H.233

An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Sponsors: Rep. Amy Sheldon, Rep. James McCullough, Rep. Curtis McCormack, Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Rep. Mary Sullivan , Rep. Theresa Wood

Location: Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Last Recorded Action: 1/3/2018 - Referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Energy per Temporary Senate Rule 44A

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
2:00 PM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Introduction of bill

Rep. Amy Sheldon, East Middlebury

Friday, March 3, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
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H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Rep. Amy Sheldon, Sponsor
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Bill Driscoll, Associated Industries of Vermont
Lauren Hierl, Political Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Sharon Murray, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
Jim Shallow, Conservation and Policy Director, Audubon Vermont
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Steve Hardy, President, Vermont Forest Products Association
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Bill Keeton, Professor of Forest Ecology, University of Vermont

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
3:30 PM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Discussion committee & members.

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
2:15 PM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Draft 3.1

Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
Nick Ecker-Raez, Glover
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Lyn Desmarais, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Jim Shallow, Conservation and Policy Director, Audubon Vermont
Michael DeBonis, Executive Director, Green Mountain Club
William Sayer, Vermont Forest Products Association

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:15 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Markup.

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
5 min after floor

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Markup.

Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Markup and vote.

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Erik Sorenson, Community Ecologist, Natural Heritage Inventory, Department of Fish & Wildlife
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Monday, May 1, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10:00 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Discussion & vote.



Thursday, May 4, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Discussion of amendments.

Rep. Gary Nolan
Rep. Robert Bancroft

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Charlie Hancock, Consulting Forester, North Woods Forestry

Friday, March 2, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Jim Shallow, Conservation and Policy Director, Audubon Vermont
Michael Synder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Bill Review

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Pieter van Loon, Forester, Vermont Land Trust
Alex Barrett, Forester
Chris Fife, Resource Supervisor, Weyerhaeuser Company
Phil Huffman, Director of Landscape Conservation and Policy, The Nature Conservancy in Vermont

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Committee Discussion and Possible vote



Thursday, April 19, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Committee Discussion and Possible vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ryan Patch, Senior Agriculture Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Michael Synder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation