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House Committee on Ways and Means (Room 34)

The House Committee on Ways & Means considers matters relating to the revenue of the state, and which shall inquire into the state of the treasury; ascertain the amount of debt due the state, and the claims against it; report the amount of taxes necessary to be raised for the support of the government and inquire what measures, if any, ought to be adopted, the better to equalize the public burdens, secure the accountability of public agents, and otherwise improve the financial concerns of the state, including all matters relating to taxation, local or otherwise and all matters relating to the grand list.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

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

House Convenes

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
9:00 AM

Staff Introductions

  • Sebastian Arduengo, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee

After the Assembly

Staff Introductions

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst: Revenue & Tax, Joint Fiscal Office
11:45 AM

Ways and Means 101 Legal Overview

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Inaugural Message


Friday, January 6, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Ways and Means Overview

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

House Convenes

10:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Chamber

11:00 AM

Security Training

House Chamber

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Introductions and Updates

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Introductions and Updates

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Caucus

2:15 PM

Introductions and Updates

Continued

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
4:30 PM

Adjourn


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

Education Funding

Education Fund Balance Sheet

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:45 AM

Common Level of Appraisal Study Committee Report

  • Doug Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
11:00 AM

Education Income Tax

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

2:30 PM

Act 46

Implementation of Act 46 to date

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Legal Counsel, Agency of Education
3:30 PM

Education Finance

Report on the Impact of House Bill No. 846 of 2016

  • Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Health Care

Overview

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

Current Use

  • Doug Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Introduction

  • Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
1:40 AM

Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Overview

  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
2:15 PM

Internet Sales Tax Update

  • Max Behlke, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, January 13, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Taxpayer Advocate

Introduction & Report

  • Jeffrey Dooley, Taxpayer Advocate, Department of Taxes
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

iPad Training

10:45 AM

Vermont Employee Growth Incentive (VEGI)

Technical Working Group Report

  • Mat Barewicz, Chief, Labor Market and Information, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Clean Water Report

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Alyssa Schuren, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the State Treasurer
10:00 AM

FLOOR

AFTER THE FLOOR

Tax Expenditure

  • Rebecca Sameroff, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Andrew Stein, Research Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:45 AM

Estate Tax Exclusion

  • Jake Feldman, Department of Taxes
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Caucus

2:15 PM

Tax Studies Update

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Bi-State Primary Care Association

  • Gail Auclair RN, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Tess Kuenning, President & CEO, Bi-State Primary Care Association
  • Sharon Winn, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association
9:15 AM

VT Jobs by Age

How Demographics Affect State Tax Revenues

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

Congressman Peter Welch

Room 11

  • Congressman Peter Welch, Long Term Care Ombudsman, U.S. House of Representatives
11:15 AM

Tax Treatment of Social Security Benefits

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustments

Appropriations Memo

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

Vermont Employee Growth Incentive (VEGI)

Policy Review Report

  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
3:15 PM

SSG Vermont Health Exchange Update

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

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

Ambulance Tax

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Drew Hazelton, Member, Rescue Inc. of Brattleboro
  • Oliver Olsen, Windham-Bennington-Windsor
9:15 AM

Federal Tax Overview

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

Note: E-Board Meeting

Note: this is not a committee meeting

11:00 AM

E-Board Meeting Update

  • Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Provider Tax

Provider Tax - Review of Current Law

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

Health Care

Employer and Claims Assessment - Review of Current Law

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, January 20, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Municipal Reimbursement/Current Use

  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:00 AM

2017 Tax Study

Cross-Border Tax Issues

  • Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
11:00 AM

Municipal Reimbursement/Current Use

continued

  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
11:15 AM

Property Valuation Report

  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch


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

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Caucuses and Lunch

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly - Governor's Budget Address

  • Phil Scott, Governor, State of Vermont

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

Governor's Budget Address

Walk-thru

  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
9:30 AM

Technical Tax

  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
10:30 AM

H.58 - An act relating to permanent licenses for persons 66 years of age or older

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster
11:00 AM

Governor's Budget Address

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Basic Needs Budgets and Livable Wage

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Technical Tax Bill

Background check requirements

  • Gregg Mousley, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
9:15 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

  • Rebecca Sameroff, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
9:45 AM

S.46 - An act relating to reducing Education Fund costs for fiscal year 2018

  • Rebecca Sameroff, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
10:30 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Vermont Employment Growth Incentive

VEPC Policy Review Report

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Friday, January 27, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.58 - An act relating to permanent licenses for persons 66 years of age or older

Committee discussion and vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst: Revenue & Tax, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

FLOOR

AFTER the FLOOR

Tax Expenditures

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch


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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Technical Tax Bill

  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:15 AM

S.1 - An act relating to the determination of average daily membership for the 2016–2017 school year and equalized pupil count for fiscal year 2018

Committee discussion and vote

  • Rep. David Sharpe, House Committee on Education
2:45 PM

S.46 - An act relating to reducing Education Fund costs for fiscal year 2018

Contract/Labor Issues

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:15 PM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

General Education Fund - Foundation Formula

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Coordinated Testimony on Education, Finance and Tax

  • Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
10:15 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Impact on Towns

  • Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
10:45 AM

Tax Expenditures Report

Expenditures for Tax Annuities

  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
11:15 AM

Tax Expenditures Report

Full vs. Expedited Reports

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


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

Technical Tax Bill

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:40 AM

Technical Tax Bill

  • Randy Viens, Assessor, Vermont Assessors & Listers Association
10:30 AM

H.515 - An act relating to executive branch and judiciary fees and food and lodging establishments

  • Theresa Scott, Chief, Trial Court Operations, Vermont Judiciary
  • Chasity Stoots-Fonberg, Program Manager, Trial Court Operations, Vermont Judiciary
10:50 AM

Fee Bill

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Dr. Dynasaur2.0 Report

  • Andrew Dick, RAND Corporation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.85 - An act relating to captive insurance companies

  • Sandy Bigglestone, Director of Captive Insurance
  • James Feehan, Director of Government Relations, Primmer
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan
3:00 PM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

School Budget Issues

  • Geo Honigford, President, Vermont School Board Association

Friday, February 3, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.1 - An act relating to the exemption from State taxation of Social Security payments

  • Rep. Francis McFaun, House Committee On Human Services
9:00 AM

H.96 - An act relating to the phased-in exemption from State income taxation of Social Security payments for certain taxpayers

  • Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

H.110 - An act relating to excluding reinvested capital gains from Vermont’s income tax

  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann

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

FLOOR

10:45 AM

Tax Treatment

Retirement Plans

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

H.21 - An act relating to military pension income tax exemption

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfield
11:45 AM

H.71 - An act relating to lowering the minimum corporate tax for a tax-exempt corporation

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Northfield
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:15 PM

Update on School Budgets Across the State

  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
2:45 PM

Teacher Health Plans

Current contribution percentages

  • Laura Soares, President, Vermont Education Health Initiative
3:30 PM

Fee Report

  • Emily Byrne, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

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

Ethics Training

House Chamber

10:15 AM

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

How the proposal addresses the budget pressures

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Revenue issues

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

Local Option Fee

  • Andrew Stein, Research Economist, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Request to reconvene the E-board

Committee Discussion

1:45 PM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

  • Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Karen Richard, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Colchester Town Clerk's Office
2:15 PM

H.178 - An act relating to the taxation of electronic cigarettes

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

H.179 - An act relating to increasing the tobacco tax on cigarettes and new smokeless tobacco

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Brigham Decision

  • Jay Diaz, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont
10:00 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Break-open tickets

  • Bob Campo, President, Vermont Elks Association
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Jeff Temer, CFO, Best Bingo Supplies, Inc. dba BBS Gaming
11:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Decrease in non-residential tax

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:15 AM

H.205 - An act relating to certain business tax provisions

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Unitary Combined Reporting

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:45 PM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

  • Camilla Roberts, Vice President, Vermont Assessors & Listers Association
  • Randy Viens, Assessor, Vermont Assessors & Listers Association
3:15 PM

H.515 - An act relating to executive branch and judiciary fees and food and lodging establishments

Proposed Changes to the Workers' Compensation Administrative Fund

  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
3:30 AM

Transition to H.846

  • Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT

Friday, February 10, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.57 - An act relating to property tax abatement appeals

  • Rep. William Botzow, Bennington
9:00 AM

H.169 - An act relating to creating a property tax exemption for all veterans

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.141 - An act relating to appurtenant dwelling units under the use value appraisal program

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:35 AM

H.221 - An act relating to an income tax deduction for home modifications required by a disability or physical hardship

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

H.94 - An act relating to exempting certain forms of income from the calculation of household income for veterans who are permanently and totally disabled

  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Brattleboro

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

Intergenerational Transfer of Forest Land Report

  • Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • John Roe, Vice President, Programs and Operations, Upper Valley Land Trust
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
10:00 AM

FLOOR

10:45 AM

H.57 - An act relating to property tax abatement appeals

  • Doug Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
11:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Vermont Housing & Conservation Trust

  • Emily Byrne, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:15 PM

H. - An act relating to clean water funding

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

H.238 - An act relating to modernizing and reorganizing Title 7

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.205 - An act relating to certain business tax provisions

  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Andrew Stein, Research Economist, Department of Taxes
9:45 AM

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Employer Assessment

  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Chad Wawrzyniak, Fiscal Director, Department of Labor
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance & Wages
10:30 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Property Transfer Tax
Tax Modernization Fund
R&D Tax

  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

Local Government Day

  • Dominic Cloud, City Manager, City of St. Albans
  • Brennan Duffy, Director, Rutland Redevelopment Authority
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

FLOOR

15 Minutes After the Floor

Wage and Benefits

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

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

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

H.205 - An act relating to certain business tax provisions

Airplane Tax

  • Guy Rouelle, Aviation Program Manager, Agency of Transportation
9:30 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

R&D Tax
Employer Assessment

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
10:00 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Property Transfer Tax
Housing Bond

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

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

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Health Care Claims

  • Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • MaryKate Mohlman, Director of Health Reform, Agency of Administration
3:30 PM

Minimum Wage

  • Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

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

H.191 - An act relating to the recalculation of a town’s education tax liability after a reduction in property tax values

  • Sebastian Arduengo, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson, St. Albans
9:00 AM

H.214 - An act relating to the imposition of an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch


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

FLOOR

After the Floor

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Economic Development proposals

  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:30 AM

H.205 - An act relating to certain business tax provisions

Aircraft Tax

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

Tax Increment Financing

  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Remote Sales Tax

Amazon Update
Use Tax

  • Will Baker, General Counsel, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

Economic Development and Taxes (time tentative)

  • Joseph Henchman, Vice President, State Projects, Tax Foundation
  • Michael Mazerov, Senior Fellow, State Fiscal Project, CBPP
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.43 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from sales tax

  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier, Barre City
2:00 PM

H.332 - An act relating to exempting paper hygienic products from the sales and use tax and establishing an occupancy surcharge

  • Rep. James McCullough, sponsor of bill
2:15 PM

Computer Modernization Fund

  • Gregg Mousley, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:00 PM

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

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

Blue Ribbon Tax Commission

  • Gil Livingston, President, Vermont Land Trust
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

Education Funding Update

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

H.355 - An act relating to exempting motor-assisted bicycles from the sales and use tax

  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Brattleboro
11:45 AM

H.130 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Hartford

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Hartford
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.205 - An act relating to certain business tax provisions

R&D

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, February 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.348 - An act relating to extending the deadline for qualifying contributions to Vermont’s 529 plan and creating an income tax return checkoff to permit contributions to Vermont’s 529 plan

  • Oliver Olsen, Windham-Bennington-Windsor
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.357 - An act relating to exempting indoor commercial and residential advanced wood boilers from the sales and use tax

  • Olivia Anderson Campbell, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Rep. Robert Helm, Fair Haven
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
10:30 AM

H.97 - An act relating to reclaiming revenue losses resulting from federal tax cuts

  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Washington-Chittenden
12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Tax Study Development

  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier
9:40 AM

1099K Compliance

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

  • Steve Knudson, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Cynthia Stuart, Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

TBD

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:00 PM

Evidence-informed Policymaking Training

Room 11
Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Evidence-Based Policy
Witnesses - TBA

  • Robyn Liu, Center for Evidence-Based Policy
  • Duke Shepard, Deputy Director, Center for Evidence-Based Policy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Computer Modernization Fund

  • Gregg Mousley, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
9:15 AM

Accounts Receivable

  • Gregg Mousley, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

H.182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

Committee discussion and potential vote

10:15 AM

Property Valuation and Review

Exempt properties

  • Doug Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
10:45 AM

Virtual Currency

  • Kirby Keaton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
11:30 AM

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Response to House Appropriations Memo - committee discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

Clean Water Fund

Committee discussion

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

Housing Revenue Bond

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

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

Clean Water Fund

  • John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information
  • Jake Feldman, Department of Taxes
  • Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
  • John Hollar, Mayor, City of Montpelier
  • Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Robb Kidd, Conservation Program Manager, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Miro Weinberger, Mayor, City Of Burlington
  • Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.205 - An act relating to certain business tax provisions

Aircraft tax

  • Sean Collins, Regional Manager, Government Affairs, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • George Coy, President, CAS, Ltd.

Friday, March 3, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.386 - An act relating to home health agency provider taxes

  • Rebecca Fay, Staff Attorney, Agency of Human Services, Division of Rate Setting
  • Lindsay Gillette, Manager of Rate Setting, Agency of Human Services, Division of Rate Setting
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the floor

Clean Water Fund

TDI

  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, VT Association for Justice
  • Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department
11:00 AM

H.205 - An act relating to certain business tax provisions

  • Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch


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

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

The general assembly is on break for the week of Town Meeting


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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Town Meeting Update

Act 46
School Budgets

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:15 PM

Clean Water Fund


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
11:00 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.13 - An act relating to fees and costs allowed at a tax sale

Discussion and vote

  • Sebastian Arduengo, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
2:00 PM

Clean Water Fund

  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Jon Groveman, Chair, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Robb Kidd, Conservation Program Manager, Sierra Club, Vermont Chapter
2:45 PM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Town Meeting Update

Act 46
Budgets

  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards' Association
10:15 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Property Transfer Tax

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:30 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Health Information Technology Tax

  • Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
10:50 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

1099
Break-open tickets

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Use Tax Table

  • Jake Feldman, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
11:45 AM

Social Security Exemption

Committee Discussion

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Meals and Rooms Tax

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Break-open tickets - committee discussion

2:30 PM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Break-open tickets

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
3:00 PM

Social Security Exemption

Committee Discussion

3:30 PM

Retirement Income

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

AGI

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.354 - An act relating to veterans’ property tax exemptions

  • Rep. Cynthia Weed, Sponsor, Enosburg
10:45 AM

Fee Bill

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Downtown Tax Credit

  • Paul Bruhn, Executive Director, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
1:30 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

AGI

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

H.312 - An act relating to retirement and pensions

  • Rep. Dennis J. Devereux, House Committee On Government Operations
2:30 PM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Break-open tickets

  • Jeff Temer, CFO, Best Bingo Supplies, Inc. dba BBS Gaming

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

AGI

  • Jake Feldman, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Rick Wolfish, Partner, Gallagher, Flynn & Company LLP
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

1:00 PM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Committee Discussion and potential vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Burlington
1:45 PM

H.111 - An act relating to vital records

Committee discussion and potential vote

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

  • Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Arlington
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Emily Simmonds, Attorney, Vermont School Boards Association
  • William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
1:15 PM

H.39 - An act relating to the threshold for operational stormwater permits

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Sponsor
1:30 PM

H.92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

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

H.111 - An act relating to vital records

Committee discussion and potential vote

  • Stacy Jewell, Town Clerk, St. Johnsbury
3:30 PM

H.130 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Hartford

Committee discussion and potential vote

4:00 PM

H.515 - An act relating to executive branch and judiciary fees and food and lodging establishments

Committee discussion and potential vote


Thursday, March 23, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Parker Riehle, Executive Director, Vermont Ski Areas Association
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst: Revenue & Tax, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:45 AM

H.386 - An act relating to home health agency provider taxes

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:15 AM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Committee Discussion

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. David Sharpe, House Committee on Education
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

Committee discussion and potential vote

  • Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
1:30 PM

H.39 - An act relating to the threshold for operational stormwater permits

Committee Discussion and potential vote

  • Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:00 PM

H.92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

H.85 - An act relating to captive insurance companies

Committee discussion

4:00 PM

Judicial Retention

Joint Session


Friday, March 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Committee discussion and vote

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

FLOOR

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

H.85 - An act relating to captive insurance companies

Committee vote

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, MMRVT
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses


Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Jill Charbonneau, President, Vermont AFL-CIO
  • Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
  • Michelle Fay, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Randy George, Co-owner, Red Hen Baking Company
  • Nicole Grenier, Owner, Stowe Street Cafe
  • Jennifer Kimmich, Co-owner/General Manager, The Alchemist
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Dennis LaBounty, Political Director, Vermont AFL-CIO
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Ashley Moore, Community and Business Relations Manager, Main Street Alliance of VT
11:30 AM

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

  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Brattleboro
11:45 AM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, March 30, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

After the Floor

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

Friday, March 31, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • Robert Sand, Faculty, Vermont Law School
9:30 AM

FLOOR

11:30 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Harold Schwartz, Director of HR Operations, Department of Human Resources
12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Payroll Taxes and Tax Consequences

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

FLOOR

10:15 PM

Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

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

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jeremy Zeliger, Senior Programs Manager, Vermont Judiciary
10:30 AM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office
  • Matt Riven, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jeremy Zeliger, Senior Programs Manager, Vermont Judiciary
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Martin LaLonde, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Howard Aiken, Owner, Vermont Information Processing
  • Rep. Fred Baser, Addison-4
  • James Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Angela Earle Gray, Chroma Technology Corporation
  • Tara Hodgkins, Ludlow
  • Chris Knapp, Vice President - Finance, Country Home Products
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont
  • Aimee Towne, Morrisville
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Committee Discussion

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:45 PM

Retirement Income

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:25 PM

H.213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Committee Discussion

11:45 AM

H.327 - An act relating to the charter of the Northeast Kingdom Solid Waste Management District

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

Lunch


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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Report on Unfunded Budget Pressures

  • Emily Byrne, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

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

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


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

TBD

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Break open tickets

9:40 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Committee Discussion

11:30 AM

H.526 - An act relating to regulating notaries public

  • Ronald E. Hubert, Sponsor
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, April 14, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Rep. Wright Amendment
Rep. Condon Amendment

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.526 - An act relating to regulating notaries public

  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
9:30 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Committee Discussion - update

10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

S.20 - An act relating to permanent licenses for persons 66 years of age or older

  • Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

S.136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Fantasy sports

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, MMRVT
  • Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
11:00 AM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:45 AM

Building Evacuation Updates

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Fantasy Sports

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
4:00 PM

S.127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

Committee Discussion and vote


Thursday, April 20, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

TBA

10:00 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

  • Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

  • Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

30 minutes after the floor

S.122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Briefing on the Budget

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

Governor's Health Care Proposal

  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
4:00 PM

FLOOR


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

Governor's Health Care Proposal

  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • David White, President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

TIF districts

  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

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

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

TIFs

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Walter Martone, Selectboard Member, Springfield
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM

Committee Discussion


Friday, April 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

11:50 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:10 PM

Lunch

1:50 PM

S.34 - An act relating to rural economic development

Committee Discussion and vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:10 PM

S.136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Fantasy Sports - Discussion and vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

FLOOR


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

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:00 PM

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

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

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

H.516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:40 PM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Amendment

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
1:00 PM

Caucuses

2:00 PM

FLOOR


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

FLOOR

11:15 AM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Webb Amendment

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb
12:00 PM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Beck Amendment

  • Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
1:30 PM

Lunch

1:55 PM

Caucuses

2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

TIF language

3:00 PM

H.509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Amendments discussion

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

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

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

S.100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • David hall, Legal Counsel
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
1:15 PM

S.100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
4:45 PM

S.100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

Committee Amendment


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

FLOOR


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

H.542 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Meet new staff

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Deborah Carroll, Principal Assistant, Department of Taxes
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Kate Strousse, Executive Assistant, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Joint Fiscal Office

Updates

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Caucuses

1:50 PM

Education Finance

  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:30 PM

Security Training

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

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Education Finance

  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
9:30 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

House Chamber


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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Federal Tax Overview, continued

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:15 PM

Tax Workshop

Principles of a High-Quality Tax System
Room 10 - 12:15-1:15PM

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
1:30 PM

Federal Tax Overview, continued

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Chamber

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

Agency of Education Update

  • Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, School Governance, Agency of Education

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

Education Finance

Brigham Decision

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

Special Education Funding Report

  • Tammy Kolbe, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
10:30 AM

Education Finance

  • Molly Bachman, General Counsel, Agency of Education
  • Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Education Finance

Proposals from committee members
(Reps. Browning and Wright)

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:15 PM

Education Finance

Brigham Decision, continued

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Taxing Social Security

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

Federal Tax Reform

Changes to 529 Plans

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Tom Little, Vice President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
11:00 AM

Federal Tax Reform

  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Committee Discussion

Appropriations Memo and Fee Reports

1:35 PM

Education Finance

Income-Sensitized Education Property Taxes: Policy Review

  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:00 PM

Education Finance

  • Rep. David Sharpe, House Committee on Education
3:45 PM

Education Finance

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

FLOOR

9:45 AM

Education Finance

Committee Discussion

10:15 AM

Property Valuations and Review Report

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Acting Director, Department of Taxes
11:00 AM

Education Finance

Committee Discussion

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:15 PM

Tax Workshop

Income Taxes and Federal Tax Reform
Room 10 - 12:15-1:15 PM


Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.549 - An act relating to the Petroleum Cleanup Fund

  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association
  • Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Matt Moran, Environmental Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Trevor Squirrell
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:00 AM

Tax Payer Advocate Report

  • Jeffrey Dooley, Taxpayer Advocate, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:15 PM

Education Finance

  • Paul Cillo, President, Public Assets Institute

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.549 - An act relating to the Petroleum Cleanup Fund

Fiscal Note

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:45 AM

Use Tax

  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
10:30 AM

Presentation

Stress Testing the Utah State Budget

  • Jonathan Ball, Director, Utah Fiscal Analyst Office
  • Dan White, Director, Moody's Analytics
11:15 AM

Committee Discussion

Stress Testing

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Clean Water Fund

Working Group Update

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

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

Education Finance

Property Tax

  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

Emergency Board Meeting

Consensus Forecast Presentation
Governor's Ceremonial Office

11:00 AM

Emergency Board Meeting

Revenue Update

  • Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Education Finance

Committee Discussion

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, January 19, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Fee Bill Report

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the floor

TBA

  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
12:15 PM

Tax Workshop

Sales and Use Tax, Meals and Rooms, Tax and Internet Issues
Room 10


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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Caucuses

After Caucus

H.573 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Rutland

  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor
11:45 AM

Education Finance

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Governor's FY 2019 Budget Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber

2:00 PM

Budget Address

Committee Discussion

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:45 PM

Governor's FY 2019 Budget Address

Committee Discussion

  • Douglas Farnham, Director and Tax Research Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
4:00 PM

Education Finance

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What it Means for States

Tax Policy Center Webinar

10:30 AM

TIF Report

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Education Finance

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

  • Jan Demers, Executive Director, CVOEO
9:15 AM

2018 TIF Report

  • Casey Mock, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
10:00 AM

Social Security Income

Exemption Proposals

  • Andrew Stein, Research Economist, Department of Taxes
10:55 AM

H.626 - An act relating to veterans’ benefits and pensions and the calculation of income for purposes of the homestead property tax income sensitivity adjustment and renter rebate

  • Bob Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Education Finance

  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council
2:45 PM

H.694 - An act relating to captive insurance companies

  • Rep. Linda K. Myers, Reporter
3:00 PM

Retirement Income

Committee Discussion


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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Market-Based Sourcing

  • Rep. Dylan Giambatista
11:00 AM

H.586 - An act relating to the exemption for nonprofit organizations from the meals tax

  • Rep. Barbara Murphy, Sponsor
11:30 AM

Government Accountability Committee Report

Committee Discussion

11:40 AM

H.587 - An act relating to requiring certain third-party facilitators of retail sales to collect sales tax or follow notice requirements

  • Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor
12:15 PM

Tax Workshop

Education Finance
Room 10

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Social Security Income

  • Greg Marchildon, Executive Director, AARP Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:15 PM

Education Finance

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

529 Plans

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tom Little, Vice President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
10:00 AM

Social Security Income

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Andrew Stein, Research Economist, Department of Taxes
10:30 AM

Education Finance

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.764 - An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection

  • Rep. William Botzow, Reporter
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

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

Education Finance

  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Karen Richard, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Colchester Town Clerk's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Education Finance

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

Education Finance

  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

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

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.764 - An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection

  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

After Caucuses

School Budget Update

  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
2:30 PM

Federal Tax Reform

  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:30 PM

H.582 - An act relating to increased funding for the Connectivity Initiative

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Social Security Income

Exemptions in other states

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Department of Finance Regulation

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Matt Riven, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
9:50 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

Department of Taxes

  • Gregg Mousley, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director, Department of Taxes
10:20 AM

Current Use Audits

  • Gregg Mousley, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director, Department of Taxes
10:30 AM

Economic Development and Taxes

Governor's Initiatives

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

H.582 - An act relating to increased funding for the Connectivity Initiative

  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T
11:30 AM

H.764 - An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection

possible vote

11:45 AM

H.582 - An act relating to increased funding for the Connectivity Initiative

  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H. - An act relating to Vermont’s education financing system

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:45 AM

Lake Champlain Action Plan

  • Robert Fischer, President, The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain's Future
  • Mark Naud , The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain's Future

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

Education Finance

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Steven Julian, Tax Partner, Gallagher, Flynn & Company LLP
  • Ernie Saunders, NEMRC
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:55 PM

H.576 - An act relating to stormwater management

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

H.582 - An act relating to increased funding for the Connectivity Initiative

  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
4:10 PM

Claims Tax

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Education Finance

Beck Proposal

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch


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

FLOOR

After the floor

H.576 - An act relating to stormwater management

  • Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
  • Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Vermont Realtors
11:40 AM

Education Finance

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:00 PM

H. - An act relating to Vermont’s education financing system

Ways and Means Working Proposal

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:20 PM

FY 2019 School Budget Update

  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
3:55 AM

H. - An act relating to Vermont’s education financing system

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council

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

HIT Report

  • Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Kathy Frye, Senior Consultant, HealthTech Solutions
  • Greg Haskamp, Senior Consultant, HealthTech Solutions
10:00 AM

H.839 - An act relating to making numerous tax changes, including exempting certain Social Security benefits and military retirement pay from State taxation

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
11:00 AM

Federal Tax Reform

Vermont Tax Changes: Proposed Language

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.582 - An act relating to increased funding for the Connectivity Initiative

Potential Vote

  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, Independent Telephone Companies
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of Bill
2:00 PM

H.576 - An act relating to stormwater management

Baser Amendment

2:15 PM

Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

  • Tom Kavet, State Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
2:35 PM

H.576 - An act relating to stormwater management

Baser Amendment
Browning Amendment

  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Neil Kamman, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Conservation

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

Federal Tax Reform

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Andrew Stein, Research Economist, Department of Taxes
9:30 AM

H.576 - An act relating to stormwater management

Browning Amendment
Discussion and Potential Vote

9:45 AM

Charitable Credit

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:30 AM

Election of Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges Corporation

Joint Assembly

11:00 AM

H.839 - An act relating to making numerous tax changes, including exempting certain Social Security benefits and military retirement pay from State taxation

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

H.576 - An act relating to stormwater management

potential vote

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

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

H.636 - An act relating to miscellaneous fish and wildlife subjects

potential vote

  • Rep. David L. Deen, Sponsor
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 PM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Education Finance Update

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council

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

FY 2019 Governor's Proposed Budget

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
9:45 AM

Current Use

Program administration by PVR

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
1:30 PM

H. - An act relating to Vermont’s education financing system

  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
2:30 PM

Vermont Income Tax

Committee Discussion

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

Social Security Exemption

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

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

H.839 - An act relating to making numerous tax changes, including exempting certain Social Security benefits and military retirement pay from State taxation

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
10:45 AM

529 Plans

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Education Finance

Browning Proposal

11:30 AM

Education Finance

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:00 PM

Public Hearing

Potential Changes to the Education Funding System
Room 11
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Dan Albrecht, South Burlington
  • Nick Ecker-Racz, Glover
  • Allen Gilbert, Worcester
  • Winton Goodrich, Berlin
  • Martha Heath, Former Representative, Westford
  • Geo Honinford, President, Vermont School Board Association
  • Former Rep. Karen Lafayette, Burlington
  • David Logan, Shelburne
  • Dan MacArther, School Board Member, Marlboro Elementary School
  • Lauren Poster, School Board Member, Marlboro Elementary School
  • Matt Stover, Woodstock
  • Irv Thomae, Norwich
  • Douglas Tothill, Pomfret

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

Education Finance

Committee Discussion

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Education Finance

Committee Discussion

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

H.731 - An act relating to miscellaneous workers' compensation and occupational safety amendments

  • Rep. Matthew Hill, Reporter
9:15 AM

H.684 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Gabriel Gilman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Robert LaClair, House Committee On Government Operations
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:20 AM

H.894 - An act relating to pensions, retirement, and setting the contribution rates for municipal employees

  • Rep. Dennis J. Devereux, Sponsor
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:00 AM

H. - An act relating to Vermont’s education financing system

Joint Committee Meeting with House Education
Ethan Allen Room
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:45 AM

H. - An act relating to Vermont’s education financing system

Committee Discussion

12:15 PM

Lunch


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

FLOOR

After the Floor

Caucuses

After Caucus

H.684 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

potential vote

11:50 AM

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.901 - An act relating to health information technology and health information exchange

  • Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Rep. Benjamin Jickling, Reporter
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael Smith, Interim President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
2:00 PM

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

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

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Committee Discussion

  • James Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

potential vote

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.894 - An act relating to pensions, retirement, and setting the contribution rates for municipal employees

potential vote

  • Rep. Dennis J. Devereux, Sponsor
  • Erika Wolffing, Retirement Policy and Outreach Director, State Treasurer's Office
9:45 AM

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Committee Discussion

10:15 AM

H.899 - An act relating to a town fee report and request

potential vote

  • Rep. Daniel Connor, Fairfield
  • Rep. John Gannon, Reporter
10:45 AM

H.839 - An act relating to making numerous tax changes, including exempting certain Social Security benefits and military retirement pay from State taxation

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Kevin Gaffney, Director of Rates & Forms, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Emily Kress-Miller, Law Clerk, Legislative Council
11:15 AM

H.905 - An act relating to the Green Mountain Care Board’s billback formula

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

TBA


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

H.766 - An act relating to creating a homeowner’s rehabilitation tax credit

  • Paul Bruhn, Executive Director, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credits and Grant Coordinator, Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Sponsor of Bill, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch


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

FLOOR

11:30 AM

Budget Update

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

2:00 PM

529 Plans

  • Tom Little, Vice President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
2:30 PM

H.560 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Mary Sullivan, Sponsor
3:10 PM

H.905 - An act relating to the Green Mountain Care Board’s billback formula

  • Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Jean Stetter, Administrative Services Director, Green Mountain Care Board
3:45 PM

H.907 - An act relating to improving rental housing safety

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Reporter
4:15 PM

H.785 - An act relating to Wastewater Systems and potable water supplies lending

  • Rep. Amy Sheldon, Reporter
4:30 PM

H.676 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Michael Yantachka, Reporter

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.548 - An act relating to tax increment financing districts

  • Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Casey Mock, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
9:40 AM

H.780 - An act relating to portable rides at agricultural fairs, field days, and other similar events

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services IV and Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Rep. Richard Lawrence, Reporter
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
10:15 AM

H.736 - An act relating to lead poisoning prevention

  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Rep. Carl Rosenquist, Reporter
10:45 AM

H.922 - An act relating to making numerous revenue changes

Committee Discussion

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.899 - An act relating to a town fee report and request

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
1:35 PM

H.676 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:30 PM

H.785 - An act relating to Wastewater Systems and potable water supplies lending

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Bryan Redmond, Director, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:00 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

  • Rep. Peter Conlon, Reporter
4:45 PM

H.922 - An act relating to making numerous revenue changes

electronic cigarettes

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.780 - An act relating to portable rides at agricultural fairs, field days, and other similar events

9:15 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

General Fund/Education Fund

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

H.918 - An act relating to taxation of aircraft fuel

  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
9:50 AM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly- Judicial Retention

11:00 AM

H.922 - An act relating to making numerous revenue changes

  • Sarah Carpetner, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

1:15 PM

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

H.922 - An act relating to making numerous revenue changes

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:30 PM

H.560 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

Committee Discussion and Potential Vote

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:25 PM

H.560 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

potential vote

  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rep. Mary Sullivan, Sponsor
3:40 PM

H.897 - An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. David Sharpe, Sponsor, House Committee on Education
4:00 PM

H.922 - An act relating to making numerous revenue changes

potential vote

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

9:50 AM

H.899 - An act relating to a town fee report and request

Browning Amendment
Potential Vote

12:00 PM

Lunch


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

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Amendments

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Rep. Mark Higley, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch


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

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Amendments

  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Sponsor of Amendment
11:30 AM

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Turner Amendment

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Donald Turner, Sponsor of Amendment
12:00 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, March 22, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.922 - An act relating to making numerous revenue changes

Amendment

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor of amendment
  • Douglas Farnham, Director and Tax Research Economist, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

H.922 - An act relating to making numerous revenue changes

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


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

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Home Revitalization Revolving Loan Program

Committee Discussion

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 AM

Lunch & Caucuses


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

H.918 - An act relating to taxation of aircraft fuel

  • Sharon Asay, Director of Taxpayer Services, Department of Taxes
  • Rep. Patrick Brennan, House Committee on Transportation
  • Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Vermont Petroleum Association and American Petroleum Institute
  • Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Leonard LeBlanc, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation
  • Nick Longo, Assistant Director of Aviation, Burlington International Airport
  • Tim McCole, Vice President for Strategy and Marketing, Heritage Aviation
  • Eugene "Gene" Richards, Director of Aviation, Burlington International Airport
  • Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • David Stiller, President, Heritage Aviation
11:00 AM

Renter Rebate Study

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the floor

H.918 - An act relating to taxation of aircraft fuel

  • Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.548 - An act relating to tax increment financing districts

  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Reporter
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM

State Appraisal of Current Use

  • Cy Bailey, District Advisor, Department of Taxes
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Randy Viens, Assessor, Vermont Assessors & Listers Association
11:00 AM

Renter Rebate

Housing Council Report

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


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

H.548 - An act relating to tax increment financing districts

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Casey Mock, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
After the floor

H.918 - An act relating to taxation of aircraft fuel

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:50 AM

H.548 - An act relating to tax increment financing districts

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

Lunch


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

FLOOR

After the floor

Caucuses

After Caucus

H.918 - An act relating to taxation of aircraft fuel

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

H.918 - An act relating to taxation of aircraft fuel

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

Renter Rebate Study

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

H.548 - An act relating to tax increment financing districts

Chesnut-Tangerman Amendment

  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor of Amendment
9:30 AM

Renter Rebate

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

H.925 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre

  • Carol Dawes, City Clerk, Barre City
  • Rep. Patti J. Lewis, House Committee On Government Operations
11:00 AM

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

Fiscal Note

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

H.548 - An act relating to tax increment financing districts

  • Rep. Donald Turner, Sponsor of Amendment
3:00 PM

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

Fiscal Note

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

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

H.548 - An act relating to tax increment financing districts

  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Susan Mesner, Deputy Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Tanya Morehouse, Chief Auditor, State Auditor's Office
9:45 AM

Use Tax Update

  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
11:00 AM

H.889 - An act relating to the taxation of utility lines in Lake Champlain

  • Josh Bagnato, Vice President, TDI New England
  • Dawn Francis, Town Manager, Colchester
  • Adam Lougee, Director, Addison County Regional Planning Commission
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

S.204 - An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

FLOOR

10:15 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:40 AM

S.204 - An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM

S.204 - An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
3:15 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

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

Energy/Carbon Tax Subsidy Issues

Committee Discussion

9:30 AM

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:15 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

1:45 PM

Governor Scott's bill signing ceremony


Thursday, April 12, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.175 - An act relating to the wholesale importation of prescription drugs into Vermont

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
3:00 PM

Taxation of LLCs

Committee Discussion

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

fiscal note

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.927 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Montpelier

  • Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller, Sponsor
10:00 AM

FLOOR

After the floor

Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Wayne Maceyka, Hinesburg Hub
2:00 PM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

Per parcel fee

  • John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Vermont Realtors
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:00 PM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

Occupancy Fee

  • Ronda Berns, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Jane Clifford, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Hans van Wees, General Manager, Hotel Vermont

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

S.175 - An act relating to the wholesale importation of prescription drugs into Vermont

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:45 AM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
11:30 AM

Education Funding Update

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

Committee Discussion

3:15 PM

S.175 - An act relating to the wholesale importation of prescription drugs into Vermont

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

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

S.272 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles

  • Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council
  • Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

Minimum Wage and Benefits Cliff

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

Minimum Wage

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Tom Kavet, State Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.175 - An act relating to the wholesale importation of prescription drugs into Vermont

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:20 PM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

  • Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Friday, April 20, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

S.175 - An act relating to the wholesale importation of prescription drugs into Vermont

potential vote

  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

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

Lunch


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

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:30 PM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

Committee Discussion

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
3:00 PM

FLOOR and Caucuses


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

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

Per Parcel Fee

  • Rebecca Ellis, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Vermont Realtors
11:10 AM

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:30 AM

Education Finance

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, April 26, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

  • Molly Dillon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
9:30 AM

Education Finance

  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
10:15 AM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association
  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Beverage Association of Vermont
  • Bruce Westcott, General Manager, Central VT Solid Waste District
11:30 AM

Education Finance

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

potential vote

12:05 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

4:00 PM

Pre-Kindergarten

  • Rep. David Sharpe, Sponsor, House Committee on Education

Friday, April 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

  • Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
  • Rep. David L. Deen, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
9:30 AM

FLOOR

After the Floor

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

Review Amendment and Possible Vote

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

Lunch


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

Caucuses

1:50 PM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

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

S.204 - An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals

  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

H.719 - An act relating to insurance companies and trust companies

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:00 PM

FLOOR


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

Revenue Update

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
9:45 AM

Education Finance

  • Jake Feldman, Tax Research Statistician, Department of Taxes
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR


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

S.204 - An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals

  • Ronda Berns, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Matthew Kiessling, Vice President, Short Term Rental Policy, Travel Tech
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
9:45 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
10:45 AM

H.911 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.285 - An act relating to universal recycling requirements

potential vote

  • Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, Beverage Association of Vermont
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:30 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

TBA


Friday, May 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

  • Andy Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC
  • Olivia Campbell Andersen, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Andrew Perchlik, CEDF Director, Public Service Department
9:30 AM

S.204 - An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
After the Floor

TBA

12:00 PM

Lunch


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

S.204 - An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals

potential vote

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

S.276 - An act relating to rural economic development

potential vote

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, VELCO
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR

2:30 PM

S.260 - An act relating to funding the cleanup of State waters

  • Rep. Robert Helm, Sponsor of Amendment
3:00 PM

FLOOR


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:45 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

12:45 PM

Administration's Education Proposal

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. David Sharpe, Chair, House Committee on Education
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Administration's Education Proposal

  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

FLOOR

11:30 AM

Lunch

1:30 PM

H.731 - An act relating to miscellaneous workers' compensation and occupational safety amendments

  • Rep. Bill Botzow, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
2:30 PM

FLOOR


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

FLOOR

After announcements

H.901 - An act relating to health information technology and health information exchange

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

FLOOR

3:15 PM

H.922 - An act relating to making numerous revenue changes

  • Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Emily Miller, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

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

FLOOR


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Committee Discussion

welcome and planning for special session

10:00 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Review of Proposals and Impacts on Tax Rates

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Joint Meeting to receive the Administration's Proposals

Room: 11
House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Ways and Means, and House Committee on Education

  • Heather Bouchey, Acting Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:00 PM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Committee Discussion


Thursday, May 24, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Ethan Allen Room

  • Heather Bouchey, Acting Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Committee Discussion

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

10:15 AM

H.13 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

Caucuses and Lunch

12:45 PM

H.13 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion

1:00 PM

FLOOR


Friday, June 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

FLOOR

-

H.13 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Browning Amendment
Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

FLOOR

3:15 PM

FLOOR


Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.13 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Amendments

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Analyst, Office of Legislative Council
10:00 AM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
11:00 AM

H.13 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Amendment

  • Rep. Constance Quimby, Sponsor of Amendment
12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

1:00 PM

FLOOR

After the Floor

Committee Discussion

planning for Friday


Friday, June 8, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Ethan Allen Room
Members of the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Education are invited to attend

  • Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Ethan Allen Room
Browning Amendment
Members of the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Education are invited to attend

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
11:30 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Committee Discussion
Ethan Allen Room

12:50 PM

H.4 - An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system

Committee Discussion

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

FLOOR

10:30 AM

Education Fund Outlook

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:00 AM

Practical considerations in setting and billing education taxes

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Karen Richard, Town Clerk - Treasurer, Colchester Town Clerk's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

FLOOR