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Senate Committee on Appropriations (Room 5)

The Senate Committee on Appropriations has jurisdiction over bills and resolutions appropriating money from the State Treasury.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

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

Senate Session


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

Senate Session

1:00 PM

Committee Organization

Welcome and budget section review/assignments


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

Senate Session

1:00 PM

No Committee Meeting


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Committee Organization

Welcome and budget sections review/assignments

2:45 PM

Budget Update

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont Study

  • Brian Prescott, The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- After the Floor

Committee Discussion

2:00 PM

Broadband Technical Grants

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:00 PM

Rental Housing Assistance

  • Kathleen Berk, Vermont State Housing Authority
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority

Friday, January 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Overview

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management
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Committee Bill

Appropriations; housing, statutory language clarifications needed, CRF appropriations needing immediate action

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Pensions Update

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

Emergency Board Meeting

Consensus Forecast - see Governor's web site for details


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Joint Hearing with Senate Finance

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

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Agency of Human Services

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
2:30 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

  • Emily Byrne, Director of Finance and Administration, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Kristin Freeman, Financial Manager, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Nathan Lavery, Director of Finance, Burlington School District
2:00 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Agency of Human Services - DCF

  • Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Andrea DeLaBruere, Executive Director, Agency of Human Services
  • Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Budget Message of the Governor

2:15 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Mental Health, DAIL and DVHA

  • Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Lisa Schilling, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Higher Education

  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
3:00 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Public Safety

  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- After the floor

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Review and committee discussion

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, January 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Committee discussion

1:30 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

  • Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Buildings & General Services
  • Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Review

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services - Secretary's Office

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services - Department of Health

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Paul Daley, Financial Director, Vermont Department of Health
  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Tracy O'Connell, Finance Director, Agency of Human Services
  • Anna Swensen, Financial Manager, Vermont Department of Health

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services - DAIL

  • Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services
  • Monica Caserta Hutt, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
  • Bill Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Tracy O'Connell, Finance Director, Agency of Human Services
  • Megan Tierney-Ward, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services - DVHA

  • Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Sandi Hoffman, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Lisa Schilling, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Adaline Strumolo, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Friday, February 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Review

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management

Monday, February 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Public Hearing

Joint with House Appropriations regarding the Governor's Recommended FY 2022 State Budget

6:00 PM

Public Hearing

Joint with House Appropriations regarding the Governor's Recommended FY 2022 State Budget


Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services - Department of Mental Health

  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Alison Krompf, Director of Quality and Accountability, Department of Mental Health
  • Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health
2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services - Department for Children and Families

  • Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families
3:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- After the Floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

General Government - Libraries

  • Jason Broughton, State Librarian, Department of Libraries
2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

General Government - Department of Human Resources

  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Dan Pouliot, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Harold Schwartz, Director of Operations, Department of Human Resources
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

Committee Discussion and Planning

Potential Committee Bill

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- After the Floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management
2:45 PM

OPEB and Bond Rating

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services - Department of Corrections

  • James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Matt D'Agostino, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Corrections
  • Judith Henkin, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Kristin Lawson, Financial Director, Department of Corrections
2:00 PM

Committee Discussion and Planning

Potential Committee Bill

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Natural Resources - Central Office

  • Emily Byrne, Director of Finance and Administration, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Amy Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Natural Resources - Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

  • Kristin Freeman, Financial Manager, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
2:45 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Natural Resources - Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Steve Gomez, Financial Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
3:30 AM

H.138 - An act relating to fiscal year 2021 budget adjustments

Tax Amendment Proposal

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brittney Wilson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Phil Scott
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Caucus of the Whole

Update from Commissioner Dr. Levine

2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
  • Kate Slocum, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Digital Services
3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Committee Discussion

Schools Update/Weatherization

  • Jody Lesko, Director of Programs and Implementation, Efficiency Vermont
  • Daniel Reilly, Public Affairs Director, Efficiency Vermont
4:00 PM

Committee Discussion

Potential Committee Bill

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Committee Discussion

Governor's proposed one-time General Fund allocation for Housing

  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Higher Education - University of Vermont

  • Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont
2:45 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Higher Education - Vermont State College System

  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Natural Resources - Department of Environmental Conservation

  • Kim Greenwood, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Tracy LaFrance, Financial Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Joanna Pallito, Administrative Services Director, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Human Services - Department of Mental Health - Follow-up Testimony

  • Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
  • Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.315 - An act relating to COVID-19 relief

Walk though of bill as passed the House Committee on Appropriations

2:30 PM

H.315 - An act relating to COVID-19 relief

Committee discussion


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

-after the floor

H.315 - An act relating to COVID-19 relief

  • Sen. Brian Campion
2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:15 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Holly S. Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services Division, Agency of Administration
  • Brenda Berry, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management
  • Jason Pinard, Financial Director II, Department of Buildings & General Services
3:15 PM

Update on Potential Federal Funding from Congressman Peter Welch

Joint Hearing with House Appropriations, Senate Finance and House Ways and Means


Friday, February 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Commerce and Community Development

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Kathy Thayer-Gosselin, Financial and Administrative Director, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Joint Assembly

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

2:00 PM

H.315 - An act relating to COVID-19 relief

Committee discussion

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
2:45 PM

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

Committee review/discussion/vote

3:00 PM

H.315 - An act relating to COVID-19 relief

Committee discussion

3:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Department of Public Safety

  • Erica Bornemann, Director, Vermont Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety
  • Richard Hallenbeck, Director of Finance and Administration, Department of Public Safety
  • Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 min after the floor

H.315 - An act relating to COVID-19 relief

Committee discussion

  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Holly S. Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services Division, Agency of Administration
  • Sharon Asay, Finance Director, Department of Taxes
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:45 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

S.114 - An act relating to improving prekindergarten through grade 12 literacy within the State

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Sen. Brian Campion
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

S.115 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:30 PM

H.315 - An act relating to COVID-19 relief

Committee discussion

2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Transportation

  • Terri Blaisdell, Director of Finance & Logistics, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation
  • Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
3:00 PM

S.16 - An act relating to the creation of the Task Force on Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.114 - An act relating to improving prekindergarten through grade 12 literacy within the State

Committee vote

1:45 PM

H.315 - An act relating to COVID-19 relief

Committee discussion and possible vote

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Brian Campion
3:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30 PM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

S.114 - An act relating to improving prekindergarten through grade 12 literacy within the State

Vote

2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Agency of Education

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID-19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager
  • Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Committee Discussion on Bills

1:20 PM

S.51 - An act relating to the persons authorized to make contributions to candidates and political parties and to political committee names

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
1:40 PM

S.109 - An act relating to the Vermonters’ Enhanced Energy Savings Act

  • Sen. Christopher Bray
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

S.62 - An act relating to employee incentives, technical education, and unemployment insurance

  • Sen. Randy Brock
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:20 PM

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

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Jeanette K. White
2:40 PM

S.100 - An act relating to universal school breakfast and the creation of the Task Force on Universal School Lunch

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Robert Starr
3:00 PM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

S.13 - An act relating to Pupil Weighting Factors Report

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik
1:30 PM

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

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy
2:00 PM

S.79 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sponsor, Windsor County
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

S.124 - An act relating to miscellaneous utility subjects

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor
3:00 PM

S.101 - An act relating to promoting housing choice and opportunity in smart growth areas

  • Sen. Becca Balint
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management
2:15 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Kathy Thayer-Gosselin, Financial and Administrative Director, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Alyson Eastman, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Amy Mercier, Financial Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Meeting Record
12:00 PM

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

Joint hearing with Senate Natural Resources and Energy and Senate Agriculture.

  • Sarah Coleman, Coordinator to the Lake Champlain Basin Program, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Bob Fischer, Water Quality Superintendent, Vermont Citizens Advisory Commission on Lake Champlain's Future
  • Lori Fisher, Chair, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain
  • Mark Naud , Chair, Vermont Citizens Advisory Commission on Lake Champlain's Future
  • Hilary Solomon, committee member, Vermont Citizens Advisory Commission on Lake Champlain's Future
  • Jeff Wennberg, Commissioner of Public Works, Vermont Citizens Advisory Commission on Lake Champlain's Future
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Walk through of as passed by the House Committee on Appropriations

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 26, 2021
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
-

Adjourn

Senate Appropriation will not meet today - all of today's testimony will be rescheduled for next week.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Marcey Hodgdon, Fiscal Director, Attorney General's Office
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Brenda Berry, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Brenda Berry, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
  • William Sheets, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • William Sorrell, Chair, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Scott Giles, President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Thomas Little, Vice President, General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 min after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion

3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations Manager, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs Association
3:45 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Lora Evans, Business Manager, Defender General's Office
  • Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

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

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

- after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Holly S. Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services Division, Agency of Administration
  • Brenda Berry, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Brian Evans, Financial Director, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery

Friday, April 2, 2021
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee walk through and discussion

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Holly S. Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services Division, Agency of Administration
  • Brenda Berry, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Barbara M. Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Molly Gray, Vermont Lieutenant Governor

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont
  • Michelle Eno, Secretary of State's Office
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Holly S. Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services Division, Agency of Administration
  • Brenda Berry, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Leigh Keyser Phillips, Chair, VOSHA Review Board
2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 min after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 8, 2021
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 min after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

3:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 9, 2021
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1:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • 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
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark-up

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 min after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark-up

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 min after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark-up

3:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 16, 2021
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1:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark-up

3:00 PM

Adjourn


Monday, April 19, 2021
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark up


Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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1:30 PM

S.109 - An act relating to the Vermonters’ Enhanced Energy Savings Act

2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark up


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Meeting Record
- 15 min after floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark up

2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Susanne Young, Secretary, Agency of Administration

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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-after the floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Sarah Truckle, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families
2:30 PM

H.171 - An act relating to the governance and financing of Vermont’s child care system

  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor, Chittenden County
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark up


Friday, April 23, 2021
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1:00 PM

H.438 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

  • Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

H.433 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

H.210 - An act relating to addressing disparities and promoting equity in the health care system

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

S.120 - An act relating to the Joint Legislative Health Care Affordability Study Committee

  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker
2:45 PM

H.430 - An act relating to eligibility for Dr. Dynasaur-like coverage for all income-eligible children and pregnant individuals regardless of immigration status.

  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark up


Monday, April 26, 2021
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9:30 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and mark up

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

Break

12:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion, mark up and possible vote

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.210 - An act relating to addressing disparities and promoting equity in the health care system

1:40 PM

H.430 - An act relating to eligibility for Dr. Dynasaur-like coverage for all income-eligible children and pregnant individuals regardless of immigration status.

1:45 PM

H.434 - An act relating to establishing the Agricultural Innovation Board

Committee discussion and vote

2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Organizational discussion for presentation

3:15 PM

H.426 - An act relating to addressing the needs and conditions of public school facilities in the State

  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 min after floor

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee discussion and organization


Thursday, April 29, 2021
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1:00 PM

Senate Floor

- 15 min after floor

H.426 - An act relating to addressing the needs and conditions of public school facilities in the State

Committee discussion and vote

-

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Review of technical amendment

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 30, 2021
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10:45 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Technical amendment

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

H.433 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Review of amendment

1:30 PM

H.426 - An act relating to addressing the needs and conditions of public school facilities in the State

Committee discussion and possible vote


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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1:30 PM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Dick Sears

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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1:30 PM

H.420 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Robert Starr

Thursday, May 6, 2021
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1:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

  • Emily Byrne, Director of Finance and Administration, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
2:45 PM

H.360 - An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment

  • Sen. Ann Cummings
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 7, 2021
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1:00 PM

H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference


Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

1:30 PM

H.183 - An act relating to sexual violence

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Dick Sears
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference

1:00 PM

H.436 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to Vermont’s tax laws

  • Sen. Ann Cummings
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:30 PM

H.122 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

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

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
2:00 PM

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

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

H.106 - An act relating to equitable access to a high-quality education through community schools

  • Sen. Brian Campion
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference


Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference

1:30 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson
3:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference


Friday, May 14, 2021
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9:00 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference

1:00 PM

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

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson
2:30 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference


Monday, May 17, 2021
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Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference

2:00 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference

4:15 PM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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11:00 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference

TBD

H.157 - An act relating to registration of construction contractors

  • Sen. Alison Clarkson
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Meeting Record
11:00 AM

H.439 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee of Conference

12:45 PM

H.157 - An act relating to registration of construction contractors

  • Sen. Alison Clarkson