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Senate Committee on Institutions (Room 7)

The Senate Committee on Institutions has jurisdiction over matters relating to public buildings, lands in which the State has an interest, and the Department of Corrections.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Convenes

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly


Thursday, January 5, 2017
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly


Friday, January 6, 2017
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

11:00 AM

Security Training


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Overview

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Meeting Details
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Overview of Buildings and General Services section

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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1:00 PM

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Security Training

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms
2:00 PM

Break

2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Review of language from 2016

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Meeting Details
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8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

  • Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont
1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

Joint Committee Hearing: Senate Institutions, Senate Finance, Senate Appropriations
Room 10

  • John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC
  • Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC
  • David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Status of projects from the 2016 Capital Bill

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:00 PM

Overview and Introduction

Department of Corrections

  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Acting Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Friday, January 20, 2017
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11:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:00 PM

To Be Determined

  • Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
2:00 PM

Joint Assembly - Governor's Budget Address

3:00 PM

Judiciary

Vermont Judiciary Next Generation Case Management System
(NG-CMS)

  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jeff Loewer, Chief Information Officer, Vermont Judiciary

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Buildings and General Services budget proposal

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services

Thursday, January 26, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

after the floor

Executive Order No. 06-17

Creation of the Agency of Digital Services
Joint Hearing with Senate Government Operations in Ethan Allen Room

  • John Quinn, Chief Innovation Officer, Governor's Office
  • Darwin Thompson, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Vermont State Colleges

  • Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
  • Stephen Wisloski, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges

Friday, January 27, 2017
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11:30 AM

Senate Convenes


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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11:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Bond Financing

Overview

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sec 10

  • Adam Miller, Fish Culture Operations Chief, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Eric Palmer, Director of Fisheries, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

E-911 Update

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen
2:15 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Department of Military - Sec.11

  • Colonel Robert Gingras, Facilities Management Officer
  • Ken Gragg, Financial Director, Military Department
  • John Patry, Military Operations Supervisor, Department of the Military
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Vermont Rural Fire Protection - Sec. 14

  • Troy Dare, Engineer Technician, Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, February 2, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

- after the floor

Executive Order No. 06-17

Creation of the Agency of Digital Services
Joint Hearing with Senate Government Operations in Ethan Allen Room

  • Dean Hamel, Information Technology Manager, Office of Technology Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Hunter Thompson, Information Technology Mgr II, Dept. of Food & Markets, Agency of Agriculture
  • Brian Townsend, Director of Information Systems, Agency of Education
  • Steve Whitaker, Concerned Citizen
3:15 PM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition

Introduction

  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Kenn Sassorossi, Vice President, Housing Vermont
  • Deb Shearer, Volunteer Events Coordinator, Ascutney Outdoors
  • Win Smith, President, Sugarbush Resort

Friday, February 3, 2017
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11:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:15 PM

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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1:30 PM

FY '15-'16 Capital Bill Projects

Status Report

  • Michael Kuhn, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Forest, Parks and Recreation - Sec. 10

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Frank Spaulding, Parks Projects Co-ordinator, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Agency of Agriculture - Sec. 13

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Business Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Vermont Veterans Home - Sec.15

  • Al Faxon, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
  • Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
  • Steve McClafferty, Finance Director, Vermont Veterans' Home

Thursday, February 9, 2017
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1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Public Safety - Sec. 12

  • Maj. William Sheets, Executive Officer, Vermont State Police
2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Department of Environmental Conservation
1. Overview of clean water request (Section 10.1.F)
2. Ecosystem Restoration Program (Section 10.1.C)
3. CWSRF, DWSRF, Dams, Municipal Pollution Control Grants (Sections 10.1.A, B, D, E)
4. State Share (10%) of Federal Superfund Costs (Section 10.1.G)

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Chuck Schwer, Waste Management and Prevention Division Director, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:30 PM

Executive Order No. 06-17

Creation of the Agency of Digital Services
Committee Discussion


Friday, February 10, 2017
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Housing Conservation Board - Sec 17

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
2:15 PM

George Stannard House

Efforts to preserve the George Stannard house in Milton as a memorial to the Gettysburg general and the centerpiece of a state-long Civil War tourist trail

  • Howard Coffin, Civil War Historian, Self Advocate

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

S.80 - An act relating to the authority of correctional officers to carry firearms

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Lisa Menard, Acting Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Kevin Mullin, Sponsor of Bill

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

CWSRF, DWSRF, Dams, Municipal Pollution Control Grants (Sections 10.1.A, B, D, E)

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, February 16, 2017
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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

1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Woodside Juvenile Facility

Proposed building update - Department of Corrections

  • Peter Hack, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Michael Kuhn, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 17, 2017
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11:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Waterbury state Office Complex Funding Summary

  • Paul Rousseau, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
2:00 PM

16-P64 – Inmate/Offender Records and Access to Information Rule

  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Sarah Truckle, Policy and Implementation Analyst, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Planning and Organizational Development, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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1:30 PM

Vermont Law School

  • Marc Mihaly, Dean, Vermont Law School
2:30 PM

Municipal Roads General Permit

  • Jim Ryan, Environmental Analyst, Stormwater Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Federal Superfund, Sec. 10


Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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1:00 PM

Vermont State Legislative Outreach Forum: St. Johnsbury

Senate Committees on Appropriations, Institutions, and Transportation


Thursday, February 23, 2017
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After the Senate Floor

Vermont Fairs and Field Days Association

Overview

  • Bob Allen, President, Vermont Fairs & Field Days Association
  • Diane Norris, Vice President, Addison County Fair and Field Days
  • Tim Shea, General Manager, Champlain Valley Exposition
2:30 PM

Secure Residential Facility

Plan for Siting and Design, update on the RFP process for the new facility - Act 26 of 2015

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
3:30 PM

Department of Corrections

Facility Study Report

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Karen Gennette Esq., Executive Director, Crime Research Group
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Michael Kuhn, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Friday, February 24, 2017
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1:30 PM

Proposed Joint Resolution Pertaining to State Lands

VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mike Fraysier, ANR Lands Director, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Windsor Facility

  • Bob South, Union Representative, Vermont State Employees Association
2:00 PM

S.80 - An act relating to the authority of correctional officers to carry firearms

  • Michael Arace, Probation and Parole Officer, Brattleboro
  • Gordon Bock , Chairman, Self Advocate
  • Glen Boyd, Probation Officer
  • Lisa Cameron, Probation Officer, Brattleboro
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anthony Giordano, VSEA Member/Probation Officer
  • Chris Macnamara, Probation Officer
  • Gory Marvel, Probation Officer, Barre
  • Dave Vailenee, Probation Officer
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Morgan Varriato, Probation Officer, Burlington
  • Steve Walker, Probation Officer, Brattleboro
  • James Whitcomb, Captain, Vermont State Police

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Woodside Juvenile Facility testimony

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Michael Kuhn, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Forest, Park and Recreation Resources

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Lake Champlain Walleye Association

  • Bob Samson, President, Lake Champlain Walleye Association
  • Cubby Smith, Vice President, Lake Champlain Walleye Association

Thursday, March 2, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:30 PM

Agency of Agriculture and Agency of Natural Resources Lab

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Business Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael Kuhn, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Guy Roberts, Lab Director, VT Agricultural and Environmental Laboratory
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, March 3, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

1:45 PM

Agency of Agriculture and Agency of Natural Resources Lab

  • Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
2:15 PM

Sale of forest and park property VHCB revenue bonds

Overview

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

The General Assembly is on break for the week of Town Meeting


Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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1:00 PM

All Testimony Canceled Due to Winter Storm


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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2:00 PM

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Statewide Contingency
Buildings and General Services Engineering and Architectural Costs

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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1:50 PM

Vermont Arts Council

Cultural Facilities, Art and State Buildings

  • Alex Aldrich, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council
2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Statewide Major Maintenance Renovation

  • Joseph Aja, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Kevin Henderson, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Door Control Replacement, Statewide Correctional Facilities
Parking Expansion, Northern State Correctional Facility

  • Lauren Washburn, Engineer , Buildings and General Services

Friday, March 17, 2017
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1:15 PM

Chittenden Unit for Special Investigation (CUSI)

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
1:45 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Waterbury Re-Occupancy-Weeks Building
Section 1.10, pg.11

  • John Ostrum, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
2:15 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Renovation of Mainframe Workspace to Office Space
133 State Street, Montpelier
Section 1.7, pg.8

  • Joseph Aja, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
2:40 PM

Joint Resolution on Forest Park Land


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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1:15 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Buildings & General Services proposed language

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

120 State Street, Life Safety and Infrastructure Improvements, Montpelier
Section 1.6, pg.7

  • Tabrena Karish, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Updates: 111 State Street Renovation, Montpelier
Dept. of Libraries Centralized Facilities, Berlin
Section 1.13, pg.14

  • Sandra Vitzthum, Project Manager II, Department of Buildings & General Services

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Major Maintenance
Underwater Preserves
Roadside Historic Markers
Historic Preservation Grants
Historic Barns and Agricultural Grants
VT Center for Geographic Information
Section 5 - pgs 23-24

  • John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information
  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
3:15 PM

Administrative Rules on Access to Prisoner's Records

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

Administrative Rules on Access to Prisoner's Records

  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

Thursday, March 23, 2017
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2:50 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Buildings and General Services Requested Authorities

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
4:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention


Friday, March 24, 2017
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1:00 PM

S.32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:15 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Buildings & General Services

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

3:10 PM

S.32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

Walk-through of Bill

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
3:25 PM

S.32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

Introduction of Bill

  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor of Bill

Thursday, March 30, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes


Friday, March 31, 2017
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11:30 AM

Senate Convenes


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:00 PM

University of Vermont

  • Wendy Koenig, Federal Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
1:30 PM

Tugboat C.L. Churchill

  • Art Cohn, Co-Founder, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
2:00 PM

S.32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

  • Denise Gumpper, Chief of Contract Administration, Agency of Transportation
2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Walk-through

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

After the floor

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 2 - Department of Buildings and General Services

  • Joseph Aja, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
2:20 PM

Break

2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 11 - Clean Water - VTrans Municipal Mitigation Program

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 4 - Judiciary

  • Patricia Gable, Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jeff Loewer, Chief Information Officer, Vermont Judiciary
  • Matt Riven, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
  • Dan Smith, Consultant, P&C Software Services, LLC

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

-after the floor

IT Systems

Joint meeting with Senate Government Operations to review measures to protect IT systems - Room 4

  • John Quinn, Chief Innovation Officer, Governor's Office
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Overview of Capital Bill as passed the House

  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw

Friday, April 7, 2017
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11:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:15 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 34

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

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Overview of Clean Water appropriations

  • Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
  • Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Sue Scribner, Director, Municipal Assistance Bureau, Agency of Transportation
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

1:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 25 - Legislative Advisory Committee on the State House

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms
  • David Schutz, State Curator
2:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director of ARM, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Business Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Committee discussion

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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2:00 PM

S.32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Denise Gumpper, Agency of Transportation
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Senate Government Operations Committee
2:45 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Committee discussion

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

911 Compliance Grant Program

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

Thursday, April 13, 2017
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2:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 16 - Vermont Veteran's Home

  • Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
3:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 35 - High Priority Basin Projects; Regional Planning

  • Charles Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, April 14, 2017
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1:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Mark up

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:45 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 34 - Agency of Digital Services; Organization

  • John Quinn, Chief Innovation Officer
2:15 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Section 32 - Agency of Human Services; Facilities

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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1:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Review updated drafts

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:30 PM

Smugglers' Notch Land Exchange

Possible Addition to Joint Resolution 25

  • Mark Delaney, Chief Planning and Development Officer, Smugglers' Notch
  • Mike Fraysier, ANR Lands Director, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Bill Stritzler, Owner and Managing Director, Smugglers' Notch
2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Redstone Property

  • Geof Beyer, Parks Director, City of Montpelier
  • Chris Hancock, Jump and Splash Task Force
  • Kelly Theroux, Jump and Splash Task Force

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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1:30 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

Lisa Menard - Department of Corrections

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Mark up

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Sen. Dick Sears

Thursday, April 20, 2017
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1:15 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Committee discussion and vote


Friday, April 21, 2017
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1:00 PM

Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:30 PM

TBD


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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1:00 PM

S.149 - An act relating to the authority of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation to enter into land transactions

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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1:00 PM

To Be Announced


Thursday, April 27, 2017
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9:45 AM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Committee discussion

1:00 PM

To Be Announced


Friday, April 28, 2017
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10:00 AM

To Be Announced


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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9:30 AM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Committee discussion


Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

walk-through

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, January 4, 2018
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1:30 PM

Committee Discussion

Review of bills

2:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

House chambers


Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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1:30 PM

Building and General Services

update on capital projects

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
3:00 PM

-

  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

Forests, Parks and Recreation

update on projects and any new request

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
2:15 PM

Break

2:30 PM

Act 75, Sec 14 and 15

update on status of skidder bridges

  • Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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1:00 PM

Act 75, Sec 14 and 15

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
1:45 PM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

update

  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
2:30 AM

Judiciary

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Daniel Smith, Contractor, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

Other IT updates

  • Daniel Smith, Contractor, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, January 12, 2018
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1:00 PM

Report on Act 84, Sec. 34

  • Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ethan Swift, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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1:30 PM

9-1-1 Compliance Grant Awards

update

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Kress-Miller, Law Clerk, Legislative Council
  • Emily Kress-Miller, Law Clerk, Legislative Council
2:30 PM

Facilities Report

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:20 PM

"Reports to the 2018 General Assembly"

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Eric Filkorn, Public Outreach Manager, Buildings and General Services
  • Peter Hooper, Project Manager, Buildings and General Services
  • Harmony Wilder, Fleet Manager, Buildings & General Services
2:50 PM

S.32 - An act relating to climate change considerations in State procurement

walk through

  • Emily Kress-Miller, Law Clerk, Legislative Council
3:10 PM

Committee safety briefing

  • Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department

Friday, January 19, 2018
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1:30 PM

Clean water SRF Annual Report and DEC Current Unspent Capital Fund Balances

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:30 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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1:00 PM

Governor's FY 2019 Budget Address

joint assembly in House Chamber

2:15 PM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
3:15 PM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board
3:30 PM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 min following Floor Action

Capital Bill

recommendations for adjustments

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

Thursday, January 25, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

Facilities Report

meeting in room 10

  • Melissa Bailey, , Department of Mental Health
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Monica Caserta Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Facilities Report

meeting in room 10

  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General

Friday, January 26, 2018
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1:00 PM

Confirmation Hearings


Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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1:30 PM

Capital Bill

Project focus:
120 State Street, Montpelier - life safety and infrastructure improvements
State Office Building, Springfield - repair of retaining wall
State Office Building, Rockingham - reuse to reduce leased space in Springfield

  • Tabrena Karish, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:00 PM

Committee Adjourns


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following floor action

Capital Bill

Project focus:
Franklin Court House, Saint Albans - ADA improvements
Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility, Rutland - repair of historic wall

  • Brian Terhune, Buildings Engineer, Buildings & General Services
2:30 PM

-

Project focus:
108 Cherry Street, Burlington - parking garage repairs
Multi-modal transit center, Rutland

  • Henry Mays, Buildings Project Manager, Buildings & General Services
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 1, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 min following floor action

Capital Bill

Project focus:
Weeks Building, Waterbury - plan for re-occupancy
Stanley Hall, Waterbury - demolition and reuse study for Wasson

  • John Ostrum, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
2:00 PM

-

Project focus:
109 and 111 State Street, Montpelier - Capital District Plan project

  • Tricia Harper, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
2:30 PM

-

Project focus:
Asa Bloomer building, Rutland

  • John Hebert, Director of Operation and Maintenance, Buildings & General Services
3:00 PM

-

Project focus:
Burn building, Pittsford

  • Kevin Henderson, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 2, 2018
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1:00 PM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Richard Grassi
1:15 PM

Capital Bill

Military request

  • BG Michael T. Heston, Deputy Adjutant General, Military Department
  • John Patry, Military Operations Supervisor, Military Department
1:35 PM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

Language clarification

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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1:30 PM

-

A resolution which will authorize Forests, Parks, and Recreation commissioner to conduct some real estate transactions including amending a lease

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
2:30 PM

Capital Budget Projects

  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
3:00 PM

Confirmation Hearing

  • Rachel Feldman, Member, Capitol Complex Commission
  • Susan Hayward, Member, Capitol Complex Commission
  • Heather Shouldice, Member
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following floor

Grant funding to municipalities through VTrans

  • Sue Scribner, Director, Municipal Assistance Bureau, Agency of Transportation
2:00 PM

Capital Budget Adjustment, Sec. 11

Aeration system at Lake Carmi and phosphorus extraction equipment

  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Perry Thomas, Program Manager, Watershed Management Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:30 PM

Capital Bill

Statehouse - Replacement of switch gear and Emergency generator

  • Teigh Southworth, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
-

Capital Bill

Statewide Correctional Facilities -door control replacement
120 State StreetMontpelier - life safety and infrastructure improvements

  • Lauren Washburn, Building Engineer, Buildings and General Services

Thursday, February 8, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following floor

Capital Bill

Lines 94-97

  • Emily Bird, Clean Water Initiative Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:00 PM

Capital Bill

lines 87, 88, and 89

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Marcey hodgon, Finance Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
3:30 PM

Capital Bill

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Friday, February 9, 2018
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1:00 PM

Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition Board

  • Tony Brault, Troy Beef Farmers
  • Mike Donaghue, Executive Director, Outdoor Gear Exchange
  • Tyler Miller, Stewardship Director, VLT
  • Geraldine Twitchell, Board Member, Rochester Community Care Home, Inc.
  • Amy Wright, Park House
2:00 PM

Northwest State Correctional Facility

Forensic beds

  • Michael Kuhn, Design & Construction Program Chief, Department of Buildings & General Services
2:30 PM

Capital Bill

Woodside Facility

  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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1:30 PM

DOC Campus Proposal

  • Cornelius Hogan, former Secretary, Agency of Human Services
2:00 AM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Funds and support for adult technical training

  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Jay Ramsey, Director, Career and Technical Education, Agency of Education
2:30 PM

Facility Condition Assessments versus Deferred Maintenance

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
3:30 PM

S.80 - An act relating to the authority of correctional officers to carry firearms

  • Michael Arace, Correctional Officer, Brattleboro VSEA Corrections Bargaining Unit
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Counsel, Judicial Nominating Board
  • Vincent Illuzzi, Former Chair, VSEA

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following floor

Recovery Day

  • Robert Blaise, Rutland
  • Tracey Hauck, Director, Rutland Recovery Center
  • Eric Maguire, Rutland
2:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Line 156 and 139 - Civil War

  • Howard Coffin, Civil War Historian, Self Advocate

Thursday, February 15, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:30 PM

Proposed Joint Resolution Pertaining to State Lands

Recommendations

  • Michael Chernick, Drafter, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Sponsor
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
3:55 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
  • Max Titus, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

Friday, February 16, 2018
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1:00 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

  • Miro Weinberger, Mayor, City Of Burlington
1:45 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Vermont State College

  • Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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1:15 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

  • Sen. Tim Ashe, Sponsor
  • Sen. Claire Ayer, Sponsor
  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Anthony Folland, Manager of Clinical Services, Department of Health
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Sen. Dick Sears, Sponsor
2:00 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

Committee discussion and possible vote


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following floor

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Sponsor
2:45 PM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Rep. Lynn Batchelor, Sponsor
3:00 PM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

Committee discussion and possible vote


Thursday, February 22, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following floor

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

Committee discussion

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

Discussion of potential for additional cost to Department of Corrections. Discussion and possible vote.

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Friday, February 23, 2018
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1:00 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

review, discussion, and possible vote

1:30 PM

H.519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Walleye hatcheries

  • Bob Samson, President, Lake Champlain Walleye Association
  • Cubby Smith, Vice President, Lake Champlain Walleye Association

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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1:00 PM

Capital Bill

Veteran's home

  • Al Faxon, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
  • Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
1:30 PM

Capital Bill

Lake Carmi treatment plan

  • Perry Thomas, Program Manager, Watershed Management Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following the floor

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

Review, discussion of changes, and possible vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 1, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 1, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, March 2, 2018
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1:00 PM

Capital Bill

line 94 - truck/skidder bridges funding and design

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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1:00 PM

TBD

forensics unit

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health AHS
  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
3:30 PM

Capital Bill

Sec. 11

  • Sue Scribner, Director, Municipal Assistance Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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15 minutes following the floor

Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (H. 777)

anticipated start time: 2:30
time allotted to testimony: 1:30

  • Jared Caprpenter , Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Terisa Thomas, DEC CWSRF Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources

Thursday, March 15, 2018
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15 minutes following floor time

Capital Budget Adjustments

Cherry Street and other Capital Bill projects
projected start time: 2:30

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Friday, March 16, 2018
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1:30 PM

Capital Budget Adjustment, Sec. 11

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
2:00 PM

Bills to be determined

walk-throughs


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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1:30 PM

Capital Bill

walk-through of bill as recommended by House Corrections and Institutions

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

walk-through

  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Curt Taylor, Representative
3:00 PM

Fleet management

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Harmony Wilder, Fleet Manager, Buildings & General Services
3:15 PM

H.551 - An act relating to flags and flag-flying protocol

walk-through

  • Rep. Marcia Martel, Reporter
  • Rep. Maida Townsend

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 22, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following the floor

Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund ( H. 777)

  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Rose Paul, Director of Science and Fresh Water Programs, The Nature Conservancy
  • Terisa Thomas, DEC CWSRF Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
3:00 PM

H.806 - An act relating to the Southeast State Correctional Facility

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 23, 2018
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-

No Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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1:15 PM

H.806 - An act relating to the Southeast State Correctional Facility

  • Rep. Paul Belaski
  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
  • Tom Marsh, Town Manager, Windsor, VT
  • Sen. Alice W. Nitka
3:30 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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1:30 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following the floor

Capital Bill - Line 48

  • John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information
2:45 PM

Capital Bill - Line 22

Rockingham - State Office Building Reuse to reduce leased space in Springfield

  • Jennifer Fitch, Deputy Commissioner, Buildings & General Services
-

Capital Bill - line 19

Rutland - Asa Bloomer Building, rehabilitation of system components, planning and use study to determine best course for future use

  • Jennifer Fitch, Deputy Commissioner, Buildings & General Services
3:00 PM

Capital Bill - Line 136

Robert H. Wood CJFSTC - East Cottage Rehabilitation

  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Kevin Henderson, Operations and Maintenance Program Chief, Department of Buildings & General Services

Thursday, March 29, 2018
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1:30 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following floor

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Room 11 - possible vote

  • Rep. Daniel Connor, Reporter
  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
  • Steven Fisher, Medical Doctor, Centurian
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Nicholas Palmisano, Citizen, Bennington Center, Vermont Recovery Network
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Simha Ravven, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Vermont Medical Society
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

Friday, March 30, 2018
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-

No Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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1:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Maintenance of ships: Lois McClure and C.L. Churchill
Community outreach initiatives

  • Art Cohn, Co-Founder, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
2:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

committee discussion

3:00 PM

H.551 - An act relating to flags and flag-flying protocol

possible vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Deborah Ferrell, Executive Manager, Government Business Services Division, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature
3:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Sound System Assessment

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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1:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Forensics and mental health - response to version as passed by the House
Meeting in room 10

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
2:45 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Cherry Street

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
3:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

sound system language

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 5, 2018
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Capital Bill - Line 137 School Safety and Security Grant Program

