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H.539 (Act 83)

An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Rep. David Deen
5/4/2016 - Signed by Governor on 5/4/16
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Last Recorded Action
House 5/4/2016 - Signed by Governor on 5/4/16
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An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Detailed Status

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Roll Call History

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Friday, January 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
15 minutes after Floor

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Golf Course Superintendents Association
Charles Mraz, Beekeeper
Samantha Alger, Graduate Research Fellow, Biology Department, UVM
Louise Calderwood, Project Manager, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
2:30 PM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Andrew Hackman, Serlin Haley LLP, On behalf of TruGreen Lawn Services

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
15 minutes after Floor

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Sarah Vose, State Toxicologist, Department of Health
Dan Hudson, Agronomist, UVM Extension
Paul Harlow, Harlow Farm
Terry Bradshaw, Tree Fruit & Viticulture Specialist at UVM; director of the UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center
John Hayden, Lecturer in the Ecological Agriculture Program, UVM
Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
10:15 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Sid Bosworth, Extension Professor of Agronomy, UVM Extension

Friday, January 22, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
following floor

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Pat Vittum, UMass Professor of Turf Entomology, Associate Director of Center for Agriculture, Food and Environment

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
2:30 PM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Pat Vittum, UMass Professor of Turf Entomology, Associate Director of Center for Agriculture, Food and Environment
Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Jim Howe, Beekeeper
Peter Jenkins, Attorney, Center for Food Safety
Tiffany Finck-Haynes, Food Futures Campaigner, Food and Technology Program, Friends of the Earth U.S.
Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State Center of Pollinator Research

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
11:00 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Committee discussion


Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
10:15 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Chuck Leitgeb, Senior Regional Manager, State Government Relations, Bayer Corporation
Iain Kelly, Director, Regulatory Policy and Issue Management, Bayer Research Fellow
Ken Lallier, Property Manager of Quechee Club, Trustee on Vt.GCSA Board of Directors

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
2:30 PM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Committee discussion


Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
9:00 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Committee discussion

15 minutes after Floor

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
11:00 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Committee discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 minutes after Floor

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

committee vote

Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Introduction of bill

Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
Rep. Teo Zagar, Sponsor
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:45 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Committee discussion

Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:30 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Lyn Desmarais, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau

Friday, April 8, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:50 AM

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

committee vote


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
-

H.539 - An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products
  • Samantha Alger, Graduate Research Fellow, Biology Department, UVM
  • Sid Bosworth, Extension Professor of Agronomy, UVM Extension
  • Terry Bradshaw, Tree Fruit & Viticulture Specialist at UVM; director of the UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center
  • Louise Calderwood, Project Manager, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
  • Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
  • Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Golf Course Superintendents Association
  • Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes, Food Futures Campaigner, Food and Technology Program, Friends of the Earth U.S.
  • Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State Center of Pollinator Research
  • Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Andrew Hackman, Serlin Haley LLP, On behalf of TruGreen Lawn Services
  • Paul Harlow, Harlow Farm
  • John Hayden, Lecturer in the Ecological Agriculture Program, UVM
  • Jim Howe, Beekeeper
  • Dan Hudson, Agronomist, UVM Extension
  • Peter Jenkins, Attorney, Center for Food Safety
  • Iain Kelly, Director, Regulatory Policy and Issue Management, Bayer Research Fellow
  • Ken Lallier, Property Manager of Quechee Club, Trustee on Vt.GCSA Board of Directors
  • Chuck Leitgeb, Senior Regional Manager, State Government Relations, Bayer Corporation
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Charles Mraz, Beekeeper
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Pat Vittum, UMass Professor of Turf Entomology, Associate Director of Center for Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Sarah Vose, State Toxicologist, Department of Health
Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Lyn Desmarais, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Teo Zagar, Sponsor

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No fiscal documents found for H.539 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.
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An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Committee of Conference Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to establishment of a Pollinator Protection Committee

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
No committee of conference meeting history found for H.539 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.
No committee of conference report found for H.539 in the 2015 - 2016 Legislative Session.

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Staff
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel

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