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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 4, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor Shumlin's Farewell Address


Thursday, January 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Introductions

Committee Members

9:30 AM

Floor Convenes

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Inaugural Message


Friday, January 6, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Introductions

Legislative Council Staff

9:30 AM

Floor Convenes

10:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Chamber

11:00 AM

Security Training

House Chamber

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Overview

Agency of Human Services

  • Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
3:00 PM

Adjourn


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

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Families & Children (DCF)

  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Families & Children: Child Development Division

  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

HomeShare Vermont

  • Kirby Dunn, Executive Director, HomeShare Vermont
  • Christina Goodwin, HomeShare Now Vermont
9:15 AM

Overview

Department of Health: Alcohol & 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
10:00 AM

Overview

Department of Health: Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
Department of Vermont Health Access: Substance Abuse Services

  • 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
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

House Floor

2:30 PM

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living (DAIL)

  • Clayton Clark, Director, Division for Licensing and Protection
  • Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Megan Tierney-Ward, Adult Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 12, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

iPad Training

11:15 AM

Security Update

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Children & Families:
Family Services Division

  • Karen Shea, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 13, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Children & Families: Economic Services Division

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, 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

Overview

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
2:00 PM

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Overview

Vermont Medicaid Global Commitment to Health Waiver

  • Selina Hickman, Director of Health Care Operations, Compliance & Improvement, Agency of Human Services
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Overview

Department of Health

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Heidi Gortakowski, Performance Improvement Manager, Vermont Department  of Health
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Overview

Community Action Programs (CAPS)

  • Linda Bryant, Micro Business Development Program (MBDP) and Individual Development Account(IDA) Participant, Senior Circuit, LLC
  • Diana Henry, ASPIRE Project
  • Kate Larose, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Joe Patrissi, Executive Director, NEKCA
  • Rachel Tatro, Post Secondary Education and Financial Capability Participant, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Janet Youkeles, MBDP Participant, Kingdom Provisions, Northeast Kingdom Community Action
10:00 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

House Floor

  • Congressman Peter Welch, U.S. House of Representatives
11:15 AM

Overview

Agency of Human Services; Department for Children and Families; Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)

  • Emily Higgins, Community Services Program Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
  • Joe Patrissi, Executive Director, NEKCA
  • Sarah Phillips, Chief Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
  • Geoff Wilcox, Weatherization Program Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Agency of Human Services: Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Charlie Biss, Director, Children and Family Services, Department of Mental Health
  • Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Bill Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health
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FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department for Families and Children: Reach-Up & Woodside

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Richard Donahey, Operations Director, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Brian Evans, Chief Fiscal Officer, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
4:00 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

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

Adjourn


Thursday, January 19, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Memo to Appropriations

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

Overview

Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality Affordable Childcare Report

  • Charlotte Ancel, Chair, Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality Affordable Childcare
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families
  • Sarah Squirrel, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Committee Discussion

11:00 AM

iPad Training

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Early Childhood Development

Research & Practice: Brain Development -Early Childhood and Adolescence

Joint Hearing with House Education Committee-Rm 11

  • Kathi Apgar, Childcare Provider, Y Early Childcare Program, UVM Medical Center
  • Barbara Frankowski, M.D., MPH, Prof. of Gen. Pediatrics & Adolescent Med., Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Vermont
  • Breena Holmes MD, Director of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Health
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 20, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Review

HHS Bills from 2013-2016

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Poverty in Vermont

Pathways Out of Poverty Council 2016 Report

  • Marissa Parisi, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

Governor's Budget Address

Joint Assembly


Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Department of Health

Maternal and Child Health Division Overview

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
  • Adam Poulin, Children with Special Health Needs Program Administrator, Department of Health
  • Theresa Soares, Parent
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Department for Children and Families

Office of Child Support- Overview and Data

  • Robin Arnell, Director, Office of Child Support
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Divisions of Developmental Disabilities Services and Vocational Rehabilitation, including Creative Workforce Solutions-Overview

  • Hugh Bradshaw, Employment Services Manager, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Roy Gerstenberger, Director, Developmental Disabilities Services Division, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • DJ Masi, Creative Workforce Solutions
  • James Smith, Budget and Policy Manager, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
4:15 PM

Act 116

Charge to Foster Parent Working Group

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

Adjourn


Thursday, January 26, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Department of Health

Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (ADAP)Part II-Overview

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program,Vermont Department of Health
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Foster Parent Working Group 2016 Report

Overview

  • Lissa Schneckenburger, Chair, Foster Parent Working Group, Foster Parent and member of, Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association
  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS)

Overview and Demonstration

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Hannah Hauser, VPMS Manager, Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • James Ulager, Primary Care Physician, Hinesburg Family Practice, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Jason Williams, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, University of Vermont Medical Center
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 27, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, Sponsor
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H.115 - An act relating to defining an ounce of marijuana for the purpose of therapeutic use

  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
  • Rep. Cynthia Weed, Sponsor
  • Rep. David Yacovone, Sponsor
11:15 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Day

  • Katie Burkholder
  • Beth Sightler, Executive Director, Champlain Community Services
  • Tamara Ulman, Community Inclusion Facilitator, Champlain Community Services
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Roadmap to End Homelessness

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Larry Oaks, Director, CSH New England, Corporation of Supportive Housing
  • Sarah Phillips, Chief Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Agency of Human Services

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
9:15 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Department for Families & Children

  • Brian Evans, Chief Fiscal Officer, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:45 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

DVHA -Alcohol & Drug Abuse

  • Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Carrie Hathaway, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
10:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Department of Health including Hub & Spoke

  • Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Global Commitment Waiver Renewal

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

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Bill Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
11:30 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Department of Mental Health-Children's Mental Health

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health
11:45 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Housing

