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House Committee on Corrections and Institutions (Room 33)

The House Committee on Corrections and Institutions considers matters relating to the Department of Corrections; public buildings; and State lands and property.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

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

Senate Convenes

1:00 PM

House Convenes

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor Shumlin's Farewell Address


Thursday, January 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Inaugural Message


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

House Convenes

10:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Chamber

11:00 AM

Security Training

House Chamber


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

House Floor

10:30 AM

Intro to DOC

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

Security Briefing

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature
3:00 PM

iPad Training

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Intro to Bonding

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

Overview of Woodside

  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Jay Simons, Director, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center
1:00 PM

House Floor

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

2:45 PM

Intro to state IT projects

Joint meeting with House Committee on Energy and Technology Room 11

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Martha Haley, Enterprise Project Management Office Director, Dept. of Innovation and Information
  • Dan Smith, Community Liaison, P & C Software Services, LLC
  • Darwin Thompson, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

TBA

1:00 PM

TBA

3:45 PM

TBA


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

House Floor

10:30 AM

Capital Budget Review

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

RBA Presentation

Overview of RBA concepts and recommended facilitation questions

  • Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Manager, Agency of Human Services

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

House Floor

10:30 AM

Intro to BGS

  • Chris Cole, Deputy  Secretary, Buildings and General Services
  • Michael Stevens, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
2:00 PM

Severely Functionally Impaired

Discussion on inmates that are severely functionally impaired.

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Director of Health Services, Department of Corrections
3:30 PM

Results Based Accountably

as it applies to Dept. of Corrections

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Manager, Agency of Human Services
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Planning and Organizational Development, Department of Corrections

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Future of VHC Exchange

Joint meeting with HC Energy and Technology and HC Health care.
RM 11

  • John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions
  • Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions
  • David Weiher, Strategic Solutions
10:00 AM

Congressman Welch

House Floor

  • Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont
11:00 AM

Clean Water Report

  • Tim Lueders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Alyssa Schuren, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
1:00 PM

House Floor

1:15 PM

Debt Affordability Report and Recommended Bonding Amount

  • Tim Lueders-Dumont, Policy Director, State Treasurer's Office
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
2:15 PM

I-pad Training

  • Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council
3:00 PM

Review of FY 2017 General Fund Budget

Discussion on language related to St. Johnsbury work camp, purchasing and contracting and secure residential.

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
4:15 PM

TBD

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Department of Corrections

Information on staffing and population

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

Case load management reserve

  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier
10:15 AM

Capital Complex Security

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

BGS

State building owned or leased

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
1:00 PM

House Floor

1:30 PM

iPad Training

3:00 PM

Pre-Trial Services

  • T.J. Donovan, Attorney General
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services
  • Becky Penberthy, Lamoille/Orleans Pretrial Services Monitor Supervisor, Association of Vermont Court Diversion Programs
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Friday, January 20, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Capital Bill Review

Review of Act 160

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Middlesex Facility

  • Nick Nichols, Policy Director, Department of Mental Health
  • Frank Reed, Director of Operations and Planning and Development, Department of Mental Health

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

House Floor

11:00 AM

Debt Affordability Report and Recommended Bonding Amount

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
2:00 PM

Governor's Budget Address

3:15 PM

BGS Governor's Proposed Capital Bill FY 18 & 19

re; BGS

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

History of School Construction Aid

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Update on Current Projects and Capital Bill with BGS

Capital Bill FY 16 & 17, status of current projects and Proposed Capital Bill FY 18 & 19

  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
1:00 PM

House Floor

1:30 PM

Parole Board

  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board
2:30 PM

Project Summary FY 16 &17

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

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

BGS

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

DOC Mental Health

Mental health service contract, pre-trial service, SFI

  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Department of Corrections
10:30 AM

Dept. of Corrections Facilities Report

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

TBD

3:00 PM

Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets

re; Capital Budget: Clean Water Act

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Business Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, January 27, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Evaluation of Leases

BGS

  • Bill Laferriere, Director of Property Services, Department of Buildings & General Services
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Clean Water Act

re; Capital Budget

  • Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

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

House Floor

10:30 AM

Mental Health Advocacy

  • Renee Davis, Director of Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice Program, Clara Martin Center
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
  • Kate Lamphere, Director of Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services
2:30 PM

Agency of Agriculture and Agency of Natural Resources Lab

Update from the Dept. of Buildings and General Services

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

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

Department of the Military Major Maintenance; Land Acquisition; Renovations;Federal Match Construction and Bennington Armory

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Overview of Defender General's Office

  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

Electronic Monitoring

-Continuation of finance presentation,
-Definitions and language of: furlough, home detention, home confinement.
-Electronic Monitors: in house and contract, operations, cost.

  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
1:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, February 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Agency of Commerce and Community Development:
Major Maintenance
Underwater Preserves
Roadside Historic Markers
Historic Preservation Grants
Historic Barns and Agricultural Grants
VT Center for Geographic Information

  • John Adams, Director, VCGI
  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
10:30 AM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Brattleboro
11:30 AM

Housing and Conservation Coalition

  • Elisabeth Kulas, Executive Director, Housing Trust of Rutland County
  • Kenn Sassorossi, Vice President, Housing Vermont
  • Deb Shearer, Ascutney Outdoors
1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

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

Springfield Southern State Correctional Facility- Steamline Replacement

  • Merle Miller, Project Manager
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Teigh Southworth, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:30 PM

H.123 - An act relating to the process for furlough revocation

  • Rep. Janssen Willhoit, St. Johnsbury, VT
3:45 PM

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

State Colleges, Construction and/or Major Maintenance

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

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

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

Dept. of Public Safety on Williston Public Safety Field Station

  • Michael Kuhn, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Allen Palmer, Property Management Supervisor
  • Maj. William Sheets, Executive Officer, Vermont State Police
  • James Whitcomb, Vermont State Police
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:45 AM

Waterbury State Office Complex Funding Summary

  • Paul Rousseau, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
1:00 PM

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

Judiciary Appropriations

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

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

House Floor

After the Floor

Committee Discussion

2:15 PM

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

Produce Safety Infrastructure Improvement Program

  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
3:00 PM

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

Agency of Agriculture and Agency of Natural Resources Governance of the AG/ANR Lab

  • Marcey Hodgdon, Business Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Guy Roberts, Lab Director, VT Agricultural and Environmental Laboratory
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

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

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

Veteran's Home

  • Al Faxon, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
  • Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
  • Joseph Krawczyk, President, Board of Trustees, Vermont Veterans' Home
9:00 AM

Ethics Training

House Floor

10:00 AM

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

Emergency Aid for School Construction

  • Cassandra Ryan, Fiscal and Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Agency of Education
11:00 AM

