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H.355 (Act 166)

An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Rep. Donna Sweaney
6/6/2016 - Signed by Governor on 6/6/16
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House 6/6/2016 - Signed by Governor on 6/6/16
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An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

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2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
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An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Friday, February 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:00 AM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

As Introduced

Rep. Donna Sweaney

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
10:30 AM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Danielle Watson, Member, Society of American Foresters
Tom Buckley, Manager, Customer and Energy Services, Burlington Electric Department
Colin Benjamin, Counsel and Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
Robbo Holleran, Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Charlie Hancock, Member, Green Mountain Division, Society of American Foresters
Nicholas Ecker-Racz, Glover
John Fogarty, Fogarty Forestry

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:30 PM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

William Sayer, President and CEO, Vermont Forest Products Association
Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
Norm Arsenault, Forest and woodlot owner
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
3:45 PM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Richard Carbonetti, ME Licensed Forester 348, NH Licensed Forester 243, LandVest, Timberland Division
Colin Benjamin, Counsel and Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
William Guenther, County Forester, Windham County

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:50 AM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
15 minutes after Floor

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Rep. Joanna Cole, Representative
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Colin Benjamin, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
2:30 PM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
Bill Sayre, Chair, Associated Industries of Vermont
Norm Arsenault, Vermont Forester, Former U. S. Senate Forestry Committee Staff Person
Robbo Holleran, Director, Vermont Forest Products Association

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:30 AM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
2:45 PM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
10:45 AM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
John Fogarty, Fogarty Forestry
Richard Carbonetti, ME Licensed Forester 348, NH Licensed Forester 243, LandVest, Timberland Division

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
4:10 PM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters


Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Rep. Joanna Cole
BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Colin Benjamin, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Friday, April 1, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Lynn Levine, Forest Care, Dummerston
Richard Carbonetti, ME Licensed Forester 348, NH Licensed Forester 243, LandVest, Timberland Division
Colin Benjamin, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Bruce Shields, Landowner & Director, VT Forest Products Association
John Fogarty, Fogarty Forestry
John McClain, New England Forestry Consultants
Nicholas Ecker-Racz, Glover
Alan Robertson, Vice President, Vermont Woodlands Association
Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-after the floor

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

HELD IN ROOM 10

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Robbo Holleran, Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
Ken Davis, Logger, Davis Contracting Service
Steve Hardy, Vermont Forest Products Association
Ward Mann, Procurement Forester/Log Buyer, Allard Lumber Co. Windham County
Norm Arsenault, Vermont Forester, Former U. S. Senate Forestry Committee Staff Person
Stuart Bevin, Stillwater Forestry of Central Vermont
Mike Green, Consulting Forester, Lamoille County
Bill Sayre, Chair, Vermont Forest Products Association
Jerry Fielder, Logger, Addison County
Nicholas Ecker-Racz, Glover
Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
William Guenther, Windham County Forester, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Bruce Limlaw, Owner, Limlaw Pulpwood & Chipping

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
-

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

VOTE -- Draft 1.2

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Forest Products Association

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
10:00 AM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Proposed Amendments

Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:15 PM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Sen. Jeanette K. White
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

Friday, April 29, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Government Operations
9:30 AM

H.355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Draft No. 1.3

Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
  • Norm Arsenault, Vermont Forester, Former U. S. Senate Forestry Committee Staff Person
  • Colin Benjamin, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Richard Carbonetti, ME Licensed Forester 348, NH Licensed Forester 243, LandVest, Timberland Division
  • Rep. Joanna Cole, Representative
  • Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • John Fogarty, Fogarty Forestry
  • Robbo Holleran, Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Bill Sayre, Chair, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
House Committee on Government Operations
  • Norm Arsenault, Forest and woodlot owner
  • Colin Benjamin, Counsel and Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Tom Buckley, Manager, Customer and Energy Services, Burlington Electric Department
  • Richard Carbonetti, ME Licensed Forester 348, NH Licensed Forester 243, LandVest, Timberland Division
  • Nicholas Ecker-Racz, Glover
  • Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • John Fogarty, Fogarty Forestry
  • William Guenther, County Forester, Windham County
  • Charlie Hancock, Member, Green Mountain Division, Society of American Foresters
  • Robbo Holleran, Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • William Sayer, President and CEO, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Rep. Donna Sweaney
  • Danielle Watson, Member, Society of American Foresters
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Senate Committee on Government Operations
  • Norm Arsenault, Vermont Forester, Former U. S. Senate Forestry Committee Staff Person
  • Colin Benjamin, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Stuart Bevin, Stillwater Forestry of Central Vermont
  • Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Richard Carbonetti, ME Licensed Forester 348, NH Licensed Forester 243, LandVest, Timberland Division
  • Rep. Joanna Cole
  • Ken Davis, Logger, Davis Contracting Service
  • Nicholas Ecker-Racz, Glover
  • Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Jerry Fielder, Logger, Addison County
  • John Fogarty, Fogarty Forestry
  • Mike Green, Consulting Forester, Lamoille County
  • William Guenther, Windham County Forester, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
  • Steve Hardy, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Robbo Holleran, Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Lynn Levine, Forest Care, Dummerston
  • Bruce Limlaw, Owner, Limlaw Pulpwood & Chipping
  • Ward Mann, Procurement Forester/Log Buyer, Allard Lumber Co. Windham County
  • John McClain, New England Forestry Consultants
  • Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Alan Robertson, Vice President, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Bill Sayre, Chair, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Bruce Shields, Landowner & Director, VT Forest Products Association
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel

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