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  • Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Chair
  • Rep. John Gannon, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Peter Anthony
  • Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston
  • Rep. Mark Higley
  • Rep. Robert Hooper
  • Rep. Samantha Lefebvre
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
  • Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky

House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

Via Zoom

January 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/15/2021 1:49 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

9:30 AM                   H. 48 - An act relating to authorizing alternative procedures for 2021 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19

Amendment

Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor of amendment

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

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

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association

 

9:55 AM                   Adjourn

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Overview of Structure of Secretary of State

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

Stacey Drinkwine, Director, Corporations and Administrative Services, Secretary of State's Office

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

Jenny Prosser, General Counsel and Director, Municipal Services, Secretary of State's Office

 

3:06 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00 AM                   Overview of Legislature's Role in Municipal Government

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:42 AM                   Ethics Commission

House Government Operations Role

Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission

 

10:24 AM                   Committee Discussion

Zoom Protocols

 

10:35 AM                   Break until 11:00am

 

11:00 AM                   Law Enforcement

House Government Operations Role

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

 

11:38 AM                   Committee Discussion

Jurisdiction of House Government Operations

 

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

-immediately following Floor                   Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

 

15 min after Training                   Redistricting

Amerin Aborjaily, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tom Little, Chair, Legislative Apportionment Board

 

4:05 AM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00 AM                   Elections Discussion

Debriefing from past election

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

 

10:00 AM                   Cannabis Background

Update on the Cannabis Board Positions

Overview of Cannabis Bill

Kendal Smith, Director of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs, Governor's Office

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel

 

11:00 AM                   Elections Discussion

Debriefing from past election

Continued from 9:00am

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

After Floor -                     Constituent Service Time

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after the Floor                   Redistricting Population Estimates

John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information

 

10:30 AM                   Constituent Service Time

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Temporary Workers

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

1:24 PM                   Committee  Discussion

Committee Liaisons

 

1:40 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 Andrea Hussey at ahussey@leg.state.vt.us