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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

February 11, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Last Updated 2/14/2020 11:44 AM

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   S. 288 - An act relating to banning flavored tobacco products and e-liquids

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor

Andrew MacLean, MMR, British American Tobacco, formerly RAI, formerly Reynolds Tobacco

Jennifer Costa, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Kinn Elliott, Director of Tax Policy, Vapor Technology Association - Phone

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 231 - An act relating to expanding apprenticeship opportunities

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sarah Buxton, Director, State Workforce Development, Department of Labor

Jay Ramsey, Director, Career and Technical Education, Agency of Education

Tiffany Keune, Assoc. Dean of Workforce Education, Community College of Vermont

Hugh Bradshaw, Assistant Director, Workforce Development Division, Department of Labor

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 331 - An act relating to reducing student loan debt for rural Vermont workers

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Erin Bombard, Director, Greater Burlington Young Professionals

Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Matt Dunne, Executive Director, Center on Rural Innovation

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Housing Financing Issues

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Municipal Bond Bank

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

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

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Continuation of House Financing Issues and Above-listed Witnesses

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 254 - An act relating to union organizing

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jes Kraus, Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Vermont

Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

Jonathan D. Wolff, Lobbyist, Vermont State Colleges

Joseph McNeil, Vermont School Boards Association - Phone

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State College System

 

10:20 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 187 - An act relating to transient occupancy for health care treatment and recovery

Introduced

Sen. Tim Ashe, Sponsor

Jason Williams, Director of Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Medical Center

 

10:45 AM                   S. 250 - An act relating to applying Vermont prevailing wages to school construction projects

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jennifer Fitch, Deputy Commissioner, Buildings & General Services

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 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

 Denise Gumpper at 802-828-3803 or dgumpper@leg.state.vt.us