S.241

An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Sponsors: Sen. Jeanette White , Sen. Joseph Benning

Location: House Committee on Appropriations

Last Recorded Action: 4/19/2016 - Referred to Committee on <strong>Appropriations</strong> per Rule 35(a)

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

Friday, January 8, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

~ Room 10

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

~ Continue walk thru of the bills
Room 11

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Paul Doucette , Chief, Bennington Police Department, Chair of Vermont Chiefs Association
Steve Benard, Sheriff, Rutland County Sheriff's Department

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:20 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Sen. Jeanette K. White, '

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Room 10

Steve Waldo, Former DLC education
Margo Austin, Student Assistance Program, Burlington High School
Bob Doyle, SAM-Colorado
Tim Trevithick, Student Assistance Program, Champlain Valley Union High School
Representative Singer, Colorado
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Necrason Group
Howard Fairman, Citzen, Putney, VT
Bill Lofy, Vermont Cannabis Collaborative

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

~ Room 11

David Rettew M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Vermont Children's Hospital
Jill Rinehart M.D., Pediatrician, Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Chapter
Jon Porter MD, Family Physician, Director, University of Vermont Center for Health & Wellbeing
Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stuart Savel, VT Home Grown
Emily Amanna, VT Home Grown
Craig Smith, Clinical Director, Valley Vista

Monday, January 18, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana


Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Room 10

Evan Koslow, Vermont Green Mountain Growers
Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury
Sarah Downes, Enosburg
Minae Hooper, South Burlington
Jonathan Lang, Essex
Mariah Sanderson, Essex Junction
Rob Williams, Waitsfield, VT
Liam Corcoran, Burlington, VT
Catherine Antley, MD, Burlington, VT
Jennifer Decker, S. Burlington, VT
Dennis Delaney, Charlotte, VT
Trinna Larsen, Middlesex, VT
Kenneth Nosek, Burlington, VT
Joseph McSherry MD PhD, Richmond, VT
Templin Moyer, Winooski, VT
Gloria Varagallo, Jericho, VT
Leonard Nichols, E. Berkshire, VT
Nick Karabelas, Burlington, VT
Fred Einspruch, Burlington, VT
Ben Joseph, North Hero, VT
Mike Millstone, Charlotte, VT
Eli Harrington, Burlington, VT
Kim Maloney, Westford, Vt
Margo Austin, Richmond, Vt, Richmond, VT
Charles Chamberlin, Burlington, VT
William Reed, Waterbury, VT
Joe Veldon, Owner, Morrisville, Vt
Alan Turnbull, Burlington, VT
Michael Thompson, Richmond, VT
Michael Thompson, Richmond, VT

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:30 AM

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-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Andrew Freedman, Governor's Office of Marijuana Coordination, Governor's Office, Colorado
George Merkel, President, Vermont Police Association

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Bill Review

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana


Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

- role of municipalities
- Control Board

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
Nels Kloster, Medical Director Cooccurring Unit, Hawthorn Recovery Center
Peter Hathaway, Student Assistance Program, People's Academy, Morrisville, VT
John Flannigan, Department of Public Safety
Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County
Rick Garza, Director Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Washington State
Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Friday, January 22, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Department of Public Safety
Lt. Reg Trayah, Station Commander, Shaftsbury, Clandestine Lab Commander, Vermont State Police
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Sal Pace, County Commissioner, Pueblo County, Colorado

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
-

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Walk thru

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up of the bills

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
James Pepper, Governor's Office
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up of the bills

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up of the bills

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up of the bills

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Sen. Dick Sears
James Giffin, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Department of Public Safety
James Pepper, Governor's Office

Friday, January 29, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Room 11
Mark up

Sen. David Zuckerman, Senate Committee on Agriculture
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Room 11
Vote


Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
John Scheer, CPA, Board Member and Treasurer, Vermont Patients Alliance Inc.
4:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

MEETING HELD IN SENATE CHAMBER

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
George Merkel, Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association
Jennifer Morrison, Chief, Chittenden County Law Enforcement Executives
Jim Roy, DRE Trainer, Colchester
Brian Kilcullen, Chief, Rutland
Paul Doucette , Chief, Chair of Vermont Chiefs Association
Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department
Stephen Bernard, Sheriff, Rutland County Sheriff's Department
Matthew Birmingham, Colonel, Vermont State Police
David Malloy, Safety Manager, Bellavance Trucking Co.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:45 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Tax Issues

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
3:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Bill Lofy, Chief of Staff, Vermont Cannabis Collaborative
3:40 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Marijuana prices on the black market

Glenn Hall, Major, Vermont State Police
4:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Todd LaBaugh, Entrepreneur
5:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Regulation & Workforce Issues

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
William Smith, Attorney, Truck and Bus Association
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Tori Ossola, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
Bill Lofy, Chief of Staff, Vermont Cannabis Collaborative
Stuart Savel

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:50 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Ms. Jaime Lewis, Chairwoman, National Cannabis Industry Association & CO Cannabis Business Alliance
Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics
Hadley Ford, Managing Director, IAnthus Capital Management
3:10 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
4:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark-Up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 5, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
1:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
1:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Department of Public Safety
3:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:50 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

John Hollar, Director, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC

Friday, February 5, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Regulation & Workforce Issues - to be held in Room 10

Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Angel Rayford, Intern, Office of Legislative Council
Bill Lofy, Chief of Staff, Vermont Cannabis Collaborative
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
Sen. David Zuckerman
Emily Amanna, Member, VT Home Grown
Jo McGuire, Chair of the Marijuana Education Committee, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association

Friday, February 5, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendment from Senate Finance

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 5, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:15 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
James Pepper, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Policy Advisor, Governor's Office
2:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark Up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:35 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Regulations & Workforce Issues

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Todd LaBaugh, Entrepreneur
John Hollar, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC
Sen. David Zuckerman
Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

John Conner, Connor Contracting
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Jo McGuire, Chair of the Marijuana Education Committee, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Labor Group
10:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

MEETING WILL BE HELD IN ROOM 10

Chris Cole, Secretary, Agency of Transportation
Scott Davidson, Governor's Highway Safety Program, Governor's Highway Safety Program
Jake Elovirta, Chief of Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
Chris Louras, Mayor, Rutland City
Francis Buck, Vermont State Firefighters Association
Tom Gorman, Director, Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Area
Rob Sharpe, Washington State Police
Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:45 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Charles Karparis, Senior Vice President, Mortgage and Lending Department, Vermont State Employees Credit Union
4:15 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mark up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 12, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Discuss and Vote


Friday, February 12, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
James Pepper, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Policy Advisor, Governor's Office
Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-after the floor

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Drug Testing Issues

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Drug Testing Issues

David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working Vermont
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Justin Johnson, Secretary, Agency of Administration
Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
Emily Byrne, Director, Budget Management Division, Department of Finance & Management
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Joe Flynn, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Joanne Chadwick, Business Manager, Department of Public Safety
Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Department of Public Safety
Chris Cole, Secretary, Agency of Transportation

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Reviewed Senate Finance Amendments to Senate Judiciary Amendments

Sen. Tim Ashe

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's, Sheriff's and Special Investigative Units
2:15 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Cary Giguere, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
2:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Mary Peterson, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
Gregg Mousley, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
2:45 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
Paul Daley, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Health
3:15 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Sen. Tim Ashe

Friday, February 19, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Friday, February 19, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments from Senate Finance

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Michael Sirotkin, '
Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Necrason Group
11:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments from Senate Finance and Senate Economic Development, Housing & General Affairs

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Philip Baruth, Addison

Monday, February 22, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee Discussion/Proposed Amendments/Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments from Senate Finance, Senate Appropriations, and Senate Transportation

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendment from Senate Economic Development, Housing & General Affairs

William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working Vermont
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:25 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments

Sen. John Rodgers
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendment(s)

Sen. David Zuckerman
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendments

Sen. John Rodgers
Sen. David Zuckerman
Sen. Michael Sirotkin
Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review Amendment(s)

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
Sen. Michael Sirotkin, '
Sen. Dick McCormack

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
3:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Introductory remarks

Sen. Dick Sears
Sen. Joe Benning

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Introductory remarks followed by walk-through in Room 11

Rep. Christopher Pearson
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 min. after Floor

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Walk-through continued

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Walk Through, Room 11


Friday, March 18, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
--

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Review current law on Dram Shop possession of alcohol by persons under age of 21.
Review of current law on manufacturing of meth and S.241 section on butane.

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
2:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Highway safety/drugged driving

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Vermont State Police
David Cahill, Windsor County State's Attorney
Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Public health

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jon Porter MD, Family Physician, Director, University of Vermont Center for Health & Wellbeing
John Hughes MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont
David Rettew MD, Child Psychiatrist, Associate Professor Of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine
William Roberts MD, PhD - Neurophysiology, Northwestern Medical Center
Tom Cahalan, Former Youth Services Training Coordinator, Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
Chris Louras, Mayor of City of Rutland; VLCT Vice-President and Chair of Public Safety Policy Committee, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Prevention/Highway safety

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Michael E. Schirling, Public Safety Consultant/Burlington Chief of Police (retired)
Chris Cole, Secretary, Agency of Transportation
Matthew Birmingham, Colonel, Department of Public Safety
Matt Simon, Legislative Analyst, Marijuana Policy Project
Fiona Couper Phd, Director, Washington State Highway Patrol Forensics Laboratory
Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
1:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Beau Kilmer, Senior Policy Researcher and Co-Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Friday, March 25, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Trey Williams, Pediatric Resident, UVM Medical Center
Molly Markowitz, 3rd year medical student, University of Vermont
10:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

David Cahill, Windsor County State's Attorney

Friday, March 25, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 mins after floor adjourns

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Walk through of pertinent sections of the bill

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Joint hearing with House Government Operations Committee in Room 11

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
Candice Bock, Government Relations Advocate, Association of Washington Cities
Kevin Bommer, Deputy Director, Colorado Municipal League
Rick Garza, Director Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Washington State
Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
M. Jerome Diamond, Diamond and Robinson
Justin St. James, Staff Attorney, City Of Burlington
3:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Andrew Freedman, Governor's Office of Marijuana Coordination, Governor's Office, Colorado
4:15 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:20 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:40 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Susan L Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
10:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

360-951-5390

Candice Bock, Government Relations Advocate, Association of Washington Cities
10:40 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

303-831-6411 x112

Kevin Bommer, Deputy Director, Colorado Municipal League
11:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
11:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

360-791-0835

Rick Garza, Director Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Washington State
11:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

M. Jerome Diamond, Diamond and Robinson
11:50 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Justin St. James, Staff Attorney, City Of Burlington

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Joint Hearing with H. Human Services and H. Judiciary Room 11

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Mary Segawa, Public Health Education Liaison, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Dale Robb, Executive Director, Serenity House
Lori Augustyniak, Coordinator, Prevention Works! VT
Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics
Dr. Margaret Coffey, Naturopathic Physician
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S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sunil Aggarwal, Palliative Medicine Physician and Associate Hospice Medical Director, MultiCare Institute for Research and Innovation, University of Washington State
Sara Puls, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Appellate and Juvenile Defender Division, Defender General's Office
Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
5:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Public hearing with H. Judiciary and H. Government Operations in House chambers

Abbie Wirth, East Ryegate
Kim Baker, Arlington
Frank Nelson, Pawlet
Kate Hunt, Fayston
Sarah Downes, Enosburg
Shenholm Anders, Montpelier
Tom Buchanan, Londonderry
Cindy Leszczak, West Townsend
Isabelle Boutin, Montpelier
Chris Dinnan, Wallingford
Richard Veitch, West Townsend
Jennifer Decker, S. Burlington, VT
Andrew Swingforth, Topsham
Jim Roy, Colchester Police
Jennifer Hasskamp, Montpelier
Bruce Richards, Newbury, VT
Ira Allen, Westford
Tavid Bingham, NAMI-VT
Paul Reis, Bellows Falls
Debbie Ramsdell, Bristol
Eli Harrington, Burlington
John Lang, Essex Junction
January Simpson, Montpelier
Matt Horn, West Dover
Vince Mulac, Jericho
Kimberly B. Cheney, Montpelier
Bill Coleman, Newark
David Sandelman, Weathersfield
Jason Grignon, Shelburne
Bonnie Scott, Grand Isle
Scott Sweaney, Burlington
Joe Pimentel, Stockbridge
Chris Condon, Chittenden
Jonny Adler, Stowe
Pete Shapiro, Williston
Timothy Fair, S. Burlington
Jeffrey Laughlin, Barre City
Adam Worch, Montpelier
Maria D'Haene, Barre Town
David Silberman, Middlebury
Bruce Kimball, Essex
Jerry Kilcourse, Montpelier
Nick Karabelas, Vershire
G. Harper Beal, Hyde Park
Mark Cole, S. Burlington
Michael Albright, Eden
Emily Amanna, Athens
Amos Newton, Jamaica
Kassim Ibrahim, Burlington High School
Hawa Adam, Burlington High School
Baklisa Abdikadir, Burlington High School
Sarah Mason, Burlington High School
Catherine Antley, Burlington, VT
Stuart Savel, Brattleboro
Jean Keiwel, Brattleboro
George Drew, Barre
Roger P. Ormiston, Montpelier
Susan Connerty, Stowe
Molly Markowitz, Winooski
Kimberly Blake, S. Burlington
Lance Fournier, Ferrisburg

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Joint Hearing with H. Human Services and H. Judiciary
Room 11

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Mary Segawa, Public Health Education Liaison, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Dale Robb, Executive Director, Serenity House
Lori Augustyniak, Coordinator, Prevention Works! VT
Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics
Margaret Coffey, Naturopathic Physician

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

David Cahill by phone

Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
David Cahill, State's Attorney for Windsor County
Keith Clark, Windham County Sheriff, Windham County Sheriff's Office
4:30 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Joint Public Hearing in Well of the House between House Government Operations and House Judiciary. Sign-up starts at 4:30 p.m.

Abbie Nirth, E. Ryegate
Kate Hunt, Fayston
Tim Buchanan, Londonderry
Chris Dinnan, Citizen, Wallingford
Andrew Swingforth, Topsham
Bruce Richards, Newbury, VT
Paul Reis, Bellows Falls
Debbie Ramsdell, Bristol
Eli Harrington, Burlington
Jonathan Lang, Essex Jct.
January Simpson, Montpelier
Matt Horn, West Dover
Vince Mulac, Jericho
Kimberly B. Cheney, Montpelier
Bill Coleman, Newark
David Sandelman, Weathersfield
Jason Grignon, Shelburne
Bonnie Scott, Grand Isle
Scott Sweaney, Burlington
Joe Pimentel, Stockbridge
Chris Condon, Chittenden
Timothy Fair, S. Burlington
Jeffrey Laughlin, Barre City
Adam Worch, Montpelier
Maria D'Haene, Barre Town
David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury
Bruce Kimball, Essex
Jerry Kilcourse, Montpelier
Nick Karabelas, Vershire
G. Harper Beal, Hyde Park
Mark Cole, S. Burlington
Michael Albright, Eden
Tavid Bingham
Pete Shapiro, Williston
Frank Nelson, Pawlet
Anders Shenholm, Montpelier
Isabelle Boutin, Montpelier
Jennifer Decker, S. Burlington
Jennifer Hasskamp, Montpelier
Kim Baker, Arlington
Sarah Downes, Enosburg
Cindy Leszczak, West Townsend
Richard Veitch, West Townsend
Jim Roy, DRE Trainer, Colchester Police
Ira Allen, Westford
Amos Newton, Jamaica
Emily Amanna, Athens
Emily Amanna, Athens
Kassim Ibrahim, Burlington High School
Hawa Adam, Burlington High School
Baklisa Abdikadir, Burlington High School
Sarah Mason, Burlington High School
Catherine Antley, MD, Burlington
Stewart Savel, Brattleboro
Jean Keiwel, Brattleboro
George Drew, Barre
Roger P. Ormiston, Montpelier
Susan Connerty, Stowe
Molly Markowitz, 3rd year medical student, University of Vermont, Winooski
Kimberly Blake, S. Burlington
Lance Fournier, Ferrisburg

Friday, April 1, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 min after Floor

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee discussion


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:25 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Witness testimony - 3 minutes per witness, including questions

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Scott Tucker, Captain, Vermont Police Association
Jennifer Morrison, Chief, Chittenden County Law Enforcement Executives
James Roy, Sargent, Colchester Police
9:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Witness testimony - 7 minutes per witness, including questions

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Margo Austin, Student Assistance Program, Richmond, VT
Nicole Mace, Research Coordinator, Vermont School Boards Association
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals Association
4:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee discussion of alternatives/committee bill

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Morrison, Chief, Chittenden County Law Enforcement Executives
Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department, Vermont Police Association
Paul Doucette , Chief of Police, Bennington, Chair, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
Robert Ryan, Canine Training Coordinator, Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council
Jim Roy, Sgt., DRE Trainer, Colchester
Stephen Benard, Sheriff, Rutland County, Sheriffs' Association
11:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee discussion; decriminalization and penalties provisions

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Cole, Secretary, Agency of Transportation
Scott Davidson, Director, Governor's Highway Safety Program
Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs, Agency of Administration
Greg Nagurney, Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
10:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tony Facos, Chief, Vermont Police Association
Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
15 min. after Floor

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 8, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee discussion and vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 min. after Floor

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Committee discussion and vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
2:15 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Matt Simon, Legislative Analyst, Marijuana Policy Project
Jerry Otero, Youth Policy Manager, Drug Policy Alliance Network
Margo Austin, Student Assistance Program Counselor, Burlington High School
Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:00 PM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Walk-Through &
Review of Fiscal Note

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Maria Belliveau, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Joe Flynn, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Chris Cole, Secretary, Agency of Transportation
Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
-After floor

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Margo Austin, Student Assistance Program, Burlington High School
2:30 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
10:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:45 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Possible Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:10 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Education and Prevention

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health