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  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Chair
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Becca Balint
  • Sen. Randy Brock
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Clerk

Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs




Room 27

January 14, 2020 - January 17, 2020

Last Updated 1/17/2020 10:39 AM


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor


11:00 AM                   Remote Worker and Relocated Worker Program

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

8:30 AM                   Conference Committees


10:00 AM                   Vermont Tourism Day

Room 11


11:00 AM                   Primary Care Workforce Shortage Solutions

Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, Room 17


11:30 AM                   Homelessness Awareness Day

House Chamber


Thursday, January 16, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 257 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety

Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

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


10:45 AM                   Break


11:00 AM                   S. 23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office


Friday, January 17, 2020

8:30 AM                   Housing Finance Report

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer


10:10 AM                   Housing Bond

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Geoff Proulx, Municipal Housing Finance, Morgan Stanley - Phone


11:30 AM                   Senate Floor


ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 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 or comments, please contact

 Denise Gumpper at 802-828-3803 or dgumpper@leg.state.vt.us