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  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Chair
  • Rep. Matthew Birong, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Mark Higley, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Lucy Boyden, Clerk
  • Rep. Seth Chase
  • Rep. Lisa Hango
  • Rep. Philip Jay Hooper
  • Rep. Robert Hooper
  • Rep. Michael Morgan
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
  • Rep. Kate Nugent
  • Rep. Chea Waters Evans

House Committee on Government Operations and Military Affairs




Room 10 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 2/21/2023 12:37 PM


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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor


-                                   Caucuses and Lunch


1:15 PM                   Office of the Vermont State Treasurer

Introduction and overview

Pension overview

Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Tim Duggan, Director of Vermont Retirement Systems, Office of the State Treasurer


2:20 PM                   10 Minute Break


2:30 PM                   Attorney General's Office

Introduction and overview

Charity Clark, Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Erin Jacobsen, Co-Director of Community Justice Division, Attorney General's Office


3:15 PM                   FY2023 Budget

Committee to discuss letter to House Appropriations on BAA items


3:42 PM                   Adjourn


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   Sports Betting Study Committee Report

Review report

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wendy Knight, Chair, Sports Betting Study Committee

Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office


10:30 AM                   Constituent Service Time


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   H. 97 - An act relating to the number of votes required for a write-in candidate to win a primary election


Rep. Robin Scheu, Sponsor


1:07 PM                   H. 46 - An act relating to approval of the dissolution of Colchester Fire District No. 3


Rep. Curt Taylor, Sponsor


1:18 PM                   Human Rights Commission

Introduction and overview

Bor Yang, Executive Director & Counsel, Vermont Human Rights Commission


1:52 PM                   Constituent Service Time


3:00 PM                   House Floor


Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:30 AM                   Vermont Elections Overview

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association


11:30 AM                   Constituent Service Time


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:10 PM                   Office of Racial Equity

Introduction and overview

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration

Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity


1:48 PM                   Committee Discussion of Bill Priorities

Vermont National Guard related bills and presentations


2:03 PM                   Constituent Service Time


3:00 PM                   House Floor

Ethics Training is scheduled after the floor


Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor


10:18 AM                   H. 59 - An act relating to correcting or amending the death certificate of a military veteran


Rep. Sara Coffey, Sponsor


-                                   H. 57 - An act relating to requiring dog trainers to obtain informed client consent


Rep. Sara Coffey, Sponsor


10:29 AM                   Wrap-up and Review of Next Week's Agenda


10:45 AM                   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

 Andrea Hussey at ahussey@leg.state.vt.us