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General Assembly

Standing Committee Meetings

Week of February 23, 2020 - February 29, 2020

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 12:40 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor Convenes

 

following                           Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Bills in Committee

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council - Invited

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   UVM's Land Grant Mission in Action

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont

 

9:30 AM                   Rural Vermont

 

Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont

 

10:00 AM                   Dairy Marketing Report

Room 11

Joint Hearing with Senate Agriculture Committee

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Adjournment                   To Be Determined

 

3:30 PM                   UVM's Land Grant Mission in Action

Reception from 3:30-5:30 PM in the State House Cafeteria

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Room 10

Joint Hearing with Senate Agriculture Committee

 

11:00 AM                   To Be Determined

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Adjournment                   To Be Determined

 

2:00 PM                   Bills in Committee

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council - Invited

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Adjournment                   To Be Determined

 

11:30 AM                   Bills in Committee

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council - Invited

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

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.

 

 


House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

February 24, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 5:22 PM

 

Monday, February 24, 2020

12:00 PM                   S. 54 - An act relating to the regulation of cannabis

Possible Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

1:00 PM                   20-0731 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Review of Policy Committee Budget Recommendations

 

2:00 PM                   19-0040 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Bill Review

 

3:30 PM                   20-0731 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Continued Review of Policy Committee Budget Recommendations

 

4:15 PM                   Next Day Review

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

8:30 AM                   H. 934 - An act relating to renter rebate reform

Understanding of Bill - Review

Doug Farnham, Senior Research Economist and the Director of Policy, Department of Taxes

 

10:00 AM                   20-0731 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion

 

after floor adjourns                   Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   20-0731 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion

 

4:15 PM                   Next Day Review

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:30 AM                   20-0731 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion

 

11:45 AM                   Recess for Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   20-0731 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion

 

4:15 PM                   Next Day Review

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:30 AM                   20-0731 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

No Committee until Monday, March 9, 2020

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

 


House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 3:40 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:00 AM                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Graham Campbell, Fiscal Analyst, Tax and Revenue, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

15 after Floor                      Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Jay Craven Film

Committee Discussion.

Jay Craven, Director, Writer & Producer, Kingdom County Productions

Holly Groschner, President and CEO, Vermont Public Television

Christopher Ilstrup, Executive  Director, Vermont Humanities Council - Invited

Elaine Haney, Project Manager, Think Vermont and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

2:30 PM                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Committee Discussion.

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   Habitat for Humanity

 

9:30 AM                   H. 640 - An act relating to requiring disclosure of information for VEGI incentives

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 641 - An act relating to promoting technology-based economic development

 

10:50 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   Meeting with University of Vermont President

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

10 min after Floor                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   H. 595 - An act relating to regulating the use of facial recognition technology

Committee Discussion.

Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Sponsor, House Committee on Judiciary - Invited

Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office

Michael Ly, CEO, Reconciled - Invited

Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

10:30 AM                   H. 642 - An act relating to tax increment project development financing

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Adam Grinold, Executive  Director, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

10 min after Floor                   H. 641 - An act relating to promoting technology-based economic development

Jacob Hemmerick, Planning and Policy Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:00 AM                   Review of Reports

Rep. Charles Kimbell, Sponsor, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

10 min after Floor                   H. 917 - An act relating to expanding workers’ compensation coverage for firefighters with cancer

Rep. Scott Beck, Sponsor

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont - Invited

Carl Rogers, President PACIF Board of Directors, Vermont League of Cities and Towns - Invited

 

-                                   H. 631 - An act relating to miscellaneous workers’ compensation amendments

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Matthew Hill, Sponsor, Wolcott

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Let's Grow Kids

Grace Reef, President, Early Learning Policy Group, LLC - Invited

Cindy Cisneros, Vice President of  Education Programs, Committee for Economic Development - Invited

Leah Austin, Executive  Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment - Invited

Caitlin McLean, Workforce Research Specialist, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment - Invited

Trey Martin, General Counsel, Let's Grow Kids

 

-                                   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 or comments, please contact

 Amy Todisco at 802-828-2255 or atodisco@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 5:54 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Caucuses and Lunch

 

12:30 PM                   TBD

 

2:00 PM                   H. 901 - An act relating to expanding access to adult technical education equipment funding

Draft 1.1

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM                   School Construction

Proposed Language for H.209

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:30 AM                   H. 741 - An act relating to criminal record checks on contractors working in State-owned or -leased facilities

Draft 1.4

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   Capital Budget Adjustment

Best Management Practices at State Owned Forest and Recreational Access Points

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation

 

11:30 AM                   School Construction

Updating School Construction Planning Guide

Daniel French, Ed.D., Secretary, Agency of Education

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:30 AM                   Capital Budget Adjustment FY20-21

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:45 AM                   School Construction

Updating School Construction Planning Guide

John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     TBD

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     State House Space Study

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

12:30 PM                   TBD

 

2:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Phil Petty at 802-828-2259 or ppetty@leg.state.vt.us

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.

 

 


House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

February 24, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 4:12 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:00 AM                   20-0816 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                   20-0816 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

Sandra Cameron, Director of Policy, Vermont School Board Association

Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Chelsea Myers, Director of Professional Development and Communications, Vermont Superintendents Association

Traci Sawyers, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators

 

9:45 AM                   20-0816 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

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

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

Caucuses immediately following the Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   20-0816 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

Committee Discussion, Mark-up and Possible Vote

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:45 AM                   Habitat for Humanity

Susan Sommer, Executive  Director, Bennington County Habitat for Humanity

 

9:00 AM                   20-0816 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

Discussion, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   H. 668 - An act relating to evidence-based structured literacy instruction for students in kindergarten–grade 3 and students with dyslexia and to teacher preparation programs

Discussion, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   H. 209 - An act relating to ending the suspension of State aid for school construction projects

Discussion, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts in electronic form to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date. Please include your name, organization, date and title in your email. 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

 Avery Lamb at 802-828-2256 or alamb@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Energy and Technology

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House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 3:40 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

-                                   H. 769 - An act relating to veteran status inquiries on program and service intake forms

Refresher and discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 401 - An act relating to the Vermont National Guard

Walk-through and discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 750 - An act relating to creating a National Guard provost marshal

Refresher and discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM                   H. 738 - An act relating to imposing an occupancy fee to fund tourism marketing and affordable housing

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. David Yacovone, Sponsor

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                   Department of Liquor and Lottery Related Bills

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:15 AM                   Affordable Housing

Vermont Habitat for Housing

David Mullin, Executive  Director, Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity

 

10:00 AM                   J.R.H. 7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Discussion of summer study in addition to resolution

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Prof. Robert Sand, Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform, Vermont Law School - Invited

Rich Holschuh, Commissioner, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs - Invited

 

11:00 AM                   H. 880 - An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 739 - An act relating to improving rental housing health and safety

Committee discussion

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   J.R.H. 7 - Joint resolution apologizing and expressing sincere condolences to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned and eugenically inspired sterilization

Discussion and possible vote

 

10:00 AM                   H. 492 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Committee discussion and possible vote

 

11:00 AM                   Department of Liquor and Lottery Related Bills

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 401 - An act relating to the Vermont National Guard

Doris Sumner, Former State Equal Employment Manager, Vermont National Guard

 

-                                   H. 750 - An act relating to creating a National Guard provost marshal

 

-                                   H. 769 - An act relating to veteran status inquiries on program and service intake forms

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Committee Meeting

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant 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.

 

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

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 1:28 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   FLOOR and Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 464 - An act relating to law enforcement training on appropriate use of force, de-escalation tactics, and cross-cultural awareness

H. 808 - An act relating to the use of deadly force by  law enforcement

 

Topic - Data Collection

 Karen Gennette Esq., Executive  Director, Crime Research Group - Invited

 

2:00 PM                   H. 775 - An act relating to creating the State Youth Council

Committee Discussion

 

2:30 PM                   H. 650 - An act relating to boards and commissions

Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   H. 464 - An act relating to law enforcement training on appropriate use of force, de-escalation tactics, and cross-cultural awareness

H.808 - An act relating to the use of deadly force by law enforcement

 

Topic - Training and Data

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Ingrid Jonas, Major, Vermont State Police

Garry Scott, Captain, Vermont State Police

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

 

10:15 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

11:00 AM                   Committee  Discussion

H. 464 and H. 808

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   TBD

 

10:30 AM                   H. 788 - An act relating to technical corrections for the 2020 legislative session

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stephen Bauer, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date.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

 Andrea Hussey at 802-828-2267 or ahussey@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 5:20 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                  Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 723 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for store-and-forward telemedicine

Possible vote

 

2:00 PM                   Miscellaneous Health Care Committee Bill

Committee discussion

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

10:00 AM                   Health Care Provider Price Transparency

Draft and possible vote

Rep. Lucy Rogers, Member, House Committee on Health Care

 

11:00 AM                   H. 438 - An act relating to the Board of Medical Practice and the licensure of physicians and podiatrists

Possible vote

David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

- 15 minutes after the floor                   H. 728 - An act relating to the miscellaneous changes affecting the duties of the Department of Vermont Health Access

Possible vote

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   Prescription Drugs Committee Bill

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Prior Authorization

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

- 15 minutes after the floor                   Committee Meeting

To be determined

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

- 15 minutes after the floor                   Committee Meeting

To be determined

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

To be determined

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring five 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 or comments, please contact

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

 


House Discrimination Prevention Panel

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House Ethics Panel

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House Sexual Harassment Prevention Panel

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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 3:59 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

immediately following the Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 611 - An act relating to the Older Vermonters Act

Committee Discussion

 

2:30 PM                   H. 663 - An act relating to expanding access to contraceptives

Mark up and vote

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM                   H. 312 - An act relating to open movie captioning in movie theaters

Walk-through and testimony

Kimberly Johnson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

John Quinney, Representative, Vermont Chapter of the hearing Loss Association of America - Phone

Amanda Garces, Director of Policy, Education and Outreach, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Richard Bashara, Owner, FGB Theaters

Sarah Launderville, Executive  Director, Vermont Center for Independent Living & Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights

Ann Owen, Consumer, Vermont

James O'Hanlon, Owner, Savoy Theater, Montpelier

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   H. 635 - An act relating to regulation of long-term care facilities

Mark up and possible vote

Jamie Renner, Assistant Attorney General, Chair, Elder Protection Initiative,Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association

Stuart Schurr, General Counsel, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

-                                   H. 611 - An act relating to the Older Vermonters Act

Mark up and possible vote

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

15 mins after the Floor                   H. 215 - An act relating to the Office of the Child Advocate

Strike-all amendment

Mark up and possible vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   Pre-K

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

15 mins after Floor adjourns                   TBD

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

15 mins after Floor                   TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBD

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant 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.

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

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 3:51 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After House Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 579 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal property offenses

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote.

 

-                                  H. 580 - An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

 

2:15 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   H. 578 - An act relating to operator’s license and privilege to operate suspensions and proof of financial responsibility

Committee Discussion

 

-                                  Cannabis Regulation

Committee Discussion on S.54

 

4:20 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   20-0830 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

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

Matthew Raymond, Investigator, Vermont Attorney General's Office - Invited

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

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

Sarah Robinson, MSW, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence - Invited

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 923 - An act relating to entering a vehicle without legal authority or consent

Continued Testimony

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins After Floor                   TBA

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   TBA

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

10:00 AM                   H. 8 - An act relating to voyeurism

Walk-through and Testimony

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council - Invited

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

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

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

Sarah Robinson, MSW, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   20-0850 - An act relating to disorderly conduct

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety - Invited

Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association - Invited

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

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

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

 

10:15 AM                   TBA

 

10:30 AM                   TBA

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins After Floor                   TBA

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   TBA

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 Mins After Floor                   TBA

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBA

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

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.

 

Please note that witnesses may not be called in the order in which they are listed.

