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House Committee on Government Operations (Room 49)

The House Committee on Government Operations considers matters relating to the organization, oversight, and conduct of state government, compensation of state officials and employees; pensions; law enforcement; public safety; reapportionment; municipal corporations; suffrage; nominations, elections, and the election of members; local, county, and regional governmental structures; relations between State and local governments; open meeting issues, and public records issues.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:30 PM

House Floor

3:30 PM

Committee Meeting

Introduce New HGO Committee Members
Introduce Legislative Counsel for HGO
Elect Clerk


Thursday, January 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee Report

10:15 AM

Caucuses

15 min after Caucuses adjourns

H.48 - An act relating to authorizing alternative procedures for 2021 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19

Mark-up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State
1:00 PM

H.48 - An act relating to authorizing alternative procedures for 2021 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19

Continued
Mark-up and vote

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Jeanne Collins, Superintendent, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Rep. Peter Conlon, House Committee on Education
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, House Committee on Education
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
  • David Younce, Superintendent, Mill River Unified Union School District
1:55 PM

Adjourn

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Remarks

-

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns-

H.48 - An act relating to authorizing alternative procedures for 2021 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19

Continued
Mark-up and vote

  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Paul Tomasi, District Manager, NEK Waste Management District
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

1:00 PM

Introduction to Government Operations

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.48 - An act relating to authorizing alternative procedures for 2021 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19

Amendment

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor of amendment
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
9:55 AM

Adjourn

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:00 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Overview of Structure of Secretary of State

  • James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State
  • Stacey Drinkwine, Director, Corporations and Administrative Services, Secretary of State's Office
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
  • Jenny Prosser, General Counsel and Director, Municipal Services, Secretary of State's Office
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
3:06 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Overview of Legislature's Role in Municipal Government

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:42 AM

Ethics Commission

House Government Operations Role

  • Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
10:24 AM

Committee Discussion

Zoom Protocols

10:35 AM

Break until 11:00am

11:00 AM

Law Enforcement

House Government Operations Role

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel
11:38 AM

Committee Discussion

Jurisdiction of House Government Operations

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

-immediately following Floor

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

15 min after Training

Redistricting

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tom Little, Chair, Legislative Apportionment Board
4:05 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Elections Discussion

Debriefing from past election

  • James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
10:00 AM

Cannabis Background

Update on the Cannabis Board Positions
Overview of Cannabis Bill

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel
  • Kendal Smith, Director of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs, Governor's Office
11:00 AM

Elections Discussion

Debriefing from past election
Continued from 9:00am

  • James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

After Floor -

Constituent Service Time


Friday, January 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after the Floor

Vermont Center for Geographic Information Presentation

  • John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information
10:30 AM

Constituent Service Time

12:00 PM

Adjourn

1:00 PM

Temporary Workers

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
1:24 PM

Committee Discussion

Committee Liaisons

1:40 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

10:00 AM

House Floor

Following the Floor

Implicit Bias Prevention Training

12:15 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

2:00 PM

Elections

Debrief from Clerks perspective on 2020 Elections

  • Tim Arsenault, VMCTA Legislative Committee
  • Bobbi Brimblecombe, Marshfield Town Clerk, VMCTA Legislative Committee
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Curry Galloway, Treasurer/Clerk, St. Albans City, VMCTA Legislative Committee
  • Donna Kinville, South Burlington City Clerk, VMCTA Legislative Committee
  • Cathy Mander-Adams, Belvidere Town Clerk
  • John Odum, Montpelier City Clerk
  • Georgette Wolf-Ludwig, Town Clerk, Fairlee
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Public Records

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office
  • James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont
  • Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
  • Anne Galloway, Executive Director, Vermont Digger
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
  • Wendy Mays, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Broadcasters
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after the Floor

Executive Order No. 01-21

Creation of the Agency of Public Safety

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:08 PM

Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

2:14 PM

Executive Order No. 01-21

Creation of the Agency of Public Safety
Continued

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Pensions

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:00 AM

Vermont Criminal Justice Council Legislative Report

  • William Sheets, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • William Sorrell, Chair, Criminal Justice Council
  • Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy
11:20 PM

Adjourn

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after the Floor

Office of Professional Regulation (OPR)

Walk Through of OPR

  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
3:50 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.151 - An act relating to vital records, mausoleums and columbaria, and emergency health orders

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
10:20 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

11:30 AM

Office Hours

12:00 PM

Constituent Service Time


Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:00 PM

Governor's FY2022 Budget Address

Joint Assembly

15 mins after Joint Assembly

Executive Order No. 01-21

Creation of the Agency of Public Safety

  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Executive Order No. 01-21

Vermont Enhanced 911 Board

  • Roger Marcoux, Chair, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Barbara M. Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
10:30 AM

Executive Order No. 01-21

DMV Enforcement and Safety Division

  • Tony Facos, Director of Enforcement & Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • William Smith, Lobbyist, Vermont Truck and Bus Association
11:07 AM

Break

11:30 AM

H.151 - An act relating to vital records, mausoleums and columbaria, and emergency health orders

Mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
11:45 AM

Town Clerk Hours

Discussion regarding the lawsuit asking clerk's to return to pre pandemic office hours.

  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
12:04 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 mins after Floor

Executive Order No. 01-21

Vermont State Troopers Association
Vermont State Employees Association

  • John Federico, Corporal, VSEA Board of Trustees
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Michael O'Neil, President, Vermont Troopers Association
2:22 PM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Walk through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:12 AM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Walk through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
10:20 AM

Governor's FY2022 Proposed Budget

Committee Discussion

10:25 AM

Constituent Service Time

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 mins after Floor

Evolution of Policy for Body Cameras

Law Enforcement Advisory Board

  • William Bohnyak, Chair, LEAB
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
2:50 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 mins after Floor

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
10:55 AM

Constituent Service Time

11:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Joint Meeting with House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Joint Committee Meeting with House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Discussion regarding previous and current unemployment insurance issues and how to make things better.

  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:15 PM

Executive Order No. 01-21

Committee Discussion

-

HR7 - House resolution disapproving Executive Order 01-21

Walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

15 Minute Break

2:30 PM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:52 PM

Well Driller's Licensure

Discussion on Well Drillers licensure move to Office of Professional Regulation from Department of Environmental Conservation

  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:05 AM

HR7 - House resolution disapproving Executive Order 01-21

Mark up and vote

9:12 AM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Michelle Acciavatti, Funeral Director
  • Gabe Gilman, General Counsel, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Palermo, President, Vermont Funeral Directors Association
10:15 AM

30 Minute Break

10:45 AM

Universal Service Fund

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.135 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Julie Hulburd, Chair, Vermont State Ethics Commission
  • Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
3:00 PM

15 Minute Break

3:15 PM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
3:30 PM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:35 PM

Committee Discussion

Discussion concerning what more is needed on the OPR Bill, Boards and Commissions Bill, and listening to testimony in other Committee meetings.

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 4, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Lauren Bode, Vice President, Vermont Pharmacists Association, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists
  • Theo Kennedy, Lobbyist, Vermont Pharmacies and Vermont Retail Druggists Association
10:00 AM

30 Minute Break

10:30 AM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Danielle Fitzko, Director of Forests, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Tom Little, Vice President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
2:25 PM

Committee Discussion

House Resolution 7 on Floor tomorrow
Discussion on OPR Bill (Pharmacists)

2:30 PM

Constituent Service Time


Friday, February 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

1:00 PM

H.135 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission

Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:20 PM

Committee Discussion

Discussion on procedure and process for bill action

1:45 PM

Adjourn

2:00 PM

NCSL Webinar

Committee members are invited to participate individually in a Webinar hosted by National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
The webinar will not be livestreamed, but may be registered for here.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:15 PM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
1:45 PM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Rep. Brian Cina
  • Mike Duteau, Kinney Drugs, Vermont Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Ben Montross, Drinking Water Program Manager, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
2:45 PM

30 Minute Break

3:15 PM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
4:15 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.177 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier

Introduction

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller, Sponsor
-

H.127 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Barre

Introduction

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. John Gannon, Sponsor
  • Rep. Robert LaClair, Sponsor
9:40 AM

30 Minute Break

10:30 AM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jason Broughton, State Librarian, Department of Libraries
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
  • Thomas McMurdo, Assistant State Librarian, Vermont Department of Libraries
11:25 AM

5 Minute Break

11:30 AM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Rep. Erin Brady
  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
11:50 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Governor’s Proposed FY2022 Budget

Committee Discussion

2:15 PM

15 Minute Break

3:15 PM

Treasurer's Report on Pensions

Committee Discussion

4:15 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

2020 Report on Model Statewide Policy for Law Enforcement Use of Force

Joint meeting with House Committee on Judiciary

  • Jennifer Morrison, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
10:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Committee Discussion
Possible mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Governor’s Proposed FY2022 Budget

Discussion on Positions

  • William Sheets, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • William Sorrell, Chair, Criminal Justice Council
  • Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy
2:45 PM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Governor’s Proposed FY2022 Budget

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
3:45 PM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Mark up and vote continued

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Other Post-Employee Benefits (OPEB)

High level overview of the challenges

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:50 AM

10 Minute Break

11:00 AM

Treasurer's Report on Pensions

  • Lesley Campbell, Administrative Services Coordinator, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Will Kriewald, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Erika Wolffing, Retirement Policy and Outreach Director, Office of the State Treasurer
12:10 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

  • Mike Duteau, Kinney Drugs, Vermont Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
1:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

3:15 PM

Other Post-Employee Benefits (OPEB)

Testimony from VSEA and VT NEA

  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
3:45 PM

Other Post-Employee Benefits (OPEB)

Prefunding

  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Will Kriewald, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Governor’s Proposed FY2022 Budget

Discussion of Positions

  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
9:30 AM

Governor’s Proposed FY2022 Budget

Impact on E911 Board

  • Roger Marcoux, Chair, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
10:00 AM

30 Minute Break

10:30 AM

Governor’s Proposed FY2022 Budget

Funding for Department of Public Safety

  • Richard Hallenbeck, Director of Finance and Administration, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
11:45 AM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:35 PM

Department of Public Safety

Joint Hearing Between HGO and SGO: Draft bill walk-through: Creation of the Agency of Public Safety

  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • William Sheets, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • William Sorrell, Chair, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.196 - An act relating to supporting the work of the Executive Director of Racial Equity

Introduction

  • Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor, House Committee on Judiciary
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
9:35 AM

Other Post-Employee Benefits (OPEB)

Prefunding OPEB liabilities
Risk Sharing in Pensions

  • Keith Brainard, Research Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators
  • Alex Brown, Research Manager, National Association of State Retirement Administrators
10:15 AM

15 Minute Break

10:30 AM

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

Joint Assembly

15 min after Joint Assembly

H.196 - An act relating to supporting the work of the Executive Director of Racial Equity

  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
12:08 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.338 - An act relating to reapportionment proposal deadlines

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

Constituent Service Time

3:15 PM

Committee Meeting

Discussion with Agency of Administration

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
4:15 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

Other Post-Employee Benefits (OPEB)

Prefunding

  • Mark Crow, Member, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Tom Huestis, Senior Managing Director, Public Resources Advisory Group
-

Governor's Proposed FY2022 Budget

Discussion in Committee

11:45 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Governor's Proposed FY2022 Budget

Discussion on Appropriations Memo

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

Other Post-Employee Benefits (OPEB)

Walk through

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

Break

4:10 PM

Governor's Proposed FY2022 Budget

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Monday, February 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:00 PM

Meeting Canceled


Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:15 PM

H.338 - An act relating to reapportionment proposal deadlines

Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tom Little, Chair, Legislative Apportionment Board
1:48 PM

H.10 - An act relating to permitted candidate expenditures

Introduction and walk through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:54 PM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Possible mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:03 PM

Break

3:15 PM

H.10 - An act relating to permitted candidate expenditures

Introduction and walk through

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
3:50 PM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

H.196 - An act relating to supporting the work of the Executive Director of Racial Equity

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
4:15 PM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Complete the vote

4:20 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

House Transportation Committee Bill 21-0655

Sec 13-16 - Automated Traffic Law Enforcement System in Work Zones Pilot

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Anthony Facos, Director of Enforcement & Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Ann Gammell, Highway Division Deputy Director and Chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Rep. Brian K. Savage, House Committee on Transportation
  • Josh Schultz, Operations and Safety Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation
  • Tara Thomas, Special Operations Executive Officer, Vermont State Police
9:50 AM

30 Minute Break

10:30 AM

H.227 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski

Introduction and walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:10 AM

Constituent Service Time

1:15 PM

House Floor

3:15 PM

H.196 - An act relating to supporting the work of the Executive Director of Racial Equity

  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
3:50 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.127 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Barre

Mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:15 AM

Constituent Service Time

10:30 AM

H.127 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Barre

Complete the vote

-

H.293 - An act relating to creating the State Youth Council

Introduction and walk through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Una Fonte, Member, Youth Advisory Group
  • Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.
  • Cheryle Wilcox, Chair, Youth Services Advisory Council
11:20 AM

Constituent Service Time

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

5 min after Joint Assembly adjourns

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns

Pensions

  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:52 PM

H.196 - An act relating to supporting the work of the Executive Director of Racial Equity

Committee discussion about Draft.1.1

4:58 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.227 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jessie Baker, City Manager, Winooski, Vermont
  • Liz Edsell, Chair, Winooski Charter Change Commission
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Kristine Lott, Mayor, Winooski
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
-

H.177 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier

Mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Co-Sponsor
  • John Odum, Montpelier City Clerk
12:10 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.196 - An act relating to supporting the work of the Executive Director of Racial Equity

Mark up and vote

  • Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

H.177 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier

Continued from the morning session - Mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:32 PM

H.227 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski

Committee discussion

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, Trustees of the UVM and State Agricultural College

Joint Assembly

1:15 PM

H.366 - An act relating to 2021 technical corrections

Walk through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:39 PM

Break until 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

H.366 - An act relating to 2021 technical corrections

Mark up and vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

H.227 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski

Mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

H.10 - An act relating to permitted candidate expenditures

Mark up and Vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Jean Sinzdak, Associate Director, Center for American Women and Politics
2:45 PM

Break until 3:15

3:15 PM

Committee Discussion

Completed the vote for 3 bills: H.366, H.227, H.10

3:19 PM

H.293 - An act relating to creating the State Youth Council

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Delilah Kramer, Member, Youth Advisory Group
  • Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.
  • Cheryle Wilcox, Chair, Youth Services Advisory Council
4:37 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.432 - An act relating to compensation for certain State employees (Pay Act)

Walk through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management
10:20 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

H.154 - An act relating to the failure of municipal officers to accept office

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
11:30 AM

Constituent Service Time

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.140 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Williston

Introduction and walk through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Erin Brady, Co-Sponsor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor
-

H.154 - An act relating to the failure of municipal officers to accept office

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Therese Corsones, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

Pensions

  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Committee
  • Jon Harris, Chair, Vermont State Teachers Retirement System Board
  • Kathy Riley, Lead Actuary, Segal Consulting
10:55 AM

5 Minute Break

11:00 AM

House Judiciary Bill H.183

An act relating to sexual violence
Section 5 testimony

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges
  • Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County
  • Patricia Turley, General Counsel, Vermont State Colleges, Office of the Chancellor
  • Rebecca Turner, Head of Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General
  • Michele Whitmore, Title IX Coordinator, Vermont State Colleges
12:10 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor

H.293 - An act relating to creating the State Youth Council

  • Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration
-

H.432 - An act relating to compensation for certain State employees (Pay Act)

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

11:15 AM

House Judiciary Bill H.183

An act relating to sexual violence
Section 5 testimony

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:35 AM

H.293 - An act relating to creating the State Youth Council

Committee discussion about the State Youth Council

11:45 AM

H.154 - An act relating to the failure of municipal officers to accept office

Mark up and vote

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

H.432 - An act relating to compensation for certain State employees (Pay Act)

Committee discussion about the Pay Act

12:25 PM

5 Minute Break

12:30 PM

H.293 - An act relating to creating the State Youth Council

Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

H.432 - An act relating to compensation for certain State employees (Pay Act)

Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
1:46 PM

H.293 - An act relating to creating the State Youth Council

Continued
Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:55 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-house/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:45 PM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Donahue Amendment

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jason Broughton, State Librarian; Commissioner of Libraries, Vermont Department of Libraries
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor, Northfield
1:58 PM

Pensions

Pension Descriptions and Details

  • Erika Wolffing, Retirement Policy and Outreach Director, State Treasurer's Office
3:00 PM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Donahue Amendment
Complete the committee vote

3:10 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Pensions

Risk Sharing and Stress Testing

  • John Pelletier, Director-Center for Financial Literacy, Champlain College
10:20 AM

Individual Member Work

1:05 PM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Technical Amendment

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, March 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Pensions

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

Pensions

  • Eric Davis, Vice Chair, Vermont State Employees Retirement System Board
  • Roger Dumas, Chair, Vermont State Employees Retirement System Board
11:35 AM

Break

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, March 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns-

Pensions

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
12:27 PM

Adjourn

Constituent Service Time and Individual Member Work

1:00 PM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-house/house-government-operations

The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

15 min after Floor and Caucuses adjourn -

Pensions

Pension Design

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Pensions

Governance Change Proposal

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
9:45 AM

30 Minute Break

10:15 AM

Pensions

Proposed Pension Plan Design

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Caucus of the Whole

1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, March 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Pensions

Governance Change Proposal

  • Christopher Dube, Chair, Vermont Municipal Employees' Retirement System
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
10:01 AM

5 Minute Break

10:06 AM

Pensions

Governance Change Proposal

  • Mark Crow, Chair, Pension and Health Benefits Task Force, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Roger Dumas, Chair, Vermont State Employees Retirement System Board
  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Committee
  • Jon Harris, Chair, Vermont State Teachers Retirement System Board
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
11:40 AM

Public Hearing for Pension System Reform

Committee discussion on length of public hearing

11:48 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, March 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

12:10 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Pensions

Proposed Pension Plan Design

  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
3:15 PM

Adjourn

4:00 PM

Public Hearing for Pension System Reform

If you wish to submit written testimony, please email an MS Word or PDF file to: testimony@leg.state.vt.us

  • Jill Abair, Waterbury Center, VT, Washington Central Unified Union School District
  • Mandy Alarcon, Georgia, VT
  • David Alofsin, Essex, VT
  • Robin Bebo-Long, Teacher, Rochester, VT
  • David Bellini, Montpelier, VT
  • Thomas Benoit, North Hero, VT
  • Peter Booth, Jericho, VT
  • Laura Brown, South Londonderry, VT
  • Vickie Brown, Milton, VT
  • Paul Cherrier, Middlebury, VT, Addison County Educators Associations
  • Eric Davis, Burlington, VT
  • Noah Detzer, Burlington, VT
  • Marie DiBenedetto, Richmond, VT
  • Charly Dickerson, Montpelier, VT
  • Andrew Emrich, Waterbury, VT
  • Eric Hutchins, Johnson, VT
  • Amy Kahofer, Moretown, VT
  • Tevya Kelman, Washington, VT
  • Patrick Leene, Montpelier, VT
  • Kathryn McDonald, Fletcher, VT
  • Bob Morgan, Essex Junction, VT, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Ann O'Hearn, West Fairlee, VT
  • Susan Oliveira, Ferrisburgh, Addison Northwest Teachers Assoc.
  • Tom Payeur, VT-NEA Member, Starksboro, VT
  • Tom Plog, Fairfax, VT
  • Sylvan Ross, Teacher, Richmond, VT
  • Joseph Sabataso
  • Karen Shea Denniston, Cambridge, VT
  • Nora Skolnick, Braintree, VT
  • Jo-Anne Smith, Waterbury Center, VT
  • Molly Stoner, Dummerston, VT
  • Sarah Thompson, Charlotte, VT
  • Michelle Thompson, Milton, VT
  • Ray Werner, Tunbridge, VT
  • Jennifer Zoller, Burlington, VT
6:00 PM

Adjourn


Monday, March 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
4:00 PM

Public Hearing for Pension System Reform

If you wish to submit written testimony, please email an MS Word or PDF file to: testimony@leg.state.vt.us

  • Elizabeth Adams, Rutland City
  • Aimee Alexander, Derby, VT
  • Marie Ayer, Hinesburg
  • Geoffrey Bennett, Burlington
  • Elizabeth Brown, Townshend, VT
  • Catherine Campbell, Georgia, VT
  • Tracey Canino, Montpelier, VT
  • Janet Chandler, Dorset
  • Matthew Christian, Rutland
  • Shauna Clifford, St. Johnsbury
  • Susan Davis, Washington
  • Elizabeth Deutsch, Hinesburg, VT
  • Deirdre Donovan, Burlington
  • Jeff Dukette, Northfield, VT
  • Heather Dunn, Waterville
  • Jennifer Egelhof, Marshfield
  • Alex Fox, Castleton
  • Dorothy Gomez, Cambridge
  • Hayley Gonzalez, St. George
  • Timothy Gould, Springfield, VT
  • Laura Greenwood, East Montpelier, VT
  • Barb Griffin, Vershire, VT
  • Jeremy Hansen, Berlin
  • Kristina Hansen, Bennington
  • Penny Higson, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Rick Imes, Monkton, VT
  • Vickie Johnson, Randolph, VT
  • Jon Kart, Richmond
  • Christina Kelsh, Richmond
  • Debora Kilkelley, Charlotte, VT
  • Laura King, Brandon
  • Courtney Krahn, Cornwall
  • Suzanne LaFleche, Williamstown, VT
  • Andrew Lemieux, Williamstown
  • Andrew LeValley, Winooski
  • Gregory Machia, Franklin, VT
  • Jake Marren, Montpelier
  • Ryan Morra, Hinesburg
  • Betsy Nolan, Winooski, VT
  • Tamera Pariseau, Calais, VT
  • Bryant Pless, Jericho, VT
  • Kayla Poljacik, Pittsford
  • Lyn Porter, Williston, VT
  • Brian Rainville, Randolph, VT
  • Matthew Raymond, Waterbury, VT
  • Michelle Salvador, Worcester
  • Jessica Savage, Burlington, VT
  • Julie Scribner, Bristol, VT
  • Bill Shouldice, South Burlington, VT
  • Patrick Southern, East Montpelier, VT
  • Dov Stucker, Burlington
  • Kirsten Sultan, Lyndonville
  • Brian Walsh, Jericho
  • Carmen Winchester, Brattleboro, VT
  • Christopher Wyckoff, Bristol
  • Emma Zavez, Montpelier
6:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-house/house-government-operations
The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:15 PM

Pensions

Proposed Pension Plan Design

  • Roger Dumas, Chair, Vermont State Employees Retirement System Board
  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Committee
  • Jon Harris, Chair, Vermont State Teachers Retirement System Board
  • Will Kriewald, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • John Pelletier, Member, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Erika Wolffing, Retirement Policy and Outreach Director, State Treasurer's Office
3:26 PM

Pensions

  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
3:50 PM

Pensions

Committee discussion

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Individual Member Work

10:30 AM

Pensions

Governance

  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Committee
  • Eric Henry, Chief Investment Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Jim Voytko, President, Director of Research, Senior Consultant, RVK, Inc
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns-

Pensions

Governance

  • Jeff Briggs
4:00 PM

Pensions

Committee Discussion

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 1, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.119 - An act relating to a new State Employees’ Retirement System and State Teachers’ Retirement System

Introduction

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor
9:30 AM

Pensions

  • Aimee Towne, President, Vermont State Employees Association
10:00 AM

30 Minute Break

  • Cynthia Browning
10:23 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Committee Meeting

  • Rep. Mark Higley
10:49 AM

Pensions

  • Bill Huff
  • Rep. Samantha Lefebvre
11:19 AM

Pensions

  • Rep. Brian Cina
  • Rep. Mary E. Howard
11:51 AM

Pensions

Reps. Hooper, Vyhovsky, Anthony Proposal

  • Rep. Peter Anthony, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rep. Robert Hooper
  • Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky
12:08 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

2:00 PM

Results of the Votes for Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

15 min after Floor adjourns -

Pensions

Beth Pearce and Thomas Golonka recommendations on governance changes

  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Committee
  • Eric Henry, Chief Investment Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
3:48 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns -

Committee Meeting

Committee discussion

11:30 AM

Lunch


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-house/house-government-operations
The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

Introduction and walk through

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:35 AM

Individual Member Work

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after the Floor adjourns

S.107 - An act relating to confidential information concerning the initial arrest and charge of a juvenile

Introduction and walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White
3:30 PM

S.48 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

Introduction and walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:10 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
9:20 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns-

Committee Meeting

Charters

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after the Floor adjourns-

Committee Meeting

Committee discussion

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
10:58 AM

Break

11:30 AM

Office Hours

Register Here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations
The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Aimee Towne, President, Vermont State Employees Association
2:14 PM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Committee
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
3:35 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations
The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:15 PM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

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

30 Minute Break

3:30 PM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:40 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

Mark up and vote

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:50 AM

30 Minute Break

11:36 AM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

Mark up and vote continued

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:23 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns -

S.48 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

  • Carol Conroy, President, Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Rebecca Fotsch, Director of State Advocacy and Legislative Affairs, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
  • Meredith Roberts, Executive Director, American Nurses Association Vermont
  • Deb Snell, President, Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, President, AFT Vermont
  • Ellen Watson, Chair, Board of Nursing
4:08 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.107 - An act relating to confidential information concerning the initial arrest and charge of a juvenile

  • Tyler Allen, Adolescent Services Director, DCF, Family Services Division
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mark Anderson, Sheriff, Windham County Sheriff's Department
  • Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
  • Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

30 Minute Break

10:30 AM

S.107 - An act relating to confidential information concerning the initial arrest and charge of a juvenile

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
11:06 AM

Municipal Charters

Committee discussions

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

House Human Services Bill H.265

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Daniel Noyes, Member
  • Rep. Marybeth Redmond
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

1:00 PM

S.48 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

Committee discussion

1:20 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations
The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

1:15 PM

S.107 - An act relating to confidential information concerning the initial arrest and charge of a juvenile

Committee discussion

  • Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
1:33 PM

H.444 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre

Committee discussion and walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:53 PM

H.443 - An act relating to approval of the merger of the Wilmington Water District with the Town of Wilmington

Committee discussion and walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.87 - An act relating to emergency provisions for the operation of government

Introduction and walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:58 PM

10 Minute Break

3:08 PM

S.48 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

  • Rep. Mari Cordes
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association
4:04 PM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Introduction

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.39 - An act relating to the Judicial Branch fee report and electronic filing fees

Introduction and walk-through

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:20 AM

Break

10:30 AM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Introduction continued
Testimony

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after the Floor adjourns-

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Continued testimony

  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Shelden Goodwin, Political Outreach Associate, Vermont Conservation Voters
  • Audrey Kline, Policy Director, National Vote at Home Institute
  • Greg Marchildon, State Director, AARP
  • David O'Brien, Policy Counsel, RepresentUs
  • Lila Richardson, Volunteer, League of Women Voters
  • A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
3:48 PM

Committee Discussion

Bills ready for mark up and vote this week

4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

Appropriations Amendment

  • Rep. Maida Townsend, House Committee on Appropriations
9:20 AM

H.444 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre

  • Lucas Herring, Mayor, City of Barre
10:05 AM

S.39 - An act relating to the Judicial Branch fee report and electronic filing fees

Mark up and vote

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:09 AM

Break

10:30 AM

H.140 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Williston

Committee discussion

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

H.361 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Brattleboro

Committee discussion

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:36 AM

H.281 - An act relating to prohibiting candidacy for election to more than one office at a time

Introduction and walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor
11:52 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

Scheuermann Amendment

  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns -

PR2 - Declaration of rights; clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude

Introduction and walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

JRH4 - Joint resolution urging Congress to admit Washington, D.C., into the union as a state of the United States of America

Introduction and walk-through

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Paul Strauss, U.S. Senator, District of Columbia
11:44 AM

H.445 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Underhill

Completed the Committee vote

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

H.346 - An act relating to the creation of new positions in State government

Introduction and walk-through

  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Sponsor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:50 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Office Hours

Register here:
https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/open-office/house-government-operations
The Zoom information will be emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the meeting

10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

2:00 PM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Walk-through

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:12 PM

S.48 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
3:45 PM

H.443 - An act relating to approval of the merger of the Wilmington Water District with the Town of Wilmington

Committee discussion
Mark up and vote

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

S.107 - An act relating to confidential information concerning the initial arrest and charge of a juvenile

Committee discussion
Mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.363 - An act relating to campaign expenditures and candidate salaries

Introduction

  • Rep. Mary E. Howard, Sponsor
9:15 AM

H.447 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

Introduction and walk through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Sponsor
  • Rep. Kristi Morris, Co-sponsor
9:45 AM

H.448 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Introduction

  • Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor
  • Rep. Gabrielle Stebbins, Co-sponsor
10:15 AM

30 Minute Break

10:45 AM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Committee discussion

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:48 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
10:00 AM

30 Minute Break

10:30 AM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Continued

  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
  • Christopher Miller, Global Activism Strategy Manager, Ben and Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
  • Morgan Nichols, State Director, Main Street Alliance of Vermont
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Falko Shilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
12:22 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor


Friday, April 30, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

1:00 PM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Audrey Kline, Policy Director, National Vote at Home Institute
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
4:00 PM

Break

4:37 PM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Continued - Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
5:05 PM

Break

5:15 PM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Continued - Mark up and vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
5:50 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor

15 min after Caucuses Adjourn

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

  • James Pepper, Chair, Cannabis Control Board
-

Break

5:00 PM

Public Hearing for Unemployment Insurance Issues

If you wish to submit written testimony, please email an MS Word or PDF file to: testimony@leg.state.vt.us

  • Jeremy Allaire, Hyde Park
  • Ann Bowen, Morrisville
  • Renee Carpenter, East Montpelier
  • Harry Chaikin, Burlington
  • Patty Curtis, Hinesburg
  • Martha Dallas, Burlington
  • Jocelyn Emilo, Essex Junction
  • Kody Fitzgerald, Graniteville
  • Tara Holt, St. Johnsbury
  • Susan Isham, Newbury
  • Joe Luneau, St. Albans City
  • Llu Mulvaney-Stanak, Burlington
  • Caitlin Porter, Addison
  • Brenda Siegel, Newfane
  • Will Sipsey, Lincoln
  • Roxanne Vought, Burlington
  • Deborah Wright, Bellows Falls/Rockingham
  • Wendy Zimmer, St. Johnsbury
6:15 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
  • Geoffrey Pizzutillo, Executive Director and CoFounder, Vermont Growers Association
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
10:00 AM

30 Minute Break

10:50 AM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

  • Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

10 min after Floor adjourns -

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Committee discussion

  • Josh Decatur, CEO, Trace Vermont
  • Nick Grimley, Director of Entrepreneurship & Tech Commercialization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Pietro Lynn, Attorney, VT CBD Labs of Williston
  • Jordan Wellington, Partner, VS Strategies
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Committee discussion

  • Jessilyn Dolan, Executive Director, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association
  • Amelia Machia, VMR Patient and Patient Advocate
10:00 AM

30 Minute Break

10:30 AM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Committee discussion

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:48 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after Floor adjourns -

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Mark up and vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

S.48 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

Update on bill progress in Ways and Means
Committee discussion

2:50 PM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Update on bill progress in Appropriations
Committee discussion

3:00 PM

Break

4:15 PM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Mark up and vote - continued

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:32 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor


Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Toof Amendment
Townsend Amendment
McCarthy Amendment

  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Sponsor of amendment
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor of amendment
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
9:48 AM

H.449 - An act relating to the membership and duties of the Vermont Pension Investment Commission and the creation of the Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force

Review of Senate changes to H.449

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.177 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier

Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the Floor


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Constituent Service Time

10:00 AM

H.447 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

Committee Discussion

-

H.448 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Committee discussion

10:20 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Young Money: Minors and In-App Purchases

  • Cristina Javens, Student, Dartmouth College
  • Peter Leutz, Student, Dartmouth College
  • Hayden Welty, Student, Dartmouth College
11:00 AM

S.15 - An act relating to mailing out ballots, correcting defective ballots, and miscellaneous changes to State election laws

Toof Amendment
McCarthy Amendment
Strong Amendment

  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Sponsor of amendment
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Vicki Strong, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor of amendment
  • Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office
12:08 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after House Floor adjourns -

Individual Member Work


Thursday, May 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Individual Member Work

10:30 AM

H.95 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Essex

  • Andrew Brown, Village President, Essex Junction Village
  • Betsy Dunn, Former State Representative
  • Ken Signorello, Town Resident, Essex
  • Gabrielle Smith, Village Resident, Essex
  • Andrew Watts, Chair, Essex Selectboard
  • Irene Wrenner, Town Resident, Essex
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

House Floor

15 min after House Floor adjourns-

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Erica Bornemann, Director, Vermont Emergency Management & Homeland Security
3:00 PM

H.448 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Committee Discussion

-

H.447 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

Committee Discussion

3:10 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

House Floor

15 min after House Floor adjourns -

H.444 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre

Mark up and vote

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

H.454 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington

Mark up and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:50 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

House Ways and Means Amendment
Gannon Amendment
Peterson Amendment
Donahue Amendment

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Reporter
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor of amendment
  • Rep. John Gannon, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Rep. Arthur Peterson, Sponsor of amendment
  • David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
10:00 AM

House Floor

Caucuses will be held immediately following the floor

1:15 PM

H.447 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:50 PM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Senate Proposal of Amendment Committee Discussion and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:53 PM

H.95 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Essex

Committee discussion

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:04 PM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Senate Proposal of Amendment Committee Discussion

2:07 PM

Break

2:30 PM

House Floor


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.337 - An act relating to the printing and distribution of State publications

Senate Proposal of Amendment

-

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

House Floor

1:15 PM

H.447 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

S.25 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis regulation procedures

Donahue Amendment

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor of amendment
2:30 PM

House Floor


Thursday, May 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. David Durfee, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rex Thompson, Owner, DonnyBrooke Fight Promotion
  • Rep. Maida Townsend, House Committee on Appropriations
10:00 AM

House Floor

15 min after the House Floor adjourns

H.289 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Senate Proposal of Amendment Continued

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Jill Olson, Director, Vermont Association for Home Health Agencies
  • Rex Thompson, Owner, DonnyBrooke Fight Promotion
2:30 PM

House Floor


Friday, May 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

House Floor

2:30 PM

House Floor


Monday, November 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Regarding Special Session Legislation - S.1

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Peter Elwell, Town Manager, Town of Brattleboro
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Kendal Smith, Director of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs, Governor's Office
  • Anne Sosin, Policy Fellow, Dartmouth College
1:30 PM

S.1 - An act relating to temporary municipal rules in response to COVID-19

Vote