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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Chair
  • Rep. John Gannon, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Peter Anthony
  • Rep. Harold "Hal" Colston, Clerk
  • 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

May 11, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Last Updated 5/18/2021 10:24 AM

 

Meetings will be livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

Please note that closed captions/transcripts are not completely accurate

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 15 - An act relating to correcting defective ballots

Toof Amendment

Townsend Amendment

McCarthy Amendment

Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor of amendment

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

Rep. Michael McCarthy, Sponsor of amendment

Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor of amendment

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

 

9:48 AM                   H. 449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

Review of Senate changes to H.449

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 177 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier

Senate Proposal of Amendment

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

9:00 AM                   Constituent Service Time

 

10:00 AM                   H. 447 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

Committee Discussion

 

 

-                                   H. 448 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Committee discussion

 

10:20 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Young Money: Minors and In-App Purchases

Peter Leutz, Student, Dartmouth College

Hayden Welty, Student, Dartmouth College

Cristina Javens, Student, Dartmouth College

 

11:00 AM                   S. 15 - An act relating to correcting defective ballots

Toof Amendment

McCarthy Amendment

Strong Amendment

Rep. Michael McCarthy, Sponsor of amendment

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

Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor of amendment

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

Rep. Vicki Strong, Sponsor of Amendment

 

12:08 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after House Floor adjourns -                   Individual Member Work

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

9:00 AM                   Individual Member Work

 

10:30 AM                   H. 95 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Essex

Andrew Watts, Chair, Essex Selectboard

Andrew Brown, Village President, Essex Junction Village

Betsy Dunn, Former State Representative

Irene Wrenner, Town Resident, Essex

Ken Signorello, Town Resident, Essex

Gabrielle Smith, Village Resident, Essex

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after House Floor adjourns-                   H. 122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Erica Bornemann, Director, Vermont Emergency Management & Homeland Security

 

3:00 PM                   H. 448 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Committee Discussion

 

-                                   H. 447 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

Committee Discussion

 

 

-                                   S. 48 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

Committee discussion

 

-                                   H. 444 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre

Committee discussion

 

-                                   H. 122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Committee discussion

 

3:10 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, May 14, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after House Floor adjourns -                   H. 444 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre

Mark up and vote

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 454 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington

Mark up and vote

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:50 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