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S.54

An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Sen. Richard Sears, Sen. Timothy Ashe, Sen. Joseph Benning, Sen. Christopher Pearson, Sen. John Rodgers, Sen. Jeanette White , Sen. Rebecca Balint, Sen. Philip Baruth, Sen. Brian Campion, Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sen. Ann Cummings, Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sen. Richard Westman
3/13/2020 - Speaker appointed Gannon of Wilmington, LaClair of Barre Town and Ancel of Calais as members of the Committee of Conference on the part of the House
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House 3/13/2020 - Speaker appointed Gannon of Wilmington, LaClair of Barre Town and Ancel of Calais as members of the Committee of Conference on the part of the House
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An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

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An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

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An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
Ed Abrahams, Vice Chair, Great Barrington MA Select board
10:15 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Cary Giguere, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

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Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Field Organizer, Rural Vermont
10:30 AM

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Eli Harrington, Founder and COO, Heady Vermont
Andrew Freedman, Consultant, Freedman and Koski
David Nathan, MD, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

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Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Simha Ravven, Interim Chief Medical Officer, Brattleboro Retreat and Vice President, Vermont Medical Society
David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury
John Hollar, Lobbyist, , Marijuana Dispensaries
10:30 AM

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Joe Veldon, Cannabis Farmer, 7 Leaf Genetics
Josh Decatur, CEO, Trace Vermont
Christopher Dudzik, President, NJ DRE Association
Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML
Robin Joy, Director of Reserach, Crime Research Group

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

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Committee discussion of issues flagged during testimony

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Cove, Working Vermont, and AARP-VT
Carol Daigle, Vermont Citizen
Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
10:30 AM

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Mark up


Friday, February 8, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:00 AM

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Mark up with Leg Council

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 15, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:45 AM

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Mark up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

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Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:15 PM

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Committee Discussion

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Marijuana Policy Project
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:40 PM

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Committee Discussion

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
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Committee Discussion and Possible Vote


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:30 PM

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Sen. Dick Sears
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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Walk - through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 29, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

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Introduction

Sen. Dick Sears, Sponsor
8:45 AM

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Fiscal Note Walk - through

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:15 PM

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Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission

Tom Little, Co Chair, Governor's Marijuana Advisory Commission
Jake Perkinson, Co Chair, Governor's Marijuana Advisory Commission

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

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Comparison of S.54 to H.196

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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Department of Taxes

Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
9:30 AM

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Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
11:00 AM

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T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Right After House Floor

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Alcohol Regulation

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

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Vermont Department of Health

Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

Friday, April 5, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

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Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
Jody Vona, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
Chris Walsh, General Manager, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Brandon VT
Devan Walsh, Assistant Manager, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Brandon VT
2:00 PM

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Rural Vermont

Nick Zigelbaum, Owner, Longest Acre Farm
2:30 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Heady Vermont

Eli Harrington, Founder and COO, Heady Vermont

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:45 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:15 PM

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David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont, Vermont Building and Construction Trades Council
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:30 PM

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Regulation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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Kimberly Blake, Physician, Burlington
Ron Coppola, Citizen, Essex, Vermont
Robert Troyer, Former U.S. Attorney, Colorado
Kate Nugent, Executive Director, Winooski Partnership for Prevention
Tim Trevitcicki, Teacher, Champlain Valley Union High School
Lukas Zweeyes, Student, Winooski High School
After House Floor

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Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project
3:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

David Nathan, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
3:45 PM

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Medical Marijuana Registry and Regulatory Oversight

Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Medical Marijuana Program, Department of Public Safety
4:15 PM

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Promoting Equity and Preventing Monopolization

David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Minutes After Floor

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Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Marijuana Policy Project

Friday, April 12, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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Great Barrington Select Board

Ed Abrahams, Vice Chair, Great Barrington MA Select board
11:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Seed to Sale Tracking

Josh Decatur, CEO, Trace Vermont
1:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
1:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, VT Cannabis Trade Association
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Drug Recognition Expert

Rep. Nader Hashim, Sponsor, House Committee on Judiciary
Gary Scott, Sergeant, Vermont State Police
3:30 PM

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Department of Public Safety

Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

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Revenue Estimates

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Vermont Prevention Coalition

Lori Augustyniak, Coordinator, Prevention Works
Virginia Burly, Prevention Works
10:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Vermont Medical Society

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
11:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark Up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:15 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark Up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, VT Cannabis Trade Association
After House Floor

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Local Government

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

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David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Aaron Ferenc, Financial Examination Director, Department of Financial Regulation
Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Department of Labor
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Joseph Bergeron, Executive Director, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
After

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Testimony continued

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

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Review of Saliva Testing and Warrants Language.

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
10:30 AM

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Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Garry Scott, Captain, Vermont State Police
Jay Riggen, Sergeant, Vermont State Police

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark Up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

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Board Appointments - Governor's Office

Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
10:00 AM

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Board Appointments - Attorney Generals Office

David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
10:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Board Appointments

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

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Committee Discussion

12:30 PM

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Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

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Harry Chen, Executive Director, Center for Health and Well Being, University of Vermont
4:00 PM

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Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:30 PM

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Mark Up


Friday, April 19, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Department of Taxes

Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
After House Floor

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Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 19, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10 min. after Floor

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Memo to Government Operations

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Rep. Michael Marcotte, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
1:30 PM

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Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Saliva Testing Testimony

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
10:30 AM

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Continued Saliva Testing Testimony

Bradley Myerson, Attorney, Myerson Law Office
15 Minutes After Floor

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Saliva Testing: What Other States are Doing

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

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Committee Discussion


Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
8:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark Up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
11:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Prevention Misuse Fund

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
After House Floor

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Mark Up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
After House Floor

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Vermont Department of Health

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
2:15 PM

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Committee Discussion


Thursday, April 25, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
15 Minutes After Floor

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Saliva Testing Testimony

Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety

Friday, April 26, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Champlain Valley Dispensary

Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
1:15 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion of Possible Proposals and Concepts on Highway Safety. Possible Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
1:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Food Safety Inspection

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
1:30 PM

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Review from Friday

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:15 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Commerce Recommendations

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion

Jay Riggen, Sergeant, Vermont State Police

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
10:00 AM

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Transportation Recommendations

Rep. Curt McCormack, House Committee on Transportation
11:00 AM

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Rep. Maxine Grad, House Committee on Judiciary
Rep. Thomas Burditt, House Committee on Judiciary
Rep. Nader Hashim, House Committee on Judiciary

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. John Gannon, Vice Chair, House Committee On Government Operations

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Walk - through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
After House Floor

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark up and Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
After the floor

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

continue walk-through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Joseph Bishop-Henchman, Executive Vice President, Tax Foundation
After the floor

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Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

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David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:00 AM

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Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:10 AM

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Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

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Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
1:30 PM

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Refresher

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
8:30 AM

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Update

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
11:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Stephanie Smith, Chief Policy Enforcement Officer, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
2:15 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion


Friday, January 17, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 min After Floor

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Proposed Changes

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Proposed Changes

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:30 AM

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Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:15 AM

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Rep. John Gannon, Member, House Committee On Government Operations

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:30 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
3:45 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Walk through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 31, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark up and vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Mark up and Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. John Gannon, Member, House Committee On Government Operations
3:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion

Rep. John Gannon, Member, House Committee On Government Operations
Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

potential vote

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. John Gannon, Member, House Committee On Government Operations
Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:50 AM

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Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
3:15 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Review of Amendments

Rep. John Gannon, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations
Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 14, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
8:30 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Prevention

Kelly Dougherty, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health
10:15 AM

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Revenue Assumptions

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
1:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Review of the bill

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:45 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Continuation of the bill review

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
10:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Prevention

Rep. Kathryn Webb, Chair, House Committee on Education

Monday, February 24, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
12:00 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Possible Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Appropriations Committee Amendment

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
45 minutes after caucus

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Rep. Diane Lanpher, Sponsor, Sponsor
Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

amendments discussion


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
11:15 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion - Review Amendments

Rep. Diane Lanpher, Appropriations Committee
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Samuel Young, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. John Gannon, Member, House Committee On Government Operations

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:00 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Committee(s):
House Committee on Government Operations
10:55 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Amendments

Rep. Charles Kimbell, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Brian K. Savage, Swanton
Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Rep. Eileen Dickinson, St. Albans Town
Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Representative

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Judiciary
11:45 AM

S.54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • Rep. John Gannon, Member, House Committee On Government Operations
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kelly Dougherty, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Rep. John Gannon, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Chair, House Committee on Education
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Department of Labor
  • Joseph Bergeron, Executive Director, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
  • Aaron Ferenc, Financial Examination Director, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, VT Cannabis Trade Association
House Committee on Government Operations
  • Ed Abrahams, Vice Chair, Great Barrington MA Select board
  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lori Augustyniak, Coordinator, Prevention Works
  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kimberly Blake, Physician, Burlington
  • Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Rep. Thomas Burditt, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Virginia Burly, Prevention Works
  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Harry Chen, Executive Director, Center for Health and Well Being, University of Vermont
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ron Coppola, Citizen, Essex, Vermont
  • Josh Decatur, CEO, Trace Vermont
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson, St. Albans Town
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Representative
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Rep. John Gannon, Member, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
  • Rep. Maxine Grad, House Committee on Judiciary
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Eli Harrington, Founder and COO, Heady Vermont
  • Rep. Nader Hashim, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Rep. Nader Hashim, Sponsor, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Diane Lanpher, Appropriations Committee
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Tom Little, Co Chair, Governor's Marijuana Advisory Commission
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rep. Curt McCormack, House Committee on Transportation
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont, Vermont Building and Construction Trades Council
  • David Nathan, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
  • Kate Nugent, Executive Director, Winooski Partnership for Prevention
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jake Perkinson, Co Chair, Governor's Marijuana Advisory Commission
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, VT Cannabis Trade Association
  • Rep. Brian K. Savage, Swanton
  • David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • Gary Scott, Sergeant, Vermont State Police
  • Sen. Dick Sears, Sponsor
  • Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury
  • Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Tim Trevitcicki, Teacher, Champlain Valley Union High School
  • Robert Troyer, Former U.S. Attorney, Colorado
  • Jody Vona, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Medical Marijuana Program, Department of Public Safety
  • Chris Walsh, General Manager, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Brandon VT
  • Devan Walsh, Assistant Manager, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Brandon VT
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Samuel Young, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Nick Zigelbaum, Owner, Longest Acre Farm
  • Lukas Zweeyes, Student, Winooski High School
House Committee on Human Services
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. John Gannon, Vice Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
House Committee on Judiciary
  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Bradley Myerson, Attorney, Myerson Law Office
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Jay Riggen, Sergeant, Vermont State Police
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Garry Scott, Captain, Vermont State Police
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • 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 Council
  • Stephanie Smith, Chief Policy Enforcement Officer, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Joseph Bishop-Henchman, Executive Vice President, Tax Foundation
  • Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. John Gannon, Member, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Rep. Diane Lanpher, Sponsor, Sponsor
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Dick Sears
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Marijuana Policy Project
Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Ed Abrahams, Vice Chair, Great Barrington MA Select board
  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML
  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Carol Daigle, Vermont Citizen
  • Josh Decatur, CEO, Trace Vermont
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Christopher Dudzik, President, NJ DRE Association
  • Andrew Freedman, Consultant, Freedman and Koski
  • Cary Giguere, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Eli Harrington, Founder and COO, Heady Vermont
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, , Marijuana Dispensaries
  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Justice for All
  • Robin Joy, Director of Reserach, Crime Research Group
  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Cove, Working Vermont, and AARP-VT
  • David Nathan, MD, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
  • Simha Ravven, Interim Chief Medical Officer, Brattleboro Retreat and Vice President, Vermont Medical Society
  • David Silberman, Attorney, Middlebury
  • Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
  • Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Field Organizer, Rural Vermont
  • Joe Veldon, Cannabis Farmer, 7 Leaf Genetics
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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Regular Session 2019-2020
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