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

111 State Street Renovation, Montpelier
Dept. of Libraries Centralized Facilities, Berlin

  • Bill Laferriere, Director of Property Services, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Sandra Vitzthum, Project Manager II, Department of Buildings & General Services
1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

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

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

  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Lauren Washburn
3:00 PM

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

Statewide Major Maintenance
Renovation of Mainframe Workspace to office Space133 State Street, Montpelier

  • Joseph Aja, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Kevin Henderson, Project Manager
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
4:00 PM

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

Ecosystem Restoration Protection

  • Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Agency of Human Services, Department of Corrections, Life Safety and Security Needs

  • Michael Kuhn, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
9:00 AM

Department of Corrections

-Facility study
-St Johnsbury Work Camp

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

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

University of Vermont, Construction and Major Maintenance

  • Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont
11:00 AM

Waterbury State Office Complex Funding Summary

  • Paul Rousseau, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

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

Department of Environmental Conservation:
Revolving Loan Fund
Drinking Water Revolving Fund
Dam Safety and Hydrology Projects
Municipal Pollution Control Grants

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:00 PM

Commission Discussion


Friday, February 10, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Waterbury Re-Occupancy-Weeks Building

  • John Ostrum, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
9:00 AM

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

120 State Street, Life Safety And Infastructure Improvements, Montpelier

  • Tabrena Karish, Project Manager
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
9:30 AM

TBD

11:00 AM

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

Statewide Contingency
Buildings and General Services Engineering and Architectural Costs

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
1:00 PM

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

State House Dome and Ceres Restoration and Renovations

  • Tricia Harper, Architect and Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • David Schutz, State Curator

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

House Floor

10:45 AM

TBD

  • Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
11:10 AM

Funding Streams for Clean Water Initiatives

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer
2:15 PM

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

Statewide Physical Security Enhancements

  • Paul McManus, Safety and Security Director, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:15 PM

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

Vermont State Colleges, Long Term Strategic for the most Effective use of Capital Funds

  • Stephen Wisloski, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
3:45 PM

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

Fish and Wildlife: General Infrastructure Projects, Conservation Camps and Shooting Ranges, Hatchery Improvements, Wildlife Management Area Infrastructure, Fishing Access Areas

  • Steve Gomez, Business Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

Rutland Recovery Center

  • Tracey Hauck, Director, Rutland Recovery Center
9:45 AM

H.123 - An act relating to the process for furlough revocation

  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

Department of Corrections

Facilities Report

  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Vermont Rural Fire Protection, Dry Hydrant Program

  • Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
  • Troy Dare, Engineer Technician, Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Tom MaClay, Chairman, Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force
2:30 PM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Frank Spaulding, Parks Projects Coordinator, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
3:30 PM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

State Share of Federal Superfund

  • Chuck Schwer, Waste Management and Prevention Division Director, Department of Environmental Conservation

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

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Roxbury Hatchery

  • Steve Gomez, Business Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Peter Hack, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Adam Miller, Fish Culture Operations Chief, Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
9:30 AM

Clean Water Projects

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Alyssa Schuren, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the State Treasurer
10:30 AM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

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

11:30 AM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Testimony on Produce Safety

  • Joseph Tisbert, President, Vermont Farm Bureau
1:00 PM

House Floor

1:45 PM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

  • Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
3:30 PM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.203 - An act relating to the sale of State-owned land in the Village of Waterbury

  • Rep. Theresa Wood, State of Vermont
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:00 AM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board: Statewide Water Quality Improvements and Housing- not confirmed

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Larry Mires, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
1:00 PM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Dept. Fish and Wildlife/Lake Champlain Walleye Association, Walleye Infrastructure

  • Bob Samson, President, Lake Champlain Walleye Association

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

House Floor

10:30 AM

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 General Fund State Budget

Overview and Current Status of IT projects: Integrated Eligibility, ERP, Case Management Judiciary

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer
  • Dan Smith, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
11:15 AM

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 General Fund State Budget

Sec. E.335 Electronic Monitoring

  • Sebastian Arduengo, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Matthew Nault, Operational Manager, Corrections Field Services, Department of Corrections
2:30 PM

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 General Fund State Budget

Case Management

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Jeff Loewer, Chief Information Officer, Vermont Judiciary
  • Dan Smith, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

Provisions in the Governor's Proposed FY 2018 General Fund State Budget

Statewide ERP System

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer
  • Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
  • Dan Smith, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

Act 137

Reveiw Inmate Files

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Discussion on Home Confinement and Home Detention

  • Sebastian Arduengo, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

Workforce Training and Technical Education

  • Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
  • Mark Peloquin, Legislative Chair, Associated General Contractors
10:00 AM

Act 137

Review Inmate Files

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Dept. of Corrections Facilties

Woodside
Secure Residential
Windsor

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Bill Review

H.150

  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
3:00 PM

Provisions in the Governor's Proposed FY 2018 General Fund State Budget

Integrated Eligibility

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer
  • Dan Smith, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • John Stern, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Agency of Human Services

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Agricultural Fair Capital Projects

  • Marcey hodgon, Finance Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Chelsea Lewis, Business Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Lauren Masseria, Domestic Export Coordinator, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
9:30 AM

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

Cultural Facilities Grants

  • Alex Aldrich, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council
10:00 AM

H.291 - An act relating to prohibiting State contracts with for-profit correctional facilities

  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Chittenden-6-6
10:30 AM

H.245 - An act relating to residential treatment units within the Department of Corrections

  • Rep. Tommy Walz, sponsor of bill
11:00 AM

911 Compliance

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
11:30 AM

VT Fairs and Field Days Association

  • Jackie Folsom, Washington County, Farm Bureau
1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

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

Agency of Agriculture, Produce Safety Infrastructure Improvement Program

  • Abbey Willard, Food Systems Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
3:00 PM

TBD


Friday, February 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 General Fund State Budget

Discussion on Potential Cost Savings from the Closure of the Southeast State Correctional Facility

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:30 AM

H.272 - An act relating to segregation of inmates requiring treatment

  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Springfield
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
1:00 PM

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

133 State St
111 State St
109 State St

  • Jennifer Fitch, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Michael Kuhn, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Sandra Vitzthum, Project Manager II, Department of Buildings & General Services

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

House Floor

10:30 AM

VSEA

Impact of Closing Windsor Correctional Facility

  • Vincent Illuzzi, Attorney, VSEA
11:30 AM

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

Building Communities Grants: Recreational Facilties, Economic Development, Human Services and Educational Facilities

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
2:15 PM

Home Confinement Discussion

Home Confinement
Treatment Furlough
Preapproved Furlough

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

H.343 - An act relating to home confinement, treatment furlough, and preapproved furlough

  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
3:30 PM

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Restorative Justice

  • Leitha Cipriano, Executive Director, Bennington Center for Restorative Justice
9:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Closing of Windsor Correctional Facility and Expansion of Electronic Monitoring

  • Sebastian Arduengo, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lisa Menard, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

Re: IT FY18

  • Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
1:00 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

TBD


Thursday, March 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Brattleboro
  • Meg MaCarthy
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Suzi Wizowaty, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
10:00 AM

TBD

1:00 PM

House Floor


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

Committee Discussion

9:00 AM

H.476 - An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities

  • Rep. Daniel Connor, Fairfield
10:00 AM

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

Building Communties Grants

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
10:30 AM

Committee Discussion

For the rest of the day


Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
6:00 AM

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

The General Assembly is on Break the Week of Town Meeting

3:00 PM

H.476 - An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities

  • Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program,Vermont Department of Health
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Department of Corrections

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

House Floor

2:15 PM

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

  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

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

  • Marcey Hodgdon, Business Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
10:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

TBD


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

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

Windsor Recommendation

  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections
1:00 PM

House Floor

1:30 PM

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

Water-Quality Focused Funding

  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
2:00 PM

TBD


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

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

Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

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

Clean Water Funding

  • Sue Scribner, Municipal Assistance Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation
1:00 PM

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


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

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

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
After the Floor

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

2:15 PM

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


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

1:00 PM

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

After the Floor

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


Thursday, March 23, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

  • Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
1:00 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

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

4:00 PM

Joint Assembly


Friday, March 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

  • Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
9:30 AM

House Floor

After the Floor

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

1:00 PM

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

  • Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, North west Regional Planning Commission
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Business Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

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

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Mark-up All Day


Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
All Day

TBD


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

House Floor

After the Floor

TBD

3:15 PM

H.468 - An act relating to medication-assisted treatment at State correctional facilities

  • Rep. Selene Colburn
3:30 PM

H.469 - An act relating to housing for inmates released from a correctional facility

  • Rep. Selene Colburn

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

House Floor

After the Floor

TBD


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

House Floor

After House Floor

H.468 and H.468

2:15 PM

H. 366 and H.470

  • Rep. Brian Cina, Burlington
  • Rep. Carol Ode, Burlington
3:00 PM

H.451 - An act relating to a study of fragrances in State buildings

  • Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Winooski
3:30 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

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

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
9:00 AM

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

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Representative, House Ethics
9:15 AM

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

  • Rep. Curtis McCormack, Bill Co-Sponsor
9:30 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
1:00 PM

House Floor

15 mins after floor

Medication Assisted Treatment

Joint Hearing with House Human Services-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
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

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

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

H.468 - An act relating to medication-assisted treatment at State correctional facilities

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

House Floor

3:00 PM

JRS25 - Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation to amend conservation easements related to the former Hancock Lands and adjacent Averill Inholdings in Essex County, to sell the Bertha Tract in Mendon and the Burch Tract in Killington to the Trust for Public Lands, to authorize the Commissioner to amend the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s existing lease with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd. and to authorize the Department to enter into a land exchange with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd

  • Mike Fraysier, ANR Lands Director, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Friday, April 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

After the Floor

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Lisa Menard, Acting Commissioner, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
All Day

TBA


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.468 - An act relating to medication-assisted treatment at State correctional facilities

  • Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, Howard Center
  • Brandon del Pozo , Chief of Police, Burlington Police Department
  • Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
10:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Segregation

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections
10:30 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Sec. 5 and 6

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
1:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, April 13, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Act 137 relating to Inmate Files

  • Lia Ernst, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

H.150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

House Floor


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

JRS25 - Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation to amend conservation easements related to the former Hancock Lands and adjacent Averill Inholdings in Essex County, to sell the Bertha Tract in Mendon and the Burch Tract in Killington to the Trust for Public Lands, to authorize the Commissioner to amend the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s existing lease with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd. and to authorize the Department to enter into a land exchange with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd

  • Mike Fraysier, ANR Lands Director, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
9:30 AM

House Floor

After the floor

JRS25 - Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation to amend conservation easements related to the former Hancock Lands and adjacent Averill Inholdings in Essex County, to sell the Bertha Tract in Mendon and the Burch Tract in Killington to the Trust for Public Lands, to authorize the Commissioner to amend the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s existing lease with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd. and to authorize the Department to enter into a land exchange with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd

Committee Discussion

11:00 AM

H.476 - An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

S.23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

  • Dale Cook, Field Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:20 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramnicianeau, Director of Pre-Trial Services, Department of Corrections
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
3:00 PM

Windsor Facility

Calculation for fee for space

  • Bill Laferriere, Director of Property Services, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Jason Pinard, Financial Director II, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections
3:30 PM

JRS25 - Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation to amend conservation easements related to the former Hancock Lands and adjacent Averill Inholdings in Essex County, to sell the Bertha Tract in Mendon and the Burch Tract in Killington to the Trust for Public Lands, to authorize the Commissioner to amend the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s existing lease with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd. and to authorize the Department to enter into a land exchange with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.476 - An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities

  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

Inmate Files- New Language

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
10:30 AM

Act 125

An act relating to court-approved absences from home detention and home confinement furlough

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office
  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
  • Jeremy Zeliger, Senior Programs Manager, Vermont Judiciary
11:30 AM

JRS25 - Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation to amend conservation easements related to the former Hancock Lands and adjacent Averill Inholdings in Essex County, to sell the Bertha Tract in Mendon and the Burch Tract in Killington to the Trust for Public Lands, to authorize the Commissioner to amend the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s existing lease with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd. and to authorize the Department to enter into a land exchange with the Smuggler’s Notch Management Company Ltd

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Delaney, Chief Planning and Development Officer, Smugglers' Notch
  • Mike Fraysier, ANR Lands Director, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Bill Stritzler, Owner and Managing Director, Smugglers' Notch
11:45 AM

Soboxone Treatment

  • William Mullen, Managed Care Clinical Advisor, Indivior
1:00 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

AHS memo

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
4:00 PM

H.468 - An act relating to medication-assisted treatment at State correctional facilities

Discussion on how H.468 compares to current practice

  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

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

Inmate Files- New Language

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
9:00 AM

H.476 - An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities

  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

H.468 - An act relating to medication-assisted treatment at State correctional facilities

  • Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections
  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Michael Touchette, Director of Correctional Facilities, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
1:00 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
3:30 PM

Inmate Files- New Language

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

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

H.476 - An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
8:45 AM

H.468 - An act relating to medication-assisted treatment at State correctional facilities

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Floor


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

2:10 PM

Inmate Files- New Language

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

H.476 - An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
4:00 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.518 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners
1:00 PM

House Floor

3:00 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Vincent Illuzzi, Lobbyist, VSEA

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

DEC Watershed Projects

  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
1:00 PM

House Floor

11:00 AM

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

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
After the Floor

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

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

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

  • Sen. Peg Flory, Senate Committee on Institutions
9:30 AM

House Floor


Monday, May 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

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

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
1:00 PM

House Floor


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor


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

House Floor


Thursday, May 4, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor


Friday, May 5, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor


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

House Floor

TBD


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

Act 73 Water Quality Funding Report

Walk-through of the report with additional information provided by members of the Working Group

  • John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information
  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andrew Stein, Research Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Act 73 Water Quality Funding Report

Further review and discussion with members of the Working Group.
Status review of projects funded through the FY18 Capital Budget.
Committee Discussion.

  • John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Andrew Stein, Research Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

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

House Floor

11:00 AM

Building and General Services

Discussion in regards to staff changes, projects, and operations review

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
1:00 PM

House Caucus

2:15 PM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Discussion in regards to farmer cost shares of VHCB water quality projects.

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
3:30 PM

Building and General Services

BGS Operations and Recent Improvements

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

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

House Floor

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

10:00 AM

Department of Corrections

Act 85 Sec 335.1 Plan to provide secure transitional housing for inmates reentering the community.

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

Building and General Services

Review of BGS Operations, funding report, and recent changes within the organization.

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

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

House Floor

Sexual Harassment Training For All House Members

11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Review of Committee Bills FY17 & FY18

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 PM

Department of Corrections

Discussion about compact vs. contract, ongoing issues with out of state correctional facilities, and electronic monitoring.

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Director, Department of Corrections
4:00 PM

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Building and General Services

Review of the State Auditor's Report

  • Jennifer Fitch, Deputy Commissioner, Buildings & General Services
11:30 AM

Legislative Council Information Technology

Committee iPad review and training

  • Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

1:30 PM

Building and General Services

Under market lease of space

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
2:30 PM

Capital Police Department

Discussion regarding the Roxbury Hatchery, facilities, permits, and water use

  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
3:30 PM

Capital Police Department

Review of current security protocols

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Building and General Services

Renewable energy changes and initiatives within Efficiency Vermont, reducing the carbon footprint, Public Utility Commissions rules changes and it's impact on BGS

  • Dan Edson, Energy Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
10:00 AM

Associated General Contractors of Vermont

Discussion in regards to Building and General Service and the Capital Bill

  • John Connor, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
11:00 AM

Department of Corrections

Discussion regarding the Department of Corrections Appropriations Budget Adjustments proposal

  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

1:30 PM

Building and General Services

Indicator outcomes within HC&I as requested by CAC

  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

Legislative Council Information Technology

Committee training for iPad use and updates

  • Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

Committee Discussion

Discussion in regards to Department of Corrections Pilot Programs and Peer-to-Peer Programs available to offenders

  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

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

House Floor

10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

11:00 AM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Committee discussion in regards to letter drafting in response to farmer cost share and VHCB water quality projects

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

Lunch

12:15 PM

Tax Workshop

Tax education session for Legislators


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

House Floor

After the Floor

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

  • Rep. Maida Townsend, House Committee On Government Operations
11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

Agency of Human Services

Discussion regarding AHS Facilities Report, Room 10

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Building and General Services

BGS Reaction to Agency of Human Services Report, and discussion regarding the Master Facilities Report.

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
10:00 AM

Pathways Vermont

Information regarding Pathways Vermont and an overview of their Housing First Program. Discussion will include DOC contract, services provided, budget and program outcomes.

  • Lindsay Casale, Housing First Program Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
11:00 AM

Information Technology

Information Technology review pertaining to digital services

  • Dan Smith, JFO Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

1:30 PM

Department of Corrections

2:00 PM

Department of Corrections

Discussion regarding Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) within correctional facilities, and status of Mental Health provider contracts within DOC.

  • Anthony Folland, Manager of Clinical Services, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
3:45 PM

Department of Corrections

Discussion regarding Department of Corrections facilities

  • Sen. Dick Sears

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Department of Corrections

Discussion regarding inmate transports to and from correctional facilities and the courts

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Sam Hill, Sheriff, Washington County
  • Kevin McLaughlin, Sheriff, Chittenden County
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Terry Scott, Chief Trial Court Operations
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:45 AM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

Discussion in regards to an overview and information update to Act 78 S.61 as it pertains to required reports and forensic units.

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:30 PM

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

Discussion regarding land use, recent policy changes, and language within the current bill

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
3:30 PM

Efficiency Vermont

Discussion regarding carbon footprint within State owned buildings.

  • Phil Bickel, Account Manager, Efficiency Vermont
  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont

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

House Floor

10:00 AM

Department of Environmental Conservation

DEC requirements for the Electronic Notice Bulletin, also known as the Public Notice Process. This discussion includes public notice applications for permits, certifications & registrations.

  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jessica Mendizabal, Process Analyst
11:00 AM

Department of Environmental Conservation

Discussion in regards to the Clean Water Initiative Program Report, watershed areas, distribution of funds per county, and best practices within environmental conservation.

  • Emily Bird, Clean Water Initiative Program Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM

Tax Workshop


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

House Floor

immediately following adjournment

Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:00 PM

Governor's FY 2019 Budget Address

Joint Assembly- House Chamber

2:30 PM

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Discussion and review of the Capital Budget Adjustment with the Agency of Administration & Buildings and General Services

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Section 8 of H.559

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) review of requirements & program implementation as outlined in H. 559 Sec. 8

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:00 AM

ACT 78 S.61

Discussion regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Corrections and the Department of Mental Health

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

Department of Corrections

Discussion regarding DOC Campus Style Facilities, future style facilities, and current programs within corrections

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

RBA Presentation

Discussion and follow-up in regards to HC&I RBA outcomes and indicators

  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration
3:00 PM

Office of the State Treasurer

Discussion regarding CDAC, lease purchasing of buildings and public-private partnerships

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

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Legislative Council Information Technology

Training and review of iPad applications for Committee Members

  • Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

Department of Labor

Discussion regarding VDOL and DOC Workforce Development. This program is designed to help individuals transition out of the system and back into the workforce

  • Sarah Buxton, WIOA Policy and Implementation Analyst, Vermont Department of Labor
  • David Lahr, Workforce Development Director, Vermont Department of Labor
11:00 AM

Building and General Services

Section 2 of the Capital Bill Adjustment for Major Maintenance, infrastructure improvement, Northern State Correctional Facility, Design & Construction, State House Switchgear

  • Joseph Aja, Interim Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Tricia Harper, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Tabrena Karish, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Teigh Southworth, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Lauren Washburn, Building Engineer, Buildings and General Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Vermont Veterans Home

Discussion and information session regarding the construction and kitchen renovation at the Vermont Veterans Home

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

Committee Discussion

Vermont Judiciary planning and implementation of the Capital Budget Adjustment in regards to the Franklin County Court House and the Judiciary Case Management IT program.

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

Friday, January 26, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Medicaid Overview

Discussion regarding the Woodside Facility, CMS, Medicaid Funding within the mental health population

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Selina Hickman, Director of Policy, Department of Health
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Department of Mental Health

Discussion regarding the differences between levels of care from acute, level I, level II, and secure residential

  • Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Department of Corrections

Explanation of Forensic terminology as it relates to DOC facilities, beds, and jurisdictions

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM

Tax Policy Workshop (optional)


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

House Floor

11:00 AM

Building and General Services

Discussion regarding the Capital Budget Adjustment Section 2 Montpelier 120 State Street and the Springfield State Office Building

  • Tabrena Karish, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion regarding Section 5 as it relates to Department of Housing & Community Development, and major maintenance

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
3:00 PM

Public Safety

Discussion regarding Capital Budget Adjustment and use of funds within the Department of Fire Safety & VT Criminal Justice Training buildings

  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Mental Health Facilities

Committee site visit to Vermont Mental Health Facilities, to include Secure Residential, State Hospital in Berlin, and the State Library

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:30 PM

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont

Discussion regarding Mental Health Court, and Safety Recovery Program to reduce the risk of incarceration

  • Ron Coppola, Community Member
3:00 PM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Section 2 of the Capital Adjustment for the statewide door control system, and Section 2 109 & 111 State Street final design and construction

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Tricia Harper, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Lauren Washburn, Building Engineer, Buildings and General Services
3:30 PM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Section 2 State Buildings subsection 2(c) Rutland Multi-Modal Transit Center

  • Michael Kuhn, Design & Construction Program Chief, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Henry Mays, Buildings Engineer, Buildings and General Services

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

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

Building and General Services

Section 2 Subsection 2(c) of the Capital Budget Adjustment State House Switchgear and emergency generator

  • Teigh Southworth, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
11:00 AM

Military Department

Discussion regarding the Military Department Capital Budget Adjustment for FY 2019

  • Ken Gragg, Financial Director, Military Department
  • Michael T. Heston, Deputy Adjutant General, Military Department
  • John Patry, Military Operations Supervisor, Military Department
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

H.760 - An act relating to precluding defendants held without bail from the Home Detention Program

  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Middletown Springs
2:15 PM

H.773 - An act relating to opioid treatment programs in State correctional facilities

  • Rep. Selene Colburn, Chittenden
2:30 PM

H.756 - An act relating to ending the suspension of State aid for school construction projects

  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, H.556, House Committee on Judiciary
2:45 PM

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

  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Pittsford
3:00 PM

Agency of Human Services

Discussion regarding DOC Campus Proposal

  • Cornelius Hogan, former Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Friday, February 2, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Proposed Prison Plan

Discussion regarding AHS Future Facilities 10 Year Plan as outlined in Act 84 Sec. 31 (H.519)

  • T.J. Donavan, Attorney General, State of Vermont
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion regarding BGS input for funding and planning for the East Cottage training facility as outlined in Section 13 of the Capital Budget Adjustment with follow up information about the Pittsford Burn Building

  • Kevin Henderson, Operations and Maintenance Program Chief, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:15 PM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion regarding funding and project management for the Inpatient Psychiatric Forensic Unit, and the Secure Residential Facility as outlined in Section 3 of the Capital Budget Adjustment

  • Michael Kuhn, Design & Construction Program Chief, Department of Buildings & General Services

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with the Agency of Agriculture regarding Section 11 Clean Water funding and planning for FY 2019

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Finance Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
9:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with Agency of Natural Resources in regards to Section 11 of the Capital Budget Adjustment for the Aeration System at Lake Carmi

  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Perry Thomas, Program Manager, Watershed Management Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:00 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with the Agency of Natural Resources regarding the Clean Water Act Implementation Projects as outlined in Section 11 of the Capital Budget Adjustment

  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with the Agency of Natural Resources regarding the Ecosystem Restoration portion of the Capital Budget Adjustment

  • Emily Bird, Clean Water Initiative Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
11:00 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with VTrans regarding the Municipal Mitigation Program as outlined in the Capital Budget Adjustment

  • Sue Scribner, Director, Municipal Assistance Bureau, Agency of Transportation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:15 PM

Department of Corrections

Discussion regarding detainee statistics within the Department of Corrections

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
3:00 PM

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC)

Discussion regarding the 2018 Lake Champlain Action Plan, Annual Report of Recommendations to the Legislature as required by Act 64 & the Clean Water Fund

  • Wayne Elliott, Treasurer, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain
  • Bob Fischer, Water Quality Superintendent, South Burlington
  • Lori Fisher, Chair, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain
  • David Mears, Vice-Dean, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain
  • Mark Naud , Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain
3:45 PM

H.718 - An act relating to creation of the Restorative Justice Study Committee

Committee Discussion regarding H.718 with the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

  • Jill Evans, Executive Director, Essex Community Justice Center
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.773 - An act relating to opioid treatment programs in State correctional facilities

Discussion with the Department of Corrections regarding proposed legislation for certification & accreditation of opioid treatment programs within State correctional facilities

  • Anthony Folland, Manager of Clinical Services, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

Department for Children and Families

Discussion with DCF regarding Woodside Facility admissions and patient population

  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
11:00 AM

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

3:00 PM

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

  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
3:45 PM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with Vermont Department of Labor and the Agency of Education in regards to the Technical Education Competitive Capital Grant Program FY 2019

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

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

Forensic Unit

Discussion with DOC and DMH in regards to forensic unit definition, jurisdictions, and population

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:45 AM

Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition

Discussion regarding Housing Conservation Project success, and Return on Investment

  • Kathy Beyer, Vice President for Development, Housing Vermont
  • Tony Brault, Troy Beef Farmers
  • Elizabeth Bridgewater, Executive Director, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
  • Siobhah smith, VLT
11:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion regarding funding and project management for the Rutland Asa Bloomer Building and the Marble Valley Correctional Facility Wall repair

  • John Hebert, Director of Operation and Maintenance, Buildings & General Services
  • Brian Terhune, Buildings Engineer, Buildings & General Services
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

H.615 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of drones near correctional facilities

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kurt Kuehl, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

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

House Floor

11:00 AM

H.844 - An act relating to reforming the parole system

  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Burlington
11:15 AM

H.697 - An act relating to notification of public building accessibility

  • Rep. Tommy Walz, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

H.718 - An act relating to creation of the Restorative Justice Study Committee

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Jill Evans, Executive Director, Essex Community Justice Center
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:15 PM

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

Discussion with multiple agencies regarding H. 728 Section 4 Home Detention Program

  • Rep. Charles Conquest, House Judiciary Committee
  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Brynn Hare, Counsel, Legislative Council
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with the Agency of Natural Resources in regards to municipal pollution grants and new projects

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
9:30 AM

Vermont State Employees Association

DOC Correctional Officer's discussion regarding the challenges for correctional employees, impact of the current system and future proposed system on inmates that suffer from mental health disease

  • Steffen Flibotte, Correctional Officer, Vermont State Employees Association
10:00 AM

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Day

Discussion with members of Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

  • Mike Lucier, Recovery Coach
  • Brandon Malschuk, Recovery Center Newport
10:30 AM

Southeast State Facility

Discussion regarding current and future planning for the Windsor facility as outlined in H.806

  • John MacGovern, Town of Windsor
  • Tom Marsh, Town Manager, Windsor, VT
11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Discussion with Vermont Department of Labor and Agency of Education in regards to Technical Centers Capital Grant Program as outlined in Section 7 of the Capital Budget Adjustment

  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Jay Ramsey, Director, Career and Technical Education, Agency of Education
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:15 PM

Rutland Regional Medical Center

Discussion regarding Secure Residential and RRMC Emergency rooms for mental health patients

  • Tom Huebner, President, Rutland Regional Medical Center
3:15 PM

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

Discussion with Department of Corrections Health Services in regards to H.874

  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Max Titus, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with Vermont Housing and Conservation Board regarding Section 11 of the Capital Budget Adjustment

  • Ela Chapin, Farm and Forest Viability Program Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Ethan Parke, Director of Conservation Assessment and Analysis, Vermont Health Care for All
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
9:30 AM

Vermont Fairs and Field Days

  • Bob Allen, President, Vermont Fairs & Field Days Association
  • Alan Howe, Tunbridge Fair
  • Diane Norris, Vice President, Addison County Fair and Field Days
  • Tim Shea, General Manager, Champlain Valley Exposition
  • Megan Sutton, Addison County Fair and Field Days
  • Mike Tetreault, Board Member, Orleans County Fair
  • Christopher Vance, Caledonia County Fair
10:30 AM

Election of Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges Corporation

Joint Assembly

11:00 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion with the Agency of Commerce & Community Development regarding the Downtown Transportation Fund

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

Committee Discussion

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

General Fund Appropriations

Discussion with BGS and The Vermont Council of the Arts in regards to Section E.808 of the General Fund Appropriations

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Karen Mittelman, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council
9:25 AM

H.718 - An act relating to creation of the Restorative Justice Study Committee

  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Follow up discussion with ANR in regards to Section 11 municipal pollution funds and new projects

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

H.697 - An act relating to notification of public building accessibility

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

House Floor

After the Floor

Caucus

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

2:15 PM

TBA

Discussion regarding Section 6 Building Community Grants Enhanced 9-1-1 Program

  • Barbara M. Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
3:00 PM

H.844 - An act relating to reforming the parole system

Discussion with DOC in regards to Presumptive Parole as outlined in H.844

  • Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Follow up discussion with the Agency of Natural Resources regarding Section 11 municipal pollution funds and new projects

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
9:45 AM

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

Second walk through of H.777 with legislative council and the Agency of Natural Resources

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Elizabeth Schilling, Associate General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Terisa Thomas, Agency of Natural Resources
10:40 AM

Committee Discussion

FY19 General Fund- Vermont Arts Council

11:00 AM

H.615 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of drones near correctional facilities

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

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

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

TBA

1:00 PM

House Floor

3:30 PM

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

Discussion with multiple entities in regards to inmate access to prescription drugs within the current corrections system

  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Laurie Emerson, Executive Director, NAMI VT
  • Steven Fisher, Medical Doctor, Centurian
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • A.J. Reuben, Vermont Disability Rights
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Medication Assisted Treatment Within Corrections

Discussion and presentation with Dartmouth students in regards to their Medication Assisted Treatment within the Corrections System study results.

  • Nicole Beckman, Student, Dartmouth College
  • Hanna Bliska, Student, Dartmouth College
  • Eliza Schaeffer, Student, Dartmouth College
9:30 AM

Facilities Site Visit

HC&I site visit for Secure Residential facility

11:15 AM

Committee Discussion

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

3:00 PM

H.728 - An act relating to bail reform

  • Rep. Charles Conquest, Sponsor
  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
  • David Sherr, Attorney General's Office

Friday, February 23, 2018
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Capital Budget Adjustment

Discussion regarding State House Switchgear and the Rutland Asa Bloomer Building

  • Eric Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

10:30 AM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Discussion with VHCB regarding Clean Water cost share issues

  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
11:00 AM

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

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch


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

House Floor

After the Floor

Caucus

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

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

Discussion with members of the public regarding access to medication while incarcerated

  • Paul Capcara, Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Rep. Daniel Connor, Fairfield
  • Ron Coppola, Community Member
  • Richard Fales, Community Member, Rutland
  • Nicholas Palmisano, Citizen, Bennington Center, Vermont Recovery Network
2:25 PM

H.615 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of drones near correctional facilities

Discussion regarding enforcement of H.615 violations with Vermont State Police

  • Todd Bailey, Lobbyist, Lyft
  • Hugh O'Donnell, Lieutenant, Vermont State Police
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
3:25 PM

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

  • Jo Bradley, Director, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Municipal Bond Bank
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Cassie Polhemus, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
4:15 PM

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

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Meeting Record
8:40 AM

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

  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Annie Ramniceanu, Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
10:35 AM

H.615 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of drones near correctional facilities

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Matthew Nault, Operational Manager, Corrections Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
11:25 AM

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

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

TBA

1:00 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

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

Walk through of H.806 Draft 1.3

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:50 PM

H.615 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of drones near correctional facilities

Walk through of Draft 3.1

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:40 AM

Committee Discussion


Thursday, March 1, 2018
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8:30 AM

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

  • Jean Berggren, Centurion
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
10:40 AM

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

Walk through of H.777 with members of ANR/DEC

  • Terisa Thomas, DEC CWSRF Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Brattleboro Retreat

Discussion regarding the forensic unit proposal

  • Louis Josephson, Chief Executive Officer, Brattleboro Retreat
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:30 PM

TBA

3:30 PM

TBA

5:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion


Friday, March 2, 2018
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Walk through with Legislative Council and ANR/DEC

  • Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Terisa Thomas, DEC CWSRF Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
10:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

TBA

2:00 PM

TBA

3:00 PM

TBA

4:00 PM

TBA


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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No Committee Meetings Scheduled

The General Assembly is on break for Town Meeting Day week


Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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10:00 AM

House Floor

11:00 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Committee discussion regarding BGS Section 2 of the 2018 Capital Construction Budget Adjustment.

