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S.197

An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Sen. Brian Campion, Sen. Richard Sears
5/12/2018 - Governor vetoed bill; text of Governor's veto message
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Senate 5/12/2018 - Governor vetoed bill; text of Governor's veto message
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An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Sen. Brian Campion, Sponsor
Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
David Mears, Vice-Dean, Vermont Law School
Ken Rumelt, Staff Attorney, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School
Johanna de Graffenreid, Environmental Advocate, VPIRG

Friday, January 26, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ruma Kohli, Product Stewardship Program Manager, Global Foundries
Johanna de Graffenreid, Environmental Advocate, VPIRG
Joe Chouquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
William Moore, President and CEO, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Coleen Healy
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Friday, February 16, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee Discussion and Mark up

Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Jill Rickard, Director of DFR Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
Evan Hughes, Lobbyist, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee Discussion



Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee Discussion and Mark Up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Jeremy Zeliger, Senior Programs Manager, Vermont Judiciary
10:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Continued Mark Up and Vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
Ruma Kholi, Product Stewardship Program Manager, GlobalFoundries
Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:30 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
Pat Murray, Department of Financial Regulation
John Hollar, American Insurance Association
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Assoc. (PCI), State Farm
Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Ken Rummelt, Professor

Friday, March 16, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
3:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Walk-through

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association and American Petroleum Institute
John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
10:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
Jamie Bolduc, Bolduc Metal Recycling
15 Min After Floor

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

William Moore, President and CEO, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
3:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Thom Jagielski, Director - Burlington Site Operations, Global Foundries
Ruma Kholi, Product Stewardship Program Manager, GlobalFoundries
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Chris Appel, Attorney, Shook, Hardy and Bacon LLP
Michael Fitzgerald, Impacted Bennington Resident

Friday, April 13, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Min After Floor

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Jeff Simone, Accuworx
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Richard Bland, Vice President, General Counsel, Vermont Mutual Insurance Company
George Potter, GW Tatro Construction
Marc Heath, Attorney, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
2:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Continued testimony.

William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:15 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Walk-through of new draft. Continued testimony.

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
Ken Rumelt, Senior Attorney, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School
10:30 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Continued testimony.

Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
15 Min After Floor

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Continued testimony and committee discussion.

Ray Ault, Ault Commercial Realty

Friday, April 20, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee discussion and mark-up.

Michelle Anderson, Chief of Contract Administration, Agency of Transportation
Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Art Whitman, Chair Government Relations Committee, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee discussion.



Friday, April 27, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:00 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee discussion and vote.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
3:30 PM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Review exemption language, Committee discussion and possible vote.

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
10:45 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Committee discussion and vote.



Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:50 AM

S.197 - An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

House Proposal of Amendment

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

An act relating to liability for toxic substance exposures or releases

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Michelle Anderson, Chief of Contract Administration, Agency of Transportation
  • Chris Appel, Attorney, Shook, Hardy and Bacon LLP
  • Ray Ault, Ault Commercial Realty
  • Richard Bland, Vice President, General Counsel, Vermont Mutual Insurance Company
  • Jamie Bolduc, Bolduc Metal Recycling
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association and American Petroleum Institute
  • Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Impacted Bennington Resident
  • Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Marc Heath, Attorney, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Thom Jagielski, Director - Burlington Site Operations, Global Foundries
  • Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
  • Ruma Kholi, Product Stewardship Program Manager, GlobalFoundries
  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
  • William Moore, President and CEO, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • George Potter, GW Tatro Construction
  • Ken Rumelt, Senior Attorney, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School
  • Jeff Simone, Accuworx
  • David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
  • Art Whitman, Chair Government Relations Committee, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Assoc. (PCI), State Farm
  • Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • John Hollar, American Insurance Association
  • Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
  • Pat Murray, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Ken Rummelt, Professor
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Sen. Brian Campion, Sponsor
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Joe Chouquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Johanna de Graffenreid, Environmental Advocate, VPIRG
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Coleen Healy
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
  • Evan Hughes, Lobbyist, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Emily Joselson, Attorney, Langrock, Sperry & Wool
  • Ruma Kholi, Product Stewardship Program Manager, GlobalFoundries
  • Ruma Kohli, Product Stewardship Program Manager, Global Foundries
  • David Mears, Vice-Dean, Vermont Law School
  • William Moore, President and CEO, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jill Rickard, Director of DFR Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Ken Rumelt, Staff Attorney, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School
  • Jeremy Zeliger, Senior Programs Manager, Vermont Judiciary

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Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel

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