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STATE OF VERMONT
General Assembly

Standing Committee Meetings

Week of January 23, 2022 - January 29, 2022

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 1:48 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-agriculture-and-forestry.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Carbon Sequestration

Ryan Patch, Agriculture Climate and Land Use Policy Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

2:00 PM                   H. 504 - An act relating to the reorganization, enhancement, and enforcement of animal welfare requirements in the State

Introduction

Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Sponsor

 

2:20 PM                   H. 653 - An act relating to the creation of an ecological management qualification for the Use Value Appraisal program

Introduction

Rep. Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor

 

2:40 PM                   H. 610 - An act relating to airport expansion and primary agricultural soils

Introduction

Rep. Lisa Hango, Sponsor

 

3:00 PM                   H. 626 - An act relating to the sale, use, or application of neonicotinoid pesticides

Introduction

Rep. Amy Sheldon, Sponsor, Chair

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 626 - An act relating to the sale, use, or application of neonicotinoid pesticides

Walk-through of bill

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

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Committee  Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

 

2:45 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

3:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   Farm to Plate Report

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Committee  Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor adjourns                   Committee Discussion

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor adjourns                   Committee  Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Kira Ecay at kecay@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 24 and Zoom

LIVE Link

January 24, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 1:47 PM

 

Monday, January 24, 2022

12:00 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Human Services - Dept. of Mental Health

Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health

 

2:00 PM                   Recess for Break

 

2:30 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Human Services - DDAIL

Monica White, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Megan Tierney-Ward, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bill Kelly, Financial Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

4:25 PM                   Review Next Day's Agenda

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:00 AM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Human Services - Dept. of Corrections

Nicholas Deml, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Director, Department of Corrections

Kristin Lawson, Financial Director, Department of Corrections

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor and Caucus

 

1:00 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

General Government - Agency of Digital Services

John Quinn, III, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services

Kate Slocum, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Digital Services

 

2:30 PM                   Recess for Break

 

2:45 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

General Government - Dept. of Human Resources

Beth Fastiggi, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Harold Schwartz, Director of Operations, Department of Human Resources

 

3:45 PM                   TBA

 

4:15 PM                   Review Next Day's Agenda

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

8:30 AM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Human Services - Dept. for Children & Families

Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Megan Smeaton, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Truckle, Field Services Director, Agency of Human Services

 

10:00 AM                   Recess for Break

 

10:15 AM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Continued Review of DCF FY23 Budget

 

11:30 AM                   Recess for Lunch and Budget Meetings

 

1:00 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Protection to Persons & Property - State's Attorney's & Sheriffs

John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Annie Noonan, Labor Relations and Operations Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Pam Hango, Special Investigative Unit, Grants Manager, Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

Sheriff Mark Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Board President, Sheriff's, Windham County Sheriff's Office

Roger Marcoux, Executive Board Vice-President, Sheriff's, Lamoille County

 

2:30 PM                   Recess for Break

 

2:45 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Language Review

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Hardy Merrill, Director of Budget and Management Operations, Department of Finance & Management

 

4:15 PM                   Review Next Day's Agenda

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

8:30 AM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Human Services - DVHA

Andrea DeLaBruere, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access

Adaline Strumolo, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access

Sandi Hoffman, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access

Stephen Wisloski, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Vermont Health Access

Alicia Cooper, Ph.D., Director of Managed Care Operations, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

10:15 AM                   Recess for Break

 

10:30 AM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

General Government - VT State Auditor's Office

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Tim Ashe, Deputy State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Kathy O'Rourke, Financial Manager, State Auditor's Office

 

11:00 AM                   Recess for Lunch and Budget Meetings

 

1:00 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Protection to Persons & Property - Agency of Agriculture

Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Amy Mercier, Financial Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

1:45 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Protection to Persons & Property - Dept. of Financial Regulation

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

David Cameron, Administrative Services Director, Department of Financial Regulation

 

2:30 PM                   Recess for Break

 

2:45 PM                   Governor's Recommended Capital Budget FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Adjustment

Kristin Clouser, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

Michael Middleman, Senior Budget Analyst, Department of Finance & Management

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

4:15 PM                   Review Next Day's Agenda

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   TBA

 

10:00 AM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Human Services - Dept. of Health

Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Tracy Dolan, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Paul Daley, Financial Director, Vermont Department of Health

 

11:30 AM                   Recess for Lunch and Budget Meetings

 

1:00 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

General Government - Dept. of Taxes

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Andrew Stein, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Taxes

Sharon Asay, Finance Director, Department of Taxes

 

2:00 PM                   22-0443 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2023 Governor's recommended budget

Protection to Persons and Property - Public Utility Commission

Ann Bishop, Operations Director, Public Utility Commission

Karen Hutchinson, Finance Director, Public Utility Commission

 

2:45 PM                   Review Next Week's Agenda

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

 


House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/21/2022 7:09 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-commerce-and-economic-development.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:00 AM                   Repurposing Residual Economic Recovery Bridge Grants

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

 

10:00 AM                   House  Floor and Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Workforce  Development

NEK Day

Jennifer Carlo, Executive Director, NEK Collaborative

 

2:00 PM                   CTE Workforce Development

Joint Meeting with House Education

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

Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education

Michele Kupersmith, Former State Representative

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   Workforce  Development

Nursing

 

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

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Workforce Development

VocRehab

Monica White, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Creative Workforce Solutions

VocRehab

Nicholas Deml, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Dale Crook, Director of Field Operations, Department of Corrections

Kim Bushey, Director of Corrections Program, Department of Corrections

Leona Watt, Senior Probation and Parole Officer, State of Vermont Corrections

Diane Delmasse, Director, VocRehab Vermont - Invited

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   DFR Bill

Walk-through

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

10 Minutes After Floor                   DFR Bill

Continued Discussion

Richard Smith, President, Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association - Invited

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:00 AM                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 Minutes After Floor                   Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Report

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Workforce  Development

Education Sector

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont - Invited

Christopher Koliba, UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, Clean Water Network - Invited

 

2:00 PM                   Workforce Development

Current Situation

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

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Camille Brochu as cbrochu@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 9:03 AM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-corrections-and-institutions.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

--                                  Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Judiciary Update

Capital Budget Requests

ARPA Capital Fund Project Proposals

Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   Governor's Recommended Capital Budget FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Adjustment

State House HVAC Renovation - Tour of Existing Systems and Potential Site for Summer Boiler

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

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

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

 

--                                  Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   Governor's Recommended Capital Budget FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Adjustment

Section 3: Agency of Human Services

Physically Secure Recovery Residence - Design and Construction

Women's Correctional Facility / AHS Multipurpose Campus Facility

Statewide Correctional Facility - Life Safety, Security Needs and Enhancements

DOC Correctional Facilities - ADA Compliance

Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health

Nicholas Deml, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Al Cormier, Chief of Operations, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Director, Department of Corrections

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

Tabrena Karish, Building Engineer, Department of Buildings and General Services

Jeremy Stephens, Program Chief, Department of Buildings and General Services

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

Matthew Nault, Director of Facilities, Department of Corrections

Emily Carr, General Counsel, Department of Corrections

Bill Soule, Community Corrections District Manager, Department of Corrections

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

--                                  Continue Testimony

 

11:15 AM                   Governor's Recommended Capital Budget FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Adjustment

Proposed ARPA Swaps

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBD

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

--                                  Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   Governor's Recommended Capital Budget FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Adjustment

Cash Fund Proposals

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

--                                  Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

11:00 AM                   Governor's Recommended Capital Budget FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Adjustment

FY23 ARPA Capital Fund Project Proposals

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Governor's Recommended Capital Budget FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Adjustment

Section 8: Vermont State Colleges

Construction, Renovation, Major Maintenance

VSC's Infrastructure Transformation Planning

VSC's Infrastructure Transformation Design

Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges

Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges

 

--                                  Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Phil Petty at ppetty@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 9 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 2:59 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-education.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   H. 468 - An act relating to establishing a remote learning pilot program for CTE students

Introduction

Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor

Rep. Charles Kimbell, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 483 - An act relating to potential new models of funding and governance structures to improve the quality, duration, and access to career technical education in Vermont

Introduction

Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor

Rep. Charles Kimbell, Sponsor

 

2:00 PM                   Career and Technical Education Workforce Development

Joint Committee Meeting with House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

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

Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education

Michele Kupersmith, Former State Representative, Vermont Employee Ownership Center

 

3:00 PM                   H. 456 - An act relating to establishing strategic goals and reporting requirements for the Vermont State Colleges

Introduction

Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Sponsor

Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor

 

3:15 PM                   CTE 101

Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   eFinance

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Kevin Viani, Director of IT Assigned to the Agency of Education, Agency of Digital Services

Michelle Baker, Director of Finance & Operations, Vermont Association of School Business Officials

Megan Devinny, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent & Human Resources, Grand Isle Supervisory Union

Brenda Fleming, Director of Business and Finance , Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union

Ron H.R. Smith, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, RHR Smith & Company

 

10:00 AM                   Act 173

Chris Case, Student Support Services Division Director, Agency of Education

Meg Porcella, Assistant Director, Student Support Services Division, Agency of Education

Jacqueline Kelleher, State Director of Special Education, Agency of Education

 

11:00 AM                   Break

 

11:15 AM                   H. 609 - An act relating to technical corrections to Title 16

Introduction

Rep. Lawrence Cupoli, Sponsor

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Act 28 - Advisory Council on Literacy

Report

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

 

-                                   Act 72 School Facilities

Report

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

 

2:30 PM                   H. 493 - An act relating to withdrawal from a unified union or union school district and to electoral functions of a union school district where a member district is also a union school district

Introduction

Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw, Sponsor

 

3:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

11:00 AM                   H. 377 - An act relating to the creation of a public-private partnership with Advance Vermont to increase postsecondary attainment in Vermont

Rep. Kathleen James, Sponsor

 

11:15 AM                   NEK Day

Jennifer Carlo, Executive Director, NEK Collaborative - Invited

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

 


House Committee on Energy and Technology

 

AGENDA

 

Room 10 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/21/2022 4:19 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-energy-and-technology.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House  Floor and Caucuses

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Clean Heat Standard

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Jane Lazorchak, Director of Global Warming Solutions Act, Agency of Natural Resources

 

2:00 PM                   Clean Heat Standard

Daniel Reilly, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont

Rebecca Foster, Director, Efficiency Vermont

Jared Duval, Executive Director, Energy Action Network

 

3:00 PM                   Comprehensive Energy Plan

Chapter 6 Overview

TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

Ed Delhagen, Facilitator and Energy Programs Specialist, Department of Public Service

Kelly Launder, Assistant Director Efficiency and Energy Resources Division, Vermont Department of Public Service

Keith Levenson, Energy Program Specialist, Department of Public Service

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:30 AM                   Clean Heat Standard

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

Ben Walsh, Climate & Energy Program Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Clean Heat Standard

Neale Lunderville, President, Vermont Gas Systems

Matt Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association - Invited

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBD

 

2:00 PM                   TBD

 

3:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   TBD

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:30 PM                   TBD

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBD

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   TBD

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Rowan Hawthorne at rhawthorne@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 1:14 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-general-housing-and-military-affairs.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:15 PM                   H. 320 - An act relating to prohibiting agreements that prevent an employee from working for the employer following the settlement of a discrimination claim

Discussion and possible vote

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

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

Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

 

1:45 PM                   H. 329 - An act relating to amending the prohibitions against discrimination

Kerin Stackpole, Esq., Director, Leader of the Labor and Employment Team, Paul Frank and Collins, PC

Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Amelia Seman, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Jordan Giaconia, Public Policy Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

 

-                                   H. 621 - An act relating to the certification of collective bargaining representatives

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Sponsor

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 228 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on an individual’s criminal history

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:15 AM                   H. 403 - An act relating to prohibiting no cause evictions

Introduction

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor - Invited

 

-                                   H. 619 - An act relating to the installation of fireblocking in single-family dwellings

Introduction

Rep. Casey Toof, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 640 - An act relating to creating tenant rights to purchase an apartment building

Introduction

Rep. Brian Cina, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 625 - An act relating to providing protections against eviction, foreclosure, and tax sales

Introduction

Rep. Tommy Walz, Co-sponsor

 

-                                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 638 - An act relating to a direct-to-consumer spirits shipping license

Introduction and comparison

Rep. Woodman Page, Sponsor - Invited

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 587 - An act relating to expressly authorizing the manufacture of alcoholic beverages pursuant to contract

Introduction

Rep. Matthew Birong, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 613 - An act relating to farm-based manufacturers of alcoholic beverages

Introduction

Rep. Matthew Birong, Sponsor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 538 - An act relating to the establishment, ownership, and operation of a cemetery by a nonprofit college or university

Introduction

Rep. Maxine Grad, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 244 - An act relating to authorizing the natural organic reduction of human remains

Walk-through and testimony

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Patrick Healy, President, Vermont Cemetery Association

Chris Palermo, President, Vermont Funeral Directors Association

Carolyn Maezes , Representative, EarthFuneral

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:30 AM                   H. 387 - An act relating to establishing the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for the Institution of Chattel Slavery

Rev. Mark Hughes, Executive Director, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance - Invited

 

-                                   H. 329 - An act relating to amending the prohibitions against discrimination

Testimony

Stephen Ellis, Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Vermont Bar Association

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   IT Help Session

Will not be livestreamed

Delia Gillen, User Support/Trainer, Office of Legislative Information Technology - Invited

 

-                                   Break

 

-                                   H. 295 - An act relating to the election and qualifications of the Adjutant and Inspector General

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 691 - An act relating to establishing qualifications for the Adjutant and Inspector General

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 520 - An act relating to creating the Office of Native American Affairs

Introduction

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 618 - An act relating to providing the Abenaki with access to State lands

Introduction

Rep. John O'Brien, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 620 - An act relating to Abenaki land ownership and land repatriation

Introduction

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 668 - An act relating to the protection of Abenaki sacred sites

Introduction

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Ron Wild at rwild@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 11

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 1:01 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-government-operations.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:00 AM                   Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District Annual Budget Vote 2022

Paul Tomasi, District Manager, NEK Waste Management District

Rep. Katherine Sims - Invited

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

 

2:30 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

2:45 PM                   Committee Meeting

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   Committee Meeting

 

10:30 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

10:45 AM                   Committee Meeting

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   2022 Redistricting Hearings

Bennington and Windham Counties

 

Bennington County

Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Pownal, Readsboro, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland, Winhall, Woodford

 

Windham County

Athens, Brattleboro, Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Grafton, Guilford, Halifax, Jamaica, Londonderry, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Rockingham, Somerset, Stratton, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, Whitingham, Wilmington, Windham

 

 

10:30 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

10:45 AM                   2022 Redistricting Hearings

Bennington and Windham Counties- continued

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min. after House Floor Adjourns                   2022 Redistricting Hearings

Bennington and Windham Counties - continued

 

3:00 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

3:15 PM                   2022 Redistricting Hearings

Bennington and Windham Counties - continued

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after House Floor Adjourns                   2022 Redistricting Hearings

Windsor and Orange Counties

 

Windsor County

Andover, Baltimore, Barnard, Bethel, Bridgewater, Cavendish, Chester, Hartford, Hartland, Ludlow, Norwich, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, Springfield, Stockbridge, Weathersfield, West Windsor, Weston, Windsor, Woodstock

 

Orange County

Bradford, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Orange, Randolph, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Vershire, Washington, West Fairlee, Williamstown

 

11:15 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

11:30 AM                   2022 Redistricting Hearings

Windsor and Orange Counties - continued

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   2022 Redistricting Hearings

Windsor and Orange Counties - continued

 

2:30 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

2:45 PM                   2022 Redistricting Hearings

Windsor and Orange Counties - continued

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Andrea Hussey at ahussey@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 12:32 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-health-care.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:30 PM                   Federal No Surprises Act

Overview

Sebastian Arduengo, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation

 

-                                   H. 489 - An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation

Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation

Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

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

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to establishing a telehealth licensure and registration system

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

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

Sebastian Arduengo, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Emily Brown, Director of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Regulation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   Suicide Prevention

Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

 

10:30 AM                   Governor's FY2023 Proposed Budget

Department of Mental Health

Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:45 PM                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Clare Neal at cneal@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Discrimination Prevention Panel

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom and YouTube

January 24, 2022

Last Updated 1/21/2022 1:29 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/legislative-study-committees.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Monday, January 24, 2022

9:00 AM                   Meeting Called to Order

Rep. Mari Cordes, Chair, House Discrimination Prevention Panel

 

-                                   Welcome Rep. Killacky to the Panel

 

-                                   Panel Discussion

outline of focus for this session

determine meeting frequency

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Mike Ferrant at mferrant@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Ethics Panel

This agenda has not yet been published.


House Sexual Harassment Prevention Panel

This agenda has not yet been published.


House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/23/2022 3:25 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-human-services.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 654 - An act relating to extending COVID-19 health care regulatory flexibility

Mark-up and vote on amendment

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Health Care Association

Pam Cota, Long Term Care Licensing Chief, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   H. 462 - An act relating to miscellaneous Department of Health programs

Vote

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

Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists - Invited

Lauren Bode, PharmD, BCPS, Executive Director, Vermont Pharmacists Association - Invited

 

4:15 PM                   Wrap-up and Review Next Day's Agenda

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:15 AM                   Developmental Disabilities Services System

Home and community based services

Kirsten Murphy, Executive Director, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Prop 5 - Declaration of rights; right to personal reproductive liberty

Public Hearing logistics

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Agency of Human Services

Jenney Samuelson, Interim Secretary, Agency of Human Services

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

6:00 PM                   Prop 5 - Declaration of rights; right to personal reproductive liberty

Public Hearing

The public is invited to register to speak at the hearing or submit written testimony.

 

To register as a speaker at the hearing please sign up here:

https://legislature.vermont.gov/links/proposition-5-public-hearing

 

Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis, and testimony time will be limited to two minutes per person.

 

If you wish to submit written testimony, please email an MS Word or PDF file to:  testimony@leg.state.vt.us  Please indicate in the subject line Proposal 5 Public Comment

 

 

8:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:15 AM                   Prop 5 - Declaration of rights; right to personal reproductive liberty

Committee Discussion and Vote

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   COVID-19 Updates

Child Care and Pre-K settings

Miranda Gray, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families - Invited

Agency of Education Representative -Invited

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

11:00 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Department for Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Monica White, Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Bill Kelly, Financial Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Megan Tierney-Ward, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Child Care Tax Credit

H.510 review

Rep. Janet Ancel, House Committee on Ways and Means

 

3:00 PM                   Wrap-up and Review of Next Week's Agenda

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker at jtucker@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 1:54 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-judiciary.  

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Review of Amendment, Discussion and Possible Vote.

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:15 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Continued: Committee Discussion and Possible Vote.

 

3:00 PM                   H. 546 - An act relating to racial justice statistics

Witness Testimony.

Betty Wheeler, Data Reviewer, Vermont State Police

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 548 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis establishment procedures

Walk-through.

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   H. 548 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis establishment procedures

Witness Testimony.

Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Cannabis Control Boar

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets - Invited

Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, Policy and Communications Consultant, Vermont Medical Society

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 644 - An act relating to decriminalization of a personal use supply of a regulated drug

Witness Testimony

Melissa Story, Chief Operating Officer, Recovery Vermont - Invited

Daniel Franklin, Vice President for Advocacy and Community Relations, Recovery Vermont - Invited

Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont - Invited

Jay Diaz, Attorney, Vermont American Civil Liberties Union - Invited

 

2:15 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   H. 644 - An act relating to decriminalization of a personal use supply of a regulated drug

Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion.

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 534 - An act relating to sealing criminal history records

Witness Testimony.

Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   H. 534 - An act relating to sealing criminal history records

Amendment Walk-through.

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:15 AM                   Break

 

-                                   H. 534 - An act relating to sealing criminal history records

Committee Discussion.

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Minutes After the Floor                   H. 505 - An act relating to reclassification of penalties for unlawfully possessing, dispensing, and selling a regulated drug

Witness Testimony and Committee Discussion.

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Rebecca Turner, Supervising Attorney, Appellate Division, Office of the Defender General

Erin Jacobsen, Co-Director of Community Justice Division, Attorney General's Office

James Lyall, Executive Director, ACLU of Vermont - Invited

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Drug Policy Alliance

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

- 15 Minutes After the Floor                   H. 631 - An act relating to raising the age of eligibility to marry

Walk-through

Rep. Carol Ode, Sponsor

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 505 - An act relating to reclassification of penalties for unlawfully possessing, dispensing, and selling a regulated drug

Continued Testimony if Needed, Committee Discussion.

 

-                                   H. 546 - An act relating to racial justice statistics

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

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

 Amber Burke at aburke@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room EA and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 3:47 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-natural-resources-fish-and-wildlife.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor & Caucus

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 466 - An act relating to surface water withdrawals and interbasin transfers

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

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

 

-                                   H. 411 - An act relating to the retrieval and use of covered wild animals

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

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

 

-                                   Use Value Appraisal Programs

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 606 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources - ZOOM

David Mears, Vice President and Executive Director, Audubon Vermont - ZOOM

Charlie Hancock, Consulting Forester, North Woods Forestry - ZOOM

Kent McFarland, Co-Founder, Vermont Center for Ecostudies - ZOOM

Lauren Oates, Interim Director of Government Relations and Policy, Nature Conservancy, Vermont Climate Council - ZOOM

Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association - ZOOM

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 500 - An act relating to prohibiting the sale of mercury lamps in the State

Introduction and Walk-through

Dan Reilly, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont - ZOOM

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group - ZOOM

Matthew Chapman, Director, Waste Management Protection Division, Agency of Natural Resources - ZOOM

Brian Fadie, State Policy Associate, Appliance Standards Awareness Project - ZOOM

Michael Bender, Director, Mercury Policy Project - ZOOM

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

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 492 - An act relating to the structure of the Natural Resources Board

Eleanor Spottswood, Chair, Judicial Nominating Board - ZOOM

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources - ZOOM

Billy Coster, Director of Policy and Planning, Agency of Natural Resources, Co-Chair, Agriculture and Ecosystems Subcommittee - ZOOM

David Mears, Vice President and Executive Director, Audubon Vermont - ZOOM

Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment - ZOOM

Rob Woolmington, Attorney and Managing Director, Woolmington, Campbell, Bent & Stasny, PC - ZOOM

AJ LaRosa, Attorney, MSK Attorneys - ZOOM

David Grayck, Attorney, Montpelier - ZOOM

Christopher Roy, Attorney, Downs Rachlin Martin - ZOOM

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission - Invited

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 115 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

Introduction and Walk-through

Rep. Gabrielle Stebbins, Sponsor

John Leddy, Executive Director, Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District - Invited

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Lizzy Carroll at lcarroll@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/21/2022 12:33 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-transportation.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         Lunch & Caucuses

 

1:15 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

AOT - Bridge Program Budget & 19 VSA 10g Report

Rob White, Bureau Director, Project Delivery, Agency of Transportation

Kristin Higgins, Program Director, Structures/Hydraulics, Agency of Transportation

Pam Thurber, Manager, Structures Assets, Agency of Transportation

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:15 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Roadway Paving & Traffic Programs Budget & 19 VSA Section 10g Report

Rob White, Bureau Director, Project Delivery, Agency of Transportation

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

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Municipal Programs and Grant Programs Budgets & 19 VSA Section 10g Report

Rob White, Bureau Director, Project Delivery, Agency of Transportation

Joel Perrigo, Program Director, Municipal Assistance, Agency of Transportation

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Transportation program - independent member work time

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:15 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

State Highway Safety Office Budget

Allison LaFlamme, Administrator, State Highway Safety Office

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

Paul White, Law Enforcement Liaison, State Highway Safety Office, Blue Line Consulting

William Jenkins, Law Enforcement Liaison, State Highway Safety Office

Todd Sears, Deputy Director, Operations and Safety Bureau, Agency of Transportation

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

AOT - District Maintenance Budget

Todd Law, Deputy Director, Fleet & Maintenance Division, Agency of Transportation

Wayne Gammell, Director, Fleet & Maintenance Division, Agency of Transportation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Transportation Program - Independent member work time

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor                   TBD

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget

Transportation program - independent member work time

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Lori Morse at lmorse@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34 and Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 5:26 PM

 

See Livestream Link

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the floor                     Caucuses

 

1:15 PM                   22-0546 - An act relating to fee request submitted by the Cannabis Control Board

Scott Sparks, Vermont Hempicurean, Brattleboro, VT

Emilie Paquette, Burlington, VT

 

2:15 PM                   H. 527 - An act relating to tax relief for Vermonters

alternative minimum tax

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Will Baker, Director of Legal Unit, Department of Taxes

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   H. 510 - An act relating to creating a Vermont child tax credit

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:40 AM                   H. 461 - An act relating to excluding the income of asylum seekers and refugees from household income

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   TIF Report

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Property Valuation Report

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

 

3:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   Education Finance Restructuring

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

2:15 PM                   Downtown Tax Credits

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credit and Historic Grants Specialist, Division for Historic Preservation, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

3:00 PM                   Taxpayer Advocate Report

Jeffrey Dooley, Taxpayer Advocate, Department of Taxes - Invited

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the floor                     Treasurer Updates

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

 


Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 1:41 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ogCBBT6D13zAYmsLI0Oiw/featured

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor                   S. 258 - An act relating to amending the Required Agricultural Practices in order to address climate resiliency

Introduction and walk-through

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

Sen. Christopher A. Pearson, Sponsor

Sen. Anthony Pollina, Sponsor

 

11:00 AM                   Slaughter and Meat Processing

AAFM slaugherhouse support and on-farm slaughter rules

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

Julie Boisvert, Meat Inspection Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   Climate Action Plan

 

Jane Lazorchak, Director of Global Warming Solutions Act, Agency of Natural Resources

Jared Duval, Member, Climate Council

Lauren Oates, Interim Director of Government Relations and Policy, Nature Conservancy, Vermont Climate Council

Ryan Patch, Agriculture Climate and Land Use Policy Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Abbie Corse, Member, Agriculture and Ecosystems Subcommittee, Vermont Climate Council

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   The Abbey Group

Local Food initiatives

Nina Hansen, Chief Operations Officer, The Abbey Group

 

11:15 AM                   Vermont Farm Bureau

Update  

 

-                                   Vermont Fairs and Field Days

Update

Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau and Vermont Fairs and Field Days

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 188 - An act relating to regulating licensed small cannabis cultivation as farming

Kyle Harris, Board Member, Cannabis Control Board

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

11:00 AM                   Rural Vermont

Update

Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont

Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

11:15 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5 and Zoom

January 24, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 1:05 PM

 

 

live streamed via YouTube

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

1:00 PM                   H. 679 - An act relating to fiscal year 2022 budget adjustments

Overview from Rep. Mary Hooper, followed by walk through of the bill

Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Reporter, House Committee on Appropriations

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:30 PM                   H. 679 - An act relating to fiscal year 2022 budget adjustments

Dairy Assistance

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Convenes

 

- 15 min after floor                   H. 679 - An act relating to fiscal year 2022 budget adjustments

Mark-up

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Convenes

 

- 15 min after floor                   H. 679 - An act relating to fiscal year 2022 budget adjustments

Mark-up

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

1:00 PM                   H. 679 - An act relating to fiscal year 2022 budget adjustments

Mark-up

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Chrissy Gilhuly at cgilhuly@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/21/2022 4:02 PM

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

15 Minutes after Floor                   Budget Adjustment Act

Economic Recovery Gap Grants, Economic Capital Investment Grants, Relocated Worker Program

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority - Invited

Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist, Kavet, Rockler & Associates, LLC - Invited

 

11:00 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

11:15 AM                   S. 221 - An act relating to unemployment insurance benefits

 

-                                   Report on Chargeability and Job Retention from Act. 51

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Cameron Wood, Director, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Vermont Realtors Proposals

Elizabeth Bushey, Legislative Assistant, Vermont Association of Realtors

Peter Tucker, Advocacy & Public Policy Director, Vermont Association of Realtors

 

9:50 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

10:00 AM                   S. 234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Sen. Christopher Bray, Chair, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   S. 270 - An act relating to Vermont Housing Regulation Modernization

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:00 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

11:10 AM                   Vermont League of Cities & Towns

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

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 52 - An act relating to increasing the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2025

 

-                                   S. 65 - An act relating to paid family leave

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:00 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

11:00 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

11:10 AM                   Omnibus Economic Development Bill

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:00 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Accessory Dwelling Units. Witnesses TBD

 

9:50 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

10:50 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Scott Moore at smoore@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 5:35 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-education.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 219 - An act relating to ensuring compliance with the U.S. and Vermont Constitutions in the use of public funds for tuition and in the dual enrollment program

Derek Black, Professor and Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School - Invited

 

2:45 PM                   S. 139 - An act relating to public schools’ team mascots

Culture of athletics in schools

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

 

3:15 PM                   S. 249 - An act relating to increasing gradually the mandatory age of school attendance

Elizabeth St. James, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Out of School Learning

Update on after school programs and summer learning

Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.

 

2:15 PM                   S. 219 - An act relating to ensuring compliance with the U.S. and Vermont Constitutions in the use of public funds for tuition and in the dual enrollment program

Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist

 

3:00 PM                   S. 211 - An act relating to creating the Vermont Teaching Careers Study Committee

Current and future support for teachers and school personnel

 

3:45 PM                   S. 162 - An act relating to the collective bargaining rights of teachers

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sponsor

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Governor's Budget Address Discussion

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont

Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges

Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges

Joyce Judy, President, Community College of Vermont

Scott Giles, President, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation - Invited

 

3:00 PM                   S. 189 - An act relating to the status of Holocaust education in public schools

Wendy Geller, Ph.D., Data management and Analysis, Division Director, Agency of Education

Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education

 

3:30 PM                   Literacy Discussion

Update on the professional development and implementation around literacy in schools

Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Student Pathways, Agency of Education

Meg Porcella, Assistant Director, Student Support Services Division, Agency of Education

 

4:00 PM                   Standardized Testing During the COVID19 Pandemic

Discussion of standardized testing waivers

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association - Invited

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

2:30 PM                   S. 249 - An act relating to increasing gradually the mandatory age of school attendance

Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association - Invited

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

3:30 PM                   Pupil Weighting Study

Regarding English Language Learners categorical aid program

Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

 

4:00 PM                   S. 249 - An act relating to increasing gradually the mandatory age of school attendance

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Daphne Kinney-Landis at dkinneylandis@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Ethics

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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 9:25 AM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-finance.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 53 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from the Vermont Sales and Use Tax

Corporate Taxes

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

 

2:30 PM                   S. 53 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from the Vermont Sales and Use Tax

Mark-up and Possible Vote

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:00 PM                   Pupil Weighting Study Flow Chart

Sen. Ruth Hardy, Co-Chair, Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report

 

3:15 PM                   State Revenues and Expenses over the Long Term

Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:00 PM                   S. 210 - An act relating to rental housing health and safety and affordable housing

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Sponsor

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:15 PM                   Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Study of Pupil Weights in Vermont's Education Funding Formula

Tammy Kolbe, Ph.D., Ph.D, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont

 

2:30 PM                   S. 269 - An act relating to extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program

Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dan Reilly, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont

David Westman, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Efficiency Vermont

Mary Jo Kroweleski, Utility Analyst, Public Utility Commission

 

3:15 PM                   S. 161 - An act relating to extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement

Discussion and Possible Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:30 PM                   Break

 

3:45 PM                   S. 247 - An act relating to prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:30 PM                   S. 253 - An act relating to the management of perpetual care funds by cemetery associations

Walk-through

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 214 - An act relating to valuation of time-share projects

Introduction, Walk-through and Testimony

Sen. Richard Westman, Sponsor

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:30 PM                   S. 261 - An act relating to municipal retention of property tax collections

Introduction, Walk-through and Testimony

Sen. Corey Parent, Sponsor

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Carol Dawes, Chair of the Legislative Committee, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association

 

3:15 PM                   Break

 

3:30 PM                   State Revenues and Expenses over the Long Term

Sarah Clark, Deputy Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 152 - An act relating to the cannabis excise tax and local fees

Introduction

Sen. Jeanette K. White, Sponsor

 

1:45 PM                   S. 154 - An act relating to cannabis excise tax revenue and the Vermont State Colleges

Introduction

Sen. Philip Baruth, Sponsor

 

2:00 PM                   S. 152 - An act relating to the cannabis excise tax and local fees

 

`                                   S. 154 - An act relating to cannabis excise tax revenue and the Vermont State Colleges

 

`                                   S. 215 - An act relating to the cannabis wholesale gross receipts tax

Discussion

Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Cannabis Control Board

 

2:30 PM                   S. 215 - An act relating to the cannabis wholesale gross receipts tax

Excise Tax

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

 

3:00 PM                   Health Care Merged Market Issues

Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

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

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Faith Brown at fbrown@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

Via Zoom 

 

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 4:48 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-government-operations.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Department of Corrections

Committee discussion on staffing issues

Nicholas Deml, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Al Cormier, Chief of Operations, Department of Corrections

Rachel Feldman, Principal Assistant and Public Information Officer, Office of the Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

3:00 PM                   S. 173 - An act relating to the State House Oversight Committee

Committee discussion

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

David Schutz, State Curator, Department of Buildings and General Services

Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms

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

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

 

4:00 PM                   Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 181 - An act relating to authorizing miscellaneous regulatory authority for municipal governments

Committee discussion

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Gwynn Zakov, Municipal Policy Advocate, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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

 

2:45 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

3:00 PM                   S. 171 - An act relating to adoption of a State code of ethics

Committee discussion

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Christina Sivret, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission

Ben Kinsley, Board Member, Campaign for Vermont

Pat McDonald, Berlin, VT, Vote for Vermont

Thomas K. Jones, Ethics Enforcement Officers, Office of State Ethics, Connecticut

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 158 - An act relating to optometrists’ scope of practice

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dean Barcelow, O.D., President, Vermont Optometric Association

Dr. Richard Castillo, - Assistant Dean for Surgical Training & Education, College of Optometry; Northeastern State University, Oklahoma

Luben Ikonomov, Student, New England College of Optometry

Dorothy Hitchmoth, Education: VA, Board of Directors

Lisa Fennell, American Board of Optometry & Council on Optometric Practitioners Education (COPE)

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

Bill Reynolds, American Optometric Association Board of Trustees

Amy Gregory, M.D., Ophthalmologist

M.D. Brian Kim, M.D., Chief, Ophthalmology, Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   S. 155 - An act relating to the creation of the Agency of Public Safety

Committee discussion

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration

Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair of RDAP and Co-director of Fair and Impartial Policing and Community Affairs, Putney

Jeffrey White, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Transportation Agency

Wilda White, DPS Policy and Training Consultant, MadFreedom

 

2:15 PM                   S. 175 - An act relating to confidential information concerning the initial arrest and charge of a child

Committee discussion

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Michael Donoghue, Vice President, Vermont Press Association

Lisa Loomis, President, Valley Reporter

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

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

 

3:15 PM                   S. 174 - An act relating to publication of State, county, and municipal notices on electronic news media

Committee discussion

Anne Galloway, Executive Director, Vermont Digger

Michael Donoghue, Vice President, Vermont Press Association

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Jordan Brechenser, President and Publisher, Vermont News and Media

 

 


Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 12:28 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-health-and-welfare.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

10:00 AM                   S. 90 - An act relating to establishing an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis registry

Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

 

-                                   Budget Adjustment

Overview of Health and Human Services related issues

Sarah Clark, Deputy  Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   Community Mental Health Needs

 

-                                   S. 197 - An act relating to the Coordinated Mental Health Crisis Response Working Group

Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Stephanie Winters, Deputy Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

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

Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Programs, Department of Public Safety

Lynn Cota, Superintendent, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union

 

10:15 AM                   S. 194 - An act relating to peer-operated respite centers

Discussion of S.194 and S.195

Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Stephanie Winters, Deputy Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

Hilary Melton, Executive Director, Pathways Vermont

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

Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Programs, Department of Public Safety

Wilda White, Founder, MadFreedom

Gloria van den Berg, Executive Director, Alyssum, Inc

Linda Limoges, Guest, Alyssum Peer Respite

Jenniflower Laker, Staff Member, Alyssum Peer Respite

Sera Davidow, Exective Director, Wildflower Alliance (Mass.)

Kenneth Russell, Executive Director, Another Way Inc.

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

 

-                                   S. 195 - An act relating to the certification of mental health peer support specialists

Discussion cont.

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   Opportunities for Evolution of Vermont’s Health Care Regulatory System

Donna Kinzer, Consultant, DK Healthcare Consulting

 

10:30 AM                   Opportunities for Evolution of Vermont’s Health Care Regulatory System

Cont. discussion

Kevin Mullin, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board

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

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 91 - An act relating to Parent Child Center Network

Miranda Gray, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families

 

-                                   S. 19 - An act relating to a climate change response plan and regional planning commission involvement in identifying health care-related needs

TBD

 

-                                   S. 239 - An act relating to enrollment in Medicare supplemental insurance policies

Introduction by sponsor, walk-through by counsel

Sen. Cheryl Hooker, Sponsor

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

 

-                                   S. 244 - An act relating to strengthening primary care and primary care providers

Introduction by sponsor, walk-through by counsel

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor

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

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Aaron DeNamur at adenamur@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 4:28 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-institutions.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

1:00 PM                   Building and General Services Update

Reports on Property Management Revolving Fund FY2021 and Unexpended Bond Balances for Major Maintenance FY2021

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

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

 

1:30 PM                   Building and General Services Update

Report on State Energy Management Program Revolving Funds FY2021

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

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

 

2:00 PM                   911 Compliance Grant Program

Appropriations Balance Report

Barbara M. Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

 

2:30 PM                   Department of Environmental Conservation

Annual Report on the VT Environmental Protection Agency Pollution Control Revolving Fund and Annual Report on Unspent Capital Funds - FY2021 & Older

 

 

Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Eric Blatt, Director of Engineering, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Padraic Monks, Manager, Water Infrastructure Financing Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Governor's Recommended General Fund FY 2022 Budget Adjustment

Vermont State Employee Agency Testimony on Department of Corrections Items

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

2:15 PM                   Governor's Recommended Capital Budget FY 2022 Budget Adjustment

Kristin Clouser, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

Michael Middleman, Budget Analyst, Department of Finance & Management

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Forests, Parks and Recreation

Forests, Parks and Recreation Report on Capital Fund Balances

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

Nate McKeen, Director of State Parks, Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation

Frank Spaulding, Parks Program Coordinator, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

2:30 PM                   Capital Adjustment Bill

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 2022-2023

Eastern States Exposition - Vermont Building

 

Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

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

Emily Lopuski, Marketing & Export Lead, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Jessica Thyme, Project Manager, Buildings and General Services

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

 

1:45 PM                   Governor's Capital Budget Proposal FY 2022-2023

Vermont Agricultural Fairs Association

Jackie Folsom, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau and Vermont Fairs and Field Days

 

2:15 PM                   Lake Champlain Walleye Association

Update

Bob Samson, President, Lake Champlain Walleye Association

Cubby Smith, Vice President, Lake Champlain Walleye Association

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Alex McCracken at amccracken@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 4:26 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-judiciary.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 AM                   S. 133 - An act relating to authorizing the Probate Division to reopen guardianship proceedings to correct or remedy manifest injustice

David Searles, Resident, Rutland

 

10:30 AM                   S. 133 - An act relating to authorizing the Probate Division to reopen guardianship proceedings to correct or remedy manifest injustice

Mark-up and Possible Vote

 

11:00 AM                   S. 166 - An act relating to utility construction worksites and consumer protection

Mark up and Possible Vote

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 254 - An act relating to creating a private right of action against law enforcement officers for violating rights established under Vermont law

Roger Marcoux, Sheriff, Lamoille County

Duane Peterson, Former Police Officer

Bradley Myerson, Attorney, Myerson Law Office

David Sleigh, Partner, SleighLaw

Rob Schell, Security and Safety Program Manager, Judiciary Branch

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 254 - An act relating to creating a private right of action against law enforcement officers for violating rights established under Vermont law

Committee Discussion/Next Steps

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 113 - An act relating to establishing a cause of action for medical monitoring expenses

Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR,LLC

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

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 113 - An act relating to establishing a cause of action for medical monitoring expenses

Mark up and Possible Vote

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 265 - An act relating to expanding criminal threatening to include threats to third persons

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont

Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of State's Office

Rory Thibault, State's Attorney, Washington County - Invited

 

10:30 AM                   S. 184 - An act relating to defense of others and justifiable homicide

Mark up and Possible Vote

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   Confirmation of Judicial Nominees

 

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Elizabeth Novotny, Superior Court Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Peggy Delaney at pdelaney@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/21/2022 4:18 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-natural-resources-and-energy.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

-After the Floor                    Review of the Governor's Budget

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

 

11:30 AM                   S. 264 - An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard

Sen. Becca Balint, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Senate

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

8:30 AM                   S. 234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Tom Kennedy, Executive Director, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission

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

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

Cindy Reid, Director of Development, Cathedral Square Corporation

Elizabeth Bridgewater, Executive Director, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust

Kerrie Lohr, Public Relations Manager, Lamoille Housing Partnership

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Benjamin Avery , President, Commercial Construction and Development

Chris Snyder, Developer

Pat O'Brien, project Developer, SD Ireland Co.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 234 - An act relating to changes to Act 250

Committee Discussion

AJ LaRosa, Attorney, MSK Attorneys

 

9:30 AM                   S. 148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Bill Development and Strike All

 

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

 

 

10:45 AM                   S. 148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Continued

 

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

8:30 AM                   S. 270 - An act relating to Vermont Housing Regulation Modernization

Bill Introductions

Sen. Randy Brock, Sponsor, Joint Information Technology Oversight Committee

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

8:45 AM                   S. 232 - An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard

Sen. Christopher Bray, Sponsor, Addison County

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:00 AM                   S. 278 - An act relating to airport expansion and primary agricultural soil mitigation

Sen. Corey Parent, Sponsor, Franklin County

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   Committee Bill on Weatherization

 

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Resume Committee Work

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Jude Newman at jnewman@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Reapportionment

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom and YouTube

January 26, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 10:29 AM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-reapportionment.

Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

8:00 AM                   Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

 

9:00 AM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

12:15 PM                   Continued Testimony and Committee Discussion

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Mike Ferrant at mferrant@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 25, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Last Updated 1/24/2022 1:37 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-transportation.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

15 min after Floor                   22-0529 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles

Sections 2-3

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

--                                  22-0529 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles

Section 4

Captain Kevin Andrews, Chief of Safety, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

--                                  22-0529 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles

Sections 5-8

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00 AM                   Abandoned Vehicles

Michael Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Recommended Changes to Franchise Laws (S.86 Sec. 47)

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

 

11:15 AM                   Towing

Bob Montminy, Owner, B&B Towing & Recovery

Steve Ellis, Owner, Ray's Auto, Newport

Wade Wright, Owner, Wright's Towing

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00 AM                   Federal and State Infrastructure Funding

Hantz Presume, Manager, Transmission Planning, Vermont Electric Power Company

Kerrick Johnson, Chief Innovation and Communications Officer, Vermont Electric Power Company

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

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

Candace Morgan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Green Mountain Power

Graham Turk, Innovation Strategist, Green Mountain Power

 

10:00 AM                   Department of Motor Vehicles Overview of Accomplishments

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   Policy, Planning and Research Bureau Budget

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

 

11:30 AM                   Finance and Administration Division Budget

Jayna Morse, Director, Finance & Administration Division, Agency of Transportation

Bradley Kukenberger, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

Brad McAvoy, Senior Facilities Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

9:00 AM                   State Highway Safety Office Budget

Allison LaFlamme, Administrator, State Highway Safety Office - Behavioral Safety Unit, Agency of Transportation

Captain Paul White, Law Enforcement Liaison, State Highway Safety Office, Agency of Transportation

William Jenkins, Law Enforcement Liaison, State Highway Safety Office, Blue Line Consulting

Todd Sears, Bureau Deputy Director, Operations and Safety, Agency of Transportation

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

 

9:30 AM                   Department of Motor Vehicles Budget

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Terri Blaisdell, Director of Finance & Logistics, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   PEV Electric Distribution Utility Rate Design Reports (H.433, S.33)

Philip Picotte, Utilities Economic Analyst, Department of Public Service

Joan White, Utility Analyst, Public Utility Commission - Invited

 

11:15 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Jeannie Lowell at jlowell@leg.state.vt.us