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  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Chair
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Stephanie Jerome, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
  • Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller
  • Rep. Paul Martin
  • Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak
  • Rep. Logan Nicoll
  • Rep. Michael Nigro
  • Rep. Patrick Seymour
  • Rep. Kirk White, Clerk

House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/29/2021 10:51 AM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility & Main Street Alliance

Overview including legislative priorities.

Jordan Giaconia, Public Policy Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Morgan Nichols, State Director, Main Street Alliance of Vermont

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

10 mins. after the House Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

-                                   S. 9 - An act relating to extending certain workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19

Vote.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor

James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Budget Adjustment Act

Committee discussion.

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House  Floor

 

15 mins. after House Floor                   Budget Adjustment Act Continued

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:50 PM                   Break

 

3:25 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

3:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 9 - An act relating to extending certain workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19

Vote on ammendment.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:20 AM                   Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Introductions to the new committee members, overview and legislative priorities.

Michele Kupersmith, Outreach Coordinator, Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Matt Cropp, Executive Director, Vermont Employee Ownership Center

 

10:15 AM                   Agency Introductions, Overview & Legislative Priorities

Linda Rossi, State Director, VT Small Business Development Center

Gwen Pokalo, Director, Center for Women & Enterprise

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration

Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

2:09 PM                   Committee  Discussion

Introductions to the new committee members.

Overview and legislative priorities.

Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:00 AM                   The Role of Lobbyists with the Legislature

Committee Discussion.

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 mins. after the House Floor                   Advance Vermont & Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Introductions, overview and legislative priorities.

Tom Cheney, Director, Advance Vermont

Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Legislative Intent Regarding Bills Presentation

Rep. Emilie Kornheiser

 

2:00 PM                   Government Accountability Committee

Committee discussion.

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

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

 Amy Todisco at atodisco@leg.state.vt.us