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H.688

An act relating to addressing climate change

Rep. Timothy Briglin, Rep. Selene Colburn, Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Rep. Mary Hooper, Rep. Martin LaLonde, Rep. Laura Sibilia , Rep. Janet Ancel, Rep. Peter Anthony, Rep. Sarah "Sarita" Austin, Rep. John Bartholomew, Rep. Matthew Birong, Rep. Thomas Bock, Rep. Nelson Brownell, Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Rep. Mollie Burke, Rep. R. Scott Campbell, Rep. James Carroll, Rep. Seth Chase, Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Rep. Annmarie Christensen, Rep. Kevin Christie, Rep. Brian Cina, Rep. Sara Coffey, Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Rep. Mari Cordes, Rep. Carl Demrow, Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Rep. Johannah Donovan, Rep. David Durfee, Rep. Caleb Elder, Rep. John Gannon, Rep. Marcia Gardner, Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Rep. Maxine Grad, Rep. Sandy Haas, Rep. Nader Hashim, Rep. Matthew Hill, Rep. Philip "Jay" Hooper, Rep. Robert Hooper, Rep. Lori Houghton, Rep. Mary Howard, Rep. Kathleen James, Rep. Stephanie Jerome, Rep. Kimberly Jessup, Rep. John Killacky, Rep. Warren Kitzmiller, Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Rep. Jill Krowinski, Rep. Diane Lanpher, Rep. William Lippert, Rep. Emily Long, Rep. Terence Macaig, Rep. James Masland, Rep. Michael McCarthy, Rep. Curtis McCormack, Rep. James McCullough, Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Rep. Logan Nicoll, Rep. Daniel Noyes, Rep. John O'Brien, Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Rep. Carol Ode, Rep. Kelly Pajala, Rep. Avram Patt, Rep. David Potter, Rep. Ann Pugh, Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Rep. Zachariah Ralph, Rep. Marybeth Redmond, Rep. Peter Reed, Rep. Robin Scheu, Rep. Amy Sheldon, Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Rep. Thomas Stevens, Rep. Mary Sullivan, Rep. Randall Szott, Rep. George Till, Rep. Tristan Toleno, Rep. Maida Townsend, Rep. Matthew Trieber, Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Rep. Tommy Walz, Rep. Kathryn Webb, Rep. Rebecca White, Rep. Theresa Wood, Rep. David Yacovone, Rep. Michael Yantachka
6/26/2020 - Rules suspended & messaged to House forthwith, on motion of Senator Balint
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Senate 6/26/2020 - Rules suspended & messaged to House forthwith, on motion of Senator Balint
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An act relating to addressing climate change

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2019-2020
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An act relating to addressing climate change

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2019-2020
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An act relating to addressing climate change

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to addressing climate change

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
2:15 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Discussion with Regulatory Assistance Project regarding climate change and de-carbonization.

Richard Cowart, Director, The Regulatory Assistance Project
Frederick Weston, Principal and Director, Policy, The Regulatory Assistance Project

Friday, January 17, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
11:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Discussion regarding resilience and rural economy.

Lauren Oates, Climate & Energy Policy Manager, The Nature Conservancy
Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission
Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission
1:30 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Discussion regarding rule making and cause of action, to include Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules.

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
12:45 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Lynn Knight, Executive Vice President, Institute for Sustainable Development
3:15 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Jon Erickson, Professor, University of Vermont
10:30 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
2:30 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:20 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Discussion regarding Global Warming Solutions Act implementation in Massachusetts & natural climate solutions

Phil Huffman, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy
Laura Marx, Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

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

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

T.J. Donovan, Attorney General, State of Vermont
Laura Murphy, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Robert McDougall, Chief Environmental Division, Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Ken Colburn, Co-Chair Energy Working Group, Maine Climate Council
David Cash, Dean of the Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston
3:30 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Jenny Rushlow, Professor, Vermont Law School

Friday, January 24, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
8:45 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
11:30 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
1:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Mary Powell, Energy Leader, Small Business Owner
Win Smith, President, Sugarbush Resort & Trustee, The Nature Conservancy
Jen Duggan, Vice President/Director, Conservation Law Foundation
3:30 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
2:05 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
2:40 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

KC Whiteley, 350VT Board Vice Chair, 350Vermont
Evelyn Seidner, Student, Burr and Burton Academy
Seth Fisher-Olvera, Student, Vermont Commons School
3:05 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Steve Crowley, Chair, Sierra Club Energy Committee
3:45 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
9:30 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
11:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Jared Duval, Executive Director, Energy Action Network
2:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Solutions to mitigate climate change from buildings.

Enrique Bueno, Chair, VT Passive House
3:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
4:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
10:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Erica Bornemann, Director, Emergency Management & Homeland Security
11:45 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Robert Morlino, Emergency Management Director, State Emergency Management Committee for Southern Vermont
2:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Discussion regarding the Heat Vulnerability Index and the Social Vulnerability Index.

David Grass, Environmental Health Program Manager, Vermont Department  of Health
Jared Ulmer, Climate & Health Program Manager, Vermont Department  of Health

Friday, January 31, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
10:30 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Committee discussion and mark-up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, State Climatologist

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
1:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Committee discussion and mark-up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Tara Kulkarni, Director, Center for Global Resilience & Security at Norwich University
10:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:10 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
9:30 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
10:45 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Committee discussion regarding rule making & appropriations as they relate to H.688.

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 7, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Mark-up and committee discussion.

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
1:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
1:35 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Rep. Timothy Briglin, Chair, House Committee on Energy and Technology
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, February 14, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:30 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Cause of Action

Robert McDougall, Chief Environmental Division, Attorney General's Office

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:45 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Funding

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Rep. Timothy Briglin, Chair, House Committee on Energy and Technology
2:45 PM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

VOTE


Thursday, February 20, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Energy and Technology
9:45 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Rep. Robert Bancroft, Sponsor
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Representative, Sponsor

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Global Warming Solution Act

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Global Warming Solution Act

Jenny Rushlow, Professor, Vermont Law School
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, June 19, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Global Warming Solution Act and Vote
Committee Discussion, Including possible amendments

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
-

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
10:00 AM

H.688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Sections relating to suing the state of Vermont

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Robert McDougall, Chief Environmental Division, Attorney General's Office
Laura Murphy, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Megan O'Toole, Staff Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality and Climate Division

An act relating to addressing climate change

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Timothy Briglin, Chair, House Committee on Energy and Technology
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Robert McDougall, Chief Environmental Division, Attorney General's Office
House Committee on Energy and Technology
  • Rep. Robert Bancroft, Sponsor
  • Erica Bornemann, Director, Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • Enrique Bueno, Chair, VT Passive House
  • Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission
  • David Cash, Dean of the Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Ken Colburn, Co-Chair Energy Working Group, Maine Climate Council
  • Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Richard Cowart, Director, The Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Steve Crowley, Chair, Sierra Club Energy Committee
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Representative, Sponsor
  • T.J. Donovan, Attorney General, State of Vermont
  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Jen Duggan, Vice President/Director, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, State Climatologist
  • Jared Duval, Executive Director, Energy Action Network
  • Jon Erickson, Professor, University of Vermont
  • Seth Fisher-Olvera, Student, Vermont Commons School
  • David Grass, Environmental Health Program Manager, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Phil Huffman, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy
  • Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Lynn Knight, Executive Vice President, Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Tara Kulkarni, Director, Center for Global Resilience & Security at Norwich University
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
  • Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura Marx, Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
  • Robert McDougall, Chief Environmental Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Robert Morlino, Emergency Management Director, State Emergency Management Committee for Southern Vermont
  • Laura Murphy, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Lauren Oates, Climate & Energy Policy Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Mary Powell, Energy Leader, Small Business Owner
  • Jenny Rushlow, Professor, Vermont Law School
  • Evelyn Seidner, Student, Burr and Burton Academy
  • Win Smith, President, Sugarbush Resort & Trustee, The Nature Conservancy
  • Jared Ulmer, Climate & Health Program Manager, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission
  • Frederick Weston, Principal and Director, Policy, The Regulatory Assistance Project
  • KC Whiteley, 350VT Board Vice Chair, 350Vermont
  • Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert McDougall, Chief Environmental Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Laura Murphy, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Megan O'Toole, Staff Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality and Climate Division
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jenny Rushlow, Professor, Vermont Law School
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

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No committee of conference members found for H.688 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
An act relating to addressing climate change

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to addressing climate change

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
No committee of conference meeting history found for H.688 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference report found for H.688 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

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Act

No act information found for H.688 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

Staff & Other Information

Staff
Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel

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