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  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Chair
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Stephanie Jerome, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
  • Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller
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  • Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak
  • Rep. Logan Nicoll
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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 11, 2022 - January 14, 2022

Last Updated 1/11/2022 5:51 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-commerce-and-economic-development.

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

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 74 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes concerning self-storage businesses

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

Michael Riva, Owner, Stor-It-All, Inc

Craig Creelman, Owner/Operator, AllServe Self Storage

 

9:30 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2022 Budget Adjustment

Department of Labor

Rep. Martha Feltus, House Committee on Appropriations

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   VEDA committee bill draft

Mark-up and possible vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

1:45 PM                   Committee Discussion on H.74

Mark-up and possible vote

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

9:00 AM                   New Relocating Workers Report

Department of Financial Regulation

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Deanna Kimball, Senior Managing Consultant, PFM Consulting

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Report of the Unemployment Insurance Study Committee

Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Chair, Unemployment Insurance Study Committee

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Task Force to Revitalize the Vermont Dairy Industry Report

Sen. Robert Starr, Essex/Orleans Counties

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

Dan Smith, Co-Chair, Task Force to Revitalize the Vermont Dairy Industry

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

9:00 AM                   Report on the Status of Misclassified Employees in the Vermont Workforce

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

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Unemployment Fraud and Overpayment Report

Office of the Vermont State Auditor

Tim Ashe, Deputy State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Ian Gunn, Unemployment Subject-Matter-Expert, Resultant

Doran Moreland, Senior Consultant, Resultant

Kaitlyn Steinhiser, Business Analyst, Resultant

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   VADA Report

Department of Motor Vehicles

Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:00 PM                   Economic Recovery Bridge, VEGI, and TIF Reports

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Abbie Sherman, Executive  Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Jessica Vintinner, Principal Assistant, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 14, 2022

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Spending on Investments in Vermont's Economy Issue Brief

Joint Fiscal Office

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

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

 

2:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

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

 Camille Brochu as cbrochu@leg.state.vt.us