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S.237

An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sen. Rebecca Balint, Sen. Cheryl Hooker
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
6/26/2020 - Rules suspended & messaged to House forthwith, on motion of Senator Balint
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Location
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
Last Recorded Action
Senate 6/26/2020 - Rules suspended & messaged to House forthwith, on motion of Senator Balint
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An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2019-2020
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An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2019-2020
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An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:45 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Walk-Through of Bill

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Proposed Amendments

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Mobile Home Section

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Policy Specialist, Department of Housing and Community Development
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Mary Houghton, Board Member, Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation
Jonathan Bond, Executive Director, Housing Foundation, Inc.
Kay Curtis, Resident and Board Director, Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation
Seth Leonard, Managing Director Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Mobile Home Section

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
10:40 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Section on Homelessness

Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez, Deputy Director, Pathways Vermont, and Co-Chair, Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness
Maura Collins, Board President, Pathways Vermont
Alison Harte, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority

Friday, January 24, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:15 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Accessory Dwelling Units

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
Tyler Maas, Accessory Dwelling Unit Program, Vermont State Housing Authority
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Accessory Dwelling Units

Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Director, Community Outreach, AARP Vermont

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Sections (1) through (11) relating to Act 250

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:15 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Friday, February 7, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Housing Financing Issues

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Municipal Bond Bank
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Housing Financing Issues

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Municipal Bond Bank
Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
10:45 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Continuation of House Financing Issues and Above-listed Witnesses


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

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

Friday, February 21, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Accessory Dwelling Units

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tyler Maas, Accessory Dwelling Unit Program, Vermont State Housing Authority
Meagan Tuttle, Principal Planner, City Of Burlington
Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
9:15 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Mobile Home Parks

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
10:00 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Homelessness Issues

Patrick Gallagher, Development Director, Pathways Vermont
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:15 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee Discussion and Mark-up related to bill sections on Homelessness, Mobile Home Parks, Short-Term Rentals, Accessory Dwelling Units, and other sections as time allows

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, CT Attorneys Title Company

Friday, February 28, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee Discussion and Mark-up on multiple bill sections.

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:15 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee Discussion, Mark-Up and Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, CT Attorneys Title Company

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee Discussion, Mark-Up and Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:30 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Walk-through of Financial Issues

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:30 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:15 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:45 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Review Possible Amendments and Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, June 12, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee
Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, June 12, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee Discussion

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Kathy Beyer, Vice President for Development, Housing Vermont
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Monday, June 15, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:10 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

SNRE Composite Committee Amendment to S. 237...including Provisions on Housing , River Corridors, Waste and Drinking Water hookups, recreational trails, forest blocks and habitat corridors and the forest products industry. Committee Discussion and Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jeff Nelson, Strategic Advisor, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Kathy Beyer, Vice President for Development, Housing Vermont
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Trails Coalition
Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Amendment
Committee Discussion and Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:45 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Proposed Amendment relating to Housing Bill items: land use; planning; river corridors; and waste and water hookups

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Sen. Brian Campion, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Amendment. for S. 237 Status Report. Further action necessary


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Proposed Amendment relating to Housing Bill items

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Friday, June 19, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee Discussion of Amendments and Vote(s)

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor

Friday, June 19, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Proposed Amendments

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Sen. Dick McCormack
9:45 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Proposed Amendment

Sen. Andrew Perchlik
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jonathan Bond, Executive Director, Housing Foundation, Inc.
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Sen. Brian Campion, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Maura Collins, Board President, Pathways Vermont
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Kay Curtis, Resident and Board Director, Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Patrick Gallagher, Development Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Municipal Bond Bank
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Policy Specialist, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Alison Harte, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
  • Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • 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
  • Mary Houghton, Board Member, Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation
  • Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez, Deputy Director, Pathways Vermont, and Co-Chair, Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Seth Leonard, Managing Director Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Tyler Maas, Accessory Dwelling Unit Program, Vermont State Housing Authority
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Sen. Dick McCormack
  • Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Director, Community Outreach, AARP Vermont
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, CT Attorneys Title Company
  • Meagan Tuttle, Principal Planner, City Of Burlington
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Kathy Beyer, Vice President for Development, Housing Vermont
  • Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Trails Coalition
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor
  • Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Jeff Nelson, Strategic Advisor, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
  • Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier

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An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.237 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.
No committee of conference report found for S.237 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

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Act

No act information found for S.237 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

Staff & Other Information

Staff
David Hall, Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel
Notes
S.187 has been incorporated into S.237.

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