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House of Representatives
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Chair
  • Rep. Stephanie Jerome, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Logan Nicoll, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Jim Carroll
  • Rep. Heather Chase
  • Rep. Edye Graning
  • Rep. Monique Priestley, Clerk
  • Rep. Jarrod Sammis
  • Rep. Kirk White
  • Rep. Jonathan Williams

House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35 and Zoom

February 7, 2023 - February 10, 2023

Last Updated 2/10/2023 3:23 PM

 

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

9:00 AM                   H. 10 - An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Abbie Sherman, Executive  Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   H. 10 - An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program

Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Addison County Economic Development Corporation

Charlie Kimbell, House of Representatives Appointee, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Chris Keyser, Former Chair, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

9:00 AM                   H. 55 - An act relating to miscellaneous unemployment insurance amendments

 

-                                   H. 92 - An act relating to expanding eligibility for unemployment insurance

Both H.55 and H.92 will be discussed

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

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont

Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

10:50 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   H. 55 - An act relating to miscellaneous unemployment insurance amendments

 

-                                   H. 92 - An act relating to expanding eligibility for unemployment insurance

Both H.55 and H.92 will be discussed

Kara Casey, Director of Economic Development, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Tara Holt, Resident, St. Johnsbury

Renée Carpenter, Resident, Plainfield

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 10 - An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Newell Lessell, Chroma Technology

Aminta Conant, Special Projects Manager, Caledonia Spirits

Sean Lawson, CEO and Founding Brewer, Lawson's Finest Liquids

Jake Goldman, Team Member, Beta Technologies

 

2:40 PM                   H. 55 - An act relating to miscellaneous unemployment insurance amendments

 

-                                   H. 92 - An act relating to expanding eligibility for unemployment insurance

Both H.55 and H.92 will be discussed

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

9:00 AM                   H. 121 - An act relating to enhancing consumer privacy

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Charity Clark, Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Sarah Aceves, Assistant Attorney General, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   H. 121 - An act relating to enhancing consumer privacy

Meeting continued

Zachary Tomanelli, Communications and Technology Director, VPIRG

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Joseph Bergeron, President, Association of Vermont Credit Unions

Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 121 - An act relating to enhancing consumer privacy

Meeting continued

Andrew Kingman, Counsel, Senior Managing Attorney, State Privacy & Security Coalition

Sarah Aceves, Assistant Attorney General, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

 

2:00 PM                   Workforce Development

Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 10, 2023

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

Discussion with interns

Ben Donsbach, Intern, University of Vermont

Ali Schafer, Intern, University of Vermont

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucus of the Whole

Discrimination prevention training

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 87 - An act relating to regulating earned wage access services

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Ethan McLaughlin, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

 

-                                   Adjourn