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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 12, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Last Updated 1/15/2021 11:56 AM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor                   Agency of Human Services

Overview

Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Andrea DeLaBruere, Executive Director, Agency of Human Services

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

Structure, Values and Goals continued

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   COVID-19 Response

Updates from the Department of Health

Joint Hearing with Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and House Committee on Health Care

 

Mark Levine, M.D., Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health (10:45 AM)

 

12:30 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

-immediately following Floor                   Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

 

15 mins after Training                   Committee Meeting

Structure, Values and Principles

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00 AM                   COVID-19 Response

Joint Hearing with the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and House Committee on Health Care

Review of Health and Human Services CRF and funds

 

This hearing will be on the Senate Health and Welfare livestream here

 

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Monica Caserta Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Julie Tessler, Executive Director, Vermont Care Partners

Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services

Heidi Hall, CFO, Washington County Mental Health Services

Jill Mazza Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont

John Sayles, CEO, Vermont Foodbank

Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids

Jacob Bogre, Executive Director, Association of Africans Living in Vermont

Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.

Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Parent Child Center Network

Donna Bailey, Director, Addison County Parent Child Center

Mary Feldman, Exective Director, Rutland County Parent Child Center

Sarah Launderville, President, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights

 

12:00 PM                   All Legislator and Statehouse Staff Security Briefing

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor                   Last Biennium's Bills Passed by House Human Services Committee

Review

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after the Floor                   COVID 19 Response

Updates on nursing homes, adult days, AAAs, other long term care

Monica Caserta Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Sean Londergan, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association

 

11:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

Committee principles and structure

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Committee Discussion

Finalize Commitee Principles

 

1:45 PM                   COVID-19  Response

Adult Days, AAAs, other long term care

Continued

Gail Zatz, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Adult Day Services (VAADS)

Sue Chase, Executive Director, CarePartners

Janet Hunt, Executive Director, Vermont Association of the Area Agencies on Aging

Molly Dugan, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Cathedral Square

 

3:30 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