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  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Chair
  • Rep. Theresa Wood, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Francis McFaun, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes, Clerk
  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted
  • Rep. James Gregoire
  • Rep. Kelly Pajala
  • Rep. Marybeth Redmond
  • Rep. Carl Rosenquist
  • Rep. Taylor Small
  • Rep. Dane Whitman

House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 26, 2021 - January 29, 2021

Last Updated 1/29/2021 8:50 AM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Governor's FY2022 Proposed  Budget Address

Joint Assembly

 

2:05 PM                   Governor's FY2022 Proposed Budget

Committee budget process discussion

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

9:30 AM                   Homelessness Awareness Day

Joint hearing with House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

Kara Casey, Economic Justice & Housing Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Co-Chair of the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness

Emily Taylor, Service Coordinator, Champlain Housing Trust

Jean Myung-Hamilton, Administrator, VT Everyone Eats

Sean Elsass, Vermonter with Lived Experience, Bethel

Jess Graff, Associate Director, Franklin-Grand Isle Community Action

Becky Gonyea, Executive Director, Clarina Howard Nichols Center

Kylen Veilleux, DIVAS Transitional Services Coordinator, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action (Washington County Homeless Response Team Collaboration)

Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing, (Washington County Homeless Response Team Collaboration)

 

11:45 AM                   Break

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor                   H. 30 - An act relating to the study and design of a long-term care trust fund

Bill introduction

Rep. David Yacovone, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 26 - An act relating to restrictions on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other chemicals of concern in consumer products

Bill introduction

Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 90 - An act relating to banning baby bumper pads

Bill introduction

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 44 - An act relating to universal home visiting and parenting classes

Bill introduction

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 50 - An act relating to pharmacists providing information on the proper disposal of unused regulated drugs

Bill introduction

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 27 - An act relating to health and safety warnings on consumer products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Bill introduction

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 25 - An act relating to evaluating the sale of Long-Term Care Partnership policies

Bill introduction

Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 114 - An act relating to the Nutrition for Older Vermonters Working Group

Bill introduction

Rep. Daniel Noyes, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 65 - An act relating to enhancing food allergy awareness in food service establishments

Bill introduction

Rep. John Killacky, Sponsor (3:00 PM)

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

9:00 AM                   How Are Vermont’s Young Children & Families

Report and testimony

Morgan Crossman, Ph.D., Executive  Director, Building Bright Futures

Dora Levinson, Data and Policy Director, Building Bright Futures

Amy Brady, Policy Associate, Voices for Vermont's Children

 

11:45 AM                   Break

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after the Floor                   Family First Prevention Services Act

Overview, planning and response

Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families

Brenda Gooley, Operations Director, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 29, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after the Floor                   Governor's Proposed Childcare Plan

Joint hearing with House Committee on Education

Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families

Heather Bouchey, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education

Mark Levine, M.D., Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

 

11:45 AM                   Break

 

1:15 PM                   Committee Meeting

 

3:00 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

 Julie Tucker at jtucker@leg.state.vt.us