S.234

An act relating to changes to Act 250

Sponsors: Sen. Christopher Bray , Sen. Rebecca Balint, Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sen. Virginia Lyons

Last Recorded Action: 5/12/2022 - Senate Message, vetoed by Governor <strong>June 1, 2022</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Discussion
Part I: How Much Housing Do We Need and How Soon Do We Need It (including near-term pressures such as ARPA timeline requirements versus long-term requirements, such as sustained funding and Development

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Seth Leonard, Managing Director Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

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Walk-through of Bray Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

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Committee Discussion


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Part I: How Much Housing Do We Need and How Soon Do We Need it ( including near-term pressures such as ARPA timeline requirements versus long-term requirements, such as sustained funding and development)

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Seth Leonard, Managing Director Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:30 AM

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What are the impacts of planning and permitting -Act 250, regional and municipal on development, particularly housing development, including affordable housing?

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Seth Leonard, Managing Director Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

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Day Two of Testimony Oriented to Problem Definition
Part 1: How Much Housing Do We Need and How Soon Do We Need It ( including near-term pressures such as ARPA timeline requirements versus long-term requirements, such as sustained funding and development)

Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Alison Stone, Associate General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Billy Coster, Director of Policy and Planning, Agency of Natural Resources, Co-Chair, Agriculture and Ecosystems Subcommittee
10:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

What are the impacts of planning and permitting- Act 250, regional and municipal on development, particularly housing development, including affordable housing?

Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Billy Coster, Director of Policy and Planning, Agency of Natural Resources, Co-Chair, Agriculture and Ecosystems Subcommittee

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

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Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Elizabeth Bridgewater, Executive Director, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10:30 AM

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Committee Discussion

Benjamin Avery , President, Commercial Construction and Development
Chris Snyder, Developer, Snyder Homes Vermont
Pat O'Brien, Project Director, SD Ireland Co.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

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Sen. Christopher Bray, Chair, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
-After the Floor

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Forestry provisions

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Charlie Hancock, Consulting Forester, North Woods Forestry
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 4, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:45 AM

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Review of Priority Housing Projects

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Alison Stone, Associate General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
10:30 AM

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Continued Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

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Consideration of Additional Language

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel and Forest and Wildlife Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council, The Forest Partnership

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

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Strike-all Introduction and Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

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Bill Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Billy Coster, Director of Policy and Planning, Agency of Natural Resources
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

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Continued Discussion

11:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Liens

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, American Resort Development Association

Friday, February 11, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Bill Mark-Up and Committee Discussion

Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

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Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Ben Rose, Recovery and Mitigation Section Chief, Vermont Emergency Management
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Alison Stone, Associate General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Billy Coster, Director of Policy and Planning, Agency of Natural Resources
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Friday, February 18, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:45 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Bill Mark-up, Committee Discussion, and Vote

Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Billy Coster, Director of Policy and Planning, Agency of Natural Resources
Rachel Stevens, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Discussion and Bill Mark-up
Housing Provisions for ARPA-funded Projects

Ellen Czajkowski, 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

Friday, February 25, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:15 AM

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Bill Discussion of New Draft and Vote

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:45 PM

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Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 18, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee discussion and possible vote


Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

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Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10:15 AM

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Introduction

Sen. Christopher Bray, Sponsor

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

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Amendment

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 25, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:45 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
11:40 AM

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Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
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Agriculture Mitigation Fees and Conservation discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ari Rockland-Miller, Senior Agricultural Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Alison Stone, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
10:00 AM

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Ed Stanak, former Coordinator of District 5 Environmental Commission and concerned Barre City citizen
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel and Forest and Wildlife Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council, The Forest Partnership
Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Alison Stone, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Regina Mahony, Planning Program Manager, Vermont Planners Association
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Rob Evans, Rivers Programs Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:25 AM

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Continued from above


Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
3:00 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

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Rob Evans, Rivers Programs Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Charlie Hancock, Consulting Forester, North Woods Forestry
Mike Kline, River Ecologist, resident of Middlesex, VT
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Charles Storrow, Leonine Public Affairs, AT&T
10:10 AM

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Continued from above

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Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
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Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
William Burke, Resident, Rutland City
Jim Bradley, Former President, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
Peter Tucker, Advocacy & Public Policy Director, Vermont Association of Realtors
11:15 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up and discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:30 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up and discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 8, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
Ten mins after Floor

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up and discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:45 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up and discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Continued from above


Thursday, April 14, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

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Tim Taylor, Chair, District 3 Environmental Commission
Christi Bollman, General Manager, Colton Enterprises
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel and Forest and Wildlife Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council, The Forest Partnership
10:25 AM

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Continued from above

1:15 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up and discussion

Jeff Wennberg, Retired Director of Rutland Public Works, Former Commissioner of DEC
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 15, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:15 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up and discussion

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
2:15 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Possible vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:40 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Continued from above


Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
11:00 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Possible vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
11:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Continued from above


Thursday, April 21, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
1:15 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

potential vote

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Rep. Seth Bongartz, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
11:00 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Rep. Seth Bongartz, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:45 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

potential vote

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
After the floor

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Rep. Seth Bongartz, Co-Sponsor of the bill, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Friday, April 29, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Rep. Seth Bongartz, Reporter, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
Rep. Carol Ode, Reporter, House Ways & Means Committee

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
12:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Amendment discussion

Rep. Wayne Laroche, Sponsor
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel