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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs (Room 27)

The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs has jurisdiction over matters relating to economic development, commerce, and community development, including tourism and marketing, promotion of the arts, and film activities; matters relating to labor; matters relating to housing; matters relating to liquor and tobacco control; matters relating to lotteries; and all matters relating to subjects for which there is no other appropriate committee.

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Previous Meetings - Full Report

Summary Report

Wednesday, January 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


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Welcome and Orientation

9:00 AM

Housing and COVID-19

Revisiting Sunsets for S.245 and S.235 from 2019-2020 Session

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

Senate Floor

10 Min After Floor

S.9 - An act relating to extending certain workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19

  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
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S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.9 - An act relating to extending certain workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19

Committee Discussion, Possible Amendments and Vote

  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
9:30 AM

15 Minute Break

9:45 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:00 AM

15 Minute Break

10:45 AM

S.14 - An act relating to deed restrictions and housing density

Revisiting S.237 Deed Restrictions Fix

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • AJ LaRosa, Attorney, MSK Attorneys
  • Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Update and Proposals

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Lindsay Kurrie, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
9:45 AM

15 Minute Break

10:30 AM

15 Minute Break

10:45 AM

Same as Above


Friday, January 15, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.14 - An act relating to deed restrictions and housing density

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:00 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
9:30 AM

15 Minute Break

9:45 AM

Same as Above

10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

Housing

  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

Implicit Bias Prevention Training


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Housing Update and Future Proposals

  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
9:35 AM

10 Minute Break

9:45 AM

Same as Above

  • Kathleen Berk, Director of Housing Programs, Vermont State Housing Authority
  • Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
10:50 AM

10 Minute Break

11:00 AM

Same as Above

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Chad Simmons, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
11:15 AM

S.14 - An act relating to deed restrictions and housing density

Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Unemployment Insurance

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
9:20 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
9:45 AM

10 Minute Break

9:55 AM

Same as Above

10:55 AM

10 Minute Break

11:05 AM

Microbusinness Update

  • Tyler Jokinen, Micro-business Counselor, Bennington-Rutland Community Action
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action

Friday, January 22, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Priorities Discussion

9:00 AM

Homelessness

  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Elizabeth Ready, Chief Financial Officer, John Graham Housing and Services, Vergennes
9:40 AM

10 Minute Break

9:50 AM

Same as Above

10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

Housing Update and Future Proposals

  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

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

Senate Floor

10:15 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.34 - An act relating to funding affordable housing

Introduction and Walk-Through

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

Housing Roundtable

  • Alex Beaton, Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Rebecca Ellis, State Director, Office of Congressman Peter Welch
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Michael Monte, Chief Executive Officer, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Sarah Phillips, Director, Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Major Pollaidh, Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Peter Tucker, Managing Broker, Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

Housing Roundtable Continues

11:15 AM

Homelessness Awareness Day

  • Kara Casey, Economic Justice & Housing Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Co-Chair of the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Stephen Marshall, Homeless Advocate, Chittenden County Homeless Alliance
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action (Washington County Homeless Response Team Collaboration)
  • Eileen Peltier, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing, (Washington County Homeless Response Team Collaboration)
  • Emily Taylor, Service Coordinator, Champlain Housing Trust
12:00 PM

Homelessness Awareness Day Vigil

The Vigil can be livestreamed here.


Thursday, January 28, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Economic Development

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

Economic Development

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, January 29, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

Same as Above

10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Review Potential Amendments

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

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

Senate Floor

10:15 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Possible Amendments and Update on 1099 Breach

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Rental Registry and Code Enforcement

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Michael Desrochers, Executive Director, Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

1099 Data Breach Update

  • Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Department of Labor
  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Ryan Krieger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:55 AM

10 Minute Break

11:05 AM

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

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

1099 Data Breach Update

Update on Unemployment Insurance Annual Report

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

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

  • Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Brian Carpenter, Board Member VT Dairy Producers Alliance, Middlebury Selectboard
  • Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Bond Bank, Vermont Educational & Health Buildings Finance Agency
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Seth Jenson, Planning Commissioner, Town of Westford
  • Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

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

Continued


Friday, February 5, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Workforce Development

  • Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Vermont Department of Labor
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Update on 1099 Data Breach

  • Doug Farnham, Chief Operations Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Shawn Nailor, Deputy Director, Agency of Digital Services
  • Brittney Wilson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Phil Scott
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

COVID Rental Relief Proposals

  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:15 AM

1099 Data Breach Update

  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
10:30 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Possible Vote

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

See S.257 (2020)

  • James Arisman, Town Health Officer, Marshfield
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

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

Continued

10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

Emergency Rental Assistance and Utility Grant Response to Joint Fiscal Committee

11:00 AM

1099 Data Breach Update

  • Brittney Wilson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Phil Scott

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Vermont Everyone Eats

  • Jean Hamilton, Vermont Everyone Eats Program Manager, SEVCA, ShiftMeals and The Skinny Pancake
  • Gary Holloway, Downtown Program Manager - Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
8:45 AM

FY22 Budget Initiatives and FY21 Economic Recovery Grants

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

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

  • Stephanie Clarke, Vice President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.
  • Seth Jenson, Principal Planner, Lamoille County Planning Commission
  • Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Addison County Economic Development Corporation
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Lamoille County Planning Commission
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

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

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kristen Ziter, Financial Manager, Department of Economic Development

Friday, February 12, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.81 - An act relating to the disclosure of tax information to facilitate the administration of COVID-19-related unemployment insurance benefits

Update on 1099 Data Breach

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brittney Wilson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Phil Scott
9:00 AM

Unemployment Insurance Charge Relief

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

Charge Relief

Continued

10:20 AM

10 Minute Break

10:30 AM

Mobile Home Parks

  • Eric Blatt, Director of Engineering, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Becca Faour, Loan Fund Manager, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Mary Houghton, Board Member, Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation
  • Seth Leonard, Managing Director Community Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Laura Mistretta, Resident Organizer, CVOEO
  • Terisa Thomas, DEC CWSRF Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:15 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Rate Relief and Benefit Proposals

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kristen Ziter, Financial Manager, Department of Economic Development
9:40 AM

10 Minute Break

9:50 AM

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

  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

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

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

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

FY22 Budget Initiatives

Brownfields, Tourism and Marketing, and Vermont Jobs Campaign Funds

  • Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor
  • Lynnette Claudon, Chief Pollution Control Design Engineer, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Kristie Farnham, Director of Business Support, Department of Economic Development
  • Bob Flint, Executive Director, Springfield Regional Development Corporation
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Thomas Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
  • Lindsay Kurrie, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Terisa Thomas, DEC CWSRF Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
9:40 AM

FY22 Budget Initiatives

Continued

9:50 AM

10 Minute Break

10:00 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:30 AM

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

Joint Assembly


Friday, February 19, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

Commission Discussion

Review of S.33 and S.62

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Kristen Ziter, Financial Manager, Department of Economic Development
9:45 AM

10 Minute Break

9:55 AM

Committee Discussion

Review S.10

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:50 AM

10 Minute Break

11:00 AM

Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition

  • Jessie Baker, City Manager, Winooski, Vermont
  • Jacob Bogre, Executive Director, Association of Africans Living in Vermont
  • Elizabeth Bridgewater, Executive Director, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
  • Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust
  • Mark Yardley, VP, Global Sales, Darn Tough

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

COVID-19 II Bill

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
9:00 AM

10 Minute Break

9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:15 AM

Gap Funding Bill

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Vice-Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
  • Rep. Michael Marcotte, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:10 AM

COVID-19 II Bill

  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Vermont Building and Construction Trades Council
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

COVID-19 II Bill

Brownfields and Recovery Grant

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
10:15 AM

Downtown Bylaws Bill

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
10:40 AM

10 Minute Break

10:50 AM

Downtown Bylaws Bill

Continued

11:15 AM

1099 Data Breach Update

  • Brittney Wilson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Phil Scott

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

Downtown Bylaws Bill

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

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

  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

10:40 AM

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

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Friday, February 26, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Possible Vote

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kristen Ziter, Financial Manager, Department of Economic Development
9:00 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Extending Unemployment Insurance Sunset and Possible Straw Vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:05 AM

5 Minute Break

10:10 AM

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

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Tim Piper, President, Vermont Inn and bed & breakfast Association
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC
10:30 AM

10 Minute Break

11:00 AM

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

Committee Discussion

  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

GAP Recovery Grants Funding

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:15 AM

Unemployment Insurance

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:15 AM

S.110 - An act relating to extending eligibility for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:50 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:50 AM

Recommendations to Senate Appropriations

  • Patricia Coppolino, Environmental Program Manager, DEC Waste Management Division
10:00 AM

10 Minute Break

10:10 AM

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

Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Amy Polaczyk, Wastewater Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Bryan Redmond, Director, Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
10:50 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Thursday, March 11, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Possible Vote

  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:10 AM

10 Minute Break

9:25 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance Benefit; Contribution Proposals; Possible Vote

  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
11:00 AM

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

Possible Vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:15 AM

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

Possible Vote

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Brian Pine, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Friday, March 12, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Brian Pine, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
9:40 AM

10 Minute Break

9:50 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
11:00 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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11:00 AM

Recommendations on H.315

  • Patricia Coppolino, Environmental Program Manager, DEC Waste Management Division
  • Tom Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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9:05 AM

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

Committee Discussion

  • Dawn Cross, Homeowenership Director, RuralEdge
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Conicia Jackson, Rental Rehab Coordinator, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
  • Paul Martorano, Mutli-Family Rental Improvement Coordinator, Windham Windsor Housing Trust
  • Melanie Paskevich, Director of Operations, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
  • Patrick Shattuck, Executive Director, RuralEdge
10:00 AM

10 Minute Break

10:15 AM

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

Continued Committee Discussion

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 18, 2021
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8:30 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  • Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
9:40 AM

20 Minute Break

10:00 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Committee Discussion on Possible Amendments

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 19, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Review of Proposed Amendment

  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Sponsor, Addison County
8:45 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
9:50 AM

10 Minute Break

10:00 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Continued Committee Discussion


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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8:45 AM

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

Vote on Finance Committee Amendment

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:15 AM

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

Possible Committee Amendment

  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

11:35 AM

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

Continued


Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Vote on SNRE Amendment

8:35 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Dependency Charts

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
9:15 AM

Dependent Benefits

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Talena Companion, Owner, Premier Entertainment and Events, Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Jocelyn Emilo, Resident, Essex Junction
  • Mary Farley, Executive Director, Vermont Insurance Agents Association
  • Michelle Fay, Executive Director, Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Jordan Giaconia, Public Policy Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Patricia Komline, Lobbyist, Regional Development Corp
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
10:15 AM

15 Minute Break

10:30 AM

Dependent Benefits

Continued


Thursday, March 25, 2021
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8:30 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Discussion of Amendments

  • Kellli Kazmarski, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
9:00 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:50 AM

30 Minute Break

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly- Judicial Retention


Friday, March 26, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Parent Amendment

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Corey Parent, Sponsor
8:40 AM

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

Review Committee Amendment

8:50 AM

S.10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Possible Vote on Amendments

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Meeting Details
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10:55 AM

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

  • Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Meeting Details
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9:45 AM

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
10:30 AM

GAP Recovery Grants Funding

Review of Sec. 3 of H.315

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:25 AM

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 1, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Charles Kimbell, Reporter, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Friday, April 2, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Matthew Birong, Reporter, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
9:50 AM

10 Minute Break

10:00 AM

Liquor and Lottery and Gambling Proposals

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

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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10:00 AM

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

Walk-through

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Better Places

  • Richard Amore, Planning & Outreach Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Benjamin Doyle , President, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • Chris Miller, Board Chair, National Coalition for Community Capital, Michigan
  • Sarah Waring, Vice President of Grants and Community Investments, Vermont Community Foundation
10:00 AM

10 Minute Break

10:10 AM

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

Continued

  • Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Amy Cunningham, Deputy Director, Vermont Arts Council
  • Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Associate State Director, American Association of Retired Persons, Vermont
10:45 AM

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

Tourism

  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Reporter, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
9:10 AM

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

  • Clarke Collins, Benefits Director, Vermont Department of Human Resources
  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
10:00 AM

10 Minute Break

10:20 AM

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

Continued

11:00 AM

30 Minute Break

11:30 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Governor's Proposals

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Friday, April 9, 2021
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8:30 AM

S.77 - An act relating to sports wagering

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tara Jones, Director of Government Relations, Intralot
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Andrew Winchell, Director of Governmental Affairs, FanDuel
10:00 AM

10 Minute Break

10:10 AM

S.77 - An act relating to sports wagering

Continued

10:30 AM

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

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Avery Schwenk, Co-owner, Hermit Thrush Brewery, President, Vermont Brewers Association
  • Amy Spear, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Braedon S. Vail, Deputy Chief of Police, Hartford Police Department

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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10:00 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Workforce Development

  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Nathan Piper, Business, Legislative & Community Relations Manager, State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services
  • Alex Potvin, Member, Local 693
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Governor's Proposals

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
11:00 AM

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

Workforce Development Continued

  • Tom Cheney, Executive Director, Advance Vermont
  • Hal Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Adult Learning

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • Kirk Dombrowski , Vice President for Research, University of Vermont
  • Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont
  • Maureen Hebert, Associate Dean of Workforce Education, Vermont Technical College
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Pat Moulton , President, Vermont Technical College
  • Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education
  • Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges
  • Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges
9:40 AM

10 Minute Break

9:50 AM

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

Continued

10:40 AM

10 Minute Break

10:50 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Governor's Proposals

  • David Bradbury, President, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies
  • Tom Donahue, CEO, Bennington/Rutland Opportunity Council
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Community Action Partnership
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
  • Liz Scharf, Director of Community Economic Development, Capstone Community Action

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

Review Possible Amendments

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Wendy Knight, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Alan Newman, Owner, Higher Ground
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S.68 - An act relating to low-alcohol spirits beverages

Review Possible Amendments

  • Ken Albert, President, Vermont Wine and Grape Council
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Jeff Weaber, Founder/CEO, Aqua ViTEa
9:30 AM

10 Minute Break

9:45 AM

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

Continued

10:00 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Governor's Proposals

  • Steve Gomez, Financial Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
10:40 AM

20 Minute Break

11:00 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
10:30 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  • Darcy Carter, District Director, Vermont District Office, U.S.Small Business Administration
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Meeting Record
8:30 AM

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

  • Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
  • Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Representative, Chittenden 6-2
  • Gwen Pokalo, Director, Center for Women & Enterprise
  • Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
  • Charles Tino Rutanhira, Chairperson, Vermont Professionals of Color Network (Chittenden County)
10:00 AM

10 Minute Break

10:10 AM

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
10:40 AM

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

  • Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing
  • Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
9:45 AM

10 Minute Break

10:00 AM

Letter to Appropriations Committee

Committee Discussion


Friday, April 23, 2021
Meeting Details
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8:30 AM

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

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Wendy Knight, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
9:50 AM

10 Minute Break

10:05 AM

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

Continued

10:30 AM

Letter to Appropriations Committee

Committee Discussion


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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10:00 AM

Language to Appropriations Committee

  • Kirk Dombrowski , Vice President for Research, University of Vermont
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Nick Grimley, Director of Entrepreneurship & Tech Commercialization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
11:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • Kathy Callahan, Benefits Advisory Committee, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Talena Companion, Owner, Premier Entertainment and Events, Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Rich Grogan, Exective Director, Northern Border Regional Commission
  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Hans van Wees, Co-Chair, Vermont Lodging Association
  • Roxanne Vought, Executive Director, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility
10:30 AM

15 Minute Break

10:45 AM

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

Continued

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM

15 Minute Break

9:40 AM

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

Continued

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

10 Minute Break

10:55 AM

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

Continued


Friday, April 30, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • David Bradbury, President, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
9:30 AM

15 Minute Break

9:40 AM

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

Continued


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
9:45 AM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • Sarah Buxton, State Director of Workforce Development, Department of Labor
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:45 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 6, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:45 AM

Adjourn


Friday, May 7, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Bradley Talbot, Principal, Vermont Licensed Plumbers Association
9:45 AM

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Reporter, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
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H.157 - An act relating to registration of construction contractors

  • Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chris West, Owner, Eco Houses of Vermont
9:45 AM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
9:45 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, May 13, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
8:45 AM

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

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
9:45 AM

Adjourn


Friday, May 14, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Rental Housing Advisory Board
  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety
  • Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
9:30 AM

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

Committee Discussion

9:55 AM

Governor's Appointments

Vote on Appointees

10:00 AM

Adjourn


Monday, May 17, 2021
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9:30 AM

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

The unemployment insurance pieces of S.62.

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

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

The remote worker pieces of S.62.

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

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

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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9:00 AM

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

  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Landlord Association
9:45 AM

Adjourn


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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8:30 AM

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

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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H.159 - An act relating to community and economic development and workforce revitalization

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
8:55 AM

30 Minute Break

9:25 AM

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

Continued

10:00 AM

Senate Floor

2:15 PM

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

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

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

Possible Vote

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 20, 2021
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8:30 AM

SR10 - Senate resolution condemning anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander hate in the United States and recognizing May 2021 as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Vermont

Possible Vote

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

SR11 - Senate resolution honoring the memory of George Floyd by designating May 25, 2021 as a Day of Remembrance and Action

Possible Vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:20 AM

Adjourn

10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:00 PM

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

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

Senate Floor


Friday, May 21, 2021
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8:30 AM

Committee Discussion

Discussion of Bills on Floor

9:00 AM

Adjourn

9:30 AM

Senate Floor


Thursday, June 24, 2021
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9:30 AM

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

amendment review