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S.213

An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Sen. Christopher Bray , Sen. Philip Baruth , Sen. Alison Clarkson , Sen. Martine Gulick , Sen. Ruth Hardy , Sen. Wendy Harrison , Sen. Nader Hashim , Sen. Richard McCormack , Sen. Andrew Perchlik , Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky , Sen. Anne Watson , Sen. Richard Westman , Sen. Rebecca White
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2/23/2024 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations per Senate Rule 31
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Senate Committee on Appropriations
Last Recorded Action
Senate 2/23/2024 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations per Senate Rule 31
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An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2023-2024
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An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2023-2024
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An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2023-2024
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2023-2024
Friday, January 5, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Planning Commission

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Mike Kline, River Ecologist, resident of Middlesex, VT
Lauren Oates, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Rob Evans, Rivers Programs Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
Rebecca Pfeiffer, State Floodplain Manager & VT NFIP Coordinator, Agency of Natural Resources

Friday, January 12, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Laura Lapierre, Wetlands Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
Will Duane, Land Acquisition Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ben Green, Dam Safety Section Chief, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Jason Batchelder, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Possible Bill Edits

Lauren Oates, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy
Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
-After the Floor

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Agency of Natural Resources Proposed changes to S. 213

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Jason Batchelder, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Ben Green, Dam Safety Section Chief, Department of Environmental Conservation
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Rebecca Pfeiffer, State Floodplain Manager & VT NFIP Coordinator, Agency of Natural Resources
11:30 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Karina Dailey, Environmental Scientist, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain
Lauren Oates, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Review of suggested edits

Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
10:45 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Lauren Oates, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Mason Overstreet, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
Julie Silverman, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Conservation Law Foundation
Pat Suozzi, President, Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds

Friday, February 2, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Scott Johnstone, General Manager, Morrisville Water and Light
Elizabeth Schilling, Staff Attorney, Vermont Public Utility Commission
Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Dam Ownership

Josh Castonguay, Vice President: Chief Innovation and Engineering Executive, Green Mountain Power
Candace Morgan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Green Mountain Power
Amy Merritt, Agent, Hickock and Boardman
11:10 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Wetlands

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Lauren Oates, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Polystyrene Flotation Management

Peter Lafamme, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
Bethany Sargent, Monitoring and Assessment Program Manager, Watershed Management Division
Ashley Sullivan, Executive Director, Razaiia Project
Mason Overstreet, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

Friday, February 9, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Committee discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Lauren Oates, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy
Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10:05 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, GMP
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Marc Mihaly, House Committee on Appropriations
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Mark up, Possible Vote, Draft 3.1

Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Department of Finance & Management
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Lauren Oates, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy
Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Department of Finance & Management
Peter Lafamme, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
Bethany Sargent, Monitoring and Assessment Program Manager, Watershed Management Division
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Mason Overstreet, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
Julie Silverman, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Conservation Law Foundation
Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, GMP
Rob Evans, Rivers Programs Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
Ben Green, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation
Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Bill Markup and Discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Planning Commission
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, GMP
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
Mason Overstreet, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
Bethany Sargent, Monitoring and Assessment Program Manager, Watershed Management Division

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Environmental Justice Considerations

Karla Raimundi, Director, ANR Environmental Justice and Civil Rights
Megan Cousino, DEC Environmental Assistance
9:20 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Property Valuation

Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
9:30 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Chris Giard, Co-owner, The Dock Doctors

Friday, February 16, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Discussion and Vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
4:30 PM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Committee Discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, GMP
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Ben Green, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

S.213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Final Mark up, Discussion and Vote

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2023-2024
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Jason Batchelder, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Planning Commission
  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Josh Castonguay, Vice President: Chief Innovation and Engineering Executive, Green Mountain Power
  • Megan Cousino, DEC Environmental Assistance
  • Karina Dailey, Environmental Scientist, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain
  • Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Will Duane, Land Acquisition Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Rob Evans, Rivers Programs Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Department of Finance & Management
  • Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Chris Giard, Co-owner, The Dock Doctors
  • Ben Green, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ben Green, Dam Safety Section Chief, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Scott Johnstone, General Manager, Morrisville Water and Light
  • Mike Kline, River Ecologist, resident of Middlesex, VT
  • Peter Lafamme, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Laura Lapierre, Wetlands Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Amy Merritt, Agent, Hickock and Boardman
  • Rep. Marc Mihaly, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Green Mountain Power
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Oates, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy
  • Mason Overstreet, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Rebecca Pfeiffer, State Floodplain Manager & VT NFIP Coordinator, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Karla Raimundi, Director, ANR Environmental Justice and Civil Rights
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Bethany Sargent, Monitoring and Assessment Program Manager, Watershed Management Division
  • Elizabeth Schilling, Staff Attorney, Vermont Public Utility Commission
  • Julie Silverman, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Ashley Sullivan, Executive Director, Razaiia Project
  • Pat Suozzi, President, Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds
  • Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission
  • Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, GMP

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An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2023-2024
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2023-2024
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Act

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel

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