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  • Rep. Timothy Briglin, Chair
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Sally Achey
  • Rep. Seth Chase
  • Rep. Avram Patt
  • Rep. Lucy Rogers
  • Rep. Katherine Sims
  • Rep. Michael Yantachka

House Committee on Energy and Technology




Via Zoom

February 23, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Last Updated 2/25/2021 8:42 AM


Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition

VHHC Legislative Day

Abby White, Vice President for Strategic Communications, Vermont Land Trust

Kerrie Lohr, Public Relations Manager, Lamoille Housing Partnership

Craig Layne, Board Member, Norwich Conservation Commission

Molly Dugan, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Cathedral Square


10:00 AM                   House Floor


1:30 PM                   E-911

Budget Discussion and Testimony

Barbara M. Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board


3:00 PM                   Agency of Transportation

EV Rate Design

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

9:00 AM                   21-0802 - An act relating to utilities and the reporting and investigation of accidents, the Public Records Act and cybersecurity, energy storage, and the adoption of rules by the Public Utility Commission

Department of Public Service Testimony

Anne Margolis, Deputy Planning Director, Department of Public Service

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service


1:15 PM                   House Floor


After the Floor                     21-0185 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


Thursday, February 25, 2021

11:00 AM                   H. 82 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Introduction and H. 82 / S. 60 Testimony

Rep. Avram Patt, Lamoille-Washington

Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Melissa Bailey, Manager of Government and Member Relations, VPPSA

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service


1:15 PM                   House Floor


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


2:45 PM                   Analysis of the Financial Viability for Public, Educational and Government Access Television

Ken Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Peter Bluhm, Consultant and Owner, Berkshire Telecommunications Consulting

Lauren-Glenn Davidian, Executive Director, CCTV Center for Media and Democracy


Friday, February 26, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor


11:00 AM                   Starlink

General Overview

Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service


3:00 PM                   H. 166 - An act relating to changes to the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Scott State, CEO and Chief Nuclear Officer, NorthStar




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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Matthew Grimo at mgrimo@leg.state.vt.us