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General Assembly

Standing Committee Meetings

Week of January 20, 2019 - January 26, 2019

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 8:37 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House  Floor

 

following                           Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Vermont Farm Bureau

Farmer introductions

 

2:00 PM                   Wood Products

Pellets

Chris Brooks, Owner, Vermont Wood Pellet Company

 

2:30 PM                   Budget Adjustment

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

 

3:00 PM                   Agritourism

 

Elizabeth Kennett, Owner, Liberty Hill Farm

 

3:30 PM                   Food Systems

Andy Kehler, Owner, Jasper Hill Farm

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Food Systems

Robin Morris, Mad River Food Hub

 

9:30 AM                   To Be Determined

 

10:00 AM                   Food Systems

Vermont Farmers Food Center

Greg Cox, Owner, Boardman Hill Farm

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   Dairy Update

Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Farmer introductions

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor                   Hemp

Netaka White, Consultant

Cary Giguere, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Nancy Everhart, Agricultural Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

 

10:00 AM                   Vermont Economic Development Authority

Jo Bradley, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Operating Officer, incoming CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

 

10:30 AM                   Farmers Watershed Alliance

Introductions

Darlene Reynolds, President - Invited

 

11:30 AM                   Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's 2019 FY Budget Address

House Chamber

 

3:00 PM                   Act 250 Commission Updates

Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair, Act 250 Commission

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Agriculture Environmental Stewardship

Joint Hearing with House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife Committee, Senate Agriculture Committee, and  Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

Room 11

 

Heather Darby, Agronomy Specialist, UVM Extension

 

1:00 PM                   Hemp Collaborative

Joint Hearing with House Commerce and Economic Development

Room 11

Brenden Beer, Owner, Kitchen Cabinet Medicinals

Dave Barash, CEO, Luce Farm

Bill Lofy, Owner, Kria Botanicals

Dan Chang, Owner, Kria Botanicals

Carl Christianson, Owner, Northeast Processing

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 8 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 8:24 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

Public Hearing -- ROOM 10

 

10:00 AM                   Adjourn Public Hearing

 

10:10 AM                   iPad Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

After House Floor Adjourns                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Emergency Board Meeting

Governor's Ceremonial Office

 

2:30 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Matt Riven, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

 

3:30 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

Discussion, Review & Feedback

 

4:10 PM                   January 2019 Consensus Revenue Forecast Review

Tom Kavet, Legislature's Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

 

4:45 PM                   Committee Discussion

Review Reports and Agenda

 

5:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:15 AM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

Members' Comments

 

10:00 AM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

11:45 AM                   Recess for Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

4:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

Review Reports and Agenda

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

8:30 AM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

1:00 PM                   Joint Assembly - Governor's Budget Address

 

After Jt Assembly adjourns                   19-0730 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2020 budget appropriation

Review of the Governor's Proposal

Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Matt Riven, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Richard Donahey, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management

 

4:05 PM                   Committee Discussion

Review Reports and Agenda

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

8:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

Outline Committee Testimony

 

9:30 AM                   Informational Meeting

Reviewing Budgets

Maria Belliveau, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

11:45 AM                   Recess for Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBA

 

2:30 PM                   Committee Discussion

Review Reports and Agenda

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

 


House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 2:15 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Department of Fish and Wildlife

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Steve Gomez, Business Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

10:00 AM                   FLOOR and Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Captive Insurance 101

Presentation featuring Deputy Commissioner David Provost in Room 10

 

2:15 PM                   Attorney General's Office

Charity Clark, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Vermont Attorney General

Christopher Curtis, Chief, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Agency of Transportation

H.620 Report

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM                   Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

11:00 AM                   Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

10  min. after Floor                   Economic Development

Dan Barlow, State Director, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility

Michele Kupersmith, Program and Outreach Coordinator, Vermont Employee Ownership Center - Invited

 

3:00 PM                   Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Richard Smith, President, Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Heather McLure, J.D., LLM, Chief Risk Officer, OU Medicine, Academic Physicians Insurance Company

 

3:30 PM                   Economic Development

Maura Collins, Director of Policy & Administration, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

 

4:30 PM                   

Vermont Captive Insurance Association Reception in the Cedar Creek Room

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone

Rep. Laura Sibilia, House Committee on Energy and Technology

Adam Grinold, Executive  Director, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

Bill Colvin, Acting Director, Bennington County Industrial Corporation

 

10:00 AM                   Economic Development

Matt Dunne, Executive Director, Center on Rural Innovation - Phone

Bob Flint, Chair, Springfield Regional Development Corporation

 

