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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair
  • Rep. James McCullough, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Harvey Smith, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Seth Bongartz
  • Rep. Nelson Brownell
  • Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Clerk
  • Rep. Paul Lefebvre
  • Rep. Leland Morgan
  • Rep. Kristi Morris
  • Rep. Larry Satcowitz
  • Rep. Thomas Terenzini

House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/22/2021 10:07 AM

 

 

Meetings are live streamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House  Floor

 

Following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Solid Waste

Program overview

Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Solid Waste

Organization overview and current topics

Samuel Nicolai, P.E., VP Engineering and Compliance, Casella Waste Management

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Jennifer Holliday, Director of Public Policy and Communications, Chittenden Solid Waste District

 

11:15 AM                   D.U.M.P Committee

Organization overview and updates

Peggy Stevens, Committee Representative, D.U.M.P Advisory Committee

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Executive Order 02-21

Briefing with Legislative Counsel

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

8:30 AM                   Executive Order 02-21

Joint Hearing with Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. Please click here for the livestream.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Fred Baser, Chair, District # 9 Environmental Board

 

9:40 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   Executive Order 02-21 Continued

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Jaye Pershing Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House  Floor

 

15 Minutes after House Floor                   Committee  Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Fish and Wildlife

Status and trends on game and non-game species of fish and wildlife

Mark Scott, Wildlife Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Steve Parren, Wildlife Diversity Program Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Eric Palmer, Director of Fisheries, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Fish and Wildlife

Kent McFarland, Co-Founder, Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Jim Andrews, Coordinator, The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas

Allan Strong, Chair, Endangered Species Committee

Bill Kilpatrick, Professor, University of Vermont

 

-                                   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

 Amanda Horrocks at ahorrocks@leg.state.vt.us