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General Assembly

Standing Committee Meetings

Week of March 26, 2017 - April 1, 2017

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:54 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM          House Floor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM          House Floor

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 33 - An act relating to the Rozo McLaughlin Farm-to-School Program

Betsy Rosenbluth, Project Director, Vermont  FEED

Faye Conte, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont

Cynthia Green, Vermont Farm to Early Care and Education, Shelburne Farms

Abbie Nelson, Co-Director, VT Food Ed. Every Day & Ed. Coord. at Nofa-VT

Abbey Willard, Food Systems Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

10:30 AM          H. 331 - An act relating to how to classify maple sugar lands for the purpose of use value appraisals

 

Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor

 

10:45 AM          Break

 

11:00 AM          S. 9 - An act relating to the preparation of poultry products

 

-          S. 33 - An act relating to the Rozo McLaughlin Farm-to-School Program

Committee discussion

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

4:00 PM          2+2 Agriculture Education Program

Reception honoring new 2+2 students

Cedar Creek Room

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor          To Be Determined

 

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 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.

 

 


House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/28/2017 3:54 PM

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

10:00 AM          FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Committee Discussion/Vote

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 518 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM          House Convenes

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

12:00 PM          Recess for Break

 

1:00 PM          Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Overview

Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 518 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Members amendments for 2nd reading

 

9:30 AM          House Convenes

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 518 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Members amendments for 3rd reading

 

9:30 AM          House Convenes

 

 


House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 7:39 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 85 - An act relating to captive insurance companies

Ways and Means Amendment

Rep. Samuel Young

David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Asurion, Inc.

 

9:20 AM          17-1183 - An act relating to the classification of employees and independent contractors

 

10:00 AM          House Floor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM          House Floor

 

4:40 PM          17-1183 - An act relating to the classification of employees and independent contractors

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

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

Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM          Break

 

10:50 AM          Economic Development

Kiki McShane, Co-Founder, Rutland Evolve

 

11:00 AM          17-1183 - An act relating to the classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          TBA

 

6:30 PM          17-1183 - An act relating to the classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance & Wages

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 56 - An act relating to life insurance policies and the Vermont Uniform Securities Act

Draft Commerce Amendment - Walk-through

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

After the Floor          Insurance Bills

H.195, H.202

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Asurion, Inc.

Christina Rouleau, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, MMRVT

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00 AM          17-1183 - An act relating to the classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          17-1183 - An act relating to the classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          17-1183 - An act relating to the classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

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.

 

 


House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/28/2017 9:04 AM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM          Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Mark-up All Day

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

All Day          TBD

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:30 AM          TBD

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          TBD

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 AM          TBD

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

After the Floor          TBD

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Rebecca Baruzzi at 802-828-2259 or rbaruzzi@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 11:44 AM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:45 AM          H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Rep. Johannah Donovan, House Committee on Ways and Means

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment

 

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Progressive and Republican Caucuses

 

1:15 PM          Democratic Caucus

 

2:30 PM          FLOOR

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Michael Hebert

 

10:00 AM          Act 46

Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education

 

11:00 AM          S. 122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards' Association

Rep. Charles Conquest

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

After the floor          TBD

 

2:30 PM          TBD

 

3:30 PM          TBD

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

After the floor          TBD

 

1:00 PM          TBD

 

2:00 PM          TBD

 

3:00 PM          TBD

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:30 AM          TBD

 

After the floor          TBD

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 20 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

 Marjorie Zunder at 802-828-2258 or mzunder@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Energy and Technology

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:25 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM          House Convenes

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

12:15 PM          Progressive and Republican Caucuses

 

1:15 PM          Democratic Caucus

 

2:30 PM          House Convenes

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:30 AM          Department of Labor Data Breach

Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor

 

9:30 AM          H. 396 - An act relating to the net metering program and environmental attributes

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service

Darren Springer, Chief Operations Officer, Burlington Electric Department

Kevin Fink, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA

Bill Bender, President, Solaflect

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Convenes

 

3:30 PM          H. 501 - An act relating to electricity storage on the Vermont grid

Christine Hallquist, CEO, Vermont Electric Coop, Johnson

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:30 PM          House Convenes

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 AM          Telecom Issues

Telecommunication Plan

Invited

Clay Purvis, Department of Public Service

 

9:30 AM          House Convenes

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

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

 Faith Brown at 802-828-2263 or fbrown@leg.state.vt.us

 


Ethics Panel

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House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 10:45 AM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM          House Floor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM          Committee Work

As Floor time allows.

