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H.870

An act relating to telecommunications

House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Senate Rules Committee
4/15/2016 - Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Rules
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Senate 4/15/2016 - Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Rules
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Roll Call History

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An act relating to telecommunications

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to telecommunications

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Friday, February 26, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
5 min after adj

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:30 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
Sam Liss, Chair, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR)
Steve Pouliot, Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Franklin Shiner, Topic - AABD Cola, Vermont Center for Independent Living
Fred Jones, Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired
John Sutich, Director of State Government Relations, Comcast
Jim White, Comcast
Beth Fastiggi, Fairpoint Vermont State President, Fairpoint Communications
Paul Cianelli, President, New England Cable
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
Owen Smith, Vice President for External Affairs, AT&T
Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon Wireless
Irv Thomae, Chairman, EC Fiber
Michael Birnbaum, General Manager, Cloud Alliance
Roger Nishi, Vice President for Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Committee discussion

Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 11, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Committee discussion

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
5 min after adj

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
11:45 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
1:00 PM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Independent Telephone Companies
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Verizon Wireless
Beth Fastiggi, State President, Fairpoint Communications

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Mark up and final vote - witnesses if needed

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
2:15 PM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

committee discussion

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
John Hollar, Lobbyist, Fairpoint Communications

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
9:45 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Rep. Stephen Carr, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Friday, March 25, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
8:30 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Consideration of Amendment

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:35 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Voted -- 11-0-0

Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections

Friday, April 1, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
-After floor

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Walk-Through of the Bill

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
-After floor

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Testimony and Committee Discussion

Rep. Laura Sibilia
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
Beth Fastiggi, State President, Fairpoint Communications

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Testimony & Committee Discussion

Franklin Shiner, Vermont Center for Independent Living
Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Comcast
Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon
Roger Nishi, Vice President for Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom
Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
Beth Fastiggi, Vice President Government Relations, Fairpoint Communications
Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, Agency of Education
11:00 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Tentative Vote

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 8, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:00 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Amendments - committee discussion

Rep. Samuel Young, Reporter
Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
Rep. Theresa Wood, Reporter
Rep. James Masland, Thetford
Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Co-sponsor of amendment, Montpelier
Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan, Co-sponsor of amendment, St. Albans
Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor of amendment, Coventry
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:30 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Proposed Amendment

Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:30 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Rep. Donald Turner, Minority Leader

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:45 AM

H.870 - An act relating to telecommunications

Turner amendment

Rep. Donald Turner, Sponsor of amendment

An act relating to telecommunications

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Michael Birnbaum, General Manager, Cloud Alliance
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Paul Cianelli, President, New England Cable
  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon Wireless
  • Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Verizon Wireless
  • Beth Fastiggi, Fairpoint Vermont State President, Fairpoint Communications
  • Beth Fastiggi, State President, Fairpoint Communications
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Independent Telephone Companies
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Fairpoint Communications
  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Co-sponsor of amendment, Montpelier
  • Fred Jones, Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan, Co-sponsor of amendment, St. Albans
  • Sam Liss, Chair, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR)
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor of amendment, Coventry
  • Rep. James Masland, Thetford
  • Roger Nishi, Vice President for Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom
  • Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
  • Steve Pouliot, Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Franklin Shiner, Topic - AABD Cola, Vermont Center for Independent Living
  • Owen Smith, Vice President for External Affairs, AT&T
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
  • John Sutich, Director of State Government Relations, Comcast
  • Irv Thomae, Chairman, EC Fiber
  • Rep. Donald Turner, Sponsor of amendment
  • Jim White, Comcast
  • Rep. Theresa Wood, Reporter
  • Rep. Samuel Young, Reporter
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
  • Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rep. Stephen Carr, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon
  • Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, Agency of Education
  • Beth Fastiggi, State President, Fairpoint Communications
  • Beth Fastiggi, Vice President Government Relations, Fairpoint Communications
  • Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Comcast
  • Roger Nishi, Vice President for Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom
  • Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Franklin Shiner, Vermont Center for Independent Living
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
  • Rep. Donald Turner, Minority Leader

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Act

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel
Notes
See H.577 and H.130.

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