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  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Chair
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Christopher Bray
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Clerk
  • Sen. Brian Collamore

Senate Committee on Government Operations




Room 4

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 2/15/2019 1:34 PM


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor


1:15 PM                   OPR, Notaries

Notary Application Issues

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

Teri Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Carol Dawes, City Clerk, Barre City


2:15 PM                   Cannabis Control Board

S.54 Amendments

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns


2:45 PM                   Review Election Issues

Betsy Ann Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office


3:15 PM                   15 Minute Break


3:30 PM                   Continued Discussion of Election Issues


4:00 PM                   S. 78 - An act relating to lobbying reporting dates


BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Andy McLean, MMR


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor


1:30 PM                   Prop 2 - Declaration of rights; eliminating reference to slavery

Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor

Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School


3:30 PM                   15 Minute Break


3:45 PM                   H. 16 - An act relating to boards and commissions

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hayden DuBlois, Executive Office (Gov)

Dawn O'Toole, Chief Operating Officer, Agency of Human Services

Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Chief Records Officer, VT State Archives & Records Administration


Thursday, February 14, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor


After the Floor                     Local Government Day

Joint Committee Meeting with House Government Operations


Friday, February 15, 2019

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor


1:15 PM                   Occupational Regulation and Migrant Professionals in Vermont: Reducing Barriers for Qualified Immigrants

Discuss How to Implement Recommendations in Report; Pro-Tem's Letter to be Considered.

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation

Gabe Gilman, General Counsel, Secretary of State's Office


ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 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

 Gail Carrigan at 828-2272 or gcarrigan@leg.state.vt.us