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  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Chair
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Becca Balint
  • Sen. Randy Brock
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Clerk

Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Last Updated 2/15/2019 11:11 AM

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:30 AM                   Housing Bond; Weatherization Loans

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Geoff Proulx, Municipal Housing Finance, Morgan Stanley

 

11:00 AM                   Economic Development Bill

Recruitment

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

8:30 AM                   S. 23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Committee discussion; possible vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:15 AM                   Housing

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

 

9:45 AM                   Housing

Governor's Vermont Housing Incentive Program; Act 250 changes; Land Gains repeal

Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Darby Bradley, Calais

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:45 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   S. 23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Discussion and vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

8:30 AM                   Privacy Issues

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Andrew Kingman, Senior Managing Attorney, DLA Piper - Phone

Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum

Zachary Tomanelli, Communications and Technology Director, VPIRG

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Privacy Issues

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

Charity Clark, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Vermont Attorney General

Ryan Krieger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

John Quinn, Secretary, III, Agency of Digital Services

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

 

11:45 AM                   Short Term Rental Housing

Steve Schur, TTA

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

8:30 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill; Home Improvement Fraud

Walk-through

 

9:00 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill; Home Improvement Fraud

Jim Bradley, President, Home Builders and Remodelers Association

Byron Gokey, Wallboard Supply Company

Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

 

9:30 AM                   Reports on Misclassification

Discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:40 AM                   Non-Disclosure Agreements

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

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

 Kayla Dewey at 828-3803 or kdewey@leg.state.vt.us