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  • Sen. Dick Mazza, Chair
  • Sen. Tim Ashe, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Clerk
  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik
  • Sen. James McNeil

Senate Committee on Transportation




Room 3

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 2/14/2019 3:43 PM


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

10:00 AM                   

19-0950 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Director of Operations, Department of Motor Vehicles

Colonel Jake Elovirta, Director of Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

Jennifer Pittsley, Director of Special Programs, Department of Motor Vehicles


11:00 AM                   PUC Evaluation of Electric Vehicles

EV Contributions to Funding Transportation and Electricity Rate Structure Opportunities including Impact on Demand Charges

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service


12:00 PM                   Lunch


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

9:00 AM                   School Bus Safety



Patrick McManoman, Chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Colonel Jake Elovirta, Director of Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles


10:00 AM                   Autonomous Vehicles Testing Language

Joe Segale, Policy, Planning and Research Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation


11:00 AM                   Electric Aviation

Tom O'Leary, Beta Technologies

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development


12:00 PM                   Lunch


Thursday, February 14, 2019

9:00 AM                   Design of a Regional Approach to Cap Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Transportation

Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources


10:00 AM                   Committee  Discussion

Electric Vehicle Charging Tariffs


10:30 AM                   Joint Hearing with Senate Transportation and House Transportation Committees

Local Government Day


12:00 PM                   Lunch


Friday, February 15, 2019

9:00 AM                   S. 84 - An act relating to emissions inspections

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council


10:00 AM                   Committee Adjourns


11:30 AM                   Senate Floor


12:00 PM                   Lunch


ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 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

 Kirsten Seibert at 802-828-2254 or kseibert@leg.state.vt.us