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House Committee on Human Services (Room 46)

The House Committee on Human Services considers matters relating to human services, public health, and social and economic security.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

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

1:30 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after Floor adjourns

Committee Organization

If Committee assignments are made by end of Floor business, then Committee will meet for welcome and organization in Rm. 46


Thursday, January 8, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-1
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Receive Report of the Canvassing Committee-Governor's Election

15 min. after Floor adjourns

Department of Mental Health

Overview

  • Jay Batra, MD, Medical Director
  • Paul Dupre, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Susan Onderwyzer, Program Services Executive, Department of Mental Health
  • Frank Reed, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Administering Oaths and Governor's Inaugural Address


Friday, January 9, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-2, 3
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after Floor adjourns

Department of Health

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (ADAP)

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Department for Children and Families

Overview

  • Dawn O'Toole, Director of Operations, Department for Children and Families
2:30 PM

Education Reform Efforts

House Chamber

  • Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-4, 5, 6
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Agency of Human Services

Overview

  • Hal Cohen, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Vermont Department of Health

Overview

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
3:30 PM

Children's Savings Accounts

  • William Elliott III, Associate Professor, University of Kansas' School of Social Work, Founder & Director, KU's Assets & Education Institute
  • Anthony Poore, Deputy Director, Regional & Community Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-7, 8
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Department for Children and Families

Economic Services Division Overview

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Department for Children and Families

Office of Economic Opportunity Overview

  • Paul Dragon, Chief Administrator, Vermont State Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Geoff Wilcox, Weatherization Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity, Weatherization Program
4:00 PM

IT Training

  • Michael Berry, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 15, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-9, 10, 11
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Overview

  • Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Department of Vermont Health Access

Overview

  • Mark Larson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
11:00 AM

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

Review and Updates

  • Peter Bartlett, Psychiatric Technician, VPCH
  • Isabelle Desjardins, Executive Medical Director, Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital
  • Jeff Rothenberg, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:00 PM

Governor's Budget Address

House Chamber

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 16, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-12, 13, 14
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min.after floor adjourns

Department of Mental Health

Section B.314
Joint Meeting with House General-Ethan Allen Room

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Paul Dupre, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Christie Everett, Director, Access and Acute Care Services & Safe Haven, Clara Martin Center
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Hilary Melton, Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Frank Reed, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Shannon Thompson, Interim Financial Services Director, Department of Mental Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Department of Mental Health-Section B.314

2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-15
Meeting Record
10 min. after floor adjourns

Results Based Accountability

Room 10-Joint Meeting with Senate Health & Welfare
Agency of Human Services Scorecard Presentation

  • Heidi Gortakowski, Performance Improvement Manager, Department of Health
  • Emma Harrigan, Quality Management Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Monica Hutt, Director of Operations, Agency of Human Services
  • Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Manager, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

Visit

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-16, 17, 18
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Meeting in Room 11

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Department for Children and Families

  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board Report

  • Sally Borden, Co-Chair, Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board
10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Attorney General's Office

  • William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Chief Superior Judge

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Comments from the Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds

  • Patrick Dowd, Director, Washington State Office of the Family and Children Ombuds
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.11 - An act relating to the membership of the Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

  • Molly Dugan, Director, Support & Services at Home (SASH)
  • Rep. Patsy French, Sponsor
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Janet Nunziata, Associate Director, UVM Center on Aging
  • Martha Richardson, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter
3:00 PM

Agency of Human Services Budget Adjustment

  • Hal Cohen, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Richard Donahey, Financial Services Director III, Agency of Human Services
  • Dixie Henry, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Human Services
4:00 PM

Budget Adjustment Act

Housing Issues -Committee Discussion

  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 22, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-19, 20, 21, 22
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Department for Children and Families

Child Protection Services Overview

  • Barbara Joyal, Family Services System of Care Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Department for Children and Families

Child Protection Services Overview-continued

  • Barbara Joyal, Family Services System of Care Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.11 - An act relating to the membership of the Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Mark Up & Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

The Effectiveness of Vermont’s System of Opioid Addiction Treatment Report

Review

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Anne VanDonsel, ADAP Quality Improvement Manager, Dept. of Health
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 23, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-23, 24, 25, 26
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Agency of Human Services

Integrated Family Services Overview

  • Susan Bartlett, Special Projects Coordinator, Agency of Human Services
  • Cheryle Bilodeau, Integrated Family Services Director, Agency of Human Services
  • Carol Maloney, Director, Systems Integration, Agency of Human Services
11:00 AM

The Rights of Children of Arrested and Incarcerated Parents Report-Act 168

Review

  • Susan Bartlett, Special Projects Coordinator, Agency of Human Services
  • Jill Evans, Director, Women and Family Services, Department of Corrections
  • Barbara Joyal, Family Services System of Care Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-27, 28, 29
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Department for Children and Families

Child Development Division Overview

  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.18 - An act relating to Public Records Act exemptions

Sections 9, 11, 12

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

Building Bright Futures Report

Overview

  • Julie Coffey, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-30
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

Civil Discourse for Legislators

Capitol Plaza

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Prevention Works! VT

Overview

  • Lori Augustyniak, Coordinator, Prevention Works! VT
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Mental Health Oversight Committee Report

Overview

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

IT Training

  • Michael Berry, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
  • Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 29, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-31, 32, 33, 34, 35
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Pathways to Housing

Overview

  • Lindsay Casale, First Program Manager, Pathways Vermont
  • Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez, Assistant Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Hilary Melton, Director, Pathways Vermont
9:00 AM

Agency of Human Services

FY 16 Budgets

  • Hal Cohen, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Richard Donahey, Financial Services Director III, Agency of Human Services
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-

Department for Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Paul Dupre, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Shannon Thompson, Financial Services Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Agency of Human Services

FY 16 Budgets

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

Review

DVHA Performance Improvement Project

  • Tom Simpatico, Medical Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
3:30 PM

H.20 - An act relating to licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors as participating providers in Medicaid

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tom Simpatico, Medical Director, Department of Vermont Health Access
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 30, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-36
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Health Care Oversight Committee Report

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Jill Krowinski
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-37, 38, 39
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

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Bill Introductions

5 minutes

  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
15 min. after floor adjourns

H.75 - An act relating to the Office of the Child Advocate

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
11:00 AM

H.41 - An act relating to requiring that mandated reporters report all allegations of child sexual abuse to the Department for Children and Families

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Sponsor
11:05 AM

H.46 - An act relating to the creation of a Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Team

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Sandy Haas, Sponsor
11:30 AM

H.72 - An act relating to the Office of the Mental Health Care Ombudsman

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
11:40 AM

H.89 - An act relating to health and safety warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor
11:50 AM

H.57 - An act relating to presumed consent for organ donation

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:25 PM

H.59 - An act relating to banning the sale of flavored liquid nicotine

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Patricia Komline, Sponsor
2:40 PM

H.184 - An act relating to Executive Branch fees

Sections 9 &10

  • Catherine Z. Davis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association
  • Liz Wirsing, Food & Lodging Program Chief, Department of Health
4:00 PM

H.20 - An act relating to licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors as participating providers in Medicaid

  • Susan Hall, Legislative Chair, Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Board
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-40, 41, 42, 43, 44
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Developmental Disabilities Awareness

  • Max Barrows, Outreach Coordinator, Green Mountain Self Advocates
  • Rachel MacMartin, Self-Advocate, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
9:15 AM

FY16 Budget

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

  • Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Reach Up-Moving Families Out of Poverty

Reports

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Heidi Moreau, Policy Analyst, Department for Children and Families
  • Tricia Tyo, Reach-Up Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Karolyn White, ESD Planning, Policy and Regulation, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

  • Jay Batra, MD, Medical Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 5, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-45, 46, 47, 48
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Act 195

Review and implementation

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Margaret Joyal, Director of Psychological Services, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Director, Pre-Trial Services, Department of Corrections
  • Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

H.20 - An act relating to licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors as participating providers in Medicaid

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Margaret Joyal, Director of Psychological Services, Washington County Mental Health Services
11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Governor's Council on Poverty Report

  • Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Low-Income Advocacy Council
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Child Poverty Council Report

  • Jenny Prosser, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

H.20 - An act relating to licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors as participating providers in Medicaid

Mark Up & Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 6, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
CD#15-59 GHMA; PM
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Emergency Housing

Room 10-Joint Hearing with House General, Housing & Military Affairs on the Vermont Department for Children and Families-General Assistance: Emergency Housing Report

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Chris Dalley, General Assistance Housing Director, Department for Children and Families
10:30 AM

Child Development Initiatives

Joint Meeting in Room 11 with Senate Health and Welfare
Brain Science of Children

  • Lynette Fraga, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of America
  • Robyn Freedner-Maguire, Campaign Director, Let's Grow Kids
  • Rob Grunewald, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Matthew Melmad, Executive Director, ZERO TO THREE
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Adverse Childhood Experiences--ACE

Joint Meeting with House Health Care Committee-Room 11

  • James Hudziak MD, Director, Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families, University of Vermont College of Medicine
2:30 PM

Vermont Caucus Presentation

Health Care


Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-49, 50, 51
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor

H.94 - An act relating to notification of individuals placed in hospital observation status

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Anne Theresa O'Brien, Sponsor
11:00 AM

H.93 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
-

H.45 - An act relating to Vermont Prescription Monitoring System reporting

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. James Masland, Sponsor
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
11:10 AM

H.140 - An act relating to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. James Masland, Sponsor
11:20 AM

H.131 - An act relating to improving safeguards for adult protective services investigations

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor
11:25 AM

H.114 - An act relating to the standard for substantiation of child abuse or neglect

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Linda J. Martin, Sponsor
11:30 AM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

Bill Introduction

  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
11:35 AM

Committee Discussion

11:45 AM

Bi-State Primary Care Association

Overview

  • Ted Mable, Executive Director, Northwest Counseling and Support Services
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Auditor's Office

Review of Audit of Designated Agencies

  • Heidi Hall, Chief Financial Officer, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Linda Lambert, Director, Information Technology & Performance Audits, State Auditor's Office
4:00 PM

Committee Discussion

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Mental Health Advocacy Day

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill- Vermont (NAMI-VT)

  • Laurie Emerson, Acting Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont
9:15 AM

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Overview of Designated Agencies

  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
9:30 AM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

  • Dr. W. Gordon Frankle, Chief of Psychiatry, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Jessica Lindert, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Connie Stabler, Family member of a consumer, NAMI-VT
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Department of Health

Organ and Tissue Donation Group Final Report

  • Dawn Philbert, Director of Public Health Policy, Department of Health
11:00 AM

H.141 - An act relating to the Organ and Tissue Donation Working Group

  • Matt Boger, Donor Registry Coordinator, New England Organ Bank
  • Rep. Patsy French, Sponsor
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dawn Philbert, Director of Public Health Policy, Department of Health
  • Dr. Michael Scollins, Organ and Tissue Donation Advisory Council
11:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Aging 101

  • Tracy Dolan, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Toby Young, Governor's Commission on Successful Aging
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 12, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-58, 59, 60, 61
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition

  • Katelyn Hanson, Homeless Healthcare Program Outreach/Case Worker, Safe Harbor Health Center
  • Michael Monte, Chief Operations & Financial Officer, Champlain Housing Trust
9:15 AM

Area Agencies on Aging

Aging 101

  • Beth Stern, Executive Director, Central Vermont Council on Aging
9:45 AM

Alzheimer's Awareness

DAIL

  • Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Alzheimer's Awareness

Dementia 101

  • Tara Graham, Executive Director, The Arbors
  • Dr. Karen Hein
  • Martha Richardson, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.141 - An act relating to the Organ and Tissue Donation Working Group

Mark Up & Vote

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-62
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Vermont Prescription Monitoring System

Overview and Reports

  • Meika DiPietro, Program Manager, Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, Department of Health
  • Heidi Tringe, Maclean, Meehan & Rice, Inc.
2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-63
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Committee Discussion

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-64, 65, 66
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Caucus of The Whole

Clean Water for the State of Vermont

11:00 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition
  • Jennifer Stella, Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice
  • Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Government Relations Director VT, American Cancer Society
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Committee Discussion

  • Jay Batra, MD, Medical Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 19, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-67, 68
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Vermont Afterschool & Summer Learning Day

  • Shawn Baker, Grade 7, Essex Middle School
  • Katelyn Brown, Grade 5, Caledonia Central Extended Learning Opportunities
  • Janizer Diaz-Cartagena, Grade 8, Burlington Afterschool
  • Diane Janukajtis, Director, Kingdom Kids
  • Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool
  • Kamryn Trepanier, Grade 7, Kingdom Kids
9:20 AM

Committee Discussion

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.255 - An act relating to increasing hospice enrollment and length of care

Walk Through

  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Cobb, Director, VNAs of Vermont
  • Dawn Philbert, Director of Public Health Policy, Department of Health
  • Brenda Smith, Clinical Services Director, Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 20, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-69
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Committee Discussion

  • Amy Schullenberger, Lobbyist, Weatherization Programs
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

Room 10-Joint Hearing with Commerce Committee

  • Susan Loynd, Human Resources Director, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dawn O'Toole, Director of Operations, Department for Children and Families
  • Anne Rich, VSEA
  • Gloria van den Berg, Executive Director, Alyssum, Inc
2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-70, 71, 72
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min.after floor adjourns

H.20 - An act relating to licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors as participating providers in Medicaid

Mark Up & Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.255 - An act relating to increasing hospice enrollment and length of care

  • Ashley Berliner, Medicaid Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lori Collins, Deputy Commissioner, DVHA
  • Sarah Narkewicz, Director, Bowse Health Trust & Rutland Health Services Area Blueprint Project
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
  • Dawn Philbert, Director of Public Health Policy, Department of Health
  • Allan Ramsay, M.D., Green Mountain Care Board
  • Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Christine Werneke, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
4:30 PM

Committee Discussion

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-73, 74, 75, 76, 77
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

  • Paul Dupre, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Dr. W. Gordon Frankle, Chief of Psychiatry, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Committee Discussion

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min.after floor adjourns

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Mark Up

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Greg Glennon, General Counsel, Agency of Education
  • Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, People with AIDS Coalition
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 26, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-78, 79, 80
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

Overview of Adult Protective Services

  • John Bouthilette, Chief, Adult Protective Services, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Walter Decker, Investigator, Adult Protective Services, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
10:45 AM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

Walk-Through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association & VAHHS
  • Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

FLOOR

15 min.after floor adjourns

Rate Setting for Nursing Homes

  • Andy Bachand, Financial Analyst, KBS Financial Services
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kathleen Denette, Director, Division of Rate Setting
  • Rebecca Fay, Staff Attorney, Division of Rate Setting
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 27, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-81
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Noon

1:00 PM

FY 2016 Budget Discussion

Reach Up & SSI Budget Memo

  • Lori Collins, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Vermont Health Access
  • Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
2:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 6, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

-

The Vermont General Assembly is on break during the Town Meeting recess. No Committee Meetings are scheduled.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-82, 93
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition
  • Gail Zatz, Lobbyist, People with AIDS Coalition
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

3:15 PM

FY 2016 Budget Discussion

Child Development Division

  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Elizabeth Meyer, Executive Director, Child Care Resources of Chittenden County
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
4:00 PM

FY16 Budget

Memo

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-84, 85, 86, 87
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

FY 2016 Budget Discussion

  • Amy Brewer, Chair, Vermont Tobacco and Evaluation Review Board
  • Kate O'Neill, Administrator, Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board
  • Alexi Potter, UVM Researcher and Chair, VTERB Evaluation Committee
  • John Shullenberger, Esquire, Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

FY 2016 Budget Discussion

Memo

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

FY 2016 Budget Discussion

Memo Discussion

  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Low Income Advocacy Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Low-Income Weatherization Programs
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 12, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-88, 89, 90
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.20 - An act relating to licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors as participating providers in Medicaid

Vote

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Steven Costantino, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
9:45 AM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

H.46 - An act relating to the creation of a Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Team

Walk-Through

  • Tracy Dolan, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Lauri McGivern, Assistant Medical Examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Coordinator, Department of Health
  • Steven Monde, AAG, Medicaid, Fraud & Residential Abuse Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Jenny Prosser, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Wehry, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-91, 92, 93
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Vote

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Chuck Kletecka, People with AIDS Coalition
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Vote

  • Bridget Ahrens, Department of Health
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Patsy Kelso, State Epidemiologist for Infectious Disease, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.186 - An act relating to Reach Up participants’ college savings accounts

Introduction

  • Rep. Paul Dame
  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Rep. Jill Krowinski
  • Rep. Jill Krowinski
  • Rep. Jill Krowinski
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
  • Rep. Ann Pugh
  • Rep. Ann Pugh
2:30 PM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-94, 95
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Possible Amendments

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Introduction

  • Rep. William Frank, Sponsor
-

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Rebecca Ryan, Senior Director, Health Promotion and Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast
  • Rebecca Ryan, Senior Director, Health Promotion and Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
  • Rep. Teo Zagar, Sponsor
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-96, 97, 98, 99
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Disability Awareness Day

  • Taylor Terry, President, ChamplainVoices, Champlain Community Services
8:40 AM

Disability Awareness Day

  • P. Neal Meier, Executive Coordinator, Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Joint Hearing with House Judiciary-Room 10

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Committee Discussion

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 19, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-100, 101, 102
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Amendments

  • Rep. Thomas Burditt
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Vicki Strong
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 20, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-103, 104, 105, 106, 107
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Recovery and Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • Ed Baker, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor
  • Sara DeGemmari, Licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Willliam Henne
  • Sarah Laro
  • Brandon Masluk, Chair, Newport Turning Point Center
  • Wayne Miller, Recovery Coach
  • Hannah Rose, Recovery Coach Coordinator
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
3:30 PM

PY16 Budget

proposed language

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-108, 109, 110, 111
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Wanda Audette, Director, Adoption Services, Lund
  • Pamela Marsh, Attorney
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Erin Maguire, President, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • David Cahill, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge
  • John Treadwell, Attorney General's Office
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sheila Reed, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Catherine Simonson, Child, Youth &  Family Services, Howard Center
9:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Patricia Casanova, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Albans
  • Marina Murphy, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Albans
10:00 AM

Break

11:45 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Lynn Granger, Executive Director, Vermont Kin as Parents
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Chapter 49

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 26, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-118
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Kim Coe, Director, Residential and Community Treatment Programs, Lund
  • Scott Johnson, Chair, Vermont Parent Child Center Network
9:30 AM

FLOOR


Friday, March 27, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-119
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Pamela Marsh, Attorney
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-120, 121, 122
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Dan Boyce, President, Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association
  • Greg Glennon, General Counsel, Agency of Education
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-123
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Matthew Bergeron, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Johnsbury
  • Michele Blanchard, Supervisor, Department for Children and Families- Barre
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor Adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

7:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 2, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-124, 125, 126, 127
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor Adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
8:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 3, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-128, 129
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor Adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Schullenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Parent Child Center Network
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-130, 131, 132, 133
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • T.J. Donavan, State's Attorney, Chittenden County
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Milton
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Byry Kennedy, Chief Legal Counsel, NH Department for Children, Youth & Families
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Gail Snow, Administrator, NH Child Protection Program
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-134, 135, 136
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
6:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 9, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-137, 138, 139, 140, 141
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Amendment

  • Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, Milton
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Mark-Up & Possible Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
6:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 10, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-142, 143, 144, 145
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Possible Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Shari Young, Manager, Juvenile Court Improvement Program
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Possible Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-146
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-147, 148, 149
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Ethics Training

House Chamber

10:30 AM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

  • Oliver Brody, Family member
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Lynne Cleveland Vitzthum, Government Relations, Vermont Center for Independent Living
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

S.14 - An act relating to amendments to the marijuana for medical symptom use statutes

  • Sen. Jeanette K. White
2:15 PM

S.42 - An act relating to the substance abuse system of care

  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 16, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-150, 151, 152
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

  • Diana Barnard, M.D., Vermont
  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Robert Emmons, MD
  • Guy Page, Advocacy Director, VT Alliance for Ethical Health Care
10:20 AM

Proclamation for Advance Directives

Governor's Ceremonial Office

10:45 AM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Meg Loscomb, Friend & Caregiver
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, April 17, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-153, 154
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-155, 156, 157
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Overview

SNAP Employment & Training Grant

  • Robert Arnell, Policy Analyst, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Eileen Nooney, Director, Transportation Programs, Capstone Community Action
10:15 AM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, April 23, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-158, 159, 160
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.42 - An act relating to the substance abuse system of care

Walk-Through

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Evacuation Drill

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms
10:30 AM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, April 24, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-161, 162, 163, 164
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katrina Hedberg, State Epidemiologist and State Health Officer, Oregon Health Authority
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

H.300 - An act relating to the prescription, maintenance, and use of epinephrine auto-injectors

  • Bruce Lott, President, State Government Relations and Global Biologics Policy, Mylan, Inc.
-

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

Mark Up & Vote

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
11:45 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-165, 166, 167
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

  • Keith Jones, Lobbyist, Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

Vermont Dept. of Health Technical Amendment

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
3:10 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Rep. Thomas Burditt, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Rep. Maxine Grad, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-168, 169, 170
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

  • Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:15 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Presentation of Amendment

  • Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 30, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-171, 172
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

Amendments

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:45 AM

S.108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

Amendments

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Rep. Douglas Gage
  • Rep. Corey Parent
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit

Friday, May 1, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-175
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Possible Amendments

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 min. after floor adjourns

TBA


Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-174
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Vote on Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dena Monahan, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Mental Health
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-175, 176, 177
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.42 - An act relating to the substance abuse system of care

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

  • Charles Bookwalter, DDS
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont State Dental Society
  • Peter Galbraith, DDS
  • Beth Nolan, Outreach and Project Coordinator, Voices for Vermont Children
  • Chuck Verderber, DDS
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Youngbaer, Executive Director, People's Health & Wellness Clinic
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins. after floor adjourns

TBA

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 7, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-178
Meeting Record
10:45 AM

S.138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Medicaid for Working Vermonters

  • Rep. Michael Marcotte
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins. after floor adjourns

Committee Discussion

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 8, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-179
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:15 AM

H.98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins. after floor adjourns

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA

3:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference Room 10

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

Monday, May 11, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

FLOOR

5:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference -Room 10

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

3:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference - Room 10

4:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference - room 10


Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-180
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.490 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Department for Children and Families Budget

  • Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
9:30 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference-Room 10

3:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference -Room 10

  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-181
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:00 AM

H.11 - An act relating to the membership of the Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Senate Proposal of Amendment

11:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference-room 10

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference-Room 10

5:00 PM

FLOOR

5:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference-Room 10


Friday, May 15, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference - Room 10


Friday, July 10, 2015
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
CDs
15-182, 183, 184
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Introduction & House Keeping Items

Chrissy Gilhuly, new Committee Services Supervisor

9:35 AM

Briefing on Rutland Mental Health Services

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Dick Courcelle, Interim CEO, Rutland Mental Health Services
  • Camille George, Director, Developmental Disabilities Services Division, DAIL
  • Emma Harrigan, Quality Management Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Monica Hutt, Incoming Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • David Long, Ph.D, Vice President of Clinical Services, Rutland Mental Health Services
  • Ellen Malone, Vice President
  • Frank Reed, Acting Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Allan Sullivan, General Counsel, Agency of Human Services
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Quality Assurance & Quality Oversight Management

Discussion on how communication is improving within the three departments of the Agency of Human Services

Update on contract monitoring; programmatic and fiscal elements

Clarification/discussion on States role of for-profit arms of mental health and substance abuse treatment providers

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Camille George, Director, Developmental Disabilities Services Division, DAIL
  • Emma Harrigan, Quality Management Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Monica Hutt, Incoming Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Monica Hutt, Incoming Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Frank Reed, Acting Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
2:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after the Floor adjourns

Outline of Statewide Outcomes

Legislative Council presentation on 2013 legislation

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Policy Advisor and legislative Liason, Department for Children and Families
11:00 AM

Member Reports from Off Session Committee Work

Justice Oversight Committee

  • Rep. Sandy Haas
-

-

Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules

  • Rep. Patsy French
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Agency of Human Services

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Hal Cohen, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
3:00 PM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Department for Children and Families

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Housing and Homelessness

Joint Hearing with House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
Room 11

  • Hilary Melton, Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
11:00 AM

H.399 - An act relating to the Department for Children and Families’ Registry Review Unit

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Terry Rowe, Director, Registry Review Unit, Agency of Human Services
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Substance Abuse Treatment

including alcohol, opiates and other drugs

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Steven Costantino, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Catherine Iacuzzi , Executive Director, Maple Leaf Farm
  • Stephen Leffler M.D., Chief Medical Officer, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Catherine Simonson, Chief Client Services Officer, Howard Center
  • Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Cynthia Thomas, Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Department of Health
3:30 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, January 7, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Floor

10:45 AM

Homelessness - Current Issues and Needs

Homelessness Awareness Day
Joint Hearing with General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee
Room 11

  • Sara Kobylenski , Executive Director, Upper Valley Haven
  • Linda Ryan, Director, Samaritan House
  • Megan Sandel, Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM

Vigil for Homelessness on Statehouse Steps

1:15 PM

Department of Mental Health

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital Update

  • Kathy Bushey, Associate Director of Nursing, Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Frank Reed, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Jeff Rothenberg, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital
2:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

House Floor

3:30 PM

FLOOR

Resolution on Homelessness will be read


Friday, January 8, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor adjourns

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

  • Patricia Casanova, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Albans
  • Susan Loynd, Human Resources Director, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dawn O'Toole, Chief Operation Officer, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Weekly Wrap Up and Discussion


Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Department for Children and Families-LIHEAP

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Agency of Human Services
  • Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Brian Evans, Chief Fiscal Officer, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low-Income Advocacy Council
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Department for Children and Families-Reach-Up Caseload Reduction

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Agency of Human Services
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low-Income Advocacy Council
  • Erin Oalican , Reach-Up Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

All Payer Model Update

Introduction to Accountable Care Organizations, plus the All-Payer Model for health care spending
Joint meeting with House Health Care-Room 11

  • Ena Backus, Deputy Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Al Gobeille, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Richard Slusky, Director of Payment Reform, Green Mountain Care Board
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Department for Children and Families- substance abuse screeners ;
Parent Child Centers

  • Kim Coe, Director, Residential and Community Treatment Programs, Lund
  • Cassandra King, Parent and Teacher, Playworks Child Center
  • Hope Love, Former Substance Abuse Screener, Lund
  • Jill Rapanott, Executive Director, Springfield Area Parent Child Center
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Shea, Child Protection & Field Operations Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Department of Health: Vermont Syringe Exchange Program

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter
  • Peter Jacobson, Director, Vermont Cares
2:00 PM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Department for Children and Families-Foster Parents and Case Aides

  • Jen Bisson, Foster Parent, Barre
  • Catherine Harris, District Director, Barre Family Services Office, Department for Children and Families
  • Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
2:45 PM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Integrated Family Services

  • Todd Bauman, Director of Children's Services, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services
  • Hal Cohen, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Carol Maloney, Director, Integrated Family Services, Agency of Human Services
  • Amy Putnam, Chief Operating Officer, Northeast Counseling and Support Services
3:30 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, January 14, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

All Payer Model Update

Accountable Care Organizations, plus the All-Payer Model for health care spending
Joint Meeting with House Health Care - Room 10

  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Patrick Flood, CEO, Northern Counties Health Care
  • Michael Hall, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Area Agency on Aging
  • Trinka Kerr, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate
  • Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Judy Peterson, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Department of Vermont Health Access-Group Therapy Reimbursement Rate

  • Melissa Bailey, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Ashley Berliner, Health Care Policy Director, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner,  Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Carrie Hathaway, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Margaret Joyal, Director of Outpatient Services, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Frank Reed, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

H.611 - An act relating to fiscal year 2016 budget adjustments

Discussion

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

FLOOR


Friday, January 15, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

Overview

The Council on Pathways from Poverty 2015 Report to the Governor

  • Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
11:00 AM

Overview

Madison Deane Hospice Study

  • Christine Werneke, Vice-President of Business Development and Marketing, VNA of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Weekly Wrap Up and Discussion

2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

10:50 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.399 - An act relating to the Department for Children and Families’ Registry Review Unit

Mark-Up & Possible Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Marshall Pahl, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Terry Rowe, Director, Commissioner's Registry Review Unit, Agency of Human Services
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

  • Charles Bookwalter, DDS
  • Michelle Fay, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
  • Jim Gold, DDS
  • Caroline Murphy, DDS
  • Chris Pazandak, DDS
  • Sarah Wovcha, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Children's Dental Services, Minnesota
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after the floor adjourns

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

  • Sheila Bannister, Assistant Professor, Vermont Technical College, Vermont Dental Hygienists' Association
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low-Income Advocacy Council
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 21, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.300 - An act relating to the prescription, maintenance, and use of epinephrine auto-injectors

  • Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan
  • Bruce Lott, President, State Government Relations and Global Biologics Policy, Mylan, Inc.
  • Dan Lubowitz, Mylan, Inc.
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dawn Philibert, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
10:10 AM

H.399 - An act relating to the Department for Children and Families’ Registry Review Unit

Discussion of changes requested by HJ

  • Rep. Paul Dame, House Committee On Human Services
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

  • Savannah Bonorden, Dental Therapist (DHAT), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
  • Grace Branon, DDS
  • Frank Catalanotto, Univ. of FL Dept. of Community Dentistry & Behavioral Sciences; Chair, Board of Directors, Oral Health America, Director, Southeast Center for Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Health
  • Phil Lavoie, DDS
  • Robin Miller, Director of Oral Health, Department of Health
1:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Governor's Budget Address

Joint Assembly

3:30 PM

FLOOR


Friday, January 22, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.399 - An act relating to the Department for Children and Families’ Registry Review Unit

Discussion of possible amendment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

Prescription Drug Prices

Joint Hearing with House Health Care, Senate Health & Welfare and Senate Judiciary Committees-Room 11

  • Congressman Peter Welch, U.S. House of Representatives
11:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Clayton Clark, Director, Licensing & Protection; Chief, Adult Protective Services, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Victoria Lloyd, former DAIL employee
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Performance Measures

Budget Review Preparation using Performance Measures

  • Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Manager, Agency of Human Services
10:00 AM

FLOOR


Thursday, January 28, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Overview

Hunger Free Vermont

  • Faye Conte, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
9:15 AM

Overview

3Squares Program

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services Overview

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Hal Cohen, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
11:00 AM

H.575 - An act relating to eliminating the role of town service officers in administering General Assistance benefits

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Heidi Moreau, Policy Analyst, Department for Children and Families
  • Gwynn Zakov, Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

Walk-through

  • Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 29, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR


Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.575 - An act relating to eliminating the role of town service officers in administering General Assistance benefits

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Vastine, Department for Children and Families
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Department of Health; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health
  • Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner,  Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Tom Simpatico, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Vermont Health Access
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Overview

Bills Regarding Disposal of Unused Prescription Drugs

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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H.588 - An act relating to an extended producer responsibility program for unused prescription drugs

  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Sponsor
  • Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, Sponsor
  • Rep. Daniel Connor, Sponsor
  • Rep. Paul Dame, Sponsor
  • Rep. Patsy French, Sponsor
  • Rep. Jill Krowinski, Sponsor
  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Sponsor, < None >
  • Rep. Gabrielle Lucke, Sponsor
  • Rep. Vicki Strong, Sponsor
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, Sponsor
3:00 PM

Bill Introductions

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Gini Milkey, Director, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

  • Roy Gerstenberger, Director, Developmental Disabilities Services Division, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Bill Kelly, Business Manager, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • William Goggins, Director of Education, Licensing and Enforcement, Department of Liquor Control
  • Gaetano Putignano, Owner, 802-E-Cig Supply LLC
  • Rebecca Ryan, Director, Health Promotion and Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast
  • Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society, Vermont
3:00 PM

Committee Discussion

  • William MaGill, Clerk of the House, Vermont House of Representatives
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 4, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Department for Families and Children

  • April Allen, Policy and Planning Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Brian Evans, Chief Fiscal Officer, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Chuck Myers, Executive Director, Northeastern Family Institute
  • Eilis O'Herligy, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Susan Onderwyzer, Manager, Case Management & Social Work Department, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Whit Smith, Attorney, Mickenberg, Dunn, Lachs & Smith PLC
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Department of Mental Health including language relating to involuntary medication

  • Melissa Bailey, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Emma Harrigan, Quality Performance Manager, Department of Mental Health
  • Frank Reed, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Lisa Schilling, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Tom Simpatico, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 5, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Department of Health

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Bill Kelly, Business Manager, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Megan Tierney-Ward, Adult Services Division Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Weekly Wrap Up and Discussion

2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Raymond Lynch, Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
3:30 PM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Students from Enosburg High School

  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Reynolds America
  • Kendal Nichols, Student, Enosburg Falls High School
  • Kyla Perry, Student, Enosburg Falls High School
  • Ashley Tardiff, Student, Enosburg Falls High School
10:00 AM

Mental Health System of Care: Act 79 review

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nick Nichols, Policy Director, Department of Mental Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

  • Jan Carney, Associate Dean of Public Health, UVM College of Medicine
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Rep. Patricia Komline
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Reynolds America
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 11, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Living Longer, Living Well: Challenges and Opportunities Today and Tomorrow

Room 11

  • Rep. Ann Pugh
9:10 AM

-

Demographics: What's Ahead?

  • Lindsay Goldman, Deputy Director, Healthy Aging, New York Academy of Medicine
9:40 AM

-

Volunteers: Giving Back & Building Community

  • Frank Bell, volunteer, Camp Exclamation Point
  • Winifred McDowell, volunteer, Vermont Ombudsman Project
10:05 AM

-

Envisioning Tomorrow's Workforce & Work Environments

  • Lenore Haskell
  • Catherine Holdway, Director, Community Care Connection, VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
  • Nathan Piper, Business Account Manager, Creative Workforce Solutions
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

-

Caregivers: Supporting Families & Enhancing Lives

  • Linda Deliduka
  • Lauren Smith
11:15 AM

-

Livable Communities

  • Patricia Sears, State President, AARP
  • Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Associate State Director, AARP
11:45 AM

Wrap-Up

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion

  • Dr. Jaskanwar Batra, Medical Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Lucie Garand, Lobbyist, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Ronald E. Hubert
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
3:30 PM

Department of Mental Health

Act 114 Report

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Dr. Jaskanwar Batra, Medical Director, Department of Mental Health
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 12, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Mental Health: Emergency Room Back-Up

  • Kristin Baker, Nurse Manager, Emergency Department, UVM Medical Center
  • Scott Rodi, Medical Director, Emergency Services, Gifford Medical Center
  • Jessica Ryan RN, Director of Nursing, Gifford Medical Center
  • Alison White, RN, Vice President of Nursing, Gifford Medical Center
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Wells Fargo
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

Involuntary Treatment and Medication Overview

  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Reach-Up Reports

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Erin Oalican , Reach-Up Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Karolyn White, ESD Planning, Policy and Regulation, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Recovery Day

Vermont Recovery Network

  • Peter Mallary, Executive Director, Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
9:00 AM

Involuntary Medication

  • Dr. Sandra Steingard, Medical Director, HowardCenter
10:00 AM

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

Walk through of new draft

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

  • Sally Borden, Executive Director, KidSafe Collaborative
  • David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's, Sheriff's and Special Investigative Units
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erin Maguire, Co-chair Legislative Committee, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
  • Chuck Myers, Northeastern Family Institute, Northeastern Family Institute
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:00 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Joint Hearing with House Government Operations- Room 10

  • Leon Assael, Dean, Minnesota University School of Dentistry
5:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 18, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

Consideration of Rep. Mrowicki Amendment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

Involuntary Medication

  • Dr. W. Gordon Frankle, Chief of Psychiatry, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • John McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of Two Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges Corporation

11:30 AM

Area Agencies on Aging

Legislative Day

  • John Michael Hall, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Area Agency on Aging
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion re: budget and budget language

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 19, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

FYI-

Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont Panel:
E-Cigarettes in Vermont
Room 10

9:00 AM

TBA

9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

Update

Bills under consideration

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Weekly Wrap-Up and Discussion

2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Deaf Awareness Day

Report of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind Advisory Council

  • Bill Hudson, State Coordinator, VT Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind Advisory Council
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.343 - An act relating to the provision of traumatic brain injury services to family members of active duty Service members

  • Ret) Colonel Harold Cooney, Northeast Regional Liaison, ODASD (Military Community and Family Policy)
  • Rep. Maxine Grad, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

HHS Budget Recommendations Memo

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Budget Memo

11:30 AM

Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition Day

  • Linda Chambers, Executive Director, Clara Martin Center
  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Molly Duggan, Director, Support & Services at Home (SASH), Cathedral Square Corporation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

  • Linda Barker, Employee, Vermont Vapor
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Benjamin Dana, Former Smoker
  • Bella McCartney, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
  • Linda Sienkiewicz, E-Cigarette User
  • Adam Tredwell, President, Vermont Vapor
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H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

Mark Up

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Downs Rachlin Martin, LLC
  • Raymond Lynch, Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Stuart Schurr, Legal Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
4:15 PM

H.875 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Memo to House Appropriations


Thursday, February 25, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

Mark Up & Vote

  • Susan Loynd, Human Resources Director, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dawn O'Toole, Chief Operating Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, National Federation of Social Workers
10:30 AM

H.300 - An act relating to the prescription, maintenance, and use of epinephrine auto-injectors

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.730 - An act relating to Medicaid rates for home- and community-based services and home-delivered meals as a reimbursable covered service

  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lisa Schilling, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Beth Stern, Executive Director, Area Agencies on Aging
  • David Yacovone, Director, Older Americans Act, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 26, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

  • Clayton Clark, Director, Adult Protective Services, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
2:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

-

The Legislature is on break this week for Town Meeting.
There are no committee meetings scheduled.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.593 - An act relating to Quechee Gorge Bridge safety measures

Joint Public Hearing with House Transportation
Room 11

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Hear Possible Amendments to H.112

9:30 AM

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

  • Susan Loynd, Human Resources Director, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Dawn O'Toole, Chief Operating Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP)
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, VAHHS & VT Healthcare Association
11:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Committee Discussion

  • Amy Brewer, Chair, Vermont Tobacco and Evaluation & Review Board
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Rebecca Ryan, Director, Health Promotion and Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast
  • Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society, Vermont
11:55 AM

Lunch

FYI-Early Childhood Day Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Committee Discussion

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 10, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Proposed Amendment

  • Rep. George W. Till, Jericho
9:00 AM

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Mark-Up & Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

Mark Up & Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP)
  • Allan Sullivan, General Counsel, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Adjourn

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.730 - An act relating to Medicaid rates for home- and community-based services and home-delivered meals as a reimbursable covered service

Lindsay Parker, MPH
Health Access Policy & Planning Chief
Medicaid Policy, Agency of Human Services
208 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495

  • Steven Costantino, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • John Michael Hall, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Area Agency on Aging
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lindsey Parker, Health Access Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services
  • Megan Tierney-Ward, Director, Adult Services, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • David Yacovone, Director, Older Americans Act, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 11, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.730 - An act relating to Medicaid rates for home- and community-based services and home-delivered meals as a reimbursable covered service

Mark Up & Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Yacovone, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

Mark Up & Vote

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP)
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

Mark Up & Vote

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

  • Ken Burchesky, D.D.S.
  • Ellen Grimes, Doctor, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Mental Health Systems

  • Mourning Fox, Director, Mental Health Services, Department of Mental Health
  • Emma Harrigan, Quality Management Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Nick Nichols, Policy Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Frank Reed, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
10:15 AM

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Amendment

  • Rep. George W. Till
10:30 AM

S.62 - An act relating to surrogate decision making for do-not-resuscitate orders and clinician orders for life-sustaining treatment

  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Jill Olson, Interim Co-Executive Officer and Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Dawn Philibert, Policy Director, Department of Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 17, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
  • Robert Thorn, Executive Director, Counseling Services of Addison County
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

  • Heidi Tringe, Maclean, Meehan & Rice, Inc., Vermont Dental Society
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, March 18, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.256 - An act relating to extending the moratorium on home health agency certificates of need

walk through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Cobb, Director, VNAs of Vermont
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

Safety Alliance Update

  • Les Dimick, Chief of Capitol Police
  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature
-

S.157 - An act relating to breast density notification and education

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA

2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.62 - An act relating to surrogate decision making for do-not-resuscitate orders and clinician orders for life-sustaining treatment

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Trinka Kerr, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Jill Olson, Interim Co-Executive Officer & Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, VT Healthcare Association
  • Jacob Speidel, Senior Citizens Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

  • Susan Barrett, JD, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner,  Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Ellen Grimes, Director, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Larry Novins, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Edward Pantzar, D.D.S., Chair, Board of Dental Examiners
  • Dawn Philibert, Representative, Governor's Commission on Successful Aging
  • Dr. Patrick Rowe, D.D.S., MPH
  • Falko Schilling, Consumer Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Sherin Tooks, Director, Commission on Dental Accreditation
11:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up

  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
  • Ellen Grimes, Director, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 24, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:00 AM

H.93 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

  • Bob Ackland, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • William Goggins, Director of Enforcement, Department of Liquor Control
  • Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Reynolds America
  • Abigail Rogers, Director of Advocacy and Government Relations Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, March of Dimes
  • Rebecca Ryan, Director, Health Promotion and Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast
  • Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society, Vermont
  • Trey Williams, Pediatric Resident, UVM Medical Center
  • Tina Zuk, Coordinator, American Heart Association
11:00 AM

H.93 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

Mark Up & Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • William MaGill, Clerk of the House, Vermont House of Representatives
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

9:00 PM

H.93 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age


Friday, March 25, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Walk through of pertinent sections of the bill

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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Adjourn


Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

  • Ellen Grimes, Director, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
  • Phil Lavoie, DDS
  • Dawn Philibert, Policy Director, Department of Health
  • Heidi Tringe, Maclean, Meehan & Rice, Inc., Vermont Dental Society
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.241 - An act relating to regulation of marijuana

Joint Hearing with H. Human Services and H. Judiciary
Room 11

  • Lori Augustyniak, Coordinator, Prevention Works! VT
  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Margaret Coffey, Naturopathic Physician
  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
  • Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • Dale Robb, Executive Director, Serenity House
  • Mary Segawa, Public Health Education Liaison, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

  • Ellen Grimes, Doctor, Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Vermont Technical College
  • Steve Pitmon, DDS
  • Heidi Tringe, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 1, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.93 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

Amendments

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. George W. Till
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Michelle Fay, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Mark Up & Vote

  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
  • Paul Kenworthy, General Dentist
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.93 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

Amendments

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Robert Helm, Fair Haven
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier, Barre City
  • Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

3:30 PM

S.66 - An act relating to persons who are deaf, DeafBlind, or hard of hearing

  • Linda Hazard, Dir., VT Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program
  • Bill Hudson, State Coordinator, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stuart Sobelski, Education Advocate, VT Association of the Deaf
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Introduction & Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Reporter
9:45 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Vermont Prescription Monitoring System

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Anne VanDonsel, ADAP Quality Improvement Manager, Vermont Department of Health
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

  • David Coddaire, MD, President, Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

H.93 - An act relating to increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age

Amendments

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Robert Helm, Sponsor
  • Rep. Curt McCormack, Sponsor
  • Rep. Kesha K. Ram, Sponsor
1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, April 7, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.190 - An act relating to maintaining prescription drugs outside the original prescription container

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Lucie Garand, Lobbyist, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor and Reporter
  • Thomas Mozzer, Drug Diversion Unit, Vermont State Police
  • Ben Palkowski, Representative, CVS Health and VT Nurse Practitioners Association
10:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

  • Dr. Mark Depman, Director, Emergency Department, Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Deborah Richter, MD, Family Physician in Addiction Medicine
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner,  Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access
11:45 AM

S.190 - An act relating to maintaining prescription drugs outside the original prescription container

Mark Up & Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.132 - An act relating to the prohibition of conversion therapy on minors

Walk -through

  • Sen. Claire Ayer, Reporter
  • Kim Fountain, Executive Director, Pride Center of Vermont
  • Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Pickup, Co-Coordinator, National Task Force for Therapy Equality And Justice For All
  • Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Family Research Council
5:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 8, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.132 - An act relating to the prohibition of conversion therapy on minors

Mark Up

  • Colin Benjamin, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Melissa Murray, Executive Director, Outright Vermont
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.66 - An act relating to persons who are deaf, DeafBlind, or hard of hearing

Walk through proposed amendment

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.189 - An act relating to foster parents’ rights and protections

Walk-through

  • Sen. Claire Ayer
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Lissa Schneckenberger, Board Member, Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association
2:00 PM

S.189 - An act relating to foster parents’ rights and protections

Mark Up & Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.189 - An act relating to foster parents’ rights and protections

Vote

10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.14 - An act relating to amendments to the marijuana for medical symptom use statutes

  • Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Rutland Country Organics, Medical Marijuana
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Autism Awareness Day

  • Tracy Bowen, Parent
  • Kathleen Kourebanas, Parent
  • Karen Newman, Parent
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Expanding Role of Pharmacies & Pharmacists

  • Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
  • Robert A. Hamilton, Associate Dean of the Vermont Campus, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Otis & Kennedy, LLC
10:15 AM

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Governor’s Annual Proclamation on Advance Directives
Governor's Ceremonial Office

10:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Josh Plavin MD, Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:30 PM

S.107 - An act relating to the Agency of Health Care Administration

Walk-through with House Health Care
Room 10

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn

-After Adjournment

-

Autism Awareness Day - Cafeteria
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Reception -Cedar Creek room


Thursday, April 14, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.132 - An act relating to the prohibition of conversion therapy on minors

  • Kara DeLeonardis Kraus, LICSW
  • Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Sen. Brian Campion
  • Robert Emmons
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Lindsey Parker, Health Access Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services
  • Marga Sproul, Board Member, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.66 - An act relating to persons who are deaf, DeafBlind, or hard of hearing

Mark Up & Vote

2:30 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Discussion

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 15, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Section 15: Acupuncture

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Kerry Jenni, Licensed Acupuncturist, Integrative Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
  • Robin Lunge, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Administration
  • Josh Singer, Licensed Acupuncturist, Integrative Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Discussion

  • Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
  • Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Beth Tanzman, Assistant Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Jason Williams, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, University of Vermont Medical Center
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.157 - An act relating to breast density notification and education

  • Sen. Joe Benning
  • Sally D. Herschorn, Associate Professor of Radiology, Div. Chief & Med. Director Breast Imaging, Vice Chair for Patient & Provider Experience, Radiology, UVM, UVMC & Vermont Radiological Society
  • Stephen Koller, President, Vermont Radiological Society
  • Leslie Mulcahy, Concerned Citizen
2:00 PM

S.157 - An act relating to breast density notification and education

Mark Up & Vote

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

FLOOR

4:20 PM

S.132 - An act relating to the prohibition of conversion therapy on minors

Committee Discussion

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.132 - An act relating to the prohibition of conversion therapy on minors

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Community Justice Network of Vermont
9:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Mark-Up

  • Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society
  • Thomas Brown, PhD
  • Peter Cobb, Director, VNAs of Vermont
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Joshua Green, Naturopathic Physician
  • Nancy Hogue, Director of Pharmacy Services, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Rep. Ruqaiyah Morris
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Chiropractic Association
  • Bonnie Scott, Vermonters for Ibogaine Research
  • Deborah Wachtel, NP, MPH, MS
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

6:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 21, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Discussion & Mark Up

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Vermont Pharmacists Association and Vermont Retail Druggists
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Hardwick Rescue Squad
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Ben Palkowski, Legislative Director, CVS Health and VT Nurse Practitioners Association
  • Lindsey Parker, Health Access Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Dylan Frazer, Program Consultant, Policy Unit, DVHA
  • Cory Gustafson, Director, Government and Public Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermonters for Acupuncture & Vermont Chiropractic Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 22, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Amendments from H. Government Operations & H. Ways & Means
Committees

  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Reporter
9:00 AM

S.132 - An act relating to the prohibition of conversion therapy on minors

Possible Amendments

9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Mark Up & Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Cobb, Director, VNAs of Vermont
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, MMR
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.20 - An act relating to establishing and regulating dental therapists

Amendments

  • Rep. Butch Shaw, Sponsor
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
9:10 AM

H.171 - An act relating to restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes

Review Senate Changes

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Mark Up

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:55 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.112 - An act relating to access to financial information in adult protective services investigations.

Review Senate Changes

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
9:00 AM

S.14 - An act relating to amendments to the marijuana for medical symptom use statutes

  • Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society
  • Corenia Breum, South Royalton
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
  • Simha Ravven, Medical Director, Birches Treament Center, Brattleboro Retreat
  • Matt Simon, New England Policy Project, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
  • Adam Worch, Montpelier
  • Rep. Teo Zagar, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.74 - An act relating to safety policies for employees delivering direct social or mental health services

Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 28, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.14 - An act relating to amendments to the marijuana for medical symptom use statutes

Mark-Up

  • Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Angel Rayford, Intern, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matt Simon, New England Policy Project, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
11:45 AM

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference Room l7
House Conferees-Reps Mrowicki; Haas and McCoy

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.14 - An act relating to amendments to the marijuana for medical symptom use statutes

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephanie Winters, Vermont Ophthalmology Association
  • Rep. Teo Zagar, Sponsor
3:30 PM

S.183 - An act relating to permanency for children in the child welfare system

Overview of House Amendments

  • Rep. Charles Conquest
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 29, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.14 - An act relating to amendments to the marijuana for medical symptom use statutes

Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
  • Stephanie Winters, Vermont Ophthalmology Association
9:30 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

H.622 - An act relating to obligations for reporting child abuse and neglect and cooperating in investigations of child abuse and neglect

Committee of Conference - Room 17
House Conferees: Reps Mrowicki, Haas & McCoy

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

S.14 - An act relating to amendments to the marijuana for medical symptom use statutes

Vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

FLOOR


Monday, May 2, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

S.183 - An act relating to permanency for children in the child welfare system

Amendment

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:15 PM

S.243 - An act relating to combating opioid abuse in Vermont

Amendment

  • Ena Backus, Deputy Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor of Amendment
1:30 PM

S.62 - An act relating to surrogate decision making for do-not-resuscitate orders and clinician orders for life-sustaining treatment

Vote

  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
2:00 PM

FLOOR


Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.40 - An act relating to the creation of a Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Team

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association & VAHHS
9:30 AM

FLOOR

-during recess

S.40 - An act relating to the creation of a Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Team

Tentative


Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.40 - An act relating to the creation of a Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Team

Vote

  • Alicia Artessa, Lobbyist, Necrason Group, Community of Vermont Elders
  • Jackie Majoros, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

11:30 AM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

FLOOR

5:30 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, May 5, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, May 6, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

FLOOR

11:45 AM

FLOOR

12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

FLOOR

3:00 PM

FLOOR


Saturday, May 7, 2016
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR