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  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair
  • Rep. William Canfield, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Johannah Donovan, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Peter Anthony
  • Rep. Scott Beck
  • Rep. Patrick Brennan
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  • Rep. James Masland
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House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

March 19, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Last Updated 3/22/2019 3:13 PM

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9:00 AM                   H. 82 - An act relating to the taxation of timber harvesting equipment

Rep. Thomas Bock, Co-Sponsor

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

9:15 AM                   H. 205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Sponsor

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management

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

 

9:45 AM                   H. 249 - An act relating to additional Reach Up Program benefits

Rep. Marybeth Redmond, Member, House Committee On Human Services

Erin Oalican , Reach-Up/TANF Program Director, Department for Children and Families

Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Sponsor

 

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

11:20 AM                   H. 205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

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

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:40 PM                   H. 249 - An act relating to additional Reach Up Program benefits

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:55 AM                   H. 529 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Rep. Curt McCormack, Chair, House Committee on Transportation

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 536 - An act relating to education finance

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, VT Superintendents Association, VT Principals' Association

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

James Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

2:00 PM                   Caucus

 

3:30 PM                   H. 513 - An act relating to broadband deployment throughout Vermont

potential vote

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association - Phone

 

4:10 PM                   H. 439 - An act relating to the Home Weatherization Assistance Program

Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Community Action Partnership, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

Paul Zabriskie, Director of Weatherization and Home Performance, Capstone Community Action

Warren Coleman, Attorney, MMR, Vermont Gas and Omya

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

9:00 AM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

10:15 AM                   H. 439 - An act relating to the Home Weatherization Assistance Program

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

Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Community Action Partnership, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:00 AM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:45 AM                   Veterinary Tax

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

1:00 PM                   H. 513 - An act relating to broadband deployment throughout Vermont

possible vote

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:15 PM                   H. 529 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

possible vote

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:25 PM                   H. 205 - An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides

possible vote

 

1:45 PM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM                   H. 82 - An act relating to the taxation of timber harvesting equipment

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

 

2:45 PM                   H. 439 - An act relating to the Home Weatherization Assistance Program

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Warren Coleman, Attorney, MMR, Vermont Gas and Omya

 

3:15 PM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

HIT Claims Tax Language

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

 

3:20 PM                   H. 526 - An act relating to town clerk recording fees and town restoration and preservation reserve funds

Rep. John Gannon, House Committee On Government Operations - Invited

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

3:40 PM                   H. 439 - An act relating to the Home Weatherization Assistance Program

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Warren Coleman, Attorney, MMR, Vermont Gas and Omya

 

4:00 PM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

committee discussion

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

9:00 AM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Capital Gains

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes

Patricia Komline, Lobbyist, Vermont Independent Schools Association

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   H. 526 - An act relating to town clerk recording fees and town restoration and preservation reserve funds

possible vote

Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:10 AM                   H. 524 - An act relating to health insurance and the individual mandate

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council - Invited

Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

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

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

2:20 PM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:25 PM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Fuel tax amendments

Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

 

Friday, March 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

10:15 AM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:45 AM                   S. 27 - An act relating to maintaining the home health agency provider tax

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jill Olson, Executive  Director, VNAs of Vermont

 

11:30 AM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

HIT Claims Tax

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Emily Richards, Health Information Exchange/Health Information Technology Integration Manager, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

11:45 AM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

HIT Claims Tax

Michael K. Smith, Interim President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:30 PM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:15 PM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:20 PM                   19-1295 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Brennan Amendments and vote

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

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