 

-          Adjourn

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          Minimum Wage

Review of, and proposal for how to address the benefits slope.

Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:15 AM          H. 435 - An act relating to regulation of substance abuse recovery homes under local land use bylaws

Introduction and walk-through

 

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Bill Brim, Executive  Director, Turning Point Center of Addison County

 

-          H. 436 - An act relating to residential rental agreements for substance abuse recovery homes

Introduction and walk-through

 

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM          Military Affairs

Colonel (ret) Harold Cooney, Northeast Regional Liason, ODASD (Military Community and Family Policy)

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

15 min. after the Floor          S. 100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

Priority and Affordable Housing provisions.

Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

-          Adjourn

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 39 - An act relating to the repeal of the crime of obtaining maps and plans while at war

Introduction

 

Sen. Joe Benning, Reporter

 

-          S. 60 - An act relating to the repeal of 21 V.S.A. § 6

Introduction

 

Sen. Joe Benning, Sponsor

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

15 min. after Floor          Committee Work

As Floor time allows.

 

-          Adjourn

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00 AM          Committee Work

As needed.

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

Ceremony for departing Pages.

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

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

 


House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 4:21 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:00 AM          Amendments

For any and all bills assigned to House Government Operations Committee

 

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM          FLOOR

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:45 AM          H. 514 - An act relating to elections corrections

Amendment

Rep. Theresa Wood

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

 

9:00 AM          S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

James Condos, Secretary of State

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

William Schubart, VT Ethics Commission

Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association

Michael Kennedy, Bar Counsel, Vermont Bar Association

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

Madeline Motta, Certified Corporate and Ethics Professional, Integritas Consulting

Ben Kinsley, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont Prosperity

Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

Dottye Ricks, Vermont League of Women Voters

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

3:30 PM          Enhanced 911 Board; Rulemaking

Barbara M. Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 368 - An act relating to creating a Cold Case Unit within the Vermont State Police

Revised Amendment

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          17-1218 - An act relating to regulating notaries public

Hon. James Condos, Secretary of State

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

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

 


House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 5:18 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM          FLOOR

Floor expected to be lengthy

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 50 - An act relating to insurance coverage for telemedicine services delivered in or outside a health care facility

Aaron French, Chief Clinical Officer, Department of Vermont Health Access

Lindsay Parker, Health Access Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

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

Rick Barnett, Legislative Chair and Past President, Vermont Psychological Association

Tammie Consejo, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Terry Rabinowitz MD DDS, Medical Director of Telemedicine, University of Vermont Medical Center (10:30 AM) - Phone

Dean Barcelow, O.D., Vermont Optometric Association

Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont

 

11:30 AM          S. 14 - An act relating to expanding the Vermont Practitioner Recovery Network

David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice

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

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

3:50 PM          S. 50 - An act relating to insurance coverage for telemedicine services delivered in or outside a health care facility

Michael Fisher, Vermont Health Care Advocate, Office of Health Care Advocate, Vt. Legal Aid

 

4:10 PM          S. 14 - An act relating to expanding the Vermont Practitioner Recovery Network

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

David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 445 - An act relating to work conditions in the practice of pharmacy

Introduction

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor

Thomas Sturm, Pharmacist

 

9:30 AM          FLOOR

[Note changed time]

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          TBA

[Will probably be continued Floor debate]

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 50 - An act relating to insurance coverage for telemedicine services delivered in or outside a health care facility

Brian Murphy, Director of Vendor Management, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

 

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

11:00 AM          TBA

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          TBA

[Will probably be continued Floor debate]

 

 


House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 12:40 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:30 AM          H. 326 - An act relating to eligibility and calculation of grant or subsidy amount for Reach Up, Reach Ahead, and the Child Care Services Program

Possible Amendments

 

-          H. 508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Possible Amendments

 

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

12:30 PM          Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM          FLOOR

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:30 AM          Commitee Room

Meet to car pool to field trip

 

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

Visit to Dispensary

 

11:00 AM          S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Committee Discussion

 

11:30 AM          Vermont Network Advocacy Day

Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Eliza Cain, Family Court Advocate, Circle

Ryan Addario, Economic Justice Advocate, Steps to End Domestic Violence

 

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

Walk Through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:30 AM          FLOOR

FY18 Budget-all day

 

15 mins after Floor          H. 517 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

Walk through

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:30 AM          FLOOR

FY18 Budget continued

 

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

 


House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:54 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM          House Convenes

 

12:00 PM          Lunch & Caucuses

 

12:40 PM          H. 170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Discussion of Proposed Amendments

Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 69 - An act relating to an employer’s compliance with an income withholding order from another state

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

Amelia Singh, Office of Legislative Council

Alicia Humbert, Head Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services -

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

 

9:30 AM          S. 5 - An act relating to plea agreements

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County - Phone

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

 

10:25 AM          Break

 

10:45 AM          S. 7 - An act relating to deferred sentences and the sex offender registry

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

11:25 AM          Vermont Network Advocacy Day

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Donna Macomber, Women's Freedom Center

Elisa Lucozzi, Umbrella Inc

 

11:35 AM          Break

 

11:45 AM          H. 492 - An act relating to the Racial Justice Oversight Board

Update on Most Recent Draft

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mark Hughes, Justice for All

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Convenes

 

4:30 PM          Adjourn

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:30 AM          House Convenes

 

4:00 PM          Adjourn

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:30 AM          House Convenes

 

2:00 PM          Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Shannyn Morse at 802-828-2257 or smorse@leg.state.vt.us

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 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.

 

 


House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:14 PM

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

1:00 PM          House Floor

Token Session.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM          House Floor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch & Caucuses

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:30 AM          S. 10 - An act relating to liability for the contamination of potable water supplies

Committee Discussion.

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

 

9:00 AM          H. 105 - An act relating to the use of single-use carryout bags

Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, Solid Waste Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Johanna de Graffenreid, Environmental Advocate, VPIRG

 

10:00 AM          S. 75 - An act relating to aquatic nuisance species control

 John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

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

Elizabeth Schilling, Associate General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Anne Bove, Environmental Scientist, Watershed Management Division

Christine Cano, Shadow Lake Association

 

11:00 AM          H. 394 - An act relating to a carbon tax and cap and trade study by the Joint Fiscal Office

Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Sponsor

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

 

10 min after floor          S. 10 - An act relating to liability for the contamination of potable water supplies

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

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          Bill Introductions

As time allows.

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00 AM          Introduction

Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 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

 Laura Bozarth at 802-828-2266 or lbozarth@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:47 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:00 AM          House Floor

Reporting of H.511

 

12:00 PM          Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM          Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:30 PM          House Floor

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 511 - An act relating to highway safety

Lippert Amendment

Rep. William J. Lippert, Sponsor

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

 

--          H. 511 - An act relating to highway safety

McCullough Amendment

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor

 

9:10 AM          S. 127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Bradley Curtis, Acting Division Chief, Swanton Sector, Vermont Border Patrol - Phone

Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, 3-M

Steve Edwards, Government Services Manager, 3-M

Sam Hill, Sheriff's Association, Vermont Sheriffs' Association

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM          H. 511 - An act relating to highway safety

Donahue Amendment

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Dr. Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety - Phone

 

1:00 PM          House Floor

Third Reading H.511

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

1:00 PM          S. 127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Lieutenant John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:30 AM          House Floor

 

--          After the Floor

TBA

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 12 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

 Barbara Dall at 802-828-2262 or bdall@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:20 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:00 AM          Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch and Caucuses

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:45 AM          H. 196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Jennifer Kimmich, Co-owner/General Manager, The Alchemist

Randy George, Co-owner, Red Hen Baking Company

Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT

Ashley Moore, Community and Business Relations Manager, Main Street Alliance of VT

Michelle Fay, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children

Nicole Grenier, Owner, Stowe Street Cafe

Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Jill Charbonneau, President, Vermont AFL-CIO

Dennis LaBounty, Political Director, Vermont AFL-CIO

 

11:30 AM          H. 518 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Brattleboro

 

11:45 AM          H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

 Ann Pugh, Sponsor

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          Committee Discussion

 

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:30 AM          FLOOR

 

12:00 PM          Lunch

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Sorsha Anderson at 802-828-2250 or sanderson@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 10:40 AM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor          H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

Tile Drainage amendment considered

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

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

11:00 AM          Committee Discussion

Sheep milk status

 

11:15 AM          H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

Amendment: Study on workers compensation in forestry, logging and agriculture.

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

Sen. Tim Ashe, Senate

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 497 - An act relating to health requirements for animals used in agriculture

Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Dr. Kristin Haas, Director, Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

9:30 AM          H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

Amendment

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

 

10:30 AM          Break

 

10:45 AM          H. 218 - An act relating to the adequate shelter of dogs and cats

Lisa Nelson, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

Andrea McMahan, Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs

Red Goodman, Board Member, Vermont Mushers Association - Phone

Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society

Pam Parshall, Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs

Mary McFaun, Green Mountain Dog Club

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Amendment

 

9:30 AM          H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

Committee discussion

 

10:45 AM          Break

 

11:00 AM          Working Lands

David Zuckerman, Lieutenant Governor

 

4:00 PM          2+2 Agriculture Education Program

Reception honoring new 2+2 students

Cedar Creek Room

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00 AM          H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

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

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

 

10:00 AM          Farm Bill 2018

Committee discussion

 

11:15 AM          Break

 

11:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 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.

 

 


Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/28/2017 1:14 PM

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

1:30 PM          No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:30 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Agency of Education  [GENERAL EDUCATION]

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education

William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

 

2:15 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

EB5 Marketing and Promotion Office

Future Funding/Operation of Vermont Life  (COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT]

 

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

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

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Steve Cook, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing

 

3:00 PM          Break

 

3:30 PM          S. 100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

Senator Sen. Becca Balint

Sen. Michael Sirotkin

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2:30 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Lottery Commission  [GENERAL GOVERNMENT]

Mary Cassani, Business Manager, Vermont Lottery Commission

Jeff Cavender, Director Marketing and Sales, Vermont Lottery Commission

 

3:00 PM          Break

 

3:30 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Enhanced 911 Board  [PROTECTION]

Barbara M. Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

Bradley Kukenberger, Financial Manager, Agency of Administration

 

4:00 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Vermont Historical Society  [COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT]

Stephen Perkins, Executive Director, Vermont Historical Society

John Grosvenor, Director of Finance and Operations, Vermont Historical Society

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

2:30 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board  [COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT]

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Anne Duffy, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

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

 

3:00 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Department of Liquor Control  [PROTECTION]

Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

Heather Duke, Business Manager, Department of Liquor Control

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

1:00 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

State Treasurer/Retirement  [GENERAL GOVERNMENT]

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

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

John Booth, Director of Treasury Operations, Office of the State Treasurer

Laurie Lanphear, Director of Operations, Retirement Division

 

1:45 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Green Mountain Care Board  [HUMAN SERVICES]

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Kate Slocum, Financial Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

2:15 PM          FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Vermont Arts Council  [COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT]

Alex Aldrich, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council

 

 


Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 12:05 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

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

Chapter 7 Rewrite

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM          S. 136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Draft 1.1

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

Gerry Ghazi, President, VT HITEC

 

9:40 AM          S. 136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

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

 

10:00 AM          S. 137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

Jay Ramsey, Director, Career and Technical Education, Agency of Education

Robin Castle, State Director of Adult Education and Literacy, Agency of Education

 

10:30 AM          S. 137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

Hugh Bradshaw, Employment Services Manager, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Creative Workforce Development

Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Erin Oalican, Reach-Up/TANF Program Director, Department for Children and Families

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

1:00 PM          Senate Floor

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

Rose Lucenti, Workforce Development Director, Department of Labor

 

10:30 AM          H. 238 - An act relating to modernizing and reorganizing Title 7

Chapter 7 Rewrite

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM          Senate Floor

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

Jeff Potvin, Business Manager, Financial Secretary, UA Local 693, Professional Plumbers and Pipefitters

 

9:30 AM          S. 137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

Vermont State Colleges

Witnesses to be announced

 

10:30 AM          S. 137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

Eileen Illuzzi, North Country Career Center

 

11:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen 828-3803 or cewen@leg.state.vt.us

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 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.