11:00 AM                   Economic Development

RT  Brown, Project Manager, Windham County Economic Development Program

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

2:00 PM                   Joint Assembly - Governor's Budget Address

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:00 AM                   Committee  Discussion

Committee member liaison update

 

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

10 min. after Floor                   Economic Development

Brian Armstrong, Co-Founder, Team Leader, Keller Williams Vermont

Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council - Invited

Susan Miller, District Manager, Kelly Services - Invited

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Hemp Collaborative

Joint Hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

Room 11

Brenden Beer, Owner, Kitchen Cabinet Medicinals

Dave Barash, CEO, Luce Farm

Bill Lofy, Owner, Kria Botanicals

Dan Chang, Owner, Kria Botanicals

Carl Christianson, Owner, Northeast Processing

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Liz First Raddock at 802-828-2255 or lraddock@leg.state.vt.us

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant by the day before your scheduled meeting date. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

 


House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 8:40 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House  Floor

 

After the Floor                    Caucuses

 

12:30 PM                   Security Briefing

Discussion with Capital Police, Sergeant-At-Arms, and Information Technology in regards to State House security updates.

Matthew Romei, Chief of Capitol Police, Vermont Legislature

Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM                   Department of Corrections

Discussion with DOC in regards Corrections 101, Earned Good Time, inmate classification system and security level, and DOC facilities.

Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

Dale Crook, Correctional Field Services Specialist, Department of Corrections

Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Discussion

Budget proposal discussion with House Appropriations.

 

4:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Medication Assisted Treatment

Walk through of Medication Assisted Treatment legislation.

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   Integrated Eligibility Project

Information technology infrastructure as it relates to the FY19 Budget Adjustment.

Dan Smith, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:00 AM                   Information Technology

IT and iPad training and systems review

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:15 PM                   Budget Adjustment Discussion

Review of CDAAC and current FY19 Proposed Budget Adjustment.

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

3:45 PM                   Committee  Discussion

 

4:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Building and General Services

Discussion regarding report update on the Agricultural & Agency of Natural Resources laboratory

Michael Kuhn, Design & Construction Program Chief, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

10:00 AM                   Building and General Services

Discussion about the State House utilities, and ventilation systems.

Teigh Southworth, Buildings Engineer, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

11:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly in the House Chamber regarding the Governor's 2020 Budget Address.

 

After the Floor                    Capital Budget FY2020 and FY 2021

Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration - Invited

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Eric Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services

 

4:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:00 AM                   TBA

 

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Health Care Advocate

Discussion in regards to Health Care Advocacy and Hepatitis C health issues within the Department of Corrections.

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   State House Technology

Discussion with Sergeant-At-Arms and Information Technology in regards to the State House sound system.

Janet Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vermont Legislature

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

 

4:30 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Danielle Bean at 802-828-2259 or dbean@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 9:55 AM

 

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Committee  Discussion

Act 173 and Report of the Census-Based Funding Advisory Group

Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services

 

10:00 AM                   House  Floor

Caucuses immediately following Floor

 

11:30 AM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Colin Robinson, Political Director, Vermont National Education Association

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

Hold for school merger delay discussion

 

1:30 PM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Tabitha Pohl-Moore, President, NAACP - Rutland

Steffen Gillom, President, NAACP - Windham County

 

2:00 PM                   School Merger Discussion

Danielle Corti, School Board Member, Newbury School Board - Phone

Scott Thompson, School Board Member, U-32 School Board

 

2:30 PM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

 

3:00 PM                   Agency of Education

Introduction to administrative staff

Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

8:30 AM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation

 

9:00 AM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Sarika Tandon, Advisor, Racial Justice Alliance, Montpelier High School

Hope Petraro, Student, Montpelier High School

MaryAnn Songhurst, Student, Montpelier High School

 

9:30 AM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

 

10:00 AM                   Vermont Legal Aid

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

10:30 AM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Mara Iverson, Director of Education, Outright Vermont

Amanda Rohdenburg, Director of Advocacy, Outright Vermont

 

11:00 AM                   Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

Introduction

Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

 

11:30 AM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:30 PM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Brenda Churchill, Statehouse Liaison, LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont

 

3:30 PM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Sarah Launderville, Executive  Director, Vermont Center for Independent Living

 

4:00 PM                   H. 3 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

Krista Huling, Chair, State Board of Education

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Agency of Education

SLDS report and equalized pupils

Dr. Heather Bouchey, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education

Shawn Nailor, Deputy Director, Agency of Digital Services

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

 

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Introduction

Scott Giles, President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Shannon Esrich at 802-828-2256 or sesrich@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Energy and Technology

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 7:53 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses

Immediately following Floor adjournment

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

2:00 PM                   An Analysis of Decarbonization Methods in Vermont

Joint Hearing With House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

Room 11

Marc Hafstead, Resources for the Future

Wesley Look, Resources for the Future

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:30 AM                   Committee Presentation

Decarbonization Study Follow-Up

 

Marc Hafstead, Resources for the Future

Wesley Look, Resources for the Future

 

10:30 AM                   The Regulatory Assistance Project

Rick Weston, Principal and Director, Policy, The Regulatory Assistance Project

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Efficiency Vermont

Introduction and Overview

Rebecca Foster, Director, Efficiency Vermont

Abby White, Director of Communications, Efficiency Vermont

 

3:00 PM                   Regional Planning Commission

Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission

 

3:30 PM                   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

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Electric Utilities

Introduction and Overview

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA

Mike Kanarick, Director of Customer Care, Community Engagement, and Communications, Burlington Electric Department

Darren Springer, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Electric Utilities

Introduction and Overview

Mary Powell, President/CEO, Green Mountain Power

Andrea Cohen, Manager, Government Affairs and Member Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Rebecca Towne, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

Immediately following the Governor's Budget Address

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:00 AM                   Renewable Energy Vermont

Informational Overview

Olivia Campbell Andersen, Executive  Director, Renewable Energy Vermont

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Vermont Electric Power Company

10 minutes after the Floor adjourns

Introduction and Overview

Shana Louiselle, Communications and Policy Advocate, VELCO

John Flynn, Vice President of Strategic Business Development, VELCO

 

11:00 AM                   ISO New England

Molly Connors, External Affairs Representative, ISO New England

Eric Johnson, Director of External Affairs, ISO New England

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Energy Advocacy Groups

Jared Duval, Executive Director, Energy Action Network

Sarah Wolfe, Clean Energy Advocate, Energy Action Network

Johanna Miller, Energy & Climate Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Ben Walsh, Clean Energy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group - Invited

Paul Zabriskie, Weatherization Director, Capstone Community Action - Invited

Sue Minter,  , Capstone Community Action - Invited

Dan Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility

Tom Hughes, Energy Independent Vermont

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Sarah Tewksbury at 802-828-2263 or stewksbury@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 12:26 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

Approve Committee Memo

 

2:00 PM                   Vermont National Guard

Annual Sexual Assault Report

Room 10

Maj. Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard - Invited

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Sheltering in Vermont

Brian Pickard, Deputy Director, Rural Edge

Patrick Donegan, Interim Director, Good Samaritan Haven, Barre

Rita Markley, Executive Director, Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Jim Lovinsky, Executive  Director, Lamoille Housing Partnership

Chris Donnelly, Director of Community Relations, Champlain Housing Trust

Jason Williams, Director of Government and Community Relations, University of Vermont Medical Center

 

10:45 AM                   Weatherization

Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

Geoff Wilcox, Weatherization Program Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families

Paul Zabriskie, Weatherization Director, Capstone Community Action

 

-                                   Tenant / Landlord Issues

Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC

Jessica Radbord, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid - Invited

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Vermont National Guard

Background of previous State legislation

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                   Veterans Affairs

Robert Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 11 - An act relating to penalties for violations of alcoholic beverage and tobacco laws and to solicitor’s licenses

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 13 - An act relating to alcoholic beverages

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Roberto Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

Tax workshop from 12:15 - 1:15pm

Room 10

 

1:30 PM                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring one hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

When coming to this Committee, please use unscented body and cosmetic products and refrain from using perfume, aftershave, or cologne.

 

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild at 802-828-3559 or rwild@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 9:48 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House  Floor

 

15 min after House Floor                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council Implicit Bias Training

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

 

12:00 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Tour of State Archives

Away from State House

 

2:30 PM                   Governor's 2019 FY Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

3:30 PM                   H. 16 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Testimony

Vermont Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council and the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board

 

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   H. 16 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Boards and Commissions

Jason Maulucci, Boards and Commissions, Governor’s Office

Hayden DuBlois, Executive Office (Gov)

 

10:00 AM                   Ethics Act

walk - through

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                   Consolidated Town Fee Report and Request

Overview

Carol Dawes, City Clerk, Barre City

 

11:30 AM                   Results Based Accountability

Scorecard Accessibility

Dru Roessle, Director of Performance Improvement, Agency of Human Services

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Campaign Finance

Joshua Diamond, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

3:00 PM                   H. 16 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Committee Discussion

 

4:00 PM                   Vermont office of the Health Care Advocate

Introduction

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Department of Environmental Conservation

Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Joanna Pallito, Finance Director, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

10:00 AM                   H. 16 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Mark up and Possible Vote

 

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   Department of Corrections

Introduction

Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY2020  Budget Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber

 

 

15 min after Budget Address                   Continuity of Government

Understating of Issues

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

Betsy Ann Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

15 Min after House Floor                   H. 16 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Mark up and Possible Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   Agency of Digital Services

Introduction

John Quinn, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Treasurer's Office Annual Report

Introduction

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

2:00 PM                   Office of Professional Regulation (OPR)

Walk - through

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation

Gabe Gilman, General Counsel, Secretary of State's Office

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring one hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kelly O'Brien at 802-828-2267 or kobrien@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 1:38 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor and Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   All-Payer Model and Vermont Medicaid Next Generation ACO Model

Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services

Michael Barber, Chief of Health Policy, Green Mountain Care Board

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Alicia Cooper, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   All Payer Model and Vermont Medicaid Next Generation ACO Model

Continued testimony

Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services

Michael Barber, Chief of Health Policy, Green Mountain Care Board

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Alicia Cooper, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Vermont Health Connect

Overview, how it works, update on current activities

Cassandra Madison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access

Sean Sheehan, Healthcare Deputy Director of Operations, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Pharmacy Pricing and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) Overview

Brian Murphy, Director of Pharmacy and Vendor Management, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min. after floor                   Review of 2017-2018 Health Care Legislation

Legislation from the last biennium, overview

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   Reports submitted to the House Committee on Health Care

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Mental Health Overview

Overview of mental health care and key issues

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Mental Health 101

Overview of mental health system of care

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Karen Barber, Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber

 

15 min. after Joint Assembly                   TBD

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min. after floor                   TBD

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Demis Martin at 828-2264 or demis@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Ethics Panel

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House Sexual Harassment Prevention Panel

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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 4:16 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

Immediately following adjournment of the Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Preserving the Right to Abortion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Meagan Gallagher, Executive Director and CEO, Planned Parenthood Northern New England

Guy Page - Invited

 

3:30 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Memo

Jared Adler, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Department for Children and Families

Reach-Up Program

Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

Erin Oalican, Reach-Up/TANF Program Director, Department for Children and Families

Rose Stackhouse, Reach-Up Case Manager, Burlington Office, Division of Economic Services, Department for Children and Families

Emily Hazard, Reach-Up Supervisor, St. Johnsbury Office, Division of Economic Services, Department for Children and Families

Jennifer Jackman, Parent

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor                   Preserving the Right to Abortion

Donna Bailey, Director, Addison County Parent Child Center

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:15 AM                   H. 26 - An act relating to restricting retail and Internet sales of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont

What does the science tell us and e-cigarettes 101

Mark Levine, M.D., Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

 

-                                   H. 26 - An act relating to restricting retail and Internet sales of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont

Overview of current Vermont smoking laws

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 26 - An act relating to restricting retail and Internet sales of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont

Introduction

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 26 - An act relating to restricting retail and Internet sales of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont

Walk-through

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 26 - An act relating to restricting retail and Internet sales of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont

Rebecca Ryan, Senior Director, Health Promotion and Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast

 

11:30 AM                   H. 26 - An act relating to restricting retail and Internet sales of electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and tobacco paraphernalia in Vermont

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor                   -

Personal Needs Allowance

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   TBA

 

3:00 PM                   Agenda

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 1 hard copy. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker 828-2265 or jtucker@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 8:55 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:30 AM                   Introductions and Updates

Introduction by Paul Reiber, Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court

Jimmie Edwards, Director, Department of Public Safety, City of St. Louis

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor and Caucuses

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:30 PM                   Restorative Justice Interim Report

Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   Judicial Oversight Work and Recommendations; Sentencing Commission

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:45 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget Adjustment

Judiciary Budget Adjustment - Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Judicial Update

Update on Zullo v State of Vermont Supreme Court case.

Any other cases in which VT Supreme Court asked for legislative action.

Judiciary tech bill?

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   H. 7 - An act relating to second degree aggravated domestic assault

Introduction, Walk-through and Testimony

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Lead Sponsor - Invited

Tracy Shriver, State's Attorney, Windsor County State's Attorneys

John Campbell, Executive  Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs - Invited

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office - Invited

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence - Invited

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Minutes after House Floor                   H. 19 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of a person in law enforcement officer custody

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

John Campbell, Executive  Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs - Invited

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office - Invited

Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Fair and Impartial Policing

Location is Room 10

Tabitha Moore, President, NAACP - Rutland

Steffen Gillom, President, NAACP - Windham County - Invited

Garry Scott, Lieutenant, Vermont State Police

Ingrid Jonas, Major, Vermont State Police

Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department, Vermont Police Association

Bill Boynak, Sheriff, Orange County, Vermont Sheriffs Association - Invited

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission - Invited

Curtiss Reed, Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity

Chloe White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont

Brenda Churchill, Statehouse Liaison, LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office

Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Will Lambek, Migrant Justice

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

Kesha Ram, Chair, Immigration Task Force

 

11:30 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

 

15 Minutes after Budget Address                   TBA

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 Minutes after Floor                   Security Briefing

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Mike Bailey at 828-2257 or mbailey@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 8:02 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

2:00 PM                   An Analysis of Decarbonization Methods in Vermont

JFO Consultant Study

Joint Hearing With House Energy and Technology

Room 11

Marc Hafstead, Fellow and Director, Carbon Pricing Initiative, Resources for the Future

Wesley Look, Senior Research Associate, Resources for the Future

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Act 250 Commission Report

Committee Discussion

Rep. Amy Sheldon, Chair, Act 250 Commission

 

10:45 AM                   An Analysis of Decarbonization Methods in Vermont

Committee Discussion

Marc Hafstead, Fellow and Director, Carbon Pricing Initiative, Resources for the Future

Wesley Look, Senior Research Associate, Resources for the Future

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

10 min after Floor                   H. 16 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Committee Discussion

Rep. John Gannon, House Committee On Government Operations

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Bill Introductions

Three bills: H.17, H.34, H.35

Rep. Michael Yantachka, Sponsor - Invited

 

9:30 AM                   Introductions

Vermont Legal Aid

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Wendy Morgan, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Agricultural Environmental Stewardship

Joint Committee Hearing with House and Senate Agriculture Committees and Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

Room 11

Heather Darby, Agronomy Specialist, UVM Extension

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) and Natural Resources

Informational Meeting

Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

Charles Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Laura Bozarth at 802-828-2266 or lbozarth@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 3:26 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

 

3:00 PM                   Automated Vehicle Inspection Program

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Jennifer Pittsley, Director of Special Programs, Department of Motor Vehicles

Scott Davidson, Chief Inspector, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:30 AM                   DMV Overview

9:30-11:30

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Director of Operations, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   DMV Overview

Continued from the morning

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Jennifer Pittsley, Director of Special Programs, Department of Motor Vehicles

Colonel Jake Elovirta, Director of Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

Renea Bordeau, Financial Operations Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

4:00 PM                   Agenda Planning

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Potential Strategies to Reduce Transportation Emissions

Resources for the Future

Marc Hafstead, Resources for the Future

Wesley Look, Resources for the Future

 

9:50 AM                   Policy, Planning, and Intermodal Development Division Overview

9:50-11:45

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Rail and Aviation Bureau: Aviation Program

Dan Delabruere, Rail and Aviation, Director, Agency of Transportation

Paul Libby, Rail Project Delivery Manager, Agency of Transportation

Rollin Tebbets, Aviation Operations and Maintenance Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Rail and Aviation Bureau: Rail Program

Dan Delabruere, Rail and Aviation, Director, Agency of Transportation

Paul Libby, Rail Project Delivery Manager, Agency of Transportation

Erin Charbonneau, Civil Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Public Transit Program

Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Administrator, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Policy, Planning, and Research Bureau

Joe Segale, Policy, Planning and Research Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

 

15 min after address                   VTrans Agency Budget Overview

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

Lenny Leblanc, Acting Director of Finance and Administration Division, Agency of Transportation

Wayne Symonds, Highway Division Director, Agency of Transportation

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

11:00 AM                   TBD

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

Please use unscented body and cosmetic products and refrain from using perfume, aftershave, or cologne.

 

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Madeleine Boyce at 802-828-2262 or mboyce@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 2:46 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:00 AM                   FLOOR and Caucuses

 

After Caucuses                      H. 47 - An act relating to the taxation of electronic cigarettes

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Emergency Board Meeting

Governor's Ceremonial Office

 

2:10 PM                   January 2019 Consensus Revenue Forecast Review

Tom Kavet, Legislature's Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

 

3:00 PM                   Sales Tax Exemptions

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Education

Education Fund Structure and Reserve

Governance Update

Special Education Funding

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

 

10:30 AM                   Taxpayer Advocate Report

Jeffrey Dooley, Taxpayer Advocate, Department of Taxes

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     Vermont Economic Progress Council

Megan Sullivan, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

3:15 PM                   Property Valuation Report

continuation

Jill Remick, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   TBA

 

10:00 AM                   Impervious Surface Mapping

Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Director, Spatial Analysis Laboratory

 

11:00 AM                   Livable Wage Report

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     Bill Introductions

H. 23 - An act relating to creating an income tax checkoff for the Organ Donation Special Fund

Rep. Martin LaLonde, Reporter and Sponsor, Reporter

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

12:15 PM                   Tax Workshop 3 - Sales and Use Taxes

This member workshop will take place in Room 10.

 

 


Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 8:38 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor                   Vermont Farm Bureau

Farmer introductions

Ethan Allen Room

 

11:15 AM                   Investments in Clean Water Technology

 Ethan Allen Room

John Hollar, Lawyer, Downs Rachlin Martin

Trey Martin, Lawyer, Downs Rachlin Martin

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   To Be Determined

Ethan Allen Room

Chuck Ross, Director, University of Vermont Extension

Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Ela Chapin, Farm and Forest Viability Program Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Roger Allbee, Former Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Dan Smith,  , Consultant

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Agricultural Finance

Jo Bradley, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Operating Officer, incoming CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

 

9:30 AM                   To Be Determined

 

10:00 AM                   Animal Welfare Certification

Kara Shannon, ASPCA

 

10:30 AM                   Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

 

11:00 AM                   Workers Compensation

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:00 AM                   Efficiency Vermont

Jake Marin, HVAC Program Manager, Efficiency Vermont

 

10:00 AM                   Agriculture Environmental Stewardship

Joint Hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee, House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife Committee, and Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

Room 11

Heather Darby, Agronomy Specialist, UVM Extension

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

January 21, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 9:03 AM

 

Monday, January 21, 2019

1:03 PM                   No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

1:00 PM                   Emergency Board Meeting

(Governor's Ceremonial Office)

 

2:30 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

FY 2019 Budget Adjustment--Agency of Commerce and Community Development-Economic Development

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:30 PM                   January 2019 Consensus Revenue Forecast Review

Tom Kavet, Legislature's Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1:30 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

FY 2019 Budget Adjustment--Public Safety

Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Rick Hallenbeck, Deputy Director of Administration, Department of Public Safety

Joanne Chadwick, Director 0f Administration, Department of Public Safety

 

2:15 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

FY 2019 Budget Adjustment--Mental Health Department

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

2:00 PM                   Governor's 2020 Budget Address

(Joint Assembly) House Chamber

 

3:30 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

FY 2019 Budget Adjustment--Agency of Education

Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education

Emily Byrne, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

 

4:00 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

FY 2019 Budget Adjustment--Corrections Department

Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

1:00 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

FY 2019 Budget Adjustment--Agency of Transportation

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

Lenny Leblanc, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

 

1:30 PM                   19-0729 - An act relating to the budget adjustment

FY 2019 Budget Adjustment--Agency of Natural Resources-

Fish and Wildlife

Environmental Conservation

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

 


Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 9:39 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Commission Discussion

Overview of the week

 

10:30 AM                   Governor's Proposed Paid Family Leave Plan

Kendal Smith, Director of Policy Development and Legislative Affairs, Governor's Office

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

DJ Bettencourt, Policy Director, New Hampshire Governor's Office

John Formella, Legal Counsel, New Hampshire Governor's Office

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

8:30 AM                   Minimum Wage

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

David Cooper, Economic Policy Institute

Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Minimum Wage

Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Mat Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Department of Labor

 

11:15 AM                   Minimum Wage

Witnesses TBD

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

8:30 AM                   Financial Technology

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

 

9:15 AM                   Minimum Wage

Stephanie Yu, Policy Analyst, Public Assets Institute

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Minimum Wage

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

8:30 AM                   Governor's Economic Development Proposals

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Governor's Workforce Development Proposals

Dustin Degree, Executive Director, State Workforce Development Board, Department of Labor

Sarah Buxton, Director, Workforce Policy and Performance, Department of Labor

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kayla Dewey at 828-3803 or kdewey@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 9:42 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   S. 10 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

Daniel French, Secretary, Agency of Education

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

 

2:00 PM                   S. 10 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

Sarah Kenney, Senior Director of Policy, Let's Grow Kids

Sherry Carlson, Senior Director of Programs, Let's Grow Kids

 

3:00 PM                   S. 40 - An act relating to testing and remediation of lead in the drinking water of schools and child care facilities

Introduction by sponsors and walk-through by Legislative Counsel

Sen. Tim Ashe, Sponsor

Sen. Brian Campion, Sponsor

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

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   S. 40 - An act relating to testing and remediation of lead in the drinking water of schools and child care facilities

Mark Levine, Commissioner, M.D., Vermont Department of Health

Molly Costanza-Robinson, Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Ph.D., Middlebury College

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

 

3:30 PM                   S. 40 - An act relating to testing and remediation of lead in the drinking water of schools and child care facilities

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association - Invited

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   S. 9 - An act relating to conducting background checks for home study programs

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Agency of Education TBA

Retta Dunlap, Home School Advocate, Vermont Home Education Network

Adrian Otterman, Parent, Esq., Vermont Home Education Network

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Jeannie Lowell at 802-828-3805 or jlowell@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Ethics

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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 3:30 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Captive Insurance 101

Room 10

David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, Captive Insurance Division, Department of Financial Regulation

 

2:00 PM                   Water Quality Funding

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

 

2:50 PM                   January 2019 Consensus Revenue Forecast Review

Tom Kavet, Legislature's Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC

 

3:30 PM                   Break

 

3:45 PM                   Wayfair Marketplace

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:30 PM                   Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Tax Expenditures

Part II

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:30 PM                   Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Richard Smith, Executive Director, Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Heather McClure, J.D., Chief Risk Officer, Academic Physicians Insurance Company

 

3:00 PM                   Tax Abatement Audit and Other Issues

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

4:00 PM                   Credentialing of New Practitioners

Georgia Maheras, Esq., Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's 2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly - House Chamber

 

4:00 PM                   Governor's Budget

Discussion

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

11:30 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Tax Expenditures

Part III

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:30 PM                   Land Gains Tax Overview

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Faith Brown at 802-828-2253 or fbrown@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 4:15 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

Discuss Senators' Disclosure Form

 

2:00 PM                   Vermont National Guard

Annual Sexual Assault Report

Room 10

Maj Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard - Invited

 

3:00 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

3:15 PM                   Government Accountability Report

Committee Training

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Dru Roessle, Director of Performance Improvement, Agency of Human Services - Invited

 

4:30 PM                   Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 Minutes After the Floor                   Town Clerks

Title 17 and VMCTA Priorities

Stacy Jewell, Town Clerk, St. Johnsbury, VMCTA Legislative Committee

Curry Galloway, Treasurer/Clerk, St. Albans City, VMCTA Legislative Committee

 

2:30 PM                   Department of Public Safety

Discuss Priorities

Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Colonel Matthew Birmingham, Colonel, Department of Public Safety

 

3:15                   20 Minute Break

 

3:40 PM                   Vermont Police Academy

Discuss Alternative Training Structure; Level 2 to Level 3; Fair and Impartial Policing

Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's 2019 FY Budget Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber

 

 

3:30 PM                   Office of the State Treasury -- Priorities

Pension and Retirement for state workers.

 

 

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   GPI

Genuine Progress Indicator

Jon Erickson, Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy

 

2:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

Discuss Governor's budget address

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Gail Carrigan at 828-2272 or gcarrigan@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 8:22 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Overview and Updates

Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

 

11:00 AM                   Adverse Childhood Experiences

Review Act 43 Report

Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   Green Mountain Care Board

Overview of Annual Report

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Kevin Mullin, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board

 

9:30 AM                   Trauma Informed Care

Data Visualization Tool

Georgia Maheras, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Esq., Bi-State Primary Care Association

Lauri Scharf, Program Manager, Health Care Informatics, Bi-State Primary Care Association

Heather Skeels, Senior Program Manager, Health Data Operations, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

10:00 AM                   Federally Qualified Health Centers

Georgia Maheras, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Esq., Bi-State Primary Care Association

Lauri Scharf, Program Manager, Health Care Informatics, Bi-State Primary Care Association

Heather Skeels, Senior Program Manager, Health Data Operations, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:50 AM                   Health Care Contract and Medicine Assisted Treatment

Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections

Max Titus, Department of Corrections

Ben Watts, Health Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

 

11:30 AM                   Department of Health

Overview and Updates

Mark Levine, M.D., Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   Medicaid Dental Benefit

 

11:30 AM                   OneCare Vermont

Overview and Updates

Kevin Stone, Acting CEO, OneCare Vermont

Victoria Loner, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, OneCare Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:00 AM                   S. 14 - An act relating to extending the moratorium on home health agency certificates of need

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jill Olson, Executive  Director, VNAs of Vermont

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, MMR Legal Services

 

10:00 AM                   Department of Mental Health

Update on Recent Changes, continued

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

 

11:10 AM                   Vermont Legislative Research Service

Anthony Gierzynski, Director, Vermont Legislative Research Service

 

11:20 AM                   Pharmacists' Day

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 1 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Maya Sutton-Smith at 802-828-2279 or msuttonsmith@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 9:52 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Department Building and General Services

Continuation of overview of the department and state bonding

Joseph Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings & General Services

Deborah Ferrell, Executive Manager, Government Business Services Division, Department of Buildings & General Services

Marc O'Grady, Director of Planning and Property Management, Department of Buildings & General Services

Daniel Edson, State Energy Program Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

Erik FilKorn, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings and General Services

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   i-Pad Updates and Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                   Green Mountain Club

Overview

Michael DeBonis, Executive Director, The Green Mountain Club

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY2020 Budget Address

Joint Assembly-House Chamber

 

3:00 PM                   Court System

Overview/Needs

Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Division of Historic Sites

Overview/Historic Sites Maintenance

Laura Trieschmann, State Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

2:45 PM                   Governor's FY 2020 Budget

Discussion of FY2020 Budget

Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Denise Diehl at 802-828-2352 or ddiehl@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 3:34 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

- After the Floor                   S. 19 - An act relating to violent habitual criminals

Walk-through

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County - Phone

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Tom Dalton, Executive  Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform - Invited

Michael Touchette, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

12:00 AM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   S. 17 - An act relating to filing fees for petitions to expunge or seal a criminal history record

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Jill Rickard, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Cannabis Regulation

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   S. 18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

T.J. Donovan, Invited, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, VT Association of Justice

Myriam Gillies, Attorney, Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law - Invited

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 18 - An act relating to consumer justice enforcement

James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

8:30 AM                   TBD

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   TBD

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Peggy Delaney at 802-828-2278 or pdelaney@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/22/2019 7:44 AM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:00 AM                   Senate Protocols and Floor Decorum

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   PFAS

Jen Duggan, Vice President/Director VCL - Invited

Shaina Kasper, Toxic Action Center-VT - Invited

 

11:00 AM                   VNRC

Overview

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

11:15 AM                   VPIRG

Overview

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

8:30 AM                   Resources for the Future

Marc Hafstead, Resources for the Future

Wesley Look, Resources for the Future

 

9:30 AM                   Reports

Governor's Climate Committee Report

RGGI

Transportation Initiatives

Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   VT Chamber of Commerce

Overview

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

 

10:30 AM                   Vermont Conservation of Voters

Overview

Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters - Invited

 

10:50 AM                   Overview

Overview

Marie Audet, Farmer, Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition - Invited

 

11:10 AM                   Farmers Watershed Alliance

Overview

 

11:30 AM                   Friends of the Northern Lake Champlain

Overview

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   RGGI and Transportation

Justin Johnson, Lobbyist, MMR

 

9:30 AM                   TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

8:30 AM                   TBD

 

10:00 AM                   Agriculture Environmental Stewardship

Vermont State House- Room 11.

Joint Hearing House and Senate Agricultural Committee and Senate Natural Resources and Energy

Heather Darby, Agronomy Specialist, UVM Extension

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 8 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Jude Newman at 828-2296 or jnewman@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Last Updated 1/18/2019 2:00 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

Highway Division Overview

Wayne Symonds, Highway Division Director, Agency of Transportation

 

10:40 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

Asset Management Bureau Overview

Chad Allen, Asset Management and Performance Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

11:00 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

Projects Delivery Bureau Overview

Rob White, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

11:20 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

Construction & Materials Bureau Overview

Mladen Gagulic, Construction and Materials Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

11:40 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

Operations & Safety Bureau Overview

Josh Schultz, Operations and Safety Bureau, Director, Agency of Transportation

Bruce Nyquist, Office of Highway Safety, Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

Maintenance Bureau Overview

Todd Law, Maintenance Bureau, Director, Agency of Transportation

 

9:40 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

Support Services Bureau Overview

Alec Portalupi, Support Services Bureau, Director, Agency of Transportation

Tammy Ellis, Central Garage Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

10:20 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

Municipal Assistance Bureau Overview

Sue Scribner, Municipal Assistance Bureau, Director, Agency of Transportation

 

11:00 AM                   Automated Vehicle Inspection Program Overview

Agency of Natural Resources

Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

12:00 AM                   Lunch

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:00 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

VTrans 2019 Fact Book & Annual Report; VTransparency

Jacqui DeMent, Public Outreach Manager, Agency of Transportation

Kevin Viani, Performance Chief, Finance and Administration Division, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

VTrans Long Range Transportation Plan

David Pelletier, Planning Coordinator, Agency of Transportation

 

11:00 AM                   Potential Strategies to Reduce Transportation Emissions

Resources for the Future

Marc Hafstead, Resources for the Future

Wesley Look, Resources for the Future

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:00 AM                   VTrans Agency Budget Overview

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM                   VTrans Agency Overview

VTrans Budget Adjustment, National Life Fire, Relocation to Barre City Place

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor