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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 2/14/2019 4:07 PM

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 71 - An act relating to eliminating the sales tax exemption for candy and using that money to support child care assistance

Introduction and Walk-through

Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sponsor

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:45 PM                   S. 77 - An act relating to creating an exemption from the land gains tax for land sold to a governmental entity

Introduction and Walk-through

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM                   H. 47 - An act relating to the taxation of electronic cigarettes

Introduction and Walk-through

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor

Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   Cannabis Regulation

(S.54) Taxes and Fees

Aaron Ferenc, Financial Examination Director, Department of Financial Regulation

Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.

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

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 41 - An act relating to regulating entities that administer health reimbursement arrangements

Testimony, Mark-up and Possible Vote

Emily Allaire, Healthy Dollars

Emily Brown, Director of Rates and Forms, Department of Financial Regulation

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM                   S. 27 - An act relating to maintaining the home health agency provider tax

Introduction, Walk-through and Testimony

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jill Olson, Executive  Director, VNAs of Vermont

Laura Pelosi, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Bayada Home Health Care

Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:30 PM                   Break

 

3:45 PM                   Cannabis Regulation

(S.54) Tax Payments in Cash?

Craig Bolio, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes - Invited

 

4:00 PM                   S. 85 - An act relating to the valuation of landlocked parcels

Introduction and Walk-through

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department  Economist, Department of Taxes

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   5G Technology in Vermont

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Verizon

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T

Gordon Mathews, Vice President Legal and Regulatory Affairs, VTel

 

2:00 PM                   Replacement of Coverage Co and Micro-cell Update

Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service - Invited

Stephen Whitaker, Telecom/IT Planning and Accountability Advocate, Montpelier

 

2:30 PM                   S. 67 - An act relating to the property transfer tax

Testimony and Possible Vote

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:45 PM                   Cannabis Regulation

(S.54) Taxes and Fees in Other States

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Marijuana Policy Project

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Vermont Economic Development Authority

Update and Telecom Loans

Jo Bradley, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Operating Officer, incoming CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

 

2:30 PM                   The Administration's Plans for Telecommunications

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Ted Brady, Deputy Commissioner, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service

 

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If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Faith Brown at 802-828-2253 or fbrown@leg.state.vt.us