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General Assembly

Standing Committee Meetings

Week of January 15, 2017 - January 21, 2017

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

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House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

January 16, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 3:20 PM

 

Monday, January 16, 2017

10:00 AM No Meeting Scheduled

State Holiday

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services

Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bill Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

10:30 AM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

11:00 AM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services - Veteran's Home

Melissa Jackson, Administrator, Vermont Veteran's Home

Joseph Krawczyk, Chair, Vermont Veteran's Home

 

12:00 PM Recess for Break

 

2:15 PM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:30 AM Clean Water Report

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

10:00 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

House Floor

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

11:15 AM Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

Room 42

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

 

12:00 PM Recess for Break

 

1:15 PM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Protection to persons and property

Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

 

2:30 PM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Public Hearing -- Room 11

Please sign-up in advance: 828-5767 or tutton@leg.state.vt.us

 

3:30 PM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion -- Room 42

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:30 AM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Transportation

Rep. Patrick Brennan, Chair, House Committee on Transportation

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM Emergency Board Meeting

Consensus Revenue Forecast

Governor's Ceremonial Office - State House

 

11:00 AM Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM Recess for Break

 

1:15 PM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

2:30 PM Consensus Revenue Forecast Review

Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

 

3:00 PM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 AM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM Recess for Break

 

1:15 PM FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

3:00 PM Adjourn

 

If you have questions or comments, please contact

 Theresa Utton-Jerman at 802-828-5767 or tutton@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 5:03 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:00 AM

Lindsay DesLauriers, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Main Street Alliance of VT

Wendy Rice, Executive  Director, Vermont Works for Women

 

10:00 AM House Floor

 

After the Floor Department of Taxes

Fred Kenney, Executive Director

Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

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

 

12:00 PM Lunch, Republican Caucus

 

1:15 PM Democratic, Progressive Caucuses

 

2:15 PM Regional Economic Development

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, North west Regional Planning Commission

 

2:45 PM Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation

James Stewart, Executive  Director

 

3:30 PM Department of Labor

Mathew Barewicz, Chief, Labor Market and Information

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM Post Secondary Education

David Rosowsky, Provost, University of Vermont

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

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

 

10:00 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

House Floor

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

11:00 AM Post-Secondary Education Cont.

David Rees, Senior Vice President, Bennington College

Susan Sgorbatti, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, Bennington College

Donald Lackman, President, Champlain College

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

After Floor Community Action Agencies

Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR)

 

2:00 PM Vermont Retail and Grocers Association

Erin Sigrist, President

 

2:45 PM TBA

 

3:30 PM TBA

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Vermont Arts Council

Alex Aldrich, Executive Director

Zon Eastes, Outreach and Advancement Coordinator

 

10:00 AM Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation

Michael Snyder, Commissioner

Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner

 

11:00 AM Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director

Tracy St. Onge, Deputy Director

John Ryan, VT Ag Development Program

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

After Floor Bills in Committee, H.33; H.35; H.36

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM Committee Disscussion

 

9:30 AM House Floor

 

After Floor TBA

 

11:00 AM Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Anson Tebbetts, Secretary

Alyson Eastman, Deputy Secretary

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services

Chelsea Lewis, Business Development Section Chief

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM Agency of Human Services

Al Gobeille, Secretary

 

 


House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

January 16, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 4:54 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM House Floor

 

10:30 AM Intro to BGS

Commissioner Chris Cole, Deputy  Secretary, Buildings and General Services

Michael Stevens, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

2:00 PM SFI

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Annie Ramniceanu, Clinical Director, Department of Corrections

 

3:30 PM I-pad Training

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:30 AM Future of VHC Exchange

Joint meeting with HC Energy and Technology and HC Health care.  

RM 11

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions

 

10:00 AM Legislative Update From Washington D.C.

House Floor

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

11:00 AM Clean Water Report

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Alyssa Schuren, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation

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

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

1:15 PM Debt Affordability Report and Recommended Bonding Amount

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Tim Lueders-Dumont, Policy Director, State Treasurer's Office

 

3:00 PM Review of FY 2017 Budget

Discussion on language related to St. Johnsbury work camp, purchasing and contracting and secure residential.

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:15 PM Pre-Trial Services

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

8:30 AM Department of Corrections

Information on staffing and population

Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections

 

10:00 AM Capital Complex Security

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

3:00 PM Pre-Trial Services

T.J. Donovan, Attorney General

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services

Becky Penberthy, Lamoille/Orleans Pretrial Services Monitor Supervisor, Association of Vermont Court Diversion Programs

Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 AM Act 160 Review

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer

 

9:30 AM House Floor

 

10:00 AM Middlesex Facility

Frank Reed, Director of Operations and Planning and Development, Department of Mental Health

Nick Nichols, Policy Director, Department of Mental Health

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

 


House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/14/2017 10:26 AM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM FLOOR

 

After the floor Career and Technical Education

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

Eileen Illuzzi, Director, North Country Career Center (11:00 AM)

Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Marilyn Cargill, Vice President of Financial Aid Services, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

12:00 PM Republican Party Caucus

 

1:00 PM Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

 

After caucus Security Update

Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms

 

2:30 PM Results Based Accountability

Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Manager, Agency of Human Services

 

3:00 PM Career and Technical Education

Lyle Jepson, Dean of Entrepreneurial Programs, Castleton University

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM Career and Technical Education

Lisa Ventriss, President, Vermont Business Roundtable

Frank Cioffi, Chair, Vermont State Workforce Development Board

 

10:00 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

11:00 AM Budget Adjustment Act and FY17 Budget

     AOE testimony to be confirmed

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

1:30 PM Results Based Accountability

Dr. Amy Fowler, Deputy Secretary for Educator Quality, Agency of Education

 

2:00 PM Career and Technical Education

Diane Wheeler, State's Attorney, Franklin County

 

2:30 PM TBD

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Prekindergarten Education

 

10:00 AM TBD

 

11:00 AM iPad Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

15 min. after the floor Early Childhood Development

     Joint meeting with House Human Services in room 11 on research and practice related to early brain development and early care.

Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families

Dr. Breena Holmes, Director of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Health

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 AM FLOOR

 

After the floor TBD

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 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

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 1:52 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor Committee Business

 

11:00 AM Efficiency Vermont

Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

12:15 PM Republican Caucus

 

1:15 PM Democratic and Progressive Caucus

 

2:30 PM Department of Information and Innovation

Overview

Darwin Thompson, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

 

3:30 PM Special Initiatives

 

 

John Quinn, Chief Innovation Officer, Governor's Office

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:30 AM Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

Joint Meeting of House Energy, Health Care and Corrections

Room 11

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

 

10:00 AM Congressman Peter Welch

Legislative Update - Room 11

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

10:30 AM Energy and Telecom Overview

Telecom

Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor Committee Business

 

2:00 PM Energy and Telecom Overview

Energy

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM TBA

Invitation Pending

 

10:00 AM Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA

 

11:00 PM VELCO

Kerrick Johnson, Vice President of Strategy and Communication, VELCO

Shana Louiselle, Communication and Policy Advocate, VELCO

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor Committee Business

 

2:00 PM Green Mountain Power

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

 

3:00 PM Independent Telephone Companies

Roger  Nishi, Vice President for Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom

 

4:30 PM Telephone Association of Vermont

Broadband and Technology Reception

Cedar Creek Room

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 AM House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor Committee Business

 

11:00 AM Renewable Energy Vermont

Olivia Campbell Anderson, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM Vermont League of Cities & Towns

Act 174, Net Metering and Other Concerns

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

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

 


115 State Street

Montpelier, VT   05633

Tel:  (802) 828-2228

Fax:  (802) 828-2424

 

 

Rep. Helen Head, Chair

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Vice Chair

Rep. Job Tate, Ranking Member

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie

Rep. Rachael Fields

Rep. Diana Gonzalez

Rep. Mary E. Howard

Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann

Rep. Brian Smith

Rep. Vicki Strong

Rep. Tommy Walz

STATE OF VERMONT

House

 

House Committee on General; Housing and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 2:56 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor Results Based Accountability

Tutorial for Committee

Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Manager, Agency of Human Services

 

12:00 PM Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM Vermont Veterans' Home

Melissa Jackson, Administrator, Vermont Veteran's Home

 

3:15 AM Department of Liquor Control

Title VII Work-in-Progress

(as time allows)

 

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

5:00 PM Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM Vermont Weatherization Assistance Program

Sarah Phillips, Chief Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families

Paul Zabriskie, Weatherization Director, Capstone Community Action

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

 

10:00 AM Neighborworks

Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

Melanie Paskevich, HEAT Squad Program Manager, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

Justin Classen, Homeowner

Eric Solsaa, Contractor, Owner, Solsaa Building & Energy Solutions

 

11:00 AM Housing

Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development

Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion of Recommendation Regarding VT Veterans Home

 

- Department of Liquor Control

Title VII Revision - work-in Progress

(as time allows)

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Department of Labor

Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

 

10:15 AM Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion as Needed

 

11:00 AM Department of Liquor Control

Title VII Revision - work-in Progress

(as time allows)

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

15 min. after the Floor Vermont Housing Conservation Board

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

 

- Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Sarah Carpenter, Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 AM House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor Committee Discussion

TBD

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM Veterans Affairs

Room 10

Bob Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs

 

- Veteran's Service Organizations

Room 10

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, State Chair, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

David Wheeler, Program Support Specialist, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Linda Fowler, Volunteer Support Technician, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Brenda Cruickshank, Legislative Liaison, Veterans of Foreign Wars - Department of Vermont

 

- Adjourn

 

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

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

 


House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 4:49 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:00 AM Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM FLOOR

 

11:00 AM Overview of Agency of Administration and FY2017 Proposed Budget Adjustment

Susanne Young, Secretary, Agency of Administration

 

12:00 PM Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Adjustment-position authorizations

Tom Cheney, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

 

2:45 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

 

3:15 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

State's Attorneys-additional funds for salaries and benefits in victims' advocates program

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

 

3:45 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Conversion of limited service positions to classified permanent status in the Green Mountain Care Board, sec.70

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM Overview

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

10:30 AM Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Overview and legislation interests

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

 

11:15 AM Chiefs' of Police Association

Body cameras discussion

Frank Koss, Chief of Police, Hinesburg

Brandon del Pozo, Chief of Police, Burlington Police Department

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

2:00 PM Body Cameras

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

 

2:30 PM Fair and Impartial Policing

Co-author: "Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont"

Dr. Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Overview

Elections and Campaign Finance; proposed election bill clean-up

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

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

1:30 PM Contested Election

William Magil, Clerk of the House, Office of Legislative Council

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hon. James Condos, Secretary of State

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

Michael Duane, Director of the General Counsel and Administrative Law Division, Attorney General's Office

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 AM FLOOR

 

10:15 AM Contested Election

Tom Koch, Attorney

 

10:30 AM Contested Election

Vincent Illuzzi, Attorney

 

10:45 AM Contested Election

Rep. Janssen Willhoit, Attorney

 

11:00 AM Contested Election

Willem Jewett, Attorney

 

11:15 AM Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM Committee Discussion

 

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

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 4:58 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM FLOOR

 

10:30 AM 2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

10:30 or 15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Budget Adjustment as it affects the Green Mountain Care Board.

Tentative.

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

12:00 PM Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM Global Commitment Waiver

Overview and discussion

Selina Hickman, Director of Health Care Operations, Compliance & Improvement, Agency of Human Services

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:30 AM Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

Report from Strategic Solutions Group, LLC.

Joint hearing, House Health Care, House Institutions, and House Energy and Technology

Room 11

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

 

10:00 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

House Floor

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

11:00 AM No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

11:30 AM Vermont Health Benefits Exchange

Discussion of the SSG Report on the Exchange

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Cassandra Gekas, Director of Operations, Vermont Health Connect

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

1:30 PM Agency of Human Services

1:30 PM or 15 minutes after Floor adjourns.

Overview; and discussion of items in the 2017 Governor's proposed budget adjustment

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

3:30 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:30 AM iPad Training

Follow-up with Committee

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

Jeffrey Schumann, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont

Introduction and Overview

Don George, CEO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

 

9:30 AM MVP Healthcare

Introduction and overview

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

 

10:00 AM TBA

 

11:00 AM 2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

2:00 PM Blueprint for Health

Overview and discussion

Beth Tanzman, Interim Executive Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM Vermont Pharmacists Association

And Vermont Retail Druggists Association.

Discussion

 

9:30 AM FLOOR

 

10:30 AM Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

10:30 or 15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Introduction and discussion

Sharon Winn, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

11:00 AM TBA

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM Mental Health

Introduction to mental health services in Vermont; recent legislation

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM Adjourn

 

 


House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 3:14 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor Overview

Vermont Medicaid Global Commitment to Health Waiver

Selina Hickman, Director of Health Care Operations, Compliance & Improvement, Agency of Human Services

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM Overview

Department of Health

Dr. Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Tracy Dolan, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program,Vermont Department of Health

 

4:30 PM Committee Discussion

 

5:00 PM Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM Overview

Community Action Programs (CAPS)

 

10:00 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

House Floor

Congressman Peter Welch, U.S. House of Representatives

 

11:00 AM Overview

Agency of Human Services; Department for Children and Families; Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)

Sarah Phillips, Chief Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families

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

Emily Higgins, Community Services Program Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Agency of Human Services: Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

 

Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bill Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health

 

- FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department for Families and Children: Reach-Up and Woodside

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Brian Evans, Chief Fiscal Officer, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Overview

Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care Report

Sarah Squirrel, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures

 

10:15 AM Break

 

10:30 AM Committee Discussion

 

11:00 AM iPad Training

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor Early Childhood Development

Research & Practice: Early Brain Development and Early Care

 

Joint Hearing with House Education Committee-Rm 11

Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families

Breena Holmes MD, Director of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Health

Barbara Frankowski, M.D., MPH, Prof. of Gen. Pediatrics & Adolescent Med., Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Vermont (3:15 PM)

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 AM FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor Review of Bills that Passed in the Last Biennium

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM Adjourn

 

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 or comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker 828-2265 or jtucker@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 2:23 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM House Convenes

 

15 Min After the Floor Justice Oversight Report

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:10 AM Disclosure of Sexually Explicit Images Without Consent Court Challenge

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:45 PM Budget Adjustment

Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victims Services

 

3:30 PM Break

 

3:45 PM Budget Adjustment Discussion

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM H. 14 - An act relating to automated external defibrillators

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wrenn Compere, President, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service - Invited

Wayne Foster, President, Mad River Valley Rotary - Invited

 

9:45 AM Break

 

10:00 AM H. 20 - An act relating to prohibiting consumption of marijuana in a motor vehicle

Rep. Butch Shaw, Pittsford

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM Update on Expungement

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Convenes

 

15 Min After the Floor Sergeant at Arms Security Update

 

2:15 PM Break

 

2:30 PM TBA

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:30 AM Loopholes in Vermont Sex Abuse Laws

Joint Session with Sen. Judiciary Committee - Room 11

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Convenes

 

15 Min After the Floor Justice System and RBA

Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

 

2:30 PM Justice System and RBA

Bruce Nyquist, Office of Highway Safety Director, Agency of Transportation - Invited

Scott Davidson, Governor's Highway Safety Program, Governor's Highway Safety Program

 

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

3:15 PM Break

 

3:30 PM TBA

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 AM House Convenes

 

10:15 AM TBA

 

11:30 AM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Convenes

 

1:30 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 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.

 

 


 

House Committee on Natural Resources; Fish; and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 2:24 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM House Floor

 

11:15 AM Introductions and Updates

Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs); Ag. funding

Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

12:00 PM Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM Clean Water Report

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

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

Alyssa Schuren, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the State Treasurer

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM ANR Enforcement

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

Kim Greenwood, Environmental Compliance Division Director , Department of Environmental Conservation

John Zaikowski, Legal Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources

 

10:00 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

House Floor

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman

 

11:00 AM Introductions and Updates

Energize VT

Patricia Komline

Mark Whitworth, President, Energize Vermont

Steve Wright, President, Ridge Protectors

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

2:15 PM Informational Meeting

Stormwater Utility Report

Craig DiGiammarino, Operations Division Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

2:45 PM Informational Meeting

Stormwater Manual Changes

Kevin Burke, Environmental Analyst, Stormwater Program

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Overview

Brownfields program.

Kevin Geiger, Senior Planner, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

 

10:00 AM Informational Meeting

Sodium chloride (road salt) and its impacts on natural resources.

Corrina Parnapy, District Manager, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District

 

11:00 AM Informational Meeting

Overview of district and sodium chloride issues (road salt) in Vermont and the impact on natural resources.

Scott Rogers, Maintenance and Operations Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

2:00 PM Introductions

Transportation & clean water, and TS4 Permit Program.

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

Craig DiGiammarino, Operations Division Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 AM House Floor

 

10:30 AM Informational Meeting

Report on VTrans pilot project using tires.

Chuck Schwer, Waste Management and Prevention Division Director, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM TBA

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Laura Bozarth at 802-828-2266 or lbozarth@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 Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 1:04 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00 AM House Floor

 

11:00 AM Budgetary Issues

Town Highways and Police Cruisers

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

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

1:00 PM MOB Program Overview

Presentations 1:00 to 3:00 pm

 

- Central Garage

Ken Valentine, Central Garage Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

 

- TSMO

Josh Schultz, Project Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

- Town Grant Programs

Alec Portalupi, Technical Services Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM PPAID Program Overview

Presentations 9:00 am to 11:00 am

 

- Rail Program

Daniel Delabruere, Rail Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

- Aviation Program

Guy Rouelle, Aviation Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

- Public Transit

Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

11:00 AM VTrans 2016 Fact Book& Annual Report

Public Outreach Highlights

Erik Filkorn, Public Outreach Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

2:00 PM MOB Program Overview

Presentations 2:00 to 3:00 pm

 

- Vermont Local Roads Update

Stu Johnson, Branch Manager, VT Local Roads (VLR)

Christine Hetzel, VTrans Training Center Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

3:00 PM Policy, Planning& Research Program Overview

Mapping, Town Highway Maps, Route Log System

Johnathan Croft, Chief of Mapping, Agency of Transportation

 

3:30 PM DMV Update

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Asset Management & Performance Bureau

Presentations 9:00 am to Noon

 

To Include Glossary of Acronyms List

 

- Agency Processes: Prioritization

Optimized Capital Program

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

Chad Allen, Director of Asset Management & Performance Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Ken Robie, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

- Agency Processes: Project Development Process

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

Chad Allen, Director of Asset Management & Performance Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Ken Robie, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

- Agency Processes: Paving Processes, etc.

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

Chad Allen, Director of Asset Management & Performance Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Ken Robie, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

- Asset Management Plan

Chad Allen, Director of Asset Management & Performance Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Ken Robie, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

1:00 PM House Floor

 

1:30 PM Quechee Gorge Bridge

Legislative Report

Wayne Symonds, Bridge Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Jackie Cassino, Planning Coordinator, Agency of Transportation

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

 

2:30 PM Accelerated Bridge Program

Presentations 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Wayne Symonds, Bridge Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Kristin Higgins, Structures Design Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

4:00 PM Revenue Update

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 AM Clean Water Report

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

9:30 AM House Floor

 

10:00 AM PDD Program Overview

On Time Delivery    Production

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

Ken Robie, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

10:30 AM PDD Program Overview

Utilities in the ROW  

 

Education on State of Practice

Robert White, Right of Way Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

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

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 2:17 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:00 AM Clean Water Report

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Alyssa Schuren, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

10:00 AM FLOOR

 

AFTER THE FLOOR Tax Expenditures

Rebecca Sameroff, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:45 AM Estate Tax Exclusion

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Rebecca Sameroff, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes

 

12:00 AM Lunch

 

1:15 AM Caucus

 

2:15 PM Tax Studies Update

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:45 AM Bi-State Primary Care Association

Sharon Winn, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

9:15 AM VT Jobs by Age

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

House Floor

Congressman Peter Welch, Long Term Care Ombudsman, U.S. House of Representatives

 

11:15 AM Tax Treatment of Social Security Benefits

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

After the Floor Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustments

Appropriations Memo

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:15 AM Vermont Employee Growth Incentive (VEGI)

Policy Review Report

Fred Kenny, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

3:15 AM Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:45 AM Ambulance Tax

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Rep. Oliver Olsen, Windham-Bennington-Windsor

 

9:15 AM Federal Tax Overview

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM E-Board Meeting

Note: this is not a committee meeting

 

11:00 AM E-Board Meeting Update

Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM FLOOR

 

After the Floor Provider Tax

Provider Tax - Review of Current Law

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:15 PM Health Care

Employer and Claims Assessment - Review of Current Law

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 AM FLOOR

 

After the Floor Municipal Reimbursement/Current Use

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

 

11:00 AM Property Valuation Report

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

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM Basic Needs Report

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

 


Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 1:35 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM Floor Convenes

 

10:00 AM Federal Agriculture Issues

Tom Berry, Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Sen. Patrick Leahy

Jenny Nelson, Agriculture Policy Advisor for Sen. Sanders

Ryan McLaren, Agriculture Policy Advisor for Rep. Welch, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

11:30 AM Introductions

Green Mountain Dairy Farmers Cooperative Federation

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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

Randy Quenneville, Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

9:45 AM Break

 

10:00 AM Farm to Plate Report

Room 10

Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Field Trip

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM Introductions

UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Thomas Vogelmann, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Linda Berlin, Director, Center for Sustainable Agriculture

 

10:00 AM Treasurer's Update

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Alyssa Schuren, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the State Treasurer

 

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

January 16, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 12:55 PM

 

Monday, January 16, 2017

1:30 PM No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1:30 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Vermont Veterans' Home

Melissa Jackson, Administrator, Vermont Veteran's Home

 

2:15 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department of Vermont Health Access

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Carrie Hathaway, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

3:00 PM Break

 

3:30 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department for Children and Families

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Brian Evans, Chief Fiscal Officer, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1:30 PM Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

(Joint Senate Appropriations, Finance and Institutions Committees)

Room 10

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

 

3:00 PM Break

 

3:30 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Vermont State Colleges

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

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

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:30 PM To Be Scheduled

 

1:45 PM Revenue Update

Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

 

2:30 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department of Corrections/Attorney General

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

William Griffin, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services

 

3:00 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bill Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

1:00 PM FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Agency of Natural Resources

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Joanna Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

 


115 State Street

Montpelier, VT   05633

Tel:  (802) 828-2228

Fax:  (802) 828-2424

 

 

Sen. Kevin Mullin, Chair

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Vice Chair

Sen. Philip Baruth

Sen. Becca Balint

Sen. Alison Clarkson, Clerk

STATE OF VERMONT

Senate

 

Senate Committee on Economic Development; Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 4:22 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM Workforce Education and Training Report

Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor

 

10:30 AM Main Street Alliance of Vermont

Overview & Legislative Priorities

Lindsay DesLauriers, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Main Street Alliance of VT

 

11:00 AM Committee Discussion - Priorities

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

9:00 AM Roadmap to End Homelessness

Angus Chaney, Director of Housing, Agency of Human Services

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

Larry Oaks, Director, CSH New England, Corporation of Supportive Housing

 

10:00 AM iPad Training

 

11:00 AM Community Action Agencies

Witnesses to be announced

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

10:00 AM Committee Field Trip

Vermont Farm and Food Center, West Street, Rutland

Trip taken jointly with Senate Agriculture

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM Cross Border Study

VEGI Technical Working Group Report

Act 157 Update

 

Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

9:45 AM Affordable Housing and Homelessness Priorities

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

10:15 AM 15  Minute Break

 

10:30 AM Vermont Futures Project

William Shouldice, Planning and Zoning Commission Member

Jeff Lewis, Executive Director, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Stromsten, VT Chamber of Commerce

 

11:30 AM Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 


Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 4:45 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1:00 PM S. 1 - An act relating to the determination of average daily membership for the 2016–2017 school year and equalized pupil count for fiscal year 2018

Possible mark-up and vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:30 PM S. 18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Introduction of Bill by sponsor, walk-through and testimony

 Jeanette K. White, Senate Committee on Judiciary - Invited

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris Evans, Assistant Director for Student Media, University of Vermont, Student Life

Kelsey Neubauer, Student Editor-in-Chief, The Vermont Cynic, UVM

Jake Bucci, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School

Alexandre Silberman, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School

 

3:00 AM iPad Training

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

 

4:00 PM Security Training

Janet Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

1:00 PM Senate Floor

 

15 min after Floor Rule-making Authority of the State Board of Education and Proposed Rules

Witnesses TBA

 

2:00 PM Act 46

Walk-through

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM Act 46

Nicole Mace, Executive  Director, Vermont School Boards' Association

 

3:45 PM Rule-making Authority of the State Board of Education and Proposed Rules

Witnesses TBA

 

4:30 PM Committee discussion re: findings and impressions

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:30 PM Rule-making Authority of the State Board of Education and Proposed Rules

Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges - Invited

 

2:00 PM Rule-making Authority of the State Board of Education and Proposed Rules

Witnesses TBA

 

4:00 PM Committee discussion re: findings and impressions

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

1:00 AM Committee Field Trip

 

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 Finance

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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 4:30 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

1:30 PM S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

2:00 PM IT Training

 

3:00 PM 15  Minute Break

 

3:15 PM S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

David Coates

 

3:45 PM S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

Representative from National Council of State Legislators - via phone

 

4:30 PM Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1:00 PM Contracts 101: State Procurement Procedures

Debbie Damore, Purchasing and Contracting Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

 

2:15 PM Econometric  Model

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

2:45 PM 15  Minute Break

 

3:00 PM Law Enforcement

Witnesses to be announced

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:00 PM Governor's Accountability Report

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

 

2:00 PM S. 13 - An act relating to fees and costs allowed at a tax sale

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM Constitutional Convention

 

3:00 PM 15  Minute Break

 

3:15 PM Election Issues

James Condos, Secretary of State

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

1:00 PM S. 17 - An act relating to the qualifications of candidates for Adjutant and Inspector General

Markup & Vote

 

1:30 PM S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 


Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 2:05 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM Senate Convenes

 

After the floor Mental Health Advocate Update

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project

A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont

 

10:30 AM Health Insurance Regulation

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Phil Keller, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Emily Brown, Insurance Rates & Forms Assistant Director, Department of Financial Regulation

 

11:15 AM Updates and Priorities

Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society

Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman

 

9:30 AM Bi-State Primary Care Association

Sharon Winn, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

10:00 AM Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group

 

11:00 AM Vermont Health Connect

Response to Report

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Cassandra Madison, Director of Operations, Vermont Health Connect

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

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

Samantha Nelson, Government Affairs Consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Green Mountain Care Board

Review charge

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:10 AM Green Mountain Care Board

Update

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:15 AM Review List of Reports Due to Committee

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:45 AM Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM Adjourn

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Update and Confirmation Interview

Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

9:30 AM S. 14 - An act relating to expanding the Vermont Practitioner Recovery Network

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM Introduction

Meet and Greet, Vision and Issues

MaryKate Mohlman, Director of Health Reform, Agency of Administration

 

11:00 AM iPad Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM Senate Convenes

 

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

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 3:37 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM Security Training

With the Sergeant at Arms

 

2:30 PM Capital Bill

Review of  Language from 2016

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

1:00 PM Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

Senate Institutions, Senate Finance, Senate Appropriations

Room 10

                                               

 

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:00 PM Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM Update

Status of projects from the 2016 Capital Bill

Commissioner Chris Cole, Buildings and General Services

 

3:00 PM Overview and Introduction

Department of Corrections

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

11:30 AM Senate Convenes

 

1:00 PM Ipad Training

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 8 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.

 

 




 

Montpelier, VT   05633

Tel:  (802) 828-2228

Fax:  (802) 828-2424

 

 

Sen. Dick Sears, Chair

Sen. Joe Benning, Vice Chair

Sen. Jeanette K. White

Sen. Alice W. Nitka

Sen. Tim Ashe

STATE OF VERMONT

Senate

 

Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 4:17 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM S. 5 - An act relating to plea agreements

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

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

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

 

10:45 AM Electronic Monitoring

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

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

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

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Bill Bohnyak, Sheriff, Vermont Sheriffs Association - Invited

 

12:00 PM Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

 Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

8:45 AM S. 3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Walk Thru

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Richard Cassidy, Esq., Rich Cassidy Law

Doug Bouchard, Executive Director, Northeast Kingdom Human Services

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project - Invited

Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

 

10:00 AM Break

 

10:30 AM S. 3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Wilda White, Executive  Director, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Shireen Hart, Esquire

Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society

Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services

 

12:00 PM Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:30 AM Loopholes in Vermont Sex Abuse Laws

Boston Globe Spotlight Report

Room11

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

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

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

 

10:00 AM Break

 

10:30 AM Loopholes in Vermont Sex Abuse Laws

Mill Moore, Executive Director, Vermont Independent Schools Association

 

12:00 PM Adjourn

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 AM S. 12 - An act relating to increasing the maximum prison sentence for first, second, and subsequent offenses of aggravated animal cruelty

Walk thru

Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture

Regan Howard

 

10:15 AM Break

 

10:30 AM Meeting with Sargent at Arms

 

10:45 AM Ipad Trainng

 

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 7

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 5:44 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM Senate Convenes

 

10:00 AM Net-Metering

Overview of Act 99 of 2014

 

10:30 AM Net-Metering

Status of the Public Service Board Rule

Jake Marren, Staff Attorney, Public Service Board

 

11:30 AM Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

1:00 PM Senate Convenes

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:30 AM To Be Determined

 

1:00 PM Senate Convenes

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 AM To Be Determined

 

11:30 AM Senate Convenes

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Heather Calderwood at 802-828-2352 or hcalderwood@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 Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

January 15, 2017 - January 21, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 10:13 AM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM Senate Convenes

 

10:00 AM Vermont League of Cities & Towns update

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns

 

11:00 AM Revenue Update

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

9:00 AM Maintenance and Operations Bureau Program Overview

District organization / maintenance challenges with district personnel

Scott Rogers, Maintenance and Operations Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

Wayne Gammell, Deputy Director of Maintenance & Operations Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Ernie Patnoe, General Manager, District 8 St Albans

Nicole Pierpont, Apprentice Maintenance Worker, Agency of Transportation

Jerold Kinney, Transportation Area Maintenance Supervisor, District 4  Randolph Garage

Roy Willey, Area Maintenance Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

Bill Sargent, Bridge Crew Manager, Agency of Transportation

Brian Roberts, Transportation Area Maintenance Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

David Blackmore, District Transportation Administrator, Agency of Transportation

 

11:00 AM Maintenance and Operations Bureau Program Overview

VTrans Training Center

Workforce recruitment development and retention

Scott Rogers, Maintenance and Operations Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

Christine Hetzel, VTrans Training Center Manager, Agency of Transportation

Lori Valburn, Civil Rights & Labor Compliance Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM Maintenance & Operations Bureau Program Overview

Central Garage / TSMO / Town Grant Programs

Ken Valentine, Central Garage Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

Alec Portalupi, Technical Services Manager, Agency of Transportation

Josh Schultz, Project Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM Local Motion update

Emily Boedecker, Executive Director, Local Motion

Jason Van Driesche, Director of Advocacy & Education

 

11:00 AM Fleet Funding Initiative

Col.  Matt Birmingham, Dir, Vermont State Police

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM Project Delivery Bureau Program Overview

On time delivery - Production

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

Ken Robie, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM Aid to towns

also annual reports review

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

 

10:30 AM Break

 

11:00 AM Project Delivery Bureau Program Overview

Utilities in ROW, Education on State of Practice

Robert White, Right of Way Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

11:30 AM Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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