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Bill Status H.360

H.360

An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Sponsors:

Last Recorded Action: 5/11/2021 - Favorable report with proposal of amendment by Committee on <strong>Appropriations</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
3:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Walk-through

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
2:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Property Tax Exemption for Broadband Fiber

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
1:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony from Independent Telephone / Broadband Companies of Vermont

Kim Gates, Controller, Franklin Telephone and Independent Telephone Companies
Scott Brooks, Manager - State Government Affairs, TDS Telecom
Roger Nishi, Vice President, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom and Independent Telecom
Tim Nulty, CEO, Mansfield Community Fiber, Inc.
Leslie Nulty, CFO, Mansfield Community Fiber, Inc.
3:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

History of Vermont Telecommunications Authority

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

History of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority

Chris Campbell, Former Executive Director, Vermont Telecommunication Authority Board
2:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony from Vermont Communications Union Districts Association (VCUDA)

F.X. Flinn, Chair, VCUDA
Kristen Fountain, Vice President, VCUDA

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Washington Electric Coop Testimony on Fiber Property Tax Exemption

Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
Barry Bernstein, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop
10:30 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Tax Department Testimony on Fiber Property Tax Exemption

Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
Joan White, Utility Analyst, Public Utility Commission

Friday, February 5, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
After the Floor

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Department of Public Service Overview of Connectivity Division, Connectivity Initiative, and Connectivity Fund

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion and Mark-up


Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
1:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Kingdom Fiber Testimony

Michael Birnbaum, Owner, Kingdom Fiber

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Treasurer Testimony on Broadband Lending Program Expansion

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
10:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Vermont Electric Coop Testimony

Rebecca Towne, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
11:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony from Independent Telephone / Broadband Companies of VT

Roger Nishi, Vice President, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom and Independent Telecom

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
8:30 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Walk-through

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Consolidated Communications

Jeff Austin, Senior Director, Fiber Build Strategy, Consolidated Communications
Erika Smith, Director - Legislative and Regulatory Matters, Consolidated Communications
10:30 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Department of Public Service Testimony on Open Access, State-Owned Assets, and the Role of the Rural Broadband Tech Assistant Specialist

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service

Friday, February 12, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
10:30 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony Regarding Broadband Lending Program Expansion

Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Thad Richardson, CFO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Carole Monroe, Board Chair, ValleyNet
Stan Williams, Board Treasurer, ValleyNet
Jim Anderson, Senior Vice President, Municipal Capital Markets Group
1:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion and Walk-Through

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
3:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Workforce Development

Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor
Sue Kay, President, Eustis Cable Enterprises
4:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony from DPS Commissioner Tierney

June Tierney, Commissioner, Public Service Department

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Pole Surveying

F.X. Flinn, Chair, VCUDA
10:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Zachary Tomanelli, Communications and Technology Director, VPIRG
David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
Adam Lougee, Executive Director, Addison County Regional Commission
11:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony on Vermont Telecom Authority

Christa Shute, Former Staff, Vermont Telecommunication Authority Board
After the Floor

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Draft 3.1 Walk-through and Discussion

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
8:30 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony

Holly Groschner, Delegate and Chair, ECFiber
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H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion

After the Floor

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
11:30 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Draft 4.1 Walk-through

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
After the Floor

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 26, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After the Floor

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Barry Bernstein, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop
Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
3:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

VEDA Broadband Expansion Lending Program

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Tom Huestis, Senior Managing Director, Public Resources Advisory Group
Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Thad Richardson, CFO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

potential vote

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
David Healy, Board Member, CVFiber

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
3:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
11:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:15 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Review of the Bill

Rep. Timothy Briglin, Chair, House Committee on Energy and Technology
Rep. Laura Sibilia, Reporter, House Committee on Energy and Technology
Rep. Caleb Elder, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:53 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Chris Delia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
2:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mulvaney-Stanak Amendment Discussion

Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Sponsor of Amendment
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:30 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Amendment

Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Sponsor of amendment
11:45 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Floor Amendment - Discussion


Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

H.360 vs S.118

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Tom Evslin, Former Vermont Chief Recovery Officer, Co-founder of Broadband Equity Now
2:45 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Lessons from the VTA

Chris Campbell, Former Executive Director, Vermont Telecommunications Authority
Holly Groschner, Former Legal Counsel, Vermont Telecommunications Authority

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Update on CUDs

Robert Fish, Rural Broadband Technical Assistance Specialist, Department of Public Service
2:15 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Commissioner Tierney's Review of H.360 and S.118

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:15 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

CUDs - Update on Status and Future Plans/Abilities (10 min each)

Sean Kio, Chair, Northwest CUD
Michael Rooney, Chair, Lamoille FiberNet
Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
Bill Moore, Chair, Otter Creek CUD
Steve Huffaker, Chair, Maple Broadband
Evan Carlson, Chair, NEK Community Broadband
Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
Jeff Such, Chair, Southern Vermont CUD
Ann Manwaring, Chair, DVFiber
Jeremy Hansen, Chair, CVFiber
F.X. Flinn, Chair, ECFiber

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Other ISP Providers

Leslie Nulty, CFO, Mansfield Community Fiber, Inc.
Kim Gates, Controller, Franklin Telephone and Independent Telephone Companies
Bryan Marteeny, General Manager, Topsham Telephone
Roger Nishi, Vice President, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom and Independent Telecom
Michael Birnbaum, Owner, Kingdom Fiber
Erika Smith, Director - Legislative and Regulatory Matters, Consolidated Communications
Jeff Austin, Senior Director, Fiber Build Strategy, Consolidated Communications
Elin Katz, VP Utilities, Tilson
3:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Testimony continued

4:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

VEDA's Role

Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Friday, April 9, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Broadband in Affordable Multifamily Housing

Molly Dugan, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Cathedral Square
Kathy Beyer, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Evernorth (formerly Housing Vermont)
2:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Irv Thomae, Former Chair, ECFiber
4:15 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:45 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Michel Guite, President, V-Tel
Arianna Robinson, Chief Technology Officer, VTel
Gordon Mathews, Vice President Legal and Regulatory Affairs, VTel

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Act 79- Make-Ready Provisions and Pole Harvesting - Where are we and what is needed?

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
F.X. Flinn, Chair, ECFiber
Jeremy Hansen, Chair, CVFiber
Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
Rob White, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation
Craig Keller, Utilities and Permits Manager, Agency of Transportation
3:10 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Property Tax Exemption

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 16, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion


Friday, April 23, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Net Neutrality

Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
4:25 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:15 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion

4:45 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
Irv Thomae, Former Chair, ECFiber

Friday, April 30, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

3:45 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Cliff Duncan, Owner, Duncan Cable TV

Monday, May 3, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:00 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
11:00 AM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

1:30 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
4:15 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Review Senator Brock's Amendment and Possible Vote

Sen. Randy Brock, Sponsor
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Tom Evslin, Former Vermont Chief Recovery Officer, Co-founder of Broadband Equity Now
Mary Evslin, Volunteer, Broadband Equity NOW
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:45 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Walk-through and Vote

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Vote


Thursday, May 6, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:45 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Sen. Ann Cummings
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel