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House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources (Room 47)

The House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources considers matters relating to conservation and development of the State's water resources; fish and wildlife; and natural habitats.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

House is called to order for the 72nd biennial session of the Assembly

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Reconvenes

Seating of new members; Election of Canvassing Committee; Oath of Office


Thursday, January 10, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-1, 2
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Floor Convenes

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Oath of Office for Governor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts and Attorney General. Governor will deliver Inaugural Address

3:30 PM

Budget Adjustment Presentation

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Friday, January 11, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Floor Convenes

Adoption of Resolutions, if any, and announcements


Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-3, 4
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Floor Convenes

11:00 AM

Budget Adjustment

Local Community Implementation Fund

  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Joanna Pallito, Business Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Act 138 Report

  • Craig DiGiammarino, Operations Division Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Kari Dolan, Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:30 PM

Lake Shorelands Protection

  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Susan Warren, Section Chief of Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-5
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

Overview and Goals

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Floor Convenes


Thursday, January 17, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-6, 7, 8, 9
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Overview and Goals

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Justin Johnson, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Deborah Markowitz, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Floor Convenes

2:00 PM

Town Road and Bridge Standards

  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Kari Dolan, Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Alec Portalupi, Maintenance Programs Engineer, Agency of Transportation

Friday, January 18, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-10
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Floor Convenes

10:30 AM

Flood Resilience

  • Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Vermont Yankee Update

  • Dr. William Irwin, Radiological Health Chief, Department of Health
2:00 PM

Legislative Briefing

2:00 - 2:30 at the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Office --- 116 State Street. Tour of newly renovated building being offered at 3:00 for those interested.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-11, 12
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Flood Response Update

Ethan Allen Room

10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:15 AM

Land Rule Presentation

  • John Austin, Land & Habitat Program Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Act 138

An overview of Act 138

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-13, 14, 15
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Blasting Rules

Groundwater impacts; liability for unintended consequences on buildings, shifts in aquifers; high elevation ground/surface water protections.

  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Michael Smith, Waste Management and Prevention Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
10:30 AM

Overview and Goals

  • Ronald Shems, Chair, Natural Resources Board
11:30 AM

James M. Jeffords Center

  • Kate Fournier, Assistant Director, VT Legislative Research Service, James M. Jeffords Center
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

1:30 PM

H.3 - An act relating to notice requirements for potable water supply and wastewater system permits

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Bob Krebs, Representative, South Hero
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:45 PM

H.4 - An act relating to reimbursement of Agency of Natural Resources costs

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Bob Krebs, Representative, South Hero
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:15 PM

H.27 - An act relating to Act 250 and oil pipelines

Bill introduction

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Representative, Westminster
3:00 PM

Sexual Harassment Training

Meet in ROOM 11


Thursday, January 24, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-16, 17, 18
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Act 138 Report

Joint Meeting with Senate Natural Resources Committee to be held in the WELL OF THE HOUSE. Senate and House Agriculture Committees will be in attendance.

  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Kari Dolan, Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:00 PM

Governor's Budget Address

3:15 PM

Statewide Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study

  • Kevin Schorr, Student, Dartmouth College
  • Ronald Shaiko, Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Dartmouth College

Friday, January 25, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-19, 20
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

TMDL

Report on the state of the Lake TMDL

  • Peter LaFlamme, Director Watershed Management Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Eric Smeltzer, Environmental Scientist, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Easement Amendment Working Group

Meeting will be held in the Ethan Allen Room

  • Darby Bradley, Special Assistant to Donors & Government Relations, Vermont Land Trust

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-21, 22
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

Program Overview

  • Paul Haskell, Board of Trustees, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Lampricide Update

  • Richard Langdon, Watershed Management Division, Chief of Aquatics Study, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Eric Palmer, Director of Fisheries, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Bradley Young, Supervisory Fish Biologist -Sea Lamprey Control, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-23, 24, 25, 26
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Act 138 Report

  • Jane Clifford, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers Cooperative Federation, Inc.
  • James Ehlers, Blue Coalition
  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Anthony Iarrapino, Clean Water Advocate, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Ross Saxton, Director of Conservation & Education, Lake Champlain International
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Legislative Briefing

Climate Change

  • Bill McKibben, Scholar, Middlebury College
2:30 PM

Stream Recovery Study

  • Frank Magilligan, Geography Professor, Dartmouth College
  • Carl Renshaw, Earth Science Professor, Dartmouth College
3:00 PM

Act 138 Report

This will be held in ROOM 47 - Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources Committee

  • Jim Merriam, Director, Efficiency Vermont
  • Tom Torti, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • George Twigg, Deputy Policy Director, Efficiency Vermont
  • Mike Winslow, Staff Scientist, Lake Champlain Committee

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-27, 28, 29, 30
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.4 - An act relating to reimbursement of Agency of Natural Resources costs

  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Meehan & Rice
  • William Coster, Sr. Planner & Policy Analyst, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Dawn Francis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Trey Martin, Policy Analyst, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Rep. Dave Sharpe, Bristol, Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.72 - An act relating to accessory dwellings in flood hazard areas

Introduction of bill by sponsor and by Legislative Council

  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne Theresa O'Brien, Richmond
1:15 PM

H.52 - An act relating to municipal plans and flood resilience

Introduction of bill by sponsor and Legislative Council. After H. 52 and H. 72 are introduced, testimony from other organizations will be heard on both bills.

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster
  • Pete Fellows, Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Planning Commission
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ned Swanberg, Flood Hazard Mapping Coordinator, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, February 1, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
Field Trip, no recordings
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Field Trip

Ag Workgroup Meeting to be held in Waterbury at St. Leo's Parish, 10:00 - 2:00, which will include a review of current water quality issues


Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-31
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min. After Floor

H.52 - An act relating to municipal plans and flood resilience

Draft that combines H. 52 and H. 72 ---Committee discussion

  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Act 138 Report - regulation of flood hazard areas, river corridors, and stream alteration

  • Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-32, 33, 34, 35
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

FEMA Public Assistance Program Overview

This meeting will be held in the ETHAN ALLEN ROOM from 9:00 - 12:00

  • Brad Atwood, Selectboard Chair, Town of Sharon
  • Tom Berry, Field Representative, Sen. Patrick Leahy
  • Matt Daskal, Town of Westminster
  • Paul Haskell, Selectboard Member, Town of Sharon
  • Bill Kearns, Town of Grafton
  • Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Susan Minter, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Transportation
  • David Rapaport, Irene Recovery Officer
  • Ben Rose, VT Emergency Management
  • Greg Smith, Selectboard Chair, Town of Mendon
  • David Weinstein, Policy Advisor, Senator Bernie Sanders
12:00 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

H.52 - An act relating to municipal plans and flood resilience

Mark up of H. 52 and H. 72 which are being combined

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ned Swanberg, Flood Hazard Mapping Coordinator, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ned Swanberg, Flood Hazard Mapping Coordinator, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-36, 37, 38
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Results Based Accountability

House Chamber - Joint Meeting of the House and Senate

  • Mark Friedman, Author, Fiscal Policy Studies Institute
10:45 AM

Results Based Accountability

"Turn the Curve" Presentation in House Chamber

  • Mark Friedman, Author
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:00 PM

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Bill Introduction and Walk through by Legislative Council. Following the introductions of H. 101, H. 102, H. 110, representatives of Vt Fish & Wildlife will testify.

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster
  • Jordan Gonda, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

H.102 - An act relating to hunting

Bill introduction by sponsor and walk through by Legislative Council

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

H.110 - An act relating to establishing a therapeutic group fishing license

Bill introduction by sponsor and walk through by Legislative Council. Following introductions of H. 101,H. 102 and H. 110, representatives of VT Fish & Wildlife will testify.

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • David LeCours, Law Enforcement Division, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Rep. Jim McCullough, Town of Williston
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Scott, Wildlife Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Susan Warner, Outreach Staffperson, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Friday, February 8, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-39
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

H.52 - An act relating to municipal plans and flood resilience

Next Draft 1.3

  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Act 138 Report - regulation of flood hazard areas, river corridors, and stream alteration

  • Eric Berliner, Environmental Manager, IBM
  • Janet Doyle, Manager, International Business Machines
12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-40, 41, 42
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.27 - An act relating to Act 250 and oil pipelines

Walk through by Legislative Council

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Larry Wilson, CEO, Portland Pipeline Corporation
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:00 PM

H.27 - An act relating to Act 250 and oil pipelines

Testimony by Mr. Peyton will be by telephone

  • Patrick G. Binns, Canadian Consul General to New England
  • John Felmy, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute
  • John Hasen, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • Jim Peyton, Selectboard Member, Town of Lunenburg
  • Peter Van Oot, Attorney, Portland Pipeline Corporation
  • Larry Wilson, CEO, Portland Pipeline Corporation

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-43, 44, 45, 46
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

H. 101, H. 102, H. 110 and H. 129 will be discussed collectively. Walk through for H. 129 by Legislative Council

  • Brian Ames, Chair, Fish & Wildlife Board
  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Richard Fritz, Recreation Therapist, Fletcher Allen Healthcare
  • Clint Gray, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Roy Kilburn, President, Vermont Bowhunters Association
  • Sherb Lang, Hunters, Anglers, and Trappers
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Frank Stanley, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
-

H.102 - An act relating to hunting

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

FLOOR

5 Min after Floor

H.27 - An act relating to Act 250 and oil pipelines

  • Mikayla McDonald, 350Vt
  • Johanna Miller, Outreach Director and Energy Program Co-Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Ken Rumelt, Staff Attorney, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School
  • Ben Walsh, Clean Energy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-47, 48, 49, 50
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Bill introduction by sponsor and walk through by Legislative Council, followed by testimony by others

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster
  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chip Paison, Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association
  • Susan Warren, Program Manager- Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:30 AM

Overview and Goals

  • Lori Fisher, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain
  • Michaela Stickney, Lake Champlain Citizens Advisory Committee
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Johanna and William Wright will both appear

  • James Ehlers, Executive Director, Lake Champlain International
  • Doug Johnston, Member, Lake Hortonia Property Owners Association
  • Sue Potter, President, Lake Dunmore-Fern Lake Association
  • Perry Thomas, Lake Eden Association
  • William Wright, Lake Iroquois Association
  • Mark Young, President, Lake Hortonia Property Owners Association

Friday, February 15, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-51, 52, 53
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.129 - An act relating to authorizing a person to carry a handgun while hunting with a bow and arrow or training hunting dogs

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, Town of Colchester
10:30 AM

H.52 - An act relating to municipal plans and flood resilience

Draft 1.4 - Final Mark-up. JFO will provide a fiscal note.

  • Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.72 - An act relating to accessory dwellings in flood hazard areas

Draft 1.4. Final Mark-up

11:30 AM

H.226 - An act relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks

Introduction by bill sponsor and walk through by Legislative Council

  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor, Town of Newport
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.111 - An act relating to disbursements from the Petroleum Cleanup Fund to address potential releases from underground or aboveground storage tanks

  • Dick Brown, Champlain Oil Co., Inc.
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Rep. Jim McCullough, Town of Williston
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chuck Schwer, Petroleum Cleanup Fund Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ted Unkles, Coordinator, Vermont Underground Storage Tank Program, Agency of Natural Resources

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-54, 55
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.52 - An act relating to municipal plans and flood resilience

Draft 1.5

  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.72 - An act relating to accessory dwellings in flood hazard areas

Draft 1.5

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

15 Min after Caucus

H.27 - An act relating to Act 250 and oil pipelines

Begin Mark up

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brent Kingsley, Landowner, Town of Irasburg
  • Jim Murphy, Attorney, National Wildlife Federation
  • Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
  • Larry Wilson, CEO, Portland Pipeline Corporation

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-56, 57, 58, 59
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Budget Presentation

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Kim Royer, Special Project Manager, Department of Fish & Wildlife
10:00 AM

Housing & Conservation Coalition presentation

  • Jon Binhammer, The Nature Conservancy
  • Emily Boedecker, The Nature Conservancy
  • Jane Lazorchak, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Steve Libby, Executive Director, Vermont Rivers Conservancy
  • Rose Paul, The Nature Conservancy
  • Tracy Zschau, Vermont Land Trust
11:15 AM

H.52 - An act relating to municipal plans and flood resilience

Mark up and vote

  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah McKearnan, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
-

H.72 - An act relating to accessory dwellings in flood hazard areas

Mark up and vote

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

MS4 Towns

Discussion with representatives of MS4 Towns

  • Tom Dipietro, Storm water Superintendent, City of South Burlington
  • Chris Louras, Mayor, City of Rutland
  • Dennis Lutz, Town Engineer, Town of Essex
  • Megan Moir, Stormwater Program Manager, City Of Burlington

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-60, 61
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.111 - An act relating to disbursements from the Petroleum Cleanup Fund to address potential releases from underground or aboveground storage tanks

Committee Discussion

-

H.226 - An act relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks

Committee Discussion

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant-At-Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and University of Vermont Trustees

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Ms. Smith will offer comments on ACT 138 Report

  • Denise Smith, Executive Director, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
  • David White, Director of Planning and Zoning, City Of Burlington

Friday, February 22, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-62, 63, 64, 65
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

TMDL

A Joint Meeting with the Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee, to be held in ROOM 11

  • Tom Berry, Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Sen. Patrick Leahy
  • Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Jim Leland, Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Stephen Perkins, Director Ecosystem Protection, EPA
  • Eric Smeltzer, State Limnologist, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:30 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

  • Jim Leland, Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.226 - An act relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks

Mark up and vote

  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
1:15 PM

H.52 - An act relating to municipal plans and flood resilience

Mark up and VOTE

  • Trey Martin, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.72 - An act relating to accessory dwellings in flood hazard areas

Mark up and VOTE

  • Elizabeth McDonald, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
1:45 PM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-66, 67, 68
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

Budget Presentation

  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Act 138 Report

  • Kent Henderson, Chair, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
3:00 PM

H.32 - An act relating to establishing a uniform statewide standard for culvert replacement

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Dave Potter, City of Rutland
3:15 PM

H.134 - An act relating to stormwater permits for telecommunications facilities

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Bob Krebs, South Hero
3:30 PM

H.143 - An act relating to municipal land use bylaws and residential care or group homes

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. William F. Johnson, Canaan
-

H.145 - An act relating to water quality and the application of manure

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. William F. Johnson, Canaan
  • Rep. William F. Johnson, Canaan
  • Rep. William F. Johnson, Canaan
4:15 PM

H.159 - An act relating to the regulation of stream alteration

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Jim McCullough, Town of Williston

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-69, 70, 71, 72, 73
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.102 - An act relating to hunting

  • JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
  • Kim Royar, Special Project Manager, Department of Fish & Wildlife
9:15 AM

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Combining H. 101; H. 102; H.110; H.129: Mark up

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Clint Gray, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Combining H. 101; H.102; H.110; H.129: Mark up

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Clint Gray, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kim Royar, Special Project Manager, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-74, 75, 76, 77
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Mark up

  • Tim Buskey, Administrator, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Anthony Iarrapino, Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Steve McLeod, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Paul Saenger, Selectboard Member, Shoreham
  • William Shouldice, Planning and Zoning Commission Member, Leicester
  • Mike Winslow, Staff Scientist, Lake Champlain Committee
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.389 - An act relating to disbursement from the Petroleum Cleanup Fund

Amendment to the bill

  • Rep. Matthew Trieber, Bellows Falls
2:15 PM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Mark up

  • Dawn Francis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Mark up and VOTE

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 1, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-78, 79, 80
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.389 - An act relating to disbursement from the Petroleum Cleanup Fund

Amendment to bill

  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
10:45 AM

H.27 - An act relating to Act 250 and oil pipelines

Mark Up

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Committee Discussion

  • Trey Martin, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Susan Warren, Section Chief of Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-81, 82, 83, 84, 85
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Walk through of Draft 1.2

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Committee discussion of Draft 1.2

  • Ginny Garrison, Citizen
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Anthony Iarrapino, Clean Water Advocate, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Jamie Longtin, President, Sunset Lake Association
  • William Shouldice, Planning and Zoning Commission Member, Leicester
  • Susan Warren, Section Chief of Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation
6:00 PM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Public Hearing to be held in ROOM 11 from 6:00 - 8:00. Sign up begins at 5:30 pm in ROOM 11 on a first come first serve basis. Each participant will be given up to 2 minutes to present their comments.

  • Jason Ahern, Lake Bomoseen
  • Janice Aldrich, Citizen, East Montpelier
  • Carolyn Bates, Photographer, Burlington
  • Brian Bauer, Citizen, Middlebury
  • Robert Beach , Owner, Basin Harbor Club
  • Jonathan Blake, Citizen, Salisbury
  • Libby Chapin, Citizen, Lake Fairlee
  • Retta Dunlap, Home School Parent, Woodbury
  • Wayne Dunlop, Citizen, Woodbury
  • Nick Ecker-Raez, Glover
  • Bob Fields, Citizen, Orwell
  • Ginny Garrison, Citizen, Hardwick
  • Zak Geifer, Citizen, Montpelier
  • Stephen Gutowski, Member, Point Bay Marina, Charlotte
  • Mary Habaugh, Citizen, Montpelier
  • Jessie Hallor, Citizen, Ripton
  • Eric Hanson, Vermont Center for Ecostudies
  • Jack Helm, Citizen, Benson
  • Don Hendrich, Citizen, Hardwick
  • Dan Homeier, Legislative Intern, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Douglas Johnston, Springfield
  • Sylvia Knight, Citizen, Charlotte
  • Jamie Longtin, President, Sunset Lake Association
  • Sue Mackey, Citizen, Salisbury
  • James Maroney, Owner, Leicester
  • Lydia Menendez, Assistant Director, Vermont Rivers Conservancy
  • James Michael, Citizen, Leicester
  • Ted Michel, Orwell
  • Julie Moore, Citizen, Middlesex
  • Robert Nesbit MD, Physician, Lake St. Catherine Association
  • Carla Ochs, Selectboard Member, Orwell
  • Amy Picotte, Lakes and Ponds Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Linda Pitkin, Citizen, Leicester
  • Kevin Rose, Citizen, Tunbridge
  • James Selleck, Citizen, Salisbury
  • Warner Shedd, Citizen, East Calais
  • Wally Shonnard, Ferrisburgh
  • Peter Sterling, Montpelier
  • Margaret Villeneuve, Citizen, Whiting
  • Rich Warren, Citizen, Starksboro
  • Janet Weaver, Citizen, Ferrisburgh
  • Peggy Willey, West Fairlee Conservation Commission

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-86, 87, 88, 89
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Committee discussion and mark up of Draft 1.2

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

15 Min after Floor

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Committee discussion and mark up of Draft 1.2

  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director/Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Warren, Section Chief of Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-90, 91, 92, 93, 94
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Discussion of next iteration and vote. Testimony by Mr. Pierce will be by telephone.

  • Dawn Francis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Anthony Iarrapino, Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Kellie Merrell, Aquatic Biologist, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dean Pierce, Town Planner, Shelburne
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Committee discussion on draft 1.3

  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Warren, Section Chief of Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, March 15, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-95, 96, 97, 98
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Committee discussion, draft 1.4

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Committee Discussion and vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Committee discussion, draft 1.5

  • Deborah Markowitz, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-99
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, March 21, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-100, 101, 102
Meeting Record
8:15 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Walk through of Draft 1.8

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:30 PM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Walk through of Draft 1.9

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 22, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-103
Meeting Record
8:15 AM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Walk through Draft 1.10

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.223 - An act relating to shoreland protection requirements for lakes

Draft 1.11- walk through and vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-104, 105
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Proposed amendments

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

15 Min After Caucus

Waterbury State Complex

Presentation on flood hazard maps/design

  • Rob Evans, River Corridor and Flood Plain Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Michael Stevens, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
4:00 PM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Proposed amendments

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-106
Meeting Record
8:20 AM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Proposed amendments

  • Rep. Bob Helm, Fair Haven
  • Rep. William F. Johnson, Canaan
  • Trey Martin, Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
9:00 AM

Joint Assembly - Retention of Judges

After Joint Assembly

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, March 28, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-107
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Committee Discussion

Discussion of proposed amendment to H.526

9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA


Friday, March 29, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA


Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-108
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.146 - An act relating to the creation of an official sign for posting land to prohibit the taking of game, wild animals, and fish

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Clint Gray, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Sherb Lang, Hunters, Anglers, and Trappers
  • Rep. Linda J. Martin, Wolcott
3:00 PM

H.365 - An act relating to Act 250 jurisdiction in flood hazard areas and river corridors

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Margaret Cheney, Norwich
3:15 PM

H.442 - An act relating to the development of microhydroelectric projects in Vermont

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Margaret Cheney, Norwich
3:30 PM

Highway Littering

An overview of the enforcement program of highway littering

  • Jake Elovirta, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-109, 110, 111
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.134 - An act relating to stormwater permits for telecommunications facilities

Testimony by Mr. Porter was by telephone

  • Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon Wireless
  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Department of Public Service
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
10:00 AM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Maida Townsend, Representative, South Burlington
10:15 AM

H.424 - An act relating to consecutive public water systems

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Bill Botzow, Pownal
10:30 AM

H.292 - An act relating to moose permits for veterans

  • Rep. Bill Canfield, Fair Haven
11:00 AM

H.218 - An act relating to the application of the public trust doctrine to rivers and streams

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Windham
11:10 AM

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Proposed amendment

  • Rep. William F. Johnson, Canaan
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

H.134 - An act relating to stormwater permits for telecommunications facilities

Committee Discussion

2:15 PM

H.326 - An act relating to the impacts of wind energy generation facilities on migratory birds

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Brian Campion, Bennington
2:30 PM

H.372 - An act relating to a media campaign regarding the impact of feral and free-ranging cats on populations of migratory birds and other vulnerable species in Vermont

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Brian Campion, Bennington
2:45 PM

H.189 - An act relating to designation of a state fly-fishing fly

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster
3:00 PM

H.210 - An act relating to requiring a permit for the incidental taking of an endangered or threatened species

  • Rep. Bob Krebs, South Hero
3:15 PM

H.317 - An act relating to the prohibition of pesticide application under right-of-way permits in proximity to surface waters, culverts, signage, and ditches

  • Jim Leland, Director of Resource Management Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Rep. Jim McCullough, Town of Williston
3:30 PM

H.210 - An act relating to requiring a permit for the incidental taking of an endangered or threatened species

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
2013-112, 113, 114
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Basin Planning Presentation

  • Neil Kamman, Monitoring, Assessment & Planning Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ethan Swift, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:00 AM

New York manure spreading policies

  • Bill Howland, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program
11:00 AM

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

  • Mary Borg, Deputy Director of Water Quality Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Leslie Welts, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:30 PM

H.479 - An act relating to the design and operation of composting toilets

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Teo Zagar, Barnard
3:50 PM

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Committee discussion on proposed amendments

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfield
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:15 AM

H.321 - An act relating to use of all-terrain vehicles on state lands for purposes of hunting by persons 65 years of age or older

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Bob Helm, Fair Haven

Friday, April 5, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Field Trip

IBM Stormwater program


Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-115
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Decorum Session

A session to be held for all Representatives on the House Floor by Bill McGill

3:45 PM

H.365 - An act relating to Act 250 jurisdiction in flood hazard areas and river corridors

Walk through by Legislative Council

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sarah McKearnan, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ronald Shems, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-116, 117, 118
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.365 - An act relating to Act 250 jurisdiction in flood hazard areas and river corridors

Also represents views of Vermont Realtors Association

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Jennifer Hollar, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Home Builders
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

H.365 - An act relating to Act 250 jurisdiction in flood hazard areas and river corridors

  • Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
3:00 PM

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

There will be a mark up of bill by Legislative Council

  • Mary Borg, Deputy Director of Water Quality Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Melanie Kehne, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Leslie Welts, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-119, 120, 121
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Alan Quackenbush, Manager, Wetlands Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Mike Winslow, Staff Scientist, Lake Champlain Committee
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

  • Dan Homeier, Legislative Intern, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Ed Larson, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Friday, April 12, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-122
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

H.3 - An act relating to notice requirements for potable water supply and wastewater system permits

  • Ernest Christianson, Regional Office Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Christine Thompson, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Anne Whiteley, Legal Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
--

H.479 - An act relating to the design and operation of composting toilets

  • Ernest Christianson, Regional Office Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Christine Thompson, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Anne Whiteley, Legal Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-123
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

FLOOR

4:30 PM

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

  • Bill Bartlett, Citizen
  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-124, 125
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Act 250

Jurisdictional opinion on Act 250 oversight of pipelines

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Gill, Associate General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
10:00 AM

Follow Up on ACT 138 Report

2012 Act 138 Report

  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Richard Tetreault, Division Director, Agency of Transportation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

H.226 - An act relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks

  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Rep. Jim Masland, House Committee on Ways and Means

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-126, 127, 128
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.152 - An act relating to the Route 102 resurfacing project

Committee Discussion

--

S.58 - An act relating to Act 250 and oil pipelines

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

H.365 - An act relating to Act 250 jurisdiction in flood hazard areas and river corridors

  • Ben Rose, Recovery & Mitigation Section Chief, Department of Public Safety
10:30 AM

ACT 138 - Possible Committee Bill

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

Follow Up on ACT 138 Report

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, April 19, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-129, 130
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

Follow Up on ACT 138 Report

  • Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
11:50 AM

H.226 - An act relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks

Fiscal note

  • Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-131
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

ACT 138 Report - Possible Committee Bill

  • Jane Clifford, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers Cooperative Federation, Inc.
  • Mike Winslow, Staff Scientist, Lake Champlain Committee
5:00 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-132, 133
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

FLOOR

9:30 AM

ACT 138 Report - Possible Committee Bill

  • Kari Dolan, Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Alec Portalupi, Maintenance Programs Engineer, Agency of Transportation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, April 25, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-134, 135
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.401 - An act relating to municipal and regional planning and flood resilience

Amendment proposed by Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

ACT 138 Report - Possible Committee Bill

  • Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
  • Tim Buskey, Administrator, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Kerry O'Brien, District Manager, Caledonia County Conservation District
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, April 26, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

15 Min After Caucus

FLOOR


Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-136
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Senate proposals of amendment. Testimony by Commissioner Berry and Col. LeCours was by telephone.

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • David LeCours, Law Enforcement Division, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

Walk through of Draft 1.2 and Committee Discussion

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, May 2, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, May 3, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch


Monday, May 6, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Floor Convenes

3:40 PM

H.101 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Language for further proposal of amendment from the HOUSE. Committee Discussion


Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-138
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.226 - An act relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks

Committee discussion of proposal to add "brownfields" to H.226

  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Margaret Cheney, Norwich
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Rep. Jim Masland, Thetford
11:45 AM

H.226 - An act relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks

Continued Committee discussion on Brownfields inclusion

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

15 Min after Caucus

Floor Convenes


Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-139
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.226 - An act relating to the regulation of underground storage tanks

Continued Committee Discussion on Brownfields inclusion

  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jordan Gonda, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, MacLean, Meehan and Rice
9:30 AM

Floor Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA


Thursday, May 9, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Floor Convenes

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA


Friday, May 10, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Floor Convenes


Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
13-140, 41, 42
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Stream Alteration Law

  • Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:00 AM

Shorelands Commission Review

Committee discussion of report content, feedback from members

12:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Commission Discussion

ACT 138 Draft bill - walk through by Legislative Counsel. Also discussion of upcoming issues for coming year by Committee

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

Payroll System Tutorial

  • Janet Miller, Deputy Director of Operations, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-1, 2
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Overview of draft 1.5 of ACT 138 Committee bill, which then became H.586

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

Overview and Discussion

Draft 1.5 of Dams safety and inspection bill, Rep. David Deen sponsor

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Draft 1.3 of Administration Fish & Wildlife bill, which then became H.589, Rep. David Deen sponsor

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

  • Gary Kessler, Compliance & Enforcement Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Maida Townsend, Representative, South Burlington
  • Trevor Whipple, Chief of Police, South Burlington Police Department

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-3,4
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Payroll System

Lee Stone, Legislative Council, will assist in the training

  • Janet Miller, Deputy Director of Operations, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

  • Melinda Vieux, President, GreenUp Vermont
10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Discussion of the three draft bills presented on Jan. 7, 2014 by Legislative Council as well as H. 356

12:00 PM

FLOOR

2:00 PM

State of the State Address

6:00 PM

Lake Shoreland Protection

Public Hearing will be held in Room 11 from 6:00 - 8:00.


Thursday, January 9, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-5, 6
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

  • Ed Larson, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Leslie Welts, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:30 AM

Dams bill draft

  • Stephen Bushman, Dam Safety Section Chief, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:00 AM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

  • Liz Dohrman, Volunteerism Specialist, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:00 PM

Training

Training session on Committee Information Page

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 10, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-7, 8, 9
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:15 AM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

Update

Update on Ecosystem Restoration Program; Well & Septic distances; High Elevation Stormwater

  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:30 PM

Shooting from Highway Working Group

Update

  • Evan Hughes, Vice President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • John Liccardi, Chair
  • Kim Royer, Special Project Manager, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-10, 11
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

Mark-up

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Update on Ecosystem Restoration Program and Agricultural Working Group

  • Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
12:00 PM

FLOOR

2:00 PM

Budget Address

Joint Assembly for Governor's Budget Address

3:30 PM

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

  • Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Neil Kamman, Manager, Monitoring, Assessment & Planning, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Leslie Welts, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
4:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-12,13,14,15
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
  • Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Sue Greenall, Horse farm owner
  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Craig Dusablon, Vegetation Management Expert, Agency of Transportation
  • Cary Giguere, Pesticide Program Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Sylvia Knight, Earth Community Advocate & Researcher
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Friday, January 17, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-16,17
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:20 AM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Discussion on definition of small farms

  • Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Lin Neifert, Cartographer, USGS
1:30 PM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

Mark up

  • Zach Mauldin, Legislative Council
  • Dennis Reinhardt, Major, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-18,19
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:15 AM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

Final Mark-up

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
12:00 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Discussion regarding the MOU between DEC and Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Anthony Iarrapino, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation
4:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Discussion will be about Town Highway portion of the bill

  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Alec Portalupi, Maintenance Programs Engineer, Agency of Transportation

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-20,21,22,23
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Discussion of seasonal spreading of manure

  • Ransom Conant, Farmer, Richmond
  • Shawn Gingue, Dairy farmer, Fairfax
  • Roger Rainville, Farmer, Watershed Alliance
  • Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont
  • Philip Wagner, Owner, Wagner Ranch, Bridport
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mr. Maroney will provide a power point presentation as part of his testimony

  • Jane Clifford, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers Cooperative Federation, Inc.
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Steve Houghton, Farmer
  • James Maroney, Organic Farmer
  • Philip Taylor, Farmer

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-24,25,26,27
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • James Ehlers, Executive Director, Lake Champlain International
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Anthony Iarrapino, Senior Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Mike Winslow, Staff Scientist, Lake Champlain Committee
11:30 AM

H.601 - An act relating to assistance from the petroleum cleanup fund for aboveground storage tanks

  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor, Town of Newport
  • Chuck Schwer, Petroleum Cleanup Fund Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:45 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Denise Smith, Executive Director, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

Budget Adjustment Act

2:15 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark-up of bill

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 24, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-28,29
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

Budget Adjustment Act

11:30 AM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

  • Roger Blake, Citizen
  • JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US
  • Brenna Galdenzi, Intern Coordinator, Green Mountain Animal Defenders
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

  • Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition
  • Bill Pickens, President, Vermont Trappers Association
  • Frank Stanley, Government Affairs Consultant, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-30, 31
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

10 Min after Floor

H.394 - An act relating to authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources to make site-specific resource determinations

  • Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:30 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Julie Moore, Citizen
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:20 PM

ACT 165 Report

  • Clark Amadon, Chair of State Council, Trout Unlimited
  • Jeff Crocker, River Ecologist, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Anne Margolis, Manager, Public Service Department
  • William Scully, Owner, Carbon Zero and Hoosic River Hydro
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H.590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

  • Clark Amadon, Chair of State Council, Trout Unlimited
  • Clark Amadon, Chair of State Council, Trout Unlimited
  • Jeff Crocker, River Ecologist, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jeff Crocker, River Ecologist, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Anne Margolis, Manager, Public Service Department
  • Anne Margolis, Manager, Public Service Department
  • William Scully, Owner, Carbon Zero and Hoosic River Hydro
  • William Scully, Owner, Carbon Zero and Hoosic River Hydro

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-32, 33, 34
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

The day will include testimony on ACT 165 Report, H. 590 and H.442

  • Stephen Bushman, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jeff Crocker, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Judith Ehrlich, Director of Operations, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
  • Brian Fitzgerald, River Ecologist
  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Anne Margolis, Manager, Public Service Department
  • Bob Nasdor, Northeast Stewardship Director, American Whitewater
  • Debra Sachs, President and CEO, EcoStrategies, LLC
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:30 PM

H.590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

  • Amy Singlar, American rivers and The Nature Conservancy Connecticut Rivers Program
3:45 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Follow up discussion and next draft

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-35,36
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Testimony will focus on the tax and money issues related to the bill.

  • Cathy Davis, Director of Government & Media Relations, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Karen Richards, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks' & Treasurers' Association
  • Tim Smith, Executive Director, Franklin County Industrial Development
  • Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Vermont Retail Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association
  • Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist
  • Maribeth Spellman, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes

Friday, January 31, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-38,39
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:45 AM

H.621 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of a gun silencer while hunting

Introduction of bill

  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, Sponsor, House Committee on Transportation
11:15 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark-up of bill

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-40, 41
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.733 - An act relating to the use of migratory bird feathers for cultural or ceremonial purposes

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Rep. Kate Webb, Bill Sponsor
11:45 AM

H.766 - An act relating to harassment of a fish and wildlife warden

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

H.685 - An act relating to identification and registration of moorings

  • Kevin Burke, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Bob Krebs, Bill Sponsor, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Robbi Stuart, Citizen, Milton
  • Susan Warren, Section Chief of Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:00 PM

Vt. Citizens Advisory Committee Report

2014 Lake Champlain Action Plan presentation

  • James Ehlers, Executive Director, Lake Champlain International
  • Lori Fisher, Member, The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain’s Future

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-42, 43, 44, 45
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

  • Peggy Larson, veterinarian
9:15 AM

H.766 - An act relating to harassment of a fish and wildlife warden

  • Jason Batchelder, Northeast District Chief Game Warden, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Ingrid Jonas, Director of Internal Affairs, Department of Public Safety
9:30 AM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Mark-up and Vote

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

H.621 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of a gun silencer while hunting

  • Todd Rathner, Legislative Liaison, American Silencer Association
  • Knox Williams, President, American Silencer Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.650 - An act relating to establishing the Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Special Fund

Legislative Council will provide a walk-through of bill

  • Tom Dipietro, Storm water Superintendent, City of South Burlington
  • Jim Jutras, Water Quality Superintendent, Essex Junction
  • Dennis Lutz, Town Engineer, Town of Essex
  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-46, 47, 48
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.676 - An act relating to regulation of land uses within flood hazard areas

Legislative Council will do a walk through of the bill

  • Rob Evans, River Corridor and Flood Plain Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Sharon Murray, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
  • Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

Conservation Laboratory Feasibility Study

  • Justin Johnson, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Rep. Linda K. Myers, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections
11:30 AM

H.650 - An act relating to establishing the Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Special Fund

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Chris Louras, Mayor, City of Rutland
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:45 PM

H.676 - An act relating to regulation of land uses within flood hazard areas

  • Emily Kisicki, Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Noelle McKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development
3:00 PM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Draft 1.1 presented by Legislative Council

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 7, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-49,50
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.676 - An act relating to regulation of land uses within flood hazard areas

  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:30 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

New draft

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-51
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

I-pad Training

Al Coccagna will provide an hour of training

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

3:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-52,14-53,14-54,14-55
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Lake Champlain TMDL Plan Legislative Briefing

This will be held in Room 11 with representatives from seven other House Committees, including Appropriations, Agriculture, Commerce & Economic Development, Corrections and Institutions, Natural Resources & Energy and Transportation and Ways & Means

  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Stephen Perkins, Director Ecosystem Protection, EPA
  • Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up by Legislative Council

  • Heather Darby, Alburg Farmer, UVM Extension
  • Catherine Davis, Vice President for Strategy and Public Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
  • Michel Messier, Citizen
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-56,57,58
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Mark up

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:45 AM

H.590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

Mark-up

  • Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
  • Stephen Bushman, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Brian Fitzgerald, Citizen
  • Steven Hanna, Environmental Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.676 - An act relating to regulation of land uses within flood hazard areas

Mark up and vote

  • Rob Evans, River Corridor and Flood Plain Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 14, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-59,60
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.676 - An act relating to regulation of land uses within flood hazard areas

  • Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

S.215 - An act relating to administering, implementing, and financing water quality improvement in Vermont

Introduction by Bill Sponsor

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

Draft 1.1

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
1:30 PM

H.685 - An act relating to identification and registration of moorings

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-61,62
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

iPad Training

  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

H.650 - An act relating to establishing the Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Special Fund

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-63,64,65,66
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

  • Sen. Robert M. Hartwell, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Sen. Diane Snelling, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:45 AM

H.744 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Introduction by bill sponsors

  • Rep. Kate Webb
10:15 AM

H.814 - An act relating to water quality of Lake Champlain

Introduction by Bill sponsor

  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor, Arlington
10:30 AM

H.857 - An act relating to the permitting of a potable water supply or wastewater system change of use

Introduction by Bill sponsor

  • Rep. Curt McCormack, Representative
10:45 AM

H.800 - An act relating to the regulation of groundwater withdrawal

Introduction by Bill sponsor

  • Rep. Dave Sharpe, Sponsor
11:00 AM

H.745 - An act relating to free day use admission to State parks and State forests for Vermont residents

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Linda J. Martin, Wolcott
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
11:30 AM

H.590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

  • Stephen Bushman, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.778 - An act relating to the use of fishing access areas

Introduction by bill sponsor

  • Rep. Michele Ferland Kupersmith, Representative, South Burlington
1:45 PM

H.685 - An act relating to identification and registration of moorings

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
3:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-67,68,69
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.766 - An act relating to harassment of a fish and wildlife warden

  • Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:15 AM

H.685 - An act relating to identification and registration of moorings

Draft 1.3

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly - Election of Vermont State Colleges Trustees

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

Budget Presentation

  • Tracy LaFrance, Financial Administrator, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Joanna Pallito, Business Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:45 PM

Budget Presentation

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Steve Gomez, Business Manager, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Kim Royar, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Friday, February 21, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-70,71
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

H.479 - An act relating to the design and operation of composting toilets

  • Christine Thompson, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Anne Whiteley, Legal Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
11:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Gina Campoli, Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Kari Dolan, Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Alec Portalupi, Maintenance Programs Engineer, Agency of Transportation

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-72,73,74
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marli Rupe, Agriculture Water Quality Specialist, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-75,76,77,78
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Amendments being discussed

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfeild
  • Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Rep. William F. Johnson, Canaan
  • Rep. Teo Zagar, House Committee on Agriculture
9:30 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Housing & Conservation Coalition presentation

  • Steve Libby, Executive Director, Vermont Rivers Conservancy
  • Gil Livingston, President, Vermont Land Trust
  • Marcia Steckler, Friends of West River
  • Liz Thompson, Jericho Land Trust
11:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Kari Dolan, Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-79,80,81,82
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion

  • Alec Portalupi, Maintenance Programs Engineer, Agency of Transportation
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

FLOOR

3:30 PM

Morrisville FERC Hydro Plant Relicensing

  • Jeff Crocker, River Ecologist
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Craig Myotte, General Manager, Morrisville Water and Light

Friday, February 28, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-83
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-85
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

H.766 - An act relating to harassment of a fish and wildlife warden

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-86,87
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee Discussion

  • Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
  • Susan Warren, Section Chief of Lakes & Ponds Management, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

5 Min after Floor

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
30 Min after Floor

Public Trust Doctrine

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min After Floor

TBA


Friday, March 14, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

International Free Trade Agreements

Room 11

  • Sharon Treat, Representative, USTR
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA


Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-88,89
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load)

A report on a meeting with EPA Region 1

  • Tom Berry, Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Sen. Patrick Leahy
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:00 PM

H.590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:30 PM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Committee of Conference in Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee Room 8


Thursday, March 20, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, March 21, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

iPad Project

10-15 minutes to complete paperwork

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:15 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Committee of Conference held in Room 8, Senate Natural Resource & Energy Committee


Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses


Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-90,91
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Committee of Conference, Senate Natural Resources & Energy, Room 8

9:30 AM

Lake Champlain Basin Program

  • Robert Fischer, President, Green Mountain Water Environmental Association
  • Bill Howland, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • John Roberts, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
11:00 AM

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

  • Ernest Christianson, Regional Office Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
  • Christine Thompson, Director of Wastewater Management Division, Agency of Natural Resources
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, March 27, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-92
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

Amendment

  • Stephen Bushman, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Mark Higley, Lowell
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, March 28, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-93,14-94
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Committee of Conference, Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee, Room 8

10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:30 AM

Stormwater Rules

Update on Stormwater Management Rules

  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

  • Sen. John Rodgers, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
3:00 PM

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Anne Whiteley, Legal Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
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H.857 - An act relating to the permitting of a potable water supply or wastewater system change of use

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Anne Whiteley, Legal Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
3:30 PM

H.857 - An act relating to the permitting of a potable water supply or wastewater system change of use

  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Town of Newport

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-95,96,97
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

West Mountain Wildlife Management Area

  • John Austin, Lands & Habitat Program Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Doug Morin, Wildlife Biologist, Department of Fish & Wildlife
10:00 AM

Training for In-Water Operators

  • Tom Anderson, Operations District 6, Agency of Transportation
  • Ralf Bullock, Operations District 6, Agency of Transportation
  • Shayne Jaquith, River Geomorphologist, Department of Environmental Conservation
11:00 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Walk through of bill, as passed by Senate

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

H.676 - An act relating to regulation of land uses within flood hazard areas

Senate proposal of amendment

  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

Federal Funding

Discussion of the prioritization of funds to projects in the Lake Champlain Basin and an estimate of funds available each year to address the needs of the TMDL.

  • Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
  • Vicky Drew, State Conservationist, USDA NRCS

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14--98,99,100
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Lauren Hierl, Political Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
  • Thom Jagielski, STG Product Stewardship, Construction & Planning Manager, International Business Machines
  • Ruma Kohli, Product Stewardship Program Manager, International Business Machines
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Senate Health and Welfare
  • Sarah Vose, State Toxicologist, Department of Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, April 4, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

2:00 PM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Martin Wolf, Director, Product Sustainability & Authenticity, Seventh Generation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-102,103,104
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Committee of Conference, Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee, Room 8

1:00 PM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Marc Boolish, Director of Technology, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  • Matt Bruhns, Product Compliance Manager, Burton Snowboards
  • Greg Costa, Director, State Affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Asso.
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Andy Hackman, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association
  • Jaime Heins, General Counsel, Burton Snowboards
  • Justin Johnson, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Marilyn Miller, Executive Director, Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association
  • Thomas Osimitz, Toxicologist, American Chemistry Council
  • Michael Rainville, Owner, Maple Landmark Woodcraft
  • Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Vermont Retailers Association

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-106,107,108
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Dan Barlow, Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Owen Caine, Manager, State Government Affairs, Consumer Specialty Products Association
  • Nick Carter, VT Public Affairs Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
  • Mark Corey, Beverage R&D Group Leader, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist
  • Tom Tremble, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Advanced Medical Technology Association
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of UVM Trustee

11:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Windham
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

Draft 1.4

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Jacob Smith, Senator Bernie Sanders

Friday, April 11, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-109,110
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Committee of Conference, Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee, Room 8

9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

Committee Discussion of Draft 1.4

  • Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
  • Anne Whiteley, Legal Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

Committee Discussion

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-111,112,113
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Committee of Conference, Senate Natural Resources Committee, Room8

10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

H.586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Proposed amendment

  • Rep. Bob Helm, Fair Haven
11:15 AM

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

Next draft and possible vote

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Walk through of new draft

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

An update on the Federal TSCA program

  • Jonathan Black, Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-114,115
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

H.589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Proposed amendment: Committee discussion

  • Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, April 17, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-116,117,118,119
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

Draft 1.6, Committee Discussion, vote

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
  • Anne Whiteley, Legal Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
9:30 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Nick Carter, VT Public Affairs Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
  • Janet Doyle, Manager, Site Operations & Government Programs, International Business Machines
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Andy Hackman, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association
  • Lauren Hierl, Political Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
11:15 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Draft 1.2

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Next Draft

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 18, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-120,121,122
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:45 AM

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

Next draft, 1.7. Committee discussion and vote

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Andy Hackman, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association
  • Nicholas Sherman, Lobbyist, Toy Industry Association
11:30 PM

Lunch

12:40 PM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Next Draft, 1.3, and vote

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Lauren Hierl, Environmental Health Advocate, Vermont Conservation Voters
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-123
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

H.356 - An act relating to prohibiting littering in or on the waters of the State

As passed by the Senate

  • Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. John Rodgers
  • Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-124
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

BioFinder Presentation

Room 10, 9:00-10:30

  • John Austin, Director, Lands and Habitat Program, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Erik Sorenson, Community Ecologist, Natural Heritage Inventory, Department of Fish & Wildlife
11:15 AM

H.650 - An act relating to establishing the Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Improvement Special Fund

As passed by the Senate

  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Sen. Diane Snelling
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-125
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

JRH23 - Joint resolution relating to the cleanup of Lake Champlain

Committee discussion

  • Rep. Will Stevens, House Committee on Agriculture
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 Min after Floor

TBA


Friday, April 25, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

H.526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

Committee of Conference, Senate Natural Resources and Energy, Room 8


Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-126
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Proposed amendments

  • Rep. Patti Komline
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Reynolds Tobacco Products
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

15 Min after Caucus

FLOOR


Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-127
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Discussion of Amendments offered by Rep. Deen, Rep. Komline, Rep. Marcotte and William Driscoll

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, Westminster
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Rep. Patti Komline
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Reynolds Tobacco Products
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor, Town of Newport
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, May 1, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, May 2, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Monday, May 5, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

FLOOR


Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-128,129
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Trey Martin, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Agency of Natural Resources
9:15 AM

H.612 - An act relating to Gas Pipeline Safety Program penalties

Possible amendment

  • Kevin Burke, Administrator, Lake Encroachment Program
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:40 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

FLOOR

Resolutions will be read on the Floor starting at 9:30

12:30 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

3:30 PM

FLOOR

5:30 PM

Dinner Break

6:30 PM

FLOOR

Additional Floor Time if needed - 6:30-8:00


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
14-130,131
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

  • Janet Doyle, Manager, Site Operations & Government Programs, International Business Machines
  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Andy Hackman, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:30 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

S.239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Draft 1.3b

  • William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

FLOOR

5:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 8, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:00 PM

Adjourn

7:00 PM

FLOOR

Additional Floor Time if needed


Friday, May 9, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:30 PM

Lunch

3:30 PM

FLOOR

5:30 PM

Dinner Break

6:30 PM

FLOOR

Additional Floor Time if needed - 6:30-8:00


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:30 PM

Lunch

3:30 PM

FLOOR