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  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Chair
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Brian Collamore
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson
  • Sen. Kesha Ram, Clerk

Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

(Please note that closed captions/transcripts are not completely accurate.)

 

 

 

May 11, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Last Updated 5/14/2021 1:09 PM

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

Discuss governance in regard to H.360

Holly Groschner, Former General Counsel, VTA

Irv Thomae, Former Chair, ECFiber

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Stephen Whitaker, Advocate, Montpelier

Chris Campbell, Former Executive Director, Vermont Telecommunications Authority

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:30 PM                   S. 15 - An act relating to correcting defective ballots

Committee discussion

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

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:00 PM                   Ethics Commission

Committee discussion

Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission

Thomas K. Jones, Ethics Enforcement Officers, Office of State Ethics, Connecticut

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Ethics Commission

Committee discussion -- code of ethics (H.384)

Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission

Thomas K. Jones, Ethics Enforcement Officers, Office of State Ethics, Connecticut

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:00 PM                   15  Minute Break

 

3:15 PM                   S. 15 - An act relating to correcting defective ballots

Committee discussion

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

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   H. 443 - An act relating to approval of the merger of the Wilmington Water District with the Town of Wilmington

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. John Gannon, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations

 

1:30 PM                   21-0890 - An act relating to the creation of the Agency of Public Safety

Committee discussion

Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Anthony Facos, Director of Enforcement & Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Friday, May 14, 2021

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 85 - An act relating to designating certain sheriff’s deputies as classified State employees

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Annie Noonan, Director of Human Resources, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs Association

Roger Marcoux, Chair, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

John Berard, Director, Labor Relations, Department of Human Resources

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Vincent Illuzzi, Lobbyist, Vermont State Employees Association

Lieutenant Marc Poulin, Transport Deputy, Washington County

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Gail Carrigan at gcarrigan@leg.state.vt.us