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:00 PM

Agency of Education

  • Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education
  • Cassandra Ryan, Fiscal and Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Agency of Education
1:25 PM

School Safety

Discussion regarding the Governor's proposal for school safety grants and program management

  • Tom Anderson, District Project Manager
2:00 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Committee discussion regarding funding for ANR facilities

3:05 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with Department of Mental Health regarding funding for secure residential facilities

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health AHS
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with BGS project managers regarding 108 Cherry St building complex and the Waterbury building complex.

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Clay Mays, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • John Ostrum, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services
9:40 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with ANR/DEC in regards to Clean Water projects

  • Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
10:45 AM

Committee Discussion

Continued discussion regarding Clean Water Finding for municipalities

11:00 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with the Agency of Agriculture regarding Clean Water Funding for Lake Carmi

  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
11:20 AM

Committee Discussion

Capital Bill Mark-Up discussion with ANR/DEC regarding funding Clean Water Projects

11:35 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with members from House Health Care regarding mental health facilities

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, House Committee on Health Care
  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Hinesburg
12:20 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

1:55 PM

Committee Discussion

Assessments for State House sound system funding

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature
2:10 PM

Committee Discussion

State House sound system assessment

2:35 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Clean Water project funding Section 11 of the Capital Budget Adjustment

3:25 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with BGS regarding the Springfield Complex retaining wall current issues and future planning

  • Jennifer Fitch, Deputy Commissioner, Buildings & General Services
3:40 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with JFO & House Transportation regarding Clean Water Spending

  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
  • Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:15 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion regarding the Woodside facility and school safety


Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Meeting Record
8:40 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with VDOL in regards to education equipment funding

  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
9:50 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with Legislative Council in regards to drafting the Capital Bill

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

Judicial Retention

Joint Assembly

11:15 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion regarding Technical Schools, Technical Equipment, and programs funding

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

3:35 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

BGS 108 Cherry St.

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Marc O'Grady, Project Manager, Buildings and General Services
4:10 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Discussion with Legislative Council regarding updates to the FY19 Capital Budget Adjustment

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 16, 2018
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

FY19 Budget walk through with JFO and BGS

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

House Floor

After the Floor

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Budget Walk through with JFO and BGS

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

Committee Discussion

FY19 Capital Bill Adjustment

1:15 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

FY19 Budget walk through with JFO

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
1:30 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

FY19 Capital Bill Adjustment walk through with Legislative Council

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

Capital Bill Mark- Up

FY19 Budget walk through with JFO

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
4:30 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Final FY19 Budget review with JFO

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
5:15 PM

Capital Bill Mark- Up

Final Draft of the Capital Budget Adjustment

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

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

Committee Discussion

H.923

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

House Floor

After the Floor

Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Capital Bill Adjustment FY18 & FY19

3:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Capital Bill Adjustment FY18 & FY19

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
8:40 AM

JRS48 - Joint resolution authorizing the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation to amend the Department’s lease with the Stowe Mountain Resort and to amend a conservation easement in the Town of Plymouth

  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
9:15 AM

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

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

  • Sen. John Rodgers, Reporter
10:00 AM

Clean Water Projects

Discussion with DEC regarding clarification about restoration grants

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor


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

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

Amendment walk through with Legislative Council

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

TBA

1:00 PM

House Floor


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

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

Walk through of ammendment and Draft 1.2 of H.923

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor


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

House Floor

10:10 AM

Committee Discussion

Introduction of an amendment for Section 36a of H.923

  • Rep. Francis McFaun, Residential Care Homes
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:35 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Caucuses

2:00 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Committee Discussion

9:00 AM

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

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:20 AM

H.867 - An act relating to the provision of medication-assisted treatment for inmates

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

H.773 - An act relating to opioid treatment programs in State correctional facilities

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:45 AM

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

  • Steven Fisher, Medical Doctor, Centurian
  • Anthony Folland, Manager of Clinical Services, Department of Health
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Lori Poirier, Regional Administrator
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
  • Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections
11:45 AM

Committee Discussion

Discussion regarding amendments to H.923

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Rep. Francis McFaun, Residential Care Homes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

Committee Discussion

Comparison of current bills associated with medication assisted treatment S.166, H.867, and H.773

2:50 PM

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

  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

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

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

  • Rep. Selene Colburn, Burlington
  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor


Friday, March 30, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

TBA

10:00 AM

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

Walk through of Draft No. 1.1 of S.166 and discussion regarding clinical definitions for Medication-Assisted Treatment

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:35 AM

Committee Discussion

Further discussion & review of MAT within DOC facilities

12:00 PM

Lunch


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

House Floor

After the Floor

Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

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

  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
2:00 PM

S.179 - An act relating to offender and inmate records

  • Sen. Joe Benning, Sponsor
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

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

  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

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

S.179 - An act relating to offender and inmate records

  • Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive
10:00 AM

Department of Corrections

Discussion with DOC in regards to their rule development status for offender files

  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

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

Review of MAT definition

  • Beth Tanzman, Executive Director, Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access
11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:15 PM

S.179 - An act relating to offender and inmate records

  • Susan Cherry, Executive Director, St. Johnsbury Community Restorative Justice Center
  • Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services
3:30 PM

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

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:15 PM

S.61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness, inmate records, and inmate services

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Review and discussion regarding H.924 An Act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

10:00 AM

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

Discussion regarding youthful offender status within DOC, review of Act 153, and S.234

  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:15 AM

Department of Corrections

Review of A.C.T 137 and DOC rule development status for offender files

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Robert Larose, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Corrections
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

3:15 PM

Committee Discussion

Discussion regarding new drafts for S.166 and MAT definition

  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Friday, April 6, 2018
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

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

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

House Floor

10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Discussion regarding details within S.166 Draft 5.1

11:15 AM

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

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Lunch


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

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

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

This meeting is delayed until further notice

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
1:45 PM

Caucuses

2:45 PM

UVM Medical Center Mental Health Proposal

Location Room 10
Discussion regarding AHS, DOC, and MH proposal for UVM Medical Center and secure residential facilities within the state

  • Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Kevin Mullin, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Robert Pierattini, Chief of Psychiatry, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

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

Act 137 relating to Inmate Files

Review of Legislative intent and DOC reporting

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Emily Treadeau, Attorney, Defender General's Office
10:00 AM

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

Review of new amendment for H.806 in regards to BGS reporting requirements

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

Committee Discussion

11:00 AM

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

Walk through of a new draft for S.166

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

3:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion regarding Draft 7.1 and the MAT definition

  • Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

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

Discussion regarding Section 7 transfers from other courts and Section 11 Woodside Facility

  • Brynn Hare, Counsel, Legislative Council
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
10:00 AM

S.179 - An act relating to offender and inmate records

  • Susan Cherry, Executive Director, St. Johnsbury Community Restorative Justice Center
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Brynn Hare, Counsel, Legislative Council
  • Derek Miodownik, Restorative and Community Justice Executive, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

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

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

After the Floor

Department of Corrections

Home Detention

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

Friday, April 13, 2018
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

House Floor

10:30 AM

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

New Language

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Home Detention/Electronic Monitoring

T.13 Annotations

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

Committee Discussion

H.551 & S.234 vote

12:00 PM

Lunch


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

House Floor

11:15 AM

Caucuses

12:00 PM

House Floor

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

Home Detention/Electronic Monitoring

Discussion regarding amendment updates for S.222, review of H.760 and the current status of the Home Detention Program

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

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

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

Discussion regarding an amendment update to H.806 Sec. 1 Southeast Correctional Facility

  • Eric Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

Act 137 relating to Inmate Files

Discussion regarding inmate documentation, files, and process of requests for records

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Touchette, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
10:45 AM

Agency of Human Services

Discussion regarding plans for secure residential facilities, mental health beds, and temporary 12 bed concept

  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Louis Josephson, Chief Executive Officer, Brattleboro Retreat
11:45 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

3:00 PM

Home Detention

Amendment to S.222

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Superior Court
3:40 PM

Committee Discussion

Review and walk through of S.203 and the updated draft

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor, House Committee on Health Care
  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Home Detention

Discussion regarding home detention and the updated draft for S.222

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:00 AM

Break

10:25 AM

Home Detention

Walk through of Draft 4.1 of S.222 Home Detention with possible vote

  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
10:30 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

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

Walk-through of the new house amendment Draft 1.1 for H.874 and vote

  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

Department of Corrections

Discussion regarding central vs. regional correctional facilities, transport, home detention, and current challenges

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Friday, April 20, 2018
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Home Detention and review of the amendment draft 5.1 for S.222

9:30 AM

House Floor

After the Floor

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Break

Legislative Picture session

12:15 PM

Lunch

1:45 PM

Vermont State Employees Association

Discussion regarding Mental Health facilities, staffing, and concerns with the new proposal

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
2:20 PM

Department of Finance & Management

Discussion regarding unspent VTA funds

  • Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
3:00 PM

House Floor and Caucuses


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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9:00 AM

Correctional Facilities

Historical perspective about correctional facilities and ideas on how to move forward with a central or regional model

  • John Gorczyk, Former Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

11:10 AM

Correctional Facilities

Future concept and going forward with Correctional Facilities

  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

3:55 PM

School Radon Mitigation

Discussion with House Education members regarding funding for Radon Testing and mitigation for school buildings

  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, House Committee on Education

Thursday, April 26, 2018
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9:10 AM

Correctional Facilities

Follow up discussion regarding current and future correctional facilities plans

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
10:05 AM

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

Discussion with BGS in regards to the Senate amendment to H.806

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
10:35 AM

Phosphorus Initiative

Follow up discussion with ANR/DEC and Agency of Agriculture regarding phosphorus extraction funding

  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Finance Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Amanda St. Pierre, Executive Director, Pleasant Valley Farm
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

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

Committee discussion regarding Draft 2.2 of H.874

  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 27, 2018
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8:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Review of Inmate Files and discussion regarding policy and procedure with Legislative Council, DOC & the Defender General

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Sarah Truckle, Policy and Implementation Analyst, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Review of Inmate Files with Legislative Council, DOC, and the Defender General

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Sarah Truckle, Policy and Implementation Analyst, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
11:50 AM

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

Review of Senate updates to the Capital Bill

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

Caucuses

2:00 PM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

Discussion with BGS and ACCD regarding Section 3 of S.94

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
2:50 PM

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

Committee discussion regarding the Senate changes and amendment to H.806

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Review of current Bills H.806, H.718, H.179, and H.923 Capital Bill breakdown prior to returning to the House Floor

4:00 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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9:00 AM

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

Discussion with BGS regarding Senate changes to H. 923

  • Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services
10:10 AM

Committee Discussion

Discussion regarding Inmate Files with Legislative Council, DOC, and the Defender General

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office
  • Sarah Truckle, Policy and Implementation Analyst, Department of Corrections
  • Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections
11:00 AM

University of Vermont

Discussion regarding 2019 Capital Bill information

  • Tom Gustafson, Vice President of University Relations and Administration, University of Vermont
  • Robert Vaughan, Director of Campus Planning, University of Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

4:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 3, 2018
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9:00 AM

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

Discussion with DOC in regards to mental health beds at the Northwest Correctional facility

  • Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
10:00 AM

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

Discussion with ACCD in regards to Section 11 of H.923 Clean Water & Downtown Transportation Fund

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
10:25 AM

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

Discussion with VT State Historic Preservation Division regarding Section 4 of H.923

  • Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development
11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Review of H.923 Capital Budget Adjustment FY18 & FY19 funding

11:30 AM

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

Discussion with House Health Care Committee members regarding their amendment proposal for the Brattleboro Retreat

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor, House Committee on Health Care
11:55 AM

Committee Discussion

Review of amendment proposal for H.923 Section 3

  • Lucie Garand, Lobbyist, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:15 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

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

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

House Floor

2:00 PM

Caucuses

3:00 PM

House Floor


Friday, May 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

School Budget Update

Discussion with Agency of Education in regards to Section 27 School Construction

  • Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education
9:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Review of H.923 funding and language review

9:40 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:40 AM

Committee Discussion

Funding and language review of H.923

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

House Floor


Monday, May 7, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

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

Review of the Capital Bill language

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:20 PM

Recess

3:00 PM

House Floor

5:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Final review and vote for H.923 amendment


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Review of H.777

10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

1:15 PM

House Floor

4:00 PM

House Floor


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

House Floor

After the Floor

Caucus

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

4:00 PM

House Floor


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

Committee Discussion

State House Generator, Switchgear, and Battery backup system update

  • Eric Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services
10:00 AM

House Floor

11:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

House Floor

2:30 PM

Caucuses

3:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, May 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

TBA

9:30 AM

House Floor

After the Floor

Caucus

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

4:30 PM

House Floor


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

House Floor

4:00 PM

House Floor