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  • 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

January 15, 2019 - January 18, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 11:24 AM

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

9:00 AM                   Anatomy of a Tax

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   FLOOR and Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Tax Expenditures

Overview, part 1

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:00 PM                   Water Quality Update

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

 

3:00 PM                   19-0814 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax bill

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

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

8:45 AM                   Education Finance

Overview

December 1st Letter

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

11:00 AM                   19-0814 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax bill

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

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     Tax Expenditures

Part 2

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM                   Impact of the Wayfair Decision

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

8:45 AM                   Budget Adjustment Discussion

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

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

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM                   Property Valuation Report

Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes

 

11:00 AM                   Auditor's Report

Making Economic Development Policy:
Anecdotes or Peer-Reviewed Literature

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     Decorum Training

House Chamber

 

2:15 PM                   Budget Adjustment Issues of Interest to the Tax Committee

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Matt Riven, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

 

3:05 PM                   H. 29 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from sales tax

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor

 

3:15 PM                   Budget Adjustment Discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:20 PM                   H. 47 - An act relating to the taxation of electronic cigarettes

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor

 

Friday, January 18, 2019

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     Online Travel Companies

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                   Tax Expenditures

Part 3

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

 

11:30 AM                   Bill Introduction

H. 20 - An act relating to creating a military pension income tax exemption

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor, House Committee on Health Care

 

12:15 PM                   Tax Workshop - Income Taxes and Federal Reform

Note: This member workshop will take place in Room 10.

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office