S.276 (Act 194)

An act relating to rural economic development

Sponsors: Sen. Robert Starr , Sen. Carolyn Branagan, Sen. Francis Brooks, Sen. Brian Collamore

Last Recorded Action: 5/30/2018 - Signed by Governor on <strong>May 30, 2018</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Friday, January 5, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Walk through of this bill and other bills in committee

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

Friday, January 12, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Brian Cotterill, Department of Public Service
Andrew Perchlik, CEDF Director, Public Service Department
Abby White, Director of Marketing, Communications and External Affairs, Efficiency Vermont

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Condaxis, Regulatory Forester, Ryegate Power Station
Mark Driscoll, Plant Manager, Ryegate Power Station
Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Robert Dostis, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations, Green Mountain Power
Scott Anderson, Manager of Rate Setting, Green Mountain Power
Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Tim Smith, Executive Director, Franklin County industrial Development Corporation
9:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Olivia Anderson Campbell, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Andy Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC
10:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tim Tierney, Director of Special Projects & Intergovernmental Affairs, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Friday, January 26, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Ed McNamara, Director of Planning and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service
10:15 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Robert Dostis, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations, Green Mountain Power

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
10:45 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Kirsten Sultan, District 7 Coordinator, Act 250
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Stephanie Smith, Chief Policy Enforcement Officer, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
11:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
Jesse Freedman, School Energy Management Program Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent, Caledonia North Supervisory Union

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jill Remick, Director, Department of Taxes
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10:20 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Additional subject: wetland fees

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
11:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Friday, February 2, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Charlie Hancock, Consulting Forester, North Woods Forestry
Chris Fife, Resource Supervisor, Weyerhaeuser Company
Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Abby White, Director of Marketing, Communications and External Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
Tom Martin, Cersosimo Lumber, Brattleboro

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
11:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 9, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
David Sherr, Attorney General's Office
Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Discussion and possible vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Friday, February 16, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
8:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Discussion and possible vote.

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, GMP, VEC, VELCO

Friday, February 23, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:45 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Walk through

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Continued Discussion

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee Discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
Michael Synder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Rebecca Ryan, Senior Director, Health Promotion and Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
10:45 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

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
8:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
9:50 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
11:15 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Mark up

2:00 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Vote


Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:45 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Draft 1.1

Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:00 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Vote

Michael Descrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, DPS
Douglas Farnham, Director and Tax Research Economist, Department of Taxes
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Olivia Anderson Campbell, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10:45 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Robert Dostis, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations, Green Mountain Power
Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Ansley Bloomer, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Andy Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC
Abby White, Director of Marketing, Communications and External Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
11:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Sen. John Rodgers
Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
11:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 6, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
following

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jane Clifford, Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:15 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
10:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

11:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes

Friday, April 13, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael Smith, Director of Operations, Department of Motor Vehicles
Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
Andrea Stander, Consultant, Rural Vermont

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:00 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
Rebekah Weber, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Conservation Law Foundation
Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
Ellen Czajkowski, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
10:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:45 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Rep. Mark Higley

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee discussion

10:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebekah Weber, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Conservation Law Foundation

Friday, April 20, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:00 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Phil Benedict, Former Administrator, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Randy Richardson, Chair, Vermont Trails and Greenways Council
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Tom Eaton, Agricultural Consulting Services
Eric Clifford, , Clifford Farm
David Conant, Riverside Farm
Lorenzo Whitcomb, Dairy farmer, North Williston Cattle Company
Reg Chaput, Chaput Family Farms
Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 27, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Ellen Czajkowski, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
1:50 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
3:00 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Agriculture Committee Report

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Reporter, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
10:20 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:45 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety

Friday, May 4, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
15 minutes after Floor

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Friday, May 4, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Andy Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC
Andrew Perchlik, CEDF Director, Public Service Department
Olivia Campbell Andersen, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont

Monday, May 7, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

potential vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, VELCO
Ellen Czajkowski, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
5:30 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:20 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Ellen Czajkowski, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Laura Sibilia, , House Committee on Energy and Technology
Rep. Martha Feltus, House Committee on Appropriations
Rep. Cynthia Browning, House Ways & Means Committee

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:45 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ryan Patch, Senior Agriculture Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets