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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 4, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor


Thursday, January 5, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

Senate Floor

10:00 AM

Joint Assembly

Hear the Canvassing Committee Report

11:25 AM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Inaugural Address

-

Senate Floor


Friday, January 6, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Committee Organization Meeting


Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

-

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

1:30 PM

Property Taxes, Education Finance, and the Education Fund

Presentation and overview

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:15 PM

Vermont Community Broadband Board Update

  • Robert Fish, Deputy Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board, Department of Public Service
  • Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board
  • Rob Vietzke, Director, VCUDA

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Department of Financial Regulation

Presentation and overview

  • Sandy Bigglestone, Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance Division, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Aaron Ferenc, Interim Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kevin Gaffney, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Sheila Grace, General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Amanda Smith, Deputy Commissioner of Securities, Department of Financial Regulation
3:05 PM

Committee Discussion and Vote

Election of Committee Clerk


Thursday, January 12, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Income Tax Structure

Presentation and overview

  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, January 13, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Overview of Vermont Bankers Association and Banking Industry

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Property and Casualty Insurance Introduction

  • Jamie Feehan, Government Relations Director, Primmer Piper and Eggleston Cramer PC
  • Frank O'Brien, Vice President State Government Relations, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
2:00 PM

Emergency Board Consensus Revenue Forecast

Joint Hearing with Senate Committee on Appropriations https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-appropriations

  • Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC
3:45 PM

Cloud Tax (sales tax)

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Vermont Captive Insurance Association

  • Ben Gould, Director, PAUL FRANK + COLLINS P.C.
  • A. Tracy Hassett, President & CEO, Educators Health Insurance Exchange of New England
  • Kevin Mead, President, Vermont Captive Insurance Association
2:00 PM

RAND Early Care and Education Financing Study

Presentation - Joint Hearing with Senate Appropriations https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-appropriations

  • Christopher Doss, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Lynn Karoly, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation
  • Aaron Strong, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation
2:45 PM

Break

2:55 PM

Overview

H.42 - An act relating to temporary alternative procedures for annual municipal meetings and electronic meetings of public bodies

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
3:15 PM

RAND Early Care and Education Financing Study

Discussion - Joint Hearing with Senate Appropriations https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-appropriations

  • Christopher Doss, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Lynn Karoly, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation
  • Aaron Strong, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Department of Financial Regulation

Merged Market Report

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Adaline Strumolo, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access
2:15 PM

Break

2:30 PM

Department of Public Service

Updates

  • Melissa Bailey, Director of Efficiency and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service
  • TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
  • James Porter, Director of Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
3:30 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

Friday, January 20, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Governor's Budget Address

2:15 PM

Tax Expenditures Review Report

  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Income-Based Education Tax Study

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 AM

Break

2:50 PM

Cost of Health Insurance

  • Mike Fisher, Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
3:45 PM

Department of Taxes, Introduction and Overview

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Earned Income Tax Credit Review

  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

Vermont Legal Aid

Overview

  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Rachel Seelig, Project Director, Vermont Legal Aid
3:00 PM

Taxpayer Advocate Legislative Recommendations

  • Jeffrey Dooley, Taxpayer Advocate, Department of Taxes

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Time-Share Property Valuations Recommendations

  • Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Vermont Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
2:30 PM

Committee Discussion


Friday, January 27, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Security Briefing

Private meeting - will not be livestreamed

  • Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Vermont Communications Union District Association

  • Ellie de Villiers, Chair, VCUDA
  • F.X. Flinn, Chair, ECFiber
  • Christa Shute, Executive Director, NEK Broadband
2:30 PM

NCOIL

  • Will Melofchik, General Counsel, National Conference of Insurance Legislators
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Consumption Taxes

  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

National Conference of State Legislatures

  • Erica MacKellar, Senior Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures
3:00 PM

Child Care Financing

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Housekeeping Bill

Department of Financial Regulation

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kevin Gaffney, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
2:20 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

  • Kevin Gaffney, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
2:35 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Family Leave

Cost and funding

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, February 3, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Department of Public Service

Universal Service Charge update

  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
1:55 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

Vote - Kevin Gaffney as Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

2:00 PM

Vermont Economic Progress Council

Report on activities

  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
2:30 PM

Audit Report

Burlington TIF

  • Richard Haesler, Projects and Policy Specialist, Burlington
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Brian Pine, Director, Community and Economic Development Office
  • Katherine Schad, Chief Administrative Officer, Burlington
  • David White, President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Employer Payroll-Based Taxes

  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
2:30 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.45 - An act relating to an elective pass-through entity income tax and credit

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Finance
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.35 - An act relating to the Town of Hartford’s tax increment financing district

  • Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Finance
  • Gail Ostrout, Town Manager, Town of Hartford
  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
2:00 PM

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Thomas Chittenden, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Finance
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Finance
2:30 PM

Report on Possible Revenue Sources for Universal School Meals

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

Break

3:35 PM

Property Valuation

Impact of increased property values on property taxes

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:30 PM

S.54 - An act relating to individual and small group insurance markets

Vote

  • Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Sponsor, Senate Finance
  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
3:00 PM

Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Report

  • Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Director, Department of Labor
  • Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor
3:35 PM

S.65 - An act relating to commercial insurance coverage of epinephrine auto-injectors

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Friday, February 10, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Broadband Affordability

  • Tom Evslin, High-Tech Entrepreneur, Former Vermont Chief Recovery Officer and Secretary of Transportation
  • Holly Groschner, Chair, Equal Access to Broadband
  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen, Montpelier
  • Casey Winterson, Director of Economic and Community Based Services, NEKCA

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.63 - An act relating to health insurance and Medicaid coverage for fertility-related services

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Finance
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
2:45 PM

Universal School Meals

Revenue sources

  • Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education
3:10 PM

Property Taxes and Inflation

Concerns

  • Billy Adams, Chair of Selectboard, Town of Stowe
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Tim Morrissey, Appraiser, Town of Stowe
  • Charles Safford, Town Manager, Town of Stowe
4:00 PM

Commission Discussion


Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Funding for Child Care and Family Leave

  • Eli Lesser-Goldsmith, Co-owner, Healthy Living Natural Foods (So. Burlington)
  • Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
2:10 PM

S.45 - An act relating to an elective pass-through entity income tax and credit

Fiscal note

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
2:45 PM

Governor's Tax Proposals

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:05 PM

Break

3:20 PM

S.68 - An act relating to the deduction for student loan payments

Walkthrough

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

S.69 - An act relating to a surcharge on nonprimary dwellings

Walkthrough

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of the Sergeant at Arms
Elections of Trustees for the University of Vermont and Vermont State Agricultural College

1:30 PM

All-Senate Caucus

Budget Adjustment Act

2:30 PM

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

Updates

  • Julia Leopold, Director of Public Affairs, VSSPA
3:00 PM

Washington Electric Coop

Updates

  • Stephen Knowlton, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop
  • Louis Porter, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
3:30 PM

Green Mountain Power

Updates

  • Josh Castonguay, Vice President of Chief Innovation Executive & Power Supply, Green Mountain Power
  • Candace Morgan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Green Mountain Power
3:50 PM

Vermont Electric Cooperative

Updates

  • Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4:10 PM

Burlington Electric

Updates

  • Darren Springer, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department
  • Amber Widmayer, Regulatory Specialist, Burlington Electric Department

Friday, February 17, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.35 - An act relating to the Town of Hartford’s tax increment financing district

Possible vote

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

S.83 - An act relating to the creation of a project-based tax increment financing program

Walkthrough

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.83 - An act relating to the creation of a project-based tax increment financing program

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Bill Fraser, City Manager, Montpelier
  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Joseph Gunter, Town Manager, Town of Fair Haven
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Abbie Sherman, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
2:50 PM

Committee Discussion

3:00 PM

S.83 - An act relating to the creation of a project-based tax increment financing program

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

S.35 - An act relating to the Town of Hartford’s tax increment financing district

  • Tanya Morehouse, Chief Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Alternative Minimum Tax

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

S.45 - An act relating to an elective pass-through entity income tax and credit

Discussion, mark-up, possible vote

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

S.93 - An act relating to the sales tax exemption for advanced wood boilers

  • Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sponsor
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

Committee Discussion


Thursday, February 23, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:00 PM

Renewable Energy

  • TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
3:00 PM

Public Utility Commission

RECs, Standard Offer, Net Metering, Renewable Energy Standard Tiers

  • Thomas Knauer, Policy Director, Public Utility Commission
  • Jake Marren, Staff Attorney, Public Utility Commission
3:45 PM

Committee Discussion


Friday, February 24, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.69 - An act relating to a surcharge on nonprimary dwellings

Fiscal note

  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

S.95 - An act relating to banking and insurance

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Matt Stewart, Director of Sales, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Joanne Sullivan, Vice President and Director of Government and Community Relations, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.68 - An act relating to the deduction for student loan payments

Discussion

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor
2:00 PM

S.65 - An act relating to commercial insurance coverage of epinephrine auto-injectors

Discussion

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
2:30 PM

S.93 - An act relating to the sales tax exemption for advanced wood boilers

Discussion

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
2:40 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.83 - An act relating to the creation of a project-based tax increment financing program

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Tanya Morehouse, Chief Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

Discussion

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
2:40 PM

Update on Childcare Bill

  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
3:15 PM

S.95 - An act relating to banking and insurance

Vote

  • Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jennifer Rood, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Matt Stewart, Director of Sales, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Joanne Sullivan, Vice President and Director of Government and Community Relations, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Keith Walsh, General Counsel, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
3:45 PM

Commission Discussion


Thursday, March 2, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, March 3, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.35 - An act relating to the Town of Hartford’s tax increment financing district

Discussion and possible vote

  • David Briggs, Innkeeper, Hotel Coolidge - White River Junction
  • Lori Hirshfield, Director of Planning and Development, Town of Hartford
2:25 PM

Break

2:30 PM

S.63 - An act relating to health insurance and Medicaid coverage for fertility-related services

  • Ashley Berliner, Policy Director, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Kate Weldon LeBlanc, Executive Director, Resolve New England
3:00 PM

S.99 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles

Discussion and possible vote

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
2:15 PM

S.94 - An act relating to the City of Barre tax increment financing district

Discussion and possible vote

  • Carolyn Dawes, City Clerk/Treasurer, City of Barre
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Nicolas Storellicastro, City Manager, City of Barre
2:45 PM

Break

3:20 PM

S.63 - An act relating to health insurance and Medicaid coverage for fertility-related services

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

S.93 - An act relating to the sales tax exemption for advanced wood boilers

Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.115 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Discussion

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Christine Dougherty, Vice President, Green Mountain Water Environment Association
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ryan Patch, Agriculture Climate and Land Use Policy Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • David Wheeler, Deputy Director of Water Resources, City of South Burlington Department of Public Works
  • Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, Town of St. Albans
3:30 PM

S.112 - An act relating to miscellaneous subjects related to the Public Utility Commission

  • Kyle Landis-Marinello, General Counsel, Public Utility Commission
3:55 PM

S.65 - An act relating to commercial insurance coverage of epinephrine auto-injectors

Vote


Thursday, March 16, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:20 PM

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

Discussion and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:40 PM

S.35 - An act relating to the Town of Hartford’s tax increment financing district

Vote

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:55 PM

S.100 - An act relating to housing opportunities made for everyone

Discussion and Vote

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

S.112 - An act relating to miscellaneous subjects related to the Public Utility Commission

Walk-through

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 17, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.112 - An act relating to miscellaneous subjects related to the Public Utility Commission

Possible vote

  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Bill Sponsor
  • Jake Clark, Vice President of Development, Encore Renewable Energy
  • Billy Coster, Director of Policy and Planning, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ed McNamara, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Ken Nolan, General Manager, VPPSA
  • Amber Widmayer, Regulatory Specialist, Burlington Electric Department
  • Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, Green Mountain Power

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:10 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Emily Byrne, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

Senate Floor

12:55 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Discussion

  • Seth Bowden, President, Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Sean Larkin, CEO, OnLogic
  • Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
  • Janet McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Aly Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Let's Grow Kids
2:45 PM

Break

3:25 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Discussion and mark-up

  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:00 PM

S.135 - An act relating to the establishment of VT Saves

Vote

  • Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
5:20 PM

S.33 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Vote

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:45 PM

Break

7:10 PM

S.56 - An act relating to child care and early childhood education

Vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

Discussion

  • Joseph Aldsworth, Deputy Chief, Fire, EMS, and Deputy Emergency Management Director, City of Barre
  • Bill Fraser, City Manager, Montpelier
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Reporter, Senate Government Operations Committee
  • Carrie McCool, Dispatch Supervisor, City of Montpelier
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Anne Watson, Reporter, Senate Government Operations Committee
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:45 PM

S.18 - An act relating to banning flavored tobacco products and e-liquids

Discussion

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Thomas Briant, Executive Director, National Association of Tobacco Outlets
  • George Burnes, Owner, Capital Candy Company
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • John A. Clark, Owner, Alpine Mart - Stowe
  • Casey Harrington, Owner, Beverage Baron
  • Yael Ossowski, Deputy Director, Consumer Choice Center
  • Erika Young, Vice President of Motor Fuels & Store Operations, The Sandri Companies
  • Tina Zuk, Government Relations Regional Lead, American Heart Association
4:40 PM

Break

5:10 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

Discussion

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen, Montpelier
6:00 PM

S.18 - An act relating to banning flavored tobacco products and e-liquids

Vote

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

Friday, March 24, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:15 AM

S.80 - An act relating to miscellaneous environmental conservation subjects

Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.25 - An act relating to regulating cosmetic and menstrual products containing certain chemicals and chemical classes and textiles and athletic turf fields containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Discussion and Vote

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

S.115 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Discussion

  • Rene Bourdeau, Owner, Nelson Dairies West, LLC
  • Mark Magnan, Owner, Magnan Brothers Farm
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ryan Patch, Agriculture Climate and Land Use Policy Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, Town of St. Albans
3:15 PM

Break

3:40 PM

S.115 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Vote


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Retention of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court Judges

3:30 PM

S.25 - An act relating to regulating cosmetic and menstrual products containing certain chemicals and chemical classes and textiles and athletic turf fields containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Discussion

3:35 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

Walkthrough

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:20 PM

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Chair, Senate Government Operations Committee

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:45 PM

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

Committee Discussion

  • Dick Mazza, Senate Committee on Institutions
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:10 PM

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:35 PM

H.110 - An act relating to extending the sunset under 30 V.S.A. § 248a

Walkthrough

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

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
12:35 PM

S.60 - An act relating to local option taxes

Vote on amendment

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Chair, Senate Government Operations Committee
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Friday, March 31, 2023
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
2:15 PM

H.76 - An act relating to captive insurance

  • Sandy Bigglestone, Director of Captive Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kevin Mead, President, Vermont Captive Insurance Association
2:45 PM

H.110 - An act relating to extending the sunset under 30 V.S.A. § 248a

  • Jeremy Crandall, AVP, State Legislative Affairs , CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • John Egan, Concerned Citizen, Warren
  • Gregg Faber, Legislative Liaison, Public Utility Commission
  • Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service
  • Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
  • Owen Smith, President - Northern New England States, AT&T
  • Hunter Thompson, Director for Telecommunications and Connectivity Division, Department of Public Service
3:50 PM

Auditor's Report

Universal Broadband in Vermont

  • Kristin Brynga, Grants and Contracts Administrator, Department of Public Service
  • Robert Fish, Deputy Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board, Department of Public Service
  • Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Walk-through

  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

  • Jessie Baker, City Manager, South Burlington
  • Roger Marcoux, Chair, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Barbara M. Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen, Montpelier
  • Paul White, Chair, Regional Dispatch Working Group
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:40 PM

H.110 - An act relating to extending the sunset under 30 V.S.A. § 248a

Committee Discussion

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

Committee discussion

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

Career and Technical Education Report Presentation

Meeting will be livestreamed here <https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-appropriations>

  • Gretchen Cheney, NCEE Consulting
  • Jackie Kraemer, NCEE Consulting
  • Jennifer Piscatelli, APA Consulting
  • Justin Silverstein, Co-CEO, APA Consulting

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.53 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and revenue for the Domestic and Sexual Violence Special Fund

Walk-through

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

H.492 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Walk-through

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:55 PM

Committee Discussion of Bills in Committee

H.110 and S.139


Friday, April 7, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Overview of H.70

An act relating to the siting of telecommunications facilities

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gregg Faber, Legislative Liaison, Public Utility Commission
2:30 PM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Carolyn Dawes, City Clerk/Treasurer, City of Barre
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:30 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

Committee discussion

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:40 PM

H.492 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

  • Rep. Scott Beck, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Bond Bank
  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Chair, Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Colin Robinson, Director, Government Relations, Vermont National Education Association
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

H.53 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and revenue for the Domestic and Sexual Violence Special Fund

Committee discussion and vote

  • Sen. Dick Sears, Chair, Senate Committee on Judiciary

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kimberly B. Cheney, Retired, Central Vermont Public Safety Authority
  • Tom Hanley, Chief of Police, Middlebury Police Department
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen, Montpelier
  • Paul White, Chair, Regional Dispatch Working Group
3:10 PM

Break

3:35 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

Committee discussion


Thursday, April 13, 2023
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:35 PM

H.110 - An act relating to extending the sunset under 30 V.S.A. § 248a

  • Sydney Atkins, CEO, Mac Mountain
  • Brooke Dingledine , Attorney, VDM Law
  • William Dodge, Director, DRM
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen, Montpelier
4:25 PM

Committee Discussion of Bills in Committee


Friday, April 14, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.110 - An act relating to extending the sunset under 30 V.S.A. § 248a

Discussion and possible vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gregg Faber, Legislative Liaison, Public Utility Commission
2:35 PM

Break

2:40 PM

An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Overview of H.479

  • Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation
  • Patrick Murphy, Sustainability and Innovations Project Manager, Agency of Transportation
  • Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.127 - An act relating to sports wagering

Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Charles Martin, Government Affairs Director, Department of Liquor and Lottery
2:30 PM

H.178 - An act relating to commissioning Department of Corrections personnel as notaries public

Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:40 PM

Break

3:00 PM

H.492 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Tax Computer Modernization Fund Proposal

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

Overview

Impact of increased home values in Stowe

  • Tim Morrissey, Appraiser, Town of Stowe
  • Charles Safford, Town Manager, Town of Stowe

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.110 - An act relating to extending the sunset under 30 V.S.A. § 248a

Discussion

  • Kyle Landis-Marinello, General Counsel, Public Utility Commission
  • Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service
  • Hunter Thompson, Telecommunications and Connectivity Director, Department of Public Service
2:10 PM

Break

2:55 PM

H.127 - An act relating to sports wagering

Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Ron Heart, Senior Government Affairs Manager, PrizePicks
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
  • Jon Mandel, Managing Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Joseph Tyrell, Regional Vice President, Government Relations, Caesars Entertainment
4:15 PM

S.146 - An act relating to the permitting of indirect discharges

Walk-through and vote

  • John Beling, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
1:45 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

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

H.479 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Walk-through and vote

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:25 PM

S.139 - An act relating to the modernization of public safety communications in Vermont

Committee discussion of amendment

2:30 PM

H.76 - An act relating to captive insurance

Discussion and vote

  • Sandy Bigglestone, Director of Captive Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:55 PM

Vote on Governor's Appointments

Craig Bolio and Adam Greshin

3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

H.127 - An act relating to sports wagering

Discussion

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery

Friday, April 21, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:40 PM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Addition of language from H.166 to H.471

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mary Ann Chafee, Resident, Wake Robin Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • Rep. Kate Lalley, House Committee on Transportation
  • Hugh Williams, Resident, Wake Robin Continuing Care Retirement Community
2:30 PM

H.178 - An act relating to commissioning Department of Corrections personnel as notaries public

  • Emily Carr, General Counsel, Department of Corrections
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:45 PM

Overview

Considerations of changing provisions of the property tax credit

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

H.110 - An act relating to extending the sunset under 30 V.S.A. § 248a

Discussion of amendment

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.175 - An act relating to modernizing the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs

Walk-through and vote

  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:40 PM

Break

1:50 PM

H.127 - An act relating to sports wagering

Discussion of amendment and vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery
2:20 PM

Break

2:45 PM

H.282 - An act relating to the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:30 PM

H.110 - An act relating to extending the sunset under 30 V.S.A. § 248a

Vote

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:20 PM

H.305 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Walk-through and fiscal overview

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
3:30 PM

Discussion

Impact of rapidly increasing housing costs

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:20 PM

H.77 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact

Walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
-

H.86 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact

Walk-through

  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:15 PM

H.305 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Walk-through (fees portion of bill)

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 28, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:00 PM

H.492 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Discussion

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

H.480 - An act relating to property valuation and reappraisals

Walk-through

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

H.62 - An act relating to the interstate Counseling Compact

Discussion and vote

-

H.77 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact

Discussion and vote


Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.270 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the adult-use and medical cannabis programs

Walk-through

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Geoffrey Pizzutillo, Executive Director and CoFounder, Vermont Growers Association
  • Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont
2:35 PM

H.53 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and revenue for the Domestic and Sexual Violence Special Fund

Discussion

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

H.282 - An act relating to the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact

Discussion

  • Cody Thomas Rounds, MA, Psychologist
3:00 PM

H.472 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Walk-through

  • Mary McFaun, President, Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Stacey Ober, Government Relations Regional Manager, New England, American Kennel Club
3:50 PM

Discussion of Bills in Committee

3:55 PM

Break

4:05 PM

H.305 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Vote

4:15 PM

H.282 - An act relating to the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact

Vote


Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:45 PM

H.158 - An act relating to the beverage container redemption system

Walk-through

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

H.470 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:55 PM

Break

4:05 PM

H.492 - An act relating to setting the homestead property tax yields and the nonhomestead property tax rate

Discussion and vote

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

H.53 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions and revenue for the Domestic and Sexual Violence Special Fund

Discussion

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:40 PM

Discussion

Adjustments to income sensitivity

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:40 PM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Walk-through of bond bank language

  • Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Bond Bank
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

H.158 - An act relating to the beverage container redemption system

Discussion

  • Susan Collins, President, Container Recycling Institute
  • Scott DeFife, President, Glass Packaging Institute
  • Bree Dietly, Environmental Consultant, the Beverage Association of Vermont
  • Marcie Gallagher, Environmental Associate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Ethan Hayes, General Manager, Morrisville Beverage
  • John McCann, Owner, North Branch Vineyards, Montpelier
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
4:20 PM

H.270 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the adult-use and medical cannabis programs

Discussion of amendment and vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Cannabis Control Board
  • Nicholas Schuermann, Executive Director, Vermont NORML
4:35 PM

H.470 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

Vote


Friday, May 5, 2023
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:40 PM

H.472 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Discussion and vote

1:50 PM

Discussion of Bills in Committee

2:00 PM

H.217 - An act relating to child care, early education, workers' compensation, and unemployment insurance

Walk-through and vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

H.158 - An act relating to the beverage container redemption system

Discussion

  • Matthew Chapman, Director, Waste Management Protection Division, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Kim Crosby, Environmental Compliance Officer, Casella Waste Management
  • Marcie Gallagher, Environmental Associate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Jennifer Holliday, Director of Public Policy and Communications, Chittenden Solid Waste District
3:35 PM

H.171 - An act relating to adult protective services and emergency housing transition

Walk-through and vote

  • John Gordon, Director, Adult Protective Services Division, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Disabilities
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:55 PM

H.67 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

Break


Monday, May 8, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:35 AM

H.158 - An act relating to the beverage container redemption system

Discussion of amendment and vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:45 AM

Committee Discussion

H.461 appropriation from the Education Fund

  • Barbara Brody, Executive Director, Vermont Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

H.489 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Shelburne

Walk-through and vote

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

H.505 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Rutland

Walk-through and vote

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

Committee Discussion

H.461 appropriation from the Education Fund

  • Sen. Brian Campion, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
1:25 PM

Break

1:30 PM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Discussion

  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:05 PM

Committee Discussion

H.461 appropriation from the Education Fund

  • Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

H.480 - An act relating to property valuation and reappraisals

Discussion

  • Edgar Clodfelter, Senior Appraiser, NEMRC
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Christopher Landin, Managing Director, Landin & Associates Assessment Services
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lisa Wright, President, Vermont Assessors and Listers Association
3:05 PM

S.100 - An act relating to housing opportunities made for everyone

Discussion of amendment

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:25 PM

Break

3:35 PM

S.94 - An act relating to the City of Barre tax increment financing district

  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

S.100 - An act relating to housing opportunities made for everyone

Discussion of amendment

  • Daniel Burke, Staff Attorney, Public Utility Commission
  • Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Louis Porter, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
2:20 PM

S.95 - An act relating to banking and insurance

Discussion of amendment

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:35 PM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Discussion

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

H.480 - An act relating to property valuation and reappraisals

Discussion and vote

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

S.112 - An act relating to miscellaneous subjects related to the Public Utility Commission

Discussion of amendment

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

Senate Floor

5:40 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointments


Thursday, May 11, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Discussion of amendment and vote

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:50 PM

Confirmation of Governor's Appointments

2:00 PM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Committee discussion

  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
3:25 PM

H.471 - An act relating to technical and administrative changes to Vermont’s tax laws

Discussion of Committee Substitute Amendment and Vote

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 12, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

2:10 PM

Government Appointments

Peter Wood to Regional Bank Infrastructure Board

2:20 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Committee Organizational Meeting


Thursday, January 4, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:00 PM

Governor's State-of-the-State Message

Joint Assembly


Friday, January 5, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Education Fund Update

  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:45 PM

July Flooding

Recovery Update

  • Doug Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Charles Martin, Recovery Officer, Agency of Administration

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:00 PM

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

3:15 PM

July Flooding

Towns' Fiscal Updates

  • Bill Fraser, City Manager, Montpelier
  • Nicolas Storellicastro, City Manager, City of Barre

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

Walkthrough

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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S.199 - An act relating to mergers and governance of communications union districts

Walkthrough

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

Break

2:30 PM

S.164 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for obesity care

Walkthrough

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to State education property taxes and flood-related damage

Walkthrough

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Schools' Fiscal Update

Panel

  • Libby Bonesteel, Superintendent, Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools
  • Morgan Daybell, Business Manager, Vermont Association of School Business Officials
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
  • Chris Hennessey, Superintendent, Barre School District
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

Walkthrough

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

Friday, January 12, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

July Flooding

Towns' Fiscal Update

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to State education property taxes and flood-related damage

Fiscal Note and Possible Vote

  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:30 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

Walkthrough

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:00 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

Testimony from Vermonters for a Clean Environment

  • Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
2:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

Testimony from interested parties

  • Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Public Policy Director, CCTV Center for Media and Democracy
  • Mike Shultz , Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Consolidated Communications
  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen, Montpelier

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Captive Insurance Update

  • Sandy Bigglestone, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Kevin Mead, Executive Director and CEO, Vermont Captive Insurance Association
  • Brittany Nevins, Captive Insurance Economic Development Director, Vermont Department of Economic Development
  • Gail Newman, Vice President of Risk Management, Bright Horizons (Captive Owner)
2:00 PM

S.180 - An act relating to the investment of State funds in credit unions

Testimony from banks and credit unions

  • Joe Bergeron, President & CEO, Association of Vermont Credit Unions
  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

H.659 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

Walk-through

  • Sandy Bigglestone, Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
3:30 PM

Emergency Board Consensus Revenue Forecast Discussion

Joint hearing with House Committee on Ways and Means. Hearing will stream on the House Ways and Means YouTube channel.

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

Friday, January 19, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

TBD

Testimony from the Department of Financial Regulation

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Kevin Gaffney, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
2:00 PM

Discussion on Common Levels of Appraisal and Property Tax

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
2:45 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

  • Peter Sterling, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Sen. Anne Watson, Senate Government Operations Committee

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:00 AM

Discrimination Prevention Training for Members

10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Governor's 2025 Budget Address

Joint assembly to receive budget message


Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

Testimony from utility providers

  • Mike Burke, Vice President of Field Operations, Green Mountain Power
  • Jeremy Crandall, Assistant Vice President State Legislative Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association
2:00 PM

S.164 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for obesity care

  • Monica Billger, Director, State Government Affairs Mid-Atlantic, American Diabetes Association
2:15 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

  • Anna Lucey, Executive Vice President of Legislative and External Affairs, NECTA
2:30 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

  • Brooke Dingledine , Attorney, VDM Law
  • Joslyn Wilschek, Attorney, Wilschek Iarrapino Law Office PLLC
3:00 PM

S.164 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for obesity care

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Mari Cordes, Representative
  • Alex McCracken, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Ashley Miller, Pediatrician, South Royalton Health Center
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor
  • Kimberly Sampson, FACOG, DABOM, OBGYN, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:15 PM

Education Finance

  • John Alberghini, Superintendent, Mt. Mansfield Modified Union School District
  • Jay Badams, Superintendent, Norwich/Hanover Interstate School District
  • Kate Bailey, School Board Chair, South Burlington School District
  • Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Heather Bushey, Director of Finance, Essex Westford School District
  • Robert Carpenter, School Board Chair, Essex Westford School District
  • Wilmer Chavarria, Superintendent, Winooski School District
  • Elaine Collins, Superintendent, North Country Supervisory Union
  • Lynn Cota, Superintendent, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Sean Cousino, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Morgan Daybell, Business Manager, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Tom Flanagan, Superintendent, Burlington School District
  • Ryan Heraty, Superintendent, Lamoille South Supervisory Union
  • Tim Jarvis, Finance Director, South Burlington School District
  • Nicole Lee, Director of Education Finance, Agency of Education
  • Michael Leichliter , Superintendent, Harwood Unified Union School District
  • Nicole Mace, Finance Manager, Winooski School District
  • Robert Millar, School Board Chair, Winooski School District
  • Amy Minor, Superintendent of Schools, Colchester School District
  • Violet Nichols, Superintendent, South Burlington School District
  • Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent, Slate Valley Unified School District
  • Garrett Palm, School Board Chair, Norwich School District
  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kristen Rodgers, School Board Chair, Harwood Unified Union School District
  • Cheryl Scarzello, Director of Finance, Addison-Fairhaven Union High School
  • Sheila Soule, Superintendent, Addison Northwest School District
  • Mark Tucker, Superintendent, Caledonia Central Supervisory Union
3:15 PM

Committee Discussion


Friday, January 26, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Sen. Wendy Harrison, Sponsor, Windham County
1:15 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the Vermont charitable contribution credit

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:30 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

  • Gregg Faber, Legislative Liaison, Public Utility Commission

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Income Surcharge

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist/Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Youth TBA, Fund Vermont's Future Campaign Manager, Public Assets Institute
2:30 PM

S.180 - An act relating to the investment of State funds in credit unions

  • Jeremiah Breer, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Policy, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Aaron Ferenc, Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
3:00 PM

Town Tax Credits

  • Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credit and Grants Coordinator, Department of Housing and Community Development
3:40 PM

Break

3:50 PM

S.180 - An act relating to the investment of State funds in credit unions

  • Joe Bergeron, President & CEO, Association of Vermont Credit Unions

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Vermont Communications Union District Association Update

  • F.X. Flinn, Chair, ECFiber
  • , TBA, Exective Director, Maple Broadband
  • Rob Vietzke, Director, Vermont Communications Union Districts Association
2:15 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

  • Alison Despathy, Citizen, Danville
2:45 PM

Dispatch Update

  • Fred Goldstein, Principal, Interisle Consulting Group, LLC
  • Barbara Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

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

S.199 - An act relating to mergers and governance of communications union districts

Walk-through

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:20 PM

S.180 - An act relating to the investment of State funds in credit unions

Drafting discussion

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

Committee Discussion

Committee priorities


Friday, February 2, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

S.182 - An act relating to contractor liability related to subcontractor work

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
1:25 PM

Break

1:30 PM

S.180 - An act relating to the investment of State funds in credit unions

Possible committee vote

2:00 PM

Dispatch Update

  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

  • Ben Edgerly Walsh, Climate & Energy Program Director, VPIRG
  • Gregg Faber, Legislative Liaison, Public Utility Commission
  • Tom Garden, Managing General Partner, Triland Partners
  • Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
2:45 PM

S.166 - An act relating to the Vermont charitable contribution credit

  • Will Baker, General Counsel, Department of Taxes
3:00 PM

Break

3:05 PM

S.199 - An act relating to mergers and governance of communications union districts

  • F.X. Flinn, Chair, ECFiber
3:15 PM

S.182 - An act relating to contractor liability related to subcontractor work

  • F.X. Flynn, Chair, ECFiber
3:40 PM

S.180 - An act relating to the investment of State funds in credit unions

  • Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Policy, Office of the State Treasurer
3:45 PM

School Construction Update

  • Jill Briggs Campbell, Director of Operations, Agency of Education
  • Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Policy, Office of the State Treasurer

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
2:00 PM

H.659 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

Walk-through

  • Christine Brown, Director of Captive Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
3:00 PM

H.659 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

Department of Financial Regulation housekeeping

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Committee meeting cancelled


Friday, February 9, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Department of Financial Regulation Housekeeping

Walk-through

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Aaron Ferenc, Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
2:30 PM

S.199 - An act relating to mergers and governance of communications union districts

  • Ellie de Villiers, President & Chair, VCUDA

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:15 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
2:30 PM

S.309 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to the Department of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicles, and vessels

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Logan Mooberry, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

Property Tax Bill

Walk-through

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Liza Assatourians, Vice President, America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Sarah Lynn Geiger, Regional Director, America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Meghan Stringer, Senior Policy Advisor, America's Health Insurance Plans
2:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
2:15 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

Streaming tax drafting

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

S.199 - An act relating to mergers and governance of communications union districts

Amendment drafting

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

  • Ben Marks, Board Member, Acorn Renewable Energy Coop
3:45 PM

Solar Project Property Taxes

  • Will Baker, General Counsel, Department of Taxes
4:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Marvin Malek, Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Kelsey Madden, Managing Director, Growth - Medicare Portfolio & Partnerships, MVP Healthcare
2:00 PM

S.199 - An act relating to mergers and governance of communications union districts

Amendment walk-through

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

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Jill Mazza Olson, Executive Director, VNA's of Vermont
2:30 PM

H.850 - An act relating to transitioning education financing to the new system for pupil weighting

Walk-through

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

H.850 - An act relating to transitioning education financing to the new system for pupil weighting

  • Tiffany Donza, Resident of Stowe
  • Pua Kielland, Resident of Stowe

Friday, February 16, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:15 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Betty Keller, President, Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Marvin Malek, Internal Medicine Physician and Hospitalist
  • Eduardo Siqueira, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Boston
2:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Aida Avdic, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
  • Chris Dougherty, President and CEO, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
2:30 PM

H.850 - An act relating to transitioning education financing to the new system for pupil weighting

Possible vote

2:45 PM

S.199 - An act relating to mergers and governance of communications union districts

Possible vote


Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

  • Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Executive Director, CCTV Center for Media and Democracy
2:00 PM

School Budget Discussion

  • Libby Bonesteel, Superintendent, Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools
  • Ryan Heraty, Superintendent, Lamoille South Supervisory Union
  • Jim Murphy, Chair, Montpelier-Roxbury School Board
  • Mark Tucker, Superintendent, Caledonia Central Supervisory Union

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

School Finance Discussion

  • Ben Kinsley, Principal, Imperium Advisors
1:45 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

New draft walk-through and possible vote

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Tom Davis, Independent Insurance Agent

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
1:45 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

Draft walk-through

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, NECTA
2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
3:00 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

Committee discussion


Friday, February 23, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

School Finance Discussion

  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Mark Hage, Trust Administrator, Vermont Education Health Initiative, and Benefits Director, VT-NEA
  • Bobby-Jo Salls, Trust Administrator and Program Manager, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust (VSBIT)/Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

  • Damon Stewart, Attorney, Dish Network and DIRECTV
2:00 PM

Housing Bill

Walk-through

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

School Finance Discussion

  • Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Sean Cousino, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education
  • Ted Gates, Compliance Project Manager and Data Analyst, Agency of Education
  • Nicole Lee, Director of Education Finance, Agency of Education

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:30 PM

Beverage and Cloud Tax Discussion

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

S.230 - An act relating to Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental insurance plans

  • Mary Hayden, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging
3:30 PM

Housing Bill

Walk-through

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:45 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

  • Gregg Faber, Legislative Liaison, Public Utility Commission
  • Samantha Lash, Planner, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
  • Christian Meyer, Director, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
  • Peter Sterling, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
2:30 PM

Housing Bill Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:30 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

Committee discussion

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

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

Draft walk-through

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 1, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Ryegate Power Station

  • Larry Anderson, Plant Manager, Ryegate Associates
  • Andy Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC
  • Bridget Morris, Lobbyist, Morris Strategies
1:30 PM

S.236 - An act relating to amending the criteria of 30 V.S.A. § 248

  • Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

S.301 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Walk-through

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

H.659 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

Discussion and possible vote

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation, Insurance Division
  • Aaron Ferenc, Interim Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

  • Nick Sherman, Partner, Leonine Public Affairs, Netflix
  • Damon Stewart, Attorney, Dish Network and DIRECTV
1:45 PM

Medicare Advantage Plan Discussion

  • Helen Labun, Executive Director, Vermont Health Care Association
2:00 PM

S.184 - An act relating to the temporary use of automated traffic law enforcement (ATLE) systems

Walk-through

  • Logan Mooberry, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.659 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

Discussion and possible vote


Thursday, March 14, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, CTIA - The Wireless Association
1:45 PM

S.301 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sarah Isham, Director of Agricultural Lending, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
2:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

Discussion and possible vote

-

S.184 - An act relating to the temporary use of automated traffic law enforcement (ATLE) systems

Discussion and possible vote

3:00 PM

Ryegate Power Station

  • Rep. Bobby Farlice-Rubio, Caledonia County
  • Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
  • Bridget Morris, Lobbyist, Ryegate Power Station
4:00 PM

S.254 - An act relating to including rechargeable batteries and battery-containing products under the State battery stewardship program

Walk-through

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 15, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.801 - An act relating to approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of Waterbury

  • Thomas Leitz, Municipal Manager, Town of Waterbury
1:15 PM

H.554 - An act relating to approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of South Hero

  • David Carter, Selectboard Chair, South Hero
1:30 PM

S.150 - An act relating to automobile insurance

Walk-through

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

S.150 - An act relating to automobile insurance

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
  • James Feehan, Government Relations Director, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC
  • Chris Maley, Attorney, Maley and Maley
  • Frank O'Brien, Vice President State Government Relations, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
2:30 PM

S.181 - An act relating to establishing a television assessment and community media

Discussion and possible vote

-

S.254 - An act relating to including rechargeable batteries and battery-containing products under the State battery stewardship program

Discussion and possible vote


Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Ali Johnson, Quality Improvement Specialist, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc. (VPQHC)
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
2:30 PM

S.310 - An act relating to natural disaster government response, recovery, and resiliency

Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
2:30 PM

S.259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Bill introduction

  • Sen. Nader Hashim, Reporter, Senate Education Committee
3:00 PM

S.304 - An act relating to Vermont’s career and technical education programs

Walk-through

  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
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S.304 - An act relating to Vermont’s career and technical education programs

Committee vote


Thursday, March 21, 2024
Meeting Details
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After the floor

S.259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

  • Ben Edgerly Walsh, Climate & Energy Program Director, VPIRG
  • Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
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S.259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Committee vote

  • Matt DeTura, Counsel, External and State Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Jim White, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Comcast

Friday, March 22, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

S.167 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to education law

Walk-through

  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

S.167 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to education law

Possible vote


Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

School Merger Discussion

  • Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
2:00 PM

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Mary Kate Mohlman, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
After the floor

S.310 - An act relating to natural disaster government response, recovery, and resiliency

Proposal of amendment

  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Reporter, Senate Government Operations Committee

Thursday, March 28, 2024
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3:00 PM

Telecom Discussion

Amendment walk-through and discussion

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen, Montpelier

Friday, March 29, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Introduction of PUC Chair

  • Ed McNamara, Chair, Public Utility Commission
-

H.546 - An act relating to administrative and policy changes to tax laws

Walk-through

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.546 - An act relating to administrative and policy changes to tax laws

  • Abby Shepard, Executive Policy Advisor, Department of Taxes
2:00 PM

Appointment Confirmations

Assignment of confirmations to committee members

2:15 PM

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

  • Heather Stein, Associate Medical Director, Community Health Centers of Essex
  • Anje Van Berckelaer, Medical Director, Battenkill Valley Health Center
2:35 PM

Break

2:45 PM

H.247 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:15 PM

H.543 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Social Work Licensure Compact and to emergency housing eligibility documentation

Discussion and possible vote

  • Lauren Layman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lynn Stanley, Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Vermont Chapter

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Tax Overview

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Chris Rupe, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Patrick Titterton, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:15 PM

H.546 - An act relating to administrative and policy changes to tax laws

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Carol Hammond, Chair, Board of Listers
  • Lisa Wright, President, Vermont Assessors and Listers Association
2:50 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Tax Abatement Discussion

  • William Frasier, City Manager, Montpelier
3:15 PM

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

Committee discussion


Thursday, April 4, 2024
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Education Finance Overview

  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

  • Rep. Alyssa Black, Chittenden-24
2:15 PM

Property Tax Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
2:45 PM

Tax Abatement Discussion

  • Carol Dawes, Clerk-Treasurer, Barre City
  • Nicolas Storellicastro, City Manager, City of Barre
3:00 PM

H.721 - An act relating to expanding access to Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur

Walk-through

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, April 5, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Education Finance Overview

  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:00 PM

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

  • Emily Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation
2:30 PM

Property Tax Discussion

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
-

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

Discussion and possible vote


Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Corporate Tax

  • Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
-

H.861 - An act relating to reimbursement parity for health care services delivered in person, by telemedicine, and by audio-only telephone and extending time for flood abatement reimbursement

Discussion and possible vote


Wednesday, April 10, 2024
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2:00 PM

Education Funding

  • Michael Leichliter , Superintendent, Harwood Unified Union School District
  • Meagan Roy, Superintendent, Washington Central Unified Union School District
  • Mark Tucker, Superintendent, Caledonia Central Supervisory Union
2:30 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Walk-through

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

DFR Fees

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:45 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Jeremy Crandall, Assistant Vice President State Legislative Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Scott Mackey, Leonine Public Affairs, AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon
2:00 PM

H.868 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2025 Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Walk-through

  • Logan Mooberry, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
2:45 PM

H.546 - An act relating to administrative and policy changes to tax laws

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

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Robert Fish, Deputy Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board, Department of Public Service
-

H.868 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2025 Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Discussion and possible vote


Friday, April 12, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

DFR Fees

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:55 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Gregg Faber, Legislative Liaison, Public Utility Commission
1:30 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Rob White, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation
2:15 PM

DFR Fees

  • Kevin Gaffney, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
2:45 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
3:00 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
-

H.868 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2025 Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Committee vote

3:30 PM

Break

4:00 PM

H.546 - An act relating to administrative and policy changes to tax laws

Discussion and possible vote


Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.659 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

Walk-through

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

H.659 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

  • Aaron Ferenc, Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
  • David Lipka, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, CoinFlip
  • Mark Smalley, Chief Compliance Officer, Bitcoin Depot
2:45 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Scott Brooks, Director of State Government Affairs, Consolidated Communications
  • Mimi Burnstein, Assessor/Lister, Randolph Lister's Office
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Rep. Katherine Sims, Sponsor

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
1:45 PM

Tax Credit Discussion

  • Julie Lowell, Policy Analyst, Public Assets Institute
2:00 PM

H.766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

Walk-through

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

H.766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

  • Rep. Alyssa Black, Co-sponsor
  • Anthony Cali, VP of Provider Contracting, Cigna Health Care
  • Christine Cooney, State Government Affairs, Cigna Health Care
  • Jordan Estey, Senior Director, Government Affairs, MVP Health Care
  • Andrew Garland, Vice President Client Relations and External Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Nancy Hogue, Pharmacy Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Tiffany Pierce, Market Medical Executive, Cigna Health Care
-

H.659 - An act relating to banking, insurance, and securities

Discussion of proposed floor amendment


Thursday, April 18, 2024
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Meeting Record
2:00 PM

H.766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

  • Erika Brown, Director of Patient Accounts, Community Health Centers of Burlington
  • Rick Dooley, Physician Assistant, Thomas Chittenden Health Center
  • Fay Homan, Member, Green Mountain Care Board’s Primary Care Advisory Group
  • Kyle Munson, Chief Financial Officer, Community Health Centers of Burlington
3:00 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Kim Gates, Controller, Franklin Telephone and Independent Telephone Companies
  • Stephen Whittaker, Self Advocate, Montpelier
  • Sen. Irene Wrenner, Amendment Sponsor
4:00 PM

H.766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

  • Kelly Lange, Network Vice President, UVM Health Network Managed Care Contracting
  • Alex McCracken, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Vermont Health Access
-

H.766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

Discussion and markup


Friday, April 19, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

H.546 - An act relating to administrative and policy changes to tax laws

Walk-through of changes

  • Chris Rupe, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
1:30 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • Robert Fish, Deputy Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board, Department of Public Service
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
2:15 PM

Income Tax Structure

  • Manish Bhatt, Senior Policy Analyst, Tax Foundation
2:30 PM

H.847 - An act relating to peer support provider and peer recovery support specialist certification

Walk-through

  • Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Discussion and markup

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

H.72 - An act relating to a harm-reduction criminal justice response to drug use

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:45 PM

H.687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Walk-through

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Patrick Titterton, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

Committee Meeting

Walk-through and vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Discussion and markup

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

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

  • David Healy, Board Member, CVFiber
2:30 PM

H.687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

  • Peter Tucker, Advocacy & Public Policy Director, Vermont Association of Realtors
2:45 PM

H.279 - An act relating to the Uniform Trust Decanting Act

Walk-through

  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

H.766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
-

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Discussion and possible vote

4:30 PM

H.687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Discussion of possible amendment

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
-

No Committee Meeting Scheduled


Thursday, April 25, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
3:00 PM

H.687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

  • Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Peter Gill, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board
  • Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board
3:45 PM

H.289 - An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard

  • David Blittersdorf, CEO & Founder, AllEarth Renewables
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Reporter, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Shana Louiselle, Communications Manager, Vermont Electric Power Company
  • Ed McNamara, Chair, Public Utility Commission
  • TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
  • Elizabeth Schilling, Staff Attorney, Vermont Public Utility Commission
  • Peter Sterling, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Ben Walsh, Climate & Energy Program Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Friday, April 26, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:30 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Markup

  • John Adams, Director, Center for Geographic Information, Agency of Digital Services
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

H.687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Walk-through

  • Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
-

H.687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Discussion and possible vote


Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:45 PM

H.10 - An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program

  • Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development
  • Jessica Hartleben, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council
  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

Committee Meeting

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Meeting Details
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Meeting Record
3:00 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Morgan Daybell, President, Vermont Association of School Business Officials
  • Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association
3:30 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

CLA

  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Cloud tax

  • Robbie Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Faraday
  • Ted Adler, Founder & President, Union Street Media
  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rubin Bennett, Owner and Senior Network Engineer, rb Technologies
  • Ethan Carlson, Founder, Chairman and Chief Product Officer, Datablend
  • Skye Chalmers, Founder and CEO, Image Relay
  • Jeff Couture, Executive Director, Vermont Technology Alliance
  • Austin Davis, Director, Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Lane, CEO, Fluency
6:10 PM

Break

6:20 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Short term rentals

  • Lisa Ford, Owner, Cozy Vermont Cabins
  • Julie Marks, Executive Director, Vermont Short Term Rental Association
  • Amy Spear, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Hans van Wees, General Manager, Hotel Vermont

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:45 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Yields and property tax credit

  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Excess spending threshold

  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:30 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Discussion of possible amendment

  • Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor, Caledonia-Essex
5:00 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

  • Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Angie Harbin, Executive Director, Downstreet Housing and Community Development

Friday, May 3, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
5:00 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Excess spending penalties

  • Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
-

"The Boy and the Bat"

Discussion of revenue options

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
6:45 PM

Break


Monday, May 6, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
1:15 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Discussion of amendment


Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Discussion of amendment and possible vote

2:30 PM

H.585 - An act relating to amending the pension system for sheriffs and certain deputy sheriffs

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Chris Rupe, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

H.867 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the laws governing alcoholic beverages and the Board of Liquor and Lottery

Walk-through and possible vote

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

H.55 - An act relating to miscellaneous unemployment insurance amendments

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:10 PM

H.878 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Will Baker, General Counsel, Department of Taxes
  • Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:00 PM

H.233 - An act relating to licensure and regulation of pharmacy benefit managers

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sam Hallemeier, Director of State Affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)
  • Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:30 PM

H.622 - An act relating to emergency medical services

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
5:00 PM

Break

5:15 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Discussion of possible amendments

  • Sen. Martine Larocque Gulick, Chittenden Central
  • Sen. Anne Watson, Washington
5:50 PM

H.657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Discussion of amendment

  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:15 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Discussion of amendments

12:45 PM

H.626 - An act relating to animal welfare

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:00 PM

H.877 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

Break

3:00 PM

H.870 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Lauren Layman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
-

H.878 - An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures

Discussion and possible vote

3:45 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Discussion of amendments

4:15 PM

H.645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:25 PM

H.612 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis amendments

Walk-through and possible vote

  • Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Meeting Details
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Standard
Meeting Record
12:45 PM

H.885 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Berlin

Discussion and possible vote

-

H.10 - An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program

Discussion and possible vote

1:10 PM

Break

1:15 PM

H.687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Walk-through and discussion


Friday, May 10, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
4:30 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Discussion

-

Appointment Confirmations

8:45 PM

H.887 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Committee discussion

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office