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Senate Committee on Government Operations (Room 4)

The Senate Committee on Government Operations has jurisdiction over matters relating to the administration of government and justice; compensation of and retirement benefits for public officials and employees; suffrage; nominations and elections; municipal corporations; military affairs, including veterans and civil defense; public records and open meetings; and reapportionment.

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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


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

Senate Floor

-

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

1:30 PM

Committee Meeting

Introduction and Organization

2:30 PM

Legislative Council

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Office of Racial Equity Introductions

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity
  • Shalini Suryanarayana, Education and Outreach Associate, Office of Racial Equity
3:30 PM

Vermont State Employees Association

  • Thomas Abdelnour, Legislative Coordinator, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Vincent Illuzzi, Lobbyist, Vermont State Employees Association
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Department of Public Safety Introductions

  • Daniel Batsie, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Col. Matthew Birmingham, Director, Vermont State Police
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
2:05 PM

Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs Introductions

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Tim Leuders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
2:35 PM

Vermont Enhanced 9-1-1 Board Introductions

  • Roger Marcoux, Chairman, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
3:05 PM

Break

3:10 PM

Vermont Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Introductions

  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Will Moran, EMS Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health
3:30 PM

Vermont Ambulance Association Introductions

  • Jim Finger , President, Vermont Ambulance Association
  • Drew Hazelton, Vice President and Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:20 PM

Department of Human Resources Introductions

  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
2:00 PM

Vermont League of Cities and Towns

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:25 PM

Vermont National Education Association

  • Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association
2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

Vermont Retired State Employees Association (VRSEA)

  • Kathy Callaghan, Secretary, Vermont Retired State Employees Association
  • Shelly Martin, President, Vermont Retired State Employees Association
3:00 PM

Pension Presentation

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

  • Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Chief Performance Office Introductions

  • Justin Kenney, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration
1:30 PM

Agency of Digital Services Introductions

  • Jonathan Kelley, Legislative Liaison, Agency of Digital Services
  • Shawn Nailor, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
2:00 PM

State Treasurer Introductions

  • Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Financial Literacy, Outreach, and Special Projects, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
2:40 PM

Vermont Auditor of Accounts Introductions

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

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

TBA

  • Bor Yang, Executive Director & Counsel, Vermont Human Rights Commission
2:00 PM

Vermont Pension Investment Commission Introductions

  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
  • Eric Henry, Chief Investment Officer, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
2:15 PM

Evacuation Drill

2:45 PM

Ethics Commission

  • Christina Sivret, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
3:15 PM

Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies Introductions

  • Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
  • Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
3:45 PM

Appointment Letters

Committee Discussion

4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Office of the Adjutant General Introductions

  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
2:00 PM

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

Walk-through

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

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

Discussion

  • Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

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

Discussion and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Mike Donaghue, Co-owner, Vermont Press Association
  • John Flowers, Officer, Vermont Press Association
  • Lisa Loomis, President, Vermont Press Association and editor/co-owner, Valley Reporter
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Omer Trajman, Citizen
4:45 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Secretary of State's Office

  • Sarah Copeland Hanzas , Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
2:15 PM

Vermont Criminal Justice Council Introductions

  • William Sorrell, Chair, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
2:45 PM

Vermont Troopers Association Introductions

  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
  • Dan Trottier, President, Vermont Troopers Association
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Walk-through and Discussion

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

Adjourn


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

Vermont Public Interest Research

  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

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

Senate Floor

1:15 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
1:55 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

  • Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • Roger Marcoux, Chairman, Vermont Sheriff's Association
2:30 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

  • Tim Ashe, Deputy State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
3:00 PM

Break

3:20 PM

S.9 - An act relating to the authority of the State Auditor to examine the books and records of State contractors

Walk-through and Discussion

  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:55 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Emergency Response Operations

Discussion of Regional Dispatch Working Group Report

  • Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Paul White, Chair, Regional Dispatch Working Group
  • Mandy Wooster, Executive Director of Policy Development, Department of Public Safety
3:15 PM

Break

3:35 PM

Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police Introductions

  • Douglas Allen, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
3:55 PM

Retired State Employee Benefits

Discussion

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

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:55 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Chris Hughes, Director of Policy and General Council, Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center
3:05 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

  • Sarah Copeland Hanzas , Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Sarah Montgomery, City Clerk, Burlington
4:05 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:05 PM

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:35 PM

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

  • Mike Ferrant, Director, Office of Legislative Operations
  • Josalyn Williams, Policy Specialist, Center for Legislative Strengthening, National Conference of State Legislatures
2:55 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Emergency Response Operations

  • Tom Hanley, Chief of Police, Middlebury, Middlebury Police Department
  • Barbara Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
3:05 PM

Break

3:20 PM

S.42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

Emergency Response Operations

Continued

  • Stephen Whitaker, Concerned Citizen
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Betty Keller, Member, Vermont League of Women Voters
  • Justin Marsh, Political Outreach Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
  • Sam McGinty, Democracy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
2:55 PM

Break

3:05 PM

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Mike Ferrant, Director, Office of Legislative Operations
  • Eric Hoefel, Change Management Specialist/VISION Support, Department of Finance and Management
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
4:05 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

Walk-through and Discussion

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Testimony related to both S.17 and Prop 1

  • Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:20 PM

Break

3:35 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Testimony related to both S.17 and Prop 1

  • Christopher Brickell, Deputy Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • William Greer, Concerned Citizen
4:10 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Walk-through

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

Appointment Letters

Discussion

1:35 PM

Break

2:00 PM

Vermont Youth Council Introductions

Introductions and Discussion

  • Alida Apgar, Council member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Molly Armbrust, Council member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Jaxon Dalpra, Council member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Harmony Devoe, Council member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Aliyah Ivy Leake, Council member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Jasper Lorien, Council member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Carver Maxwell, Council member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Nicole Miller, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool
  • Stephen O'Connell, Council member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Brianne Smith, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Vermont Afterschool
3:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Emergency Response Operations

  • Paco Aumand, Independent Consultant, Montpelier
  • Ron Hoague, Chief of Police, Essex Police Department
  • Maurice Lamothe, Chief of Police, St. Albans Police Department
  • Michael Schirling, Chief Safety and Compliance Officer, University of Vermont Safety and Compliance
3:05 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

  • Robert Bristow-Johnson, Citizen, Burlington, VT
  • Robert Melvin, Senior Manager, Government Affairs NE Region, R Street Institute
  • Deb Otis, Director of Research, FairVote
4:15 AM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Language Access Report

Joint Hearing with House Committee on Government Operations
Please find the livestream at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-government-operations-and-military-affairs

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Retired State Employee Benefits

  • Kristin Clouser, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Tom Giffen, President of the Retirees' Chapter, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Theresa LaFebvre, Member, Vermont Retired State Employees Association
  • Shelley Martin, President, Vermont Retired State Employees Association
  • Steve May, Consultant, Hickok and Boardman
  • Joe Patrissi, Member, Vermont Retired State Employees Association
  • Harold Schwartz, Director of Operations, Department of Human Resources
4:15 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:40 PM

Emergency Response Operations

  • Travis Bingham, Chief of Police, Newport Police Department
  • Scott Cooney, Fire Chief, Hartford Fire Department
  • Jim Finger , President, Vermont Ambulance Association
  • Drew Hazelton, Vice President and Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board
  • Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Lamoille County
  • Will Moran, EMS Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health
  • Robert Schlachter, Chief Coordinator, Rutland County Fire Mutual Aid Association
  • Scott Smith, Communications Director, Hartford Police Department
4:00 PM

Emergency Response Operations

Committee Discussion

4:15 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 10, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:10 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

  • Terrance Carroll, Former Speaker of the House, Colorado Legislature
  • Josh Daniels, Former County Clerk/Auditor, Utah Legislature
2:10 PM

Break

2:15 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

  • Shenna Bellows, Secretary of State, Maine
  • Katie Usalis, Partnerships Director, Represent Women
3:15 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to the authority of the State Auditor to examine the books and records of State contractors

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
2:45 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Testimony Related to both S.17 and Prop 1

  • Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Trevor Colby, Sheriff, Essex County
  • Tim Leuders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Lamoille County
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
4:30 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Rights and Democracy Vermont

Lobby Day

  • Angela Lawrence, Member, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Tom Proctor, Housing Justice Organizer, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Anne Zimmerman, Member, Rights and Democracy Vermont
2:00 PM

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Discussion

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Daniel Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Mike Ferrant, Director, Office of Legislative Operations
2:45 PM

Break

3:10 PM

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

  • Rep. Ashley Bartley
  • Rep. Michelle Bos-Lun
  • Rep. Troy Headrick
  • Felisha Leffler, Former Representative, Vermont General Assembly
  • Emma Mulvaney-Stanak
4:10 PM

Adjourn


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

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

-

Caucus of the Whole

Budget Adjustment Act

2:30 PM

S.42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

  • Gavin Boyles, Deputy Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Financial Literacy, Outreach, and Special Projects, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
  • Eric Henry, Chief Investment Officer, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
  • Anna Petrini, Project Manager, Employment, Labor, and Retirement Program, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • David Provost, Executive Vice President, Office of Finance and Administration, Middlebury College
4:05 PM

H.46 - An act relating to approval of the dissolution of Colchester Fire District No. 3

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joe Duncan, President and General Manager, Champlain Water District
  • Rep. Curt Taylor, Sponsor
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 17, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

H.46 - An act relating to approval of the dissolution of Colchester Fire District No. 3

Vote

1:05 PM

Emergency Response Operations

Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to the authority of the State Auditor to examine the books and records of State contractors

  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.9 - An act relating to the authority of the State Auditor to examine the books and records of State contractors

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:05 PM

S.75 - An act relating to civilian oversight of law enforcement

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Dick Sears, Sponsor
2:45 PM

S.75 - An act relating to civilian oversight of law enforcement

  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

S.88 - An act relating to the charter of the Town of South Hero

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Dick Mazza, Sponsor
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

  • Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Lamoille County
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
2:30 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Committee Discussion

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:05 PM

Break

3:20 PM

Emergency Response Communications

  • Roger Marcoux, Chair, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
4:15 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 23, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

  • Hilary Francis, Town Clerk, Brattleboro
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
2:20 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

Committee Discussion

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

Break

3:00 PM

S.9 - An act relating to the authority of the State Auditor to examine the books and records of State contractors

Mark-up and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeremy Reed, Construction Engineer, Agency of Transportation
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:35 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 24, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Vermont State Archives & Records Administration

On-Site Visit with the House Committee on Government Operations and Military Affairs


Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Federal Delegation

Introductions

  • Rebecca Ellis, State Director, Office of Senator Peter Welch
  • Haley Pero, Outreach Staff, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
  • David Scherr, State Director, Office of Congresswoman Becca Balint
1:50 PM

Break

2:10 PM

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Committee Discussion

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:10 PM

S.104 - An act relating to designating August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor
3:25 PM

Break

3:30 PM

S. - An act relating to delinquent financial disclosure penalties and municipal ethics framework

Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:10 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

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

Walk-through, Testimony, and Discussion

  • Joseph Aldsworth, Deputy Chief, Fire, EMS, and Deputy Emergency Management Director, City of Barre
  • Kimberly B. Cheney, Former Attorney General
  • Tom Hanley, Chief of Police, Middlebury Police Department
  • Roger Marcoux, Chair, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Anne Watson
  • Paul White, Chair, Regional Dispatch Working Group
3:35 PM

Break

3:45 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Harlow, Sheriff, Orleans County, Sheriffs' Association
  • Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Lamoille County, Vermont Sheriff's Association
4:30 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

4:15 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

  • Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Therese Corsones, State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Joyce McKeeman, President, Vermont Association of County Judges
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Carolyn Partridge, Assistant Judge, Windham County
  • Marc Poulin, Sheriff, Washington County
  • Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
5:20 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Office of Professional Regulation (OPR)

Extension of the Emergency Administrative Rules for Notaries Public and Remote Notarization

  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
1:05 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

Walk-through of New Draft

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:20 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Sam McGinty, Democracy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
2:05 PM

S.42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

Walk-through of New Amendment

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:20 PM

S.42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

  • Gavin Boyles, Deputy Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Steve Crofter, Retired Teacher
  • Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association
  • Katie Green, Investments Manager, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Eric Henry, Chief Investment Officer, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • David McColgin, Member, Third Act Vermont
  • Bill McKibben, Founder, Third Act Vermont
  • Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Tom Sanzillo, Director of Financial Analysis, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
4:10 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Mark-up and Discussion

  • Christopher Brickell, Deputy Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Teri Corsones, Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • David Silberman, Addison County High Baliff, Middlebury
  • Jeanette White, Former Senator, Windham County
3:30 PM

S.42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

Mark-up and Discussion

  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
  • Eric Henry, Chief Investment Officer, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
  • David McColgin, Member, Third Act Vermont
  • Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

S.104 - An act relating to designating August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day

Mark-up and Vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • William McSalis, Director of State Safety and Security, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Troy Seckington, Access and Records Administrator, Buildings and General Services
5:05 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:00 PM

Break

3:20 PM

S.32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:35 PM

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Daniel Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Arlene Donovan, Director, Office of Legislative Human Resources
  • Mike Ferrant, Director, Office of Legislative Operations
5:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

2:20 PM

S.42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

Mark-up and Vote

  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
  • David McColgin, Member, Third Act Vermont
  • Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:20 PM

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Mark-up and Vote

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Daniel Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:55 PM

Emergency Response Communications Committee Bill (DR 23-0775)

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Paco Aumand, Independent Consultant, Montpelier
  • Jessie Baker, City Manager, South Burlington
  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Lamoille County, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Paul White, Chair, Regional Dispatch Working Group
5:45 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 17, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 PM

Senate Floor

12:30 PM

S.42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

Vote

-

S.39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
12:50 PM

Emergency Response Communications Committee Bill (DR 23-0775)

Committee Discussion, Mark-up, and Vote

  • Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Barbara Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel
2:25 PM

Break

2:35 PM

S.17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Committee Discussion, Mark-up, and Vote

  • Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Emergency Response Communications Committee Bill (DR 23-0775)

Vote

3:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:40 PM

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

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Lauren Layman, Staff Attorney, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
2:50 PM

Break

3:05 PM

H.429 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Reporter
3:35 PM

Governor's Appointment

  • Shawn Nailor, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
4:25 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

Committee Room & State House Artwork

Please find links to the artists' work below:
Kate Gridley, https://www.kategridley.com/
Caleb Kenna, https://www.calebkenna.com/

  • Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Kate Gridley, Portrait Artist, Middlebury
  • Caleb Kenna, Photographer, Middlebury
  • David Schutz, State Curator, Department of Buildings and General Services
2:35 PM

Break

2:45 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:20 PM

Break

3:30 PM

An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles

Testimony on S.99

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Shawn Nailor, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
  • Michael Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles
4:30 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Joyce McKeeman, President, Vermont Association of County Judges
2:40 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Governor's Appointment

  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
3:20 PM

Break

3:30 PM

An act relating to sheriff reforms

Discussion of S.17

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:35 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 24, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:15 PM

H.466 - An act relating to technical corrections for the 2023 legislative session

Walk-through

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:50 PM

H.429 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
2:40 PM

Governor's Appointment

  • Kristin Clouser, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
3:05 PM

An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

Discussion of S.42

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:20 PM

An act relating to sheriff reforms

Discussion of S.17

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:10 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court Justices

3:30 PM

H.466 - An act relating to technical corrections for the 2023 legislative session

Committee Discussion and Vote

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:55 PM

Governor's Appointments

Committee Discussion and Vote
Secretary and CIO of Digital Services Shawn Nailor
Commissioner of Human Resources Beth Fastiggi

4:05 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:15 PM

H.429 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

  • Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
  • Bryan Finney, CEO, Democracy Live
  • Susan Greenhalgh, Senior Advisor on Election Security, Free Speech For People
  • Rick Hubbard, Voting Rights Advocate
  • Angelo Lynn, Editor/Publisher, Addison County Independent
  • Christina Sivret, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
5:05 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 30, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

After the Floor

Committee meeting canceled

Due to Senate Floor


Friday, March 31, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

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

  • Maggie Connors, Music Therapist, Maple Tree Music Therapy, LLC
  • Betsy Graziadei, Art Therapist, American Art Therapy Association
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Leland Peterson, President, Art Therapy Association of Vermont
  • Kevin Rushing, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
2:35 PM

Break

2:45 PM

H.429 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

  • Paul Dame, Chairman, Vermont Republican Party
  • Jim Dandeneau, Executive Director, Vermont Democratic Party
  • Betty Keller, Member, Vermont League of Women Voters
  • Josh Wronski, Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party
3:45 PM

Governor's Appointment

Committee Discussion and Vote
Secretary of Administration Kristin Clouser

3:50 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

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

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Chea Waters Evans, Reporter
2:00 PM

H.465 - An act relating to regional emergency management committees’ meeting quorum requirement

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael Morgan, Reporter
2:20 PM

H.125 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Sen. Brian Collamore
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Reporter
3:00 PM

Break

3:20 PM

H.291 - An act relating to the creation of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Rep. Seth Chase, Reporter
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor, Sponsor
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

Break

3:50 PM

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

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Reporter
  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:35 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

  • Lauren Bode, Executive Director, Vermont Pharmacists Association (VPA)
  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists
  • Steve Rayes, President of the Vermont State Dental Society, Practice Owner, Norwich Vermont
  • Stephanie Winters, Deputy Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

H.476 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to law enforcement officer training laws

  • Rep. Lucy Boyden, Reporter
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:40 PM

H.482 - An act relating to Vermont Criminal Justice Council recommendations for law enforcement officer training

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Chair, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Rep. Chea Waters Evans, Reporter
4:15 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Joyce McKeeman, President, Vermont Association of County Judges
  • Carolyn Partridge, Assistant Judge, Windham County
  • Marilyn Skoglund, Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School
3:05 PM

H.429 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

  • Susan Bellimer, President, National Federation of the Blind of Vermont
  • Asher Edelson, Citizen
  • Bert Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College
  • Island Pinnick, Chief Technology Officer, Democracy Live
  • Rachel Seelig, Director, Disability Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Harlan Smith, Citizen
4:45 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

  • Sarah Copeland Hanzas , Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Jim Douglas, Former Governor
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Kate Larose, Pandemic Equity Coordinator, Vermont Center for Independent Living
  • John O'Duinn, Founder, Release Mechanix, LLC
  • Lindsey Owen, Executive Director, Disabilities Rights Vermont

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

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

  • Nicholas Deml, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
1:55 PM

Break

2:00 PM

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

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
  • Lisa Wright, President, Vermont Assessors and Listers Association
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

S.141 - An act relating to approval of the charter of Fairfax Fire District No. 1

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Irene Wrenner, Sponsor
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Mark-up and Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:40 PM

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

Walk-through of Amendment

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:25 PM

Break

2:45 PM

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

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, CVS Health
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Leland Peterson, President, Art Therapy Association of Vermont
  • Emma Shouldice, Lobbyist
  • Stephanie Winters, Deputy Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
4:00 PM

H.271 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Reporter
-

H.418 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Barre

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Reporter
4:25 AM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 13, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
12:30 PM

An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Discussion of Amendment to S.39

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Russ Ingalls, Senate Committee on Institutions
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:35 PM

H.476 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to law enforcement officer training laws

  • Jennifer Harlow, Sheriff, Orleans County, Sheriffs' Association
  • Erin Jacobsen, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Kevin Lane, Major, Department of Public Safety
  • Sarah Robinson, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • William Sorrell, Chair, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
3:40 PM

H.482 - An act relating to Vermont Criminal Justice Council recommendations for law enforcement officer training

  • Douglas Allen, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Tim Ashe, Deputy State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Jennifer Harlow, Sheriff, Orleans County, Sheriffs' Association
  • Kevin Lane, Major, Department of Public Safety
  • Heather Simons, Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
4:25 PM

H.271 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Springfield

Mark-up and Vote

4:30 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

Vermont National Guard Annual Sexual Assault Prevention Response Report

Hearing will be held in the Pavilion, Room 267, 109 State Street
Joint hearing with the House Committee on Government Operations and Military Affairs

  • Scott Detweiler, Integrated Violence Prevention Workforce Director, Vermont National Guard
  • Brian Dodge, Judge Advocate General Office, Vermont National Guard
  • Ken Gragg, Deputy Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard
  • Nicole Sorrell, Lead Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Vermont National Guard
2:00 PM

Break

2:35 PM

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

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:10 PM

Break

3:15 PM

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

  • Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.291 - An act relating to the creation of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council

  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Scott Carbee, Chief Information Security Officer, Agency of Digital Services
  • Sarah Copeland Hanzas , Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Therese Corsones, State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Jill Mazza Olson, Executive Director, VNA's of Vermont
  • Kevin Moore, Director of Information Technology
  • Shawn Nailor, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
  • Joseph Paquin, IT Director, Vermont Judiciary
3:05 PM

Break

3:25 PM

Reference-Based Pricing Analysis

  • Clarke Collins, Deputy Director of Benefits, Vermont Department of Human Resources
  • Mark Hage, Director of Member Benefits, Vermont National Education Association
  • Adam Norton, Strategic Analyst, Vermont State Employees Association
3:55 PM

H.150 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Village of Alburgh

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael Morgan, Reporter
-

S.141 - An act relating to approval of the charter of Fairfax Fire District No. 1

Testimony, Mark-up, and Vote

  • Emily Morgan, Clerk and Prudential Committee Chair, Fairfax Fire District No. 1
  • Paul White, Chairman, Barre Selectboard
4:40 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

H.146 - An act relating to amendments to the charter of the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Mark Higley, Reporter
-

H.418 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Barre

Mark-up and Vote

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

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

  • Stacey Bradley, Chairperson, Hartland Board of Listers
  • Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity
  • Clark Hinsdale, Chair, Ferrisburgh Selectboard
  • Todd LeBlanc, Vermont Master Property Assessor
  • Cristina Tardie, Assistant Assessor, Town of Hartford
  • Richard Vincent, Assessor, Town of Hartford
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

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

Committee Discussion

4:00 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

Committee Discussion

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:35 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

H.125 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women
  • Joanne Crawford, Interim Chief, Abenaki Nation
  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Rich Holschuh, Citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
  • Dawn Philibert, Chair, Board of Health
  • Christina Sivret, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
  • Sam Swanson, Chair, Vermont Clean Energy Development Board
2:40 PM

Break

3:00 PM

H.482 - An act relating to Vermont Criminal Justice Council recommendations for law enforcement officer training

Walk-through of New Draft

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:25 PM

H.146 - An act relating to amendments to the charter of the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District

Mark-up and Vote

3:30 PM

Break

3:35 PM

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

Walk-through of New Draft

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:40 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

H.476 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to law enforcement officer training laws

Walk-through of New Draft

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:55 PM

H.476 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to law enforcement officer training laws

  • Jennifer Frank, Chief, Windsor Police Department
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
  • William Sorrell, Chair, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3:15 PM

Break

3:20 PM

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

Testimony, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes
3:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.482 - An act relating to Vermont Criminal Justice Council recommendations for law enforcement officer training

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director, Office of Racial Equity
  • Heather Simons, Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
2:10 PM

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

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lisa Wright, President, Vermont Assessors and Listers Association
3:00 PM

Break

3:20 PM

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

Vote

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

Charters

Committee Discussion

  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
4:00 PM

H.150 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Village of Alburgh

Testimony, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

  • Cheryl Dunn, Chair, Board of Trustees
-

H.488 - An act relating to approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of Ludlow

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Lucy Boyden, Reporter
4:20 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

2:10 PM

H.291 - An act relating to the creation of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council

  • Douglas A Gentile, UVM Health Network, Senior Vice President for Information Technology
  • Jason Williams, Network Vice President, Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Health Network
2:45 PM

H.476 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to law enforcement officer training laws

Mark-up

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Mike O'Neil, Executive Director, Vermont Troopers Association
  • Heather Simons, Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
3:15 PM

Break

3:35 PM

H.476 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to law enforcement officer training laws

Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:40 PM

Break

3:45 PM

H.495 - An act relating to the approval of the amendment to the charter of the Town of Middlebury

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael Morgan, Reporter
-

H.386 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Brattleboro

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Lucy Boyden, Reporter
4:15 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

3:15 PM

H.125 - An act relating to boards and commissions

  • Jess Laporte, Land Access and Opportunity Board, Vermont Every Town Project
  • Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
3:40 PM

H.291 - An act relating to the creation of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Shawn Nailor, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, Green Mountain Power and Vermont Gas Systems
4:35 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 28, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

2:10 PM

H.482 - An act relating to Vermont Criminal Justice Council recommendations for law enforcement officer training

Mark-up and Possible Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:25 PM

Break

2:35 PM

H.291 - An act relating to the creation of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Mark-up and Vote

  • Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

Break

3:10 PM

H.291 - An act relating to the creation of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Vote

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

H.125 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Testimony related to H.465 and H.125

  • Erica Bornemann, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Sponsor
  • Eric Forand, Deputy Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
3:50 PM

H.495 - An act relating to the approval of the amendment to the charter of the Town of Middlebury

Testimony, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Brian Carpenter, Select Board Chair, Town of Middlebury
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

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

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Chea Waters Evans, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
-

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

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Rep. Michael Morgan, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
  • Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
  • Rep. Chea Waters Evans, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
2:55 PM

Break

3:15 PM

SR11 - Senate resolution supporting the continuing resiliency and strengthening of the Abenaki communities in Vermont and encouraging a greater appreciation and respect for Abenaki culture during Abenaki Recognition and Heritage Week and throughout the year

Walk-through

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

2:55 PM

H.125 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Testimony, Mark-up, and Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
3:40 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:15 PM

H.386 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Brattleboro

Testimony, Mark-up, and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lily Buren, Former Student, Brattleboro Union High School
  • Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Co-sponsor, Brattleboro
  • Ian Goodnow, Selectboard Chair, Brattleboro
  • Django Grace, Student, Brattleboro Union High School
2:15 PM

H.488 - An act relating to approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of Ludlow

Testimony, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Logan Nicoll, Sponsor, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
-

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

Testimony, Mark-up, and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mike Doenges, Mayor of City of Rutland
  • Lee Krohn, Town Manager, Shelburne
2:55 PM

Break

3:20 PM

An act relating to sheriff reforms

House Changes to S.17

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:50 PM

SR11 - Senate resolution supporting the continuing resiliency and strengthening of the Abenaki communities in Vermont and encouraging a greater appreciation and respect for Abenaki culture during Abenaki Recognition and Heritage Week and throughout the year

  • Rich Holschuh, Citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, Chair, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
3:55 PM

An act relating to sheriff reforms

House Changes to S.17 continued

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:20 PM

SR11 - Senate resolution supporting the continuing resiliency and strengthening of the Abenaki communities in Vermont and encouraging a greater appreciation and respect for Abenaki culture during Abenaki Recognition and Heritage Week and throughout the year

Vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, May 5, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

An act relating to approval of amendments to the election boundary provisions of the charter of the City of Burlington

Testimony on H.506

  • Nancy Stetson, Senior Data and Policy Analyst, City Of Burlington
-

An act relating to approval of amendments to the polling place provisions of the charter of the City of Burlington

Testimony on H.507

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah Montgomery, Assistant City Clerk, Burlington
  • Sarah Montgomery, Assistant City Clerk, Burlington
  • Sarah Montgomery, Assistant City Clerk, Burlington
2:00 PM

Break

2:10 PM

H.488 - An act relating to approval of the adoption of the charter of the Town of Ludlow

Walk-through of Amendment and Possible Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ashleigh Angel, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Logan Nicoll, Sponsor, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
2:35 PM

An act relating to approving the merger of the Village of Lyndonville with the Town of Lyndon

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony on H.490

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Marty Feltus, Member, Merger Steering Committee
  • Rep. Michael Morgan, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
4:35 PM

Adjourn


Monday, May 8, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:45 AM

An act relating to sheriff reforms

Review of Committee Amendment to S.17

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:15 PM

H.506 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the election boundary provisions of the charter of the City of Burlington

Vote

-

H.507 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the polling place provisions of the charter of the City of Burlington

Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:20 PM

Break

1:45 PM

H.490 - An act relating to approving the merger of the Village of Lyndonville with the Town of Lyndon

Mark-up and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:40 PM

H.429 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Emma Shouldice, Lobbyist, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Christina Sivret, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

H.429 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

Mark-up

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Christina Sivret, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
3:40 PM

Break

3:45 PM

H.429 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:55 PM

Break

4:15 PM

An act relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws

Committee Discussion of H.461

  • Sen. Martine Larocque Gulick, Senate Education Committee
  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
  • Beth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:45 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

-

No Committee Meeting


Thursday, May 11, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

An act relating to approval of the dissolution of Duxbury-Moretown Fire District No. 1

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony of H.517

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Thomas Leitz, Municipal Manager, Town of Waterbury
  • Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor
2:30 PM

An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Committee Discussion of S.39

2:35 PM

Adjourn


Friday, May 12, 2023
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
8:30 AM

An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Discussion of House changes to S.39

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mike Ferrant, Director, Office of Legislative Operations
8:50 AM

Adjourn

10:00 AM

Senate Floor

12:55 PM

H.517 - An act relating to approval of the dissolution of Duxbury-Moretown Fire District No. 1 and to deputy State's Attorneys

Walk-through of Amendment, Mark-up, and Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Evan Meenan, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
1:00 PM

Senate Floor


Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:00 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Committee Discussion

Priorities for the Session

2:25 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 4, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Governor's State-of-the-State Message

Joint Assembly


Friday, January 5, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

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

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Katie Buckley, Director, Federal Funding Assistance Program, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Mike Cannon, Program Manager, Urban Search and Rescue Teams
  • Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, State of Vermont
  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
2:35 PM

Break

2:45 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

Walk-through

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

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

  • John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
  • Sarah Copeland Hanzas , Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Joyce McKeeman, President, Vermont Association of County Judges
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

  • Judge Thomas Zonay, Superior Court Judge, Vermont Judiciary
1:50 PM

Break

2:00 PM

Senate Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

3:30 PM

S.224 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Walk-through and Fiscal Note

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office
4:25 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

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

  • Thomas Cavanagh, Chair of Selectboard, Londonderry
  • Roger Clapp, Chair of Selectboard, Waterbury
  • Bill Fraser, City Manager, Montpelier
  • Jim Linville, Member, Weston Selectboard
  • Kathleen Ramsay, Town Manager, Middlebury
  • Nicolas Storellicastro, City Manager, City of Barre
  • Mike Tuller, Town & Floodplain Administrator, Jamaica, Vermont
  • David Upson, Town Manager, Hardwick
3:35 PM

Break

3:45 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

Committee Discussion and Testimony

  • Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Jeanette White, Former Senator, Windham County
4:35 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.179 - An act relating to flood recovery bonds

Walk-through

  • Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:55 PM

Break

2:10 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:20 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
2:45 PM

Break

3:05 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Kate Larose, Pandemic Equity Coordinator, Vermont Center for Independent Living
3:40 PM

Break

3:45 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
4:05 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 12, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:05 PM

Committee Meeting

Discussion of Reports

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

Break

1:55 PM

S.183 - An act relating to reenvisioning the Agency of Human Services

Introduction

  • Sen. Jane Kitchel, Sponsor, Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:20 PM

S.159 - An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee

Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.183 - An act relating to reenvisioning the Agency of Human Services

Walk-through

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:10 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

  • William Sorrell, Chair, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
1:50 PM

Break

2:00 PM

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

  • Jeremiah Breer, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Policy, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Elizabeth Gilman, Executive Director, United Way of Vermont
  • Stephanie Smith, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Vermont Emergency Management
3:10 PM

Break

3:15 PM

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

  • Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Bond Bank
  • Tim Hanson, Member, Ripton Selectboard
  • Patricia Komline, Vice Chair, Vermont Disaster Recovery Fund
  • Helena Van Voorst, Executive Director, United Way of Addison County
  • Jenevra Wetmore, Director, Sustainable Woodstock
4:55 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:40 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

Break

2:15 PM

PR1 - Elections; sheriffs; qualifications

Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:20 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Walk-through of New Draft

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:00 PM

Break

3:10 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

  • Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Executive Director, CCTV Center for Media and Democracy
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
  • Jennifer Samuelson, Chair, Vermont State Board of Education
  • Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 18, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

S.237 - An act relating to the posting of municipal employment vacancies

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Irene Wrenner, Sponsor
1:55 PM

Break

2:00 PM

S.185 - An act relating to the right of entry following a tax sale

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sponsor
2:15 PM

S.242 - An act relating to the maintenance of properties for the health and safety of the public

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Wendy Harrison, Sponsor
2:40 PM

S.243 - An act relating to the formation of stormwater utility districts

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Wendy Harrison, Sponsor
3:05 PM

S.229 - An act relating to nonprofit public transit systems

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Wendy Harrison, Sponsor
3:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 19, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:05 PM

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

  • Holly Morehouse, Vice President for Grants and Community Impact, Vermont Community Foundation
  • Dan Smith, President and CEO, Vermont Community Foundation
1:50 PM

S.223 - An act relating to the assessment of the Vermont Emergency Management Division’s disaster preparedness

Introduction

  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Sponsor
1:55 PM

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

  • Laura Hale, President, ONE Good Deed Fund
2:20 PM

S.223 - An act relating to the assessment of the Vermont Emergency Management Division’s disaster preparedness

Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:30 PM

S.145 - An act relating to the Community Resilience and Disaster Mitigation Fund

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • James Feehan, Government Relations Director, Primer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer
  • Sen. Becca White, Sponsor
2:45 PM

Break

2:55 PM

S.250 - An act relating to emergency management personnel

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Becca White, Sponsor
3:15 PM

Adjourn


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

2:30 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

  • Michael Barber, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Wendy Mays, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Broadcasters
  • Joseph Reinert, Chief Hearing Officer, Human Services Board
  • Elizabeth Schilling, Staff Attorney, Vermont Public Utility Commission
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

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  • Deb Charlae Baker, Chair, Accessibility Committee of the Governor's Advisory Council for D/HH/DB
  • Jill Davies, The HUB
  • Marian Koetsier, Strategist, The HUB
  • Laura Siegel, Director, Director of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and DeafBlind Services
  • Anne Sosin, Interim Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
2:50 PM

Break

3:10 PM

S.224 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Walk-through of New Draft and Fiscal Note
Possible Mark-up and Vote

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mike Ferrant, Director, Office of Legislative Operations
  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office
3:50 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 25, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:40 PM

S.255 - An act relating to equity and public access at the Public Utility Commission

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Anne Watson, Sponsor
2:10 PM

S.159 - An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee

  • Tim Arsenault, VMCTA Legislative Committee
  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Catherine Dimitruk, Chair, Vermont Association of Planning & Development Agencies
  • Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Agency of Administration
  • Joyce McKeeman, President, Vermont Association of County Judges
3:15 PM

Break

3:40 PM

S.161 - An act relating to the meeting of presidential electors

  • Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office
3:50 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 26, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Committee Discussion

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

S.183 - An act relating to reenvisioning the Agency of Human Services

  • Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
2:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

Vermont State Youth Council

  • Jaxon Dalpra, Youth Mental Health Subcommittee Chair, Vermont Youth Council
  • Harmony Devoe, Equity and Anti-Racism Subcommittee Chair, Vermont Youth Council
  • Seth Hibbert, Communications and Development Manager, Vermont Afterschool
  • Aliyah Ivey-Leake, Education Subcommittee Member, Vermont Youth Council
  • Nicole Miller, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool
  • Cooper O'Connell, Climate Change Subcommittee Chair, Vermont Youth Council
  • Amanda Riley, Youth Voice Subcommittee Chair, Vermont Youth Council
  • Brianne Smith, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Vermont Afterschool
  • Joshua Stearns, Council Chair & Youth Voice Subcommittee Member, Vermont Youth Council
2:35 PM

Break

2:45 PM

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

Testimony

  • Jeff Lee, Office of the Adjutant General
  • Jayna Morse, Director, Finance & Administration Division, Agency of Transportation
  • Roger Zeigler, Army Operations Officer, Vermont National Guard
3:35 PM

Break

3:45 PM

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

Walk-through of Committee Bill DR 24-0141

  • Daniel Batsie, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Katie Buckley, Director, Federal Funding Assistance Program, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Department of Finance & Management
  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

S.194 - An act relating to public safety reporting

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Martine Larocque Gulick, Sponsor
1:45 PM

S.96 - An act relating to privatization contracts

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Sponsor
2:15 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Committee Discussion

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:50 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Testimony

  • Tim Arsenault, Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association
  • Catherine Dimitruk, Chair, Vermont Association of Planning & Development Agencies
  • Devon Neary, Executive Director, Rutland Regional Planning Commission
  • Leslie Welts, Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the General Counsel and Administrative Law Division, Attorney General's Office
4:00 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Testimony

  • Daniel Batsie, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Bill Cahill, General Counsel, Vermont Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director, Office of Racial Equity
  • James Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont Association of Domestic Property and Casualty Insurance Companies
  • Drew Hazelton, Chair, Vermont EMS Advisory Committee
  • Ian Kilburn, TMC Supervisor, Agency of Transportation
  • Ryan Knapp, Intelligent Transportation Systems Chief, Agency of Transportation
  • Barbara Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Peter Walke, Director, Efficiency Vermont, VEIC
3:45 PM

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

Mark-up on DR 24-0141

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Department of Finance & Management
  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 2, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:05 PM

Government Response to Flood Recovery

Vote on DR 24-0141

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

S.237 - An act relating to the posting of municipal employment vacancies

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Doug Pine, Deputy Director of Talent Acquisition Services/Compensation/People Analytics, Department of Human Resources
  • Jay Ramsey, Director of Workforce Development, Vermont Department of Labor
2:00 PM

Break

2:15 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Matthew LeFluer, Community Member, Statewide Community Advisory
3:05 PM

S.159 - An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee

  • Bob Flint, Executive Director, Springfield Regional Development Corporation
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
3:20 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Testimony on DR 24-0141

  • Corinne Cooper, Homeowner, Berlin Mobile Home Park
  • Amy Cunningham, Deputy Director, Vermont Arts Council
  • Susanna Gellert, Executive Artistic Director, Weston Theater Company
  • Kelley Hamshaw , Research Specialist, Center for Rural Studies
  • Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Miles McGuriman, Constituent Services Representative, Office of Senator Peter Welch
  • Haley Pero, Outreach Staff, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Liz Royer, Executive Director, Vermont Rural Water Association
  • David Scherr, State Director, Office of Congresswoman Becca Balint
  • Cameron Wood, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Department of Labor
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Testimony

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Mary Catherine Graziano, Selectboard Chair, Isle La Motte
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Cara Zimmerman, Director of Policy Services and Legislative Affairs, Vermont School Boards Association
2:55 PM

Break

3:10 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Mark-up

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:25 PM

Technical Corrections Bill

Walk-through of H.849

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:10 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 8, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

After the Floor

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

Committee Meeting Canceled


Friday, February 9, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Committee Field Trip

To Barre for flood recovery and municipal operations


Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.194 - An act relating to public safety reporting

  • Tracy Dolan, Director, State Refugee Office, Agency of Human Services
  • Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity
2:15 PM

Break

3:00 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Walk-through of New Draft

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

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Testimony

  • Scott Gillette, Chair, Hancock Selectboard
  • Yves Gonnet, Zoning Administrative Officer, Huntington
  • Chris Plumb, Chair, Andover Selectboard
4:50 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

Technical Corrections Bill

Walk-through of As Passed by the House version of H.849

  • Anthea Dexter-Cooper, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

S.235 - An act relating to survivor benefits for public works employees

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Zach Blodgett, Deputy Director of Public Works, Montpelier
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Becca White, Sponsor
2:25 PM

Break

2:40 PM

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

  • Thomas Abdelnour, Legislative Coordinator, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Wendy Mays, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Broadcasters
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
  • Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Hunter Thompson, Telecommunications and Connectivity Director, Department of Public Service
5:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 15, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:15 PM

H.849 - An act relating to technical corrections for the 2024 legislative session

Vote

1:30 PM

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

  • Kevin Burke, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation, Watershed Management Division
  • Neil Kamman, Director, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation
2:05 PM

Break

2:15 PM

Financing Public Infrastructure in Vermont Municipalities

Overview of Joint Fiscal Office Report

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
3:00 PM

S.159 - An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee

  • Matt Hart, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments, Connecticut
  • Teryn Zmuda, Chief Research Officer, National Association of Counties
3:45 PM

An act relating to transitioning education financing to the new system for pupil weighting

Walk-through of Section 4 of H.850

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

An act relating to transitioning education financing to the new system for pupil weighting

Testimony

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 16, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:05 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Testimony

  • Gary Briggs, Selectboard Member, Lunenburg
  • Susan Clark, Moderator, Middlesex
  • Nancy Howe, Chair, Hartford Board of Civil Authority/Abatement
  • Emily Ruff, Former Selectboard Member, Orange
2:15 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Committee Discussion

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:25 PM

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

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • David Carter, Selectboard Chair, South Hero
  • Rep. Michael Morgan, Sponsor
2:50 PM

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

  • Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources
  • Doug Pine, Deputy Director of Talent Acquisition Services/Compensation/People Analytics, Department of Human Resources
3:45 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

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

Testimony and Vote

  • Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
1:35 PM

S.159 - An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee

Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Department of Finance & Management
  • Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Bond Bank
2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

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

  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Jason Gosselin, Director, Emergency Manager, Agency of Human Services
  • Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Aaron Titus, Executive Director, Crisis Cleanup
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:05 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Walk-through of New Draft

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

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • George Blakeslee, Town Clerk, Guildhall
  • Clayton Cargill, School Board Chair, Danville
  • Aileen Chute, Selectboard Chair, Putney
  • Mike Doenges, Mayor of City of Rutland
  • Mark Koenig, Board Member, Addison Northwest School District
3:40 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 22, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:20 PM

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

Testimony

  • Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Policy, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:45 PM

H.516 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Essex Junction

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Karen Dolan, Sponsor
  • Regina Mahony, City Manager, Essex Junction
2:00 PM

H.518 - An act relating to the approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Essex

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tracey Delphia, Vice Chair, Essex Selectboard
  • Rep. Leonora Dodge, Sponsor
2:40 PM

Break

3:00 PM

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

Walk-through and Mark-up of New Draft

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Friday, February 23, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:05 PM

H.516 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Essex Junction

Vote

-

Committee Room & State House Artwork

  • August Burns, Artist, Washington County
  • Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council
  • Carol McGranaghan, Vice Chair, Friends of the State House
  • David Schutz, State Curator, Department of Buildings and General Services
  • Crystal Stokes, Artist, Lamoille County
  • Victoria Vining, Artist, Franklin County
  • Sen. Becca White
  • Jack Zeilenga, Assistant State Curator, Department of Buildings & General Services
2:35 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:25 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Testimony

  • Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association
  • Margaret Cheney, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission
  • Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Executive Director, CCTV Center for Media and Democracy
  • F.X. Flinn, Chair, ECFiber
  • John Flowers, Former President, Vermont Press Association
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Lindsey Owen, Executive Director, Disabilities Rights Vermont
  • Elizabeth Schilling, Staff Attorney, Vermont Public Utility Commission
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Mark-up

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:15 PM

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

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Thomas Leitz, Municipal Manager, Town of Waterbury
  • Rep. Michael Morgan, Reporter
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:35 PM

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

Vote

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

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Mark-up

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

JRS41 - Joint resolution requesting that the U. S. Postal Service reestablish, as rapidly as possible, a full-service U.S. Post Office in downtown Montpelier

Introduction, Walk-through, and Vote

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sen. Anne Watson, Sponsor
3:20 PM

S.206 - An act relating to designating Juneteenth as a legal holiday

Walk-through

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:30 PM

H.518 - An act relating to the approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Essex

Testimony

  • Alexis Dubief, Member, Essex Town Charter Change Committee
  • Greg Duggan, Town Manager, Essex
4:00 PM

S.206 - An act relating to designating Juneteenth as a legal holiday

Introduction

  • Sen. Irene Wrenner, Sponsor
4:05 PM

Break

4:20 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Break

4:35 PM

S.55 - An act relating to authorizing public bodies to meet electronically under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law

Vote

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:50 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, February 29, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:50 PM

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

Walk-through of New Draft

  • Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
3:25 PM

Break

3:45 PM

S.159 - An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
4:20 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 1, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms

11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:05 PM

H.518 - An act relating to the approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Essex

Mark-up and Vote

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

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

Testimony and Committee Discussion

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:05 PM

Break

2:30 PM

S.206 - An act relating to designating Juneteenth as a legal holiday

Testimony, Possible Mark-up and Vote

  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director, Office of Racial Equity
  • Beverly Everest, Concerned Citizen
  • Shawn Pratt, Member, NAACP - Rutland

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

S.96 - An act relating to privatization contracts

  • Deborah Damore, Director of Purchasing and Contracting, Department of Buildings & General Services
  • Christopher Dube, President, Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
  • Shahrzad Habibi, Research and Policy Director, In the Public Interest
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Jon Kennedy, Chair, Labor Management Committee, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Matt Mustgrave, Member, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Leona Watt, Chair, Legislative Committee, Vermont State Employees Association
2:40 PM

Break

2:50 PM

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

Walk-through of New Draft, Testimony, and Mark-up

  • 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
  • Barbara Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Aimee Pope, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
4:35 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:10 PM

S.183 - An act relating to reenvisioning the Agency of Human Services

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • Matthew Bernstein, Director, Office of Child, Youth and Family Advocate
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid
3:05 PM

Break

3:50 PM

S.159 - An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Douglas Farnham, Chief Recovery Officer, Department of Finance & Management
  • Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Bond Bank
4:20 PM

Break

4:30 PM

S.159 - An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study Committee

Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:35 PM

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

Mark up

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:05 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 14, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:50 PM

S.183 - An act relating to reenvisioning the Agency of Human Services

Walk-through of New Draft, Testimony, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kaili Kuiper, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Shayla Livingston, Policy Director, Agency of Human Services
2:00 PM

Break

2:10 PM

S.183 - An act relating to reenvisioning the Agency of Human Services

Vote

  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:15 PM

Break

2:50 PM

S.96 - An act relating to privatization contracts

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • John Berard, Director, Labor Relations, Department of Human Resources
  • Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management
  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rebecca White, Risk Management Director of Operations, Agency of Administration
4:20 PM

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

Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:40 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 15, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:20 PM

S.96 - An act relating to privatization contracts

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association
  • Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

Break

2:55 PM

S.96 - An act relating to privatization contracts

Testimony and Mark up

  • Sarah Clark, Deputy Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:15 PM

Break

3:45 PM

S.96 - An act relating to privatization contracts

Testimony and Mark up

  • Sarah Clark, Deputy Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration
  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Leslie Welts, Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the General Counsel and Administrative Law Division, Attorney General's Office
4:30 PM

Break

4:55 PM

S.96 - An act relating to privatization contracts

Vote

  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
5:05 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

2:20 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Rep. Carl Demrow, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

4:10 PM

Property Valuation Report

Overview of 2024 Property Valuation Annual Report and Progress Report Pursuant to 2023 Act 68/H.480

  • Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes
5:15 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 21, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:30 PM

H.649 - An act relating to the Vermont Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
4:25 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Governor's Appointment

  • Jonathan Kelley, Agency Chief of Staff, Agency of Digital Services
  • Denise Reilly-Hughes, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
5:10 PM

Adjourn


Friday, March 22, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
10:30 AM

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

Governor's Appointments

  • Julie Hulburd, Commissioner, Cannabis Control Board
  • James Pepper, Chair, Cannabis Control Board
2:50 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

10:30 AM

Joint Assembly

Retention of Superior Court Judges

1:30 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

Continued Walk-through

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

Testimony

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Grace Pazdan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Abby Shepard, Executive Policy Advisor, Department of Taxes
3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

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

Introduction

  • Rep. Kate Nugent, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
3:40 PM

An act relating to natural disaster government response, recovery, and resiliency

Testimony and Committee Discussion of S.310 Amendment

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Barbara Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board
  • Jim White, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Comcast
4:00 PM

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

Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

3:15 PM

H.649 - An act relating to the Vermont Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lisa Loomis, President, Vermont Press Association and editor/co-owner, Valley Reporter
  • Melody Mackin, Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Wendy Mays, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Broadcasters
  • Michele Olvera, General Legal Counsel, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Mia Schultz, Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
4:30 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, March 28, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

4:00 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

  • Carol Dawes, Clerk-Treasurer, Barre City, Co-chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association Legislative Committee
  • Chris Delia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association
  • Cheryl Hooker, Former Senator, Rutland County
  • Jeff Mobus, Town Manager, Springfield
5:00 PM

Break


Friday, March 29, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:50 PM

H.644 - An act relating to access to records by individuals who were in foster care

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Rep. Mark Higley, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

H.606 - An act relating to professional licensure and immigration status

Introduction and Testimony

  • Lauren Layman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Rep. Kate Nugent, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
2:40 PM

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

Testimony

  • Lauren Layman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
3:15 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:35 PM

S.17/Act 30 Legislative Report

  • Roger Marcoux, Vice Chair, Vermont Sheriffs' Association
  • Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
2:40 PM

H.872 - An act relating to miscellaneous updates to the powers of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council and the duties of law enforcement officers

Walk-through, Introduction, and Testimony

  • Christopher Brickell, Deputy Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
  • Kim McManus, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • William Sorrell, Chair, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
3:35 PM

Break

3:50 PM

H.667 - An act relating to the creation of the Vermont-Ireland Trade Commission

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Rep. Conor Casey, Sponsor
  • Mark Daly, Senator, Republic of Ireland
  • Rep. Kate Nugent, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:40 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:30 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

  • Alan Bjerke, Attorney, Burlington
  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Kevin O'Toole, Attorney, Dorset
  • Grace Pazdan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
3:00 PM

Break

3:10 PM

H.644 - An act relating to access to records by individuals who were in foster care

  • Matthew Bernstein, Director, Office of Child, Youth and Family Advocate
  • Therese Corsones, State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Gillie Hopkins, Permanency Planning Program Manager, Department for Children and Family Services
  • Denise Johnson, Concerned Citizen
  • Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office
  • Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
  • Sarah Woodard, Concerned Citizen
4:45 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 4, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:10 PM

H.702 - An act relating to legislative operations and government accountability

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Rep. Lucy Boyden, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:55 PM

H.606 - An act relating to professional licensure and immigration status

Walk-through and Testimony

  • Rep. Esme Cole, Sponsor
  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lauren Layman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Jill Martin Diaz, Executive Director, Vermont Asylum Assistance Program
3:40 PM

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

  • Lauren Layman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Steven Moore, Naturopathic Physician and Legislative Chair, Vermont Naturopathic Association
  • Stephanie Winters, Deputy Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • JoAnn Yanez, Executive Director, Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
4:25 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 5, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

H.794 - An act relating to services provided by the Vermont Veterans’ Home

Introduction

  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations
  • Rep. Mary A. Morrissey, Sponsor
1:05 PM

H.845 - An act relating to designating November as Vermont Month of the Veteran

Introduction

  • Rep. Robert Hooper, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations
1:10 PM

Break

1:15 PM

H.794 - An act relating to services provided by the Vermont Veterans’ Home

Walk-through

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:30 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

Committee Discussion

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

Break

2:35 PM

H.845 - An act relating to designating November as Vermont Month of the Veteran

Walk-through

  • Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:45 PM

Governor's Appointments

Votes on the following appointments:
Denise Reilly-Hughes, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services
James Pepper, Chair, Cannabis Control Board
Julie Hulburd, Member, Cannabis Control Board

2:50 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:15 PM

H.875 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics

Introduction and Walk-through

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Chea Waters Evans, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
2:55 PM

Break

3:10 PM

H.644 - An act relating to access to records by individuals who were in foster care

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • Therese Corsones, State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • Brenda Gooley, Operations Director, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:45 PM

H.606 - An act relating to professional licensure and immigration status

  • Therese Corsones, State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary
  • David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Josh Souliere, Director, Education Quality Division, Agency of Education
  • Patricia Turley, Chair, Board of Bar Examiners, Vermont Judiciary
4:25 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

2:00 PM

H.649 - An act relating to the Vermont Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Lisa Loomis, President, Vermont Press Association and editor/co-owner, Valley Reporter
  • Michele Olvera, General Legal Counsel, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Mia Schultz, Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
2:55 PM

Break

3:05 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

Walk-through of New Draft and Testimony

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
3:45 PM

Committee Discussion

Budget Priorities

4:10 PM

Adjourn


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

Senate Floor

1:50 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

Mark-up

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

Break

2:00 PM

H.629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

Vote

  • Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
2:10 PM

Break

2:20 PM

H.875 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics

  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Christina Sivret, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission
3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

H.875 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics

  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
4:15 PM

H.606 - An act relating to professional licensure and immigration status

  • Michael Desrochers, Director, Division of Fire Safety, Department of Public Safety
4:25 PM

Committee Discussion

Budget Priorities

4:30 PM

Adjourn


Friday, April 12, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
11:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:00 PM

H.649 - An act relating to the Vermont Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Jules Lees, Concerned Citizen, South Burlington
  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michele Olvera, General Legal Counsel, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
1:50 PM

H.644 - An act relating to access to records by individuals who were in foster care

Testimony

  • Brenda Gooley, Operations Director, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
2:00 PM

Break

2:40 PM

H.644 - An act relating to access to records by individuals who were in foster care

Testimony and Mark-up

  • Matthew Bernstein, Director, Office of Child, Youth and Family Advocate
  • Brenda Gooley, Operations Director, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families
  • Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families
  • Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:05 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Committee Discussion

Reference-based Pricing

  • Tim Ashe, Deputy State Auditor, State Auditor's Office
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Mark Hage, Trust Administrator, Vermont Education Health Initiative and Director of Benefit Programs, Vermont - NEA
  • Adam Norton, Strategic Analyst, Vermont State Employees Association
4:00 PM

Adjourn


Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
9:30 AM

Senate Floor

1:15 PM

H.875 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics

  • Merrill Bent, Vice Chair, Judicial Conduct Board
  • George Blakeslee, Town Clerk, Guildhall
  • Maureen Dakin, Selectboard Member, Colchester
  • Aaron Frank, Town Manager, Colchester
  • Ken Fredette, Former School Board Member, Wallingford
  • Melo Grant, City Councilor, Burlington
  • Bradley Holt, Richmond
  • Amy Howlett, Chair, Saxtons River Village Trustees
  • Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office
  • Emily Ruff, Former Selectboard Member, Orange
  • Inge Schaefer, Acting Chair, Colchester Board of Ethics, Colchester
  • Andrea Treadway, Chair, Orwell Selectboard
3:15 PM

Break

3:40 PM

H.649 - An act relating to the Vermont Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Vote

  • Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
3:55 PM

H.875 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics

  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
4:05 PM

Adjourn


Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

1:45 PM

H.606 - An act relating to professional licensure and immigration status

Walk-through of New Draft, Testimony, and Vote

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Kim McManus, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
2:05 PM

H.872 - An act relating to miscellaneous updates to the powers of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council and the duties of law enforcement officers

  • Melo Grant, City Councilor, Burlington
  • Ron Hoague, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Roger Marcoux, Vice Chair, Vermont Sheriffs' Association
  • Kim McManus, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Criminal Justice Council
  • James Whitcomb, Deputy Director, Vermont State Police
3:15 PM

Break

3:40 PM

H.794 - An act relating to services provided by the Vermont Veterans’ Home

Testimony, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

  • Gary DeGasta, President, Board of Trustees of the Vermont Veterans Home, and Chair, Governor's Veterans Advisory Council
  • Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home
3:55 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, April 18, 2024
Meeting Details
Hearing Type
Standard
Meeting Record
1:00 PM

Senate Floor

2:10 PM

H.884 - An act relating to the modernization of governance for the St. Albans Cemetery Association

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

  • Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Michael Gawne, Attorney, St. Albans Cemetery Association
  • Rep. Michael McCarthy, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs
2:35 PM

H.702 - An act relating to legislative operations and government accountability

  • Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Sen. Randy Brock, Co-Chair, Summer Government Accountability Committee
  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Co-Chair, Summer Government Accountability Committee
  • Mike Ferrant, Director, Office of Legislative Operations
  • Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Member, Summer Government Accountability Committee
  • Emma Paradis, Common Good Vermont Manager of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, United Way of Northwest Vermont
  • Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Member, Summer Government Accountability Committee
4:05 PM

Adjourn