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S.85 (Act 196)

An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Sen. Christopher Pearson , Sen. Rebecca Balint, Sen. Kevin Mullin, Sen. Robert Starr, Sen. Richard Westman
5/30/2018 - Signed by Governor on May 30, 2018
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Senate 5/30/2018 - Signed by Governor on May 30, 2018
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An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

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2017-2018 Legislative Session
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An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Committee Meetings

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Meeting Full List

2017-2018 Legislative Session
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Sen. Christopher A. Pearson

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

James Condos, Secretary of State
Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
Matt Birong, Owner, 3 Squares Cafe
9:45 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Friday, February 2, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:25 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Committee discussion



Friday, February 9, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

updates from committee members



Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
James Condos, Secretary of State

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses



Friday, February 23, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:45 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

possible mark up



Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:00 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

possible mark up and vote



Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
6:10 PM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:15 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:00 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Committee Discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
James Condos, Secretary of State
Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Committee Discussion

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Craig Bolio, Director, VTax, Department of Taxes
Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division
Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Ashley Moore, Interim State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:15 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Committee Discussion

Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Dan Barlow, State Director, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
15 minutes after Floor

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Continued Discussion and Witnesses

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Clayton Clark, Director, Division for Licensing and Protection, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
Pam Cota, Long Term Care Licensing Chief, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Committee Discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration
Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
After

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
After

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:00 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Markup

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
15 min. after Floor

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Final Markup, Vote



Friday, April 27, 2018
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:30 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Committee discussion



An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Witnesses Who Testified

2017-2018 Legislative Session
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Dan Barlow, State Director, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility
  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Craig Bolio, Director, VTax, Department of Taxes
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Clayton Clark, Director, Division for Licensing and Protection, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • James Condos, Secretary of State
  • Pam Cota, Long Term Care Licensing Chief, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation
  • Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Ashley Moore, Interim State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
  • John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
  • Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division
  • Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Matt Birong, Owner, 3 Squares Cafe
  • James Condos, Secretary of State
  • Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Senate Committee on Finance
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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