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H.926

An act relating to changes to Act 250

House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
Senate Committee on Finance
6/25/2020 - Referred to Committee on Finance per Senate Rule 31
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Senate 6/25/2020 - Referred to Committee on Finance per Senate Rule 31
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An act relating to changes to Act 250

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Regular Session 2019-2020
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An act relating to changes to Act 250

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An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to changes to Act 250

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Regular Session 2019-2020
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Forest Fragmentation and Habitat Connectivity

Bill Keeton, Professor of Forest Ecology and Forestry, University of Vermont
2:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Vermont Conservation Design

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
Eric Sorenson, Ecologist, Department of Fish and Wildlife
John Austin, Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Deborah Markowitz, Former Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
-

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Economic Benefits of Environmental Conservation

Jon Erickson, Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, Gund GPI Project

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Enhanced Designations

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
11:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Maryland Location-based Jurisdictions

Sharon Murray, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Planning

Seth Jensen, Principal Planner, Lamoille County Planning Commission
10:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Agricultural Practices in River Corridors

Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
10:45 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Critical Resource Areas

Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
2:20 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Agricultural Practices in River Corridors

Rob Evans, River Corridor and Flood Plain Manager, Watershed Management Division, Rivers Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
Mike Kline, Program Manager, Watershed Management Division, Rivers Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, February 8, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Rivers as Critical Resource Areas

Rose Paul, Director of Science and Fresh Water Programs, The Nature Conservancy
Shane Jaquith, Watershed Restoration Manager, The Nature Conservancy
2:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Recent Research on Forest Fragmentation
Jurisdictional Approaches in Undeveloped Critical Resource Areas

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
2:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Forest Fragmentation

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Room 11
Forest Fragmentation
Forest Industry Issues

Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
Alan Robertson, Chair, Policy Committee, Vermont Woodlands Association
10:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Room 11
Mapping

Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Erik Engstrom, ANR GIS Project Supervisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Municipal, State and Regional Planning, Enhanced Designation, Jurisdiction

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:45 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Enhanced Designation

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
10:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

High Elevation Ecology
Forest Fragmentation
Stormwater and Water Quality Impacts from Development

Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Friday, February 15, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
-

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
3:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Land Use Planning

Kinvin Wroth, Professor of Law Emeritus, Vermont Law School

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Land Use Planning

Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Charles Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Mike Kline, Program Manager, Watershed Management Division, Rivers Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

Friday, February 22, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Forest Fragmentation

Mark Whitworth, President, Energize Vermont
10:45 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Forestry

Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
2:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Overview of Changes Related to Climate Change

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Climate Change

Johanna Miller, Energy & Climate Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
3:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Housing

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Brenda Torpy, CEO, Champlain Housing Trust
4:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Energy

Jeff Nelson, Director of Energy & Environmental Services, VHB Engineering

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Climate Change and Emissions

Matt Cota, Executive Director, VFDA
9:15 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Energy

Richard Faesy , Member, Energy Futures Group, Inc.
10:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Climate Change

Peg Elmer-Hough, Community Resilience.org
11:15 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Planning

David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
Adam Lougee, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
3:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Climate Change

Sandy Levine, Conservation Law Foundation

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Climate Change

Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
9:45 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Forestry

Chris Fife, Public Affairs Manager, Weyerhaeuser Company
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Charlie Hancock, Consulting Forester, North Woods Forestry
Colleen Goodridge, Owner, Goodridge Lumber
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Energy

Enrique Bueno, Vermont Passive House Alliance
2:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Section 9B: Especially Primary Agricultural Soils

Tim Taylor, Chair, District 3 Environmental Commission
3:15 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Green House Gas Emissions

Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources

Friday, March 1, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Administration and Appeals, Structure of Natural Resource Board

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
James Dumont, Environmental Attorney, Law Offices of Dumont

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Administration and Appeals, Structure of Natural Resource Board

Lawrence Slason, Environmental Attorney, Salmon and Nostrand
Liam Murphy, Environmental Attorney, MSK Attorneys
Christopher Roy, Environmental Attorney, Downs Rachlin Martin
George McNaughton, Environmental Attorney, Lamb and McNaughton
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, VT Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Building codes and standards.

Barry Murphy, Department of Public Service, Energy Planning and Resources Divison
Jim Bradley, President, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
Kemener Whalen, Member, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
11:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Administration and Appeals, Structure of the Natural Resource Board

Marcy Harding, Former Chair, Environmental Board
11:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Discussion.


Friday, March 15, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
-

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room
Coventry Landfill

Anita Ancel, Resident, Newport
1:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.
Mark-up.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
2:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.
Slate Quarries.

Craig Markcrow, Owner and President, Vermont Structural Slate Company
Richard Hill, Owner and CEO, Greenstone Slate Company
Beverly Tatko, Owner and Secretary, Sheldon Slate Products Company
Charles Brown, Owner and President, Brown's Quarried Slate Products Company
Kim Gaschel, Resident, West Pawlet
Lou Magnani, Resident, Wells

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up.
Ethan Allen Room.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
8:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Forestry.

Anthony D'Amato, Professor and Director, Forestry Program, UVM
9:45 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Racial Equity.
Room 10.

Mikaela Osler, Resident, Jericho

Friday, March 22, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.
Mark-up.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.
Committee Discussion of Slate Quarrying.
Mark-up.

Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.
Fees - Act 250

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Kimberley Lashua, Business Director, Natural Resources Board
9:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Act 250 Fees

Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
10:15 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Racial Equity Language.
Originally scheduled for 10:00; witness arrived 10:15.

Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All

Friday, March 29, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.

Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Steve Selbo, President, SP Land Company
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Road Rule.

Louis Borie, Retired Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Board
1:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

William Burke, Act 250 District Coordinator, District 1 Environmental Commission
2:15 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Environmental Court and Act 250 Appeals

Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
3:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Undue Adverse Effect vs. Avoid / Minimize / Mitigate Standard

Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
3:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

2004 Interstate Exchange Design Guidelines.

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Eric Guzman, Office of Legislative Council
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
John Brabant, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
8:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Room 47.
Appeals.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 5, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Slate Quarries.
Ethical Standards for the Board and Commission.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
2:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Room 10.

Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 12, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.
Mark-up. Criteria.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Room 10.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
3:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Proposed Planning Changes

Peg Elmer-Hough, Former Director of Planning, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 min. after Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Planning Sections.
Mark-up.
Ethan Allen Room.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Pittsford
Chris Smid, President, New England Slate Company
Craig Markcrow, Owner and President, Vermont Structural Slate Company
Richard Hill, Owner and CEO, Greenstone Slate Company
John Hill, Greenstone Slate Company
Charles Brown, Owner and President, Brown's Quarried Slate Products Company

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Presentation on Environmental Justice Collaboration: REJOICE

Kesha Ram, Former Representative, Center for Whole Communities
Jennifer Byrne, Project Manager, REJOICE Project Policy Core Master of Environmental Law and Policy, Vermont Law School
Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
11:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Criterion 9, subcriteria (f) and (m)

Peg Elmer Hough, Retired Planner
Enrique Bueno, Treasurer, VT Passive House

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
Mark Whitworth, President, Energize Vermont
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
10:15 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
2:15 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
4:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Discussion

Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
10:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-though with Side by Side of Joint Proposal

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Charles Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
2:40 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission

Friday, January 31, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 Min After Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Racial Equity

Mark Hughes, Coordinator, Racial Justice Alliance
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
3:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
John Brabant, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
11:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10 Min After Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Trails and the Impact of Act 250 Changes

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Trails Alliance
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC (Representing Forest Partnership)
4:15 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
11:40 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Development Affecting Public Investments

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
2:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Peg Elmer Hough, Retired Planner, Citizen

Friday, February 7, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
8:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
10 Min After Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
10:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

On the Record vs. De Novo

Brooke Dingledine , Attorney, VDM Law
11:15 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
8:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Agency of Transportation Act 250 Proposal

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
Andrea Wright, Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
9:15 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Discussion and Mark-up

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Discussion and Mark-up

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Hybrid Board Language

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
10 Min After Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Hybrid Board Language, Draft 11.1 - Mark-up

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Dhyan Nirmegh, Resident, Starksboro
Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Brooke Dingledine , Attorney, VDM Law

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Draft 12.2 Mark-up

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dhyan Nirmegh, Resident, Starksboro
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
10 Min After Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up and Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
After the Joint Assembly

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
Pat O'Brien, SD Ireland
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Renee Carpenter, Resident, East Montpelier

Friday, February 21, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 Min After the Floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Discussion

Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, VELCO
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
2:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 21, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After the floor

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

potential vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources

Monday, February 24, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Bill Review

Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Reporter, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:00 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Trails Discussion and Amendment Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Trails Alliance
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
2:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Designated Downtowns Discussion

Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
5:15 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Vote on Village Enhanced Designations Amendment and Vote on Boards Amendment

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:30 PM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Appropriations Committee Proposed Amendment

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ancel Amendment Discussion and Vote

Rep. Janet Ancel, Reporter of Amendment, House Committee on Ways and Means
9:45 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Conquest Amendment Discussion and Vote

Rep. Charles Conquest, Reporter of Amendment, House Committee on Appropriations
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
11:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Sheldon Amendment Vote


Friday, February 28, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
8:30 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Harrison et al. Amendment Discussion and Vote

Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor of amendment
Rep. Nelson Brownell, Sponsor of amendment
Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment
8:55 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Lefebvre Amendment Discussion

Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor of amendment

Friday, February 28, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor, Amendment
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Strike-all amendment, Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Renee Carpenter, Resident, East Montpelier

An act relating to changes to Act 250

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Reporter, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
  • Anita Ancel, Resident, Newport
  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Reporter of Amendment, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • John Austin, Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Charles Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
  • Louis Borie, Retired Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Board
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • John Brabant, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Jim Bradley, President, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
  • Charles Brown, Owner and President, Brown's Quarried Slate Products Company
  • Rep. Nelson Brownell, Sponsor of amendment
  • Enrique Bueno, Vermont Passive House Alliance
  • Enrique Bueno, Treasurer, VT Passive House
  • William Burke, Act 250 District Coordinator, District 1 Environmental Commission
  • Jennifer Byrne, Project Manager, REJOICE Project Policy Core Master of Environmental Law and Policy, Vermont Law School
  • Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR
  • Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, VELCO
  • Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Trails Alliance
  • Rep. Charles Conquest, Reporter of Amendment, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Matt Cota, Executive Director, VFDA
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anthony D'Amato, Professor and Director, Forestry Program, UVM
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Brooke Dingledine , Attorney, VDM Law
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • James Dumont, Environmental Attorney, Law Offices of Dumont
  • Peg Elmer Hough, Retired Planner
  • Peg Elmer Hough, Retired Planner, Citizen
  • Peg Elmer-Hough, Community Resilience.org
  • Peg Elmer-Hough, Former Director of Planning, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Erik Engstrom, ANR GIS Project Supervisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jon Erickson, Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, Gund GPI Project
  • Rob Evans, River Corridor and Flood Plain Manager, Watershed Management Division, Rivers Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Richard Faesy , Member, Energy Futures Group, Inc.
  • Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
  • Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC (Representing Forest Partnership)
  • Chris Fife, Public Affairs Manager, Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Kim Gaschel, Resident, West Pawlet
  • Colleen Goodridge, Owner, Goodridge Lumber
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Eric Guzman, Office of Legislative Council
  • Charlie Hancock, Consulting Forester, North Woods Forestry
  • Marcy Harding, Former Chair, Environmental Board
  • Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor of amendment
  • John Hill, Greenstone Slate Company
  • Richard Hill, Owner and CEO, Greenstone Slate Company
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Mark Hughes, Coordinator, Racial Justice Alliance
  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
  • Shane Jaquith, Watershed Restoration Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • Seth Jensen, Principal Planner, Lamoille County Planning Commission
  • Bill Keeton, Professor of Forest Ecology and Forestry, University of Vermont
  • Mike Kline, Program Manager, Watershed Management Division, Rivers Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Kimberley Lashua, Business Director, Natural Resources Board
  • Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor of amendment
  • Sandy Levine, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Adam Lougee, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
  • Lou Magnani, Resident, Wells
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Craig Markcrow, Owner and President, Vermont Structural Slate Company
  • Deborah Markowitz, Former Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, VT Chamber of Commerce
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • George McNaughton, Environmental Attorney, Lamb and McNaughton
  • Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
  • Johanna Miller, Energy & Climate Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Barry Murphy, Department of Public Service, Energy Planning and Resources Divison
  • Liam Murphy, Environmental Attorney, MSK Attorneys
  • Sharon Murray, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
  • Jeff Nelson, Director of Energy & Environmental Services, VHB Engineering
  • Dhyan Nirmegh, Resident, Starksboro
  • Mikaela Osler, Resident, Jericho
  • Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
  • Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Rose Paul, Director of Science and Fresh Water Programs, The Nature Conservancy
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Kesha Ram, Former Representative, Center for Whole Communities
  • Alan Robertson, Chair, Policy Committee, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Christopher Roy, Environmental Attorney, Downs Rachlin Martin
  • Steve Selbo, President, SP Land Company
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Pittsford
  • Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment
  • Lawrence Slason, Environmental Attorney, Salmon and Nostrand
  • Chris Smid, President, New England Slate Company
  • Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
  • Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Eric Sorenson, Ecologist, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
  • Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
  • Beverly Tatko, Owner and Secretary, Sheldon Slate Products Company
  • Tim Taylor, Chair, District 3 Environmental Commission
  • Brenda Torpy, CEO, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
  • Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
  • Kemener Whalen, Member, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
  • Mark Whitworth, President, Energize Vermont
  • Andrea Wright, Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Kinvin Wroth, Professor of Law Emeritus, Vermont Law School
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Renee Carpenter, Resident, East Montpelier
  • Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor, Amendment
  • Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
  • Pat O'Brien, SD Ireland
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
  • Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
  • Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Renee Carpenter, Resident, East Montpelier
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier

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