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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
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning
  • Rep. James Masland
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Clerk
  • Rep. George W. Till
  • Rep. Samuel Young

House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

January 14, 2020 - January 17, 2020

Last Updated 1/16/2020 4:33 PM

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   DMV Data Sale

update

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

1:30 PM                   Opportunity Zones

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:30 PM                   Property Valuation Report

Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

10:00 AM                   Sales Tax on Cloud Services

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:45 AM                   Renter Rebate Study

Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

After the floor                     Corporate Tax Report/Bank Franchise Tax

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

 

2:30 PM                   School Construction

Update

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:15 PM                   20-0791 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax bill

Use tax tables

Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

9:00 AM                   Taxpayer Advocate Report 2020

Jeffrey Dooley, Taxpayer Advocate, Department of Taxes

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                   Paid Family Medical Leave

update

 

9:45 AM                   Report on the Feasibility of Using Billbacks

Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service

 

11:00 AM                   Emergency Board Presentation Consensus Forecast

Governor's Ceremonial Room

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

1:00 PM                   Revenue Briefing

Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:00 PM                   Corporate Tax Report/Bank Franchise Tax

continued

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

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM                   Pupils Weighting Factors Report

Ph.D., Tammy Kolbe, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont

 

Friday, January 17, 2020

9:00 AM                   H. 697 - An act relating to establishing a local option tax for smaller towns

Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Sponsor

 

9:15 AM                   H. 695 - An act relating to the income tax exemption for Social Security

Rep. Robert Bancroft, Sponsor

 

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

10:30 AM                   H. 691 - An act relating to the use of debt proceeds in tax increment financing districts

Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor

 

10:45 AM                   H. 737 - An act relating to municipal property tax exemptions for emergency services

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor

 

11:00 AM                   H. 755 - An act relating to a sales and use tax allowance for vendors

Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor