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  • Rep. Sandy Haas, Vice Chair
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  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted
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  • Rep. Kelly Pajala
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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

February 11, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Last Updated 2/14/2020 2:11 PM

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

immediately following the Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Our Voices Exposed (OVX)

Catherine Thomas, OVX Student, Twin Valley Union High School

Sawyer King, OVX Student, Twin Valley Union High School

Shelley Park, OVX Advisor, Twin Valley Union High School

 

1:15 PM                   H. 663 - An act relating to expanding access to contraceptives

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

Lucy Leriche, VP of Public Policy - Vermont, Planned Parenthood of Vermont

Rep. Sarah "Sarita" Austin, House Committee on Education

 

2:30 PM                   H. 635 - An act relating to regulation of long-term care facilities

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                   Pre-K

Review of House Committee on Education's Pre-K bill

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

9:00 AM                   Woodside Juvenile Correctional Center

Alex Hodgetts, Clinical Care Coordinator, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

Nate Noble, Youth Counselor, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

Scott Green, Youth Counselor, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

Matt Messier, Youth Counselor, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Joseph Allred, Affiliate Vice President, The Stetson School, an Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation (10:00 AM)

Peter Gow, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, The Stetson School, an Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation

Jay Wolter, Becket School, New Hampshire (10:30 AM)

Shelly McGinness, Director, Park Street, Howard Center (11:00 AM)

Beth  Holden, Director, Home and Community Services, HowardCenter

Louis Josephson, Ph.D., President and CEO, Brattleboro Retreat - Phone

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

15 mins after the Floor                   H. 611 - An act relating to the Older Vermonters Act

Alicia Cooper, Ph.D., Director of Payment Reform, Reimbursement and Rate Setting, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Robin Maril, Associate Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign, Washington DC - Phone

Jill Mazza Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont

Bill Doelger, Participant, Montpelier Senior Center

Joe Nusbaum, Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

9:15 AM                   H. 611 - An act relating to the Older Vermonters Act

Review of Master Plan for Aging

Joint Hearing with Senate Health and Welfare

Room 10

Gretchen Alkema, Ph.D., Vice President, Policy and Communications, The SCAN Foundation

Megan Burke, LCSW, Policy Analyst, The SCAN Foundation

Angela Smith-Dieng, Director of State Unit of Aging, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Dale Hackett, Consumer Advocate, Barre, VT

 

11:15 AM                   H. 611 - An act relating to the Older Vermonters Act

Committee Discussion

Megan Burke, LCSW, Policy Analyst, The SCAN Foundation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

15 mins after Floor adjourns                   H. 778 - An act relating to home visiting services

Chloe Learey, Executive  Director, Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development - Phone

Jill Mazza Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont

Magdalene Miller, Maternal Child Health Manager, Caledonia Home Health and Hospice

Courtney Farrell, Director, Child and Family Services, Lund Center

Heather Wilson, Early Childhood Support Team Leader, Parent Child Center, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

Pat Jones, Payment Reform Unit, DVHA

 

3:45 PM                   H. 663 - An act relating to expanding access to contraceptives

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

15 mins after Floor                   Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker 828-2265 or jtucker@leg.state.vt.us

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