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  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Chair
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Brian Collamore
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson
  • Sen. Kesha Ram, Clerk

Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

February 23, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Last Updated 2/26/2021 2:59 PM

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Cannabis Bill

(S.25) Discuss aspects of the bill relevant to government operations

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

2:00 PM                   S. 15 - An act relating to correcting defective ballots

Vote

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:15 PM                   Cannabis Bill

(S.25) Discuss aspects of the bill relevant to government operations

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

3:00 PM                   21-0688 - An act relating to establishing the Municipal Self-Governance Program

Committee discussion

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

4:00 PM                   Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   21-0854 - An act relating to government accountability and State quality of life outcomes

Discuss proposed bill; adding indicators specific to Black, Indigenous and people of color to the outcome in our statutes

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

Dru Roessle, Director of Performance Improvement, Agency of Human Services

 

2:00 PM                   S. 51 - An act relating to the persons authorized to make contributions to candidates and political parties and to political committee names

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

 

3:00 PM                   S. 43 - An act relating to the contractual rights of members of the Vermont State Employees’ Retirement System

Committee discussion

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

3:30 PM                   S. 78 - An act relating to binding interest arbitration for employees of the Vermont Judiciary

Committee discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Joseph McNeil, Chief Negotiator, Employer Commissioners, Vermont Judiciary

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Agency of Public Safety

Discuss bill proposal

Jessica Laporte, Resident, Burlington, Vermont

Rev. Christopher Cockrell, Vermont Racial Justice Foundation

William Sorrell, Chair, Vermont Criminal Justice Council

Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

 

2:00 PM                   Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

 

2:15 PM                   Agency of Public Safety

Resume discussion after joint assembly

 

Friday, February 26, 2021

11:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Mixed Martial Arts

Rebecca Bell, Doctor, Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter

Rex Thompson, Owner, DonnyBrooke Fight Promotion

 

1:30 PM                   Cannabis Bill

(S.25) Discuss aspects of the bill relevant to government operations

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Geoffrey Pizzutillo, Executive Director and CoFounder, Vermont Growers Association

Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

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

 Gail Carrigan at gcarrigan@leg.state.vt.us