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S.56

An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Sen. Ruth Hardy , Sen. Virginia Lyons , Sen. Philip Baruth , Sen. Christopher Bray , Sen. Brian Campion , Sen. Thomas Chittenden , Sen. Alison Clarkson , Sen. Ann Cummings , Sen. Martine Gulick , Sen. Nader Hashim , Sen. Richard McCormack , Sen. Andrew Perchlik , Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale , Sen. Richard Sears Jr., Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky , Sen. Anne Watson , Sen. Rebecca White
House Committee on Appropriations
6/20/2023 - Action Calendar: Favorable with amendment
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House Committee on Appropriations
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House 6/20/2023 - Action Calendar: Favorable with amendment
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An act relating to child care and early childhood education

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An act relating to child care and early childhood education

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An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2023-2024
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2023-2024
Friday, February 3, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Introduction and Walk-through

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sen. Philip Baruth, Sponsor, Chittenden County

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Child Care Funding Overview and Provider Landscape

Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Karolyn Long, Director of Operations, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Megan Smeaton, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families

Friday, February 10, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Elliot Regenstein, Consultant, Foresight Law and Policy
Nasha Patel, Consultant, Watershed Advisors
Lori Connors-Tadros, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Early Education Research
Kate Ritter, Early Childhood Advisor, Children's Funding Project
10:30 AM

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Elliot Haspel, Early Childhood Policy Expert and Commentator

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Child Care and Early Learning

Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Rebecca Reese, Early Learning Initiative Manager, Burlington Early Learning Initiative
11:15 AM

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Head Start Vermont

Paul Behrman, Principal Consultant, Walnut Leadership
Deb Gass, Executive Director, Early Educational Services of Brattleboro

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

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Families and Child Care Programs

Rachel Kauppila, Parent, Essex Junction
Meghan Duff, Parent, Morrisville
Kiona Baez Heath, Families of Color Advisory Committee, Charlotte
Ilia Gilligan, Families of Color Advisory Committee, Williston
Britany Watson, Families of Color Advisory Committee, North Springfield
Christina Goodwin, Executive Director, Pine Forest Children's Center
Chris Nelson, Child Care Provider, Mountain View Child Care, North Troy

Friday, February 17, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:05 AM

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Business Organizations

Dimitri Garder, Chair, Early Care and Learning Task Force, Vermont Business Roundtable
Roxanne Vought, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

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Lauren Hogan, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Susan Titterton, Program Coordinator, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children
Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
11:40 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark Up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, February 24, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:45 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark Up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark Up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Chris Delia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark Up

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 2, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:45 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark Up and Possible Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department of Children and Families
Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, March 3, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark Up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department of Children and Families
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
10:30 AM

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Non-Citizen Child Care Financial Assistance Program

Cheryl Mitchell, President, Trelevan

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:10 AM

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Mark Up

Sen. Jane Kitchel, Chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark Up

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark Up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Discussion and Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids

Friday, March 17, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:45 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Introduction to Senate Education Amendment

Sen. Martine Gulick, Senate Committee on Education
Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Discussion and Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:10 PM

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Discussion

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
12:55 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Discussion

Sen. Jane Kitchel, Chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations
Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Seth Bowden, President, Vermont Business Roundtable
Sean Larkin, CEO, OnLogic
3:25 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Discussion and mark-up

Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
7:10 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
1:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee Discussion

Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families

Friday, March 24, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee Discussion and Vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel
Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:20 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Comment on S.56 and H.208

Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures

Friday, April 7, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Comment on S.56 and H.208

Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Jen Horwitz, Policy and Research Director, Let's Grow Kids
Katie Salina, Policy and Research Analyst, Let's Grow Kids
10:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Comment on S.56 and H.208

Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
11:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Maybeline Lopez, Director of Early Learning, Winooski School District
Nicole Mace, Finance Manager, Winooski School District
11:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Sherry Sousa, Superintendent, Windsor Central Supervisory Union

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
1:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Christy Swenson, Head Start Director, Capstone Community Action Council, Co-Chair, Vermont Head Start Association
1:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Dimitri Garder, Co-Chair, Early Care and Learning Task Force, Vermont Business Roundtable
2:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Michelle Faust, Executive Director, Northeast Kingdom Learning Services
3:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Shabnam Beth Nolan, Executive Director, King Street Center

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Chloe Learey, Executive Director, Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development
9:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Meghan Meszkat, Director of Early Childhood Education, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
10:10 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance
10:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Eric Sorkin, Co-owner, Runamok Maple
10:45 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Nellie Marvel, Parent
2:35 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
3:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Elissa Johnsen, Parent, Milton
9:25 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Sithembiso Muhlauri, Registered Home Childcare Provider, White River Junction
10:20 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Overview of draft 2.1

10:45 AM

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Nicole Miller, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool
2:15 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Erin Roche, Vermont Director, First Children's Finance
2:45 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Walk-through of draft 2.1

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 14, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Walk-through and mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Kelley Hackett, Registered Home Childcare Provider
1:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Rebecca Kerr, Director and Owner, A.R.K. Childcare
1:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Monday, April 17, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
2:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:35 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
11:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
1:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Kiona Baez Heath, Families of Color Advisory Committee, Charlotte
1:35 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee discussion

2:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark-up & testimony

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Xusana Davis, Executive Director, Office of Racial Equity
3:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Sean Larkin, CEO, OnLogic
Brian Leffler, CEO, Instrumart
Michele Asch, Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Development for Twincraft Skincare
Dimitri Garder, Co-Chair, Early Care and Learning Task Force, Vermont Business Roundtable

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
8:10 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark-up & discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee discussion

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary, Agency of Education
10:50 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark-up & discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
2:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
5:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
2:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Corporate Income Tax

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 21, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
11:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Sponsor, House Committee On Human Services
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
1:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
1:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Pupil weighting in Pre-K

Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
2:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Pre-K

John Castle, Executive Director, Vermont Rural Education Collaborative
Elaine Collins, Superintendent, North Country Supervisory Union
3:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Pre-K and afterschool programming

Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary, Agency of Education
Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
3:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Pre-K

Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Foodbank

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Nicole Miller, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool
11:15 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
After the floor

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee discussion and possible amendments and alignment with H.494 as passed by Senate

Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:15 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Afterschool funding

Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education
Emanuel Betz, 21st Century Community Learning Center State Coordinator, Agency of Education
11:15 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Pre-K

Meagan Roy, Superintendent, Washington Central Unified Union School District
Sandra Cameron, Associate Executive Director, Vermont School Board Association
1:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee discussion

Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
3:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee discussion and possible vote

Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
3:50 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee discussion and possible vote

Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids

Friday, April 28, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After the floor

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

EITC and CTC impacts

Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
1:45 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
2:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, May 5, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
1:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Monday, May 8, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:10 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
10:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Walk through

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Fiscal Note Review

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
6:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Amendment and committee vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

possible vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
10:00 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Review of House Committee on Ways & Means amendment

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Education
2:00 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Ways and Means amendment discussion and straw poll vote

Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Committee(s):
House Committee on Human Services
9:30 AM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Straw poll vote on amendments:
Wood amendment
House Ways & Means amendment
House Appropriations amendment


An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2023-2024
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
House Committee on Education
  • Emanuel Betz, 21st Century Community Learning Center State Coordinator, Agency of Education
  • Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Sponsor, House Committee On Human Services
  • Sandra Cameron, Associate Executive Director, Vermont School Board Association
  • John Castle, Executive Director, Vermont Rural Education Collaborative
  • Elaine Collins, Superintendent, North Country Supervisory Union
  • Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education
  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
  • Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Meagan Roy, Superintendent, Washington Central Unified Union School District
  • Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Foodbank
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
House Committee on Human Services
  • Kiona Baez Heath, Families of Color Advisory Committee, Charlotte
  • Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director, Office of Racial Equity
  • Michelle Faust, Executive Director, Northeast Kingdom Learning Services
  • Dimitri Garder, Co-Chair, Early Care and Learning Task Force, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Kelley Hackett, Registered Home Childcare Provider
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jen Horwitz, Policy and Research Director, Let's Grow Kids
  • Elissa Johnsen, Parent, Milton
  • Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
  • Rebecca Kerr, Director and Owner, A.R.K. Childcare
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chloe Learey, Executive Director, Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance
  • Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Maybeline Lopez, Director of Early Learning, Winooski School District
  • Nicole Mace, Finance Manager, Winooski School District
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Nellie Marvel, Parent
  • Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Meghan Meszkat, Director of Early Childhood Education, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
  • Nicole Miller, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool
  • Sithembiso Muhlauri, Registered Home Childcare Provider, White River Junction
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association
  • Shabnam Beth Nolan, Executive Director, King Street Center
  • Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids
  • Erin Roche, Vermont Director, First Children's Finance
  • Katie Salina, Policy and Research Analyst, Let's Grow Kids
  • Eric Sorkin, Co-owner, Runamok Maple
  • Sherry Sousa, Superintendent, Windsor Central Supervisory Union
  • Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Christy Swenson, Head Start Director, Capstone Community Action Council, Co-Chair, Vermont Head Start Association
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Michele Asch, Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Development for Twincraft Skincare
  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Dimitri Garder, Co-Chair, Early Care and Learning Task Force, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sean Larkin, CEO, OnLogic
  • Brian Leffler, CEO, Instrumart
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Nicole Miller, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel
  • Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
  • Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Seth Bowden, President, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sean Larkin, CEO, OnLogic
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Kiona Baez Heath, Families of Color Advisory Committee, Charlotte
  • Sen. Philip Baruth, Sponsor, Chittenden County
  • Paul Behrman, Principal Consultant, Walnut Leadership
  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Lori Connors-Tadros, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Early Education Research
  • Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Chris Delia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Meghan Duff, Parent, Morrisville
  • Dimitri Garder, Chair, Early Care and Learning Task Force, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Deb Gass, Executive Director, Early Educational Services of Brattleboro
  • Ilia Gilligan, Families of Color Advisory Committee, Williston
  • Christina Goodwin, Executive Director, Pine Forest Children's Center
  • Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department of Children and Families
  • Sen. Martine Gulick, Senate Committee on Education
  • Elliot Haspel, Early Childhood Policy Expert and Commentator
  • Lauren Hogan, National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Rachel Kauppila, Parent, Essex Junction
  • Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Karolyn Long, Director of Operations, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cheryl Mitchell, President, Trelevan
  • Chris Nelson, Child Care Provider, Mountain View Child Care, North Troy
  • Nasha Patel, Consultant, Watershed Advisors
  • Rebecca Reese, Early Learning Initiative Manager, Burlington Early Learning Initiative
  • Elliot Regenstein, Consultant, Foresight Law and Policy
  • Kate Ritter, Early Childhood Advisor, Children's Funding Project
  • Megan Smeaton, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Susan Titterton, Program Coordinator, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Roxanne Vought, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Britany Watson, Families of Color Advisory Committee, North Springfield

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No committee of conference members found for S.56 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.
An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Committee of Conference Meetings

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Meeting Date Committee
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Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

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No committee of conference meeting history found for S.56 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.
No committee of conference report found for S.56 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.

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Act

No act information found for S.56 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.

Staff & Other Information

Staff
Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel
Notes
S.56 incorporated into H.217

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