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

PPP Taxation

Committee Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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, 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
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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, 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


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Committee Organization


Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

New Staff Introductions

JFO and Legislative Counsel

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Elizabeth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

Governor's State of the State Address

Joint Assembly


Thursday, January 6, 2022
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Pupil Weighting Study

Joint Meeting with Senate Committee on Education

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Co-Chair
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Co-Chair
2:30 PM

Education Funding

December 1 Letter, Outlook, Pensions, Etc

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, January 7, 2022
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Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

How Multiple Income Sensitive Programs Trigger Higher Costs to the Unsuspecting

  • Jason Cadwell, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shelburne
2:00 PM

Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules Issues

Stop Loss Issue

  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Emily Brown, Director of Rates and Forms, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Ryegate Power Station
2:30 PM

Break

2:40 PM

Health Care Marketplace Policy Change

Permanent Open Enrollment for Subsidy Eligible Vermonters

  • Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Sean Sheehan, Senior Policy and Implementation Analyst, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
3:00 PM

Gubernatorial Appointments

3:05 PM

Agenda Planning

Committee Discussion

4:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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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

Walk-through of House Proposal of Amendment regarding Corporate Taxes and Cloud Tax

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

S.169 - An act relating to education property tax overpayments by a municipality or school district

Walk-through

  • Carol Dawes, Town Clerk/Treasurer, Barre City
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules Issues

Investment Advisor Code of Ethics and Policy on Vulnerable Adults

  • William Carrigan, Deputy Commissioner of Securities, Department of Financial Regulation
4:00 PM

Pupil Weighting Study

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Co-Chair, Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Cannabis Control Board Report

  • Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Cannabis Control Board
3:10 PM

Break

3:25 PM

Cannabis Control Board Report

Taxes and Fees

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:15 PM

S.152 - An act relating to the cannabis excise tax and local fees

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S.154 - An act relating to cannabis excise tax revenue and the Vermont State Colleges

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

Friday, January 14, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

S.215 - An act relating to the cannabis wholesale gross receipts tax

  • Sen. Richard Westman, Sponsor
2:10 PM

Break

2:15 PM

Review of Legislative Economist's Forecast

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

Pupil Weightings

  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Governor's FY2023 Proposed Budget

Joint Assembly

2:30 PM

Blue Ribbon Tax Structure Commission

Recommendations

  • Michael Costa, CEO, North Counties Health Care, Inc.
3:15 PM

The Impact of Pensions on the Education Fund

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:50 PM

Common Level of Appraisal

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
4:15 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Captive Insurance Day

  • Sandy Bigglestone, Director of Captive Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Brittany Nevins, Captive Insurance Economic Development Director, Vermont Department of Economic Development
  • Gail Newman, Vice President of Risk Management, Bright Horizons (Captive Owner)
  • David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance Division, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Richard Smith, President, Vermont Captive Insurance Association
2:15 PM

Governor's Tax Proposals

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:25 PM

Break

3:35 PM

Tax Expenditures

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:05 PM

S.169 - An act relating to education property tax overpayments by a municipality or school district

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Tim Ashe, Deputy State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Tanya Morehouse, Chief Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Vermont Community Broadband Board

Update

  • Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board
2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

Broadband Update and Radio Towers Proposal

  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:40 PM

S.167 - An act relating to modernizing State telecommunications policy

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:42 PM

Break

3:45 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Barry Bernstein, Past President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Craig Kieny, Power Supply Manager, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Stephen Knowlton, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop
  • Brett Long, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
  • Doug Smith, Chief Public Supply Executive, Green Mountain Power
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Ryegate Power Station

Friday, January 21, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Tax Structure Commission

Property/School Tax Recommendations

  • Deb Brighton, Commissioner, Tax Structure Commission
2:45 PM

S.212 - An act relating to income-based education funding

Walk-through

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:25 AM

Break

3:30 PM

S.169 - An act relating to education property tax overpayments by a municipality or school district

Discussion and Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Corporate Income Tax Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

Break

3:00 PM

K-12 Education Financing Flow Chart

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Co-Chair, Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report
3:30 PM

Education Fund - Big Picture

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

S.210 - An act relating to rental housing health and safety and affordable housing

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Sponsor

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Study of Pupil Weights in Vermont's Educaton Funding Formula

  • Tammy Kolbe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont
2:30 PM

S.269 - An act relating to extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program

Walk-through

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mary Jo Krolewski, Utility Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Dan Reilly, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
  • David Westman, Director of Regulatory and State Agency Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
3:30 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

Break

4:00 PM

S.247 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

Walk-through

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

S.253 - An act relating to the management of perpetual care funds by cemetery associations

Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.214 - An act relating to valuation for purposes of the education property tax

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Richard Westman, Sponsor
2:15 PM

S.261 - An act relating to municipal retention of property tax collections

Introduction, Walk-through and Testimony

  • Carol Dawes, Town Clerk/Treasurer, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Sen. Corey Parent, Sponsor
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

Break

3:10 PM

S.253 - An act relating to the management of perpetual care funds by cemetery associations

  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor
3:20 PM

State Revenues and Expenses over the Long Term

  • Sarah Clark, Deputy Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
3:55 PM

Bills in Committee

Committee Discussion

4:10 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Discuss Proposal to Extend Contract 1 Year

  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Ryegate Power Station

Friday, January 28, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.152 - An act relating to the cannabis excise tax and local fees

Introduction

  • Sen. Jeanette K. White, Sponsor
1:45 PM

S.154 - An act relating to cannabis excise tax revenue and the Vermont State Colleges

Introduction

  • Sen. Philip Baruth, Sponsor
2:00 PM

S.152 - An act relating to the cannabis excise tax and local fees

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S.154 - An act relating to cannabis excise tax revenue and the Vermont State Colleges

  • Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Cannabis Control Board
2:30 PM

S.215 - An act relating to the cannabis wholesale gross receipts tax

Excise Tax

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:00 PM

Health Care Merged Market Issues

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
3:30 PM

Pupil Weights vs Cost Equity Grants

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Corporate Income Taxes

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Stephanie Yu, Deputy Director, Public Assets Institute
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion

3:15 PM

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

Corporate Income Taxes - National Perspective

  • Bruce Fort, Advisor, Multistate Tax Commission
3:45 PM

Vermont's Legal Cannabis Law

  • Colin Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Elmore Mountain Therapeutics
4:15 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

Pupil Weights vs Cost Equity Grants

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Stephanie Yu, Deputy Director, Public Assets Institute
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Pupil Weights vs Cost Equity Grants

  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Sonya Spaulding, Chair, Barre Unified Union School District Board
  • John Stroup, School Board Chair, Addison Northwest School District
4:00 PM

S.253 - An act relating to the management of perpetual care funds by cemetery associations

Testimony and Possible Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Peter Richardson, Trustee, Morningside Cemetery Association
  • Rep. Michael Yantachka, Morningside Cemetery Association, Charlotte/Hinesburg

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:45 PM

S.214 - An act relating to valuation for purposes of the education property tax

  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jim Mazur, President, Smugglers' Notch Shareowner Association
  • Tom Vickery, Appraiser, Lamoille County
4:00 PM

S.247 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

  • Emily Brown, Director of Rates and Forms, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Debra Leonard, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UVM Larner College of Medicine and UVM Health Network
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor, Chittenden County
  • David Rengachary, Medical Director, American Council of Life Insurers
  • Jill Rickard, Regional Vice President, American Council of Life Insurers
  • Robert Wildin, Associate Professor and Associate Medical Director of the Genomic Medicine Laboratory, UVM Larner College of Medicine and UVM Health Network

Friday, February 4, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Corporate Minimum Taxes

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

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

Corporate Income Taxes and Impact on State Revenues

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

Pupil Weights vs Cost Equity Grants

  • Libby Bonesteel, Superintendent of Schools, Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools
  • Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent, Kingdom East Supervisory District
  • Peter Burrows, Superintendent, Addison Central School District
  • Lynn Cota, Superintendent, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, VT Superintendents Association
  • Emilie Knisley, Superintendent, Orange East Supervisory Union
  • Zach Mclaughlin, Superintendent, Springfield School District
  • David Young, Superintendent, South Burlington Supervisory District

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.367 - An act relating to the management of perpetual care funds by cemetery associations

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S.253 - An act relating to the management of perpetual care funds by cemetery associations

Committee Discussion

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

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

Mark-up and Vote

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:10 PM

S.255 - An act relating to regulating consumer fees for communications equipment

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:25 PM

S.233 - An act relating to the Clean Heat Standard

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Sponsor
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:40 PM

S.261 - An act relating to municipal retention of property tax collections

  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

S.214 - An act relating to valuation for purposes of the education property tax

  • Dominic DeCarlo, President, Tamaracks III, Smugglers Notch
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, American Resort Development Association
3:00 PM

Final Report from the Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weightings Factors

Appendices 8 and 11

  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
3:45 PM

Final Report from the Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weightings Factors

Transitioning the Education Fund

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
4:15 PM

S.247 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

Committee Discussion


Thursday, February 10, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.287 - An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight

Walk-through

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Pupil Weights vs Cost Equity Grants

  • Marc Schauber, Executive Director, The Coalition for Vermont Student Equity
3:30 PM

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

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
4:25 PM

S.166 - An act relating to utility construction worksites and consumer protection

Walk-through

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 11, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Our Voices Exposed (OVX)

  • Kaley Mola, Sophomore, Twin Valley Middle High School
  • Shelley Park, OVX Advisor, Twin Valley Union High School
  • Catherine Thomas, Senior, Twin Valley Middle High School
1:50 PM

Governor's Appointments

2:00 PM

S.269 - An act relating to extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program

Update

  • Janette Bombardier, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Chroma Technology and 89 North
  • Tayt Brooks, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Mark Cline, Regional General Manager, WestRock
  • TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
  • Dan Reilly, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
  • Matthew Wells, Regional Manager, State Government Relations, WestRock
  • David Westman, Director of Regulatory and State Agency Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
3:00 PM

S.255 - An act relating to regulating consumer fees for communications equipment

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board
  • Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • Zachary Tomanelli, Communications and Technology Director, VPIRG

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Mark-up and Vote

  • Kathryn Michaelis, Attorney, Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C.
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

S.214 - An act relating to valuation for purposes of the education property tax

Testimony, Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tom Vickery, Appraiser, Lamoille County
3:30 PM

S.261 - An act relating to municipal retention of property tax collections

Review Draft Rewrite of the Statute

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:15 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

S.287 - An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

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

Sections 14 and 15 Military Retirement Income Tax Exemption

  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
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S.227 - An act relating to an income tax exemption for federal Civil Service Retirement System income

Walk-through

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

S.287 - An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight

  • Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

S.247 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

Testimony, Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Emily Brown, Director of Rates and Forms, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jill Rickard, Regional Vice President, American Council of Life Insurers
  • Deborah Vandommele, Medical Director, American Council of Life Insurers
  • Jason Williams, Director of Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Medical Center
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.166 - An act relating to utility construction worksites and consumer protection

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board
  • Kyle Landis-Marinello, General Counsel, Public Utility Commission
  • Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 18, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.212 - An act relating to income-based education funding

  • Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jordan Gianconia, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Stephanie Yu, Deputy Director, Public Assets Institute
3:00 PM

S.227 - An act relating to an income tax exemption for federal Civil Service Retirement System income

  • Fred Dunn, Treasurer, Vermont Federation, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
  • Mary Nadeau, President, Vermont Federation, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
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S.53 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from the Vermont Sales and Use Tax

Sections 14 and 15 Military Retirement Income Tax Exemption

  • Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
3:30 PM

H.367 - An act relating to the management of perpetual care funds by cemetery associations

Mark-up and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

S.247 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.188 - An act relating to regulating licensed small cannabis cultivation as farming

Finance Section(s)

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Reporter, Senate Committee on Agriculture
1:50 PM

S.227 - An act relating to an income tax exemption for federal Civil Service Retirement System income

  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson
2:00 PM

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

Sections 14 and 15 Military Retirement Income Tax Exemption

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Sen. Randy Brock
  • Dave Fabricius, Chief, Plans and Operations Officer for Camp Ethan Allen Training Site
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Jim Mazzonna, Owner, DeBanville's General Store and Cafe, Bloomfield, VT
  • Kim Siner, Former Command Chief Warrant Officer, Computer Network Defense Team Chief
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.261 - An act relating to municipal retention of property tax collections

Strike-All Amendment
Review and Possible Vote

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

S.214 - An act relating to valuation for purposes of the education property tax

Valuation of Time-Share Estates Across States
Town Appeals

  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
4:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Committee Discussion

2:00 PM

S.287 - An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight

Mark-up

  • Thomas Candon, Member, Norwich School Board
  • Anore Horton, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

Break

3:50 PM

S.269 - An act relating to extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

S.188 - An act relating to regulating licensed small cannabis cultivation as farming

Testimony and Possible Vote

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

S.247 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

Mark-up and Vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jill Rickard, Regional Vice President, American Council of Life Insurers
2:30 PM

S.166 - An act relating to utility construction worksites and consumer protection

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Amber Hoyt, Co-owner, Organic Dairy Farm, Tunbridge
  • Scott Hoyt, Co-owner, Organic Dairy Farm, Tunbridge
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

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

Strike-All Amendment Possible Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.437 - An act relating to changes that affect the revenue of the State

Walk-through and Review

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 25, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.287 - An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight

Review and Vote

  • James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

H.701 - An act relating to cannabis license fees and the regulation of the medical cannabis registry

Walk-through and Possible Vote

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Cannabis Control Board
  • Nicholas Schuermann, Executive Director, Vermont NORML
4:20 PM

S.247 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

Vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.214 - An act relating to valuation for purposes of the education property tax

Testimony, Redraft and Possible Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lisa Wright, President, Vermont Assessors and Listers Association
2:30 PM

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

Discussion of Military Retirement Benefits and Possible Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:50 PM

S.287 - An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight

Committee Discussion

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.188 - An act relating to regulating licensed small cannabis cultivation as farming

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

S.287 - An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight

Vote

2:00 PM

S.269 - An act relating to extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program

Testimony and Possible Vote

  • Tayt Brooks, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
  • Dan Reilly, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
  • David Westman, Director of Regulatory and State Agency Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
2:45 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Testimony and Possible Vote

  • Rachel Smolker, Co-Director, Biofuelwatch
  • Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Ryegate Power Station
3:15 PM

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

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

Break

4:10 PM

S.166 - An act relating to utility construction worksites and consumer protection

Testimony and Possible Vote

  • F.X. Flynn, Chair, ECFiber
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Irv Thomae, Former Chair, ECFiber
5:00 PM

S.214 - An act relating to valuation for purposes of the education property tax

Testimony and Vote

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:30 PM

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

Vote

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

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:00 PM

S.269 - An act relating to extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:55 PM

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

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Peter Tucker, Advocacy & Public Policy Director, Vermont Association of Realtors
4:45 PM

H.701 - An act relating to cannabis license fees and the regulation of the medical cannabis registry

Amendment

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

Friday, March 11, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.166 - An act relating to utility construction worksites and consumer protection

  • Kyle Landis-Marinello, General Counsel, Public Utility Commission
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

ACCD Ryegate Report, Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ken Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:40 PM

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

Amendment

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.239 - An act relating to enrollment in Medicare supplemental insurance policies

Walk-through and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Elizabeth Lively, Eastern Region Advocacy Director, Dialysis Patient Citizens
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
2:45 PM

S.234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:05 PM

S.181 - An act relating to authorizing miscellaneous regulatory authority for municipal governments

Walk-through and Possible Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

H.461 - An act relating to excluding the income of asylum seekers and refugees from household income

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:40 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

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

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.226 - An act relating to expanding access to safe and affordable housing

Walk-through, Testimony and Possible Vote

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credit and Historic Grants Specialist, Division for Historic Preservation, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Benjamin Doyle , President, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

S.181 - An act relating to authorizing miscellaneous regulatory authority for municipal governments

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:45 PM

Break

4:00 PM

S.239 - An act relating to enrollment in Medicare supplemental insurance policies

Discussion and Vote

  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

S.195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Walk-through, Discussion and Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

FY23 Base Budget Need

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:15 PM

H.556 - An act relating to exempting property owned by Vermont-recognized Native American tribes from property tax

Walk-through

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:40 PM

Break

3:00 PM

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

Committee Discussion

  • Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:15 PM

S.269 - An act relating to extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program

Review of Brock Amendment

4:20 AM

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

Discussion Continued


Friday, March 18, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.239 - An act relating to enrollment in Medicare supplemental insurance policies

Discuss Amendment and Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

S.204 - An act relating to licensure of freestanding birth centers

Walk-through Finance Sections and Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to authorizing miscellaneous regulatory authority for municipal governments

Discussion and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:55 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.281 - An act relating to hunting coyotes with dogs

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:25 PM

S.181 - An act relating to authorizing miscellaneous regulatory authority for municipal governments

Vote on Amendment

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

S.204 - An act relating to licensure of freestanding birth centers

Vote on Amendment and Bill

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.489 - An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

Walk-through

  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

Presentation on Child Tax Credits

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

H.627 - An act relating to the Vermont Economic Development Authority

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
3:30 PM

Revenues and Taxes

Presentation

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:00 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Christine FitzPatrick, Director of Policy Integration, AARP
  • Julie Lowell, Policy Analyst, Public Assets Institute
3:45 PM

H.556 - An act relating to exempting property owned by Vermont-recognized Native American tribes from property tax

  • Doug Bent, Member of Koasek Tribe, Board Member, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
  • Rich Holschuh, Citizen of and Spokesperson for, the Elnu Abenaki Tribe
  • Richard Menard, Chief, Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

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Today's Hearing has been Rescheduled to Thursday March 31


Friday, March 25, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 PM

Senate Floor

3:00 PM

H.556 - An act relating to exempting property owned by Vermont-recognized Native American tribes from property tax

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.627 - An act relating to the Vermont Economic Development Authority

VEDA Update and Vote

  • Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
2:45 PM

Review Governor's Tax Proposals in House Bills

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:10 PM

Potential Revenue Sources

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

H.556 - An act relating to exempting property owned by Vermont-recognized Native American tribes from property tax

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote


Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:00 PM

H.489 - An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

Testimony, Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
4:00 PM

Montpelier TIF District

  • Bill Fraser, City Manager, Montpelier
  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30 PM

Senate Floor

2:15 PM

H.515 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

  • Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance Division, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 1, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

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

H.461 - An act relating to excluding the income of asylum seekers and refugees from household income

  • Hope Crifo, President, Central Vermont Refugee Action Network
  • Tracy Dolan, Director, State Refugee Office, Agency of Human Services
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

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

H.489 - An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

  • Michael Barber, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Sean Sheehan, Senior Policy and Implementation Analyst, Agency of Human Services
3:35 PM

Cloud Tax as Proposed by the House

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
3:55 PM

H.461 - An act relating to excluding the income of asylum seekers and refugees from household income

Possible Vote


Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

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

Possible Vote

1:50 PM

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

Montpelier TIF District and Mini-TIFs

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:55 PM

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

Committee Discussion

2:40 PM

H.515 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

DFR Annuity Report

  • Mary Block, Senior Life Insurance Specialist, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kevin Gaffney, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
3:35 PM

Break

3:45 PM

Department of Financial Regulation Fees

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
4:25 PM

Potential Revenue Sources - Sugar Sweetened Beverages

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 8, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

State and Local Tax Workaround

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

MacDonald Amendment

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:10 PM

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

Possible Vote

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:35 PM

Revenue and Revenue Options

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Revenue and Revenue Options

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

Break

2:45 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:30 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.655 - An act relating to telehealth licensure and registration and to provisional licensure for professions regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

Testimony on Possible Iterations and Committee Discussion

  • Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

Testimony on Possible Iterations and Committee Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:55 PM

H.515 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

Amendments and Possible Vote

  • Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:55 PM

Break

3:05 PM

H.729 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Walk-through and Possible Vote

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion


Friday, April 15, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.736 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:05 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

Review and Vote

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Deputy Commissioner Sameroff - Introduction
Ashlyn Doyon- 10% for Vermont and Children's Trust Fund
Christine Hallquist - Request

  • Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Financial Literacy, Outreach, and Special Projects, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board
  • Stan Macel, Staff Attorney, Vermont Community Broadband Board
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
2:25 PM

Break

3:00 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Erik Fitzpatrick - Life Estates
Rebecca Sameroff - Life Estates and Property Transfer Tax
Christopher Herrick -Fish and Wildlife
Michael O'Grady - Fishing, Hunting, Trapping Licenses

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Christopher Herrick, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
4:00 PM

Senate Floor


Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:00 PM

Current Economic Conditions

  • Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
3:15 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

Testimony, Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Addie Strumolo, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access
4:15 PM

SALT Amendment to H.159

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.510 - An act relating to a Vermont Child Tax Credit and the Vermont Social Security income exclusion

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:55 PM

Break

2:25 PM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Sen. Brian Campion, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
3:10 PM

H.729 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Testimony and Possible Vote

  • Sen. Brian Campion, Chair, Senate Committee on Education

Friday, April 22, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

2:10 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Vermont Community Broadband Board's Request

  • Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board
  • Stan Macel, Staff Attorney, Vermont Community Broadband Board
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Briglin Proposal

  • Rep. Timothy Briglin, Sponsor

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.489 - An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

  • Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services
  • Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kevin Mullin, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Sean Sheehan, Special Projects Director, Agency of Human Services
3:10 PM

Gubernatorial Appointments

Tom Leavitt - Vermont Housing Finance Agency Board
Fred Baser - Vermont Housing Finance Agency Board
Rile Allen - Public Utility Commission
Peter Gregory - State Infrastructure Bond Bank
Karyn Hale - Vermont Economic Development Association Board
Caroline Carpenter - Vermont Economic Development Association Board

4:30 PM

Chairs' Meeting


Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

H.489 - An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

Break

3:00 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

E911 Funding Proposal

  • Sarah Davis, Senior Director Government Relations and Wholesale Strategies, Consolidated Communications
  • Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
  • Kim Gates, Controller, Franklin Telephone and Independent Telephone Companies
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:45 PM

Break

4:00 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Review of Proposed Amendments

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

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:50 PM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Committee Discussion

  • Libby Bonesteel, Superintendent of Schools, Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools
  • Rep. Erin Brady, Member, House Committee on Education
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Anore Horton, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • Rep. Kathryn Webb, Chair, House Committee on Education
3:20 PM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Update on the Education Fund

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:10 PM

H.489 - An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:25 PM

Gubernatorial Appointments

Riley Allen - Public Utility Commission - Side Member

  • Riley Allen

Friday, April 29, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

2:30 PM

H.716 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education law

Walk-through of Finance Sections

  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden, Member, Senate Committee on Education
  • Elizabeth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

H.175 - An act relating to the beverage container redemption system

Review of Finance Sections

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:40 PM

H.518 - An act relating to municipal energy resilience initiatives

Review of Finance Sections

  • Sarah Clark, Deputy Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:50 PM

H.709 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Walk-through of Finance Sections

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
2:30 PM

H.175 - An act relating to the beverage container redemption system

  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Matthew Chapman, Director, Waste Management Protection Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Kim Crosby, Environmental Compliance Officer, Casella Waste Management
  • John Leddy, Executive Director, Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
3:50 PM

H.572 - An act relating to the retirement allowance for interim educators

  • Tim Duggan, Director of Vermont Retirement Systems, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:25 PM

H.175 - An act relating to the beverage container redemption system

Fiscal Note

  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:35 PM

H.518 - An act relating to municipal energy resilience initiatives

  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Chair, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Brian Sewell, State Energy Management Program Coordinator, Department of Buildings and General Services
4:55 PM

H.466 - An act relating to surface water withdrawals and interbasin transfers

Review of Finance Sections and Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:00 PM

H.572 - An act relating to the retirement allowance for interim educators

Vote

5:20 PM

H.716 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education law

Review Fiscal Note and Possible Vote

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

2:45 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Vermont League of Cities and Towns Request

  • Joe Damiata, Director of Risk Management Services, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:05 PM

Review of S.287

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor
3:15 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Vermont Community Broadband Board Request

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

Feedback on S.269 - Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program

  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families
3:55 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Committee Discussion and Review Amendments

  • Mike Ferrant, Director of Operations, Office of Legislative Operations
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

H.697 - An act relating to eligibility of reserve forestland for enrollment in the Use Value Appraisal Program

Walk-through of Finance Sections

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.716 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education law

Vote

  • Elizabeth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

H.518 - An act relating to municipal energy resilience initiatives

Vote

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

H.730 - An act relating to alcoholic beverages and the Department of Liquor and Lottery

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
3:00 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Montpelier's Request

  • Bill Fraser, City Manager, Montpelier
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Tanya Morehouse, Chief Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Brian Campion, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:15 PM

Break

4:45 PM

H.709 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Trini Brassard, Assistant Director, Agency of Transportation
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:00 PM

H.446 - An act relating to miscellaneous natural resources and development subjects

Review of Finance Sections and Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:15 PM

H.697 - An act relating to eligibility of reserve forestland for enrollment in the Use Value Appraisal Program

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:20 PM

Break

5:35 PM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Committee Discussion and Vote

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

Friday, May 6, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.512 - An act relating to modernizing land records and notarial acts law

Review of Finance Sections

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

Review House Proposal of Amendments for S.161 and S.269

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
2:50 PM

H.709 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Review Amendment and Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

Review House Proposal of Amendment for S.261

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

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

H.730 - An act relating to alcoholic beverages and the Department of Liquor and Lottery

Review Updated Fiscal Note and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
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H.745 - An act relating to the approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of Montgomery

Review Finance Sections and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Monday, May 9, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

H.559 - An act relating to workers’ compensation

  • Dirk Anderson, Director of Workers' Compensation and Safety, Department of Labor
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

S.161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

House Proposal of Amendment and MacDonald Amendment

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
3:00 PM

H.489 - An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

House Proposal of Amendment to the Senate Proposal of Amendment

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

Senate Floor


Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.737 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Committee Discussion

10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:40 PM

H.559 - An act relating to workers’ compensation

  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
2:15 PM

H.244 - An act relating to authorizing the natural organic reduction of human remains

Finance Sections

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:20 PM

Gubernatorial Appointments

Mark Foley Jr, VT Municipal Bond Bank

2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

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

Finance Sections

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Gubernatorial Appointments

Anita Bourgeois, VT Ed & Health Buildings

1:45 PM

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

  • Tim Ashe, Deputy State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Tanya Morehouse, Chief Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Senate Floor

4:20 PM

H.738 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

House Proposal of Amendment

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 13, 2022
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor