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House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs (Room 44)

The House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs considers matters relating to alcoholic beverages; housing; claims against the state; labor relations; military matters, including those relating to civil defense and discharged veterans, their dependents, and survivors; 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 9, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Convenes

Following House Session

Committee Discussion & Organization

1:30 PM

House Floor

New member seating and election of Canvassing Committee


Thursday, January 10, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Results from Canvassing Committee

11:00 AM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

House Floor immediately following Joint Assembly

1:30 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Inaugural Address


Friday, January 11, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Security Training

Immediately following adjournment of the Floor

11:15 AM

Committee Discussion & Organization

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

Lunch

Tax workshop from 12:15-1:15 PM.
Room 10

1:30 PM

Department of Liquor and Lottery

Department introduction and update. Annual Lottery Report.

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
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Adjourn


Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Flag Raising

There will be a ceremony in front of the State House to raise the Green Mountain Boys Flag to commemorate Vermont’s independence. All are invited to attend.

10:00 AM

House Floor

After the Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

Vermont National Guard

Room 10
Background presentation

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

Adjutant General Election Process

Orientation
Room 10

  • John Bloomer, Secretary, Vermont Senate
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Homelessness Awareness Day

Joint hearing with House Human Services
Room 11.

  • Margaret Bozik, Director of Asset Management & Special Initiatives, Champlain Housing Trust and Co-Chair, Chittenden County Homeless Alliance
  • Ronald Burns, Co-Chair, Vermont Homelessness Demonstration Programs' Youth Action Board
  • Susan Howes, Housing Case Manager, Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)
  • Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez, Deputy Director, Pathways Vermont, and Co-Chair, Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Stephen Marshall, Homeless Advocate
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Jessica Radbord, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Renee Weeks, Director of Clinical and Shelter Services, Upper Valley Haven
  • Deb Zak, Asset Manager, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Housing the Homeless

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
  • Geoffrey Pippenger, General Assistance Program Director, Department for Children and Families/Economic Services Division
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 17, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.97 - An act relating to fiscal year 2019 budget adjustments

Committee discussion
Room 10

10:00 AM

Vermont National Guard

Background testimony
Room 10

  • Maj. Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Ken Gragg, Deputy Adjutant General, Military Department
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Bill Introductions

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H.11 - An act relating to penalties for violations of alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws and to solicitor’s licenses

  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor
  • Rep. Samuel Young, Sponsor
3:15 PM

H.97 - An act relating to fiscal year 2019 budget adjustments

Committee discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 18, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

iPad Training

Bells and whistles for 2019

  • Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30

H.97 - An act relating to fiscal year 2019 budget adjustments

  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
12:00 PM

Lunch

Tax workshop from 12:15 - 1:15pm
Room 10

1:30 PM

Department of Liquor and Lottery

Committee will tour facilities and operations in Montpelier warehouse.

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

After Floor

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

H.97 - An act relating to fiscal year 2019 budget adjustments

Approve Committee Memo

2:00 PM

Vermont National Guard

Annual Sexual Assault Report
Room 10

  • Maj. Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • John S. Detweiler, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Vermont National Guard
  • Jason Kittredge, Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Vermont National Guard
  • Doris Sumner, State Equal Employment Manager, Vermont National Guard
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Sheltering in Vermont

  • Patrick Donegan, Interim Director, Good Samaritan Haven, Barre
  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Brian Pickard, Deputy Director, Rural Edge
  • Jason Williams, Director of Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Medical Center
10:45 AM

Weatherization

  • Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
  • Geoff Wilcox, Weatherization Program Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
  • Paul Zabriskie, Weatherization Director, Capstone Community Action
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Tenant / Landlord Issues

Presentation of Eviction Report

  • Jessica Radbord, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
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Vermont National Guard

Background of previous State legislation

  • Robert Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 24, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Basic Needs and Livable Wage

Presentation of Basic Needs Report

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
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Department of Labor

  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Governor's FY2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

15 min after Joint Assembly

Committee Discussion

TBD

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 25, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.46 - An act relating to the creation of the Sports Betting Study Committee

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Benjamin Jickling, Sponsor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.11 - An act relating to penalties for violations of alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws and to solicitor’s licenses

Walk-through

  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

Department of Labor

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Affordable Housing

Current legislative priorities

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

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Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Caucus of the whole House -
House Floor

  • Maj. Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Ken Gragg, Deputy Adjutant General, Military Department
1:30 PM

Housing

Legislative Counsel Introduction
Room 10

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Property Transfer Tax

Discussion of how the tax is collected and disbursed.

  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes
10:00 AM

Introductions

  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
10:30 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Introduction

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Sponsor
11:30 AM

Property Transfer Tax

Non-statutory use

  • Richard Donahey, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Walk-through

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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Short-term Rental Report

  • James Arisman, Town Health Officer, Marshfield
  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 31, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Housing

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Pathways Vermont

  • Jonathan Bond, Executive Director
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Kirby Dunn, Executive Director, HomeShare Vermont
  • Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez, Deputy Director, Pathways Vermont, and Co-Chair, Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Jim Lovinsky, Executive Director, Lamoille Housing Partnership
  • Rita Markley, Executive Director, Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
  • Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Jedediah Popp, Past Housing First Service Recipient, Brattleboro
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
11:00 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Ashley Moore, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

Immediately following the Floor

Decorum Training

House Chamber

15 min after Training

Housing

  • Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 1, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

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

Lunch

1:30 PM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Michelle Fay, Executive Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Ashley Moore, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT
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Adjourn


Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Caucuses and Lunch

1:15 PM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ray Pepin, Temporary Disability Insurance Administrator, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
  • Jessica Savage, Self-Advocate, Burlington
3:00 PM

Recess

4:00 PM

Information Session

Joint Hearing with Senate Government Operations to hear from candidates for Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard.
Room 11

  • David P. Baczewski
  • David Graham
  • Rosanne Greco
  • Gregory C. Knight
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Adjourn


Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Briefing on The Governor's Bi-state PFL Plan

  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kendal Smith, Director of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs, Governor's Office
10:30 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Jennifer Kimmich, Chair, Vermont Main Street Alliance, Co-Owner of The Alchemist
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 7, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Department of Labor
  • Sivan Cotel, Co-founder and Director of Operations, Stonecutter Spirits
  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes
  • Angela Earle- Gray, Human Resources Director, Chroma Technology
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Paul Millman, President, Chroma Technology
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.11 - An act relating to penalties for violations of alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws and to solicitor’s licenses

  • Sivan Cotel, Co-founder and Director of Operations, Stonecutter Spirits
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Samantha Sheehan, Communication Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 8, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Possible Mark-up

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

Lunch

1:30 PM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Mark-up

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Caucuses and Lunch

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • David Simendinger, President, Champlain Farms
3:30 PM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Lindsay DesLauriers, Chief Operating Officer, Bolton Valley Resort
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Discussion and mark-up

10:30 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, VT Chamber of Commerce
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Discussion and mark-up

4:00 PM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Possible vote

6:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 14, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Licensing

Discussion on alcohol licensing

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.142 - An act relating to the employment rights for members of the Reserve and National Guard

Introduction by Sponsor

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
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H.192 - An act relating to the appointment of the Adjutant General and creating a tax exemption for military retirement pay

Introduction by Sponsor

  • Rep. William Canfield, Sponsor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Sponsor
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 15, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Bill Introductions

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H.109 - An act relating to designating October 12 as Dewey Day

  • Rep. William Canfield, Sponsor
  • Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

H.212 - An act relating to creating the Office of Native American Affairs

Introduction

  • Rep. James Masland, Sponsor
1:45 PM

Housing Vermont

Introduction

  • Nancy Owens, President, Housing Vermont

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

After Floor

Implicit Bias Training

Led by the Vermont Human Rights Commission for the entire House in the House Chamber

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Party Caucuses

2:15 PM

Housing and Conservation

Room 10

  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Isaura Izquierdo Dukes , Resident, Rutland City
  • Bill Fraser, City Manager, Montpelier
  • Jane Lazorchak, Land Acquisition Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Linda Lembke, Resident, Guilford
  • Steve Lembke, Resident, Guilford
  • Penny Pero, Resident, South Burlington
  • Cindy Reid, Director of Development, Cathedral Square
  • Melinda Scott, Conservation Planner, Town of Williston
3:30 PM

H.132 - An act relating to adopting protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence

Introduction and walk-through
Room 10

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Vermont Veterans' Home

  • Al Faxon, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
  • Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
10:45 AM

H.192 - An act relating to the appointment of the Adjutant General and creating a tax exemption for military retirement pay

Walk-through

  • Brenda Cruickshank, Governor's Veterans Advisory Council
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.247 - An act relating to the Adjutant and Inspector General

Walk-through

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, February 21, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.132 - An act relating to adopting protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence

  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Shannon McMahon, Advocacy Coordinator, Voices against Violence
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
  • Anne Ward, Executive Director, Sexual Assault Crisis Team
10:30 AM

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

-

Adjourn


Friday, February 22, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's FY 2020 Proposed Budget

Housing and General Assistance

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Geoffrey Pippenger, Program Director, Department for Children and Families/Economic Services Division
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Weatherization

  • Dwight DeCoster, Weatherization Program Director, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)
  • Paul Zabriskie, Director of Weatherization and Home Performance, Capstone Community Action
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Governor's FY 2020 Proposed Budget

Committee discussion

-

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Caucuses and Lunch

  • Ken Gragg, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Ken Gragg, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Gonzalo Pinacho, State Judge Advocate, Vermont National Guard
  • Gonzalo Pinacho, State Judge Advocate, Vermont National Guard
  • Shelley Raymond, Inspector General, Vermont National Guard
  • Shelley Raymond, Inspector General, Vermont National Guard
1:15 PM

Adjutant and Inspector General

Committee is considering multiple bills


Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.119 - An act relating to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rich Holschuh, Commissioner, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
  • Beverly Little Thunder, Board Member, Peace and Justice Center and Racial Justice Alliance
  • Eugene Rich, Chief, Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi
10:00 AM

Recovery Housing

  • Sarah Mekos, Director, Willow Grove, Wilder
  • Eileen Peltier, Director, Downstreet Housing, Barre
11:00 AM

Governor's Proposed FY 2020 Budget

Committee discussion of memo to Appropriations

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.11 - An act relating to penalties for violations of alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws and to solicitor’s licenses

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association
  • Sivan Cotel, Representative, Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Avery Schwenk, Co-owner, Hermit Thrush Brewery, Brattleboro
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 28, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.132 - An act relating to adopting protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence

  • Emily Adams, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Unit
  • Foresta Castaneda, Transitional Housing Coordinator, WomenSafe
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
10:30 AM

Adjutant and Inspector General

Committee is considering multiple bills

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H.192 - An act relating to the appointment of the Adjutant General and creating a tax exemption for military retirement pay

  • Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jaye Pershing-Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Jaye Pershing-Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Kendal Smith, Director of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs, Governor's Office
  • Brittney Wilson, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, Office of Governor Phil Scott
  • Brittney Wilson, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, Office of Governor Phil Scott
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.394 - An act relating to the disposition of the remains of veterans

Introduction and walk-through

  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Sponsor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

Adjutant and Inspector General

Committee is considering multiple bills

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 1, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

State Housing Tax Credit Program

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Nancy Owens, President, Housing Vermont
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.401 - An act relating to the Vermont National Guard

Introduction and possible walk-through

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Bill Introductions

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H.77 - An act relating to authorizing repossession of commercial property

  • Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Rep. Robert Helm, Sponsor
  • Rep. Robert Helm, Sponsor
  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Sponsor
  • Rep. Brian K. Savage, Sponsor
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

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


Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

-

Lunch

  • Rosanne Greco, Former Candidate, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Rosanne Greco, Former Candidate, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Ken Gregg, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Ken Gregg, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Dan Pipes, Executive Director, Military Department
  • Dan Pipes, Executive Director, Military Department
1:00 PM

Habitat for Humanity

Introduction

  • Steve Ingram, Board Member, Addison County Habitat for Humanity
  • Susan Sommer, Executive Director, Bennington County Habitat for Humanity
1:30 PM

Housing

Material costs

  • Josh Druke, Lobbyist, , Vermont Retail Lumber Dealers Association
2:00 PM

Vermont National Guard

Debrief of the recently completed Adjutant election process.

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

TBD

  • Harold Cooney, Northeast Regional Liaison, ODASD (Military Community and Family Policy)
10:00 AM

H.132 - An act relating to adopting protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence

  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
11:00 AM

H.394 - An act relating to the disposition of the remains of veterans

  • Robert Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs
  • Thomas Giffin, President, Vermont Old Cemetery Association
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chris Palermo, Lobbyist, Vermont Funeral Directors Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.119 - An act relating to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Committee discussion

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Vermont National Guard

Committee discussion on both bills

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jason Maulucci, , Boards and Commissions, Governor’s Office
  • Jason Maulucci, Manager, Boards and Commissions, Governor’s Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 14, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.11 - An act relating to penalties for violations of alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws and to solicitor’s licenses

Discussion and mark-up

  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
-

H.13 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws

  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
10:15 AM

H.530 - An act relating to the qualifications and election of the Adjutant and Inspector General

Committee discussion on Committee bill incorporating elements of H.192 and H.247.

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.394 - An act relating to the disposition of the remains of veterans

  • David Englander, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Health

Friday, March 15, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.530 - An act relating to the qualifications and election of the Adjutant and Inspector General

Committee discussion

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.132 - An act relating to adopting protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence

Discussion and vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.530 - An act relating to the qualifications and election of the Adjutant and Inspector General

Committee discussion and vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor
  • Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor
  • Matthew Trieber, Sponsor
2:15 PM

Bill Introductions:

As time allows


Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Bill Introductions:

-

H.322 - An act relating to family leave and insurance protections for organ donors

  • Rep. Peter Anthony, Sponsor
  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor
  • Rep. Mary E. Howard, Sponsor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Bill Introductions:

As time allows

3:45 PM

H.132 - An act relating to adopting protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence

Discussion of possible amendment

  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Sponsor

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Housing

Briefing from Congressional Delegation

  • Pollaidh Major, Outreach Representative, Office of US Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Sheila Reed, Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Kevin Veller, Outreach Representative, Office of Congressman Peter Welch
10:00 AM

H.132 - An act relating to adopting protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence

Proposed amendment

  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

Twin-state Paid Family Leave Plan

Briefing update

  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kendal Smith, Director of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs, Governor's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

-

Adjourn


Friday, March 22, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.530 - An act relating to the qualifications and election of the Adjutant and Inspector General

Helm amendment

  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Robert Helm, Sponsor
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Committee Meeting

TBD

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

JRH1 - Joint resolution urging the President to issue an executive order and the Congress to enact a federal law prohibiting a U.S. nuclear first strike

Introduction and walk-through

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Mary Sullivan, Sponsor
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

1:00 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Report from Ways and Means

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
10:30 AM

Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

-

Adjourn


Thursday, March 28, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

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

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

-

A Day on the Hill

The Sons of the American Legion will be discussing veterans issues.
Room 11, from 1:00 - 3:00pm


Friday, March 29, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Committee Meeting

TBD - as Floor time allows

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor
-

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Reporter

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

1:00 PM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Continuation of JFO testimony followed by review of minimum wage statutes

  • Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Paul Brown, Co-owner, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury
  • Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • William Moore, President and CEO, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Sandy Paritz, Project Director, Vermont Poverty Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
10:45 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Report on amendments

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Amendments

  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Sponsor, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Robin Scheu, Sponsor, House Committee on Ways and Means
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 4, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Department of Liquor and Lottery

Addictive Gambling

  • Rick Barnett, President and CEO, CARTER, INC
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
10:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Anore Horton, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Bill Stritzler, Managing Director, Smugglers' Notch Resort
-

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Hear and vote on amendments - as needed

  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor of amendment, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Zachariah Ralph Watson, Sponsor of Amendment
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 5, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Possible amendments

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Barbara Murphy, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Rep. Zachariah Ralph Watson, Sponsor of Amendment
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Tipped wage

  • Mark Frier, Owner, The Reservoir, Tres Amigos, and The Rusty Nail
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Caucuses and Lunch

1:00 PM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Testimony followed by review of minimum wage statutes

  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Earl Kooperkamp, Board Member, Vermont Interfaith Action
  • Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
-

Minimum Wage Statutes

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Cannabis Regulation

Committee discussion of S.54 at the request of H. Government Operations

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
11:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Jill Charbonneau, President, Vermont AFL-CIO
  • Toby Howe, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
  • Coleen Kohaut, Nursing Home Administrator, Franklin County Rehabilitation
  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, VT Chamber of Commerce
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

S.68 - An act relating to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Report and walk-through

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Reporter
-

S.111 - An act relating to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Report and walk-through

  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Noreen Black, Mother, Exposed Veteran
  • Robert Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs
  • June Heston, Widow, Brigadier General Michael Heston, Former Deputy Adjutant General Vermont National Guard
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Reporter

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Wes Hamilton, Co-owner, Three Penny Taproom, The Mad Taco
  • Joie Lehouillier, Owner, Foote Brook Farm
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Adult Days
  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association
11:00 AM

H.394 - An act relating to the disposition of the remains of veterans

Report on Senate action

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:15 AM

S.68 - An act relating to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Mark-up

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Marianna Gamache, Sponsor of amendment
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

S.68 - An act relating to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Possible vote

-

S.83 - An act relating to prohibiting agreements that prevent an employee from working for the employer following the settlement of a discrimination claim

Introduction and walk-through

  • Sen. Becca Balint, Reporter
  • Wesley Black, Former Sergeant, 3/172 Mountain Battalion, Vermont National Guard
  • Pat Cram, Widow, Master Sargent Michael Evan Cram, Vermont National Guard
  • David Englander, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Health
  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Katherine Long, Caseworker, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Ryan McLaren, Outreach Representative, Office of Congressman Peter Welch
  • Barbara O'Mara, Former Environmental Health Physician, VA
  • Kathryn Becker Van Haste, Director of Health Policy Health, Veterans & Business Outreach, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 12, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.13 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws

Festival permits

  • Sivan Cotel, Representative, Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Paul Sayler, Owner, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Vermont Brewers Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
2:15 PM

Cannabis Regulation

Discussion of Committee memo to H. Government Operations.

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Caucuses and Lunch

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
1:00 PM

S.111 - An act relating to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Mark-up

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Reporter
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

-

Funeral of Rep Forguites

2:30 PM

House Floor

4:00 PM

Capitol Police

20th anniversary.
Cedar Creek

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Sarah DeFelice, Owner, Bailey Road, Montpelier
  • Michelle Fay, Executive Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Kate Logan, Director of Programming and Policy, Rights and Democracy
  • Samantha Moran, Tipped Wage Worker, Burlington
  • Annelise Orleck, Professor of History, Dartmouth College
  • Andy Sebranek, Tipped Wage Worker, Burlington
  • Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Parent Child Center
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Discussion and possible mark-up

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 19, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Discussion, possible mark-up

  • Alyson Eastman, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont
12:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Homeless Youth

  • Ronald Burns, Co-Chair, Vermont Homelessness Demonstration Programs' Youth Action Board
  • Bethany Pombar, Director, Vermont Coalition for Homeless and Runaway Youth Programs
1:30 PM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

mark-up and possible vote

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Housing bond study

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
10:00 AM

H.223 - An act relating to residential rental agreements for substance abuse recovery homes

Introduction and discussion

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Sponsor
  • Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing, Residences for Recovery Initiative and VTARR, Vice Chair
  • David Riegel, Executive Director, Vermont Foundation of Recovery
  • Brenda Siegel, Self-Advocate, Newfane
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

-

Adjourn


Thursday, April 25, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Rental Housing Advisory Board

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Acting Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
10:30 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

  • Kim Donahue, Co-owner, The Inn at Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield
-

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Medicaid Caps

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Committee discussion

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 26, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.111 - An act relating to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Mark-up and possible vote

  • Job Tate, Former Legislator and Naval Reserve Member
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Mark-up and possible vote.

  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Mark-up and possible vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Meeting

TBD

2:45 PM

Field Trip

Caledonia Spirits construction site, Montpelier

-

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Vermont Housing Incentive Program

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Acting Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
-

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Contractor Registration

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Gabe Gilman, General Counsel, Secretary of State's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation
  • Rep. Mark Higley, Lowell
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 2, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Contractor Registry

  • Jim Bradley, President, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
  • Dan Clar, Owner, Clar Construction
  • Brad Cook, Principal Agent, Building Performance Services LLC
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation
  • Ward Smyth, President, Turtle Creek Builders
  • Robyn Steward, Director, Building Trade Association of Vermont
  • Sandra Vitzthum, Architect, Montpelier
  • Dennis Wygmans, State's Attorney, Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Housing Bond

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
-

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Housing Safety - suggested language

  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 3, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Committee discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Housing Bond

  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Ashlynn Doyon, Executive Assistant and Policy Analyst, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
-

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Contractor Registry

  • Terry Francis, Chief Engineer/Fire Marshal, Fire Station #1, South Burlington
  • Barbara Morrow, Executive Director, Orleans County Restorative Justice Center
  • Brian Warner, Staff Master Sergeant, USAF Retired

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor and Caucuses

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:45 PM

H.13 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws

Timing is uncertain. If not 1:00pm, then 15 minutes following the afternoon Floor.

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association
  • Ryan Christiansen, President, Caledonia Spirits
  • Sivan Cotel, Representative, Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Avery Schwenk, Co-owner, Hermit Thrush Brewery, Brattleboro
  • Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Policy and Communications Manager, Vermont Medical Society
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.132 - An act relating to adopting protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence

Report on Senate action

  • Kara Casey, Housing and Economic Justice Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Discussion and mark-up

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Committee discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
3:30 PM

S.111 - An act relating to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Possible vote

  • Bob Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.13 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws

Review Senate action

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Discussion and mark-up

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

-

S.163 - An act relating to housing safety and rehabilitation

Committee will come off Floor to vote on amendments to bills

  • Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 10, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

House Floor

-

Adjourn


Monday, May 13, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
3:00 PM

House Floor

-

Committee Meeting

Committee will meet as needed when time allows


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:00 PM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Hear about action by H. Appropriations

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Matthew Trieber, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. David Yacovone, House Committee on Appropriations
-

House Floor


Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Discussion and vote on amendments

  • Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor of amendment
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.13 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws

Amendment from House Ways and Means

  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rep. Theresa Wood, Sponsor of amendment
10:00 AM

House Floor


Thursday, May 16, 2019
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.530 - An act relating to the qualifications and election of the Adjutant and Inspector General

Update on Senate action

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Reporter
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Committee Meeting

Committee will meet as needed when time allows


Friday, May 17, 2019
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Homelessness

Overview of Point-in-Time survey

  • Andrea Hurley, Balance of State Continuum of Care Support Specialist, Vermont Coalition on Homelessness
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:00 PM

FLOOR

-

Committee Meeting

Committee will meet as needed when time allows


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Caucuses and Lunch

1:00 PM

Committee Meeting and Discussion

1:30 PM

Committee Meeting

Walk-through of Senate action

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

2:00 PM

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Harold Schwartz, Director of HR Operations, Department of Human Resources
-

Adjourn


Thursday, January 9, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.23 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage

Walk-through of Senate action

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

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

-

Adjourn


Friday, January 10, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Governor's FY2020 Proposed Budget Adjustment

Military

  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Robert Helm, House Committee on Appropriations
11:00 AM

2020 Reports Repeal Bill

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

-

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

1:00 PM

Governor's FY2020 Proposed Budget Adjustment

Work on Memo

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
2:15 PM

Department of Liquor and Lottery

Update and Annual Reports

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control
3:00 PM

Committee Meeting


Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Homelessness Awareness Day

House Chamber
Joint Hearing with House Human Services and some members of House Appropriations.

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Christopher Brzovic, Coordinated Entry Administrator, Chittenden County Homeless Alliance
  • Kara Casey, Director of Economic Empowerment, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Stephen Marshall, Homeless Advocate, Chittenden County Homeless Alliance
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Bethany Pombar, Director, Vermont Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs
  • David Przepiosk, Veteran with Lived Experience
  • Renee Weeks, Director of Shelter and Clinical Services, Upper Valley Haven, Co-Chair of the VT Coalition to End Homelessness
11:30 AM

Adjourn

12:00 PM

Homelessness Awareness Day

Vigil on the State House Steps

1:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

15 min after Floor

Bill Introductions

-

H.484 - An act relating to sports wagering

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Rep. Thomas Burditt, Sponsor, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor, Rutland-Windsor
  • Bill Smith, Lobbyist, Self Advocate
  • Rep. Samuel Young, Sponsor

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Racial Equity

Introduction and scope of work

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
-

Committee Meeting

  • Rep. Johannah Donovan, Sponsor
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Sponsor
  • Rep. Tommy Walz, Sponsor
  • BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

15 min after Floor

H.107 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave

Review of Committee of Conference Results

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, January 17, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.556 - An act relating to gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Rep. Mari Cordes, Co-Sponsor
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. John Killacky, Sponsor
-

H.645 - An act relating to modernizing Vermont’s wage and hour laws

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Taylor St Apartments

Tour of facility

  • Cameron Niedermayer, Assistant City Manager, Montpelier
  • Mike Rama, Director of Advancement, Downstreet Housing and Community Development

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

1:00 PM

Reports Repeal Bill

Discussion and Decision

2:00 PM

Governor's Proposed FY 2021 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber


Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

JRH1 - Joint resolution urging the President to issue an executive order and the Congress to enact a federal law prohibiting a U.S. nuclear first strike

Reintroduction and Walk-through

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Factor, Student, Middlebury College
  • Deborah Moore, Visiting Instructor, Middlebury College
  • Doug Racine, Former Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • John Reuwer, Representative, Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Rep. Mary Sullivan, Sponsor
11:00 AM

Financing Affordable Housing

Treasurer's Report

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Bill Introductions

-

H.805 - An act relating to the collective bargaining rights of teachers

  • Rep. Johannah Donovan, Sponsor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

Labor Relations

  • Heather Riemer, Director, American Federation of Teachers VT
  • Randi Weingarten, President, National American Federation of Teachers

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Pathways Vermont

  • Jennifer Furey, Support Line Operator, Pathways Vermont
  • Patrick Gallagher, Development Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Christopher Rotsettis, Support Line Caller
10:15 AM

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Introduction, Walk-through and Some Testimony

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. John Killacky, Sponsor
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeff Moreau, Founding Executive Director, Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences
  • Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Co-sponsor
  • Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing, Residences for Recovery Initiative and VTARR, Vice Chair
11:30 AM

H.773 - An act relating to authorizing the natural organic reduction of human remains

Introduction

  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Sponsor
-

H.821 - An act relating to binding interest arbitration for employees of the Vermont Judiciary and the Vermont State Colleges

Introduction

  • Rep. James Gregoire, Sponsor
  • Rep. James Gregoire, Sponsor
  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.867 - An act relating to protecting and remediating at-risk cemeteries

Introduction

  • Rep. Robert Helm, Sponsor

Friday, January 24, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Bill Introductions

-

H.815 - An act relating to the installation of fireblocking in single-family dwellings

  • Mason Maltais, Self Advocate, North Hero
  • Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

  • Amanda Garces, Director of Policy, Education and Outreach, Vermont Human Rights Commission
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

1:00 PM

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor
2:30 PM

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Sponsor
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Department of Liquor and Lottery Related Bills

Introduction and Walk-through

-

H.717 - An act relating to allowing fourth-class license locations to serve beverages by the glass

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Matthew Birong, Sponsor
  • Rep. Matthew Birong, Sponsor
  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Sponsor
  • Rep. Sara Coffey, Sponsor
  • Sivan Cotel, Co-founder and Director of Operations, Stonecutter Spirits
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. James Masland, Sponsor
  • Rep. Carol Ode, Sponsor
11:00 AM

Mental Health Advocacy Day

SASH

  • Molly Dugan, Director, Support and Services at Home (SASH)
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Mental Health Advocacy Day

Tiny Houses followed by Housing Vouchers

  • Marcy Couillard, Case Manager, Washington County Mental Health
  • Liz Genge, Director of Property and Asset Management, Downstreet Housing and Community Development
  • Keith Grier, Director of Community Support Program, Downstreet Housing and Community Development
  • Anna MacKenzie , Mother, Washington County

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Policy Specialist, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jan - Roberta Tarjan, Executive Director, Dismas House of Vermont
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
10:00 AM

Housing and Conservation Coalition

  • Dan Cahill, Land Steward, Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department
  • Dominic Cloud, City Manager, City of St. Albans
  • Kay Curtis, Resident and Board Director, Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation
  • Bill Hodgman, Park Manager, Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation
  • Sean Lawson, CEO/Founding Brewer, Lawson Finest Liquids
  • Tess Milner, Resident, Johnson
11:15 AM

H.492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

  • Morgan Brown, Advocate and Former Homeless, Formerly Lived Homeless
  • Kenneth Russell, Chair, Montpelier Homelessness Task Force
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • Peter Mallary, Vice President of Government Relations and Community Outreach, Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
  • Jeff Moreau, Executive Director, Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Brenda Siegel, Self-Advocate, Newfane
-

Adjourn


Friday, January 31, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Committee Discussion

-

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Committee Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

  • Angus Chaney, Executive Director, Homeless Prevention Center, Rutland
  • Joseph Gainza, Producer and Host, Gathering Peace Radio Program
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Ed Paquin, Executive Director, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Mark Redmond, Executive Director, Spectrum Youth and Family Services
  • Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes
1:00 PM

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

  • Nancy L. Gallagher, Author, "Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State"
  • Thomas Gustafson, Vice President for University Relations, University of Vermont
  • Carol McGranaghan, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
  • Bruce Post, Environmental Historian
-

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Military Affairs and Guard Related Bills

Introductions and Walk-throughs

-

H.769 - An act relating to veteran status inquiries on program and service intake forms

  • Harold Cooney, Northeast Regional Liaison, ODASD (Military Community and Family Policy)
  • Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor
  • Rep. Maxine Grad, Sponsor
  • Ken Gragg, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor
11:30 AM

Vermont Veterans' Home

Update

  • Al Faxon, Chief Operating Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
  • Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, February 6, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

  • Thomas Matthews, Member, VFOR Transitional House, Essex
10:00 AM

H.821 - An act relating to binding interest arbitration for employees of the Vermont Judiciary and the Vermont State Colleges

Walk-through

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.851 - An act relating to establishing a good cause standard for termination of employment

Walk-through

  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Committee Discussion

Alcohol bills

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Skyler Genest, Director of Compliance and Enforcement, Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery

Friday, February 7, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Committee Adjourned


Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

  • Rep. James Harrison, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
1:00 PM

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Discussion and Mark-up

  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

H.492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Mark-up

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

General Assistance
VHCB
Gambling

  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Jessica Radbord, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Mark-up

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeff Moreau, Founding Executive Director, Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Mark-up

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.109 - An act relating to designating October 12 as Dewey Day

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections
  • Jason Gould, Resident, Barre City
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing, Residences for Recovery Initiative and VTARR, Vice Chair
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Discussion


Friday, February 14, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

S.83 - An act relating to prohibiting agreements that prevent an employee from working for the employer following the settlement of a discrimination claim

  • Richard Cassidy, Attorney, Rich Cassidy Law
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
11:45 AM

Climate Change

Love Letter for the Climate

  • Sydney Kulis, Student, Harwood Union High School, Vermont Youth Lobby
  • Sarah Kate Smith, Student, Harwood High School, Vermont Youth Lobby
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Discussion

-

Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Time permitting

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

1:00 PM

S.83 - An act relating to prohibiting agreements that prevent an employee from working for the employer following the settlement of a discrimination claim

  • Stephen Ellis, Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
  • Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission
2:30 PM

H.556 - An act relating to gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

  • Rep. Mari Cordes, Sponsor
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Amanda Garces, Director of Policy, Education and Outreach, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Testimony and discussion

  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor
  • Ruth Goodrich, Member, Cabot Select Board
  • Carol Irons, Abenaki Elder, Albany
  • Kirsten Murphy, Executive Director, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
  • Lucy Neel, Nulhegan Tribe Indian Education Coordinator, Holland, Vermont
  • Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation
11:00 AM

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
-

Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Committee discussion

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Heather Riemer, Director, American Federation of Teachers VT
  • David Van Deusen, President, Vermont State Labor Council, AFL, CIO
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Renter Rebate Reform

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Discussion and possible vote

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Committee Discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

Election of Legislative Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges Corporation

Joint Assembly

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

-

Adjourn


Friday, February 21, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Possible final discussion

9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Renter Rebate and Rental Registry

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department Economist, Department of Taxes
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Discussion and possible vote

-

H.805 - An act relating to the collective bargaining rights of teachers

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeanne Collins, Superintendent, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

-

H.769 - An act relating to veteran status inquiries on program and service intake forms

Refresher and discussion

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

H.738 - An act relating to imposing an occupancy fee to fund tourism marketing and affordable housing

Introduction and walk-through

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. David Yacovone, Sponsor
3:00 PM

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association
  • Sivan Cotel, Vice President, Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Brewers Association
  • Avery Schwenk, President, Vermont Brewers Association
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Affordable Housing

Vermont Habitat for Housing

  • David Mullin, Executive Director, Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity
10:00 AM

H. - An act relating to creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Development Task Force

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Carol McGranaghan, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
-

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

  • Lester Lampman, Member, Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe
  • Louise Laravie, Member, Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe
  • Richard Menard, Chief, Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe
11:00 AM

H.880 - An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs

Introduction and walk-through

  • Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Louise Laravie, Member, Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi
  • Carol McGranaghan, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
  • Richard Menard, Chief, Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
11:45 AM

H.805 - An act relating to the collective bargaining rights of teachers

  • Lauren Buck, Teacher, Spaulding High School, Barre
  • Chris Guros, Special Education Teacher, Montpelier, Chief Negotiator, Montpelier Education Association
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, February 27, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Discussion and possible vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kay Stambler, Member, Vermont Development Disabilities Council
10:00 AM

H.492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, VT Chamber of Commerce
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
11:00 AM

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

  • Ken Albert, President, Vermont Wine and Grape Council
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Committee Meeting

As Floor time allows

-

Adjourn


Friday, February 28, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.109 - An act relating to designating October 12 as Dewey Day

  • David Schutz, State Curator, Department of State Buildings
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
  • Brenda Torpy, Director, Champlain Housing Trust
-

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

-

Lunch and Caucuses

1:30 PM

H.428 - An act relating to collective bargaining

  • John Berard, Director, Labor Relations, Department of Human Resources
  • Robb Kidd, Conservation Program Manager, Progressive Workers Union
  • Jes Kraus, Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Vermont
  • Dennis LaBounty, Political Director, Vermont AFL-CIO
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Heather Riemer, Director, American Federation of Teachers VT
  • Sophie Zdatny, General Counsel, Vermont State Colleges
3:00 PM

JRH7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Discussion and possible vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

H.492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Military Affairs

  • Harold Cooney, Northeast Regional Liaison, ODASD (Military Community and Family Policy)
-

H.769 - An act relating to veteran status inquiries on program and service intake forms

  • Harold Cooney, Northeast Regional Liaison, ODASD (Military Community and Family Policy)
  • Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Conor Kennedy, Office of the Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Doris Sumner, Former State Equal Employment Manager, Vermont National Guard
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.880 - An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs

Discussion and possible vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

H.880 - An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

State priorities

11:15 AM

H.109 - An act relating to designating October 12 as Dewey Day

Discussion and vote

-

H.769 - An act relating to veteran status inquiries on program and service intake forms

Discussion and vote

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Chris Rice, Lobbyist, , Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

House Floor

15 minutes after Floor

H.492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Discussion and possible vote

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:15 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 13, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H. - An act relating to amending the earned sick time law and Parental and Family Leave Act and providing emergency housing-related assistance to address COVID-19

Committee discussion

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

House Floor

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

House Floor

-

Adjourn


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Committee Discussion & Organization

Update on Committee legislative priorities, housing and homelessness.

  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
12:30 PM

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Select provisions and enforcement

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery

Friday, March 27, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:45AM-12:45PM

H. - An act relating to amending the earned sick time law and Parental and Family Leave Act and providing emergency housing-related assistance to address COVID-19

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Jean Murray, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
2:00-4:00PM

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Melissa Corbin, Executive Director, Vermont Brewers Association
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Brewers Association

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meetings Scheduled


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:00 PM

H. - An act relating to amending the earned sick time law and Parental and Family Leave Act and providing emergency housing-related assistance to address COVID-19

  • Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Jean Murray, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:00 PM

H. - An act relating to amending the earned sick time law and Parental and Family Leave Act and providing emergency housing-related assistance to address COVID-19

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jean Murray, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
-

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erica Campbell, Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Meagan Foster, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Peter Welch
  • Chris Saunders, Field Representative, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Kobey Shwayder, Owner, Vermont Vermouth
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 3, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11AM - 1PM

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1PM - 3PM

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Discussion and straw poll

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.805 - An act relating to the collective bargaining rights of teachers

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, April 10, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11AM - 1PM

S.333 - An act relating to establishing a moratorium on ejectment and foreclosure actions during the COVID-19 emergency

Walk-through of Senate action

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Amendment Sponsor

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1PM - 3PM

Homelessness Update

Covid-related status reports and plans moving forward.

  • Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing, Residences for Recovery Initiative and VTARR, Vice Chair
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Friday, April 17, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11AM - 1PM

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Review and discussion based on recent testimony.

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 - 3:00pm

S.333 - An act relating to establishing a moratorium on ejectment and foreclosure actions during the COVID-19 emergency

Review proposed language in joint hearing with Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Susan Steckel, Attorney, Steckel Law Office
-

Homeless Housing Transition

Consideration of housing transition as homeless hotel stays end.
Continuation of joint hearing.


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
3:00 - 4:00pm

S.333 - An act relating to establishing a moratorium on ejectment and foreclosure actions during the COVID-19 emergency

Discussion and possible vote.

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 24, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00am - 1:00pm

Homeless Housing Transition

Discussion of short, near, and long-term responses.

  • Elizabeth Bridgewater, Executive Director, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

House Caucus

Via Zoom. See legislative home page for live-stream link.

1:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, April 30, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:00 PM

S.333 - An act relating to establishing a moratorium on ejectment and foreclosure actions during the COVID-19 emergency

LaClair amendment

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Sponsor

Friday, May 1, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Via Zoom. See legislative home page for live-stream link.

12:00 - 2:00pm

Homeless Housing Transition

Discussion of short, near, and long-term responses.

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services
  • Geoffrey Pippenger, Program Director, Department for Children and Families/Economic Services Division
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Stephen Whitaker, Advocate, Montpelier
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00am - 1:00pm

Homeless Housing Transition

  • Patrick Gallagher, Development Director, Pathways Vermont
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

House Floor

Followed by Full-House Caucus
See legislative home page for live-stream link.

1:00 PM

House Floor

Continuation of Full-House Caucus if needed


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 8, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 - 2:00pm

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

The Committee will also hear updates on homeless housing in Brattleboro and Vergennes.

  • Josh Davis, Executive Director, GroundWorks Collaborative, Brattleboro
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Elizabeth Ready, Chief Financial Officer, John Graham Housing and Services, Vergennes

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00am - 1:00pm

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Alison Harte, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

House Floor

1:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 14, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 15, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 - 2:00pm

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Review and possible vote.

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Hear amendments.

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. John Killacky, Sponsor
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes, Reporter, House Committee On Human Services

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00am - 1:00pm

H.783 - An act relating to recovery residences

Possible vote on amendments.

  • Jeff Moreau, Executive Director, Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences
-

Post Covid Housing for the Currently Homeless

  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
3:30 PM

Whole House Caucus

See House home page for live-stream link.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link.


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 22, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link.

12:00 - 2:00pm

Economic Recovery Package

Housing components

  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
-

S.226 - An act relating to statewide public school employee health benefits

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Reporter

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Homeless Housing Transition

Update on rehousing plans

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
-

Rental Housing Assistance

  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
3:30 PM

Whole House Caucus


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

House Floor

2:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 28, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Meeting Scheduled


Friday, May 29, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 - 2:00pm

Governor's Economic Recovery Proposal

Housing

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Housing and Homelessness

  • Jonathan Bond, Executive Director, Housing Foundation, Inc.
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
3:30 PM

Whole House Caucus


Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

House Floor

2:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, June 4, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 - 12:30

Housing Services

  • Angus Chaney, Executive Director, Homeless Prevention Center, Rutland
  • Toni Grout, Housing Team Lead and ROMA manager, Capstone Community Action
  • Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services

Friday, June 5, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:30 - 3:30pm

Committee Meeting

Committee discussion of possible CRF legislation

  • Toni Grout, Housing Team Lead and ROMA manager, Capstone Community Action
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Michael Monte, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link.

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Committee Meeting

Discussion of proposed CRF funded legislation

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
3:30 PM

Whole House Caucus


Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 - 10:30AM

Committee Discussion

CRF-funded housing proposal

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
11:45 AM

Committee Discussion

CRF-funded proposal final review

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
2:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, June 11, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30AM-12:30PM

Housing Recovery

AHS Housing Recovery Plan
Joint Hearing with House Human Services

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Geoffrey Pippenger, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families/Economic Services Division

Friday, June 12, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

The House will convene briefly at 9AM.
See House home page for live-stream link.

12:00 - 2:00PM

H.880 - An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs

Amendment

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

Committee Discussion

Tier 2 CRF funding

3:30 PM

Whole House Caucus


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

2:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, June 18, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

12:00 PM

CRF Aggregate Housing Language

Review
Joint Hearing with House Committee on Human Services

  • Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Josh Davis, Executive Director, GroundWorks Collaborative, Brattleboro
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Friday, June 19, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link

12:00 PM

Vermont Spirits Council

  • Sivan Cotel, Vice President, Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont
-

H.750 - An act relating to creating a National Guard provost marshal

Senate proposal of amendment

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link

2:00 PM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link

2:00 PM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link


Friday, June 26, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link

2:00 PM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link

Following Caucus

Covid Recovery (Housing)

Committee will review Senate changes to H.966

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

H.956 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Committee will hear Senate actin on the bill

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

11AM or 10 min after Floor

Committee Discussion

Priorities for summer session
Budget Memo
Military
Lottery

-

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Report and Walk-through

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Reporter, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30 PM

Vermont National Guard

Military Budget, Scholarships and Deployment.
If time allows: New Hires and Domestic Use of the Guard.

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ken Gragg, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Chip Sawyer, Director of Planning and Development, St. Albans City
  • Peter Tucker, Managing Broker, Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty
2:00 PM

House Floor


Friday, August 28, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

CARES Disbursement Report

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
2:00 PM

House Floor


Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link

3:00- 5:000PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sue Fillion, Planning Director, Brattleboro
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30- 2:00PM

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Robert Sponable, Deputy Director, Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety
-

Update on Activity Since June Recess

  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
2:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, September 3, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30 - 2:00PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

  • Kathy Beyer, Vice President for Development, Evernorth (formerly Housing Vermont)
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
2:00 PM

House Floor


Friday, September 4, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 - 10:30AM

S.187 - An act relating to transient occupancy for health care treatment and recovery

  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Claudio Fort, CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jason Williams, Director of Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Medical Center
-

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

  • Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:00 PM

House Floor


Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

3:00- 5:00 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Testimony and discussion

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Jeff Wennberg, Commissioner of Public Works, City of Rutland

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30 PM

H.739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Mark-up

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

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Mark-up

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
  • Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
2:00 PM

Caucus of the Whole

3:00 PM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link


Thursday, September 10, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30AM-12:00PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Mark-up and possible vote

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
12:30 - 2:00PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

Mark-up and possible vote.

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
2:00 PM

House Floor


Friday, September 11, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 - 10:30AM

Committee Discussion

2:00 PM

House Floor


Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:00 PM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

committee discussion

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
3:00- 4:30PM

Vermont National Guard

the interplay of the VT National Guard with situations as they have arisen on domestic soil

  • Richard Czaplinski, President, Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 57
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, concerned Barre City citizen

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.237 - An act relating to promoting affordable housing

review and possible vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:00am-10:00am

S.254 - An act relating to union organizing

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:30 PM

H.880 - An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs

Review of Senate action. Possible vote.

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

S.254 - An act relating to union organizing

Continued discussion from morning

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board
  • Heather Riemer, Director, American Federation of Teachers VT
2:00 PM

House Floor


Thursday, September 17, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30 PM

S.254 - An act relating to union organizing

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joseph McNeil, Esq., Vermont School Boards Association
2:00 PM

House Floor


Friday, September 18, 2020
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.254 - An act relating to union organizing

  • Mary Brodsky, Labor and Employee Relations Manager, University of Vermont
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Reporter
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patricia Turley, General Counsel, Vermont State Colleges, Office of the Chancellor
10:00 AM

House Floor

See House home page for live-stream link

15 min after Floor

S.254 - An act relating to union organizing

Time permitting

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel