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Senate Committee on Institutions




Via Zoom

April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021

Last Updated 4/8/2021 2:19 PM



Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor


1:30 PM                   H. 438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Discussion of Changes made by House Corrections and Institutions

Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor


1:30 PM                   Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY2022-2023

Section 4: Commerce and Community Development - Underwater Preserves: Annual Appropriations - Ferry Adirondack Reefing Project

Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development

Susan Evans McClure, Director, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Lauren Sopher, Director of Science and Water Programs, Lake Champlain Committee

Misha Cetner, Administrator, Lake Encroachment Program, Department of Environmental Conservation


Thursday, April 8, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor


1:45 PM                   Public Trust Doctrine

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


2:15 PM                   Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY2022-2023

Section 4:  Commerce and Community Development - Underwater Preserves: Annal Appropriations - Ferry Adirondack Reefing Project

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

John Paul, Member, Lake Champlain Ferry Company

Arthur Cohn, Nautical Archaeologist, Ferrisburgh


Friday, April 9, 2021

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor


2:00 PM                   Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY2022-2023

Section 7:  University of Vermont

Construction, Renovations, Major Maintenace

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont

Richard Cate, Vice President and CFO, University of Vermont


2:30 PM                   ARPA Funds

HVAC Systems in Courts

Jack Anderson, President, Vermont Association of County Judges


3:00 PM                   ARPA Funds

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Emily Byrne, Director of Finance and Administration, Agency of Natural Resources




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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Denise Diehl at ddiehl@leg.state.vt.us