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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

May 3, 2021 - May 7, 2021

Last Updated 5/12/2021 9:55 AM

 

Monday, May 3, 2021

4:30 PM                   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

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

11:00 AM                   H. 122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Committee discussion

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Erica Bornemann, Director, Vermont Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action

 

11:45 AM                   Per Diem for Climate Council

Committee discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch Break

 

1:30 PM                   H. 289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Possible vote

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health

Sam Russo, ND, Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Gail Zatz, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Travis Knapp, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

 

2:15 PM                   H. 435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Committee discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Jennifer McDonald, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin

Tim Doherty, Director, Litigation Group, Downs Rachlin Martin

Rep. Sara Coffey, Reporter, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

4:30 PM                   Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:25 PM                   H. 227 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski

Walk-through

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:45 PM                   H. 435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Rep. Sara Coffey, Reporter, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

Vincent Illuzzi, Lobbyist, Vermont State Employees Association

 

3:00 PM                   J.R.H. 2 - Joint resolution sincerely apologizing and expressing sorrow and regret to all individual Vermonters and their families and descendants who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Carol McGranaghan, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs

Judy Dow, Author, Understanding the Vermont Eugenics Survey and its Impacts Today, Gedakina

Susan Aranoff, J.D., Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council

Doug Bent, Member of Koasek Tribe, Commissioner, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs

Carol Irons, Abenaki Elder, Albany

Rich Holschuh, Executive  Director, Atowi Project

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   H. 435 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Rep. Sara Coffey, Reporter, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

2:15 PM                   J.R.H. 2 - Joint resolution sincerely apologizing and expressing sorrow and regret to all individual Vermonters and their families and descendants who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                   H. 122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Vote

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:50 PM                   H. 140 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Williston

Walk-through

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Robert Hooper, Reporter, Chittenden 6-1

 

2:05 PM                   H. 445 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Underhill

Walk-through

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:15 PM                   J.R.H. 2 - Joint resolution sincerely apologizing and expressing sorrow and regret to all individual Vermonters and their families and descendants who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices

Vote

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:45 PM                   Committee  Discussion

Governance regarding H.360

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor

 

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