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H.907 (Act 188)

An act relating to improving rental housing safety

House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
5/28/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 28, 2018
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Senate 5/28/2018 - House message: Governor approved bill on May 28, 2018
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An act relating to improving rental housing safety

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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No activity found for H.907 in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session.

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An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Rental Housing Safety Report

Maryellen Griffin, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Amberly Bonilla, Tenant, Rutland
Joy Dale, Tenant, Brattleboro
Jonathan Bond, Director of Vermont Tenants & Mobile Home Programs, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:30 AM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Research Economist, Department of Taxes
Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
Tim Angell, Assistant Fire Marshal, Select Board Member, St Johnsbury
Matthew Cetin, Fire Marshal and City Health Officer, Barre City
Rachel Seelig, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
3:30 PM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Committee Discussion.

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 min after Floor

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Pam Farnham, Manager, Community Health Team, University of Vermont Medical Center
Rachel Seelig, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Jonathan Bond, Director of Vermont Tenants & Mobile Home Programs, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Justin Rabidoux, Health Officer, South Burlington

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 min after Floor

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Douglas Farnham, Director and Tax Research Economist, Department of Taxes
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Apartment Owners Association
Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid
Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Apartment Owners Association

Friday, February 23, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Markup and possible vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:45 PM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Reporter
Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
10:30 AM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Jonathan Bond, Director of Vermont Tenants & Mobile Home Programs, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Michael Descrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, DPS
Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
Maryellen Griffin, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Justin Rabidoux, Health Officer, South Burlington
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Rachel Seelig, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC

Friday, April 13, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:15 AM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Committee discussion

Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:45 AM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Possible vote

Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 min after Floor

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Update on Senate action

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 27, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 min after Floor

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Weatherization portion of the bill.

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
4:35 PM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Sen. Michael Sirotkin
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 7, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Comment on Weatherization portion of the bill

Rep. Fred Baser, Sponsor of H.831

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Committee discussion and vote on Senate action



An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
  • Tim Angell, Assistant Fire Marshal, Select Board Member, St Johnsbury
  • Rep. Fred Baser, Sponsor of H.831
  • Jonathan Bond, Director of Vermont Tenants & Mobile Home Programs, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Amberly Bonilla, Tenant, Rutland
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Matthew Cetin, Fire Marshal and City Health Officer, Barre City
  • Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Joy Dale, Tenant, Brattleboro
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Douglas Farnham, Director and Tax Research Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Research Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Pam Farnham, Manager, Community Health Team, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Maryellen Griffin, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid
  • Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid
  • Justin Rabidoux, Health Officer, South Burlington
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Apartment Owners Association
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Apartment Owners Association
  • Rachel Seelig, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Reporter
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Jonathan Bond, Director of Vermont Tenants & Mobile Home Programs, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Michael Descrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, DPS
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Maryellen Griffin, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid
  • Justin Rabidoux, Health Officer, South Burlington
  • Rachel Seelig, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC

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An act relating to improving rental housing safety

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2017-2018 Legislative Session

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David Hall, Legislative Counsel

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