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Robert Evans, Manager of Organizational Assessment & K12 Services, Margolis Healy
  • Emily Harris, Northeast Regional Emergency Management Program Coordinator, Department of Public Safety
2:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Sec. 61, E-911

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
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H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Sec. 61 - Adult technology education

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
2:45 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

House amendments

  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
3:00 PM

H.551 - An act relating to flags and flag-flying protocol

possible vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

possible vote

  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 6, 2018
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1:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Sec. 61 - School Design Grants

  • Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education
  • Cassandra Ryan, Fiscal and Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Agency of Education
1:30 PM

Vermont Achievement Center

Transitional Housing Reentry Programs

  • Eric Maguire, Director, DOC Reentry Housing Programs
2:00 PM

Capital Bill

Sec. 3, Human Services

  • Jeffrey McKee, VP, Community & Behavioral Health Services, Rutland Regional Medical Center

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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1:15 PM

120 State Street Repairs

  • Joseph Aja, Interim Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
2:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Sec. 11 overview

  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
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H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Sec. 11, Lines 96 and 99

  • Richard Amore, Planning & Project Manager, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Daniel Dutcher, Senior Environmental Policy Analyst, Agency of Transportation
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Perry Thomas, Program Manager, Watershed Management Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Requested adjustment for 132 State Street

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
4:00 PM

H.806 - An act relating to the Southeast State Correctional Facility

Committee discussion


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:30 PM

H.777 - An act relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund

  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Sponsor, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Mark A. MacDonald
  • Terisa Thomas, DEC CWSRF Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Committee discussion


Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following the floor

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Agriculture Fairs

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Finance Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Lauren Masseria, Senior Agriculture Development Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
3:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Friday, April 13, 2018
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1:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Committee discussion

2:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Water quality

  • Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission
  • Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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1:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Meeting in Room 10: Mental health and forensic beds

  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Louis Josephson, Chief Executive Officer, Brattleboro Retreat
  • Kevin Mullin, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
3:15 PM

H.777 - An act relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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2:00 PM

Land Reservation Request

  • Howard Coffin, Civil War Historian, Self Advocate
2:05 PM

H.777 - An act relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund

Committee discussion

2:15 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Sound system language

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature
2:30 PM

H.777 - An act relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund

  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:40 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

  • Ken Gragg, Financial Director, Military Department
3:15 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Forensics and mental health proposal

  • Robert Pierattini, Chief of Psychiatry, University of Vermont Medical Center
3:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Mark up


Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Meeting Record
15 minutes following the floor

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Capital equipment assistance grants for Phosphorus extraction equipment

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Chase Goodrich, Salisbury
  • Bill Rowell, Board Member and Green Mountain Dairy Farm owner, Green Mountain Dairy, Sheldon
2:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Sec. 11, committee discussion and mark up

3:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Friday, April 20, 2018
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1:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Additional beds for Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

  • Vincent Illuzzi, Attorney/Lobyist, VSEA
1:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Mark-up


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.806 - An act relating to the Southeast State Correctional Facility

Committee discussion and possible vote

2:00 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

E-911 compliance

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
2:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Mark-up and possible vote

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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11:00 AM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

mark up

15 minutes following the floor

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Testimony on Vermont Telecommunications Authority appropriations, mark-up and possible vote

  • Michael Birnbaum, Pear Networks
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
3:30 PM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Proposal

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Thursday, April 26, 2018
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11:00 AM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
15 minutes following floor

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Committee discussion and possible vote


Friday, April 27, 2018
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Meeting Record
11:00 AM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Assign sections to committee members for reporting


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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1:15 PM

H.874 - An act relating to inmate access to prescription drugs

Tentative walkthrough contingent on House action

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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-

No Meeting Scheduled


Thursday, May 3, 2018
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11:15 AM

Committee Discussion


Friday, May 4, 2018
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-

No Meeting Scheduled


Monday, May 7, 2018
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15 minutes following a called recess

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Committee discussion


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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No Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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10:20 AM

H.923 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Committee discussion


Thursday, May 10, 2018
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-

No Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 11, 2018
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No Meeting Scheduled