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Senate Committee on Finance (Room 6)

The Senate Committee on Finance has jurisdiction over matters affecting the revenues of the State or its instrumentalities and relating to banks; trust companies; insurance; utility companies; and private and quasi-public corporations, including other companies subject to regulation by the Public Service Board.

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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 Floor


Thursday, January 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Canvassing Committee Report

11:30 AM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Remarks


Friday, January 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Committee Introductions


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Election of the Clerk

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Sources and Uses of CRF Funds

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • 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

1:30 PM

Agency of Education Update

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID 19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager, Agency of Education
  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education
3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Review of Education Funding

  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

December 2020 Stimulus Package and Revenue Update

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

Revenue Update

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:30 PM

Discussion with Steve Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:15 PM

Break

3:35 PM

December 1, 2020 Letter and Education Fund Update

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, January 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Status of Broadband and Use of CRF Funds

  • Sen. Randy Brock, IT Oversight Committee
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
2:30 PM

COVID 19 Response Telecommunications Plans

  • Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director, Rural Innovations
  • Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technologies

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

CRF Broadband Funds

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

Common Level of Appraisal

Overview

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
3:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

State Finances

Joint Hearing with Senate Appropriations

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

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

Senate Floor

1:40 PM

2021 Tax Expenditure Report

Overview

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

Break

2:30 PM

2021 Tax Expenditure Report

Review of the Downtown Tax Credit and the Clothing Footwear Sales Tax Exemption

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, January 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Washington Electric Coop

Tax Issue

  • Barry Bernstein, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop
  • Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
2:15 PM

Introductions

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

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

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Governor's FY2022 Budget Address

Joint Assembly

After the Governor's Address

Tax Expenditure Report

Clothing Exemption

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.12 - An act relating to exempting U.S. military retirement pay from Vermont income tax

Walk-through

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Captive Insurance Presentation to Legislators -- Adobe Connect Part 2 <http://vcia.adobeconnect.com/jan-27-

3:30 PM

Governor’s Proposed FY2022 Budget

Tax Provisions

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Tax Structure Commission

Draft Report

  • Deb Brighton, Commissioner, Tax Structure Commission
  • Bram Kleppner, Commissioner, Tax Structure Commission
  • Steve Trenholm, Commissioner, Tax Structure Commission
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

History of the Taxation of Utilities

  • Joan White, Utility Analyst, Public Utility Commission
4:00 PM

History of Taxation of Utilities and Broadband Providers

  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

Friday, January 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Broadband Access

Affordability Programs

  • Jeff Austin, Senior Director, Consolidated Communications
  • Kim Gates, Controller, Franklin Telephone and Independent Telephone Companies
  • Holly Groschner, ECFiber Delegate and Chair, Equal Access to Broadband, Inc.
  • Stephanie Lee, Executive Director - State Government Affairs New England, Verizon
  • Roger Nishi, Vice President, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom and Independent Telephone Companies
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • Erika Smith, Manager of State Regulatory Matters, Consolidated Communications
  • Owen Smith, Regional Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Arrearages and Disconnections in a Pandemic

  • Kyle Landis-Marinello, General Counsel, Public Utility Commission
  • Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
  • Darren Springer, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
2:30 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Arrearages and Disconnections in a Pandemic

continued

  • Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA
  • Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Steve Costello, Vice President, Customer Care, Green Mountain Power
  • Tiana Smith, Senior Director Strategy & Chief of Staff, Vermont Gas
4:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Governor's FY2022 Proposed Budget

Including Property Tax Proposals and the Home Health Provider Tax

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Lisa Schilling, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
2:30 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Governor's FY2022 Proposed Budget

Lottery

  • 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

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Walk-through

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Testimony

  • Bill Harrington, Director, Stored Solar
  • Ed McNamara, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Doug Smith, Chief Public Supply Executive, Green Mountain Power
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Stored Solar
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Pensions

Vermont State Teachers Retirement System and Vermont State Employees Retirement System

  • Will Kriewald, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Friday, February 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Universal Service Fund and the Connectivity Fund

Funding and Expenses

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

Universal Service Fund and the Connectivity Fund

E911 Deficit

  • Roger Marcoux, Board Chair, 911 Board
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
2:45 PM

Universal Service Fund and the Connectivity Fund

  • Stephen Whitaker, Advocate, Montpelier
3:00 PM

Next Week's Agenda

Committee Discussion


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.60 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Walk-through

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

S.60 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Testimony

  • Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA
  • Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Joan White, Utility Analyst, Public Utility Commission
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Arrearages and Disconnections in a Pandemic

Municipal Experience

  • Tom Dipietro, Past President, Green Mountain Water Environment Association
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
4:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.53 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from the Vermont Sales and Use Tax

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S.54 - An act relating to the imposition of sales tax on candy to fund child care assistance

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

Next Week's Agenda

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.59 - An act relating to an income tax surcharge to reduce State retirement liabilities

Walk-through and Fiscal Impact

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Environmental Impact of the Ryegate Plant

  • Douglas Elliott, Permitting Section Chief, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality & Climate Division
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Tax Changes of 2018

  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

Tax Treatment of Remote Workers

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Doug Smith, Chief Public Supply Executive, Green Mountain Power
  • Rachel Smolker, Co-Director, Biofuelwatch
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Friday, February 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.64 - An act relating to electric cooperatives and property tax exemptions for broadband infrastructure

Walk-through and discussion

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

Tax Amendment Proposal For BAA

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Renewable Energy Credits 101

  • Maria Fischer, Utilities Economic Analyst, Department of Public Service
  • Ed McNamara, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
2:25 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Testimony, Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Tabitha Bowling, Partner, Vermont Wood Pellet Company
  • Markus Bradley, Forester/Partner, Restart, Inc.
  • Chris Brooks, Owner, Vermont Wood Pellet Company
  • Bill Harrington, Director, Stored Solar
  • Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Alan Robertson, Secretary, Vermont Woodlands Association
  • Darren Springer, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department
  • Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Stored Solar
4:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


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

Senate Floor

After the floor

Caucus of the Whole

Update on the State's Vaccination Efforts

  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
2:30 PM

Vermont House and Conservation Coalition Day

  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Eric Farrell, Local Real Estate Junkie, Farrell Properties
  • Abby White, Vice President for Strategic Communications, Vermont Land Trust
2:45 PM

E911 Deficit

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:30 PM

Federal COVID Bills and Vermont Tax Link Up

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Next Week's Agenda

Committee Discussion


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

Election of UVM Trustees, Sergeant at Arms and the Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.60 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Melissa Bailey, Manager of Government and Member Relations, VPPSA
  • Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Thomas Knauer, Policy Director, Vermont Public Utility Commission
  • Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:20 PM

Break

3:35 PM

Uses for Remaining CRF Funds Appropriated for Emergency Connectivity Programs and Governor's Proposed Spending on Broadband

  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Public Service Department

Friday, February 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Vermont Income Tax Structure

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:30 PM

CRF and Governor's Broadband Proposals

Discussion with CUDS and Committee Discussion

  • Evan Carlson, Member, NEK Community Broadband
  • Charen Fegard, Northwest CUD
  • Robert Fish, Rural Broadband Technical Assistance Specialist, Department of Public Service
  • F.X. Flinn, ECFiber
  • Steve Huffaker, Maple Broadband
  • Lea Kilvadyova, Lamoille FiberNet
  • Ann Manwaring, DVFiber
  • Amanda O'Connor, Otter Creek CUD
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Pupil Weighting

Joint meeting with Senate Education

  • Victoria Capitani, Chair, Dover Select Board
  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Alex Yin, Member, Winooski District School Board
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.80 - An act relating to limiting employee compensation for State-funded nonprofit organizations

Introduction and Walk-through

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor, Chittenden County
3:45 PM

Broadband Bill

Discussion

  • Sen. Randy Brock, Sponsor
4:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


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

Senate Floor

10 mins after the floor

S.53 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from the Vermont Sales and Use Tax

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

1:50 PM

CRF and Governor's Broadband Proposals

Committee Discussion

2:15 PM

Analysis of the Financial Viability for Public, Educational and Government Access Television

  • Peter Bluhm, Consultant and Owner, Berkshire Telecommunications Consulting
  • Lauren-Glenn Davidian, Executive Director, CCTV Center for Media and Democracy
  • Ken Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Robert Loube, Co-owner, Rolka Loube
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

S.88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

Walk-through

  • Molly Dillon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Senate 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

2:15 PM

CRF and Governor's Broadband Proposals

Committee Discussion

  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:15 PM

Update on Potential Federal Funding from Congressman Peter Welch

Joint meeting with House and Senate Appropriations and House Ways and Means

4:15 PM

Agency of Transportation's Right of Ways

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rob White, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

Friday, February 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.64 - An act relating to electric cooperatives and property tax exemptions for broadband infrastructure

Testimony

  • Barry Bernstein, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Public Service Department
2:30 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.60 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Melissa Bailey, Manager of Government and Member Relations, VPPSA
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Senate 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

1:30 PM

S.94 - An act relating to the cannabis excise tax and local fees

Walk-through

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Review the Current Status of the Bill

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mary Jo Krolewski, Utility Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Jake Marren, Staff Attorney, Public Utility Commission
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
4:10 PM

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

  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Reporter
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
5:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


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

Senate Floor

10 Min After the Floor

S.88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

Captive Amendment, Discussion and Possible Vote

  • David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance Division, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

S.60 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Melissa Bailey, Manager of Government and Member Relations, VPPSA
4:00 PM

Break

4:15 PM

S.94 - An act relating to the cannabis excise tax and local fees

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeanette White, Sponsor
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Stored Solar
2:40 PM

S.111 - An act relating to local option taxes

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:10 PM

Break

3:25 PM

S.118 - An act relating to reconstituting the Vermont Telecommunications Authority

Walk-through

  • Sen. Randy Brock, Sponsor
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

S.60 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

5:00 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Committee Discussion

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Stored Solar

Friday, March 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

Committee Discussion and Vote

1:45 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Stored Solar
2:40 PM

S.94 - An act relating to the cannabis excise tax and local fees

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:10 PM

Break

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S.60 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Committee Discussion and Vote

1:45 PM

Link-up Language

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
2:00 PM

Governor's Appointments

Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Taxes

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
2:15 PM

Governor's Appointments

Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service

  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.33 - An act relating to project-based tax increment financing districts

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

Committee Discussion of Bills in Committee

5:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.33 - An act relating to project-based tax increment financing districts

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.97 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Review Finance-related Sections of the Bill and Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
2:45 PM

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

Review Finance-related Sections of the Bill and Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

S.102 - An act relating to the regulation of agricultural inputs for farming

Review Finance-related Sections of the Bill

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

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

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
4:15 PM

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

Review Finance-related Sections of the Bill

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.66 - An act relating to electric bicycles

Review Finance-related Sections of the Bill

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.33 - An act relating to project-based tax increment financing districts

Committee Discussion

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Governor's Appointments

Commissioner of Vermont Department of Public Service

  • Stephen Whitaker, Advocate, Montpelier
2:10 PM

S.33 - An act relating to project-based tax increment financing districts

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

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

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Governor's Appointments

Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation

  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
2:00 PM

Governor's Appointments

Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Taxes

2:30 PM

Utility Regulation and the History of the PUC and PSD

  • Sarah Hofmann, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.60 - An act relating to allowing municipal and cooperative utilities to offer innovative rates and services

Review Perchlik Amendment

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sponsor

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

Senate Floor

3:15 PM

Governor's Appointments

Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service

  • Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission
  • Thomas Dunn, CEO, VELCO
  • Kerrick Johnson, Chief Innovation and Communications Officer, VELCO
  • Ann Manwaring, Chair, DVFiber
  • Don Rendall, Retired CEO, Vermont Gas
  • Jim Volz, Former Chair, Public Utility Commission

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Retention of Superior Court Judges and Magistrates

Joint Assembly

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Governor's Appointments

Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service

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

Telecom Incentive Regulation Plans

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

Associated Contractors Unemployment Forum


Friday, March 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

2:45 PM

Federal Link Up

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

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

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:15 PM

S.128 - An act relating to the taxation of grid-connected renewable energy plants, energy storage facilities, and energy transformation projects

  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor, -
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:05 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Link Up Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:00 PM

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

Joint Assembly

2:15 PM

Review Language in H.315

2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to separating the individual and small group health insurance markets for plan year 2022

  • Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Robin Lunge, Board Member, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
  • Addie Strumolo, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
3:30 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Link Up Discussion

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 2, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Link Up Discussion

1:40 PM

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

Walk-through

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

S.135 - An act relating to separating the individual and small group health insurance markets for plan year 2022

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Christine Oliver, NFP Senior Vice President and Business Resource Services Consultant, Business Resource Service

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

H.360 vs S.118

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

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

  • Tom Evslin, Former Vermont Chief Recovery Officer, Co-founder of Broadband Equity Now
2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

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

Lessons from the VTA

  • Chris Campbell, Former Executive Director, Vermont Telecommunications Authority
  • Holly Groschner, Former Legal Counsel, Vermont Telecommunications Authority
4:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Update on CUDs

  • Robert Fish, Rural Broadband Technical Assistance Specialist, Department of Public Service
2:15 PM

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

Commissioner Tierney's Review of H.360 and S.118

  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

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

CUDs - Update on Status and Future Plans/Abilities (10 min each)

  • Evan Carlson, Chair, NEK Community Broadband
  • F.X. Flinn, Chair, ECFiber
  • Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
  • Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
  • Jeremy Hansen, Chair, CVFiber
  • Steve Huffaker, Chair, Maple Broadband
  • Sean Kio, Chair, Northwest CUD
  • Ann Manwaring, Chair, DVFiber
  • Bill Moore, Chair, Otter Creek CUD
  • Michael Rooney, Chair, Lamoille FiberNet
  • Jeff Such, Chair, Southern Vermont CUD

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Other ISP Providers

  • Jeff Austin, Senior Director, Fiber Build Strategy, Consolidated Communications
  • Michael Birnbaum, Owner, Kingdom Fiber
  • Kim Gates, Controller, Franklin Telephone and Independent Telephone Companies
  • Elin Katz, VP Utilities, Tilson
  • Bryan Marteeny, General Manager, Topsham Telephone
  • Roger Nishi, Vice President, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom and Independent Telecom
  • Leslie Nulty, CFO, Mansfield Community Fiber, Inc.
  • Erika Smith, Director - Legislative and Regulatory Matters, Consolidated Communications
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

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

Testimony continued

4:30 PM

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

VEDA's Role

  • Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Friday, April 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

GlobalFoundries as a Utility

  • Josh Castonguay, Vice President of Chief Innovation Executive & Power Supply, Green Mountain Power
  • Ben Edgerly Walsh, Climate & Energy Program Director, VPIRG
  • Gregory Rieder, Principal Member, GlobalFoundries Technical Staff
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Broadband in Affordable Multifamily Housing

  • Kathy Beyer, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Evernorth (formerly Housing Vermont)
  • Molly Dugan, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Cathedral Square
2:00 PM

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

  • Irv Thomae, Former Chair, ECFiber
3:00 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

  • Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Bill Jordan, Director of Engineering, Department of Public Service
  • Anne Margolis, Deputy Planning Director, Department of Public Service
  • Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service
4:15 PM

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

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Brian Pine, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
2:45 PM

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

  • Michel Guite, President, V-Tel
  • Gordon Mathews, Vice President Legal and Regulatory Affairs, VTel
  • Arianna Robinson, Chief Technology Officer, VTel
3:55 PM

Break

4:10 PM

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

Section 21

  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Senate Committee on Transportation

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Act 79- Make-Ready Provisions and Pole Harvesting - Where are we and what is needed?

  • F.X. Flinn, Chair, ECFiber
  • Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
  • Jeremy Hansen, Chair, CVFiber
  • Craig Keller, Utilities and Permits Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Rob White, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation
3:10 PM

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

Property Tax Exemption

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 AM

Break

3:45 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Energy Storage 101

  • Olivia Campbell Andersen, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
4:15 PM

GlobalFoundries as a Self-Managed Utility

Legal Authority and Possible Legislative Actions

  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Friday, April 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

PPP Taxation

  • Karen Bradley, Dvm, Onion River Animal Hospital
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Bram Kleppner, CEO, Danforth Pewter
  • Thomas Lauzon, CPA, Salvador and Babic, P.C.
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Leo O'Reilly, Owner, O'Reilly & O'Reilly Business Services
  • Marc Sherman, Owner, Outdoor Gear Exchange
3:05 PM

S.88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

House Proposal of Amendment

  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

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

Sec 21: PEV Rate Design and EV Incentives

  • Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

  • Ray Ault, Owner/Broker, Ault Commercial Reality
  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Peter Tucker, Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs, Vermont Association of Realtors
3:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion


Thursday, April 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

  • Josh Castonguay, Vice President of Chief Innovation Executive & Power Supply, Green Mountain Power
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Thomas Murray, Vice President, Vermont Gas
3:00 PM

S.88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

House Proposal of Amendment

  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Dental Society
  • Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Stephen Pitmon, Vermont Dental Society
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Delta Dental Plan of Vermont, Inc.

Friday, April 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Net Neutrality

  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
2:00 PM

Telecommunications Plan

Overview

  • Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director, Rural Innovations
  • Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technologies
3:00 PM

Burlington Waterfront TIF District Audit Schedule

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
3:10 PM

Break

3:20 PM

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

Senate Education Amendment

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:10 PM

S.88 - An act relating to insurance, banking, and securities

Committee Amendment

4:25 PM

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


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Federal Link Up

PPP Taxation and Earned Income Tax Credit

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
2:50 PM

H.152 - An act relating to education property tax

  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

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

Committee Discussion

4:15 PM

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

Vote

4:30 PM

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

Sec 31: AOT Section 1111 Permit Amendment Fees

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:45 PM

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

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

15 Min After the Floor

H.152 - An act relating to education property tax

Education Related Section

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
  • Irv Thomae, Former Chair, ECFiber

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


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

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote

3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

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

  • Cliff Duncan, Owner, Duncan Cable TV
4:00 PM

Senate Floor


Monday, May 3, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:00 PM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote


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

Senate Floor

11:00 AM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote

12:50 PM

Break

1:30 PM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
4:15 PM

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

Review Senator Brock's Amendment and Possible Vote

  • Sen. Randy Brock, Sponsor
  • Tom Evslin, Former Vermont Chief Recovery Officer, Co-founder of Broadband Equity Now
  • Mary Evslin, Volunteer, Broadband Equity NOW
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Breanna Parker, Legislative Fiscal Data Analyst , Joint Fiscal Office
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

12:45 PM

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

Walk-through and Vote

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:25 PM

Break

2:30 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Mark-up

  • Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
3:30 PM

H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Committee Discussion, Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

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

Walk-through

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

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

Vote

5:10 PM

Government Appointments

Margaret Cheney - Commissioner - Public Utility Commission

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

S.1 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

House Proposal of Amendment

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Avram Patt, Reporter, House Energy and Technology
  • Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Stored Solar
1:10 PM

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

1:10 - 1:30

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

  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
1:30 - 1:45

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

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
1:45 - 2:00

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

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Melissa Corbin, Executive Director, Vermont Brewers Association
  • Jessica Oski, Lobbyist, Vermont Brewers Association
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
1:55 - 2:00

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

  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
2:00 - 2:05

Section 9-10 - Current Use

Section 9-10 - Current Use

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
2:05 PM

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

Senator Hardy's Proposed Amendments

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor of Amendment
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
2:15 - 2:30

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

Section 15 - Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Annual Reporting

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
2:20

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

Section 3 - Education Property Tax

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Jason Cadwell, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shelburne
2:30 PM

PPP Taxation

Committee Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Jason Cadwell, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shelburne
2:45 PM

Break

3:05 PM

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

Sections 4-8 - Administration

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:15 PM

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

Burlington Waterfront TIF District Audit Schedule

  • Richard Haesler, Projects and Policy Specialist, Burlington
4:00 PM

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

Mark-up

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 7, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

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

Finance-related Sections

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brenda Berry, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Larry Novins, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
1:15 PM

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

Finance-related Sections

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H.313 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Finance-related Sections

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

Assign Governor's Appointees

2:00 PM

H.88 - An act relating to the use value appraisal program.

  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation
2:45 PM

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

Mark-up and Vote

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Richard Haesler, Projects and Policy Specialist, Burlington
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 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
2:15 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Standard Offer Program

  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Chair, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
  • Ed McNamara, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
2:45 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

MacDonald Amendments

  • Melissa Bailey, Manager of Government and Member Relations, VPPSA
  • Josh Castonguay, Vice President of Chief Innovation Executive & Power Supply, Green Mountain Power
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Craig Kieny, Power Supply Manager, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Sponsor
3:30 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Committee Questions

  • Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Anne Margolis, Deputy Planning Director, Department of Public Service
4:15 PM

H.88 - An act relating to the use value appraisal program.

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.53 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from the Vermont Sales and Use Tax

House Proposal of Amendment

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects


Thursday, May 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:10 PM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
2:45 PM

H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

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

Finance-related Sections

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

S.53 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from the Vermont Sales and Use Tax

  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Monday, May 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
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No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

10 Min After the Floor or 1:30 PM

H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

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Governor's Appointments

2:00 PM

H.431 - An act relating to miscellaneous energy subjects

Perchlik Amendment

3:00 PM

Senate Floor


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

5:00 PM

Senate Floor


Thursday, May 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

11:00 AM

Governor's Appointments

11:10 AM

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

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

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

4:00 PM

Senate Floor

10 Mins After the Floor

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


Friday, May 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:15 AM

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

9:30 AM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Comments
Joint Hearing with House Committee on Energy and Technology and the Joint Information Technology Oversight Committee
Meeting Record
12:00 PM

DPS Presentation of the Final 10-Year Telecom Plan

  • Corey Chase, Telecommunications Infrastructure Specialist, Department of Public Service
  • Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director, Rural Innovations
  • Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technologies
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
1:00 PM

Legislator Comments, Q&A

1:30 PM

Public Comment

limited to five minutes per person

  • Lauren-Glenn Davidian, Executive Director, CCTV Center for Media and Democracy
  • Cliff Duncan, Owner, Duncan Cable TV
  • Greg ElperWood, Citizen, Burlington
  • Christine Hallquist , Administrator, NEK Community Broadband
  • Stephen Whitaker, Advocate, Montpelier
2:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, October 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Overview of Current Corporate Taxes

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

Corporate Tax Changes As Proposed by the House

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Public Comments

  • Janelle Cammenga, Policy Analyst, Tax Foundation
  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Bruce Fort, Senior Counsel, Multistate Tax Commission
  • Bram Kleppner, Commissioner, VT Tax Structure Commission
  • Michael Mazerov, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
2:45 PM

Multi-State Tax Agreement

Definition of Feminine Hygiene Products

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Proposed Cloud Tax

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Public Comment

  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes
  • Bram Kleppner, Commissioner, VT Tax Structure Commission
  • Michael Knapp, Chief Executive Officer, Green River
2:25 PM

Public Comment

continued

  • Robbie Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Faraday
  • Jeff Couture, Executive Director, Vermont Technology Alliance
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
3:40 PM

Committee Discussion