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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Chair
  • Rep. John Gannon, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Nelson Brownell
  • Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston
  • Rep. Marcia Gardner, Clerk
  • Rep. James Harrison
  • Rep. Robert Hooper
  • Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
  • Rep. John Palasik

House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 2/15/2019 2:05 PM

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9:00 AM                   Town Charters

Subcommittee

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

Right After House Floor                   Party Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Office of Professional Regulation (OPR)

Vermont Optometric Association

Dean Barcelow, O.D., Vermont Optometric Association

 

2:00 PM                   Department of Human Resources

Temporary Workers Report

Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Dan Pouliot, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes

 

3:00 PM                   H. 6 - An act relating to immunity from liability for licensed professionals providing essential services during emergencies

Introduction

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor

 

3:15 PM                   H. 66 - An act relating to survivor benefits for law enforcement officers

Introduction

Rep. Michael Yantachka, Sponsor

 

3:30 PM                   H. 68 - An act relating to voting leave

Introduction

Rep. Nader Hashim, Sponsor

 

3:40 AM                   H. 66 - An act relating to survivor benefits for law enforcement officers

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:50 PM                   H. 104 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation

 

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:00 AM                   Department of Human Resources

Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Dan Pouliot, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

11:00 AM                   H. 104 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Committee Discussion

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Right after House Floor                   H. 15 - An act relating to the implementation of an electronic roll-call system in the Vermont House of Representatives

Introduction

Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 32 - An act relating to State agency offices of regulatory assistance

Introduction

Rep. Robert LaClair, Sponsor

 

3:00 PM                   Vermont Forensic Laboratory

Tour

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

10:00 AM                   H. 104 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Vermont Society of Radiologic Technologists

 

Kathy Whiting, Executive Board Chairperson, Vermont Society of Radiologic Technologist - Phone

Christine Lung, American Society of Radiologic Technicians

 

10:30 AM                   H. 104 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation

 

11:15 AM                   H. 104 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Walk - through

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:45 AM                   H. 163 - An act relating to requiring State agencies and departments to have a consumer data policy

Introduction

Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

After The Floor                     Local Government Day

Joint Committee Meeting with Senate Government Operations

Senate Chamber

 

3:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

11:00 AM                   Department of Liquor Control

History of Regulation

Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 AM                   Vermont Emergency Management and Regional Planning Commission

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Erica Bornemann, Director, Emergency Management & Homeland Security

 

2:00 PM                   S. 11 - An act relating to limiting senatorial districts to a maximum of three members

Sen. Brian Collamore, Sponsor

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

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

 Kelly O'Brien at 802-828-2267 or kobrien@leg.state.vt.us