S.226 (Act 182)

An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Sponsors: Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale , Sen. Alison Clarkson

Last Recorded Action: 5/12/2022 - Senate Message, signed by Governor <strong>June 7, 2022</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Michael Monte, Chief Executive Officer, Champlain Housing Trust

Friday, February 11, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:10 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Regina Mahony, Planning Program Manager, Vermont Planners Association
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Omnibus Housing Bill

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:45 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Continuation of Testimony - Omnibus Housing Bill

Seth Leonard, Managing Director Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
15 Minutes After Floor

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Omnibus Housing Bill - ADUs

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:10 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Omnibus Housing Bill - Walk through; Multiple $5 million sections

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Omnibus Housing Bill - Act 250 Appeals and Environmental Division of the Supreme Court

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:15 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Omnibus Housing Bill - Brownfields, Priority Housing

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:40 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Omnibus Housing Bill - Brownfields, Priority Housing

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Thomas Kennedy, Director of Community Development, Mount Ascutney Regional Commission
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
11:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Omnibus Housing Bill - Sales and Use Tax on Building Supplies

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Omnibus Housing Bill - Missing Middle Income Home Ownership

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Possible Mark Up and Vote

Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 25, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Brenda Siegel, Self Advocate
9:20 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Walk through

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Walk-through

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
11:10 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Walk-through

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Walk-through & Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
11:10 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Walk-through & Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Walk-through, Testimony and Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credit and Historic Grants Specialist, Division for Historic Preservation, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Benjamin Doyle , President, Preservation Trust of Vermont
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
-

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Overview

Sen. Michael Sirotkin

Friday, March 18, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
-

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Committee discussion and possible vote


Friday, March 25, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:10 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:45 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Committee Discussion


Thursday, March 31, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Committee Discussion of Amendment

Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sponsor of Amendment
9:40 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Walk-through

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 1, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
1:00 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Introduction

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Reporter
Sen. Alison Clarkson, Vice Chair, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Peter Tucker, Advocacy & Public Policy Director, Vermont Association of Realtors
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
15 min after Floor

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Committee discussion


Friday, April 8, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 min after Floor

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Julie Iffland, Executive Director, Randolph Area Community Development Corporation
Zeke Davisson, Chief Operating Officer, Summit Properties
1:00 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Tom Proctor, Housing Justice Organizer, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Lisa Black, Member from Winooski, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Connie Snow, Interim CEO, Downstreet Housing and Community Development
Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
1:00 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Sections 13-18; Downtown Village and Tax Credit Program

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:30 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion, mark-up and possible vote

Brenda Siegel, Policy Advocate, Newfane
1:00 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion, mark-up and possible vote

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
15 min after Floor

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion, mark-up and possible vote - as time allows

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Friday, April 15, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion and possible vote

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
15 min after Floor

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion and possible vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:45 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Chair, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:30 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:30 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 minutes after Floor

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

As time allows - discussion and possible amendments

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:30 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion of possible amendments including on "Land and Opportunity Access Board"

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Mindy Blank, Representative, Everytown, VT
Lynn Stanley, Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Vermont Chapter
Ashley Laporte, Representative, Seeding Power
Laurie Stavrand, Community Partnership Coordinator, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Trey Martin, Director of Planning and Program Development, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
15 min after Floor

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion and possible vote - as time allows

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion and possible vote on amendments

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jessica Laporte, Representative, Liberation Ecosystem
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
2:15 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion and possible vote on amendments

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:45 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Trey Martin, Director of Planning and Program Development, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
4:00 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Friday, April 29, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Discussion and possible vote on amendments

10:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Possible vote on amendments

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

potential vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
11:30 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Amendment from House Ways and Means

Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Consideration of action by House Appropriations.

Rep. Kimberly Jessup, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations
4:00 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Consideration of Higley and Donahue Amendments

Rep. Mark Higley, Sponsor
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor

Friday, May 6, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:10 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Update

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 6, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Donahue and Bluemle Amendments

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
Trey Martin, Director of Planning and Program Development, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Rep. Tiffany Bluemle, Sponsor

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Committee Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Committee Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:40 AM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Committee Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
3:30 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Review Senate action.
Joint hearing with House Committee on Fish and Wildlife

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel