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  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Chair
  • Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Vice-Chair, Clerk
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson
  • Sen. Randy Brock
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin
  • Sen. Christopher Bray
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy

Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

May 3, 2021 - May 7, 2021

Last Updated 5/6/2021 5:28 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 3, 2021

12:00 PM                   H. 360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

11:00 AM                   H. 360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

 

12:50 PM                   Break

 

1:30 PM                   H. 360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Mark-up and Possible Vote

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

4:15 PM                   H. 360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Review Senator Brock's Amendment and Possible Vote

Sen. Randy Brock, Sponsor

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tom Evslin, Former Vermont Chief Recovery Officer, Co-founder of Broadband Equity Now

Mary Evslin, Volunteer, Broadband Equity NOW

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

12:45 PM                   H. 360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Walk-through and Vote

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:25 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   H. 431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Mark-up

Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Invited

Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission

 

3:30 PM                   H. 437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Committee Discussion, Mark-up and Possible Vote

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:00 PM                   H. 436 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Walk-through

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:45 PM                   H. 360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

Vote

 

5:10 PM                   Government Appointments

Margaret Cheney - Commissioner - Public Utility Commission

Sen. Ruth Hardy

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   S. 1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

House Proposal of Amendment

Rep. Avram Patt, Reporter, House Energy and Technology

Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Stored Solar

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:10 PM                   H. 436 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to Vermont’s tax laws

 

1:10 - 1:30                         Sections 13-14 - Health Care Sunset Extensions

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

1:30 - 1:45                         Section 16 - Workers' Compensation

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

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

 

1:45 - 2:00                         Section 1 - Meals and Rooms Tax

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Melissa Corbin, Executive Director, Vermont Brewers Association

Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Brewers Association

 

1:55 - 2:00                         Section 12 - Town Clerk Recording Fees

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

 

2:00 - 2:05                         Section 9-10 - Current Use

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

2:05 PM                   H. 436 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Senator Hardy's Proposed Amendments

Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor of Amendment

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

2:15 - 2:30                         Section 15 - Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Annual Reporting

Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

 

2:20                   Section 3 - Education Property Tax

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

Jason Cadwell, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shelburne

 

2:30 PM                   PPP Taxation

Committee Discussion

Jason Cadwell, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shelburne

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:05 PM                   Sections 4-8 - Administration

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

3:15 PM                   H. 436 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Burlington Waterfront TIF District Audit Schedule

Richard Haesler, Projects and Policy Specialist, Burlington

 

4:00 PM                   H. 436 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Mark-up

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

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

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   H. 135 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission

Finance-related Sections

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission

Brenda Berry, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration

 

1:15 PM                   H. 337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Finance-related Sections

 

`                                   H. 313 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Finance-related Sections

 

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:00 PM                   H. 88 - An act relating to certification of agricultural use for purposes of the use value appraisal program

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation

 

2:45 PM                   H. 436 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Mark-up and Vote

 

3:15 PM                   H. 437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Mark-up and Vote

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:30 PM                   H. 431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Mark-up and Possible Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

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 Faith Brown at fbrown@leg.state.vt.us