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H.159

An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Rep. Sara Coffey , Rep. Mollie Burke, Rep. Kathleen James, Rep. Stephanie Jerome, Rep. John Killacky, Rep. Charles Kimbell, Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Rep. Kirk White
House Committee on Ways and Means
4/22/2022 - Rep. Kornheiser of Brattleboro moved to commit bill to the Committee on Ways and Means which was agreed to
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House Committee on Ways and Means
Last Recorded Action
House 4/22/2022 - Rep. Kornheiser of Brattleboro moved to commit bill to the Committee on Ways and Means which was agreed to
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An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

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Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

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Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Walk-through and committee discussion.

Rep. Sara Coffey, Sponsor
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee discussion.

Rebecca Stone, Principal, Senior Planner & Engagement Specialist, Community Workshop, LLC
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
Lydia Petty, Rep., Northfield Placemaking Committee
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Benjamin Doyle , President, Preservation Trust of Vermont

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

This bill will become the Committee's Economic Development Bill.
Seed capital discussion.

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10 mins. after the House Floor

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

This bill will become the Committee's Economic Development Bill.

Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

This will become the Committee's Economic Development Bill.
Tourism discussion.

Amy Spear, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
10:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Discussion about the Vermont state colleges and workforce development.
This will become the Committee's Economic Development Bill.

Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
10 mins. after the House Floor

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

This will become the Committee's Economic Development Bill.


Friday, March 12, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10 mins. after the House Floor

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

This bill will become the Committee's Economic Development Bill.

1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

This bill will become the Committee's Economic Development Bill.
Vote.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Review of the bill

Rep. Charles Kimbell, Vice-Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:15 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development

Friday, March 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10 mins. after the House Floor

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee discussion regarding who is presenting which piece of the bill.


Friday, March 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
10:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion/Vote


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Review and vote of the Mulvaney-Stanak Amendment.

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Discuss and vote on House Committee on Ways & Means amendments to H.159.

Rep. Janet Ancel, Reporter of Amendments, House Committee on Ways and Means
10:39 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Discuss and vote on the House Committee on Appropriations amendment to H.159.

Rep. Tristan Toleno, House Committee On Government Operations

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:45 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Floor amendment

Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Sponsor of amendment

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Charles Kimbell, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Walk-through

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Better Places

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
Benjamin Doyle , President, Preservation Trust of Vermont
Sarah Waring, Vice President of Grants and Community Investments, Vermont Community Foundation
Chris Miller, Board Chair, National Coalition for Community Capital, Michigan
10:10 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Continued

Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Associate State Director, American Association of Retired Persons, Vermont
Amy Cunningham, Deputy Director, Vermont Arts Council
Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
10:45 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Tourism

Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:10 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Clarke Collins, Benefits Director, Vermont Department of Human Resources
10:20 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Continued


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Workforce Development

Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
Nathan Piper, Business, Legislative & Community Relations Manager, State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services
Alex Potvin, Member, Local 693
11:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Workforce Development Continued

Tom Cheney, Executive Director, Advance Vermont
Hal Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Adult Learning

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Pat Moulton , President, Vermont Technical College
Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education
Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont
Kirk Dombrowski , Vice President for Research, University of Vermont
Maureen Hebert, Associate Dean of Workforce Education, Vermont Technical College
Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
9:50 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Continued


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Rep., Chittenden 6-2
Charles Tino Rutanhira, Chairperson, Vermont Professionals of Color Network (Chittenden County)
Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
Gwen Pokalo, Director, Center for Women & Enterprise
10:40 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Kathy Callahan, Benefits Advisory Committee, Vermont State Employees Association
Rich Grogan, Exective Director, Northern Border Regional Commission
Talena Companion, Owner, Premier Entertainment and Events, Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals
Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Roxanne Vought, Executive Director, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility
Hans van Wees, Co-Chair, Vermont Lodging Association
10:45 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Continued

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:40 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Continued

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:55 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Continued


Friday, April 30, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
David Bradbury, President, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies
9:40 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Continued


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 7, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 7, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10 mins after the House Floor

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee discussion regarding the changes that the Senate made to the bill.

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Discussion regarding potential changes of this bill by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
David Bradbury, President, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies
Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
2:30 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Discussion regarding potential changes of this bill by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

Breck Knauft, Executive Director, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education
Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Addison County Economic Development Corporation
Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
Nick Grimley, Director of Entrepreneurship & Tech Commercialization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Community Action Partnership
Kirk Dombrowski , Vice President for Research, University of Vermont
Christopher Koliba, UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, Clean Water Network
Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
11:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee discussion continued.

