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H.656 (Act 129)

An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Rep. Carolyn Partridge , Rep. John Bartholomew, Rep. Thomas Bock, Rep. Charen Fegard, Rep. Rodney Graham, Rep. Terry Norris, Rep. John O'Brien, Rep. Vicki Strong
6/26/2020 - House message: Governor approved bill on July 1, 2020
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Last Recorded Action
Senate 6/26/2020 - House message: Governor approved bill on July 1, 2020
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An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2019-2020
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Shelley Mehlenbacher, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
2:45 PM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Shelley Mehlenbacher, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
10:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Marc Paquette, Section Chief Weights & Measures, Food Safety & Consumer Protection Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Julie Boisvert, Meat Inspection Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Shelley Mehlenbacher, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:00 PM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

David Allaben, NH/VT State Director, USDA, Wildlife Services
Fred Pogmore, Vermont District Supervisor, USDA, Wildlife Services

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
3:00 PM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Shannon Salembier, Assistant General Counsel, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
-

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:00 PM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Brooke Decker, Pollinator Protector Specialist, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
2:30 PM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Steven Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau
15 minutes after Floor Adjourns

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, CropLife America
3:00 PM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 13, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
15 minutes after Floor adjourns

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

possible vote

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
following

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, May 8, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:15 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Committee discussion of amendments

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 15, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Walk-through

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
-

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

walk-through

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 22, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Adjournment

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, June 5, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

conclusion of walk-through and committee discussion

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Steven Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:30 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, June 12, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, June 12, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
-

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
8:30 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Sen. Brian Campion, Amendment Sponsor, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
11:30 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects


Thursday, June 18, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, June 19, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
8:30 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects


Friday, June 19, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:30 PM

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Walk through and Vote

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
-

H.656 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • David Allaben, NH/VT State Director, USDA, Wildlife Services
  • Julie Boisvert, Meat Inspection Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Steven Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Brooke Decker, Pollinator Protector Specialist, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, CropLife America
  • Shelley Mehlenbacher, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marc Paquette, Section Chief Weights & Measures, Food Safety & Consumer Protection Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Fred Pogmore, Vermont District Supervisor, USDA, Wildlife Services
  • Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Shannon Salembier, Assistant General Counsel, Attorney General's Office
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Sen. Brian Campion, Amendment Sponsor, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Steven Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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No fiscal documents found for H.656 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference members found for H.656 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
No committee of conference meeting history found for H.656 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference report found for H.656 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

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Act


An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Statutes Affected

Regular Session 2019-2020

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel

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