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STATE OF VERMONT
House of Representatives
  • Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Chair
  • Rep. John Gannon, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Peter Anthony
  • Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Clerk
  • Rep. Mark Higley
  • Rep. Robert Hooper
  • Rep. Samantha Lefebvre
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
  • Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky

House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/22/2021 10:22 AM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Office Hours

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

Following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Elections

Debrief from Clerks perspective on 2020 Elections

Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association

Cathy Mander-Adams, Belvidere Town Clerk

Bobbi Brimblecombe, Marshfield Town Clerk, VMCTA Legislative Committee

Curry Galloway, Treasurer/Clerk, St. Albans City, VMCTA Legislative Committee

Donna Kinville, South Burlington City Clerk, VMCTA Legislative Committee

Georgette Wolf-Ludwig, Town Clerk, Fairlee

John Odum, Montpelier City Clerk

Tim Arsenault, VMCTA Legislative Committee

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Public Records

Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety - Invited

Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont

Wendy Mays, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Broadcasters

Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association

Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office

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

Anne Galloway, Executive Director, Vermont Digger

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after the Floor                   Executive Order No. 01-21

Creation of the Agency of Public Safety

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:08 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

2:14 PM                   Executive Order No. 01-21

Creation of the Agency of Public Safety

Continued

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Pensions

Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM                   Vermont Criminal Justice Council Legislative Report

William Sheets, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council

Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy

William Sorrell, Chair, Criminal Justice Council

 

11:20 PM                   Adjourn

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after the Floor                   Office of Professional Regulation (OPR)

Walk Through of OPR

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

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

 

3:50 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   21-0448 - An act relating to vital records, mausoleums and columbaria, and emergency health orders

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health

Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association

Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office

 

10:20 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

11:30 AM                   Office Hours

 

12:00 PM                   Constituent Service Time

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Andrea Hussey at ahussey@leg.state.vt.us