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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
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
3/30/2021 - Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
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Senate 3/30/2021 - Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
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An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Detailed Status

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

Roll Call History

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, Representative, 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, CEO, 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, Representative, 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, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing

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
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Rep. Sara Coffey, Sponsor
  • Benjamin Doyle , President, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Lydia Petty, Representative, Northfield Placemaking Committee
  • Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Amy Spear, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Rebecca Stone, Principal, Senior Planner & Engagement Specialist, Community Workshop, LLC
  • Rep. Tristan Toleno, House Committee On Government Operations
  • 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 Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor
  • 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
  • Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Amy Cunningham, Deputy Director, Vermont Arts Council
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Chris Miller, Board Chair, National Coalition for Community Capital, Michigan
  • Pat Moulton , President, Vermont Technical College
  • Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Representative, Chittenden 6-2
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors 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, CEO, 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
  • Charles Tino Rutanhira, Chairperson, Vermont Professionals of Color Network (Chittenden County)
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Associate State Director, American Association of Retired Persons, Vermont
  • Sarah Waring, Vice President of Grants and Community Investments, Vermont Community Foundation
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

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An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

Committee of Conference Meetings

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

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
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No committee of conference report found for H.159 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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Staff
David Hall, Legislative Counsel

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