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S.73 (Act 55)

An act relating to consumer protections laws

Sen. Kevin Mullin , Sen. Rebecca Balint, Sen. Philip Baruth, Sen. John Campbell, Sen. Ann Cummings, Sen. William Doyle
5/16/2015 - Signed by Governor on June 9, 2015
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Senate 5/16/2015 - Signed by Governor on June 9, 2015
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An act relating to consumer protections laws

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An act relating to consumer protections laws

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An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee Meetings

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to consumer protections laws

Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Murano via phone

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Byron Stookey, Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing
T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State's Attorneys
Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Greg Marchildon, Executive Director, AARP Vermont
Brenda Brown, East Montpelier
Pat Burke, Family Services Director, Southeastern Vermont Community Action
Ashley Murano, Brattleboro
Victoria Emery, Case Manager, Upper Valley Haven

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Walk thru of the most recent draft

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 20, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Jennifer "Jay" Fish, District Manager, Rent-A-Center
Tennille McGregor, General Manager - Burlington, Aaron's
Will Larkin, Store Manager, Aaron's
Holly Greenfoot, customer
Sharmane Morse, customer, customer
Sara Rouelle, Manager, Rent-A-Center
Josh Hayes, Manager, Rent-A-Center
David Edwards, SEI Aaron's
Allen Little, District Manager of Vermont, Aaron's

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Hearing to be held in Room 11

Jennifer Welch
Frank Predix
Trista Brockington Baker
Angela Toof
Sarah Hier
Judy Raymond
Connie Maston
Marie Hasseltine
Dan Companion
Steven Billido
Tennille McGregor, General Manager - Burlington
John Hollar, Lobbyist, Aaron's
David Edwards, SEI Aaron's

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Hollar, Lobbyist

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:45 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
John Hollar, Lobbyist, Aaron's
Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Rent-A-Center

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Markup & Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
--

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Sen. Becca Balint, Reporter of the Bill
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Other witnesses invited

Louise Brown, Citizen
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Marshall Dye, Director of Litigation, Match.com
15 min. after adj.

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Jill Abrams, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
3:00 PM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Sec. 3 - Consumer Litigation Funding (H.12 language)
Sec. 5 - Romance Scam

Jack Kelly, American Legal Financial Association
Ron Sarian, Vice-President General Counsel, eHarmony
April Bogler, eHarmony
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Greg Marchildon, Executive Director, AARP Vermont
Byron Stookey, Consumer Advocate, Brattleboro
Victoria Emery, Case Manager, Upper Valley Haven
Marc Therrien, BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont
Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
David Edwards, Aaron's
Jay Fish, Manager, Rent-A-Center
Josh Hayes, Manager, Rent-A-Center
15 min. after adj.

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Attorney General Proposals

John Hollar, Lobbyist, Aaron's
David Edwards, President, Aaron's
3:45 PM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Security Breaches, Romance Scams, Discount Memberships

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Chris Rice, Lobbyist, McLean, Meehan & Rice
Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Consumer Data Industry
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, VISA and AT&T
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Match.com
Jill Abrams, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Internet Coalition

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee discussion

Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Charmane Morse, Citizen
Bill Blodgett, Citizen
15 min. after adj.

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee discussion on consumer protection proposals

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Chris Rice, Lobbyist, McLean, Meehan & Rice
2:15 PM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee discussion and markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Draft 5.1 - Consumer Protection Provisions; Consumer Litigation Funding

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
David Mickenberg, Vermont Association of Justice
Charles Storrow, KSE Partners
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
Chris Rice, Lobbyist, McLean, Meehan & Rice

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
15 min. after adj.

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

H.12 - Licensing Consumer Litigation Funding Companies

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Patrick Bernal, Attorney, Witten, Woolington, Campbell & Bernal
James Feehan, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America
John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Draft 5.1

Louise Brown, Citizen
Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
Jill Abrams, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:30 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Continuation of Jill Abrams' testimony

Jill Abrams, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee discussion on H.12

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America /State Farm

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:15 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee markup and vote

John Hollar, Lobbyist, Aaron's
Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
15 min. after adj.

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee discussion and markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee discussion, markup and vote

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Gerry Morris, Lobbyist, American Legal Financial Association
David Cassetty, General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:15 PM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Rep. Debbie Evans, House Government Operations

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
4:30 PM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

VOTE: Committee Amendment 10-0-1
Bill as amended 10-0-1
Reporter: Rep. Lanpher


Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
8:45 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

House Appropriations Amendment - voted

Rep. Diane Lanpher, Member, House Committee on Appropriations

Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:15 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Committee discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:25 AM

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Senate amendments to House proposal of amendment - committee discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 8, 2016
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

S.73 - An act relating to consumer protections laws

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
James Layman, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

An act relating to consumer protections laws

Witnesses Who Testified

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Debbie Evans, House Government Operations
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Jill Abrams, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Sen. Becca Balint, Reporter of the Bill
  • Patrick Bernal, Attorney, Witten, Woolington, Campbell & Bernal
  • Bill Blodgett, Citizen
  • April Bogler, eHarmony
  • Louise Brown, Citizen
  • David Cassetty, General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Marshall Dye, Director of Litigation, Match.com
  • David Edwards, Aaron's
  • David Edwards, President, Aaron's
  • Victoria Emery, Case Manager, Upper Valley Haven
  • James Feehan, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America /State Farm
  • Jay Fish, Manager, Rent-A-Center
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Josh Hayes, Manager, Rent-A-Center
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Aaron's
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
  • Jack Kelly, American Legal Financial Association
  • Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Consumer Data Industry
  • Rep. Diane Lanpher, Member, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Greg Marchildon, Executive Director, AARP Vermont
  • Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Gerry Morris, Lobbyist, American Legal Financial Association
  • Charmane Morse, Citizen
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, McLean, Meehan & Rice
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ron Sarian, Vice-President General Counsel, eHarmony
  • Byron Stookey, Consumer Advocate, Brattleboro
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Internet Coalition
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Match.com
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, VISA and AT&T
  • Marc Therrien, BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Jill Abrams, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Trista Brockington Baker
  • Steven Billido
  • Brenda Brown, East Montpelier
  • Louise Brown, Citizen
  • Pat Burke, Family Services Director, Southeastern Vermont Community Action
  • Dan Companion
  • Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont State's Attorney, Chittenden County State's Attorneys
  • David Edwards, SEI Aaron's
  • Victoria Emery, Case Manager, Upper Valley Haven
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer
  • Jennifer "Jay" Fish, District Manager, Rent-A-Center
  • Holly Greenfoot, customer
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marie Hasseltine
  • Josh Hayes, Manager, Rent-A-Center
  • Sarah Hier
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Aaron's
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Rent-A-Center
  • Will Larkin, Store Manager, Aaron's
  • James Layman, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Allen Little, District Manager of Vermont, Aaron's
  • Greg Marchildon, Executive Director, AARP Vermont
  • Connie Maston
  • Tennille McGregor, General Manager - Burlington
  • Tennille McGregor, General Manager - Burlington, Aaron's
  • Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • David Mickenberg, Vermont Association of Justice
  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Sharmane Morse, customer, customer
  • Ashley Murano, Brattleboro
  • Frank Predix
  • Judy Raymond
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, McLean, Meehan & Rice
  • Sara Rouelle, Manager, Rent-A-Center
  • Byron Stookey, Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing
  • Charles Storrow, KSE Partners
  • Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Angela Toof
  • Jennifer Welch

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Act


An act relating to consumer protections laws

Statutes Affected

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
David Hall, Legislative Counsel
Notes
S.73 includes subject matter from H.12, H.84, H.173, and H.393 as introduced.

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