H.205 (Act 35)

An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Sponsors: Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Rep. Amy Sheldon , Rep. Janet Ancel, Rep. Peter Anthony, Rep. Sarah "Sarita" Austin, Rep. John Bartholomew, Rep. Matthew Birong, Rep. Thomas Bock, Rep. Timothy Briglin, Rep. Cynthia Browning, Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Rep. Mollie Burke, Rep. R. Scott Campbell, Rep. James Carroll, Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Rep. Annmarie Christensen, Rep. Kevin Christie, Rep. Brian Cina, Rep. Sara Coffey, Rep. Selene Colburn, Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Rep. Peter Conlon, Rep. Mari Cordes, Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Rep. Johannah Donovan, Rep. David Durfee, Rep. Robert Forguites, Rep. John Gannon, Rep. Marcia Gardner, Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Rep. Sandy Haas, Rep. Matthew Hill, Rep. Philip "Jay" Hooper, Rep. Robert Hooper, Rep. Lori Houghton, Rep. Mary Howard, Rep. Kimberly Jessup, Rep. John Killacky, Rep. Martin LaLonde, Rep. Diane Lanpher, Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Rep. Terence Macaig, Rep. James Masland, Rep. Michael McCarthy, Rep. Curtis McCormack, Rep. James McCullough, Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Rep. Daniel Noyes, Rep. John O'Brien, Rep. Carol Ode, Rep. Kelly Pajala, Rep. Avram Patt, Rep. David Potter, Rep. Zachariah Ralph Watson, Rep. Marybeth Redmond, Rep. Lucy Rogers, Rep. Robin Scheu, Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Rep. Mary Sullivan, Rep. George Till, Rep. Maida Townsend, Rep. Tommy Walz, Rep. Rebecca White, Rep. David Yacovone, Rep. Michael Yantachka

Last Recorded Action: 5/29/2019 - House message: Governor approved bill on <strong>May 28, 2019</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Sponsor
Cary Giguere, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Mike Palmer, Owner, French Hill Apiaries
Charles Mraz, Owner, Champlain Valley Apiaries
Henry Witte, Manager, Montpelier Aubuchon Store #045
Ross Conrad, Owner, Dancing Bee Gardens
Bill Mares, Former President, Vermont Beekeepers Association
Judy Bellairs, Forest and Wildlife Committee, Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club
Shaina Kasper, Toxic Action Center-VT
Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Syngenta, Bayer
Maddie Kempner, Membership and Advocacy Coordinator, NOFA-Vermont

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:00 PM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Sheri Englert, Owner, Vermont Beekeeping Supply, LLC
Samantha Alger, Graduate Research Fellow, Biology Department, UVM
Kevin Komer, Vermont Golf Course Superintendents Association

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:45 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Jack Rath, President, Vermont Beekeepers Association
15 minutes after Floor

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Keri Carstens, Integrated Product Research and Stewardship, Dupont Pioneer's Seed Treatment Enterprise
Frank Wong, Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Bayer
Meg Nelson, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
Vanessa Brown, Movement for Pollinator Survival
Emily Lanxner, Movement for Pollinator Survival

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
2:00 PM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
2:30 PM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Roland Smith, Owner, Singing Cedars Apiaries
15 minutes after Floor

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

committee discussion

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H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee discussion and vote


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:15 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Sponsor
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:20 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
1:25 PM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

possible vote


Thursday, March 21, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:00 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Overview

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
4:30 PM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee on Appropriations amendment
Committee on Ways and Means amendment


Thursday, April 11, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Room 10

Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Reporter of bill
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Greg Smela, Webmaster, Vermont Beekeepers Association
Samantha Alger, Research Affiliate, Plant and Soil Science Department, UVM
David Tremblay, Apiary Inspector, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Bill Mares, Former President, Vermont Beekeepers Association
Jack Rath, President, Vermont Beekeepers Association
John Hayden, Owner, The Farm Between
Larry Keefe, President, Vermont Golf Course Superintendents Association
Matt McMahon, Lobbyist, McLean, Meehan & Rice
Henry Witte, Manager, Montpelier Aubuchon Store #045
Judy Bellairs, Pollinator Protection Leader, Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club
Ross Conrad, Owner, Dancing Bee Gardens
James Maroney, Owner/Operator, Oliver Hill Farm
Sylvia Knight, Resident, Burlington
Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Testimony and committee discussion

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Syngenta, Bayer
Kanika Gandhi, Clean Energy and Environmental Advocate, VPIRG

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:15 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:30 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Friday, April 19, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:30 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides


Thursday, April 25, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Presentation of Neoniconitoid Pesticides; Safety and Use
Joint hearing with Senate Agriculture Committee
Room 10

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Erica Cummings, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Nona estrin, East Montpeleir
Ross Conrad, Owner, Dancing Bee Gardens
Judy Bellairs, Pollinator Protection Leader, Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club
Bill Mares, Former President, Vermont Beekeepers Association
Mike Bald, Founder and Owner, Got Weeds?

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Presentation of Neoniconitoid Pesticides; Safety and Use
Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee
Room 10

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Erica Cummings, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Nona estrin, East Montpeleir
Ross Conrad, Owner, Dancing Bee Gardens
Judy Bellairs, Pollinator Protection Leader, Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club
Bill Mares, Former President, Vermont Beekeepers Association
Mike Bald, Founder and Owner, Got Weeds?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:30 PM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Walk-through

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, CropLife America

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:30 PM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Vote


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:15 PM

H.205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee discussion

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management