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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

February 18, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 9:36 AM

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   S. 187 - An act relating to transient occupancy for health care treatment and recovery

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                   S. 242 - An act relating to funding to support a dental therapy laboratory at Vermont Technical College

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

 

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Larry Moquin, Regional Organizer, NE, Laborers' International Union of North America

Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont

Sue Ceglowski, Executive  Director, Vermont School Boards Association

 

11:15 AM                   S. 254 - An act relating to union organizing

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Heather Reimer, American Federation of Teachers

Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

 

11:45 AM                   S. 256 - An act relating to creating the New Vermont Employee Incentive Program

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Committee Bill

Economic Development Initiatives

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Nick Grimley, Director of Entrepreneurship & Tech Commercialization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 213 - An act relating to sports wagering

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery

Kip Levin, President and Chief Operating Officer, FanDuel

Kevin Cochran, Governmental Affairs, Draft Kings

 

10:00 AM                   S. 59 - An act relating to the creation of the Sports Betting Study Committee

Continuation of Witnesses and Discussion from related Bill S. 213

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Election of Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges

Joint Assembly

 

11:00 AM                   Senate Floor

Immediately follows the Joint Assembly

 

Friday, February 21, 2020

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

Accessory Dwelling Units

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tyler Maas, Accessory Dwelling Unit Program, Vermont State Housing Authority

Meagan Tuttle, Principal Planner, City Of Burlington

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

 

9:15 AM                   S. 237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Mobile Home Parks

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

10:00 AM                   S. 237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Homelessness Issues

Patrick Gallagher, Development Director, Pathways Vermont

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

11:00 AM                   Committee Bill

Economic Development Initiatives

Christopher Gagne, President and Brewmaster, Hermit Thrush Brewery - Phone

Seth Jensen, Planning Commissioner, Westford - Phone

 

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