S.8 (Act 79)

An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

Sponsors: Sen. Anthony Pollina , Sen. Jeanette White

Last Recorded Action: 6/21/2017 - Signed by Governor on <strong>June 14, 2017</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:20 PM

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

Walk thru of bill

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:25 PM

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

Kate Rader, League of Woman Voters
2:30 PM

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

Ben Kinsley, Policy Operations Manager, Campaign for Vermont
3:10 PM

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

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
3:30 PM

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

William Schubart, Fiction and Commentary Writer, Retired Businessman

Friday, January 13, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

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

James Condos, Secretary of State
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
1:45 PM

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

Thomas Joseph, Citizen
2:00 PM

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

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
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
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

Ethan Wilson, Center for Ethics in Government, National Council of State Legislators

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
3:00 PM

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

Michael Palmer, President, Ethics By Design
3:30 PM

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

Michael Kennedy, Bar Counsel, Vermont Bar Association
4:00 PM

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

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

Friday, January 20, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:30 PM

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

Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
2:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

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

after the Address

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


Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-after the floor

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

Committee Discussion
Markup, Possible Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michele Anderson, Legal Counsel, Department of Human Resources
Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Michael Duane, Director of the General Counsel and Administrative Law Division, Attorney General's Office
Ben Kinsley, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont Prosperity

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
after Joint Hearing

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

Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
3:10 PM

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

Sen. Jeanette K. White
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, February 17, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
10:30 AM

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

Sen. Jeanette K. White

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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

James Condos, Secretary of State
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
William Schubart, VT Ethics Commission
Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
Michael Kennedy, Bar Counsel, Vermont Bar Association
Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Madeline Motta, Certified Corporate and Ethics Professional, Integritas Consulting
Ben Kinsley, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont Prosperity
Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
Dottye Ricks, Vermont League of Women Voters
Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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

Testimony and Mark-up

Sen. Joe Benning, Chair, Senate Ethics
Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
Anne Galloway, Reporter, VT Digger
Michelle Anderson, Interim Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Ethics
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote

Tom Little, Resident, town of Shelburne
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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

Sen. Jeanette K. White, Senate Government Operations Committee
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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

Committee Mark-up. David Coates by phone: 802-864-7054 or 598-4514

Rep. Matthew Trieber
David Coates
Michael Palmer, President, Ethics By Design
Rich Clark, Director of the Castleton Polling Institute
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

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

Contracts

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

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

VOTE

Sen. Jeanette K. White
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 21, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

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

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

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

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Attorney, Attorney General's Office
Ben Kinsley, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont Prosperity
Madeline Motta, Certified Corporate and Ethics Professional, Integritas Consulting

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
8:30 AM

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

Rep. Maida Townsend, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 1, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
12:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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

AMENDMENTS

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-

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

Committee Discussion

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council