H.171 (Act 45)

An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Sponsors: Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Rep. Kathleen James, Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Rep. Michael Marcotte, Rep. Maida Townsend, Rep. Theresa Wood, Rep. David Yacovone , Rep. Peter Anthony, Rep. Sarah "Sarita" Austin, Rep. Lynn Batchelor, Rep. Matthew Birong, Rep. Alyssa Black, Rep. Tiffany Bluemle, Rep. Seth Bongartz, Rep. Michelle Bos-Lun, Rep. Erin Brady, Rep. Timothy Briglin, Rep. Jana Brown, Rep. Mollie Burke, Rep. Elizabeth Burrows, Rep. R. Scott Campbell, Rep. Seth Chase, Rep. Kevin Christie, Rep. Brian Cina, Rep. Sara Coffey, Rep. Selene Colburn, Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Rep. Peter Conlon, Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Rep. Mari Cordes, Rep. Karen Dolan, Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Rep. Katherine Donnally, Rep. David Durfee, Rep. Caleb Elder, Rep. Alice Emmons, Rep. John Gannon, Rep. Leslie Goldman, Rep. Kenneth Goslant, Rep. Maxine Grad, Rep. James Gregoire, Rep. Philip "Jay" Hooper, Rep. Robert Hooper, Rep. Lori Houghton, Rep. Mary Howard, Rep. Stephanie Jerome, Rep. John Killacky, Rep. Warren Kitzmiller, Rep. Martin LaLonde, Rep. Diane Lanpher, Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Rep. William Lippert, Rep. Emily Long, Rep. James Masland, Rep. Michael McCarthy, Rep. James McCullough, Rep. Francis McFaun, Rep. Leland Morgan, Rep. Michael Morgan, Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Rep. Logan Nicoll, Rep. Michael Nigro, Rep. Robert Norris, Rep. Daniel Noyes, Rep. Carol Ode, Rep. Woodman Page, Rep. Kelly Pajala, Rep. Carolyn Partridge, Rep. Avram Patt, Rep. Ann Pugh, Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Rep. Marybeth Redmond, Rep. Carl Rosenquist, Rep. Brian Savage, Rep. Robin Scheu, Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, Rep. Patrick Seymour, Rep. Amy Sheldon, Rep. Katherine Sims, Rep. Taylor Small, Rep. Harvey Smith, Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Rep. Gabrielle Stebbins, Rep. Thomas Stevens, Rep. George Till, Rep. Tristan Toleno, Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky, Rep. Tommy Walz, Rep. Kathryn Webb, Rep. Kirk White, Rep. Rebecca White, Rep. Dane Whitman, Rep. Michael Yantachka

Last Recorded Action: 5/21/2021 - House message: Governor approved bill on <strong>June 1, 2021</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
1:15 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Walk-through

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families
Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
Beth Truzansky, Deputy Director, Building Bright Futures
10:15 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Continued testimony


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 mins after Floor

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Child Development Division Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Sarah Truckle, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
Miranda Gray, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
2:30 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Alyson Grzyb, Director, Bennington Early Childhood Center
Christy Swenson, Headstart Director, Capstone Community Action Council
Marsha Faryniarz, Interim CEO, Greater Burlington YMCA
Samara Mays, Director, Montpelier Children's House

Friday, February 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
immediately following the Floor

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Lisa Ventriss, President, Vermont Business Roundtable
Mark Foley, CEO, Foley Services
Dimitri Garder, CEO, Global-Z
Michael Seaver, Vermont President, People's United Bank
Jordan Giaconia, Public Policy Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
1:15 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Sonja Raymond, Executive Director, Vermont Association for the Education for Young Children
Jonny Flood, Early Educator, Turtle Island Children's Center, Member, Early Childhood Educators Coalition
2:00 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Committee discussion


Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
1:15 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Constituent testimony read into the record

Rep. Carl Rosenquist
1:30 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Section 13
Mark-up

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
3:15 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Section 8

John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
Darin Prail, IT Director, Agency of Human Services, Agency of Digital Services
3:50 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Constituent testimony read into the record
Committee discussion

Rep. James Gregoire

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up

10:30 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up continued

11:30 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Shawn Shouldice-McShane, Lobbyist, National Federation of Independent Businesses
15 mins after Floor

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:30 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Child Development Division Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Miranda Gray, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
Sarah Truckle, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance
Reeva Sullivan Murphy, Former Deputy Commissioner, Division of Child Development, Department for Children and Families
10:45 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Witnesses continued from 9:00 a.m.
Mark-up

after the Joint Assembly

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up and possible vote


Friday, February 26, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up and possible vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Child Development Division Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Reeva Sullivan Murphy, Former Deputy Commissioner, Division of Child Development, Department for Children and Families
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
15 mins after the Floor

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up and possible vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Child Development Division Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Reeva Sullivan Murphy, Former Deputy Commissioner, Division of Child Development, Department for Children and Families
Sarah Truckle, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
1:15 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up and possible vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Miranda Gray, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Sarah Truckle, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Afterschool and Parent Child Centers
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up and vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Afterschool and Parent Child Centers
Sarah Truckle, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
AfterJoint Assembly

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up and vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Truckle, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Afterschool and Parent Child Centers
Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Child Development Division Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Review

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Rep. Ann Pugh, Chair, House Committee On Human Services
Rep. Theresa Wood, Reporter, House Committee On Human Services
Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Reporter, House Committee On Human Services
Rep. Francis McFaun, Reporter, House Committee On Human Services
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, March 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
-

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Updates


Friday, March 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:30 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Committee Discussion/Vote


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:30 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Amendment


Friday, April 2, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Introduction, walk-through, testimony

Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Reporter, House Committee On Human Services
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
Beth Truzansky, Deputy Director, Building Bright Futures

Friday, April 2, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 minutes after Floor

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Update on introduction of bill to the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Reporter, House Committee On Human Services

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Testimony

Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
Christy Swenson, Headstart Director, Capstone Community Action Council
Deb Gass, Executive Director, Early Educational Services of Brattleboro
Elizabeth Brown, Director, Rutland County Head Start
Steve Geller, Executive Director, Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)
Linda January, Executive Director, Otter Creek Child Center

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
3:25 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Updates


Thursday, April 15, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Testimony, mark-up, discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Truckle, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
Miranda Gray, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Child Development Division Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Sonja Raymond, Executive Director, Vermont Association for the Education for Young Children
Dimitri Garder, CEO, Global-Z
Jordan Giaconia, Public Policy Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Morgan Nichols, State Director, Main Street Alliance of Vermont

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:25 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Mark-up


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Discussion, possible vote


Thursday, April 22, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:30 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor, Chittenden County
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
2:00 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Senate Proposal of Amendment

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
15 mins after Floor

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Proposed amendment

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 7, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
2:30 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Amendment


Thursday, May 13, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Review of proposed House amendment

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
2:15 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

Senate Proposal of Amendment to House Proposal of Amendment

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel