3:18 PM

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

1:15 PM          S. 147 - An act relating to privacy and data security rules applicable to telecommunications service providers, including Internet service providers

Lisa Thorne, Director of Government Relations, Verizon

 

1:30 PM          S. 147 - An act relating to privacy and data security rules applicable to telecommunications service providers, including Internet service providers

Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Public Service Department

 

1:45 PM          Unclaimed Beverage Container Deposits

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

 

2:30 PM          Unclaimed Beverage Container Deposits

Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, MMRVT

 

2:45 PM          Break

 

3:00 PM          H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

3:15 PM          H. 386 - An act relating to home health agency provider taxes

Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Bayada Home Health

 

4:00 PM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Walk-Through / Introduction

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Bill Duchac, Manager of Insurance, Vermont Risk Management

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

10:30 AM          Committee Discussion

 

10:45 AM          H. 347 - An act relating to the State Telecommunications Plan

Possible Vote

 

1:00 PM          S. 76 - An act relating to property tax appeals

Douglas Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

 

1:30 PM          S. 76 - An act relating to property tax appeals

Kevin Dorn, Town Manager, South Burlington

 

2:00 PM          S. 76 - An act relating to property tax appeals

Michael Monte, Attorney, Monte & Monte

 

2:15 PM          S. 76 - An act relating to property tax appeals

Committee Discussion

 

2:30 PM          Break

 

3:00 PM          H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Patricia Bisson, Tax Accountant, VT Tax Commissioner's Tax Technical Working Group

 

3:15 PM          H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Rick Wolfish, Partner, Gallagher, Flynn & Company LLP

 

3:30 PM          H. 238 - An act relating to modernizing and reorganizing Title 7

Introduction

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Washington-Chittenden

Sen. Alison Clarkson

 

3:45 PM          H. 238 - An act relating to modernizing and reorganizing Title 7

Walk-Through / Committee Discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:00 PM          H. 143 - An act relating to automobile insurance requirements and transportation network companies

Walk-Through / Committee Discussion

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Charles Kimbell

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1:00 PM          S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:15 PM          S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

Tim Piper, President, Vermont Inn and Bed & Breakfast Association

 

1:30 PM          S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

 

1:40 PM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Rep. Paul N. Poirier, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

1:45 PM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Sonny Provetto, Social Worker, Vermont State Police

Michael O'Neil, President, Vermont Troopers Association

 

2:15 PM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Bradley R. Reed, President, Professional Firefighters of Vermont

 

2:30 PM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Laura Backus Hall, State Relations Executive, National Council on Compensation Insurance

 

2:45 AM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Suzy Gulliver, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

3:00 PM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor

 

3:10 PM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association

 

3:20 PM          S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

Ronda Berns, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

 

3:30 PM          Committee Discussion

 

3:45 PM          Break

 

4:00 PM          Break Open Tickets

Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

4:30 PM          H. 50 - An act relating to the telecommunications siting law

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

 

4:45 PM          H. 50 - An act relating to the telecommunications siting law

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, A T & T

 

5:00 PM          H. 50 - An act relating to the telecommunications siting law

Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Verizon

 

5:15 PM          H. 50 - An act relating to the telecommunications siting law

Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Public Service Department

 

5:30 PM          Equitable Provider Reimbursement Update

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Marisa Melamed, Health Policy Analyst, Green Mountain Care Board

 

5:45 PM          Equitable Provider Reimbursement Update

Amy Cooper, Executive Director, Healthfirst, Inc.

 

6:00 PM          Equitable Provider Reimbursement Update

TBA

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

11:00 AM          H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Committee Discussion

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:20 AM          H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes

 

11:45 AM          H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Douglas Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:30 PM          H. 386 - An act relating to home health agency provider taxes

Committee Discussion

 

1:45 PM          H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Committee Discussion

 

2:30 PM          H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Committee discussion

 

3:20 PM          H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

 

3:45 PM          H. 50 - An act relating to the telecommunications siting law

Possible vote

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Andrew Grenier at 802-828-2253 or agrenier@leg.state.vt.us