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  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Chair
  • Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Vice-Chair, Clerk
  • Sen. Christopher Bray
  • Sen. Dick McCormack
  • Sen. Randy Brock
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale
  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden

Senate Committee on Finance




Room 6 and Zoom

February 14, 2023 - February 17, 2023

Last Updated 2/17/2023 1:03 PM


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-finance.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

1:30 PM                   S. 63 - An act relating to health insurance and Medicaid coverage for fertility-related services

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Finance


2:45 PM                   Universal School Meals

Revenue sources

Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education


3:10 PM                   Property Taxes and Inflation


Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Charles Safford, Town Manager, Town of Stowe

Tim Morrissey, Appraiser, Town of Stowe

Billy Adams, Chair of Selectboard, Town of Stowe


4:00 PM                   Commission Discussion


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

1:30 PM                   Funding for Child Care and Family Leave

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

Eli Lesser-Goldsmith, Co-owner, Healthy Living Natural Foods (So. Burlington)


2:10 PM                   S. 45 - An act relating to an elective pass-through entity income tax and credit

Fiscal note

Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office


2:45 PM                   Governor's Tax Proposals

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes


3:05 PM                   Break


3:20 PM                   S. 68 - An act relating to the deduction for student loan payments


Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


-                                   S. 69 - An act relating to a surcharge on nonprimary dwellings


Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


Thursday, February 16, 2023

10:30 AM                   Joint Assembly

Election of the Sergeant at Arms

Elections of Trustees for the University of Vermont and Vermont State Agricultural College




1:30 PM                   All-Senate Caucus

Budget Adjustment Act


2:30 PM                   Vermont Public Power Supply Authority


Julia Leopold, Director of Public Affairs, VSSPA


3:00 PM                   Washington Electric Coop


Louis Porter, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop

Stephen Knowlton, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop


3:30 PM                   Green Mountain Power


Candace Morgan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Green Mountain Power

Josh Castonguay, Vice President of Chief Innovation Executive & Power Supply, Green Mountain Power


3:50 PM                   Vermont Electric Cooperative


Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.


4:10 PM                   Burlington Electric


Darren Springer, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department

Amber Widmayer, Regulatory Specialist, Burlington Electric Department


Friday, February 17, 2023

1:30 PM                   S. 35 - An act relating to the Town of Hartford’s tax increment financing district

Possible vote

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel


2:00 PM                   S. 83 - An act relating to the creation of a project-based tax increment financing program


Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel




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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Jill Decelles at jdecelles@leg.state.vt.us