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  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Chair
  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Kathleen James, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Ashley Bartley
  • Rep. Elizabeth Burrows
  • Rep. Caleb Elder
  • Rep. Mary E. Howard, Clerk
  • Rep. Emilie Krasnow
  • Rep. Dennis LaBounty
  • Rep. Larry Labor
  • Rep. Saudia LaMont
  • Rep. Joseph Parsons

House Committee on General and Housing




Room 31 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 2:20 PM



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


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor


-                                   Lunch and Caucuses


1:00 PM                   When a Bill Comes to Committee

Review of H.416 from 2021-2022

Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Acting Sponsor

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


1:45 PM                   Break


2:00 PM                   Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Introduction and scope of activities of VAHC

Anne Sosin, Interim Director, VAHC

Robert Little, Director of Community Development, RuralEdge

Michelle Kersey, Director of Development, Downstreet Housing and Community Development


2:45 PM                   Break


3:00 PM                   Budget Adjustment

Review committee memo

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


-                                   Adjourn


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:15 AM                   Housing

Introductions and scope of work

Michael Monte, Chief Executive Officer, Champlain Housing Trust

Kathy Beyer, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Evernorth


10:00 AM                   Break


10:15 AM                   Housing

Continuation from above

Jim Bradley, Chair, Legislative Committee, Home Builders and Remodelers Association

Julie Marks, Founder and Director, Vermont Short Term Rental Alliance Inc.


11:15 AM                   Housing

Homelessness situation in Rutland and state-wide with particular emphasis on issues related to the looming program deadline in March.

Angus Chaney, Executive Director, Homeless Prevention Center, Rutland


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Introductions and Scope of Work

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Jordan Giaconia, Public Policy Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Roxanne Vought, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility


2:00 PM                   Break


2:15 PM                   H. 66 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave insurance


Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Sponsor


3:00 PM                   House Floor


Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:15 AM                   Native Affairs


Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation


10:00 AM                   Break


10:15 AM                   Department of Labor


Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor


11:00 AM                   Break


11:15 AM                   Mobile Home Parks

Update on scope of program

Nate Lantieri, Mobile Home Program – Resident Organizer, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

Ryan Gerrity, Resident Organizer, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Labor and Education


Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association


1:45 PM                   Break


-                                   Committee Meeting



3:00 PM                   House Floor

Followed by ethics training for members.


Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor


15 min after Floor                   Labor Relations Board

Introduction and scope of work

Judith Dillon, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board


11:15 AM                   H. 21 - An act relating to landlord notice of utility disconnections

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. Woodman Page, Sponsor

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:15 PM                   Housing and Homelessness

Paul Dragon, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)


-                                   Adjourn




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

 Ron Wild at rwild@leg.state.vt.us