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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair
  • Rep. William Canfield, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Johannah Donovan, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Peter Anthony
  • Rep. Scott Beck
  • Rep. Patrick Brennan
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning
  • Rep. James Masland
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Clerk
  • Rep. George W. Till
  • Rep. Samuel Young

House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 2/15/2019 1:35 PM

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

10:00 AM                   FLOOR and Caucuses

 

After Caucuses                      19-0814 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax provisions

First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Homeownership and Manufactured Housing Credit

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Nancy Owens, President, Housing Vermont

Cheryl Read, Chief Administrative Officer, Champlain Housing Trust

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Fuel Tax

Matt Cota, Executive Director, VFDA

Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes

Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

 

2:00 PM                   GMCB Billbacks

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Tom Borys, ACO Finance and Analysis, OneCare Vermont - Phone

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

9:30 AM                   19-0814 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax provisions

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     H. 198 - An act relating to changing how homestead education tax rates are calculated

 

-                                   H. 210 - An act relating to studying the elimination of Vermont’s sales and use tax

Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor

 

2:00 PM                   Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2020 State Budget

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:25 PM                   Committee Discussion

Land Gains Tax

SNAP program

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

9:00 AM                   School Budgets Update

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

9:20 AM                   Estate Tax Exclusion

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Joseph Bilodeau, President, Bilodeau Wells & Company

Mark Langan, Attorney, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.

 

11:00 AM                   Report on Student to Staff Ratios

Tammy Kolbe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

11:40 AM                   Committee Discussion

Estate Tax Exclusion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     19-0814 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax provisions

Online Travel Companies

Steve Shur, President, Travel Technology Association

Joe Montano, Government Affairs Manager, Expedia Group

 

2:30 PM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family leave

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor

 

3:00 PM                   19-0815 - An act relating to fee bill

Public Service Department

Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

8:30 AM                   19-0815 - An act relating to fee bill

Public Service Department

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

 

8:45 AM                   Sustainable Funding Report

Public Service Department

Public Utility Commission

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

 

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     19-0815 - An act relating to fee bill

Ann Bishop, Operations Director, Public Utility Commission

 

10:50 AM                   19-0815 - An act relating to fee bill

House Energy and Technology

Rep. Timothy Briglin, Chair, House Committee on Energy and Technology - Invited

 

11:15 AM                   19-0815 - An act relating to fee bill

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Cary Giguere, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management

 

11:30 PM                   H. 107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   19-0815 - An act relating to fee bill

Olivia Anderson Campbell, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont

 

1:30 PM                   19-0815 - An act relating to fee bill

Justin Johnson, Lobbyist, MMR

 

1:40 PM                   19-0815 - An act relating to fee bill

House Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Rep. James McCullough, Member, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office