  • Angus Chaney, Director of Housing, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Early Childhood Care

  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:30 AM

Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition

  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Krysten Farrell, Community Health Centers of Burlington
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Department for Children and Families

Children in Need of Supervision Proceedings and Mandatory Reporters

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 3, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Committee Discussion

11:00 AM

Tobacco Prevention

Our Voices Xposed (OVX) Youth Group Rally
Room 11

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Review

HHS Bills from 2013-2016

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

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Analysis of Early Childhood & Family Mental Health in Vermont Report

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Brenda Bean, Report Author
  • Charlie Biss, Director, Children and Family Services, Department of Mental Health
  • Tabitha McGlynn, New Leaf Program, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Maria O'Haene, New Leaf Progam, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Ethics Training

House Chamber

10:15 AM

Committee Discussion

10:45 AM

Pathways Vermont

  • Lindsay Casale, Housing First Program Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Matt Kaigle, Support Staff, Soteria
11:15 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

H.201 - An act relating to length of stay at designated shelters

  • Jim Forbes, Director, Residential Licensing & Special Investigations, Department for Children and Families
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bethany Pombar, Director, Vermont Coalition for Homeless and Runaway Youth
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
2:45 PM

Poverty in Vermont

Poverty Council Report

  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 9, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

Walk through

  • Amy Brady, Development Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Walter Morris, Retired
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Community Profiles

  • Heidi Gortakowski, Performance Improvement Manager, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Director, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Developmental Disability Services in Designated Agencies

Overview

  • Bill Ashe, Executive Director, Upper Valley Services
  • Dillon Burns, Vermont Care Partners
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners
  • Susan Yuan, Parent, Developmental Services
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 10, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

H.176 - An act relating to the assessment of Vermont’s public benefit structure

Bill Introductions

  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, Sponsor
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H.32 - An act relating to the provision of traumatic brain injury services to family members of active duty service members

  • Rep. Maxine Grad, Sponsor
  • Rep. Helen Head, Sponsor
  • Rep. James Masland, Sponsor
  • Rep. James Masland, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

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Worker Safety

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Budget Assignments

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Early Childhood Development

Joint Hearing with House Education - Room 11

  • Amy Fowler, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Recovery Day

Promoting Wellness in Vermont

  • David Riegel, Executive Director, Vermont Foundation of Recovery
9:30 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Kennedy, Guardian Ad Litem Program Manager, Court Administrator's Office
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, Sponsor
11:00 AM

Lunch

12:00 PM

Film re: Social Determinants of Health

" Resilience" Room 11 Option 1

1:15 PM

FLOOR

15 min after Floor

Wage and Public Benefits

Wage Levels and fiscal "Slopes"
Joint Hearing with House General, Human Services, Ways and Means, and House Commerce.
In House Chamber

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
3:45 PM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

How to Read a Budget Crosswalk

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
4:30 PM

Film re: Social Determinants of Health

" Resilience" Room 11 Option 2


Thursday, February 16, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Committee Discussion

9:15 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

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

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Reach-Up

Evaluation of Reach Up Report
Leaving Reach Up Report

  • 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
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Transitional Benefits Alternative

  • Marissa Parisi, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Maple Leaf's Closing

Contingency Plan

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program,Vermont Department of Health
  • Jack Duffy, President, Valley Vista
  • Rep. Diane Lanpher, Vergennes
  • Beth Tanzman, Executive Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.201 - An act relating to length of stay at designated shelters

Mark Up & Vote

  • Geoff Beyor, Shelter Parent
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kreig Pinkham, Director, Washington County Youth Services Bureau/Boys and Girls Club
  • Bethany Pombar, Director, Vermont Coalition for Homeless and Runaway Youth
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Individual Committee Member Work

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Early Childhood Development

Statewide Coordination

  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
3:30 PM

Early Childhood Development

Building Bright Futures Report

  • Sarah Squirrel, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Manual of Home Visiting Standards
Healthy Families America Home Visitor Program

  • Katherine Harding, National Director, Healthy Families America Research
  • Linda Johnson, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
  • Robyn Lipkowitz, Program Director, Human Services, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Syd Wessel, National Director, Healthy Families America
11:15 AM

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Parents as Teachers

  • Claire Kendall, Co-Director, Family Center of Washington County
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Bill Introductions

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H.187 - An act relating to prohibiting smoking outside places of business

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Rep. Johannah Donovan, Sponsor
  • Rep. Marianna Gamache, Sponsor
  • Rep. Brian Keefe, Sponsor
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Sponsor
  • Rep. Curtis McCormack, Sponsor
  • Rep. Curtis McCormack, Sponsor
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, Sponsor
  • Rep. Theresa Wood, Sponsor
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 23, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Individual Committee Member Work

10:30 AM

Choices for Care

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Bill Kelley, Finance & Administration Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Megan Tierney-Ward, Adult Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After Floor

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Individual Committee Member Work

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

-

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Shullenberger, Lobbyist, Coalition for Tobacco Free Vermont
  • Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

Evidence Based Policy Making

Room 11

  • Robyn Liu, Center for Evidence-Based Policy
  • Duke Shepard, Deputy Director, Center for Evidence-Based Policy
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Committee Discussion

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
10:00 AM

H.265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Angela Smith-Dieng, Director of State Unit of Aging, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Committee Discussion

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
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H.176 - An act relating to the assessment of Vermont’s public benefit structure

  • Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erin Oalican , Reach-Up Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Employment for People with Disabilities

  • Eileen Casey, Governor's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities
  • Sam Liss, Chair, State Rehabilitation Council
  • DJ Masi, Governor's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities
  • Lisa Maynes, Parent, Vermont Family Network & Vocational Rehabilitation
10:15 AM

Prevention Continuum

  • Julie Arel, Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Henry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Daniel Daltry, Program Chief, HIV, STD, Hepatitis, Vermont Department of Health
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 3, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.281 - An act relating to preventing adverse childhood experiences

Walk-through

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

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

  • Hope Lukas, Foster Parent
1:15 PM

H.265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Mark Up & Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

The General Assembly is on break for Town Meeting Day week.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

"Supporting Vermont's Foster Parents Through Innovative Systems of Support"

  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:40 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

Mark Up & Vote

  • Laura Bosworth, Social Worker, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Steve McLaughlin, Social Worker, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

Early Childhood Day at Capitol Plaza

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

H.326 - An act relating to eligibility and calculation of grant or subsidy amount for Reach Up, Reach Ahead, and the Child Care Services Program

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

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

Adjourn


Thursday, March 16, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.326 - An act relating to eligibility and calculation of grant or subsidy amount for Reach Up, Reach Ahead, and the Child Care Services Program

Mark Up

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Michelle Fay, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:15 AM

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

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

Break

11:00 AM

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.326 - An act relating to eligibility and calculation of grant or subsidy amount for Reach Up, Reach Ahead, and the Child Care Services Program

Mark Up & Vote

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

Adjourn


Friday, March 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Mark Up

  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Mark Up & Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.326 - An act relating to eligibility and calculation of grant or subsidy amount for Reach Up, Reach Ahead, and the Child Care Services Program

Mark Up & Vote

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:30 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:30 PM

FLOOR

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Introduction

  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Analyst, Department of Health
9:50 AM

Break

10:00 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

Discussion of letter to be sent to Department for Children and Families and Judges

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, Sponsor, St. Johnsbury, VT
11:00 AM

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Budget Language Updates

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 23, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

11:15 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

Letter to Court and Department for Children and Families

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

2:30 PM

H.283 - An act relating to protecting against financial exploitation of vulnerable adults

Walk through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

Judicial Retention

Joint Assembly


Friday, March 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.326 - An act relating to eligibility and calculation of grant or subsidy amount for Reach Up, Reach Ahead, and the Child Care Services Program

Possible Amendments

-

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Possible Amendments

10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:30 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Commitee Room

Meet to car pool to field trip

9:00 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Visit to Dispensary

11:00 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Committee Discussion

11:30 AM

Vermont Network Advocacy Day

  • Ryan Addario, Economic Justice Advocate, Steps to End Domestic Violence
  • Eliza Cain, Family Court Advocate, Circle
  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 30, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

FY18 Budget-all day

3:15 PM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Walk through

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 31, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

FY18 Budget continued

1:15 PM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

reviewing letter to courts and DCF

1:45 PM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

-

Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

  • Margo Austin, Student Assistance Program Counselor, Burlington High School
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Jill Rinehart, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Chapter
  • Cynthia Thomas, Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Vermont Department of Health
  • Lori Tatsapaugh Uerz, Direction of Prevention Services, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Vermont Department  of Health
  • Robert Uerz, Education Programs Coordinator Tobacco Use Prevention, Agency of Education
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Woodside Juvenile Facility

Visit

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

Medication Assisted Treatment

Joint Hearing with House Corrections and Institutions-Room 10

  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, Howard Center
  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Lisa Menard, Acting Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 6, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Emerging Best Practices in Employment Programs

Capital Plaza

  • LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Marijuana for Symptom Relief Oversight Committee Report

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center
4:00 PM

Financial Capability

  • Robert Friedman, Founder, Assets and Financial Capability Field
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Dispensaries

  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Dispensaries

  • Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
-

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Patient

  • Alan Newman
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Grassroots Vermont
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

H.517 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

Walk-through

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tierney O'Meara, Universal PreK Coordinator, Agency of Education
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

  • Bryon Adinoff, Addiction Psychiatry Consultant, Adinoff Addiction Psychiatry, PLCC
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Joseph McSherry, Chair, Marijuana for Symptom Relief Oversight Committee
  • Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Medication Assisted Treatment

  • Rep. Michael Hebert
  • Jeremy Morrison, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
9:30 AM

S.95 - An act relating to sexual assault nurse examiners

Walk through

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

S.95 - An act relating to sexual assault nurse examiners

  • Sarah Robinson, Program Coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:50 AM

Break

11:10 AM

S.95 - An act relating to sexual assault nurse examiners

continued

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Sarah Robinson, Program Coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, April 13, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Overdose Awareness Day

  • Jeannette Birch, Parent, NEK End Addiction
  • Michael Bouffard, Public Relations & Marketing, Teen Challenge Vermont
  • Richard Welch, Executive Director, Teen Challenge Vermont
  • Missy Zebrowski, NEK End Addiction
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Overview of Practices Related to Opiate Treatment

  • Jessa Barnard, General Counsel and Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society
  • Meghan McCann, Senior Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, April 14, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.133 - An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination

Sections 7-10

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

Caucuses

11:40 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Governor's Proclamation on Advance Directives

Governor's Ceremonial Office

1:30 PM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Committee Discussion

  • Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
  • Jason Steele, Office of Legislative Council
2:40 PM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Bernard Barriere, President and Chief Technical Officer, Vermont Green Grow
  • Peter Burcat, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Green Grow
  • Jack Tomarchio, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Vermont Green Grow
3:10 PM

Break

3:30 PM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Mack Jones, Office of Legislative Council
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Ronald Patient
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
  • Jason Steele, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Walk-through of Senate Amendment

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Gini Milkey, Director, Community of Vermont Elders (COVE)
  • Jamie Renner, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Vermont Attorney General
  • Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Jacob Speidel, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
  • Mike Patient
  • Nancy Patient
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

S.133 - An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination

Committee Discussion

  • Susan Aranoff, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 20, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Jessa Barnard, General Counsel and Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society
  • Sandra Steingard, Medical Director, HowardCenter
9:00 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Alex Ford, Executive Director, Grassroots Vermont, formerly known as Rutland County Organics
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
10:15 AM

Break

10:50 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Ernie Patient
  • Karen Patient
  • Tim Trevithick, Student Assistance Program, SAM-VT
11:30 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Brandon Dispensary
  • Mack Jones, Office of Legislative Council
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Glenn Hall, Commander, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Vermont State Police
9:30 AM

FLOOR

after floor adjourns & lunch

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark-Up

  • 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.
  • Simha Ravven, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Social Impact Bonds

  • Emily Schneider, Student, Dartmouth College
  • Brian Thorpe, Student, Dartmouth College
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark Up

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Hollar, Lobbyist, Brandon Dispensary
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Walk through

  • Amy Fowler, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark-Up

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 27, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.517 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education
9:30 AM

Break

9:45 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark -Up & Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Mack Jones, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark Up & Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
3:45 PM

FY2018 State Budget Review Sections

Discussion of AHS sections of FY2018 Budget Bill as Amended by the Senate

4:15 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

Report from Dept. for Children and Families and Superior Court

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor

TBA

2:00 PM

S.95 - An act relating to sexual assault nurse examiners

Committee Discussion

2:15 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Mark-Up & Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

FLOOR


Monday, May 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

FLOOR


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Committee Discussion

9:15 AM

S.16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Amendments

  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Rep. Curtis McCormack
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:15 PM

Lunch

12:40 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Amendment

  • Rep. Cynthia Browning
1:00 PM

Caucuses

2:00 PM

FLOOR

Time is approximate


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

1:30 PM

Lunch

1:55 PM

Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Amendments

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.95 - An act relating to sexual assault nurse examiners

Mark Up & Vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
9:30 AM

FLOOR


Friday, May 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

FLOOR


Saturday, May 6, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR


Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

15 mins after the Floor

Committee Discussion

Out of Session Legislative Activities

  • Rep. Sandy Haas, Justice Oversight Committee
  • Rep. Francis McFaun, Residential Care Homes
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki, ACE Working Group
  • Rep. Theresa Wood, Poverty Council & Building Bright Futures
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Caucus

2:00 PM

Recommended Reform of Act 166 Report

Joint Hearing with House & Senate Education Committee
Room 11

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education
3:30 PM

Committee Discussion

Out of Session Legislative Activities

  • Rep. Marianna Gamache, Community Updates
  • Rep. Brian Keefe, Minimum Wage Working Group
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes, Community Updates
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Governor's Marijuana Commission
  • Rep. Carl Rosenquist, Community Updates
  • Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Opioid Sub-Committee
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber


Friday, January 5, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 mins after Floor

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

  • Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Clayton Clark, Director, Division for Licensing and Protection
  • Pam Cota, Long Term Care Licensing Chief, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Judy Henkin, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Lauren Hibbert, General Counsel, Secretary of State's Office
  • Suzanne Leavitt, State Survey Agency Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Sean Londergan, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Robin Lunge, Board Member, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Overview

Reports Due to Committee

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

immediately following Floor

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Chamber

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment FY2018

Department for Children and Families

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Brian Evans, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Homelessness Awareness Day

Joint Hearing with H. Committee on Housing, General & Military Affairs - Room 11

  • Margaret Bozik, Director of Asset Management & Special Initiatives, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Elizabeth Bridgewater, Executive Director, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Alison Lyndes Calderara M.Ed, CEO, Community Health Center, Burlington
  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Josh Davis, Executive Director, GroundWorks Collaborative, Brattleboro
  • Tom Donahue, Executive Director, BROC Community Action, Rutland
  • Deborah Hall, Executive Director, Homeless Prevention Center, Rutland
  • Katelyn Hanson, Homeless Healthcare Program Outreahc/Case Worker, Safe Harbor Health Center
  • Brooke Jenkins, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Haven, Barre
  • Peter Kellerman, Co-Director, John W. Graham Emergency Shelter
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment FY2018

Tobacco Fund

  • Matt Riven, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
-

Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment FY2018

Department for Families and Children

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Brian Evans, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Michelle Fay, Executive Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Claire Kendall, Co-Director, Parent Child Center Network
  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Alliance
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erin Oalican , Reach-Up/TANF Program Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Parent-Child Centers
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

  • Clayton Clark, Director, Division for Licensing and Protection
  • Judy Henkin, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Suzanne Leavitt, State Survey Agency Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Sean Londergan, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment FY2018

Agency of Human Services

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:10 AM

H.271 - An act relating to administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Faye Conte, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

1:30 PM

Overview

Reports Due to Committee

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

H.544 - An act relating to the creation of the Meals on Wheels Fund

Bill Introductions

  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Sponsor
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Sponsor
-

H.553 - An act relating to hospital budgets and reinvesting hospital budget surpluses in social determinants of health

  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
  • Rep. Carl Rosenquist, Sponsor
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Sponsor
  • Rep. David Yacovone, Sponsor
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 12, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

H.199 - An act relating to reinstating legislative members to the Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

  • Patsy French, Former Legislative Member of Alzheimer's Commission
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Martha Richardson, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

TBD

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.608 - An act relating to creating an Older Vermonters Act working group

  • Janet Hunt, Executive Director, Vermont Association of the Area Agencies on Aging
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Adult Days
  • Angela Smith-Dieng, Director of State Unit of Aging, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Opioid Coordination Council

Overview of Report

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Jolinda LaClair, Director, Drug Prevention Policy, Agency of Administration
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Department for Children and Families