 

 


Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:32 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:30 PM          S. 58 - An act relating to creating an education property tax that is adjusted by income for all taxpayers

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes

 

2:30 PM          Revisions to Education Tax Calculations

Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT

 

3:00 PM          Committee  Discussion

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

15 minutes after Floor          S. 130 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education laws

Sen. Jeanette K. White, Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

3:30 AM          S. 130 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education laws

Committee discussion

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

15 minutes after Floor          Committee  Discussion

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

1:30 PM          Refugee Resettlement Program

Amila Merdzanovic, Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program

Denise Lamoureux, Director, Refugee Office, Agency of Human Services

Jennifer Gresham, Director, Agency of Education Federal and Education Support Programs

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 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

 Jeannie Lowell at 802-828-3805 or jlowell@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Ethics

 

AGENDA

 

Legislative Council Conference Room

March 30, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:58 PM

 

12:00 PM          Senate Ethics Panel Procedure

Committee Discussion

 

-          Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Agatha Kessler at 802-828-2279 or akessler@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 2:08 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:30 PM          S. 100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

Occupancy Fee

Steve Cook, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing

 

2:00 PM          S. 100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

Occupancy Fee

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

 

2:30 PM          S. 100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

Occupancy Fee

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

2:45 PM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

Douglas Elliott, Permitting Section Chief, Anaerobic Digesters

 

3:15 PM          H. 182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

Walk-Through

Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM          H. 182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

Steve Knudson, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

3:00 PM          S. 106 - An act relating to land use jurisdiction over electric generation facilities

Introduction

 John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:10 PM          S. 115 - An act relating to new generation on transmission lines subject to curtailment

Introduction

 John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:20 PM          S. 125 - An act relating to whether an energy facility promotes the general good of the State

Introduction

 John Rodgers, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Sen. Tim Ashe, Senate

Kevin Gaffney, Director of Rates & Forms, Department of Financial Regulation

 

4:00 PM          H. 29 - An act relating to permitting Medicare supplemental plans to offer expense discounts

Introduction

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:15 PM          H. 50 - An act relating to the telecommunications siting law

Introduction

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1:30 PM          H. 182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, MMRVT

 

3:00 PM          H. 182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

TBA

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

1:30 PM          H. 182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

TBA

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 


Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 9:39 AM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:30 PM          H. 5 - An act relating to investment of town cemetery funds

Walk thru

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

2:00 PM          H. 42 - An act relating to appointing municipal clerks and treasurers and to municipal audit penalties

 Vote

Rep. Marcia Gardner

Rep. Michael Marcotte, Coventry

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM          H. 379 - An act relating to providing an extension for the repeal of the Search and Rescue Council

Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:45 PM          Break

 

3:15 PM          J.R.S. 17 - Joint resolution rescinding the General Assembly’s request, contained in 2014 Acts and Resolves No. R-454, for Congress to convene a U.S. Constitutional Convention

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:45 PM          Law Enforcement

Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1:00 PM          Senate Floor

 

2:45 PM          Licensing Professions - OPR

Committee Discussion

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1:00 PM          Senate Floor

 

3:00 PM          H. 219 - An act relating to the Vermont spaying and neutering program

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

Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Sponsor

Sue Skaskiw, VSNIP Administrator, Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals Humane Society

Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

3:45 PM          H. 379 - An act relating to providing an extension for the repeal of the Search and Rescue Council

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. John Gannon, House Committee On Government Operations

 

4:15 PM          H. 5 - An act relating to investment of town cemetery funds

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

11:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM          H. 312 - An act relating to retirement and pensions

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

Michael Clasen, Deputy Secretary, Office of the State Treasurer

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

1:45 PM          S. 128 - An act relating to executive sessions under the Open Meeting Law

 

2:15 PM          S. 126 - An act relating to tie votes in the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM          TBD

walk thru of new House bills

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen 828-2272 or cewen@leg.state.vt.us

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 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.

 

 


Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 2:25 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

-After the floor          H. 145 - An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          H. 184 - An act relating to evaluation of suicide profiles

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          H. 201 - An act relating to length of stay at designated shelters

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          H. 508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          H. 326 - An act relating to eligibility and calculation of grant or subsidy amount for Reach Up, Reach Ahead, and the Child Care Services Program

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-          S. 90 - An act relating to coordinating Vermont’s response to adverse childhood and family experiences

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:30 AM          Teach Vermont

Sonja Raymond, Apple Tree Learing Center, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

Cynthia Greene, Vermont Licensed Early Educator, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

 

9:00 AM          S. 90 - An act relating to coordinating Vermont’s response to adverse childhood and family experiences

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services

Melissa Bailey, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Kathy Hentcy, Mental Health & Health Care Integration Director, Department of Mental Health

Tracy Watterson, Multi-tiered System of Supports Program Manager, Agency of Education

Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Agency of Education

 

10:15 AM          Break

 

10:30 AM          S. 90 - An act relating to coordinating Vermont’s response to adverse childhood and family experiences

Continued

Donna Bailey, Co-Director, Addison County Parent Child Center

Dr. Jill Rinehart, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Chapter (11:00 AM)

Robyn Freedner-Maguire, Campaign Director, Let's Grow Kids

 

11:30 AM          Vermont Network Advocacy Day

Sarah Robinson, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Lucy Basa, Victim Advocate, HOPE Works

Karen Lipinczyk, Shelter Manager, WISE of the Upper Valley

Anera Foco, Administrative Coordinator, DIVAS

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:30 AM          Acupuncture

Update from VTAA - treating pain without opiates

Robert Davis, , Acupuncture Vermont

 

9:00 AM          S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Senate Committee on Finance

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

 

9:45 AM          H. 230 - An act relating to consent by minors for mental health treatment related to sexual orientation and gender identity

Introduction & Walk-thru

Rep. Gabrielle Lucke, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM          H. 201 - An act relating to length of stay at designated shelters

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Roger Clapp, Shelter Parent

 

10:30 AM          Break

 

10:45 AM          H. 283 - An act relating to protecting against financial exploitation of vulnerable adults

         H. 265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Ombudsman

Wendy Morgan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Jacob Speidel, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

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

Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association

Elizabeth Demas, Esquire, Clarke Demas & Baker

Charles Storrow, Partner, Leonine Public Affairs

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00 AM          Prior Authorizations

Testimony and Discussion

Allan Ramsay, M.D.

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:00 AM          H. 507 - An act relating to Next Generation Medicaid ACO pilot project reporting requirements

Rep. Lori Houghton

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Todd Moore, CEO, OneCare Vermont

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:45 AM          S. 103 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous materials

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

 

11:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Chrissy Gilhuly 828-2299 or cgilhuly@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:51 PM

 

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Convenes

 

1:15 PM          BGS FY 18/19 Capital Bill

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

 

1:00 PM          Senate Convenes

 

3:10 PM          S. 32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

Bill Walk-Through

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:25 PM          S. 32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

 Virginia "Ginny" Lyons

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1:00 PM          Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM          To Be Scheduled

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

11:30 AM          Senate Convenes

 

1:00 PM          University of Vermont

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 6 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

 Heather Calderwood at 802-828-2352 or hcalderwood@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 3:42 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

After The Floor          H. 4 - An act relating to calculating time periods in court proceedings

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office

Allan Keyes, Chair, Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, Vermont Supreme Court

Emily Wetherell, Staff Attorney, Vermont Supreme Court

 

10:45 AM          H. 297 - An act relating to miscellaneous court operations procedures

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office

 

12:00 PM          Adjourn

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 35 - An act relating to adopting the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

 

 

Carl Lisman, Attorney, Lisman Leckerling, P.C.

 

9:30 AM          H. 143 - An act relating to automobile insurance requirements and transportation network companies

Amendments

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM          Break

 

10:30 AM          Discussion with Director of VT Network Against Domestic Violence

Donna Macomber,  , Women's Freedom Center

Elisa Lucozzi, Umbrella Inc

 

11:00 AM          H. 14 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, VT Association for Justice

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

 

12:00 PM          Adjourn

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 74 - An act relating to nonconsensual sexual conduct

Walk Thru

Also  H.25 H.27 and H.493

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

 

10:00 AM          Break

 

10:30 AM          H. 74 - An act relating to nonconsensual sexual conduct

Also H.25 H.27 and H.493

 

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Sarah Robinson, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Dr. Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety

Lieutenant Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety

Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

 

12:00 PM          Adjourn

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 AM          H. 297 - An act relating to miscellaneous court operations procedures

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Joanne Ertel, Probate Judge, Chair of Probate Oversight Committee, Vermont Supreme Court - Phone

 

8:45 AM          H. 152 - An act relating to the Vermont Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association

Mark A. Langan, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association

 

9:30 AM          H. 171 - An act relating to expungement

Mark Up of Bill

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM          Break

 

10:30 AM          H. 502 - An act relating to modernizing Vermont’s parentage laws

Walk thru of Bill

Amelia Singh, Intern, Legislative Council

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Robert Paolini, Attorney, Vermont Bar Association

 

11:30 AM          Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Peggy Delaney at 802-828-2278 or pdelaney@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

March 28, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 9:13 AM

 

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Convenes

 

10:45 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill, Net-Metering Provisions

Sarah Wolfe, Clean Energy Advocate, VPIRG

 

11:00 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill

Committee Discussion

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM          Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

Natural Resource Board

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

11:45 AM          S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Walk-through

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

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:30 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill

Bill Intro and walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board

 

9:45 AM          Break

 

10:00 AM          Vermont Weatherization Programs

Geoff Wilcox, Weatherization Program Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families

 

10:30 AM          Vermont Weatherization Programs

Paul Zabriskie, Weatherization Director, Capstone Community Action

Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

 

11:00 AM          Agency of Agriculture

25% Renewable by 25 Energy Program

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

11:15 AM          S. 118 - An act relating to making building energy performance visible

Enforcement Provisions

 

Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board

 

11:30 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill

Darren Springer, Chief Operations Officer, Burlington Electric Department

 

1:00 PM          Senate Convenes

 

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill

Transportation Planning

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

Daniel Dutcher, Senior Environmental Policy Analyst, Agency of Transportation

 

9:45 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service

 

10:45 AM          S. 51 - An act relating to renewable energy goals for Vermont’s total energy consumption

Section 7 and 8

Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, Director of Transportation Efficiency, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

 

11:15 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

 

11:45 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill

Andrea Cohen, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

 

1:00 PM          Senate Convenes

 

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 AM          Miscellaneous Energy Bill

Robert Dostis, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations, Green Mountain Power

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA

Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop

 

11:00 AM          Governor's Confirmation Hearing

Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

11:30 AM          Senate Convenes

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 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

 Heather Calderwood at 802-828-2352 or hcalderwood@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

March 26, 2017 - April 1, 2017

Last Updated 3/29/2017 9:46 AM

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

9:30 AM          Senate Convenes

 

10 minutes after FLOOR          H. 494 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to transportation-related law

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Sue Scribner, Municipal Assistance Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

1:00 PM          Chairs Meeting

in Senate Finance

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 AM          S. 127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Discussion of elimination of front license plate

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

10:00 AM          S. 121 - An act relating to the use of colored lights on fire department and emergency medical service vehicles

Lieutenant Garry Scott, Vermont State Police

Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Senator

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00 AM          Quechee Gorge Bridge

Kevin Marshia, Chief Engineer and Director of Highway Division, Agency of Transportation

Jackie Cassino, Planning Coordinator, Agency of Transportation

 

1:00 PM          FLOOR

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00 AM          TBA

 

11:30 AM          FLOOR

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ken Feld at 802-828-2254 or kfeld@leg.state.vt.us