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  • Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair
  • Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Christopher Bates
  • Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan
  • Rep. James McCullough
  • Rep. Leland Morgan
  • Rep. Carol Ode
  • Rep. Harvey Smith
  • Rep. Thomas Terenzini

House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

January 29, 2019 - February 1, 2019

Last Updated 2/11/2019 12:39 PM

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Caucus of the Whole-House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

Immediately following Caucus of the Whole

 

1:00 PM                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                   Land Use Planning Framework

Overview of Title 24, Chapter 117

Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

3:30 PM                   State Designation Programs

Overview of Title 24, Chapter 76A

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

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

9:00 AM                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

10:30 AM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Overview of Housing, Settlement Patterns, Working Lands and Natural Area Conservation

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor                   Bill Introductions

 

-                                   H. 72 - An act relating to fishing licenses for persons with a developmental disability

Rep. Robin Scheu, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 74 - An act relating to the prohibition of plastic carryout bags, expanded polystyrene, and single-use plastic straws

Rep. Robin Scheu, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 50 - An act relating to the use of expanded polystyrene foam in waters of the State

Rep. Mary Sullivan, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 75 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

Rep. Mary Sullivan, Sponsor

Jennifer Holliday, Environmental and Safety Compliance Manager, Chittenden Solid Waste District

 

-                                   H. 80 - An act relating to hearing protection while hunting

Rep. Patrick Brennan, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 64 - An act relating to financing water quality programs

Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 113 - An act relating to expanding the scope of the beverage container redemption system

Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 90 - An act relating to hunter education in schools

Representative Rep. Christopher Bates, Sponsor

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

9:00 AM                   H. 63 - An act relating to the time frame for return of unclaimed beverage container deposits

Walk-through and Testimony

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes

Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Beverage Association of Vermont

Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association

Avery Schwenk, Hermit Thrush Brewery, Brattleboro

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Decorum Training

Immediately following House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

Friday, February 01, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor                   Vermont's Permitting System and Municipal Development Review Processes

Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 63 - An act relating to the time frame for return of unclaimed beverage container deposits

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:30 PM                   Wetlands

Introductions

Laura Lapierre, Wetlands Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 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

 Laura Bozarth at 802-828-2266 or lbozarth@leg.state.vt.us