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General Assembly

Standing Committee Meetings

Week of January 17, 2021 - January 23, 2021

House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 11:28 AM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

Following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Agri-Mark Farmers

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Agri-Mark

Rob Wheeler, Dairy Farmer and Board Member, Agri-Mark

Marie Audet, Farmer, Agri-Mark

Paul Doton, Dairy Farmer and Board Member, Agri-Mark

 

2:45 PM                   Wood Products

Kathleen Wanner, Executive Director, Vermont Woodlands Association;, Administrator, Vermont Wood Works Council

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Amanda St. Pierre, Executive Director, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Brian Carpenter, Board Member VT Dairy Producers Alliance, Champlain Valley Equiptment

Jacob Bourdeau, Owner, Bourdeau Bros Inc and Feed Commodities Inc

Chanin Hill , Secretary, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Cayden Theberge, Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Walter Gladstone, Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Stephanie Pope

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   University of Vermont Extension

 

Leslie Parise, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont

Dan Lerner, Association Director and Chair, State Office, UVM Extension

Heather Darby, Associate Professor, UVM Extension

Lisa Chase , Professor of Agronomy, UVM Extension

Mark Cannella, Associate Professor, UVM Extension

Sarah Kleinman, Director of 4-H, Farmworker, and Family Education Programs, UVM Extension

Kate Forrer, Outreach Specialist, UVM Extension Urban & Community Forestry

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor Adjourns                   Salvation Farms

Theresa Snow, Director, Salvation Farms

Greta Hasler, Strategy and Advocacy Coordinator, Salvation Farms

 

2:30 PM                   Congressional Delegation

Tom Berry, Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Conservation, Energy and Natural Resources, Office of Sen. Leahy

Erica Campbell, Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders

Ryan McLaren, Outreach Representative, Office of Congressman Peter Welch

Andrew Bahrenburg,  , Office of Senator Patrick Leahy

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Center For an Agricultural Economy

Jon Ramsey, Executive  Director, Center for an Agricultural Economy

Michael Heath, Center for an Agricultural Economy

 

9:45 AM                   Vermont Forest Products Association

Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Vermont Council on Rural Development

Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development

 

11:25 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor adjourns                   H. 88 - An act relating to certification of agricultural use for purposes of the use value appraisal program

Rep. David Durfee, Bill Sponsor - Invited

 

-                                   H. 67 - An act relating to bears doing damage to agricultural crops

Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor

 

2:45 PM                   Forest Carbon

Nick Richardson, President & CEO, Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition

Bill Roper, Land Use Consultant, Slow Communities

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

following Floor adjournment                   Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Hilary Solomon, Manager, Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District

Brodie Haenke, Conservation Specialist, Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District

Justin Michaud, Conservation Planner, Newport, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Jennifer Byrne, District Manager, White RIver Natural Resources Conservation District

 

11:30 AM                   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

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

 


House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Live Steam Link

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 6:17 PM

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

House Floor

 

1:00 PM                   House Caucus

 

3:00 PM                   Emergency Board Meeting

Consensus Forecast - see Governor's website for details

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

8:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM                   Recess for Break

 

10:15 AM                   Presentation

Review of Consensus Revenue Forecast

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

 

11:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

11:45 AM                   Recess for Break

 

1:15 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Education

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Nathan Lavery, Director of Finance, Burlington School District

 

2:00 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Human Services

Michael K. Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

2:45 PM                   Recess for Break

 

3:00 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Higher Education

Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges

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

 

3:45 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

8:30 AM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Review of Language

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

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

 

9:15 AM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Natural Resources

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Emily Byrne, Director of Finance, Agency of Natural Resources

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Forests. Parks and Recreation (9:40 AM)

 

10:00 AM                   Recess for Break

 

10:15 AM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Human Services

Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families

Andrea DeLaBruere, Executive Director, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

11:45 AM                   Recess

 

1:15 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

2:00 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Protection to Persons & Property

Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

8:30 AM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Members Comments/Suggestions

Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller, Montpelier

 

8:45 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

9:00 AM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Commerce

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

10:00 AM                   Recess for Break

 

10:15 AM                   Committee Discussion

Body Camera's

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

11:00 AM                   TBA

 

11:45 AM                   Recess

 

1:15 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Coronavirus Relief Fund

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:45 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

 


House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 2:10 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility & Main Street Alliance

Overview including legislative priorities.

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

Morgan Nichols, State Director, Main Street Alliance of Vermont

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

Following the House Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

-                                   S. 9 - An act relating to extending certain workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19

Vote.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor

James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Budget Adjustment Act

Committee discussion.

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House  Floor

 

15 Mins after House Floor                   Budget Adjustment Act Continued

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:50 PM                   Break

 

3:25 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

3:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 9 - An act relating to extending certain workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19

Vote on ammendment.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:20 AM                   Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Introductions to the new committee members, overview and legislative priorities.

Michele Kupersmith, Outreach Coordinator, Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Matt Cropp, Executive Director, Vermont Employee Ownership Center

 

10:15 AM                   Agency Introductions, Overview & Legislative Priorities

Linda Rossi, State Director, VT Small Business Development Center

Gwen Pokalo, Director, Center for Women & Enterprise

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

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

2:09 PM                   Committee  Discussion

Introductions to the new committee members.

Overview and legislative priorities.

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

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:00 AM                   Regarding the Role of Lobbyists with the Legislature.

Committee Discussion.

Amerin Aborjaily, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 after the House Floor                   Advance Vermont & Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Introductions, overview and legislative priorities.

Tom Cheney, Director, Advance Vermont

Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Legislative Intent Regarding Bills Presentation

Rep. Emilie Kornheiser

 

2:00 PM                   Government Accountability Committee

Committee Discussion.

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

 

3:00 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

 Amy Todisco at atodisco@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 8:37 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

Following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Introduction

Associated General Contractors of Vermont

Matt Musgrave, Government Affairs Director, Associated General Contractors of Vermont

 

2:15 PM                   Committee Organization

Brief Discussion of Miscellaneous Topics

 

2:30 PM                   Walk-through

Act 148

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Department of Corrections Facilities

Buildings and General Services Deferred Maintenance Schedule and Operational Costs

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

Eric Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Update

Current Capital Bill Projects

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

Eric Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min After Floor                   Department of Corrections Updates

Inmate Population Statistics

 

Al Cormier, Corrections Facilities Executive, Department of Corrections

Jessica King-Mohr, Lead Research Analyst, Department of Corrections

 

--                                  Department of Corrections Updates

Costs of Operating Correctional Facilities

Matt D'Agostino, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Overview and Discussion

Report of the Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems Advisory Panel

Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP, Co-Chair  Fair and Impartial Policing Committee

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min After Floor                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion and Recommendations

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Appropriations Governor's Proposed BAA

DCF Dollars to Renovate Building Owned by Beckett

Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

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

Erik Filkorn, Principal Assistant, Buildings and General Services

 

10:30 AM                   Good Time

Promulgation of the Rules

Monica Weeber, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Corrections

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

 

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

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 5:32 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

1:00 PM                   Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Introduction to Education Finance

Joint Fiscal Office

Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:30 AM                   H.54 - An act relating to adjusting the existing weighting factors, and adding new weighting factors, used to calculate equalized pupils

Introduction

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor

 

9:45 AM                   H.35 - An act relating to eliminating eligible school construction costs from a school district’s excess spending

Introduction

Rep. Peter Conlon, Sponsor, House Committee on Education

 

10:00 AM                   H.78 - An act relating to eliminating from the excess spending calculation a school employer’s annual increases in costs associated with health care premium contributions

Introduction

Rep. Peter Conlon, Sponsor, House Committee on Education

 

11:30 AM                   Introduction to Education Finance

Continued

Chloe Wexler, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

Presidential Inauguration

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:30 AM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

DMG Report

Nathan Levenson, Retired President, District Management Group

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

Act 173

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:30 AM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

Act 173

Policy Brief Special Education

 

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

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

1:45 PM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

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

 

2:30 PM                   COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery

Meagan Roy, Director of Student Support Services, Champlain Valley School District

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 Min After Floor                   Update on Education's COVID-19 Response

Ted Fisher, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education

 

10:30 AM                   H.79 - An act relating to requiring postsecondary credits in African American history as a condition of teacher licensing

Introductions

Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor

 

-                                   Budget Adjustment Act

Nathan Lavery, Director of Finance, Burlington School District

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education - Invited

 

11:15 AM                   CRF, HVAC, and other Funding

Coronavirus Relief Fund

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID 19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager, Agency of Education

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   HVAC Funding

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems

Daniel Reilly, Public Affairs Director, Efficiency Vermont

Jody Lesko, Director of Programs and Implementation, Efficiency Vermont

 

2:00 PM                   H.86 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law

Rep. Peter Anthony, Sponsor

Rep. James Masland, 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

 Jessi Tracy at jtracy@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Energy and Technology

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 11:12 AM

 

Click here for livestream link

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   ValleyNet

CUD Business Development Model and Financing

Carole Monroe, Board Chair, ValleyNet

Stan Williams, Board Treasurer, ValleyNet

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Economic Development Authority

Broadband Lending Program - Act 79

Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Thad Richardson, CFO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

2:30 PM                   Agency of Natural Resources

Climate Council Update and Budget Adjustment Request

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Emily Byrne, Director of Finance, Agency of Natural Resources

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Broadband Connectivity and Energy Efficiency

Convergence of Needs

Brian Otley, Chief Operating Officer, Green Mountain Power

Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop

Barry Bernstein, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop

Kerrick Johnson, Vice President - Strategic Innovation, VELCO

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 Min After Floor                   Climate Council Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

1:30 PM                   Energy Overview

Standard Offer, Renewable Energy Standard, Net Metering, and Grid Modernization

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

TJ Poor, Director of Efficiency and Energy Resources, Department of Public Service

Anne Margolis, Deputy Planning Director, Department of Public Service

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

 

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

 Matthew Grimo at mgrimo@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 4:42 PM

 

 

Meetings will be livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

Following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   H. 63 - An act relating to statewide public school employee health benefits

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Chair of the Employer Commissioners, Commission on Public School Employee Health Benefits

Suzanne Dirmaier, Director, Uniserve, Northwestern Vermont

 

-                                   H. 81 - An act relating to statewide public school employee health benefits

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Chair of the Employer Commissioners, Commission on Public School Employee Health Benefits

Suzanne Dirmaier, Director, Uniserve, Northwestern Vermont

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Veterans' Home

Update on operations and Covid response

Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Bob Burke, Director, Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs

 

-                                   Budget Adjustment Act

Brief discussion

 

11:45 AM                   Break

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Property Transfer Tax

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

 

-                                   H. 63 - An act relating to statewide public school employee health benefits

Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Basic Needs Budget

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

-                                   H. 28 - An act relating to the basic needs budget and livable wage

Introduction

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 41 - An act relating to family leave and insurance protections for organ donors

Introduction

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor

 

11:45 AM                   Break

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 81 - An act relating to statewide public school employee health benefits

Sue Ceglowski, Executive  Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Laura Soares, Past President, Vermont Education Health Initiative

Julie Filiberti, Paraeducator, Fairfax, Vermont

Neil Odell, President, Vermont School Boards Association

Joseph McNeil, Chief Negotiator, Employer Commissioners, Commission on Public School Employee Health Benefits

Suzanne Dirmaier, Director, Uniserve, Northwestern Vermont - Invited

 

-                                   H. 63 - An act relating to statewide public school employee health benefits

Sue Ceglowski, Executive  Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Laura Soares, Past President, Vermont Education Health Initiative

Julie Filiberti, Paraeducator, Fairfax, Vermont

Neil Odell, President, Vermont School Boards Association

Joseph McNeil, Chief Negotiator, Employer Commissioners, Commission on Public School Employee Health Benefits

Suzanne Dirmaier, Director, Uniserve, Northwestern Vermont

 

-                                   H. 76 - An act relating to landlord-tenant rights and political lawn signs

Introduction

Rep. Lucy Rogers, Member

 

-                                   H. 55 - An act relating to applying Vermont prevailing wages to school construction projects

Introduction

Rep. Maida Townsend, Sponsor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 93 - An act relating to establishing a homeless bill of rights and prohibiting discrimination against people without homes

Introduction and walk-through

 

Rep. John Killacky, Sponsor

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

Topics to be determined - time permitting

 

11:45 AM                   Break

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

Topics to be determined

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

2:00 PM                   Vermont Unemployment Insurance

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

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

 

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

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 5:37 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Office Hours

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

Following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Elections

Debrief from Clerks perspective on 2020 Elections

Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association

Cathy Mander-Adams, Belvidere Town Clerk

Bobbi Brimblecombe, Marshfield Town Clerk, VMCTA Legislative Committee

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

Donna Kinville, South Burlington City Clerk, VMCTA Legislative Committee

Georgette Wolf-Ludwig, Town Clerk, Fairlee

John Odum, Montpelier City Clerk

Tim Arsenault, VMCTA Legislative Committee

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Public Records

Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety - Invited

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

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont

Wendy Mays, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Broadcasters

Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association

Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office

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

Anne Galloway, Executive Director, Vermont Digger

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after the Floor                   Executive Order No. 01-21

Creation of the Agency of Public Safety

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:08 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

2:14 PM                   Executive Order No. 01-21

Creation of the Agency of Public Safety

Continued

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Pensions

Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM                   Vermont Criminal Justice Council Legislative Report

William Sheets, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Criminal Justice Council

Cindy Taylor-Patch, Director of Training, Vermont Police Academy

William Sorrell, Chair, Criminal Justice Council

 

11:20 PM                   Adjourn

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 min after the Floor                   Office of Professional Regulation (OPR)

Walk Through of OPR

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

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

 

3:50 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Vital Records, Mausoleums, and Columbaria

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Carol Dawes, Legislative Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association

Tanya Marshall, State Archivist and Director, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Secretary of State's Office

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

 

10:30 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

11:30 AM                   Office Hours

 

12:00 PM                   Constituent Service 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

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

 


House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 8:43 AM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

- Immediately following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

1:00 PM                   Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Health Care 101

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM                   Structural Overview of Vermont Health Care Services

Committee Discussion

 

3:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   COVID-19 Response

Overview of New Federal Funding and Guidelines

Joint Meeting with Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and House Committee on Human Services

 

Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

10:45 AM                   Committee Forum

Committee Discussion and General Questions

 

11:00 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Health Care Advocate

Introduction to the Office of the Health Care Advocate and Consumer Perspectives on Health Care

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

Marjorie Stinchcombe, Staff Attorney, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

 

9:45 AM                   COVID-19 Emergency Legislation Updates

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

1:15 PM                   FY 2021 Budget Adjustment

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) (1:30 PM)

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health (2:30 PM)

 

3:30 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

 Colleen McGovern at cmcgovern@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Discrimination Prevention Panel

This agenda has not yet been published.


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

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 2:57 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

immediately following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

Joint Session

 

12:15 PM                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Department for Children and Families

Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   COVID-19 Response

Overview of new federal funding and guidelines

Joint Hearing with Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and House Committee on Health Care

 

Hearing will be livestreamed here

 

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office - Invited

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Independent member work on budget areas

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   COVID-19 Response

Child care updates

How are the children?

Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Child Development Division Policy Director, Agency of Human Services

Miranda Gray, Child Care Hubs Project Manager, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   COVID-19 Response

Childcare updates

How are the children?

Continued

Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.

Sarah Kenney, Chief Policy Officer, Let's Grow Kids

Sherry Carlson, Chief Programs Officer, Let's Grow Kids

Margot Holmes, Executive Director, Springfield Area Parent Child Center

Morgan Crossman, Ph.D., Executive  Director, Building Bright Futures

Amy Brady, Policy Associate, Voices for Vermont's Children

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after Floor                   Medication Assisted Treatment

Kelly Dougherty, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Department of Health

Tony Folland, Clinical Services Manager and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Department of Health

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

Brianna Nalley, Project Administrator, Vermont Blueprint for Health

Grace Keller, Safe Recovery Program Coordinator, Howard Center

Greg Tatro, Founder/Director, Jenna's Promise

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

Kerry Sullivan, LICSW, Manager, Community Health Team, Blueprint Program Manager for Burlington Health Service Area

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 mins after the Floor                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

for Department for Children and Families

Committee Discussion

 

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

3:30 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

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

 


House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/19/2021 4:20 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After House Floor                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:15 PM                   Implicit Bias Training

 

2:00 PM                   H. 20 - An act relating to pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services

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

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

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

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   H. 18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

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

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

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   H. 18 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of children

Continued testimony and committee discussion

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Minutes After Floor                   Sunsets and Sentencing Commission

Explanation of sunsets and committee bills

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

 

2:45 PM                   Break

Time is approximate

 

3:00 PM                   Sunsets and Sentencing Commission

Continued discussion - time is approximate

 

3:15 PM                   Committee Role & Mission / Values

Continued discussion -time is approximate

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Committee Role & Mission / Values

Committee discussion

 

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Committee Role & Mission / Values

Continued discussion

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

15 Minutes After Floor                   Committee Role & Mission / Values

Continued discussion

 

3:00 PM                   Break

Time is approximate

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 Minutes After Floor                   Committee Discussion

TBA

 

11:45 AM                   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

 Mike Bailey at mbailey@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 1:54 PM

 

 

Meetings are live streamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House  Floor

 

Following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Solid Waste

Program overview

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Solid Waste

Organization overview and current topics

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

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

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

 

11:15 AM                   D.U.M.P Committee

Organization overview and updates

Peggy Stevens, Committee Representative, D.U.M.P Advisory Committee

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House  Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Executive Order 02-21

Briefing with Legislative Counsel

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

8:30 AM                   Executive Order 02-21

Joint Hearing with Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. Please click here for the livestream.

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, concerned Barre City citizen

Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Fred Baser, Chair, District # 9 Environmental Board

 

9:40 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   Executive Order 02-21 Continued

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Jaye Pershing Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House  Floor

 

15 Minutes after House Floor                   Committee  Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House  Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Fish and Wildlife Update

Status and trends on game and non-game species of fish and wildlife

Mark Scott, Wildlife Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Steve Parren, Wildlife Diversity Program Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Eric Palmer, Director of Fisheries, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Fish and Wildlife Update

Kent McFarland, Co-Founder, Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Jim Andrews, Coordinator, The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas

Allan Strong, Chair, Endangered Species Committee

Bill Kilpatrick, Professor, University of Vermont

 

-                                   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

 Amanda Horrocks at ahorrocks@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 4:39 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

Following the Floor                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   Department of Motor Vehicles Overview

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

-                                   Motor Vehicles Operations Division

Michael Smith, Operations Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

-                                   Motor Vehicles Enforcement & Safety Division

Tony Facos, Director of Enforcement & Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

-                                   Motor Vehicles Finance & Logistics Division

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

 

4:00 PM                   Transportation Finance Issues

Committee Discussion

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Transportation Fund Update

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

 

10:00 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Agency  of Transportation

Leonard LeBlanc, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

 

11:30 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Performance Overview

Jayna Guilford, Director of Performance and Strategic Initiatives, Agency of Transportation

 

9:20 AM                   Hearings Unit

Kim Ingraham, Hearings Assistant Examiner, Agency of Transportation

 

9:30 AM                   Facilities Overview

Brad MacAvoy, Facilities Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

9:40 AM                   Break

 

9:45 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

11:15 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Independent member work on budget areas

 

1:15 PM                   House Floor

 

1:55 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Amtrak Suspension and Restart

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

 

2:15 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

Letter to House Committee on Appropriations

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

Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2021 Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

Letter to House Committee on Appropriations

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

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor                   LCAR Review

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

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Bill Introductions

 

3:00 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

 Lori Morse at lmorse@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Virtual Meeting

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 12:29 PM

 

Livestream Link

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     Implicit Bias Prevention Training

House Chamber video conference

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Caucuses

 

After Caucuses                      Tax Structure Commission Draft Report

Committee Discussion

 

3:00 PM                   Emergency Board Consensus Forecast Presentation

via the Vermont Joint Fiscal YouTube channel

 

3:45 PM                   Emergency Board Consensus Forecast Discussion

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

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Overview of Gas Tax

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

Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM                   Pensions Overview

Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   FLOOR

 

10 min after the floor                   Property Valuation Report

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

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Tax Expenditure Report

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 PM                   Miscellaneous Tax Bill

Meals and Rooms

Liquor and Lottery

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor and Lottery (11:00 AM)

Roger Prescott, Director, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC

Melissa Corbin, Executive Director, Vermont Brewers Association

Amy Spear, Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   FLOOR

 

2:15 PM                   Education Fund Balance Sheet

Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the Floor                     Education Update

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Jill Briggs Campbell, COVID 19 Federal Emergency Funds Project Manager, Agency of Education

 

12:00 PM                   Tax Workshop #3

Sales and Use Tax, Meals and Rooms Tax

please click the committee livestream link to view

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

 


Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 7:19 AM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Food Security

Samantha Levy, American Farmland Trust-NY

Meredith Niles, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and Food Systems Program, UVM

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

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

Meg Burmeister, Area Agencies on Aging

Jodi Lessard, Area Agencies on Aging

John Sayles, CEO, Vermont Foodbank

Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT

Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network

Karyl Kent, School Nutrition Association of Vermont

Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Amanda St. Pierre, Executive Director, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Brian Carpenter, Board Member VT Dairy Producers Alliance, Champlain Valley Equiptment

Jacob Bourdeau, Owner, Bourdeau Bros Inc and Feed Commodities Inc

Chanin Hill , Secretary, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Cayden Theberge, Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Walter Gladstone, Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Stephanie Pope

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   21-0377 - An act relating to the use of food residuals for farming

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

Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

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

Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT

Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont

Karl Hammer, Owner, Vermont Compost Co.

Kurt Erickson, Vermont Compost Company

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Food Security

Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT

Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network

Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:00 AM                   Congressional Delegation

Tom Berry, Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Conservation, Energy and Natural Resources, Office of Sen. Leahy

Erica Campbell, Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders

Ryan McLaren, Outreach Representative, Office of Congressman Peter Welch - Invited

 

10:00 AM                   Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

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

 

11:15 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

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

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

 


Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 9:43 AM

 

Meetings will be live streamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

1:00 PM                   Pensions Update

Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM                   Emergency Board Meeting

Consensus Forecast - see Governor's web site for details

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Joint Hearing with Senate Finance

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

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Agency of Human Services

Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

2:30 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

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

Kristin Freeman, Financial Manager, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Emily Byrne, Director of Finance and Administration, Agency of Natural Resources

 

3:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

1:00 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Bill Bates, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Nathan Lavery, Director of Finance, Burlington School District

 

2:00 PM                   21-0539 - An act relating to FY 2021 Governor's Recommended State Budget Adjustment

Agency of Human Services - DCF

Sean Brown, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Truckle, Financial Director IV, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

Andrea DeLaBruere, Executive Director, Agency of Human Services

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

 


Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 5:23 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

-                                   No Committee  Meeting Scheduled

 

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

8:30 AM                   Housing Update and Future Proposals

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

 

9:35 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

9:45 AM                   Same as Above

Richard Williams, Executive Director, Vermont State Housing Authority

Kathleen Berk, Director of Housing Programs, Vermont State Housing Authority

Jean Murray, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC

 

10:50 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

11:00 AM                   Same as Above

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Chad Simmons, Housing Policy and Engagement Specialist, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

 

11:15 AM                   S. 14 - An act relating to deed restrictions and housing density

Possible Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

8:30 AM                   Unemployment Insurance

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:20 AM                   S. 10 - An act relating to extending certain unemployment insurance provisions related to COVID-19

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

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

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont

 

9:45 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

9:55 AM                   Same as Above

 

10:55 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

11:05 AM                   Microbusinness Update

Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action

Tyler Jokinen, Micro-business Counselor, Bennington-Rutland Community Action

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

8:30 AM                   Priorities Discussion

 

9:00 AM                   Homelessness

Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

9:30 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

9:40 AM                   Same as Above

 

10:30 AM                   10 Minute Break

 

10:40 AM                   Housing Update and Future Proposals

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Shaun Gilpin, Housing Program Administrator, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 2:55 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

1:00 PM                   Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

Suresh Garimella, President, University of Vermont

 

1:45 PM                   Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont

Sen. Philip Baruth, Member, Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont

Joyce Judy, Chair, Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont

Brian Prescott, Vice President, The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   Select Committee on the Future of Public Higher Education in Vermont

Helen Mango, Professor, Castleton University

David McGough, Professor, Northern Vermont UNiversity - Johnson

Linda Olson, Vice President for Higher Education, Vermont State Colleges Faculty Federation

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn for Chairs Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Education Financing

Chloe Wexler, Fiscal Data Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

--                                  Break

 

2:45 PM                   Public Tuition for religious schools--dual enrollment

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

--                                  Act 46

Update

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

--                                  The Brigham Decision

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:40 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Sen. Dick McCormack, Sponsor

 

2:00 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Martha Deiss, Proficiency Based Learning Global Citizenship Coordinator, Agency of Education

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

 

2:45 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Mark Snelling, President, Snelling Center for Government

Jody Fried, Director, Snelling Center for Government, Vermont Leadership Institute

 

3:15 PM                   Break

 

3:30 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Scott Sargrad, Vice President, K-12 Education, Center for American Progress

 

4:15 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to the requirement to pass a civics course for high school graduation

Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard University

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                   Introductions and discussion of COVID-related Education needs

John Carroll, Chair, State Board of Education

 

2:00 PM                   S. 13 - An act relating to the implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Introduction of bill by sponsor

Sen. Philip Baruth, Sponsor

 

--                                  Pupil Weighting

Tammy Kolbe, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Leadership and Development Sciences, University of Vermont

Dr. Bruce Baker, Ed.D., Professor, Rutgers University

 

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

 


Senate Committee on Ethics

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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 12:46 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   CRF Broadband Funds

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:15 PM                   Common Level of Appraisal

Overview

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

Jake Feldman, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   State Finances

Joint Hearing with Senate Appropriations

Meeting livestreamed here

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

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   2021 Tax Expenditure Report

Overview

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:15 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   2021 Tax Expenditure Report

Review of the Downtown Tax Credit and the Clothing Footwear Sales Tax Exemption

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Washington Electric Coop

Tax Issue

Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop

Barry Bernstein, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop

 

2:15 PM                   Introductions

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, VT Department of Taxes

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

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

 


Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 3:20 PM

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

1:30 PM                   Opt In/Opt Out Provision of Cannabis Bill

Committee discussion of how cannabis bill affects municipalities. S.54 and S.25.

Michele Childs, Attorney, Legislative Counsel

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

 

2:15 PM                   Census Report

Committee discussion

Jason Broughton, State Librarian, Department of Libraries

Tom Little, Chair, Legislative Apportionment Board

 

3:15 PM                   Office of Professional Regulation priorities; CARES money

Committee discussion

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

 

4:00 PM                   Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Racial Equity Plan Report

Committee discussion

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

Andrea Brett, Chair, Racial Equity Advisory Panel

Clarence Davis, Director of State Relations, University of Vermont

Stephanie Seguino, Professor, University of Vermont

Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

 

2:15                   RDAP Report

Committee discussion

Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP, Co-Chair  Fair and Impartial Policing Committee

 

3:30 PM                   National Guard: COVID Protection for Deployed Members

Committee discussion

General Gregory C. Knight, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:30 PM                   VLCT Priorities; Clerks; CARES Past and Future Needs

Committee discussion

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

 

2:15 PM                   Preparedness Bill

DR 21-0002, Draft 1.1, 1-12-2021

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

David Herlihy, Executive  Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice

 

3:15 PM                   EMS - What Worked, What Didn't; Needs Going Forward

Committee discussion

Dan Batsie, Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Vermont Department of Health

Drew Hazelton, Chief of Operations, Rescue Inc.; Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, Rescue Inc. - Invited

Patrick Malone, Director of the Initiative for Rural Emergency Medical Services, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, UVM - Invited

Jim Finger, President, Vermont Ambulance Association

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

1:00 PM                   No Committee Meeting

Hearing canceled.

 

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 Gail Carrigan at gcarrigan@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 8:02 AM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here, unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   COVID-19 Response

Joint meeting with House Committees on Human Services and on Health Care

Meeting livestreamed here

Overview of new federal funding and guidelines

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office - Invited

 

11:00 AM                   Green Mountain Care Board

Introduction and Overview

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

Kevin Mullin, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Health Care 101

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM                   Committee Introductions

Agency of Human Services Overview

Mike Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

11:00 AM                   Health Care 101

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:00 AM                   Legislative Overview

Review of bills passed by Senate Health and Welfare in the last biennium

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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 Nellie Marvel at nmarvel@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/20/2021 10:19 AM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

Joint Session

 

1:30 PM                   Department of Mental Health

Introductions

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

2:00 PM                   No Committee  Meeting Scheduled

In honor of President-elect Biden's Inauguration

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Introductions and possible discussion of current fund balances of authorized projects with unexpended funds

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Department of Corrections

Downs, Rachlin and Martin Report

Michael K. Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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 Denise Diehl at ddiehl@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/20/2021 4:12 PM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

Joint Session

 

11:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

James Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, State of Vermont

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms at childcare facilities, hospitals, and certain public buildings

John Campbell, Executive Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs' Dept.

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

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs

 

11:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Justice Reinvestment II

Recommendations regarding probation

Sara Friedman, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 18 - An act relating to limiting earned good time sentence reductions for offenders convicted of certain crimes

 

Taylor Fontaine, Concerned Citizen

Pamela Fontaine, Concerned Citizen

Ned Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen

JoAnn Winterbottom, Concerned Citizen

 

11:00 AM                   S. 7 - An act relating to expanding access to expungement and sealing of criminal history records

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

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

Ericka Redic, Concerned Citizen

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

8:30 AM                   Status of Civil Trials

Chris Maley, Attorney, Vermont Association for Justice

Therese Corsones, Executive  Director, Vermont Bar Association

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 


Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 4:36 PM

 

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise noted

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

11:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

8:30 AM                   Overview of Energy Issues

Jared Duval, Executive Director, Energy Action Network

 

9:40 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   Department of Public Service, Presentation of DPS Energy Report

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service - Invited

Philip Picotte, Utilities Economic Analyst, Department of Public Service

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

8:30 AM                   Executive Order 02-21

Joint hearing with the House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Fred Baser, District # 9 Environmental Board

Tim Taylor, Chair, District 3 Environmental Commission

 

9:40 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   Executive Order 02-21 Continued

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Jaye Pershing-Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

8:30 AM                   Act 62 Review and Report

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Margaret Cheney, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission

Thomas Knauer, Policy Director, Vermont Public Utility Commission

 

10:00 AM                   S. 14 - An act relating to deed restrictions and housing density

Bill Introduction

Sen. Michael Sirotkin, Reporter, Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Solid Waste Updates

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

Joe Sinagra, Sustainability Director, Myers Container Service

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

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

 


Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/21/2021 10:42 AM

 

Meetings are livestreamed here unless otherwise notes

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Implicit Bias Prevention Training

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   FY21 Budget Adjustment Act

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

Lenny Leblanc, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division

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

 

-                                   Rail and Aviation Bureau: Aviation Program

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

Paul Libby, Rail Project Delivery Manager, Agency of Transportation

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

 

-                                   Rail and Aviation Bureau: Rail Program

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

Paul Libby, Rail Project Delivery Manager, Agency of Transportation

Erin Charbonneau, Rail Bridge Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Public Transit Program

Ross MacDonald, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Policy, Planning and Research Bureau

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Public Engagement

Amy Tatko, Public Outreach Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

9:15 AM                   Department of Motor Vehicles Overview

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

-                                   Motor Vehicles Operations Division

Michael Smith, Operations Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

-                                   Motor Vehicles Enforcement and Safety Division

Tony Facos, Director of Enforcement & Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

-                                   Motor Vehicles Finance and Logistics Division

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

9:00 AM                   Work Zone Safety Committee Report and Use of Lighted Paddle Signaling Devices

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

Ann Gammell, Highway Division Deputy Director and Chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation

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

Jeremy Reed, Construction Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Strategic Highway Safety Plan and VT Highway Safety Alliance

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

Anthony Falcos, Director of Enforcement & Safety, Department of Motor Vehicle

LT Kevin Geno, Rutland County Sheriff's Office, Vermont Highway Safety Alliance

Evelyn McFarlane, Highway Safety Plan Coordinator, Agency of Transportation

Mandy White, Operations & Safety Bureau Data Unit, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Access

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

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

Jon Kaplan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Winter Maintenance Staff and Overview of Back to Basics Results

Todd Law, Maintenance Bureau, Director, Agency of Transportation

Shane Morin, State Maintenance Engineer, Agency of Transportation

Kevin Gadapee, NE Region Transportation Administrator, Agency of Transportation

Tracy Pak, District 3, General Maintenance Manager, Agency of Transportation

Victoria Biller, District 2, Londonderry Transportation Area Maintenance Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

Shawn Lafountain, District 5, Colchester Fort, Transportation Area Maintenance Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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