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H.25 (Act 24)

An act relating to natural burial grounds

Rep. Michael Yantachka, Rep. James McCullough, Rep. William Lippert , Rep. Maida Townsend, Rep. Teo Zagar
5/18/2015 - Signed by Governor on May 18, 2015
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
House 5/18/2015 - Signed by Governor on May 18, 2015
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An act relating to natural burial grounds

Detailed Status

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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No activity found for H.25 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

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An act relating to natural burial grounds

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to natural burial grounds

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
15 min. after Floor

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Hearing will be in Ethan Allen

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Michael Yantachka, Sponsor, Charlotte
Lisa Carlson, Executive Director, Funeral Ethics Organization

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
15 min. after Floor

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

In Ethan Allen.

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Jess Robinson, State Archaeologist, Department of Housing and Community Development. Division of Historic Preservation
Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
Mary Alice Bisbee, Vice President, Funeral Consumers Alliance
Joyce Foley, Vice President, Cedar Brook Burial Ground, Inc.
Peter Smith, Vice Chair, Stowe Cemetery Commission
Randy Garner, Day Funeral Home
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)
Marlene Wallace, South Burlington
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation
Brian Miller, Detective Lieutenant, Department of Public Safety
Christine Thompson, Director, Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division, Agency of Natural Resources
Sandra Mennella, Cabot
Lisa Carlson, Executive Director, Funeral Ethics Organization

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
15 min. after Floor

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

In Room 10. Testimony on bill.

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Patrick Healy, President, Vermont Cemetery Association
Jim Johnston, Director, Vermont Funeral Directors Association
Christine Thompson, Director, Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division, Agency of Natural Resources
Rep. Linda J. Martin, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Wolcott
Rep. Patricia McCoy, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Poultney
Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
Richard Brock, Lobbyist, Association of Vermont Credit Unions

Friday, February 20, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
11:15 AM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Andrea Morgante, Selectboard Member, Hinesburg

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
15 min. After Floor

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Committee will view the documentary "A will for the Woods".



Thursday, February 26, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
15 min. after Floor

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Committee Discussion in Ethan Allen

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
2:30 PM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
2:30 PM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Committee discussion as needed.

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
8:00 AM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Committee discussion and possible vote.

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
1:30 PM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:15 AM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:00 AM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Walk thru of the bill

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
Christine Thompson, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
Patrick Healy, President, Vermont Cemetery Association
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, VT Attorneys Title Corp.
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
- after the floor

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Rep. Diana Gonzalez
Randy Garner, Day Funeral Home
Jim Johnston, Director, Vermont Funeral Directors Association
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:30 AM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Walk thru of Draft 2.1 Committee Discussion; Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jess Robinson, State Archaeologist, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

Friday, May 1, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
8:45 AM

H.25 - An act relating to natural burial grounds

Update on Senate action.

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

An act relating to natural burial grounds

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
  • Mary Alice Bisbee, Vice President, Funeral Consumers Alliance
  • Richard Brock, Lobbyist, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
  • Lisa Carlson, Executive Director, Funeral Ethics Organization
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Joyce Foley, Vice President, Cedar Brook Burial Ground, Inc.
  • Randy Garner, Day Funeral Home
  • Devon Green, Special Counsel, Department of Taxes
  • Patrick Healy, President, Vermont Cemetery Association
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jim Johnston, Director, Vermont Funeral Directors Association
  • Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Rep. Linda J. Martin, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Wolcott
  • Rep. Patricia McCoy, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Poultney
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sandra Mennella, Cabot
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)
  • Brian Miller, Detective Lieutenant, Department of Public Safety
  • Andrea Morgante, Selectboard Member, Hinesburg
  • Jess Robinson, State Archaeologist, Department of Housing and Community Development. Division of Historic Preservation
  • Peter Smith, Vice Chair, Stowe Cemetery Commission
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation
  • Christine Thompson, Director, Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Marlene Wallace, South Burlington
  • Rep. Michael Yantachka, Sponsor, Charlotte
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Randy Garner, Day Funeral Home
  • Rep. Diana Gonzalez
  • Patrick Healy, President, Vermont Cemetery Association
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jim Johnston, Director, Vermont Funeral Directors Association
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jess Robinson, State Archaeologist, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, VT Attorneys Title Corp.
  • Christine Thompson, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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An act relating to natural burial grounds

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Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel

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