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Community Action Partnership

Friday, May 14, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion


Monday, May 17, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:25 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Continued

2:15 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
5:56 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee discussion and straw vote on H.159 .


Thursday, May 20, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
-

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
10:50 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
9:50 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Morgan Nichols, New England Regional Manager, Main Street Alliance of Vermont
10:50 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
11:10 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion & Possible Vote

12:30 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:45 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Chris Kesler, Founder, Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling Company
10:50 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:35 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:50 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion & Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Friday, April 1, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:30 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Possible Vote

1:50 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Montpelier TIF District and Mini-TIFs

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:20 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
1:30 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Review

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee
Sen. Alison Clarkson, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee

Friday, April 8, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:10 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Possible Vote

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Walkthrough

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
Jennifer Stromsten, Research Team, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
Lyle Jepson, Executive Director, Chamber and Economic Development of the Rutland Region

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
10:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
11:15 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Jordan Giaconia, Public Policy Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Morgan Nichols, New England Regional Manager, Main Street Alliance of Vermont
1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
3:30 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Walkthrough of Section 14

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 15, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Sarah Bartlett, Sites Management Section Supervisor, Brownfields Program Coordinator, Agency of Natural Resources
Matthew Chapman, Director, Waste Management Protection Division, Agency of Natural Resources
Thomas Kennedy, Director of Community Development, Mount Ascutney Regional Commission

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
After Senate Floor

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Discussion of Amendment

Sen. Jeanette K. White, Sponsor
11:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Sports Betting

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Sports Betting Alliance
11:30 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

SALT

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

SALT

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
9:45 AM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee Discussion

1:45 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Friday, April 22, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Vice-Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Sponsor of amendment
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Reporter of Amendments, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Sarah Bartlett, Sites Management Section Supervisor, Brownfields Program Coordinator, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • David Bradbury, President, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies
  • Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor
  • Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Matthew Chapman, Director, Waste Management Protection Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Rep. Sara Coffey, Sponsor
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Kirk Dombrowski , Vice President for Research, University of Vermont
  • Benjamin Doyle , President, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
  • Jordan Giaconia, Public Policy Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Nick Grimley, Director of Entrepreneurship & Tech Commercialization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Lyle Jepson, Executive Director, Chamber and Economic Development of the Rutland Region
  • Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Thomas Kennedy, Director of Community Development, Mount Ascutney Regional Commission
  • Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Addison County Economic Development Corporation
  • Breck Knauft, Executive Director, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
  • Christopher Koliba, UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, Clean Water Network
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Community Action Partnership
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Morgan Nichols, New England Regional Manager, Main Street Alliance of Vermont
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Lydia Petty, Rep., Northfield Placemaking Committee
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee
  • Amy Spear, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Rebecca Stone, Principal, Senior Planner & Engagement Specialist, Community Workshop, LLC
  • Jennifer Stromsten, Research Team, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
  • Rep. Tristan Toleno, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • David Bradbury, President, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies
  • Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor
  • Kathy Callahan, Benefits Advisory Committee, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Tom Cheney, Executive Director, Advance Vermont
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Hal Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Adult Learning
  • Clarke Collins, Benefits Director, Vermont Department of Human Resources
  • Talena Companion, Owner, Premier Entertainment and Events, Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals
  • Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Amy Cunningham, Deputy Director, Vermont Arts Council
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Kirk Dombrowski , Vice President for Research, University of Vermont
  • Benjamin Doyle , President, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Rich Grogan, Exective Director, Northern Border Regional Commission
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Maureen Hebert, Associate Dean of Workforce Education, Vermont Technical College
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • 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, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
  • Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Chris Kesler, Founder, Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling Company
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Miller, Board Chair, National Coalition for Community Capital, Michigan
  • Pat Moulton , President, Vermont Technical College
  • Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Rep., Chittenden 6-2
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Morgan Nichols, New England Regional Manager, Main Street Alliance of Vermont
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Nathan Piper, Business, Legislative & Community Relations Manager, State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services
  • Gwen Pokalo, Director, Center for Women & Enterprise
  • Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Alex Potvin, Member, Local 693
  • Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education
  • Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Sports Betting Alliance
  • Charles Tino Rutanhira, Chairperson, Vermont Professionals of Color Network (Chittenden County)
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Associate State Director, American Association of Retired Persons, Vermont
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Hans van Wees, Co-Chair, Vermont Lodging Association
  • Roxanne Vought, Executive Director, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility
  • Sarah Waring, Vice President of Grants and Community Investments, Vermont Community Foundation
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Sponsor
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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