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  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Vice Chair
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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

Last Updated 4/12/2021 10:07 AM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

Molly Dillon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking, Department of Financial Regulation

David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance Division, Department of Financial Regulation

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor and Caucuses

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance Division, Department of Financial Regulation

James Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Captive Insurance Association

 

9:15 AM                   H. 294 - An act relating to prohibiting certain provisions in dental insurance contracts with dentists

Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Member, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

Emily Brown, Director of Rates and Forms, Department of Financial Regulation

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, American International Group

 

9:45 AM                   S. 88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

Discussion of amendment.

Mark up and possible vote.

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, American International Group

Emily Brown, Director of Rates and Forms, Department of Financial Regulation

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   S. 33 - An act relating to project-based tax increment financing districts

Sen. Kesha Ram, Reporter

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Helen Riehle, Chair, South Burlington City Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House  Floor

 

10 mins after the House Floor                   S. 33 - An act relating to project-based tax increment financing districts

Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 33 - An act relating to project-based tax increment financing districts

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Eric Law, Community Program Director NH/VT, USDA Rural Development

Eric Blatt, Director of Engineering, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

10:38 AM                   Break

 

10:50 AM                   S. 33 - An act relating to project-based tax increment financing districts

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

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Addison County Economic Development Corporation

Seth Jenson, Principal Planner, Lamoille County Planning Commission

Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House  Floor

 

10 mins after the House Floor                   Workforce Development, Department of Labor

Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor

Nathan Piper, Business, Legislative & Community Relations Manager, State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services

John Young, Director, Vermont Training Program, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

9:00 AM                   Committee Updates

Updates from committee members and interns.

Michael Harrity, Intern to House Commerce & Economic Development Committee, University of Vermont

William Heath, Intern to House Commerce & Economic Development Committee, University of Vermont

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 mins after the House Floor                   Workforce Development, Department of Labor

Committee discussion.

William Lucci, Assistant Director for Adult Technical Education, Stafford Technical Center

Mary Anne Sheahan, Executive Director, Vermont Talent Pipeline Management Project

Gwen  Bailey- Rowe, Assistant Director for Adult Education, North Country Career Center

Carolyn Weir, Executive Director, The McClure Foundation

Tom Cheney, Executive Director, Advance Vermont

Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Workforce Development, Department of Labor

Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education

 

2:30 PM                   S. 88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

This bill now includes H.294.

Committee discussion, mark up and possible vote.

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

James Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society

Chris Delia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, American International Group

 

3:00 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

 Amy Todisco at atodisco@leg.state.vt.us