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  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Terence Macaig, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Sara Coffey, Clerk
  • Rep. Carl Demrow
  • Rep. Jill Krowinski
  • Rep. Felisha Leffler
  • Rep. Marcia Martel
  • Rep. Mary A. Morrissey
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan
  • Rep. Curt Taylor

House Committee on Corrections and Institutions




Room 33

January 15, 2019 - January 18, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 11:55 AM


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

9:30 AM                   Flag Ceremony

Flag raising ceremony to commemorate Vermont's independence.


10:00 AM                   House Floor


After the Floor                    Caucus


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Act 84  relating to capital construction and state bonding

Overview of the Capital Budget

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office


2:00 PM                   Building and General Services

Overview of the organization and state bonding

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Jennifer Fitch, Deputy Commissioner, Buildings & General Services

Eric Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services

Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services


4:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

9:00 AM                   Department of Corrections

Department of Corrections overview

Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections - Invited

Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections


12:00 PM                   Committee Discussion


4:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns


Thursday, January 17, 2019

9:00 AM                   Integrated Eligibility Project

Discussion with Joint Fiscal Office, Department of Vermont Health Access, Economic Services Division of Department of Children & Families, Agency of Digital Services, and NAVA in regards to the Integrated Eligibility Project.

Cassandra Madison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

Mark Combs, Chief Technology Officer, Agency of Digital Services

Thani Boskailo, Director of Eligibility and Enrollment, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Genevieve Gaudet, Program Manager, NAVA


11:15 AM                   Committee  Discussion

Technology updates, iPad training, and information session with State House Information Technology staff.

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House Floor


After the Floor                    Decorum Training

Immediately following adjournment of the House Floor.


2:30 PM                   Inmate Files- New Language

Walk-through and committee discussion in regards to updates with inmate files.

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Council


4:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns


Friday, January 18, 2019

9:00 AM                   Committee Planning

Discussion and planning meeting with Senate Institutions.


9:30 AM                   House Floor


10:15 AM                   School Safety

Walk-through and discussion in regards to school safety language and program funding.

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council


11:00 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Discussion with Buildings and General Services regarding number sections B.500, B.704, B.709, B. 810 of the proposed FY19 Budget Adjustment.

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Matt Riven, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management


12:30 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion


4:30 AM                   Committee Adjourns


ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 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 and comments, please contact

 Danielle Bean at 802-828-2259 or dbean@leg.state.vt.us