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  • Rep. Timothy Briglin, Chair
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Ranking Member
  • Rep. R. Scott Campbell
  • Rep. Seth Chase
  • Rep. Mark Higley
  • Rep. Avram Patt
  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Clerk
  • Rep. Michael Yantachka

House Committee on Energy and Technology




Room 41

January 14, 2020 - January 17, 2020

Last Updated 2/3/2020 3:02 PM


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor


After the Floor                    Caucuses & Lunch


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Agency of Digital Services

Discussion regarding ADS budget.

John Quinn, III, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services


2:30 PM                   Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Discussion with Agency of Natural Resources regarding most recent data on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and challenges measuring greenhouse gas emissions.

Collin Smythe, Environmental Analyst, Agency of Natural Resources, Air Quality & Climate Division

Dr. Heidi Hales, Director, Air Quality & Climate Division, Department of Environmental Conservation


4:30 PM                   Adjourn


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

10:30 PM                   H. 573 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Rep. Avram Patt, Sponsor of Bill


                                    20-0342 - An act relating to financing options for public, educational, and government access television

Rep. Michael Yantachka, Sponsor, Reporter


11:00 AM                   Climate Change and Effects on Health

Discussion with the Department of Health regarding climate change on human health.

Jared Ulmer, Climate & Health Program Manager, Vermont Department  of Health


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House  Floor


15 Minutes After the Floor                   H. 570 - An act relating to an online database, buildings, and compliance with energy standards

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor


                                    H. 586 - An act relating to allowing Vermonters to choose their manner of electricity generation by owning solar generation as supported by the continuation and stability of net metering

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor


                                    H. 604 - An act relating to supporting Vermont renewable energy companies and local generation through an expansion of incentives

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor


2:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

House Energy and Technology committee review of FY 2020 Budget Adjustment Act memorandum.

Rep. Timothy Briglin, Co-Sponsor


2:30 PM                   Efficiency Vermont

Discussion regarding the Energy Burden Report.

Rebecca Foster, Director, Efficiency Vermont


3:30 PM                   H. 682 - An act relating to making 30 V.S.A. § 248a permanent

Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Co-Sponsor

Rep. Avram Patt, Co-Sponsor


4:30 PM                   Adjourn


Thursday, January 16, 2020

10:00 AM                   Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Review of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Taskforce Report.

John A. Dooley, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court

Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor, Burlington


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House Floor


2:15 PM                   H. 688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Discussion with Regulatory Assistance Project regarding climate change and de-carbonization.

Richard Cowart, Director, The Regulatory Assistance Project

Frederick Weston, Principal and Director, Policy, The Regulatory Assistance Project


4:30 PM                   Adjourn


Friday, January 17, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor


11:00 AM                   H. 688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Discussion regarding resilience and rural economy.

Lauren Oates, Climate & Energy Policy Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission

Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:30 PM                   H. 688 - An act relating to addressing climate change

Discussion regarding rule making and cause of action, to include Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules.

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


4:30 PM                   Adjourn


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 Danielle Bean at 802-828-2263 or dbean@leg.state.vt.us