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

 


House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Ethan Allen Room

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 4:59 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 926 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Amendment Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council - Invited

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   H. 716 - An act relating to Abenaki hunting and fishing licenses

Chief Roger Sheehan, Chief, Elnu Abenaki Tribe - Invited

Chief Shirly Hook, Chief, Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation - Invited

Chief Richard Menard, Chief, Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi - Invited

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council - Invited

 

10:30 AM                   H. 99 - An act relating to trade in covered animal parts or products

JoAnne Bourbeau, Senior State Director - VT/NH, Humane Society of US - Invited

Dr. Laurel Neme, Ph.D, Author of "Animal Investigators", Laurelneme.com - Invited

Mike Covey, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition - Invited

Eric Davis, President, Gun Owners of Vermont - Invited

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife - Invited

 

12:00 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

10 Min After Floor                   H. 683 - An act relating to prohibiting incidental take of migratory birds

Potential Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   TBD

 

5:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Min After Floor                   TBD

 

5:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 Min After Floor                   TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBD

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring four 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 or comments, please contact

 Marc Grimes at 802-828-2261 or mgrimes@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 3:49 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

Immediately after Floor                   Party Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

Committee's amendments to 20-0504 (TBill)

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

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   FY21 Transportation Program

Agency walk-through:

5D - Roadway

Jesse Devlin, Highway Safety and Design Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

3:30 PM                   FY21 Transportation Program

Agency walk-through:

223 - Public Transit

Ross MacDonald, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation - Invited

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   FY21 Transportation Program

Agency walk-through:

11 - Rail

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

 

9:45 AM                   FY21 Transportation Program

Agency walk-through:

23 - Town Highway Public Assistance Grants

Shane Morin, State Maintenance Engineer, Agency of Transportation - Invited

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

20 Minutes after Floor                   FY21 Transportation Program

Agency walk-through:

15 - Structures

16 - Town Highway Class 2 Roadway

17 - Town Highway Non-Federal Disasters

18 - Town Highway Federal Disasters

19 - Town Highway Aid

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

 

3:00 PM                   Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

Ross MacDonald, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   FY21 Transportation Program

Agency walk-through:

5F - Park & Ride

5G - Bike and Pedestrian Facilities

5H - Transportation Alternatives

6 - Rest Areas

5D - Roadway

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

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

20 Minutes after Floor                   FY21 Transportation Program

Agency walk-through:

5C - State Highway Bridges

14 - Town Highway Bridges

Kristin Higgins, Structures Section Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

20 Minutes after Floor                   TBD

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring one 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.

 

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 or comments, please contact

 Lori Morse at 802-828-2262 or lmorse@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Ways and Means

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Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 12:41 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Adjournment                   S. 273 - An act relating to creating incentives for schools and establishing a goal for correctional facilities to purchase locally produced foods

Rosie Krueger, Assistant Director, Child Nutrition Programs, Agency of Education

Robert Arnell, Facilities Operation Manager, Department of Corrections

Laura Ginsburg, Agricultural Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                   Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   Rural Vermont

 

Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont

 

9:30 AM                   UVM's Land Grant Mission in Action

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont

 

10:00 AM                   Dairy Marketing Report

Room 11

Joint Hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

 

3:30 PM                   UVM's Land Grant Mission in Action

Reception from 3:30-5:30 PM in State House Cafeteria

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Room 10

Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

 

11:00 AM                   To Be Determined

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:00 AM                   To Be Determined

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

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.

 

 


Senate Committee on Appropriations

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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 11:55 AM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

11:30 AM                   Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

2:00 PM                   S. 226 - An act relating to statewide public school employee health benefits

Mark-up and vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

--                                  S. 224 - An act relating to evidence-based structured literacy instruction for students in kindergarten–grade 3 and students with dyslexia and to teacher preparation programs

Committee discussion of proposed strike-all and miscellaneous education language

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

--                                  Proficiency Based Learning and Notation

Committee discussion

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

2:00 PM                   S. 166 - An act relating to the dissolution of the State Board of Education

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                   S. 248 - An act relating to requiring gender balance on the University of Vermont's Board of Trustees

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Ron Lumbra, Incoming Chair, Board of Trustees, University of Vermont - Phone

 

3:30 PM                   UVM's Land Grant Mission in Action

Reception: Cafeteria

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

1:30 PM                   S. 46 - An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Witnesses TBA

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

1:30 PM                   TBA

 

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 or 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

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 4:03 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

11:30 AM                   Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

1:30 AM                   S. 191 - An act relating to tax increment financing districts

Committee Discussion, Mark-up and Possible Vote

 

2:15 PM                   S. 337 - An act relating to energy efficiency entities and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the thermal energy and transportation sectors

Testimony, Committee Discussion and Mark-up

Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission

Daniel Dutcher, Senior Environmental Policy Manager, Agency of Transportation

Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association - Invited

 

3:00 PM                   S. 267 - An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

 

3:45 AM                   S. 277 - An act relating to heating fuel and the Department of Public Service

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

 

4:15 PM                   S. 279 - An act relating to the sales tax and vehicle charging stations

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

`15 min after the floor                   S. 309 - An act relating to limitations on health care contract provisions and surprise medical bills

Committee Discussion, Mark-up and Possible Vote

 

2:00 PM                   S. 190 - An act relating to the Standard Offer Program

Testimony, Committee Discussion, Mark-up and Possible Vote

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Dylan Zwicky, Lobbyist, Ryegate - Invited

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC

 

2:45 PM                   S. 301 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on 30 V.S.A. § 248a

Review New Draft, Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

 

3:15 PM                   TBD

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 mins after the floor                   S. 245 - An act relating to eliminating cost-sharing requirements for primary care

Study: Defining Primary Care and Its Proportion of Health Care Spending

Michele Degree, Health Policy Advisor, Green Mountain Care Board

Nissa James, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

2:30 PM                   S. 216 - An act relating to allowing large municipal employers to provide Exchange and reflective health benefit plans to their employees

Testimony

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

Addie Strumolo, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Susan Barrett, J.D., Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

3:30 PM                   S. 339 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles

Walk-through of Finance Issues

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

 

4:00 PM                   S. 198 - An act relating to an enforceable State Code of Ethics

Walk-through of Finance Issues

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

`                                   The Committee Will Not Be Meeting

 

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 or comments, please contact

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

 


Senate Committee on Government Operations

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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 3:23 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM                   S. 125 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact

Discussion and possible vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   S. 243 - An act relating to establishing the Emergency Service Provider Wellness Commission

Discussion and possible vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM                   S. 252 - An act relating to stem cell therapies not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   S. 202 - An act relating to limiting the co-payment amount for chiropractic services in certain health insurance plans

Discussion and possible vote

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:20 AM                   Adjourn

 

11:30 AM                   Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   S. 290 - An act relating to health care reform implementation

Testimony

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

 

10:00 AM                   S. 290 - An act relating to health care reform implementation

Mark-up

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Susan Barrett, J.D., Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board - Invited

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

Helen Labun, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

-                                   S. 246 - An act relating to Green Mountain Care Board authority over prescription drug costs

Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists

 

11:50 AM                   Habitat for Humanity

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   Committee  Discussion

 

9:30 AM                   S. 197 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 185 - An act relating to the adoption of a climate change response plan

Testimony

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

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

Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission

 

-                                   Relating to regional planning commission involvement in identifying health care-related needs (S.225)

 

11:15 AM                   S. 302 - An act relating to establishing a mental health mobile response unit pilot program in the city of Rutland

Kimberly Johnson, Intern, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   S. 184 - An act relating to supportive youth programming

Kimberly Johnson, Intern, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:00 AM                   S. 295 - An act relating to restrictions on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other chemicals of concern in consumer products

Samuel Nicolai, P.E., VP Engineering and Compliance, Casella Waste Management

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Patrick MacRoy, Deputy Director, Prevent Harm - Invited

Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters

Shelden Goodwin, Political Outreach Associate, Vermont Conservation Voters

 

10:00 AM                   S. 252 - An act relating to stem cell therapies not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Discussion and possible vote

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jonathon Fenton, O.D., Vermont Regenerative Medicine

 

10:30 AM                   S. 297 - An act relating to the Agency of Health Care Administration

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

 

11:25 AM                   Adjourn

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant 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.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Doris Oatley at 802-828-2279 or doatley@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 12:00 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

10:00 AM                   Senate morning committees

 

11:30 AM                   Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:30 PM                   Capital Budget Overview

Section 11, Line 78 Emergency Containment Contingency Fund; Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund; Municipal Pollution Control Grants; Dam Safety and Hydrology Projects

Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Emily Byrne, Management Services Director, Agency of Natural Resources

Ben Green, Dam Safety Section Chief, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   S. 285 - An act relating to the State House Artwork and Portrait Project Committee

Draft 1.2, mark-up and possible vote

Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sponsor

David Schutz, State Curator, Department of State Buildings

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:30 AM                   Senate morning committees

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

1:30 PM                   H. 555 - An act relating to rulemaking on food concessions, lotteries, raffles, or games of chance on lands and buildings within the jurisdiction of the Department of Buildings and General Services

Introduction

Rep. Woodman Page, Sponsor

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM                   Capital Budget FY21

3-Acre Parcel

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

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

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:30 AM                   Senate morning committees

 

11:30 AM                   Committee Visits

Department of Fish and Wildlife Projects in Grand Isle County

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

8:30 AM                   Senate morning committees

 

11:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Capital Budget FY21

Section 22, Sale of Baldwin Street Properties; Demolition of Wasson and Stanley Halls-Waterbury

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

 

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 or comments, please contact

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

 


Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 3:44 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   S. 114 - An act relating to expungement of misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions

Walk through

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:55 AM                   S. 205 - An act relating to criminal and civil surcharges

Vote

 

11:00 AM                   S. 261 - An act relating to eliminating life without parole

Mark up and vote

Mike Hall, Executive Director, Vermont Police Coalition - Invited

 

11:30 AM                   Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 114 - An act relating to expungement of misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions

 

-                                   S. 294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

 

David Scheer, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Infomation Center (VCIC)

Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 114 - An act relating to expungement of misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions

 

-                                   S. 294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

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

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Vermont Defender General's Office

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   S. 294 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

Meeting to be held at Community College of Vermont

1 Abenaki Way

Winooski, VT

T.J. Donavan, Attorney General, State of Vermont

Mairead O'Reilly, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Sarah George, State's Attorney, Chittenden County

Skyler Nash , Student Activist, University of Vermont

TBA Witnesses

 

11:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

8:30 AM                   S. 232 - An act relating to implementing the expansion of juvenile jurisdiction

Woodside

James Baker, Interim Commissioner, Department of Corrections

A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont

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

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

Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County - Invited

Jim Henry, SEALL Inc - Phone

Matt Messier, Youth Counselor, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center - Invited

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   TBD

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions or 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

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 4:27 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Renewable Energy

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA

Steve Crowley, Chair, Sierra Club Energy Committee

 

11:00 AM                   Overview of Procedure to Amend the Vermont Constitution

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                   Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   S. 227 - An act relating to the provision of personal care products by lodging establishments

Plastics EPR's

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

Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

Jennifer Holliday, Director of Public Policy and Diversion Policy, Chittenden Solid Waste District

Kanika Gandhi, Clean Energy and Environmental Advocate, VPIRG

 

9:30 AM                   S. 227 - An act relating to the provision of personal care products by lodging establishments

Organics, Food Scraps, Readiness for 7/1/2020

Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

Jennifer Holliday, Director of Public Policy and Diversion Policy, Chittenden Solid Waste District

 

10:00 AM                   S. 227 - An act relating to the provision of personal care products by lodging establishments

Small Plastic Bottles

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM                   S. 321 - An act relating to miscellaneous fish and wildlife issues

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

Brenna Galdenzi, President, Protect Our Wildlife

Mike Covey, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Walter Medwid, former Executive Director, Center for Northern Woodlands Education

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:00 AM                   S. 321 - An act relating to miscellaneous fish and wildlife issues

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Colonel Jason Batchelder, Director of Law Enforcement, Department of Fish & Wildlife

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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 or comments, please contact

 Jude Newman at 802-828-2296 or jnewman@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

February 25, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 12:33 PM

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Funding Discussion

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

Wayne Symonds, Highway Division Director and Chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

11:15 AM                   Break

 

11:30 AM                   Implicit Bias Training

Legislative Lounge

Bor Yang, Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

9:00 AM                   TBD

 

9:30 AM                   S. 238 - An act relating to the use of green signal lamps on wreckers

Testimony

James Feehan, Lobbyist, AAA - Invited

 

10:00 AM                   Vehicle Length Testimony

Comments on V.S.A Title 23, Section 1432

Roland Bellavance, Owner, Bellavance Trucking - Invited

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   S. 241 - An act relating to motor vehicle manufacturers that sell directly to consumers

Testimony, Committee Discussion

Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Tesla - Invited

Zach Kahn, Senior Policy Advisor, Tesla

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:00 AM                   TBD

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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 or comments, please contact

 Nellie Marvel at 802-828-2254 or nmarvel@leg.state.vt.us