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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Chair
  • Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Barbara Murphy, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Matthew Birong
  • Rep. Tiffany Bluemle
  • Rep. Lisa Hango
  • Rep. Mary E. Howard, Clerk
  • Rep. John Killacky
  • Rep. John Palasik
  • Rep. Joseph Parsons
  • Rep. Tommy Walz

House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 11, 2022 - January 14, 2022

Last Updated 1/14/2022 3:32 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-general-housing-and-military-affairs.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

9:15 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2022 Budget Adjustment

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:30 PM                   H. 273 - An act relating to promoting racial and social equity in land access and property ownership

Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor

Beverly Little Thunder, Vermont Commission Native American Affairs, Founder Kunsi Keya Tamakoce, Seeding Power

Ashley Laporte, Duxbury Resident, Seeding Power

Kenya Lazuli, Every Town Organizer, Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust (NEFOC), Seeding Power

Steffen Gillom, President, Windham County NAACP, Seeding Power

Mindy Blank, Every Town Organizer, Community Resilience Organizations, Seeding Power

Shane Rogers, Community Organizer, Seeding Power

Chelsea Gazillo, New England Policy Manager, American Farmland Trust, Seeding Power

 

2:45 PM                   H. 157 - An act relating to registration of construction contractors

Update on action on the bill

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Mat Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

 

3:15 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2022 Budget Adjustment

Memo Preparation

Rep. Peter J. Fagan, House Committee on Appropriations

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

9:15 AM                   Homelessness and Housing Solutions

Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families, Co-Chair of Just Transitions Subcommittee

Tricia Tyo, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department of Children and Families

Kathleen Berk, Executive  Director, Vermont State Housing Authority

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development

Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

11:00 AM                   H. 320 - An act relating to prohibiting agreements that prevent an employee from working for the employer following the settlement of a discrimination claim

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration

Richard Cassidy, Attorney, Rich Cassidy Law

Stephen Ellis, Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Vermont Bar Association

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

-                                   Governor's Proposed FY2022 Budget Adjustment

Work on Committee memo as needed and as time allows following lunch.

 

 

1:30 PM                   H. 270 - An act relating to modernizing Vermont’s wage and hour laws

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 28 - An act relating to the basic needs budget and livable wage

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

9:00 AM                   Vermont Economic Development Authority

Review of housing portion of DR 22-0537

Rep. Charles Kimbell, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

9:45 AM                   S. 78 - An act relating to binding interest arbitration for employees of the Vermont Judiciary

Review

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 387 - An act relating to establishing the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for the Institution of Chattel Slavery

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Committee Meeting

Updates on bills and other topics on the horizon

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 329 - An act relating to amending the prohibitions against discrimination

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:00 PM                   H. 157 - An act relating to registration of construction contractors

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

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 14, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

2:30 PM                   H. 157 - An act relating to registration of construction contractors

Committee discussion and vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Ron Wild at rwild@leg.state.vt.us