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  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Chair
  • Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Matthew Birong
  • Rep. Marianna Gamache
  • Rep. Lisa Hango
  • Rep. Mary E. Howard, Clerk
  • Rep. John Killacky
  • Rep. Emily Long
  • Rep. Randall Szott
  • Rep. Tommy Walz

House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

February 11, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Last Updated 2/14/2020 3:07 PM

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   H. 783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Discussion and Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

-                                   Racing Commission Statute

Review and Inquiry from House Committee on Government Operations.

Rep. James Harrison, House Committee On Government Operations

 

-                                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Gambling

Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

9:15 AM                   H. 492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Mark-up

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

 

-                                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

General Assistance

VHCB

Gambling

Sarah Phillips, Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity

Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Mark-up

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeff Moreau, Founding Executive Director, Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

-                                   H. 739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

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

Jessica Radbord, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

9:00 AM                   J.R.H. 7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Mark-up

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 109 - An act relating to designating October 12 as Dewey Day

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jason Gould, Resident, Barre City

 

-                                   H. 783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing, Residences for Recovery Initiative and VTARR, Vice Chair

Dale Cook, Field Services Director, Department of Corrections

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Discussion

 

-                                   H. 492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Discussion

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

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   S. 83 - An act relating to prohibiting agreements that prevent an employee from working for the employer following the settlement of a discrimination claim

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

Richard Cassidy, Attorney, Rich Cassidy Law

 

11:45 AM                   Climate Change

Love Letter for the Climate

Sarah Kate Smith, Student, Harwood Union High School, Vermont Youth Lobby

Sydney Kulis, Student, Harwood Union High School, Vermont Youth Lobby

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   J.R.H. 7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Discussion

 

-                                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Time permitting

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

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If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild at 802-828-3559 or rwild@leg.state.vt.us