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  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Chair
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Robert Bancroft
  • Rep. James Carroll
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
  • Rep. Matthew Hill
  • Rep. Stephanie Jerome
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Clerk
  • Rep. Zachariah Ralph
  • Rep. Tristan Toleno

House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development




Room 35

March 19, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Last Updated 3/22/2019 10:00 AM


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9:00 AM                   School Nutrition Day

Anore Horton, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont

Molly Betournay, Director, Social Research and Advocacy, Clean Yield Asset Management


9:30 AM                   H. 513 - An act relating to broadband deployment throughout Vermont

Unofficial Proposed Amendments

Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jo Bradley, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority


10:00 AM                   House Floor and Caucuses


12:00 PM                   Lunch


3:35 PM                   Introduction of Bills


-                                   H. 193 - An act relating to creating a State funding match for Americorps members

Rep. Daniel Noyes, Sponsor

Phil Kolling, Executive  Director, SerVermont


-                                   H. 316 - An act relating to creating an automotive workforce training pilot program

Rep. Daniel Noyes, Sponsor


-                                   H. 328 - An act relating to supporting workforce development at Salvation Farms

Rep. Daniel Noyes, Sponsor


-                                   H. 67 - An act relating to workers’ compensation

Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Sponsor


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

9:00 AM                   S. 109 - An act relating to captive insurance companies and risk retention groups


Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council - Invited

David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance Division, Department of Financial Regulation

Ian Davis, Director of Financial Services, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Richard Smith, President, Vermont Captive Insurance Association


10:30 AM                   Break

10 minutes


10:40 AM                   H. 533 - An act relating to workforce development

George Russell, Chair, Vermont Youth Conservation Corp, Founder of Machinery Advisors Consortium


10:50 AM                   Introduction of Bills


-                                   H. 101 - An act relating to creating an Event Marketing Fund

Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Sponsor


-                                   H. 298 - An act relating to the creation of the Tourism Marketing Promotion Fund

Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Sponsor


-                                   H. 326 - An act relating to promoting maker spaces

Rep. Amy Sheldon, Sponsor


-                                   H. 415 - An act relating to consumer protection and prohibiting special heating fuel charges

Rep. Johannah Donovan, Sponsor


11:30 AM                   Vermont Convention Bureau

Jeff Lawson, Executive  Director, Vermont Convention Bureau

Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House Floor


Thursday, March 21, 2019

9:00 AM                   Introduction of Bills


-                                   H. 335 - An act relating to providing workers’ compensation coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by Family Services Division caseworkers

Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor


-                                   H. 386 - An act relating to promoting economic development in smaller Vermont communities

Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Sponsor


-                                   H. 148 - An act relating to prize-linked savings accounts

Rep. Matthew Hill, Sponsor


-                                   H. 374 - An act relating to the creation of the Workforce Development Educational Loan Benefit Program for doctors, physician assistants, police officers, nurses, and teachers

Rep. James Carroll, Sponsor


10:30 AM                   Break


-                                   H. 200 - An act relating to drug testing of employees

Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor


-                                   H. 14 - An act relating to workers’ compensation

Rep. Charles Kimbell, Sponsor


After                               Review Bills Introduced


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House  Floor


Friday, March 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

Committee liaison update


9:30 AM                   House  Floor


12:00 PM                   Lunch


ATTENTION WITNESSES- House Commerce is a paperless committee. Please email handouts in PDF form to the committee assistant by the day before your scheduled testimony. Please include your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.


If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Liz First Raddock at 802-828-2255 or lraddock@leg.state.vt.us