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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs (Room 27)

The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs has jurisdiction over matters relating to economic development, commerce, and community development, including tourism and marketing, promotion of the arts, and film activities; matters relating to labor; matters relating to housing; matters relating to liquor and tobacco control; matters relating to lotteries; and all matters relating to subjects for which there is no other appropriate committee.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

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

Senate Convenes

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor Shumlin's Farewell Address


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

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Inaugural Message


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

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Chamber

11:00 AM

Security Training

House Chamber


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

Senate Floor

11:30 AM

Department of Labor

Brief Overview/Updates

  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

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

Senate Floor

Short floor time

9:00 AM

Vermont Lottery Commission

  • Mary Cassani, Business Manager, Vermont Lottery Commission
9:20 AM

Department of Liquor Control

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
10:10 AM

Vermont Brewers Association

  • Sean Lawson, President, Vermont Brewers Association
10:30 AM

Title 7 Update

Introductions & Current Status of Title 7 Revision Update

  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

Introductions

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Security Update

  • Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Senate Floor

Short floor time

9:00 AM

Vermont Retail & Grocers' Association

  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
9:30 AM

Vermont Chamber of Commerce

  • Ronda Berns, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
10:10 AM

Regional Development Corporations

  • David Snedeker, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
10:30 AM

Agency of Commerce and Community Development

  • John Adams
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Commerce and Community Development
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Steve Cook, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Heather Pelham, Chief Marketing Officer, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Commerce and Community Development

Friday, January 13, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Senate Floor

Short floor time

9:00 AM

Business for Social Responsibility

Overview and Legislative Priorities

  • Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
9:30 AM

Department of Financial Regulation

  • Emily Kisicki, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Scot Kline, General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
10:15 AM

Working VT

  • David Mickenberg, Working VT
10:45 AM

Portal Program

  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

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

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

Workforce Education and Training Report

  • Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor
10:45 AM

Main Street Alliance of Vermont

Overview & Legislative Priorities

  • Lindsay DesLauriers, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Main Street Alliance of VT
  • Ashley Moore, Community and Business Relations Manager, Main Street Alliance of VT

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

  • Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont
9:00 AM

Roadmap to End Homelessness

  • Angus Chaney, Director of Housing, Agency of Human Services
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Larry Oaks, Director, CSH New England, Corporation of Supportive Housing
10:00 AM

Creation of the Agency of Economic Opportunity

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Commerce and Community Development
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Commerce and Community Development
11:00 AM

Community Action Agencies

  • Bill Cherry, Micro Business Client, CVOEO
  • Tom Donahue, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action in Southwestern Vermont (BROC)
  • Denise Mason, Economic Programming, Southeastern VT Community Action
  • Michael Patch, St. George, MBDP & Financial Capability Services Participant, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Committee Field Trip

Vermont Farm and Food Center, West Street, Rutland
Trip taken jointly with Senate Agriculture


Friday, January 20, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Cross Border Study

Also VEGI Technical Working Group Review

  • Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
9:45 AM

Affordable Housing and Homelessness Priorities

  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Andrew Winter, Executive Director, Twin Pines Housing Trust
10:30 AM

Vermont Futures Project

  • Jeff Lewis, Research Team, Vermont Futures Project
  • William Shouldice, Chair, Vermont Futures Project
  • Jennifer Stromsten, Research Team, Vermont Futures Project
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

State Treasurer's Office

Overview and Update

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
10:30 AM

A Review Of Policy Questions Related To The VEGI Program

  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
11:00 AM

Workforce Development Council

will include update on GBIC

  • Frank Cioffi, Chair, Vermont State Workforce Development Board

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

Act 157 Housing & Infrastructure Report

Overview

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
10:00 AM

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Update

  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
10:30 AM

Vermont Mortgage Bankers

  • Greg Hahr, New England Federal Union
  • Jeff Teplitz, Mortgage Loan Officer, Academy Mortgage Corporation
11:00 AM

Executive Order No.07-17

Merger of the Department of Liquor Control and the State Lottery Commission

  • Mary Cassani, Business Manager, Vermont Lottery Commission
  • Jeff Cavender, Lottery Director, Marketing and Sales
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Martha O'Connor, Chair, Vermont Lottery Commission

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Overview of the housing and rural economic development work done by the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
10:00 AM

Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Joint Hearing with Senate Agriculture
Room 11

  • Sen. Tim Ashe, President Pro Tempore, Senate
  • Jon Blatchford, President and CEO, J.K. Adams
  • Andy Boutin, Renewable Fuels of Vermont
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Commerce and Community Development
  • Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Eric Deluca, Agriculture Innovation Center
  • Rhonda and Miles Goodrich, Molly Brook Farm
  • Calley Hastings, Fat Toad Farm
  • Rep. Mitzi Johnson, Speaker of the House
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Chelsea Lewis, Business Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, House Committee on Agriculture
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, January 27, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

VT Seed Capital Fund FY16 Public Report

Also Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies overview

  • David Bradbury, VCET President
  • Samantha Roach-Gerber, Community Engagement and Operations
9:30 AM

Livable Wage Study

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

iPad Training

11:00 AM

Change the Story VT

Women's Economic Advancement

  • Tiffany Bluemle, Executive Director, Change the Story VT
  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

after the floor

Mental Health and Housing

  • Christie Everett, Director, Access Services, Clara Martin Center
  • Connie Stabler, NAMI Vermont member
10:30 AM

Renewable Energy Vermont

Update

  • Olivia Anderson Campbell, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
11:15 AM

Executive Order No. 05-17

Merger between DOL and Commerce

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel
11:30 AM

Governor's Appointments

  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
5:30 PM

Joint Public Hearing on the Proposed Reorganization of the Department of Labor and the Agency of Commerce Development to a New Agency of Economic Opportunity

  • Raymond Bettis, President, USW
  • Maura Carroll, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jill Charbonneau, President, Vermont AFL-CIO
  • Frank Cioffi, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
  • Tom Clavelle, Executive Vice President & CEO, Engelberth Construction
  • Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Gerry Ghazi, President, VT HITEC
  • Brenda Greika, Labor
  • Isaac Grimm, Rights and Democracy
  • Elizabeth Jesdale, President, Local 255, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Kathy Keenan, State Representative
  • Bill Kelley, Teamsters 591
  • Breck Knauft, Vice President of Program Development, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
  • David Knight, Williston Citizen
  • Robin Lane, Essex Citizen
  • David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working VT
  • Pat Moulton , Vermont Technical College
  • Dan Mulcahy, SMART Local 63
  • Heather Pipino, VT Worker's Center
  • Jeff Potvin, Business Manager, Financial Secretary, UA Local 693, Professional Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • Bradley Reed, Professor
  • Heather Riemer, AFT-VT
  • Lindsay Rule
  • Marty Scanlon, Westford Citizen
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Commerce and Community Development
  • David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association
  • Stephen Whitaker, Montpelier Citizen

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

Executive Order No.07-17

Merger between Department of Liquor Control and State Lottery Commission

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jason Maulucci, Governor's Information and Referral Office (GIRO). , Governor's Office
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • John Quinn, Chief Innovation Officer, Governor's Office
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Brittney Wilson, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, Office of Governor Phil Scott
10:30 AM

Executive Order No. 05-17

Merger between Agency of Commerce and Labor

Committee Discussion

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

15 Minute Break

11:00 AM

Executive Order No. 05-17

  • John Bloomer, Secretary, Vermont Senate
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


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

Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition

Joint Hearing with House General, Housing & Military Affairs
in Room 11

  • Trevor Crist, President and CEO, Inntopia
  • Ted Manning, CEO, Ibex
  • Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Down Community Development
  • Michael Simmons, Downstreet Housing and Community Development
  • Connie Snow, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
  • Brenda Torpy, CEO, Champlain Housing Trust
10:30 AM

Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Down Payment Assistance Program

  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
11:00 AM

Executive Order No. 05-17

  • John Bloomer, Secretary, Vermont Senate
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


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

Executive Order No. 07-17

Committee Report - Merger of the Department of Liquor Control and the State Lottery Commission
VOTE

10:00 AM

S.30 - An act relating to the service of alcoholic beverages by theaters

  • Sen. Brian Campion
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

S.60 - An act relating to the repeal of 21 V.S.A. § 6

Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Joe Benning
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Resolution Concerning Executive Order No. 05-17

Possible Vote

  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Commerce and Community Development
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:25 AM

Next Generation Entrepreneurs

MBA students at UVM address issues for future entrepreneurs in Vermont

  • Schuyler Anderson, MBA Student, UVM
  • Caitlin Goss, MBA Student, UVM
  • Chris Howell, MBA Student, UVM
  • Ken Linge, MBA Student, UVM
  • Charles Smith, MBA Student, UVM
11:00 AM

Governor's Appointments

  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Commerce and Community Development
11:30 AM

Governor's Appointments

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
1:00 PM

Resolution Concerning Executive Order No. 05-17

Vote


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

Vermont Evaporator Company

  • Kate Whelley McCabe, CEO, Vermont Evaporator Company
9:30 AM

Pathways Vermont

Progress in providing housing and services

  • Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez, Assistant Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
10:00 AM

S.73 - An act relating to the Vermont Commission on Employee Misclassification

  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Senate Committee on Finance
11:00 AM

Governor's Appointments

  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


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

S.51 - An act relating to renewable energy goals for Vermont’s total energy consumption

Vermont Clean Energy Economy
Joint Hearing with Senate Natural Resources & Energy
Room 10

  • Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Mark Curran, Black River Produce
  • David Frank, Founder, SunWood Biomass
  • Scott Gardner, Founder, Building Energy
  • Dan Hoxworth, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
  • Chris Marion, Bristol Electronics
  • Payne Morgan, Development & Government Affairs Manager, All Earth Renewables
  • Andrew Perchlik, CEDF Director, Public Service Department
  • Darren Springer, Chief Operations Officer, Burlington Electric Department
  • Sen. Richard Westman, Lamoille County
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, February 10, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Bills

Committee bill on Housing
Committee bill on Economic Development

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:30 AM

Vermont's Early Care and Learning Dividend

  • Jen Horwitz, Director of Research and Policy, Let's Grow Kids
  • Tom MacLeay, Treasurer, Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children Board of Directors
  • Lisa Ventriss, President, Vermont Business Roundtable
11:00 AM

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

Draft 1.1

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Maura Collins, Director of Policy & Administration, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

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

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Draft 3.1

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

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

Drafts 2.1

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Commerce and Community Development
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


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

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

Damien will address Section I

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

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

Draft 3.1

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • David White, Assistant Director, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
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.
House Chamber

11:30 AM

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

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, February 17, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

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

Draft 4.1

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Maura Collins, Director of Policy & Administration, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10:00 AM

Vermont's Downtowns

  • Kevin Barry, Owner, Blossom Block in Bethel
  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development
  • Chip Sawyer, Executive Director, St. Albans Overview
10:30 AM

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

Draft 4.1

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


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

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

Draft 4.1

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

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

Draft 4.1

  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

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

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

Voted out Draft 7.1

  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Joe Choquette, Regional Development Corp
  • Catherine Z. Davis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
-

S.99 - An act relating to authorizing additional tax increment financing districts

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • David White, Assistant Director, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


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

S.99 - An act relating to authorizing additional tax increment financing districts

Markup & Vote ~~ Draft 3.1

  • Joe Choquette, Regional Development Corp
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David White, Assistant Director, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
-

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, February 24, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Associated General Contractors of Vermont

Workforce Training & Technical Education

  • Dennis LaBounty, Political Director, Vermont AFL-CIO
  • Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors
9:30 AM

VT Dairy Producers Alliance

  • Brian Carpenter, Owner, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Margaret Gladestone, Board Member and Newmont Farm, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Richard Hall, Board member and Fairmont Farm Owner, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Travis Michaud, Kingdom Creamery
  • Bill Rowell, Board Member and Green Mountain Dairy Farm owner, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Amanda St. Pierre, Executive Director, Pleasant Valley Farm
10:30 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
11:15 AM

Efficiency Vermont

Appliance Rebates

  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:59 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sections C.6 , C.7, and E

  • Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes
  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

- after floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.3 ~~ Aviation Sales Tax Exemption

  • Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Bill Hanf, Green Mountain Avionics
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
11:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section J

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

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

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Walk thru of Section K

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section K

  • Jan Demers, Executive Director, CVOEO
  • Tom Donahue, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action in Southwestern Vermont (BROC)
  • Steve Geller, Executive Director, SEVCA
  • Jasmine Walker, Walker Tutoring Services
10:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H - public retirement

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.5 - Energy Efficient Appliance Sales Tax

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Neale Lunderville, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department
  • Eileen Simollardes, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 2, 2017
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

"Canadian Initiative"

  • Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Gail Stevenson, VQEI Coordinator, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
9:00 AM

Governor's Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities

GCEPD's charge, accomplishments and ideas

  • Sam Liss, Chair, State Rehab Council - Voc Rehab
9:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
10:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Linda Rossi, State Director, VT Small Business Development Center
10:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.5 (Energy Efficient Appliance Sales Tax)

  • Bob Bouchard, Bouchard Pierce, Essex Junction
  • Rusty Pelkey, Superstore
11:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section D

  • Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
11:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.3

  • Abby Shepard, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


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

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Karen Horn, Director Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

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

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Angel Tax Credit

  • Kenneth Merritt, Managing Director, North Country Angels
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section D

  • Warren Coleman, Verizon
  • Charles Storrow, AT&T
11:05 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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Standard
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No Committee Meetings Scheduled

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


Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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8:45 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section D.1

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
9:00 AM

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

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wendy Morgan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-after floor

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Draft 9.1

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
11:30 AM

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

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Tom Kavet, State Economist and Principal Economic Advisor to the Vermont Legislature, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.72 - An act relating to requiring telemarketers to provide accurate caller identification information

Walk thru of bill

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Draft 10.1

  • Bob Flint, Chair, Springfield Regional Development Corporation
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

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

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Auto Dealers' Association
  • Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris Rice, MMR
11:15 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Abby White, Communications and External Affairs Officer, Efficiency Vermont
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Standard
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8:30 AM

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

Markup & Vote

  • Joseph Bergeron, President, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Greg Hahr, New England Federal Union
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Grace Pazdan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:30 AM

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

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tess Kennedy, Lobbyist, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, DraftKings
11:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section C.5
Markup & Vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Public Service Department
11:30 AM

S.72 - An act relating to requiring telemarketers to provide accurate caller identification information

Draft 1.1

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

Senate Floor


Friday, March 17, 2017
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Markup

  • Deb Beckett, Town Clerk, Williston
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, DraftKings
  • Lucrecia Wonsor, Town Clerk and Treasurer, Town of Killington
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, VT League of Cities and Towns
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S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Markup

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

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

Vote on Draft 7.1

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:30 AM

S. - An act relating to combining certain aspects of Department of Labor and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development into a new Agency of Economic Opportunity

Draft 1.1

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
11:45 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
9:00 AM

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

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
10:10 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

Review of the Vermont Training Program Report (Young)
Workforce Development (Lucenti)

  • Rose Lucenti, Workforce Development Director, Department of Labor
  • John Young, Director, Workforce Development Programs
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

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

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
9:30 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
10:00 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Dennis LaBounty, Political Director, Vermont AFL-CIO
  • Rose Lucenti, Workforce Development Director, Department of Labor
11:30 AM

Commission Discussion

TIFs

1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, March 24, 2017
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Standard
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9:00 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
9:30 AM

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

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

  • Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
-

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


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

Senate Floor

-after the floor

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

Chapter 7 Rewrite

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

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

Draft 1.1

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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9:00 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Gerry Ghazi, President, VT HITEC
9:40 AM

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

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Robin Castle, State Director of Adult Education and Literacy, Agency of Education
  • Jay Ramsey, Director, Career and Technical Education, Agency of Education
10:30 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Hugh Bradshaw, Employment Services Manager, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Creative Workforce Development
  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Erin Oalican , Reach-Up/TANF Program Director, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Jessica Gingras, Legal Liaison, Department of Labor
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • James Stewart, Executive Director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation
10:15 AM

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

Fantasy Sports

  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
10:20 AM

S.135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Draft 1.1

  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

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

Chapter 7 Rewrite

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, March 31, 2017
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8:45 AM

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

Amendments

  • Sen. Alice W. Nitka, Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Senate Committee on Judiciary
9:15 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Jeff Potvin, Business Manager, Financial Secretary, UA Local 693, Professional Plumbers and Pipefitters
9:30 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Patricia Coates, Director of Government and External Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • Maureen Hebert, Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Vermont Technical College
  • Tiffany Keune, Director of Workforce Programs, Community College of Vermont
-

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

  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Rose Lucenti, Workforce Development Director, Department of Labor
  • Chad Wawrzyniak, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Labor
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

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

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Lamoille County
11:15 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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-

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FIELD TRIP TO CHITTENDEN COUNTY

No committee hearings will be held


Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Standard
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8:30 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

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

  • Will Duane, Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Bob Flint, Chair, Springfield Regional Development Corporation
  • Jessica Gingras, Legal Liaison, Department of Labor
  • Lyle Jepson, Executive Director, Rutland Economic Development Corporation
  • John Mandeville, Lamoille Economic Development Corporation
  • James Stewart, Executive Director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation
10:30 AM

H.462 - An act relating to social media privacy for employees

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • William Carrigan, Deputy Commissioner of Securities, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Rep. Matthew Hill, Johnson
11:45 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, April 7, 2017
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8:45 AM

H.462 - An act relating to social media privacy for employees

  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
9:20 AM

H.3 - An act relating to burial depth in cemeteries

Walk thru of bill

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Diana Gonzalez, Winooski
9:45 AM

H.136 - An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees

Walk thru of the bill

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Bill Driscoll, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Abigail Rogers, Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, Northeast Region, March of Dimes
  • Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Frank Cioffi, President, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
  • Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
11:15 AM

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

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Regulation of Data Brokers

  • Paul Cianelli, President, New England Cable & Telecommunications Association (NECTA)
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Leonor Public Affairs for RELX
9:15 AM

H.462 - An act relating to social media privacy for employees

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Anne Kierig, State Privacy and Security Coalition
9:45 AM

Expanding Rural Cell Service

  • Matt Dunne, Consultant, CoverageCo.
10:00 AM

H.136 - An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Sarah Hudson, Family Practitioner, Richmond
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
11:00 AM

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

Markup & Vote

  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Paul N. Poirier, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Standard
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8:45 AM

H.3 - An act relating to burial depth in cemeteries

Vote - Draft 1.1

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

H.136 - An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees

Draft 1.1

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
9:30 AM

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

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:45 AM

Merger Between DLC and Lottery

  • Sen. Jane Kitchel
  • Brittney Wilson, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, Office of Governor Phil Scott
10:15 AM

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

Draft 3.1

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

H.136 - An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
10:45 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Frank Cioffi, President, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
  • Jessica Gingras, Legal Liaison, Department of Labor
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
11:30 AM

Governor's Appointments

  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
11:45 AM

H.136 - An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees

Draft 2.1 - VOTE

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
-

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

Draft 4.1 - VOTE

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, April 14, 2017
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8:45 AM

S.137 - An act relating to promoting workforce development

  • Frank Cioffi, President, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
  • Jessica Gingras, Legal Liaison, Department of Labor
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
11:00 AM

H.462 - An act relating to social media privacy for employees

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • William Carrigan, Deputy Commissioner of Securities, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Rep. Matthew Hill, Johnson
  • Emily Kisicki, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Standard
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8:45 AM

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

Draft 1.1

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

House Bills - Action of Jurisdiction

9:15 AM

Governor's Appointments

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
9:30 AM

Senate Floor


Thursday, April 20, 2017
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, April 21, 2017
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Standard
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9:00 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Standard
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10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, April 28, 2017
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Monday, May 1, 2017
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Standard
Meeting Record
3:00 PM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Standard
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10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Standard
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9:30 AM

S.8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 5, 2017
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10:00 AM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Monday, May 8, 2017
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SENATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING AND GENERAL AFFAIRS HAS ADJOURNED FOR THE 2017 SESSION


Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Thursday, January 4, 2018
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9:00 AM

Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Activities and initiatives update

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

S.207 - An act relating to eliminating fees for placing or removing a credit freeze

  • Sen. Tim Ashe, Senate
  • Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ryan Krieger, Attorney General's Office

Friday, January 5, 2018
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9:00 AM

Workforce Development and Training

Update

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Sarah Buxton, WIOA Policy and Implementation Analyst, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Frank Cioffi, President, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
  • Dustin Degree, Agency of Administration
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

Workforce Development and Training

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10 Minutes After Floor Action

Vermont Economic Progress Council/Tax Increment Financing

update

  • Stephanie Hainley, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Project Manager, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors
  • Stu Herd, Town Manager, Bennington
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Casey Mock, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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8:45 AM

Committee Safety Brief

  • Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department
9:15 AM

Housing

initiatives update

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
10:50 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Mobile Home Park Sales

  • Jonathan Bond, Director of Vermont Tenants & Mobile Home Programs, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
11:45 AM

Homelessness update

  • Josh Davis, Executive Director, GroundWorks Collaborative, Brattleboro
  • Sara Kobylenski , Executive Director, Upper Valley Haven

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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9:00 AM

Minimum Wage

update on study

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
10:30 AM

15 Minute Break

10:40 AM

Minimum Wage

continued


Friday, January 12, 2018
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9:00 AM

S.207 - An act relating to eliminating fees for placing or removing a credit freeze

-

Data Broker Working Group Report

  • Ryan Krieger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:15 AM

Break

10:25 AM

S.207; Data Broker Working Group Report

continued

  • John Burton, Director of State Government Relations, RELX/Lexis Nexis
  • Eric Ellman, Senior Vice President Public Policy and Consumer Affairs, CDIA

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10 Minutes After Floor Action

S.207 - An act relating to eliminating fees for placing or removing a credit freeze

mark up and vote

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Cigna Health Care
  • Ryan Krieger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Zachary Tomanelli, Communications and Technology Director, VPIRG
11:30 PM

S.275 - An act relating to equal pay

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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8:45 AM

"Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs" recommendations

  • Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
8:50 AM

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

  • David Cooper, Senior Economic Analyst | Deputy Director of EARN, Economic Policy Institute
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

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

  • Stephanie Yu, Policy Analyst, Public Assets Institute

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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8:45 AM

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

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Benefit Cliff

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sarah Kenney, Deputy Director, Let's Grow Kids
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:30 AM

S.207 - An act relating to eliminating fees for placing or removing a credit freeze

mark up and vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, January 19, 2018
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8:45 AM

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

  • Dan Barlow, State Director, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility
  • Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Bill Moore, President and CEO, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Rainville, President
  • Ashley Romeo-Boles, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
  • Tom Torti, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
11:05 AM

S.207 - An act relating to eliminating fees for placing or removing a credit freeze

mark up and vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10 minutes following floor action

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

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Adriel Jubilee McGill, Rights and Democracy
  • Ed Paquin, Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Lynn Smith, Executive Director, The Manor
  • Annie Wohland, Lead Organizer, Burlington's Fights for $15

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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8:45 AM

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sponsor
  • Oliver Goodenough, Professor and Director, Center for Legal Innovation, Vermont Law School
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

  • Sen. Philip Baruth, Sponsor
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Virginia Lyons, Senator
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
10:15 AM

Break

10:20 AM

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

  • Brenda Fleming, President, Vermont Association of School Business Officials
10:30 AM

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

committee discussion on tipped minimum wage

  • Mark Frier, Owner, Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room, The Bench, Tres Amigos, and The Rusty Nail
  • Isaac Grimm, Political Director, Rights and Democracy
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.180 - An act relating to the Vermont Fair Repair Act

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
-

S.206 - An act relating to business consumer protection for point-of-sale equipment leases

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Senator
  • Sen. John Rodgers, Sponsor
9:45 AM

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

  • Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor
10:20 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Benefit Cliff

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Reeva Sullivan Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Child Development, Department for Children and Families
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
11:50 AM

Community Action Day Testimony

  • Charles Giannoni, Participant, Burlington Micro-Business Development
  • Amy Robinson, Manager, NEKCA Micro-business Development
6:00 PM

Public Hearing

6:00-8:00

  • Gene Bergman, Burlington
  • Steve Berry, Manchester, Global Meeting House
  • Dora Bouboulis, Brattleboro
  • Mark Bouchett, Burlington
  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Jill Charbonneau, Middlebury
  • Kathleen Coonrod, Burlington
  • Adrienne Coppersmith, Burlington
  • Sarah Defelice, Montpelier
  • David Ellenbogen, Calais
  • Sabra Ewing, Vershire
  • Perri Freeman, Burlington
  • James Haslam, Essex, Rights and Democracy
  • Talmage Jestice, Waitsfield
  • Cecile Johnston
  • Eva Krukowski, Bennington
  • Matthew LaFrance, Randolph
  • Travon Leyshon, Green Mountain Labor Council
  • Steve Lobb, Montpelier, Justice for All
  • Beth Ann Maier, Waterbury, VT Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Josh Massey
  • Danny Morgan
  • Emma Paradise, Montpelier
  • Katherine Pastula, Barnet
  • Marg Alice Proffitt, Business owner, Down Home Kitchen
  • Eric Recchia
  • Heather Riemer, Burlington, Vermont Chapter of American Federation of Teachers
  • Andrea Sambrook, Hinesburg
  • Glennie Sewell, Montpelier
  • Brenda Siegel
  • Brenda Siegel, Newfane
  • Andrew Sullivan, Montpelier
  • Nathan Suter, Montpelier
  • Teddy Waszazak, Barre
  • Annie Wohland, Lead Organizer, Burlington's Fights for $15
  • Ann Zimmerman, Guilford

Friday, January 26, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

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

Enforcement of minimum wage law as it pertains to tipped employees

  • Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance & Wages
-

Confirmation Assignments

9:00 AM

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

committee discussion - tipped employees; benefit cliff; inflater index

10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

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

  • Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont, Community Vermont Elders, AARP
  • Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


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

Senate Floor

20 minutes following floor action

Commission Discussion

10:30 AM

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

  • Tom Kavet, State Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

  • Matt Birong, Owner, 3 Squares Cafe
  • James Condos, Secretary of State
  • Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
9:45 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

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

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sandy Paritz, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Judy Peterson, CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
11:30 AM

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

Committee discussion


Thursday, February 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.206 - An act relating to business consumer protection for point-of-sale equipment leases

  • Charity Clark, Assistant Attorney General
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Rep. James Harrison, Rutland-Winsor
  • PJ Hoffman, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Electronic Transactions Association
  • Matthew Martelle, Owner, Matt's Wash and Wax
  • Andrew Spencer, Owner, Mountain View Inn
  • Sarah Spencer, Owner, Mountain View Inn
  • Lee Youngman, Owner, Yarn LLP
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • Ashley Romeo-Boles, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Samantha Sheehan, Owner/Director, Valley Works VT
  • Ashten Stringer, Government Affairs Specialist, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
11:30 AM

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

Committee discussion


Friday, February 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:55 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
9:30 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • Matt Dunne, Executive Director, Center on Rural Innovation
10:15 AM

Break

10:25 AM

S.206 - An act relating to business consumer protection for point-of-sale equipment leases

Committee discussion

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10 min after floor action

Our Voices Exposed

  • Faith Daniels , Representative, Our Voices Exposed
  • Madison Rodrigue, Representative, Our Voices Exposed
10:15 AM

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

Committee discussion

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.180 - An act relating to the Vermont Fair Repair Act

  • Daniel Brown , Government Reform Associate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Kevin Callahan, Director, State Government Affairs, Northeast, Computing Technology Industry Association
  • Gay Gordon-Byrne, Executive Director, The Repair Association
  • Joseph Hoellerer, Manager of Government Relations, Security Industry Association
  • Tom Tremble, Vice President and Managing Director, State Government Affairs, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
  • Tim Wentz, Field Director, Northeast Equipment Dealers Association Inc.
  • Jordan Wires, Wires Computing
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

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

  • Ronda Berns, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Tim Piper, President, Vermont Inn and bed & breakfast Association

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

S.180 - An act relating to the Vermont Fair Repair Act

  • Theresa McDonough, Owner, Tech Medic
  • Matt Mincieli, Executive Director, Northeast Region, Technet
-

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

  • Linda Benway, Owner, Casablanca Motel
  • Ryan Krukar, Business Intelligence Leader, Inntopia
  • Pam Mackenzie, SVP Employee & Partner Engagement, Inntopia
10:15 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

walkthrough

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.265 - An act relating to workforce development

State Workforce Development System Report and Administration Proposals

  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Dustin Degree, Director, Workforce Expansion, Department of Labor
  • Ellen Kehler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

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

S.206 - An act relating to business consumer protection for point-of-sale equipment leases

updates from committee members

9:45 AM

S.180 - An act relating to the Vermont Fair Repair Act

Committee discussion

10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition legislative day

  • Richard Ericson, Vermont River Conservancy
  • Lisa McDougall, Farmer, Shaftsbury
  • Bill Morlock, Farmer, Shaftsbury
  • Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing and Community Development
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10 minutes following floor action

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

Committee discussion

  • Peter Erly, Gravel and Shea
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Tom Moody, Chair, Business Association Section, Vermont Bar Association
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
11:00 AM

S.206 - An act relating to business consumer protection for point-of-sale equipment leases

Committee discussion

  • Charity Clark, Assistant Attorney General
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Committee Discussion

Committee discussion

9:30 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

  • James Condos, Secretary of State
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.180 - An act relating to the Vermont Fair Repair Act

Committee discussion

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

Committee discussion

  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Wayne Maceyka, Hinesburg Hub
10:00 AM

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

  • Sen. Joe Benning
  • Sen. Dick Sears
10:30 AM

Election of Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges Corporation

Joint Assembly

11:45 AM

Floor amendments

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

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

Committee discussion

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

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

Proposed amendments

  • Sen. Carolyn Whitney Branagan
  • Sen. Randy Brock
9:45 AM

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

  • Maurine Hennings, Owner, Estabrook House Bed and Breakfast
  • Gail Warnaar, Owner, The Old Homestead
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.265 - An act relating to workforce development

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

  • Breck Knauft, Executive Director, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
11:30 PM

Senate Floor


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

Senate Floor

10 minutes following floor

Vermont Training Program and Vermont Employment Growth Incentive

  • Brian Dowling, Revision Military, Revision Military
  • Alicia Epson , Employee, Hubbardton Forge
  • John Hanley, GS Precision, Brattleboro
  • Greg Maguire, Revision, Revision Military
  • Tami Napolitano, Awesome Graphics, Rutland
  • Avery Schwenk, Hermit Thrush Brewery, Brattleboro
  • Julie Todd, Hubbardton Forge, Hubbardton Forge
10:30 AM

S.206 - An act relating to business consumer protection for point-of-sale equipment leases

mark up

-

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses


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

S.265 - An act relating to workforce development

Discussion of specific use of workforce funds and specific workforce policies.

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
-

S.180 - An act relating to the Vermont Fair Repair Act

discussion of findings and task force language

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

Break

10:30 AM

S.161 - An act relating to alternatives to animal testing

  • Sen. Tim Ashe, Sponsor
11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

S.168 - An act relating to employment protection for volunteer emergency responders

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Joe Benning, Sponsor
11:30 AM

Think Vermont Legislative Week

Bennington County economic development

  • Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
  • Nancy Cefalo, Mack Molding, Bennington
  • Duane Greenwalt, Landlord, Bennington
  • Matt Harrington, Executive Director, Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Rich Hornby, Plant Manager, Mack Molding
  • Ryan Rush-Booth, Homebuyer, Stamford

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

begin mark up

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wayne Maceyka, Hinesburg Hub
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:00 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

committee discussion

11:00 AM

S.161 - An act relating to alternatives to animal testing

committee discussion

  • Ruth Blauwiekel, University Veterinarian, University of Vermont
  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:40 AM

S.180 - An act relating to the Vermont Fair Repair Act

discussion of rewrite and possible vote


Friday, February 23, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

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

strike all

  • Cindy Carlson, Operations Manager, Jamieson Insurance
  • Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Tom Piper, Airbnb Host, South Burlington
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

possible mark up

11:00 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • Dimitri Garder, Executive Vice President, Lightening Jar
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10 minutes following floor

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

  • Oliver Goodenough, Professor, Vermont Law School
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
11:00 AM

S.180 - An act relating to the Vermont Fair Repair Act

possible mark up and vote

11:30 AM

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

  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

mark up

  • Matt Dunne, Executive Director, Center on Rural Innovation
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

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

mark up

  • Joseph Montano, Government Affairs Manager, Northeast, Expedia, Inc.
  • Tom Piper, Airbnb Host, South Burlington

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 PM

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

vote

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

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

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

discussion and mark up

  • Peter Erly, Gravel and Shea
  • Oliver Goodenough, Professor, Vermont Law School
11:30 AM

S.94 - An act relating to promoting remote work

  • John O'Duinn, Founder, Release Mechanix, LLC

Friday, March 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rob Kramer, CEO, Purpose Lab
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
10:20 AM

S.168 - An act relating to employment protection for volunteer emergency responders

  • Dame Diette, Volunteer Firefighter, Highgate
  • Zachary Lang, Firefighter, Bradford Fire Department
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10 minutes following floor

Newly Assigned Bills

review


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

H.294 - An act relating to inquiries about an applicant’s salary history

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Tommy Walz
-

H.571 - An act relating to creating the Department of Liquor and Lottery and the Board of Liquor and Lottery

  • Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rep. Diana Gonzalez, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Emily Kress-Miller, Law Clerk, Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor

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

H.333 - An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

  • Brenda Churchill, Self-Advocate, Bakersfield
9:30 AM

H.333 - An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

30 minutes for the students from Outright VT

  • TBA Witness
10:00 AM

H.711 - An act relating to employment protections for crime victims

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
10:20 AM

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

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

Judicial Retention

Joint Assembly

11:30 AM

H.711 - An act relating to employment protections for crime victims

  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Reporter
10:50 AM

H.614 - An act relating to the sale and use of fireworks

  • Rep. Matthew Hill, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 16, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:20 AM

An act relating to improving rental housing safety (H. 907)

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Reporter
9:30 AM

An act relating to games of chance organized by nonprofit organizations (H. 599)

  • Rep. Brian Smith, Sponsor of Amendment
9:40 AM

An act relating to beer and wine franchises (H. 710)

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:20 AM

An act relating to rural economic development infrastructure districts (H. 802)

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


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

Senate Floor


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.707 - An act relating to the prevention of sexual harassment

  • Rep. Helen Head, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:15 AM

H.854 - An act relating to promoting television and film production

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, Reporter
9:45 AM

H.916 - An act relating to increasing the moral obligation authority of the Vermont Economic Development Authority

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Reporter
10:15 AM

An act relating to adopting the ThinkVermont Innovation Initiative (H. 767)

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Linda K. Myers, Reporter
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

H.919 - An act relating to workforce development

  • Rep. William Botzow, Reporter
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

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

  • Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Gavin Boyles, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ryan Krieger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

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

Vermont State Colleges and Workforce Development

  • Elaine Collins, President, Northern Vermont University
  • Joyce Judy, President, Community College of Vermont
  • Pat Moulton , President, Vermont Technical College
  • Karen Scolforo, President, Castleton University
9:30 AM

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

  • Rep. Thomas Burditt, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America and State Farm
  • Gabe Gilman, General Counsel, Secretary of State's Office
  • Phil Keller, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, JBKennedy Associates
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte
  • William Smith, Attorney, Smith Government Relations
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:30 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Dan Barlow, State Director, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility
  • Dennis LaBounty, Political Director, Vermont AFL-CIO
  • Ashley Moore, Interim Chair, Main Street Alliance of VT

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

H.294 - An act relating to inquiries about an applicant’s salary history

  • Emily Adams, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Unit, Attorney General's Office
  • Matt Birong, Owner, 3 Squares Cafe, Vergennes
  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources - available at 10:00
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Douglas Pine, Deputy Director of Staffing and Compensation, Department of Human Resources - available at 10:00
  • Ashten Stringer, Government Affairs Specialist, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
11:30 AM

H.707 - An act relating to the prevention of sexual harassment

  • Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Sponsor, House Committee on Health Care

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

  • Casey Burton, Corporate Counsel, Match Group
  • Aaron Ferenc, Financial Examination Director, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Phil Keller, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Matt Mincieli, Executive Director, Northeast Region, Technet
  • John Olson, Director, Internet Association
  • Nicholas Sherman, Lobbyist, Leonine
10:00 AM

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

  • Sarah Ohs, Representative, Consumer Data Industry Association
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.831 - An act relating to funding for an accelerated weatherization program

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
11:00 AM

H.919 - An act relating to workforce development

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Friday, March 30, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.919 - An act relating to workforce development

  • Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Tom Cheney, Director, 70x2025vt
  • Eileen Illuzzi, North Country Career Center
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Len Schmidt, President, VT Adult Career and Technical Association
  • Lisa Ventriss, President, Vermont Business Roundtable
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 mintues following the floor

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
11:20 PM

H.919 - An act relating to workforce development

  • Tom Cheney, Director, 70x2025vt
11:30 PM

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

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

  • Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

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

  • Jonathan Bond, Director of Vermont Tenants & Mobile Home Programs, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Lillian Colasurdo, Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Michael Descrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, DPS
  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Maryellen Griffin, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Justin Rabidoux, Health Officer, South Burlington
  • Rachel Seelig, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC

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

H.710 - An act relating to beer franchises

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association
  • David Farrell, President and CEO, Farrell Distributing Corporation
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jessica Osky, Lobbyist, Vermont Brewers Association
10:30 AM

Break

10:40 AM

H.710 - An act relating to beer franchises

  • Mark Ewald, Distributor, Vermont Beer Shepard, Waterbury
  • Sean Lawson, Owner, Lawson's Finest Liquids, LLC
  • Avery Schwenk, Hermit Thrush Brewery, Brattleboro

Friday, April 6, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.767 - An act relating to adopting the ThinkVermont Innovation Initiative

  • Linda Rossi, State Director, VT Small Business Development Center
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Ashten Stringer, Government Affairs Specialist, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.710 - An act relating to beer franchises

  • Dan Fulham, President & CEO, Long Trail Brewing Company
  • Jeremy Grenier, Vice President, Calmont Beverage Company
  • Drew Robinson, General Manager, Vermont Wine Merchants
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

15 minutes following floor

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

committee discussion and possible mark up

  • Robbie Adler, President & Co-Founder, Faraday
  • Gavin Boyles, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor
  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Liz Kleinberg, General Counsel, Social Sentinel, Inc.
  • Ryan Krieger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Leonine Public Affairs
  • Thomas Weiss, Citizen, Montpelier
5:00 PM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Public Hearing, Room 11, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Sue Bette, Bluebird BBQ Burlington
  • Cary Carpenter, Montpelier
  • Kara Casey, Vermont Network
  • Elizabeth Casey, Winooski
  • Jill Charbonneau, President, Vermont Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Brenda Churchill, Bakersfield
  • Jennifer Egelhof, Plainfield
  • Erin Flynn, Shelburne
  • Chelsea Frisbee, Winooski
  • Randy George, Co-owner, Red Hen Baking Company
  • Mary Margret Groberg, Montpelier
  • Cecile Johnston, Cabot
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Fae Longo, East Barre
  • Lisa Mason, Fiddlehead Cuisine
  • Allan Reetz, Hanover Food Coop
  • Shelly Renaldi, Bakersville
  • David Rose, Burlington
  • Tiffany Scharf, Fairfax
  • Brenda Siegel, Southern Vermont Dance Festival
  • Eric Spoerl, The Alchemist
  • Anne Ward, Berlin
  • Katie Wawrzyniak, Northfield
  • Rebecca Weber, Montpelier
  • Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

committee discussion and possible mark up

  • Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Michelle Fay, Executive Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

committee discussion and possible mark-up

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Phil Keller, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.294 - An act relating to inquiries about an applicant’s salary history

  • Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
9:00 AM

H.333 - An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

  • Emily Kress-Miller, Law Clerk, Legislative Council
9:20 AM

H.294 - An act relating to inquiries about an applicant’s salary history

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

H.707 - An act relating to the prevention of sexual harassment

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Richard Cassidy, Attorney, Rich Cassidy Law
  • Lisa Senecal, Co-Founder, The Maren Group
  • Tom Waldman, General Council, Department of Human Resources
  • Heather Wright, Attorney, WrightJones PLC
11:00 AM

H.854 - An act relating to promoting television and film production

  • Jennifer Latham
  • Margot Mayor , Representative, AMPress LLC/MarchMedia LLC
  • Pat Moulton , Interim President, Vermont Technical College

Friday, April 13, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.831 - An act relating to funding for an accelerated weatherization program

Testimony, committee discussion, and vote

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Geoff Wilcox, Weatherization Program Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
9:15 AM

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

Committee discussion

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Wendy Morgan, Attorney, VT Legal-Aid
9:45 AM

H.919 - An act relating to workforce development

Brief update

  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson
  • Jessica Gingras, Legislative Liason, Department of Labor
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

H.710 - An act relating to beer franchises

Brief update

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
11:10 AM

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Possible vote

11:30 AM

Senate Floor


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

Senate Floor

15 minutes following the floor

H.919 - An act relating to workforce development

  • Mary Branagan, Director of Program & Partner Affairs, Associates for Training and Development
  • Rick Bugbee, Assistant Vice President, Program Services & Performance
  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Possible vote

9:15 AM

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

  • Gavin Boyles, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Andrew Kingman, Regional Director, External Affairs, AT&T
  • Ryan Krieger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Casey Mock, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
10:45 AM

Break

10:55 AM

H.710 - An act relating to beer franchises

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Brewers Association
11:30 AM

H.571 - An act relating to creating the Department of Liquor and Lottery and the Board of Liquor and Lottery

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Vote

9:00 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Dan Smith, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division
10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

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

Possible vote

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

H.707 - An act relating to the prevention of sexual harassment

Committee discussion

  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Friday, April 20, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

H.916 - An act relating to increasing the moral obligation authority of the Vermont Economic Development Authority

  • Jo Bradley, Director, Vermont Economic Development Authority
9:00 AM

H.711 - An act relating to employment protections for crime victims

Senate Judiciary recommendations

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
  • Cara Cookson, Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services
  • Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:00 AM

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

  • Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

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

Testimony and committee discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
11:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

H.711 - An act relating to employment protections for crime victims

  • Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

H.707 - An act relating to the prevention of sexual harassment

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

  • Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Cameron Russell, Executive Director, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy
11:00 AM

Adjourn


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

H.196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:00 AM

H.767 - An act relating to adopting the ThinkVermont Innovation Initiative

Possible vote

  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Breck Knauft, Executive Director, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
  • Breck Knauft, Executive Director, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
11:00 AM

Adjourn

5:00 PM

H.767 - An act relating to adopting the ThinkVermont Innovation Initiative

  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
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H.599 - An act relating to games of chance organized by nonprofit organizations

  • Sarah Buxton, Director of Workforce Policy and Performance, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
7:00 PM

Adjourn


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

H.919 - An act relating to workforce development

Vote

8:40 AM

H.916 - An act relating to increasing the moral obligation authority of the Vermont Economic Development Authority

8:50 AM

H.614 - An act relating to the sale and use of fireworks

10:30 AM

S.85 - An act relating to simplifying government for small businesses

Committee discussion

11:00 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Meeting Scheduled


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Confirmation Hearing of Karen O'Neill

8:30 - 10:15 a.m., Room 10

  • Teri Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont
  • Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board
  • Michael O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
  • Karen O'Neill
  • Heather Reimer, Project Coordinator, AFT Vermont

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:45 AM

Confirmation Hearing of Karen O'Neill

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., room 11

  • Stephen Finner, Senior Consultant, United Academics

Friday, May 4, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

S.269 - An act relating to blockchain business development

Committee discussion


Monday, May 7, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Meeting Scheduled


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

H.593 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

-

Confirmation of Governor's Appointments


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

Confirmation of Governor's Appointments

-

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

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 11, 2018
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Meeting Scheduled