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H.541

An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

House Committee on Ways and Means
5/24/2019 - Senate message, report of committee of conference adopted
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House 5/24/2019 - Senate message, report of committee of conference adopted
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An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

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Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Publicly Traded Partnerships

Brian Murphy, Attorney, Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA).

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:35 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Downtown Tax Credit

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
3:15 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

First-time Homebuyer Credit

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Online Travel Companies

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Dan Brown, Owner/Innkeeper, Swift House Inn
3:10 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Land Gains Tax Repeal

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:10 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Downtown Tax Credit

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
11:20 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Online Travel Agencies

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:00 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Land Gains Tax Repeal

Darby Bradley, Calais
Gloria Rice, Attorney, Rice & Riley, PLLC
Jim Knapp, Counsel, First American Title, VT Bar Association Property Law Section
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:50 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Property transfer tax

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

First-Time Homebuyer credit: down payment assistance program

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:20 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Property transfer tax

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 8, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After the Floor

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Capital gains tax

Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After Caucuses

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Homeownership and Manufactured Housing Credit

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Nancy Owens, President, Housing Vermont
Cheryl Read, Chief Administrative Officer, Champlain Housing Trust

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:20 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Estate Tax Exclusion

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
Joseph Bilodeau, President, Bilodeau Wells & Company
Mark Langan, Attorney, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
After the Floor

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Online Travel Companies

Steve Shur, President, Travel Technology Association
Joe Montano, Government Affairs Manager, Expedia Group

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After the Floor

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:15 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Property transfer tax

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:25 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

capital gains exclusion and estate tax exclusion

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
1:35 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Online Travel Companies

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:15 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office
Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
1:45 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

HIT Claims Tax Language

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

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Capital Gains

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
Patricia Komline, Lobbyist, Vermont Independent Schools Association
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:25 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Fuel tax amendments

Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:15 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Land Gain Tax Language
Room 10

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10 min. after Floor

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Ethan Allen Room.

Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Friday, March 22, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:30 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

HIT Claims Tax

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
Emily Richards, Health Information Exchange/Health Information Technology Integration Manager, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
11:45 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

HIT Claims Tax

Michael K. Smith, Interim President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
1:30 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:20 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Brennan Amendments and vote

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After the Floor

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:30 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Walk-through and Testimony

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:50 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Testimony

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 12, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:45 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Section 3 Downtown and Village Center Tax Credit

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Paul Bruhn, Executive Director, Preservation Trust of Vermont
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
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H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Sec 2 - Tax Credits for Affordable Housing

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
10 mins after the floor

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Further Testimony and Committee Discussion

Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
Steve Webster, Landowner, Randolph
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
3:15 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Section 18

Sen. Jane Kitchel, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Daniel G. Smith, IT Consultant for the Joint Fiscal Office
Michael K. Smith, Interim President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Stephen Whitaker, Telecom/IT Planning and Accountability Advocate, Montpelier

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:40 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Further Testimony and Committee Discussion

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, May 3, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:30 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Committee Discussion

William Sayre, Economist, Bristol, VT

Monday, May 6, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:00 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office
Paul Ralston, President, Vermont Coffee Company
Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-After the floor

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Vote

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
-After the floor

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
10:00 AM

H.541 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
Committee of Conference
  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor
  • Joseph Bilodeau, President, Bilodeau Wells & Company
  • Darby Bradley, Calais
  • Dan Brown, Owner/Innkeeper, Swift House Inn
  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jim Knapp, Counsel, First American Title, VT Bar Association Property Law Section
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Patricia Komline, Lobbyist, Vermont Independent Schools Association
  • Mark Langan, Attorney, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
  • Joe Montano, Government Affairs Manager, Expedia Group
  • Brian Murphy, Attorney, Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA).
  • Nancy Owens, President, Housing Vermont
  • Cheryl Read, Chief Administrative Officer, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Gloria Rice, Attorney, Rice & Riley, PLLC
  • Emily Richards, Health Information Exchange/Health Information Technology Integration Manager, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Steve Shur, President, Travel Technology Association
  • Michael K. Smith, Interim President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Paul Bruhn, Executive Director, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Paul Ralston, President, Vermont Coffee Company
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • William Sayre, Economist, Bristol, VT
  • Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Daniel G. Smith, IT Consultant for the Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael K. Smith, Interim President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Steve Webster, Landowner, Randolph
  • Stephen Whitaker, Telecom/IT Planning and Accountability Advocate, Montpelier

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Act

No act information found for H.541 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

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Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel

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