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  • Rep. Theresa Wood, Vice Chair
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House Committee on Human Services




Room 46 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/28/2022 9:01 AM


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-human-services.

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


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor


-                                   Caucuses and Lunch


1:15 PM                   H. 654 - An act relating to extending COVID-19 health care regulatory flexibility

Mark-up and vote on amendment

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association

Pam Cota, Long Term Care Licensing Chief, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living


2:00 PM                   Break


2:15 PM                   H. 462 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Health programs


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

Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists


4:15 PM                   Wrap-up and Review Next Day's Agenda


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:15 AM                   Developmental Disabilities Services System

Center for Medicare Services(CMS) Home and Community Based Services rules

Kirsten Murphy, Executive Director, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council


10:30 AM                   Break


10:45 AM                   Prop 5 - Declaration of rights; right to personal reproductive liberty

Public Hearing logistics


11:45 AM                   Lunch


1:15 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Agency of Human Services

Jenney Samuelson, Interim Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Richard Donahey, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services


2:00 PM                   Break


3:00 PM                   House Floor


6:00 PM                   Prop 5 - Declaration of rights; right to personal reproductive liberty

Public Hearing testimony registration is full.  

The hearing will be livestreamed on the Committee's YouTube channel


Paul Manganiello, Resident, Norwich

Donald Grenier, Resident, Rutland

Michael Kell, Resident, Cavendish

Bruce Lee-Clark, Resident, Bennington

Matthew Strong, Resident, Island Pond

Mary Gerisch, Resident, Bennington

Carrie Handy, Writer and Board Member, True Dignity Vermont

Samantha Hills, Resident, Springfield

Gena Zolllman, Resident, Burlington

Pete Gummere, Resident, St. Johnsbury

Dottye Ricks, Resident, Barre Town

Howard Cohen, Resident, Bennington

Carol Kauffman, Resident, Addison

Corinne Owens, Resident, Underhill

Noah Detzer, Resident, St. Albans

Annisa Lamberton, Resident, Middletown Springs

Stephen Finner, Ph.D., Resident, Barre City

Felicia Kornbluh, Ph.D., Professor, University of Vermont

Lynne Caulfield R.N., Resident, Monkton

Diana Whitney, Resident, Brattleboro

Melinda Moulton, Resident, Huntington

Deb Couture, Executive Director, Aspire Together

Tracy Donahue, Resident, Brattleboro

Judy Stern                       , Resident, Clarendon

Shannara Johnson, Resident, Morristown

Randall Perkins, Resident, Manchester Center

Elizabeth Deutsch, Resident, Hinesburg

Martin Green, Resident, Morristown

Amy Bolger, Resident, South Burlington

Jon Schnobrich, Resident, Morrisville

Carolyn Moore, Resident, South Burlington

Rebecca Zietlow, Resident, Burlington

Elizabeth  MacMannis, Resident, Burlington

Christine Zachai, Resident, Montpelier

Katherine Blakely, Resident, Barre

Sally Ballin, Resident, South Burlington

Jordan Gianconia, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Carole Crossman, Resident, Warren

Peter Anderson, Resident, Jericho

Fawnya Willson, Resident, Burlington

Timothy Counts, Resident, Arlington

Bill Schubart, Resident, Hinesburg

Catarina Campbell, Resident, Burlington

William Ardolino, Resident, Stowe

Jenness Ide, Resident, Danville

Joe Patrissi, Resident, South Burlington

Jean Szilva, Resident, Winooski

Dr. Becca Parad, Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident, University of Vermont Medical Center

Michelle Morin, Resident, Burlington

Sandy Haas, Resident, Rochester

Dotty Kyle, Resident, Warren

John Klar, Resident, Brookfield

Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Resident, Middletown Springs

Cate Cross, Resident, Shelburne

Eileen Haupt, Resident, Jericho

Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

Julie Mackaman, Resident, Pownal

Jennifer Coleman, Resident, Rutland


8:20 PM                   Adjourn


Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:15 AM                   Prop 5 - Declaration of rights; right to personal reproductive liberty

Committee Discussion and Vote


10:00 AM                   Break


10:15 AM                   Prop 5 - Declaration of rights; right to personal reproductive liberty



10:20 AM                   COVID-19 Updates

Child Care and Pre-K settings

Marsha Faryniarz, Senior Vice President, Greater Burlington YMCA

Danielle Harris, Director, Early Childhood Programs, Greater Burlington YMCA

Christina Nelson, Licensed Child Care Home Provider, Northeast Kingdom

Carey Crozier, Chair, Craftsbury Saplings Board

Miranda Gray, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families


11:30 AM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House Floor


Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor


11:00 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Department for Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Monica White, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bill Kelly, Financial Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Megan Tierney-Ward, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:15 PM                   An act relating to creating a Vermont child tax credit

H.510 (House Committee on Ways and Means) review

Rep. Janet Ancel, House Committee on Ways and Means


3:00 PM                   Wrap-up and Review of Next Week's Agenda




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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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