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General Assembly

Standing Committee Meetings

Week of April 14, 2024 - April 20, 2024

House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 3:21 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-agriculture-food-resiliency-and-forestry.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

Agricultural property transfers

Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Abby Shepard, Executive Policy Advisor, Department of Taxes

 

2:00 PM                   H. 567 - An act relating to the sale of dogs, cats, and wolf-hybrids by pet shops

John Goodwin, Senior Director, Stop Puppy Mills Campaign

Linda Huebner, Contractor, Companion Animal Protection Society

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:30 AM                   Maple Update

Allison Hope, Executive Director, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association

James Buck, Board Chair, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association

Mark Isslehardt, Maple Specialist, UVM Extension

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Reserved Forest Land Current Use Update

Danielle Fitzko, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Keith Thompson, Private Lands Program Manager, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

2:00 PM                   Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Nina Gage, Assistant Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

3:00 PM                   Dairy Update

Laura Ginsburg, Dairy Development and Innovation Lead, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

11:00 AM                   Local Products

Mark Lawler, Owner, And Maple Spices and Rubs

Erica Wilson, Manager, Butterworks Farm

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Farmworker Housing

Pollaidh Major, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

 

2:00 PM                   S. 301 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Walk-through

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

 

2:45 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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Sydonia Axis Lary at slary@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 11 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 2:14 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-appropriations.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   H. 626 - An act relating to animal welfare

Amendment and vote

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

Rep. Chea Waters Evans, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 109 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for doula services

Amendment and vote

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

Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:40 AM                   Break

 

10:05 AM                   S. 30 - An act relating to creating a Sister State Program

Walk through and possible vote

Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:00 AM                   Yield Bill

Committee Discussion

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

Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

-                                   TBD

 

10:00 AM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

-                                   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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Erin Viera at eviera@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 3:40 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-commerce-and-economic-development.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   S. 150 - An act relating to automobile insurance

Kevin Gaffney, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

Rory Whelan, Regional Vice President - Northeast, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   Americans with Disabilities Act Awards

Testimony from award recipients

Rebecca Kapsalis, Assistant Vice President of Talent Acquisition, University of Vermont Health Network

Susan Nostrand, Director of Education and Workforce Development, Fourbital Factory

Joe Major, Executive Director, Upper Valley Aquatic Center

 

9:45 AM                   2024 Eclipse

Debrief of April 8th Eclipse

Heather Pelham, Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

10 Mins After Floor                   H. 666 - An act relating to escrow deposit bonds

Walk-through of Senate Proposal of Amendment

Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Gwynn Zakov, Lobbyist, Great Gulf Group

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:00 AM                   Civil Air Patrol

Lt. Col. Scott Lowe, Vermont Wing Director of Aerospace Education, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Aleksander Kulapin, Cadet Captain, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Miranda Gallagher, Cadet Captain, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

David Burch, Cadet Second Lieutenant, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   S. 289 - An act relating to age-appropriate design code

Walk-through of new draft

Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

Discussion with intern

Wiley Barzelay, Student, University of Vermont

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 Mins After Floor                   Automobile Insurance

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles - Invited

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

To be announced

 

-                                   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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Andrew Hegarty at ahegarty@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 10:37 AM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-corrections-and-institutions.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

--                                  Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   An act relating to how a defendant's criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Testimony, S.195

Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity

 

2:15 PM                   An act relating to how a defendant's criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Proposed Language from Defender General's Office Regarding S.195

Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

 

2:25 PM                   Break

 

3:05 PM                   An act relating to how a defendant's criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Strike-all Amendment, S.195, Draft 1.1

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:15 AM                   Corrections Monitoring Commission

Update and Discussion

Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Ashley Messier, Chair, Corrections Monitoring Commission

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Timothy Burgess, Co-Chair, Corrections Monitoring Commission

 

10:20 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Corrections Monitoring Commission

Continued Testimony

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

--                                  Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

--                                  Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Committee Meeting

TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

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

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 2:57 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-education.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:00 PM                   S. 187 - An act relating to student application of sunscreen

Vote

Brendan Atwood, Public Health Policy Director, Department of Health

 

2:09 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   S. 191 - An act relating to New American educational grant opportunities

Testimony on the bill and amendment introduced by Representative Dodge

Wendy Koenig, Executive Director of Government Relations, University of Vermont

Drake Turner, Director of External and Governmental Affairs, Vermont State Colleges System

Patricia Turley, General Counsel, Vermont State College System

 

2:37 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

10:00 AM                   Yield Bill

Committee discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

1:58 PM                   Yield Bill

Committee discussion

 

2:02 AM                   S. 120 - An act relating to postsecondary schools and sexual misconduct protections

Vote

 

2:15 PM                   S. 191 - An act relating to New American educational grant opportunities

Walk-through and committee discussion

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

 

2:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         S. 191 - An act relating to New American educational grant opportunities

Possible vote

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   S. 204 - An act relating to supporting Vermont's young readers through evidence-based literacy instruction

H. Bud Meyers, Director, Lighthouse Evaluation

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:30 AM                   S. 167 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to education law

Testimony on new language

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting 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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Annie Gianni at agianni@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Environment and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room EA and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 4:49 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-environment-and-energy.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   S. 305 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes related to the Public Utility Commission

Review

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:20 PM                   S. 305 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes related to the Public Utility Commission

Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:30 AM                   Break

 

2:40 PM                   S. 213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Amendments

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

Ben Green, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation

Rep. Marc Mihaly

Dylan Zwicky, Leonine Public Affairs, Partner, GMP

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources

 

3:20 PM                   Break

 

3:50 PM                   S. 213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Discussion

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

Karina Dailey, Restoration Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Ben Green, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation

Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Discussion

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

Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

 

9:30 AM                   S. 259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Ben Edgerly Walsh, Climate & Energy Program Director, VPIRG

Andy Jones, Farm Manager, Intervale Community Farm

 

10:20 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   S. 258 - An act relating to the management of fish and wildlife

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Christopher Bray, Reporter, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

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

 

3:15 PM                   Break

 

3:25 PM                   S. 258 - An act relating to the management of fish and wildlife

Christopher Herrick, M.Ed., Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

John Austin, Wildlife Division Director, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

4:00 PM                   S. 213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Possible Vote

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

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

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 258 - An act relating to the management of fish and wildlife

Bob Galvin, Vermont State Director, Animal Wellness Action and Center for a Humane Economy

Mike Covey, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition - Invited

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   TBD

 

-                                   S. 259 - An act relating to climate change cost recovery

Discussion and vote

 

-                                   S. 213 - An act relating to the regulation of wetlands, river corridor development, and dam safety

Possible vote

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         TBD

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   S. 258 - An act relating to the management of fish and wildlife

Rod Coronado, Director, Vermont Wildlife Patrol

Chris Bradley, President, VT Federation of Sportsman Club

JoAnne Bourbeau, Northeast Regional Director, Humane Society of United States

Brenna Galdenzi, Executive Director, Protect Our Wildlife

Sarah Gorsline, Multimedia Associate, Project Coyote

Jeffrey Mack, Citizen, Shoreham

Rob Mullen, Board Chair, Vermont Wildlife Coalition

 

-                                   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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Will Marlier at wmarlier@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on General and Housing

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 2:31 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-general-and-housing.

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:15 PM                   S. 102 - An act relating to expanding employment protections and collective bargaining rights

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

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Will Lambek, Organizer, Migrant Justice

Teagen Comeau, Former Paraprofessional, Harwood Unified Union School District

David Mickenberg, Member, Working Vermont

 

5:30 PM                   Prop 3 - Declaration of Rights; right to collectively bargain

Public hearing - Room 267, 109 State Street (Pavilion)

Elizabeth Medina, Executive Director, Vermont Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Shadi Battah, Self Advocate, Barre Town

John Stafford, Laborers International Union of North America Local 668

Zachary Overla, Self Advocate, IBEW Local 2326

Paul van Apeldoorn, Self Advocate, VSEA

Larry Moquin, Vermont Building & Construction Trades Council, Laborers' Local Union 668

Jean Goodwin, Retired, Carpenters Local 327

Nicole Divita, Co-President for Healthcare, AFT Vermont

Alex Potvin, Member, Local 693/New England States Pipe Trades Association

Kim Hokanson, Self Advocate, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

Charles Rossell, Member, New England Carpenters

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:15 AM                   H. 858 - An act relating to permitting Assistant Attorneys General to collectively bargain

Thomas Abdelnour, Legislative Coordinator, Vermont State Employees Association

David McLean, Assistant Attorney General, Testifying as Private Individual

 

-                                   S. 102 - An act relating to expanding employment protections and collective bargaining rights

Testimony followed by review

Caroline Gordon, Legislative Director, Rural Vermont

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

10 min after Floor                   Prop 3 - Declaration of Rights; right to collectively bargain

Committee discussion

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 min after Floor                   Prop 3 - Declaration of Rights; right to collectively bargain

Discussion and possible vote

as Floor time allows

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

-                                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 min after Floor                   Prop 3 - Declaration of Rights; right to collectively bargain

Discussion and possible vote

as Floor time allows

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   S. 102 - An act relating to expanding employment protections and collective bargaining rights

Discussion and mark-up

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Prop 3 - Declaration of Rights; right to collectively bargain

Discussion and possible vote

 

-                                   S. 102 - An act relating to expanding employment protections and collective bargaining rights

Discussion and mark-up

 

-                                   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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Ron Wild at rwild@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Government Operations and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 10 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 3:55 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-government-operations-and-military-affairs.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   S. 183 - An act relating to reenvisioning the Agency of Human Services

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Alison Clarkson, Reporter

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

 

1:35 PM                   S. 42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

Testimony

Eric Henry, Chief Investment Officer, Vermont Pension Investment Commission

Thomas Golonka, Chair, Vermont Pension Investment Commission

Christopher Dube, Chair, Vermont Municipal Employees' Retirement System

Jon Harris, Chair, Vermont State Teachers Retirement System Board

Eric Davis, Vice Chair, Vermont State Employees Retirement System Board

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

 

2:45 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

3:00 PM                   S. 42 - An act relating to divestment of State pension funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry

Continued

 

3:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 310 - An act relating to natural disaster government response, recovery, and resiliency

Testimony

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Laura Siegel, Director of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and DeafBlind Services

Rebecca Silbernagel, Principal Assistant, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Ray Coffey, Community Services Director, Winooski

Alison Segar, Director, Vermont Language Justice Project

Anore Horton, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont

Carrie Stahler, Government and Public Affairs Officer, Vermont Foodbank

 

10:45 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

11:00 AM                   S. 310 - An act relating to natural disaster government response, recovery, and resiliency

Testimony

Jake Lestock, Director of State Legislative Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association

Nicolas Storellicastro, City Manager, City of Barre

Maggie Lenz, Lobbyist, Leonine Public Affairs

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

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

Walk-through of new draft

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:30 PM                   H. 626 - An act relating to animal welfare

Appropriations amendment

Rep. James Harrison, Reporter

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   S. 310 - An act relating to natural disaster government response, recovery, and resiliency

Testimony

Brigadier General Hank Harder, Deputy Adjutant General, Office of the Adjutant General

Lt. Col. Jason Galipeau, Director of Military Support, Office of the Adjutant General

Marian Wolz, Resilience and Adaptation Coordinator, Agency of Natural Resources

Jane Lazorchak, Director of the Office of Climate Action, Agency of Natural Resources

Elizabeth Gilman, Executive Director, United Way of Vermont

Jason Gosselin, Director, Emergency Manager, Agency of Human Services

Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Policy, Office of the State Treasurer

Eric Forand, Director, Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security - Invited

Stephanie Smith, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Department of Public Safety - Invited

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 885 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the Town of Berlin

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Sponsor

Rep. Kenneth Goslant, Sponsor

Ture Nelson, Town Administrator, Berlin

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

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

Testimony

Neil Kamman, Director, Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Kevin Burke, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation, Watershed Management Division

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

 


House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 4:22 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-health-care.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:40 PM                   S. 98 - An act relating to Green Mountain Care Board authority over prescription drug costs

Walk-through and Committee discussion

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

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

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   Review of S.192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Amy Johnson, Government Affairs & Communications Director, Vermont Care Partners

Kelsey Stavseth, Executive Director, Northeast Kingdom Human Services

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   Review of S.192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Testimony and Committee discussion

Karen Barber, General Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

11:10 AM                   Break

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Green Mountain Care Board Meeting - AHEAD Model Update

Members to remotely attend

 

To join via Microsoft Teams:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NjA2ODk1ZmEtNGNlMy00Y2M5LTlhMmYtYWY1ZWM3OWRkNTUz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2220b4933b-baad-433c-9c02-70edcc7559c6%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2234b72afb-a8cf-485e-8bef-9bf15840007b%22%7d

 

Call-in number: (802) 828-7667

Conference ID number: 414 573 623#

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

3:00 PM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Dental Therapy Program

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Bard Levey, Director of Dental Therapy, Vermont State University

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Clare Neal at cneal@leg.state.vt.us

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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House Discrimination Prevention Panel

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House Ethics Panel

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House Sexual Harassment Prevention Panel

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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 2:55 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-human-services.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Jack McCullough, Project Director, Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

 

1:30 PM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Patrick Frawley, Ph.D., Director, Vermont Crisis Intervention Network

 

9:35 AM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Committee discussion

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Committee discussion

 

11:00 AM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:30 AM                   Update on Bills Passed out of Committee

Committee discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:10 PM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Mark-up and vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Conflict-Free Case Management

Jill Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont

Gloria Quinn, Executive Director, Upper Valley Services

Delaina Norton, Director, Long Term Services and Supports, Howard Center - Invited

Mary Hayden, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Elizabeth Reagle, Neuro-Resource Facilitator, South, Brain Injury Alliance of Vermont

Monica Ogelby, Medicaid Director, Agency of Human Services

Jennifer Garabedian, Director, Developmental Disabilities Services Division, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Angela Smith-Dieng, Adult Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

3:00 PM                   S. 192 - An act relating to forensic facility admissions criteria and processes

Potential vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         S. 186 - An act relating to the systemic evaluation of recovery residences and recovery communities

Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   S. 186 - An act relating to the systemic evaluation of recovery residences and recovery communities

Tom Dalton, Executive Director, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform

Jess Kirby, Director of Client Services, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform

Danielle Wallace, Executive Director, Turning Point Center of Addison County

Ralph Bennett, Operations Manager, Turning Point Center, Bennington

Andrew Gonyea, Director of Operations, Vermont Foundation of Recovery

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Lori Morse at lmorse@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 1:07 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-judiciary.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:15 AM                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Walk-Through Proposed Amendment

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:10 PM                   S. 209 - An act relating to prohibiting unserialized firearms and unserialized firearms frames and receivers

Committee Discussion

Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Chris Bradley, President, VT Federation of Sportsman Club

 

1:45 PM                   H. 694 - An act relating to sexual exploitation

Walk-Through Senate Judiciary Amendment

Michele Childs, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:15 PM                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Proposed Amendment

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

-                                   Break

 

2:40 PM                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Testimony

Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

 

-                                   Break

 

3:20 PM                   S. 209 - An act relating to prohibiting unserialized firearms and unserialized firearms frames and receivers

Walk-Through Proposed Amendment

Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Testimony

Dr. Robin Joy, JD, PhD, Director of Research, Crime Research Group

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:10 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to public safety

Testimony

Chris Winters, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Tyler Allen, Adolescent Services Director, Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division

Lauren Higbee, Deputy Advocate, Office of Child, Youth and Family Advocate

 

-                                   Break

 

10:40 AM                   S. 58 - An act relating to public safety

Walk-Through

Erik FitzPatrick, Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michele Childs, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:30 AM                   S. 184 - An act relating to the temporary use of automated traffic law enforcement (ATLE) systems

Drive-through

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Phil Pouech

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:00 PM                   S. 58 - An act relating to public safety

Walk-Through

Testimony

Michele Childs, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dr. Kristin Haas, State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Lieutenant Casey Daniell, Commander, Narcotics Investigation Unit , Department of Public Safety

Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

 

3:30 PM                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

S.196 - An act relating to the types of evidence permitted in weight of the evidence hearings

Committee Discussion

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   S. 58 - An act relating to public safety

Jennifer Harlow, Sheriff, Orleans County, Sheriffs' Association

Jay Greene, Racial Equity Policy & Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont - Invited

Dr. Lindsey Hornickel, Assistant Director, American Veterinary Medical Association

Jean Murray, Director, Housing for Everyone Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid - Invited

Dr. Trisha Conti, Laboratory Director, Vermont Forensics Laboratory, Department of Public Safety

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

Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services - Invited

 

3:30 PM                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Committee Discussion

Possible Vote

Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   S. 195 - An act relating to how a defendant’s criminal record is considered in imposing conditions of release

Possible Vote

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

 

-                                   S. 196 - An act relating to the types of evidence permitted in weight of the evidence hearings

Possible Vote

Ben Novogroski, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

 

2:00 PM                   S. 58 - An act relating to public safety

Committee Discussion

Possible Vote

 

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.

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Kayla Morse at kmorse@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 4:06 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-transportation.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:00 AM                   House Floor followed by caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   S. 184 - An act relating to the temporary use of automated traffic law enforcement (ATLE) systems

Mark-up

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:55 PM                   Replace Your Ride; Vehicle Incentive Programs

Patrick Murphy, Sustainability and Innovations Project Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Electrify Your Fleet; Vehicle Incentive Programs

Patrick Murphy, Sustainability and Innovations Project Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   EVSE Regulation Recommendation

Patrick Murphy, Sustainability and Innovations Project Manager, Agency of Transportation

Steve Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Marc Paquette, Section Chief Weights & Measures, Food Safety & Consumer Protection Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   H.868 Fiscal Note As Recommended by Senate Committee on Transportation

Logan Mooberry, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:45 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   GMT Fiscal Gap Planning

Clayton Clark, General Manager, Green Mountain Transit

Ross MacDonald, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation

 

11:15 AM                   Railroad Leases

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

 

11:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:30 PM                   S. 184 - An act relating to the temporary use of automated traffic law enforcement (ATLE) systems

Mark-up and possible vote

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:30 PM                   S. 309 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to the Department of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicles, and vessels

Mark-up

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

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:00 AM                   S. 184 - An act relating to the temporary use of automated traffic law enforcement (ATLE) systems

Vote

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Heating Systems in Agency of Transportation buildings

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

 

1:15 PM                   Complete Streets

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

 

1:30 PM                   Mobility Services Guide

Ross MacDonald, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Dan Currier, Public Transit Coordinator, Agency of Transportation

 

1:45 PM                   Mobility and Transportation Innovative (MTI) Grant Program

Ross MacDonald, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Dan Currier, Public Transit Coordinator, Agency of Transportation

 

2:00 PM                   Reporting Requirements

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Consolidated Transportation Report

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation

 

2:30 PM                   S. 309 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to the Department of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicles, and vessels

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

 

3:30 PM                   Break

 

3:45 PM                   Committee Work Time

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   TBA

 

11:30 AM                   Road Usage Surcharge

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Patrick Murphy, Sustainability and Innovations Project Manager, Agency of Transportation - ZOOM

 

12:30 PM                   Lunch followed by adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

 


House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45 and Zoom

April 15, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 3:30 PM

 

Livestream

 

 

Monday, April 15, 2024

12:00 PM                   24-0692 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

This is a virtual meeting. Please watch the livestream on the House Ways and Means YouTube channel.

Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

12:50 PM                   Break

 

1:00 PM                   24-0692 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:00 AM                   24-0692 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

 

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

after the floor                     Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:30 PM                   24-0692 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   24-0692 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

Morgan Daybell, Director, Vermont Association of School Business Officials

Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:35 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   24-0692 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

walkthrough

Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

2:10 PM                   24-0692 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

vote

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 881 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington

vote

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Emily Stebbins-Wheelock, CFO, Burlington Electric Department

 

1:45 PM                   S. 305 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes related to the Public Utility Commission

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00 AM                   TBA

 

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

after the floor                     24-0692 - An act relating to homestead property tax yields, nonhomestead rates, and policy changes to education finance and taxation

fiscal note

Julia Richter, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

 


Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 2:40 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-agriculture.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Senate adjourns                   H. 706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Scott McArt, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

Paul Mazza, Paul Mazza Farms, Colchester

Kaity Mazza, Paul Mazza Farms, Colchester

Kevin Komer, Director of Agronomy, The Club at Spruce Peak

Bill Wirtz, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumer Choice Center

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Jon Gaeta, Director of State Affairs, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment

Riley Titus, Director of Government Affairs, CropLife America (9:15 AM)

 

9:45 AM                   H. 706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

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

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:40 AM                   H. 614 - An act relating to land improvement fraud and timber trespass

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

Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association

 

-                                   H. 877 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

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

 

11:45 AM                   H. 614 - An act relating to land improvement fraud and timber trespass

Mike Carriveau, Concerned Landowner, Plainfield

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 81 - An act relating to fair repair of agricultural equipment

Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Brian Carpenter, President, Champlain Valley Equipment

 

9:45 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   H. 706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Sylvia Knight, Earth Community Advocate and Researcher, Vermont Pesticide and Poison Action Network

Terence Bradshaw, Assistant Professor, UVM Extension

Brooke Decker, Pollinator Health Specialist, State Apiculturist, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Pesticide Program

Mike Palmer, Owner, French Hill Apiaries

Rep. Mike Rice, Reporter, House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry

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

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 81 - An act relating to fair repair of agricultural equipment

 

Zachary Tomanelli, Communications and Technology Director, VPIRG

Christina McLaughlin, Lobbyist, Repair.org

 

9:30 AM                   Committee bills

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

 

11:15 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

11:30 AM                   Senate  Floor

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 4:26 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-appropriations.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:05 PM                   H. 629 - An act relating to changes to property tax abatement and tax sales

Introduction and Vote

Sen. Anne Watson, Reporter, Senate Government Operations Committee

Kirby Keeton, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:20 PM                   H. 868 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2025 Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Introduction and Walk-through

Logan Mooberry, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Chris Rupe, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

1:45 PM                   Break

 

2:00 PM                   H. 883 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Language Walk-through and Mark-up

Grady Nixon, Fiscal Editor, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:35 PM                   H. 868 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2025 Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Committee Discussion and Vote

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

Logan Mooberry, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Chris Rupe, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:50 PM                   Break

 

3:25 PM                   H. 883 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:45 PM                   H. 883 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

Emily Byrne, Deputy Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:40 PM                   Break

 

3:10 PM                   H. 247 - An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact

Introduction and Vote

Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:20 PM                   H. 883 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Language Walk-through and Mark-up

Chris Rupe, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Grady Nixon, Fiscal Editor, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:35 PM                   H. 649 - An act relating to the Vermont Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Introduction and Vote

Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Reporter, Senate Government Operations Committee

 

3:40 PM                   H. 883 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Language Walk-through and Mark-up

Grady Nixon, Fiscal Editor, Joint Fiscal Office

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   H. 883 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Committee Discussion and Mark-up

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   TBD

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Hannah Gottschalk at hgottschalk@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 12:32 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-economic-development-housing-and-general-affairs.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Budget Discussion

Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM                   H. 639 - An act relating to flood risk disclosure, accessibility standards for State-funded residential construction, housing accountability, and recovery residence evictions

Testimony

Brenda Siegel, Executive Director, End Homelessness Vermont

Susan Aranoff, J.D., Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council

 

11:15 AM                   H. 10 - An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program

Walk-through, testimony, and possible vote

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Jessica Hartleben, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Cassie Polhemus, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

8:30 AM                   Housing Inventory Study

Alex Farrell, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Pollaidh Major, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:15 AM                   H. 121 - An act relating to enhancing consumer privacy

Walk-through, mark-up, testimony, and possible vote

Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

David Hall, Director of Business Services, Secretary of State's Office

Denise Reilly-Hughes, Secretary, Agency of Digital Services

Josiah Raiche, Director, Artificial Intelligence Division, Agency of Digital Services

Emily Emery, Vice President Government Affairs, News/Media Alliance

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

8:30 AM                   Housing

Alex Farrell, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

 

9:30 AM                   H. 687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

8:30 AM                   H. 55 - An act relating to miscellaneous unemployment insurance amendments

Walk-through, testimony, and possible vote

Jon Gray, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michael Pieciak, Vermont State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Christopher Dube, President, Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont

Dr. Mike Hamrock, Primary Care Physician, Boston Fire Department

 

9:30 AM                   H. 707 - An act relating to revising the delivery and governance of the Vermont workforce system

Walk-through, testimony, and possible vote

Rep. Michael Marcotte, Sponsor

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Labor

Jay Ramsey, Director of Workforce Development, Vermont Department of Labor

Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Adam Grinold, Chair, State Workforce Development Board - Invited

 

10:00 AM                   H. 867 - An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the laws governing alcoholic beverages and the Board of Liquor and Lottery

Introduction and walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Lucy Boyden, Reporter

Charles Martin, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Liquor and Lottery

LT Brandon King, Executive Officer, Compliance and Enforcement, Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery

Chief Skyler Genest, Senior Director of Licensee Operations, Department of Liquor and Lottery

 

10:45 AM                   H. 612 - An act relating to miscellaneous cannabis amendments

Introduction and walk-through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Matthew Birong, Reporter

Sam Bellevance, CEO, Sunset Lake CBD

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

After the Floor                     H. 10 - An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program

Vote

Rik Sehgal, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Jessica Hartleben, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 3:36 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-education.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                   Secretary of Education Confirmation Questions

Agatha Kessler, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont State House

John Poleway, Chief, Capitol Police Department

 

1:35 PM                   Secretary of Education Confirmation Questions

John Bloomer, Secretary, Vermont Senate

 

2:09 PM                   H. 871 - An act relating to the development of an updated State aid to school construction program

Laura Siegel, Director, Director of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and DeafBlind Services

 

2:32 PM                   H. 871 - An act relating to the development of an updated State aid to school construction program

Eric Lafayette, Project Manager, Energy Efficient Investments, Inc.

 

3:05 PM                   H. 871 - An act relating to the development of an updated State aid to school construction program

Walk-through of new language

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

 

3:30 PM                   H. 630 - An act relating to boards of cooperative education services

Agency of Education Suggested Edits

Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education - Invited

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

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   H. 873 - An act relating to financing the testing for and remediation of the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in schools

Matt Chapman, Department of Waste Management & Prevention Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

2:35 PM                   H. 630 - An act relating to boards of cooperative education services

Committee Questions

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

 

3:35 PM                   H. 871 - An act relating to the development of an updated State aid to school construction program

Michael Gaughan, Executive Director, Vermont Bond Bank

 

3:45 PM                   Section 1 of Yield Bill

Committee Questions and Drive-by

Rep. Peter Conlon, Sponsor, Addison County

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

Rep. Erin Brady, Reporter, Williston

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   H. 630 - An act relating to boards of cooperative education services

Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education

 

2:30 PM                   State Board of Education Hiring Committee: Secretary of Education

Committee Questions

Jennifer Samuelson, Esq., Chair, Vermont State Board of Education

Lyle Jepson, Executive Director, Chamber and Economic Development of the Rutland Region

Jenna O'Farrell, Executive Director, Northeast Kingdom Community Action/VCAP

 

3:15 PM                   H. 874 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes in education laws

Tom Little, General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

TBD                                 H. 871 - An act relating to the development of an updated State aid to school construction program

Vote

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

 

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Senate Panel on Ethics

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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 2:43 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-finance.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

1:30 PM                   H. 659 - An act relating to captive insurance

Walk-through

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:45 PM                   H. 659 - An act relating to captive insurance

David Lipka, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, CoinFlip

Mark Smalley, Chief Compliance Officer, Bitcoin Depot

Aaron Ferenc, Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation

 

2:45 PM                   H. 657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office - Invited

Rep. Katherine Sims, Sponsor, Orleans-4

Mimi Burnstein, Assessor/Lister, Randolph Lister's Office

Scott Brooks, Director of State Government Affairs, Consolidated Communications

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:30 PM                   H. 657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

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

 

1:45 PM                   Tax Credit Discussion

Julie Lowell, Policy Analyst, Public Assets Institute

 

2:00 PM                   H. 766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

Walk-through

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

 

2:30 PM                   H. 766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

Rep. Alyssa Black, Co-sponsor, Chittenden-24

Nancy Hogue, PharmD, Pharmacy Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Andrew Garland, Vice President Client Relations and External Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Christine Cooney, State Government Affairs, Cigna Health Care

Anthony Cali, VP of Provider Contracting, Cigna Health Care

Dr. Tiffany Pierce, Market Medical Executive, Cigna Health Care

Jordan Estey, Senior Director, Government Affairs, MVP Health Care

 

-                                   H. 659 - An act relating to captive insurance

Discussion of proposed floor amendment

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

1:30 PM                   H. 847 - An act relating to peer support provider and recovery support specialist certification

Walk-through

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:45 PM                   H. 766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

Fay Homan, M.D., Member, Green Mountain Care Board’s Primary Care Advisory Group - Invited

Julie Lin, MD, FAAD, Independent Dermatologist, University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care - Invited

Rick Dooley, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Thomas Chittenden Health Center - Invited

 

2:45 PM                   H. 657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Stephen Whittaker, Self Advocate, Montpelier

Sen. Irene Wrenner, Chittenden-North District

 

3:15 PM                   H. 766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

Kelly Lange, Network Vice President, UVM Health Network Managed Care Contracting

 

-                                   H. 657 - An act relating to the modernization of Vermont’s communications taxes and fees

Discussion and possible vote

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

1:00 PM                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 4:25 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-government-operations.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                   H. 875 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics

Jaye Johnson, General Counsel, Governor's Office (1:15 PM)

Merrill Bent, Vice Chair, Judicial Conduct Board (1:30 PM)

Ken Fredette, Former School Board Member, Wallingford (1:45 PM)

Melo Grant, City Councilor, Burlington (1:50 PM)

Emily Ruff, Former Selectboard Member, Orange (1:55 PM)

Bradley Holt, Richmond (2:05 PM)

Amy Howlett, Chair, Saxtons River Village Trustees (2:15 PM)

Andrea Treadway, Chair, Orwell Selectboard (2:20 PM)

George Blakeslee, Town Clerk, Guildhall (2:35 PM)

Inge Schaefer, Acting Chair, Colchester Board of Ethics, Colchester (2:50 PM)

Maureen Dakin, Selectboard Member, Colchester (2:50 PM)

Aaron Frank, Town Manager, Colchester (2:50 PM)

 

3:15 PM                   Break

 

3:40 PM                   H. 649 - An act relating to the Vermont Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Vote

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:55 PM                   H. 875 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics

Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office

 

4:05 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:45 PM                   H. 606 - An act relating to professional licensure and immigration status

Walk-through of New Draft, Testimony, and Vote

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Kim McManus, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Criminal Justice Council

 

2:05 PM                   H. 872 - An act relating to miscellaneous updates to the powers of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council and the duties of law enforcement officers

Lt. Col. James  Whitcomb, Deputy Director, Vermont State Police

Kim McManus, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Criminal Justice Council

Chief Ron Hoague, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police

Sheriff Roger Marcoux, Vice Chair, Vermont Sheriffs' Association

Melo Grant, City Councilor, Burlington

 

3:15 PM                   Break

 

3:40 PM                   H. 794 - An act relating to services provided by the Vermont Veterans’ Home

Testimony, Mark-up, and Possible Vote

Melissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Veterans' Home

Gary DeGasta, President, Board of Trustees of the Vermont Veterans Home, and Chair, Governor's Veterans Advisory Council

 

4:55 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   H. 869 - An act relating to approval of the merger of Brandon Fire District No. 1 and Brandon Fire District No. 2

Introduction and Walk-through

Rep. Kate Nugent, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs - Invited

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel - Invited

 

2:00 PM                   H. 884 - An act relating to the modernization of governance for the St. Albans Cemetery Association

Introduction, Walk-through, and Testimony

Rep. Michael McCarthy, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Michael Gawne, Attorney, St. Albans Cemetery Association

 

-                                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   H. 702 - An act relating to legislative operations and government accountability

Sen. Randy Brock, Co-Chair, Summer Government Accountability Committee - Invited

Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Co-Chair, Summer Government Accountability Committee

Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Member, Summer Government Accountability Committee

Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Member, Summer Government Accountability Committee - Invited

Catherine Benham, Chief Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   H. 875 - An act relating to the State Ethics Commission and the State Code of Ethics

TBA

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Christina Sivret, Executive Director, Vermont State Ethics Commission

Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

 

2:00 PM                   H. 644 - An act relating to access to records by individuals who were in foster care

TBA

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 862 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Barre

Introduction and Walk-through

Rep. Chea Waters Evans, Reporter, House Committee On Government Operations and Military Affairs

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:30 PM                   H. 870 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Brendan Atwood, Public Health Policy Director, Department of Health

Dr. Steven Moore, N.D., Naturopathic Physician and Legislative Chair, Vermont Naturopathic Association

Lauren Layman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

 

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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 3:29 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-health-and-welfare.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   H. 721 - An act relating to expanding access to Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur

Mark-up

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

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

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

Emma Zavez, Consumer Research and Health Policy Analyst, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:15 AM                   H. 233 - An act relating to licensure and regulation of pharmacy benefit managers

Mark-up

Sam Hallemeier, Director of State Affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)

Charles Becker, Staff Attorney, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 72 - An act relating to a harm-reduction criminal justice response to drug use

Mark-up and possible vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM                   H. 879 - An act relating to the Emergency Temporary Shelter Program

Testimony

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Brenda Siegel, Executive Director, End Homelessness Vermont

Frank Knaack, Executive Director, Housing and Homelessness Alliance of Vermont

Chris Winters, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

11:30 AM                   H. 622 - An act relating to emergency medical services

Vote

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

Nolan Langweil, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Drew Hazelton, Chair, Vermont EMS Advisory Committee

 

-                                   H. 721 - An act relating to expanding access to Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur

Vote

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

8:45 AM                   H. 72 - An act relating to a harm-reduction criminal justice response to drug use

Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:00 AM                   H. 879 - An act relating to the Emergency Temporary Shelter Program

Mark -up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

10:00 AM                   H. 233 - An act relating to licensure and regulation of pharmacy benefit managers

Vote

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

 

-                                   H. 766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

Mark-up

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

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

TBA

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 661 - An act relating to child abuse and neglect investigation and substantiation standards and procedures

Testimony

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Larry Crist, Executive Director, VT Parent Representation Center, Inc

Jennifer Myka, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

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

Nancy Miller, Child Safety Manager, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division

Catherine Clark, Director, Commissioner's Registry Review Unit, Department for Children and Families

 

10:00 AM                   H. 879 - An act relating to the Emergency Temporary Shelter Program

Mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:45 AM                   H. 766 - An act relating to prior authorization and step therapy requirements, health insurance claims, and provider contracts

Possible vote

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

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 2:15 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-institutions.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

1:15 PM                   H. 882 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Section 19

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

Kate Eberle, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Buildings and General Services

Tabrena Karish, Project Manager, Department of Buildings and General Services

Rebecca Silbernagel, Principal Assistant, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

1:45 PM                   H. 882 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Revised spreadsheet walk-through

Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office

Nicolas Kramer, Budget Analyst, Department of Finance and Management

 

2:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Senate adjourns                   H. 882 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office

Kate Eberle, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Buildings and General Services

Nicolas Kramer, Budget Analyst, Department of Finance and Management

 

3:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Senate adjourns                   H. 882 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office

Joe Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services - Invited

 

3:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

1:00 PM                   H. 882 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Scott Moore, Legislative Finance Manager, Joint Fiscal Office

Joe Aja, Director Design & Construction, Department of Buildings and General Services - Invited

 

3:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

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Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 11:24 AM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-judiciary.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

After the Floor                     Capital Bill

The Committee will be discussing sections of H.882 concerning Women's Correctional Facilities

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tabrena Karish, Project Manager, Department of Buildings and General Services

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

 

10:20 AM                   Budget

Committee Discussion

 

10:45 AM                   H. 279 - An act relating to the Uniform Trust Decanting Act

Walk-through

Mark Langan, Attorney, Dinse

 

11:10 AM                   H. 279 - An act relating to the Uniform Trust Decanting Act

Vote

 

11:15 AM                   H. 350 - An act relating to the Uniform Directed Trust Act

Vote

Chris Delia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

11:20 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 AM                   Prop 4 - Declaration of rights; government for the people; equality of rights

Committee Discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:15 AM                   H. 645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Timothy Lueders-Dumont, Legislative & Asst. Appellate Attorney, Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs

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

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

10:20 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   H. 645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services

 

11:00 AM                   H. 645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Testimony

Marshall Pahl, Deputy Defender General and Chief Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office

 

11:15 AM                   H. 645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Committee Discussion

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre-Trial Services

 

11:30 AM                   H. 27 - An act relating to coercive controlling behavior and abuse prevention orders

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Kim McManus, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Criminal Justice Council

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

Tucker Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Public Safety

Rebecca Plummer, Project Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Project, Vermont Legal Aid

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records

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

 

11:00 AM                   H. 534 - An act relating to retail theft

Mark-up, Committee Discussion, and Possible Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records

Testimony

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

Lauren Layman, General Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

 

9:30 AM                   H. 655 - An act relating to qualifying offenses for sealing criminal history records and access to sealed criminal history records

Mark-up, Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   H. 645 - An act relating to the expansion of approaches to restorative justice

Mark-up, Committee Discussion, and Possible Vote

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

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.

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Ben Donsbach at bdonsbach@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8 and Zoom

April 15, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 11:11 AM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-natural-resources-and-energy.

Monday, April 15, 2024

10:00 AM                   H. 687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development - Invited

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Charles Baker, Secretary/Treasurer, Vermont Association of Planning and Development

Catherine Dimitruk, Chair, Vermont Association of Planning & Development Agencies

Steve Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Break for Lunch

 

12:30 PM                   Resume Committee Work

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rep. Seth Bongartz, Sponsor, House Committee on Environment and Energy

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   H. 687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Catherine Dimitruk, Chair, Vermont Association of Planning & Development Agencies

Kati Gallagher, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

12:00 PM                   Recess

 

4:00 PM                   H. 687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Lindsay Kurrie, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel and Forest and Wildlife Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council, The Forest Partnership

Billy Coster, Director of Policy and Planning, Agency of Natural Resources

Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Charles Baker, Secretary/Treasurer, Vermont Association of Planning and Development

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

 

7:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

8:30 AM                   H. 687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Committee Discussion and Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

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

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

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:40 AM                   H. 687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Recess

 

4:00 PM                   H. 687 - An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protection through land use

Committee Discussion and Vote

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

9:00 AM                   H. 289 - An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard

Bill Walk through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                   H. 289 - An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard

Bill Introduction

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor, Windham-2

 

10:00 AM                   H. 289 - An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard

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

TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

Candace Morgan, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive, Green Mountain Power

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

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

8:30 AM                   H. 289 - An act relating to the Renewable Energy Standard

Committee Discussion and Vote

Peter Sterling, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont

 

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.

 

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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

 

Room 3 and Zoom

April 16, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Last Updated 4/17/2024 2:09 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-transportation.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:30 AM                   H. 868 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2025 Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Section 24

Jason Rasmussen, Executive  Director, Mount Ascutney Regional Commission

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation

 

11:00 AM                   H. 868 - An act relating to the fiscal year 2025 Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Floor Presentation Discussion

 

11:15 AM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

10:30 AM                   Civil Air Patrol

Aerospace Education Open Houses

Lt. Col. Scott Lowe, Vermont Wing Director of Aerospace Education, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Capt. Stephen Burch, Member, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Aleksander Kulapin, Cadet Captain, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Miranda Gallagher, Cadet Captain, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

David Burch, Cadet Second Lieutenant, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

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.

 

Should you require accessibility services, please click here and note that requests should be made 48 hours in advance of testimony.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Megan Cannella at mcannella@leg.state.vt.us