Child Development Division Updates

  • Christel Michaud, Director of Childcare Licensing, Department for Children and Families
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
11:30 AM

Child Development

Head Start

  • Paul Behrman, Director, Champlain Valley Head Start
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.608 - An act relating to creating an Older Vermonters Act working group

Mark Up

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Angela Smith-Dieng, Director of State Unit of Aging, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
-

H.199 - An act relating to reinstating legislative members to the Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Mark Up & Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Martha Richardson, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 18, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.589 - An act relating to the reasonable and prudent parent standard

Walk-through & testimony

  • Amanda Churchhill, Policy & Practice Specialist, Juvenile Justice/Adolescent Services, Department for Children and Families
  • Nate Farnham, Youth Development Program Leadership Group
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Anne Ward, Foster Parent
  • James Waterman, Youth Development Program Leadership Group
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.589 - An act relating to the reasonable and prudent parent standard

continued-Vote

  • Worth Allen, Intern, Office of Legislative Council
  • Valerie Clark, Former Foster Parent
  • Abigail Lowell, Youth Development Program Leadership Group
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

Government Accountability Committee Report

& Other Committee Reports

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 19, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 minutes after Floor

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

How Are Vermont's Young Children and Families? 2017 Report

  • Sarah Squirrell, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

H.608 - An act relating to creating an Older Vermonters Act working group

Mark-Up and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

immediately following adjournment

Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Governor's FY 2019 Budget Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber

30 Minutes Following Gov's Budget Address

H.686 - An act relating to establishing the Child Fatality Review Team

Walk Through of Bill

  • Sally Kerschner, Maternal and Child Health Injury Prevention, Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.673 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the Reach Up program

Walk Through of Bill
Reach-Up Report Review

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Rep. Brian Keefe, Sponsor
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erin Oalican , Reach-Up/TANF Program Director, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.690 - An act relating to explanation of advance directives and treating clinicians who may sign a DNR/COLST

Walk Through of Bill

  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Sandy Haas, Sponsor
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Sean Londergan, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 25, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Evaluation and Next Steps for Early Learning Challenge Grant
Joint Hearing with House Education Committee
Room 11

  • Karin Edwards, Director, Integrated Support for Learning, Pre-K-Grade 8, Agency of Education
  • Breena Holmes MD, Director of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Health
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Sarah Squirrell, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
  • Julie Cadwallader Staub, Director, Vermont's Early Learning Challenge Grant, Child Development Div., Dept. for Families and Children
11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

Community Action Day

Individual Development Accounts and Financial Coaching

  • Leroy Nedd, Individual Development Account Program and Micro-Business Development Participant, South Burlington
  • Liz Scharf, Savings and Credit Program Coordinator, Capstone Community Action
11:45 AM

Security Briefing

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature
  • Matthew Romei, Chief of Capitol Police, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.271 - An act relating to administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Faye Conte, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 26, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS)

Overview

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Hogan Smith, Pharmacy Student
-

H.647 - An act relating to access to Vermont Prescription Monitoring System data by academic researchers

Walk Through of Bill

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jason Williams, Director of Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Medical Center
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

15 mins. after Floor

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.647 - An act relating to access to Vermont Prescription Monitoring System data by academic researchers

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Charles MacLean, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Primary Care, Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program, Larner College of Medicine at the UVM
3:00 PM

H.690 - An act relating to explanation of advance directives and treating clinicians who may sign a DNR/COLST

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sean Londergan, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Community Vermont Elders
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

  • Rebecca Chalifoux, Staff Attorney, Division of Rate Setting, Agency of Human Services Central Office
  • Clayton Clark, Director, Division for Licensing and Protection, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Pam Cota, Long Term Care Licensing Chief, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Kathleen Denette, Director, Division of Rate Setting, Agency of Human Services Central Office
  • Judy Henkin, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Jessica Holmes, Member, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Suzanne Leavitt, State Survey Agency Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Sean Londergan, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
11:30 AM

Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • Clay Gilbert, Director, Substance Abuse and Adult Outpatient Services, Rutland Mental Health Services
  • Elizabeth Sightler, Executive Director, Champlain Community Services & President, Vermont Care Network
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.690 - An act relating to explanation of advance directives and treating clinicians who may sign a DNR/COLST

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Agency of Human Services

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Matt Riven, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.686 - An act relating to establishing the Child Fatality Review Team

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Elizabeth Bundock, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
  • Sally Kerschner, Maternal and Child Health Injury Prevention, Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:30 AM

Department of Vermont Health Access

Medicaid Acupuncture Pilot Project Outcomes Report

  • Robert Davis, Principle Investigator, Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in the Vermont Medicaid Population study
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Acupuncture Association, Necrason Group
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.686 - An act relating to establishing the Child Fatality Review Team

Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

H.673 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the Reach Up program

Mark-Up & Possible Vote

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Kelli Kazmarski, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erin Oalican , Reach-Up/TANF Program 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


Friday, February 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

H.690 - An act relating to explanation of advance directives and treating clinicians who may sign a DNR/COLST

Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

  • Melissa Garrett-Riegel, Director of Statewide Systems and Community Collaboration, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Home Visiting-Room 10

  • Lynn Kemp, Director,Translational Research & Social Innovation, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Western Sydney University
  • Reeva Sullivan Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Child Development, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living (DAIL)

  • Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Bill Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Clare McFadden, Developmental Disabilities Division Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
4:00 PM

H.774 - An act relating to receivership proceedings for long-term care facilities

Walk-Through of Bill

  • Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.686 - An act relating to establishing the Child Fatality Review Team

Amendment

  • Rep. Brian Keefe, Bill Sponsor
9:15 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Department for Children and Families
-Economic Services Division
-Office of Economic Opportunity

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Brian Evans, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Department for Children & Families continued
-Family Services Division
-Child Development Division

  • Brian Evans, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

Opioid Coordination Council

Report Overview Continued

  • Jolinda LaClair, Director, Drug Prevention Policy, Agency of Administration
  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
3:15 PM

H.673 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the Reach Up program

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 8, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.673 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the Reach Up program

Vote

9:20 AM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Walk-Through of Bill

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Department of Health

  • Paul Daley, Financial Director, Vermont Department of Health
  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Anna Swenson, Financial Manager, Vermont Department of Health
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H. - An act relating to prekindergarten education

Overview

  • Kate Rogers, Early Learning Team Lead, Agency of Education
  • Rep. David Sharpe, Chair, House Committee on Education
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 9, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.690 - An act relating to explanation of advance directives and treating clinicians who may sign a DNR/COLST

Amendments

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Rep. George W. Till
9:00 AM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition Day

  • Sara Kobylenski , Executive Director, Upper Valley Haven
  • Geraldine Twitchell, Board Member, Rochester Community Care Home, Inc.
  • Andrew Winter, Executive Director, Twin Pines Housing Trust
  • Amy Wright, Park House
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

-

Bill Introductions

-

H.640 - An act relating to the right to a hospice consultation

  • Rep. Susan Buckholz
  • Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor
  • Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor
  • Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Sponsor
  • Rep. Elizabeth "Betsy" Dunn, Sponsor
  • Rep. Kimberly Jessup, Sponsor
  • Rep. Brian Keefe, Sponsor
  • Rep. Brian Keefe, Sponsor
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, Sponsor
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

Committee Discussion

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Day

  • Mike Johnson, Director, Recovery Center, Springfield
9:30 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Draft Memo on AHS Budget

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 15, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

10:30 AM

Election of Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges Corporation

Joint Assembly

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Finalize Memo on AHS Budget

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Finalize Memo on AHS Budget

9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.774 - An act relating to receivership proceedings for long-term care facilities

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

Woodside Facility

Overview & Reports

  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

Immediately following adjournment

Caucuses

1:30 PM

Woodside Facility

Committee Discussion

  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
2:30 PM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

  • William Carrigan, Deputy Commissioner of Securities, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Lindsay Gillette, Manager of Rate Setting, Agency of Human Services, Division of Rate Setting
  • Noel Hudson, Director, Capital Markets, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Steven Monde, AAG, Medicaid, Fraud & Residential Abuse Unit, State Attorney General's Office
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn

4:45 PM

Adjourn

“Vietnam the Reconciliation” with Rep. Chip Troiano. Much of the film was recorded in Vietnam in 2007, and 2008, when 4 US Vietnam Vets traveled around Vietnam meeting with our former adversaries trading. stories pledging forgiveness & becoming friends.
Room 10 4:45-5:45PM - discussion to follow.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Pre-K

  • Kelley Hackett, Home Based Child Care and Pre-K Provider
  • Rachel Hunter, Home Based Child Care Provider
  • Mary Ellen Otis, Co-Executive Director, Orange County Parent Child Center
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Walk-Through

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor adjourns

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Walk- Through continues

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ron Rupp, Director, Federal Programs, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 22, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Prevention Day

Prevention Works VT!

  • Ginny Burley, Prevention Specialist, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition
  • Madison Henderson, Student, Spaulding High School, Barre
9:15 AM

FY 2019 Governor's Proposed Budget

Transfer of SASH expenses from DVHA to OneCare

  • Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Molly Dugan, Director, Support and Services at Home (SASH)
  • Kim Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Cathedral Square Corporation
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

  • Pam Cota, Long Term Care Licensing Chief, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor adjourns

-

Walk Through of Judiciary Bill H.727

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Reporter
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

FY2019 Governor's Proposed Budget

Transfer of SASH expenses from DVHA to OneCare

  • Todd Moore, CEO, OneCare Vermont
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

Immediately following adjournment

Caucuses

1:00 PM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

  • Wendy Davis, Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont, American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Chapter
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christel Michaud, Director of Childcare Licensing, Department for Children and Families
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Vermont Realtors
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Vermont Association for Justice
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Apartment Owners Association
  • Ron Rupp, Director, Federal Programs, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Bill Ward, Director, Code Enforcement, City Of Burlington
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rebecca Chalifoux, Staff Attorney, Division of Rate Setting, Agency of Human Services Central Office
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Sean Londergan, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
9:30 AM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Evan Hughes, Lobbyist, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Committee Discussion

11:30 AM

H.608 - An act relating to creating an Older Vermonters Act working group

Amendment

  • Rep. Diane Lanpher
11:45 AM

Disability Awareness Day

  • David Sagi
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Mark up

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

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
4:30 PM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Vote

  • Tim Murphy, Owner, Comprehensive Inspection Services, LLC

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

Mark Up and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rebecca Chalifoux, Staff Attorney, Division of Rate Setting, Agency of Human Services Central Office
  • Donna Jerry, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Sean Londergan, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Marisa Melamed, Health Policy Analyst, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

continued

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

Vote

10:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

-

The General Assembly is on break for Town Meeting Day week.
No Committee meetings are scheduled.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:15 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

Donahue Amendment

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, House Committee on Health Care
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Joint Hearing with H. Committee on Education - Room 11
Prekindergarten Education

  • Sarah Squirrell, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
  • Carolyn Wesley, Deputy Director, Building Bright Futures
12:00 PM

Lunch

FYI-Annual Early Childhood Day at the Legislature Lunch, Capitol Plaza Hotel

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, March 15, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

Poverty Council Report 2017 & Testimony

  • Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
  • Rep. Diane Lanpher, Chair, Poverty Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sandy Paritz, Project Director, Vermont Poverty Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
10:30 AM

