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S.127 (Act 71)

An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Senate Committee on Transportation
6/8/2017 - Signed by Governor on June 8, 2017
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Senate 6/8/2017 - Signed by Governor on June 8, 2017
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An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

First run through

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
10 minutes after Floor

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

also distracted driving penalties and front license plate

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Garry Scott, Vermont State Police
Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Auto Dealers' Association
Bill Smith, Lobbyist, Vermont Truck and Bus

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
10:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
10:45 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Friday, March 3, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
9:30 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
10 minutes after Floor

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Walk-Through

Helena Gardner, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Peg Flory, Senate Committee on Institutions
Sen. Richard Westman, Lamoille County
2:00 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
2:15 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Discussion / Possible Vote



Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
1:00 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
Steve Prouty, Commander, Rutland Police Department
Clement Houde, Chief, St. Johnsbury Police Department
2:30 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 24, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:50 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Sen. Richard Westman
Sen. Jane Kitchel

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Discussion of elimination of front license plate

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:10 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
Bradley Curtis, Acting Division Chief, Swanton Sector, Vermont Border Patrol
Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, 3-M
Steve Edwards, Government Services Manager, 3-M
Sam Hill, Sheriff's Association, Vermont Sheriffs' Association
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
2:20 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Sec. 12-13 Distracted Driving

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice VTAJ
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
2:50 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Section 14 Driving Under the Influence

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
3:35 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Sections 23-25 Number of License Plates Issued Section 8 Exhibition Vehicles

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
Rep. Daniel Noyes, Board Chair, Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts, Lamoille-2
John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
Joe Choquette, Lobbyist

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
8:45 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Discussion Section 14

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
9:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Section 4 Annual special excess weight permits

Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
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S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Section 9 Licenses and permits to operate; refusals to issue

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
10:30 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Sections 21-22 Motor vehicle purchase and use tax Re:Buy backs under VW diesel litigation

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
11:15 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Sections 23-25 Number of license plates issued

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
2:15 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Sections 23-25 Number of license plates issued

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Section 7 Registration Fees; Local Transit buses

Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
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S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Sections 12-13 Distracted Driving

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
--

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Questions

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 14, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
10:25 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
2:30 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Sections 12-13 Distracted Driving Committee Discussion

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Discussion and vote



Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
3:35 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Discussion

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
9:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Discussion of Sections

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Discussion

Tom Moye, Air Pollution Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, April 21, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
8:30 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Rep. Keefe Amendment Rep. Till Amendment Committee Discussion

Rep. Brian Keefe, Sponsor
Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
Megan O'Toole, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality & Climate Division
Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
Heidi Hales, Air & Climate Director, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Committee(s):
House Committee on Transportation
8:30 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Gage Amendment Committee Discussion

Rep. Douglas Gage
9:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Till Amendment Committee Discussion

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
Bruce Nyquist, Office of Highway Safety Director, Agency of Transportation
Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Transportation
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, 3-M
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Bradley Curtis, Acting Division Chief, Swanton Sector, Vermont Border Patrol
  • Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Steve Edwards, Government Services Manager, 3-M
  • Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • John Flannigan, Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety
  • Rep. Douglas Gage
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Heidi Hales, Air & Climate Director, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Sam Hill, Sheriff's Association, Vermont Sheriffs' Association
  • Clement Houde, Chief, St. Johnsbury Police Department
  • Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Rep. Brian Keefe, Sponsor
  • Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice VTAJ
  • Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Tom Moye, Air Pollution Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes, Board Chair, Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts, Lamoille-2
  • Bruce Nyquist, Office of Highway Safety Director, Agency of Transportation
  • Megan O'Toole, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality & Climate Division
  • Steve Prouty, Commander, Rutland Police Department
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel
  • Sen. Richard Westman
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Sen. Peg Flory, Senate Committee on Institutions
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Sen. Richard Westman, Lamoille County
Senate Committee on Transportation
  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Auto Dealers' Association
  • Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Garry Scott, Vermont State Police
  • Bill Smith, Lobbyist, Vermont Truck and Bus
  • Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

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An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Statutes Affected

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer
Notes
S.127, as passed the House and Senate, includes H.54; includes subject matter from H.104 and H.511; and references subject matter addressed in H.287.

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