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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair
  • Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Christopher Bates
  • Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan
  • Rep. James McCullough
  • Rep. Leland Morgan
  • Rep. Carol Ode
  • Rep. Harvey Smith
  • Rep. Thomas Terenzini

House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

March 19, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Last Updated 3/22/2019 10:40 AM

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

2:30 PM                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.

Slate Quarries.

Craig Markcrow, Owner and President, Vermont Structural Slate Company

Richard Hill, Owner and CEO, Greenstone Slate Company

Beverly Tatko, Owner and Secretary, Sheldon Slate Products Company

Charles Brown, Owner and President, Brown's Quarried Slate Products Company

Kim Gaschel, Resident, West Pawlet

Lou Magnani, Resident, Wells - Phone

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

9:00 AM                   H. 357 - An act relating to prohibiting the wanton waste of wildlife

Walk-through and Testimony.

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Mark Scott, Wildlife Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Colonel Jason Batchelder, Game Warden, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Mike Covey, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition

 

10:30 AM                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Mark-up.

Ethan Allen Room.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

8:30 AM                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Forestry.

Anthony D'Amato, Professor and Director, Forestry Program, UVM

 

9:15 AM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Land Gain Tax Language

Room 10

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:45 AM                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Racial Equity.

Room 10.

Mikaela Osler, Resident, Jericho

 

10:15 AM                   S. 49 - An act relating to the regulation of polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking and surface waters

Walk-through.

Room 10.

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Jen Duggan, Vice President/Director, Conservation Law Foundation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Ethan Allen Room.

Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

Friday, March 22, 2019

9:15 AM                   H. 99 - An act relating to trade in covered animal parts or products

Student Presentation

Ashley Prout McAvey, Master of Environment Management, Vermont for Wildlife

Taegen Yardley, Stowe High School

Emma Yardley, Stowe Elementary School

Faye Davis, Stowe Elementary School

Maggie King, Stowe Elementary School

Elle McAvey, Shelburne Community School

Sara DiGuglielmo, Shelburne Community School

Anna Tanis, Shelburne Community School

Jasmeet Badwal, Shelburne Community School

Summer DiGuglielmo, Shelburne Community School

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.

Mark-up.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ethan Allen Room.

Committee Discussion of Slate Quarrying.

Mark-up.

Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write 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

 Laura Bozarth at 802-828-2266 or lbozarth@leg.state.vt.us