Judicial Retention

Joint Assembly

11:00 AM

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

Walk Through

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Doug Racine, Former Secretary, Agency of Human Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, March 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Donahue Amendment

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

Donahue Amendment

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Substance Use Disorders

Opioids

  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Jolinda LaClair, Director of Drug Prevention Policy, Governor's Opioid Coordination Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Beth Tanzman, Executive Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
10:55 AM

Break

11:15 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Walk-through of bill

  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, March 22, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Review of Act 166

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

Mark Up

  • Karen Shea, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, March 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.103 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous materials

Sections 7 & 8

  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
  • Matt Lenz, Director of State Government Affairs, Toy Association
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Martin Wolf, Director, Product Sustainability & Authenticity, Seventh Generation
11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

S.103 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous materials

Committee Discussion on Sections 7 & 8

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

Mark Up & Possible Vote

  • Carlen Finn, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

S.216 - An act relating to the administration of Vermont’s Medical Marijuana Registry

Walk-Through of Bill

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Member, Act 43 Legislative Working Group
10:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

  • Tanya Benosky, Executive Director, Vermont Boys & Girls Club
  • Kathy Hentcy, Mental Health & Health Care Integration Director, Department of Mental Health
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Continuation of testimony

  • Breena Holmes MD, Director of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Health
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, March 30, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.70 - An act relating to the nutritional requirements for children’s meals

Introduction, Walk Through of Bill

  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sponsor
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

S.225 - An act relating to pilot programs for coverage by commercial health insurers of costs associated with medication-assisted treatment

Walk Through of Bill

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

immediately following Floor

Caucuses

1:00 PM

S.40 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Sections of S.40 that pertain to the benefits cliff as requested by the House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Lee Lauber, Former Childcare and Family Support Worker
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

  • Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
4:00 PM

H.579 - An act relating to trauma-informed care in health care settings

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
-

H.580 - An act relating to trauma-informed policies in educational settings

  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Sponsor
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

  • Rebecca Day, Clinical Supervisor, Rutland Mental Health Services
  • Scott Johnson, Executive Director, Parent Child Center Network
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, Early Childhood Program Director, HowardCenter
  • Lauren Norford, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Director, Rutland Mental Health Services
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Sections of the bill that pertain to PreK and Child Protection

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.164 - An act relating to establishing the Unused Prescription Drug Repository Program

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark DiParlo, Director of Outpatient Pharmacies, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Nursing Home Association
  • Carrie Phillips, Executive Officer, Vermont Board of Pharmacy
  • Jason Williams, Director of Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Medical Center
3:10 PM

Break

3:20 PM

S.164 - An act relating to establishing the Unused Prescription Drug Repository Program

Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:35 PM

H.271 - An act relating to administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Committee Discussion of Senate Amendment as posted in Senate Journal

3:45 PM

S.262 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to the Medicaid program and the Department of Vermont Health Access

Committee discussion of review of longterm care and Medicaid appeals to the Human Services Board sections as requested by House Committee on Health Care

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 5, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

-

"Fostering Environments & Strategies to Help People Save" presentation by Dr. LaDonna Pavetti and Parker Cohen - two national experts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Prosperity Now
9:00 a.m. to Noon Capital Plaza

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:40 PM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

  • Tom Faris, Multi-tiered System of Supports Coordinator, Agency of Education
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 6, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor adjourns

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

Juvenile Justice in Vermont

  • Lindy Boudreau, Juvenile Justice Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
-

-

Role of the Department for Children and Families

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

Overview

Draft State Plan on Aging

  • Falko Shilling, Associate, Action Circles
  • Angela Smith-Dieng, Director of State Unit of Aging, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Megan Tierney-Ward, Adult Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

Vermont Network Advocacy Day

  • Justina Kenyon, Advocate, Safeline
  • Kris Lukens, Executive Director, Voices Against Violence
10:00 AM

FLOOR

1:00 PM

Caucuses & Lunch

following Lunch & Caucuses

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

  • Amy Brady, Development Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Michelle Faye, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Kathy Hentcy, Mental Health & Health Care Integration Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Childhood Advocacy Alliance
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Beth Tanzman, Executive Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
4:25 PM

S.40 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Bard Hill, Director, Policy, Planning and Analysis, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Julie Tessler, Executive Director, VT Council of Developmental & Mental Health Services
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • James Brown, STEM Education Coalition
  • Christy Gallese, Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities, Burlington School District
  • Margaret Joyal, Director of Outpatient Services, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Tricia Long, Director, Resilience Beyond Incarceration, Lamoille Restorative Center
  • Kristin Salvi, Government Relations Manager for the Northeast, Nurse-Family Partnership
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.225 - An act relating to pilot programs for coverage by commercial health insurers of costs associated with medication-assisted treatment

  • Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Pam Farnham, Manager, Community Health Team, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
  • Beth Tanzman, Executive Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

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

Reviewing section of bill (draft 7.1) as requested by House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

S.70 - An act relating to the nutritional requirements for children’s meals

  • Hillary Caron, Senior Nutrition Policy Associate, Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Barbara Frankowski, M.D., MPH, Prof. of Gen. Pediatrics & Adolescent Med., Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Vermont
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tina Zuk, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 12, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.225 - An act relating to pilot programs for coverage by commercial health insurers of costs associated with medication-assisted treatment

Mark-Up & Vote

  • Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
  • Georgia Maheras, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Jason Williams, Director of Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Medical Center
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Mark Up

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 13, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Mark-Up

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

immediately following Floor

Caucuses & Lunch

1:30 PM

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

Mark Up

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

S.70 - An act relating to the nutritional requirements for children’s meals

Possible Vote

  • Ronda Berns, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Lynn Blevins, Physician, Professor and Parent, Williston, VT
  • Jennifer Costa, Vermont Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
  • Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Jane Kolodinsky, Director, Center for Rural Studies, Chair, Community Development and Applied Economics Department, UVM
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Beverage Association of Vermont
  • Rebecca Ramos, Lobbyist, Vermont Heart Association
  • Tina Zuk, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

  • Paul Rieber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
9:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Mark-Up

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.70 - An act relating to the nutritional requirements for children’s meals

Mark-Up

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tina Zuk, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.70 - An act relating to the nutritional requirements for children’s meals

Mark up & Vote

-

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Mark-Up

  • Kathy Hentcy, Mental Health & Health Care Integration Director, Department of Mental Health
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:40 AM

Vermont Climate & Health Alliance

  • Megan Malgeri, Primary Care Doctor, Vermont Climate & Health Alliance
  • Megan McKenny, Nurse Educator, Vermont Climate & Health Alliance
10:00 AM

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

  • Lindy Boudreau, Juvenile Justice Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:45 AM

Special Olympics Day

Unified Champion Schools Program

  • Stephen Contompasis, UVM Professor Emeritus, Special Olympics Vermont Board Member
  • Sue Minter, President and CEO, Special Olympics Vermont
  • Daeton Orton, Special Olympics Athlete & Global Messenger, Special Olympics Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

Mark-Up

  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
2:30 PM

Committee Discussion

Updates on HHS bills

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 20, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Senate Proposal of Amendment(s)

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

H.589 - An act relating to the reasonable and prudent parent standard

Bill Signing in the Governor's Ceremonial Office

1:20 PM

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

Update on progress

  • Rep. Daniel Noyes
1:25 PM

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

Mark-up & Vote

  • Lindy Boudreau, Juvenile Justice Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Yvonne Byrd, Director, Montpelier Community Justice Center
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

1:00 PM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Mark Up

  • Lee Lauber, Former Childcare and Family Support Worker
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:15 PM

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services
  • Kristin Gozzi, Senior Deputy State's Attorney, Washington County State's Attorney's Office
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
3:00 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Act l66 Report

  • Sarah Squirrell, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
  • Carolyn Wesley, Deputy Director, Building Bright Futures
9:45 AM

H.673 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the Reach Up program

Bill signing in the Governor's Ceremonial Office

10:00 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
11:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Mark up

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

H.921 - An act relating to nursing home oversight

Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
11:20 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Mark up continued

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 26, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

Mark up

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.216 - An act relating to the administration of Vermont’s Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Worth Allen, Office of Legislative Council
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.
  • Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance
  • Caroline Tassey, constituent, Burlington
  • Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.216 - An act relating to the administration of Vermont’s Medical Marijuana Registry

Testimony continued

  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Ginny Burley, Executive Director, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition
  • Francis Janik, constituent, Jamaica
  • Simha Ravven, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Vermont Medical Society
11:45 AM

H.608 - An act relating to creating an Older Vermonters Act working group

Senate Proposal of Amendment

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, April 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Pain Management

Committee Discussion with House Committee on Health Care
Room 10-Innovative Pain Management and Insurance Reimbursement

  • Bruce Vrooman, Pain Management Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

  • Matt Levin, Executive Director, Childhood Advocacy Alliance
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.234 - An act relating to adjudicating all teenagers in the Family Division, except those charged with a serious violent felony

Mark up & vote

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Walk Through of Pages 7-26

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:30 PM

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

mark up & vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

latest draft

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

  • Ena Backus, Chief of Health Regulatory Policy, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Spenser Weppler, Senior Analyst, ACO Programs, OneCare Vermont
10:00 AM

FLOOR

immediately following Floor

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

S.261 - An act relating to ensuring a coordinated public health approach to addressing childhood adversity and promoting resilience

4:00 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Pages 7-26

  • Donna Bailey, Co-Director, Addison County Parent Child Center
  • Paul Behrman, Director, Champlain Valley Head Start
  • Claire Kendall, Co-Director, Family Center of Washington County, Parent Child Center Network
  • Sarah Kenney, Deputy Director, Let's Grow Kids
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Pages 7-26 continued

  • Sandra Cameron, Act 166 Regional Coordinator, Winooski Valley Superintendents Region
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Traci Sawyers, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.216 - An act relating to the administration of Vermont’s Medical Marijuana Registry

  • Nancy Diaferio, constituent, Manchester
  • Dr. Carl "Trey" Dobson, Chief Medical Officer, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
  • David Evans, General Counsel, Cannabis Industry Victims Educating Litigators
  • Eli Harrington, constituent, Burlington
  • David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Nick Karabelas, constituent, Vershire
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Carlos Marroquin, Chief of Transplant Surgery & Interim Associate Chief Medical Officer for Perioperative Services, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Meredith Moses, Manager of Patient Advocacy, UVM Medical Center
  • Vince Mulac, constituent and former caregiver, Jericho
  • Erik St. Croix, Caregiver
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Amy Fowler, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

FLOOR

15 mins after floor adjourns

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Mark Up


Friday, May 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

FLOOR

15 mins after Floor

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Mark Up and Possible Vote

1:30 PM

Lunch

2:10 PM

FLOOR

5:15 PM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Committee Discussion

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 7, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Vote

12:30 PM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Vote

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

FLOOR


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:45 AM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:15 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

S.257 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Amendment

10:00 AM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.222 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Amendments

10:00 AM

FLOOR

1:30 PM

FLOOR

2:45 PM

Caucuses

3:30 PM

FLOOR


Friday, May 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR


Saturday, May 12, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

FLOOR


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

1:00 PM

Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS)

Overview and Updates

  • Hannah Hauser, VPMS Manager, Department of Health
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health