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  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Chair
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Becca Balint
  • Sen. Randy Brock
  • Sen. Kesha Ram, Clerk

Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/15/2021 9:48 AM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

8:30 AM                   Welcome and Orientation

 

9:00 AM                   Housing and COVID-19

Revisiting Sunsets for S.245 and S.235 from 2019-2020 Session

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel (9:00 AM)

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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

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 (11:00 AM)

 

-                                   S. 10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

8:30 AM                   S. 9 - An act relating to extending certain workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19

Committee Discussion, Possible Amendments and Vote

James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property Casualty Insurance Association (8:45 AM)

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel (9:00 AM)

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

 

9:30 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

9:45 AM                   S. 10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor

 

10:00 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 14 - An act relating to deed restrictions and housing density

Revisiting S.237 Deed Restrictions Fix

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

AJ LaRosa, Attorney, MSK Attorneys

Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

8:30 AM                   COVID-19 Economic Recovery Update and Proposals

Lindsay Kurrie, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel (9:00 AM)

 

9:45 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

9:45 AM                   Same as Above

 

10:30 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

10:45 AM                   Same as Above

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

8:30 AM                   S. 14 - An act relating to deed restrictions and housing density

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:00 AM                   S. 10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor

 

9:30 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

9:45 AM                   Same as Above

 

10:30 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

10:40 AM                   Housing

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development - Invited

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant by at least 7:00am on 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

 Nathan Raike at nraike@leg.state.vt.us