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S.79

An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sen. Rebecca Balint
6/23/2021 - Senate Message, vetoed by Governor July 2, 2021
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
House 6/23/2021 - Senate Message, vetoed by Governor July 2, 2021
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An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

See S.257 (2020)

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
James Arisman, Town Health Officer, Marshfield
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:40 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Continued


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:40 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:40 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Michael Desrochers, Director, Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board

Friday, February 26, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
10:10 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Tim Piper, President, Vermont Inn and bed & breakfast Association
Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
11:15 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Brian Pine, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Friday, March 12, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Brian Pine, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:05 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Committee Discussion

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Conicia Jackson, Rental Rehab Coordinator, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
Melanie Paskevich, Director of Operations, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
Paul Martorano, Mutli-Family Rental Improvement Coordinator, Windham Windsor Housing Trust
Patrick Shattuck, Executive Director, RuralEdge
Dawn Cross, Homeowenership Director, RuralEdge
10:15 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Continued Committee Discussion

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
4:15 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Review Finance-related Sections of the Bill

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 19, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sponsor, Windsor County
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:15 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Possible Committee Amendment

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
11:35 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Continued


Friday, March 26, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:40 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Review Committee Amendment


Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sponsor
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:30 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
Michael Desrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
15 min after Floor

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Continuation of morning discussion.
As Floor time allows.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Peter Tucker, Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs, Vermont Association of Realtors
Kevin Geiger, Senior Planner, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
15 min after Floor

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Julie Marks, Founder and Director, Vermont Short Term Rental Alliance Inc.
Tim Piper, Past President, Vermont Inn and bed & breakfast Association
Amy Spear, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Homeownership

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
1:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Discussion and mark-up

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Discussion and mark-up

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board

Friday, April 23, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 min after Floor

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Discussion and mark-up

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
2:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Discussion and mark-up

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Discussion and mark-up

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
15 mins after Floor

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Discussion and mark-up

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:15 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Mark-up and possible vote

Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development

Friday, April 30, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Possible vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
15 min after Floor

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Possible vote - as time permits

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
1:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Possible vote

Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
2:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Mark-up and possible vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Mark-up and possible vote

Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
15 min after Floor

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Mark-up and possible vote - as time allows.

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
15 mins after Floor

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Mark-up and possible vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:30 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Reporter, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:45 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Rep. Thomas Stevens, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
8:45 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Michael Desrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:00 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

potential vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
Michael Desrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board

Friday, May 14, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

potential vote

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:00 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Landlord Association
Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Chair, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
Rep. James Masland, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
-

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Ways and Means amendment. Possible vote.

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Amendments and possible vote

Rep. James Masland, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Tristan Toleno, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations
David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 21, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
11:40 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety


Friday, May 21, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
11:00 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Jessup Amendment


Thursday, June 24, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
9:30 AM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

amendment review


An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. James Masland, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Chair, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs
  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sponsor
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety
  • Kevin Geiger, Senior Planner, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Julie Marks, Founder and Director, Vermont Short Term Rental Alliance Inc.
  • Rep. James Masland, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Tim Piper, Past President, Vermont Inn and bed & breakfast Association
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Amy Spear, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Rep. Tristan Toleno, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Peter Tucker, Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs, Vermont Association of Realtors
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sponsor, Windsor County
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
  • James Arisman, Town Health Officer, Marshfield
  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Dawn Cross, Homeowenership Director, RuralEdge
  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety
  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Conicia Jackson, Rental Rehab Coordinator, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Paul Martorano, Mutli-Family Rental Improvement Coordinator, Windham Windsor Housing Trust
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Melanie Paskevich, Director of Operations, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
  • Brian Pine, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Tim Piper, President, Vermont Inn and bed & breakfast Association
  • Patrick Shattuck, Executive Director, RuralEdge
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Reporter, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Landlord Association
Senate Committee on Finance
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.79 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for S.79 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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Act

No act information found for S.79 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

Staff & Other Information

Staff
David Hall, Legislative Counsel

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