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  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Clerk
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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

January 14, 2020 - January 17, 2020

Last Updated 1/16/2020 4:33 PM

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Committee  Discussion

 

2:15 PM                   Binding Arbitration for Judiciary and VSC

Beth Aiken, Citizen

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges System

Gary Hoddley, Labor Relations Director, VSEA

 

3:15 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

3:30 PM                   Department of Corrections

Workforce issues

Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

4:15 PM                   S. 153 - An act relating to creating the Vermont 250th Commission

Sen. Dick Sears Jr., Sponsor

Rep. Mary A. Morrissey

Sen. Brian Campion

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

8:00 AM                   Chairs' Meeting

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

After the Floor                     H. 143 - An act relating to appointing town agents

Walk-through

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:45 PM                   S. 186 - An act relating to bonded officials

Walk-through

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

2:45 PM                   State Employee Parking

Lilly Talbert, Projects & Communications Coordinator, Vermont Commission on Women

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department, Vermont Police Association

Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

3:45 PM                   S. 198 - An act relating to an enforceable State Code of Ethics

Walk-through S.198 and S.157

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

Tom Waldman, General Counsel, Department of Human Resources

Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission

Eric LaMontagne, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

After the Floor (1:15 PM)                   H. 143 - An act relating to appointing town agents

Voted out of committee

 

-                                   S. 186 - An act relating to bonded officials

Voted out of committee

 

1:30 PM                   Public Records

Discussion. We will meet in Room 11.

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Randy Brock

Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Chief Records Officer, VT State Archives & Records Administration

Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety - Invited

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State

Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association

Wendy Mays, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Broadcasters

T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office - Phone

Jay Diaz, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

 

Friday, January 17, 2020

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   H. 550 - An act relating to unclaimed property

Walk-through

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Timothy Duggan, Legal Director, Office of the State Treasurer

Al LaPerle, Director of Unclaimed Property, Office of the State Treasurer

 

2:15 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

2:30 PM                   Committee  Discussion

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 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

 Gail Carrigan at 828-2272 or gcarrigan@leg.state.vt.us