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STATE OF VERMONT
General Assembly

Standing Committee Meetings

Week of January 22, 2023 - January 28, 2023

House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 4:55 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses

 

11:20 AM                   FY23 Budget Adjustment

Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Natural Resources Board

Discussing Report on Act 250 Jurisdiction over Agricultural Businesses

Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Peter Gill, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board

Alison Stone, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   Universal School Meals Campaign

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

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:15 AM                   Vermont Natural Resources Council

Introductions

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

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

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

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Introductions

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

Glenn Evans, Director, Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Universal School Meals

Updates from the School Nutrition Association

Harley Sterling, School Nutrition Director and President of SNAVT, Windham Northeast Supervisory Union

Gretchen Czaja, School Nutrition Director, Windsor Central Unified School District

Scott Fay, Director of Child Nutrition, Essex Westford School District

Erika Dolan, Harwood Unified Union School District, Vice President, School Nutrition Association of Vermont

Karyl Kent, School Nutrition Director, Lamoille North Supervisory Union

Doug Davis, Former School Nutrition Director, Burlington School District

 

2:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Farm to Plate Report

Joint Hearing with Senate Agriculture. The meeting will be livestreamed via the Senate Agriculture YouTube channel.

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Kevin Channell, Farm and Forest Services

Elaine Brisson, Daona Farm

Marc Brisson, Daona Farm

Roger Osinchuk, DVM

Chris Wagner, Green Dream Farm

Travis Whitcomb, Rhomanwai Farm

Jenne Hull, Follow a Farmer

Natasha Duarte, Director, Composting Association of Vermont

Chuck Wooster, Owner, Sunrise Farm

Becka Warren, Food Security Plan Project Manager, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Organic Dairy Farm Crisis

Joint Hearing with Senate Agriculture. This meeting will be livestreamed via the House Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry Committee YouTube channel.

Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT

Jen Miller, Farmer Services Director, NOFA-VT

Mike Thresher, Board member, NOFA-VT

Amanda Ellis-Thurber, Owner, Lilac Ridge Farm

Ross Thurber, Owner, Lilac Ridge Farm

Calvin Gould, Lilac Ridge Farm

Shaun Riordan, Co-owner, Grateful Morning Farm

Marcy Guillette, Organic Dairy Farmer

Peter Miller, Organic Farmer, Miller Farm

Leanna Compagna, Organic Dairy Farmer, Scholten Family Farm

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Introductions

E.B. Flory, Dairy Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Dr. Kristin Haas, State Veterinarian, Director of Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Steve Dwinell, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:10 PM                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Meeting continued

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

Followed by Ethics Training for House Members

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Climate Council Updates

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

 

11:15 AM                   Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Discussion of Forest Fires and Opening Burning Statutes

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Introductions

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Alaura Rich at arich@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 270 and Zoom

January 23, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 8:33 AM

 

Please note the committee will be meeting in Room 270 at 109 State Street.

 

 

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

Monday, January 23, 2023

12:00 PM                   FY24 Budget

Overview

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Hardy Merrill, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

 

2:00 PM                   30 Minute Break

 

2:30 PM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House  Floor & Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

3:00 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

8:30 AM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

10:30 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

10:45 AM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:30 PM                   FY23 Budget Adjustment

Presentation from House Human Services Committee

Theresa Wood, Chair, House Committee On Human Services

 

3:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

8:30 AM                   FY23 Budget Adjustment

Presentation from House Health Care Committee

Lori Houghton, Chair, House Committee on Health Care

Alyssa Black, Representative, House Committee on Health Care

Daisy Berbeco, Representative, House Committee on Health Care

 

9:00 AM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

10:30 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

10:45 AM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   FY23 Budget Adjustment

Presentation from House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Rep, Michael Marcotte, Chair, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

3:00 PM                   House  Floor

 

-                                   After the Floor

Ethics Training

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM                   FY23 Budget Adjustment

Presentation from House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry

David Durfee, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry

 

10:30 AM                   15 Minute Break

 

10:45 AM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee  Discussion

FY23 BAA

 

3:00 PM                   15 Minute Break

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Erin Viera at eviera@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 11:04 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:00 AM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 1 subsection (24) and Section 7

Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

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

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 1 subsection (28)

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board

 

1:45 PM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 16 subsection (2)

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

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

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 1 subsection (24), Section 7, Section 10, and Section 1 subsection (32)

Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

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

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Victoria Biondolillo, Executive  Director, State Workforce Development Board

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 23

Jill Mazza Olson, Executive Director, VNAs of Vermont

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

 

10:00 AM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 1 subsection (29) and Section 10

Tracy Dolan, Director, State Refugee Office, Agency of Human Services

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 1 subsection (24) and Section 7

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

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

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

Thomas Kennedy, Director of Community Development, Mount Ascutney Regional Commission

David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association

 

11:30 AM                   Northeast Kingdom Build to Scale

David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association

Annie McLean, Northeastern Vermont Development Association

Jared Reynolds, Project Manager, Do North Coworking

Jason Shafer, Chief Science Officer, Disaster Tech Inc.

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 10

Adam Grinold, Chair, Workforce Development Board

Jennifer Stromsten, Director of Programs, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

Amila Merdzanovic, Vermont Director, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Sayed Khalilullah Anwari, Resettlement Case Manager, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

 

2:00 PM                   Budget Adjustment

Section 23

Wendy Trafton, Deputy Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services

Sean Sheehan, Senior Policy and Implementation Analyst, Department for Vermont Health Access

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

10 Mins After Floor                   Committee  Discussion

Drafting Letter to the House Committee on Appropriations

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

Drafting Letter to the House Committee on Appropriations

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

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:15 AM                   Committee Discussion

Drafting Letter to the House Committee on Appropriations

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

Drafting Letter to the House Committee on Appropriations

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:15 AM                   Break

 

11:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

Drafting Letter to the House Committee on Appropriations

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:45 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 10 - An act relating to amending the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program

Overview of Title 32 Chapter 105

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

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

Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Abbie Sherman, Executive  Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Ethics Training

Ethics training for House Members

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

Discussion with Interns

Ben Donsbach, Intern, University of Vermont

Ali Schafer, Intern, University of Vermont

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10 Mins After Floor                   Budget Adjustment

Act 183 Section 20 and Underserved Community Index

Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

 

-                                   Budget Adjustment

Section 16 subsection (2)

Thomas Kennedy, Director of Community Development, Mount Ascutney Regional Commission

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Agency of Agriculture

Introduction to Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

 


House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/26/2023 10:07 AM

 

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

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

--                                  Caucuses and Lunch

 

12:30 PM                   Governor's Recommended FY 2023 Budget Adjustment Proposal

Discussion of relevant provisions.  Recommendations to House Appropriations.

Kristin Calver, Financial Lead, Department of Corrections

Isaac Dayno, Executive Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Department of Corrections

 

1:25 PM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Committee walk-through of spreadsheet

 

3:00 PM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Administration's presentation of their proposal

Kristin Clouser, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

Sean Brown, Chief of Operations, Agency of Administration

Tim Metayer, Budget Analyst, Department of Finance & Management

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

8:30 AM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Section 1: Department of Buildings and General Services

Discussion of proposed capital projects.

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

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

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

 

9:45 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   Continued Testimony

 

11:30 AM                   Lunch Break

 

12:45 PM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Explanation of the Capital Expenditure Cash Fund (CECF)

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

1:50 PM                   Break

 

2:00 PM                   Department of Corrections Medication Assisted Treatment

Overview

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

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

3:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

8:30 AM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Section 1: Department of Buildings and General Services

Discussion of proposed capital projects

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

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

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

 

9:50 AM                   Break

 

10:00 AM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Section 8: Vermont State Colleges

Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

Sharron Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges

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

 

11:30 AM                   Lunch Break

 

12:30 PM                   Judicial Process Through the Courts

Description of initial judicial procedures when an individual is charged with a crime

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

2:00 PM                   Act 56, An act related to miscellaneous Department of Corrections-related amendments

History and walk-through

 

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

--                                  Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 PM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Section 4: Commerce and Community Development, Lines 52-56

Section 5: Building Communities Grants, Lines 62-63

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

 

11:30 AM                   Lunch Break

 

12:30 PM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Section 5: Building Communities Grants managed by BGS

Recreational facilities grants

Human services and education facilities grants

Regional economic development grants

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

 

1:15 PM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Section 6: Building Communities Grants - Cultural Facilities Grant Program

Amy Cunningham, Deputy Director, Vermont Arts Council

 

--                                  Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Phil Petty at ppetty@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 9 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 2:48 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor and Caucuses

 

11:20 AM                   Budget Adjustment Act

Sean Cousino, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

Jennifer Samuelson, Chair, Vermont State Board of Education

Brad James, Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Sen. David Weeks, Senate Committee on Education

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

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Workforce Development

Northeast Kingdom

John Castle, Executive Director, Vermont Rural Education Collaborative

Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent, Kingdom East Supervisory District

 

2:00 PM                   School Construction Report

Updates

Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education

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

 

2:30 PM                   Agency of Education

Staffing of independent school oversight

Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:20 PM                   Shared School District Data Management System

Final language

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

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

 

3:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:05 AM                   Hunger Free Vermont

Doug Davis, Former School Nutrition Director, Burlington School District

Harley Sterling, School Nutrition Director and President of SNAVT, Windham Northeast Supervisory Union

Karyl Kent, School Nutrition Director, Lamoille North Supervisory Union

 

10:05 AM                   Education Quality Standards

Josh Souliere, Interim Director, Education Quality Division, Agency of Education

 

10:35 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   Equitable and Inclusive School Environments

Report overview and recommendations for legislation

Amy Wheeler-Sutton, Co-Director, University of Vermont Building Effective Supports for Teaching Project

Cassandra Townshend, Co-Director, University of Vermont Building Effective Supports for Teaching Project

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Public Funds for Tuition

Overview of 2022 S.219 - An act relating to ensuring compliance with the U.S. and Vermont Constitutions in the use of public funds for tuition

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

 

2:05 PM                   Vermont State Colleges

Overview of 2022 H.456 - An act relating to establishing strategic goals and reporting requirements for the Vermont State Colleges

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

 

2:20 PM                   Shared School District Data Management System

SSDDMS mandate repeal language

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

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

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

10:00 AM                   Approved Independent Schools

Overview of 2020 report on approved independent schools receiving state money

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

10:40 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   School Accreditation Process

New England Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Process - K-12 schools

Cameron Staples, President, New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Alyson Geary, Director of Accreditation and School Improvement for Public Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Dan Ferris, Director of Accreditation and School Improvement for Independent Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Home Study

Agency of Education proposed language

Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education

 

1:30 PM                   School Safety

Agency of Education plans and proposals

Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education

Emily Simmons, General Counsel, Agency of Education

 

2:00 PM                   School Construction Funding

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

Scott Baker, Director Financial Reporting, Office of the State Treasurer

Ashlynn Doyon, Director of Financial Literacy, Outreach, and Special Projects, Office of the State Treasurer

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

Followed by ethics training for members

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Committee Priorities and Decision Points

Committee discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:30 PM                   Home Study

Retta Dunlap, Home School Advocate, Vermont Home Education Network

 

2:00 PM                   Approved Independent Schools

Tracking progress of students going to approved independent schools

Michael Clark, Superintendent, Grand Isle Supervisory Union

Nathan Freeman, Superintendent, Essex North Supervisory Union

 

2:40 PM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

 


House Committee on Environment and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Ethan Allen Room and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/26/2023 11:56 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:15 PM                   Budget Adjustment Act

Agency of Natural Resources

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

John Beling, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tracy LaFrance, Financial Operations Director, Department of Environmental Conservation

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

 

2:00 PM                   H. 67 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

Introduction & Walk-through

Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Bill Sponsor

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

 

3:15 PM                   Budget Adjustment Act

Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

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

 

3:40 PM                   Update on Budget Adjustment Act

Department of Public Service

June Tierney, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Christine Hallquist , Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board

Robert Fish, Deputy Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board, Department of Public Service

 

4:00 PM                   Public Comment on Vermont Community Broadband Board

Steve Whitaker, Concerned Citizen

 

4:10 PM                   Committee Discussion

Budget Adjustment Act

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   H. 67 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

Josh Kelly, Solid Waste Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources

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

Susan Alexander, Manager, Lamoille Regional Solid Waste District

Matthew Cota, Owner, Meadow Hill Consulting Firm

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

John Malter, Administrator, Mad River Resource Management Alliance

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

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   H. 67 - An act relating to household products containing hazardous substances

Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Bob Spencer, Executive  Director, Windham Solid Waste Management District

John Fay, Programs Manager, Windham Solid Waste Management District

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

3:35 PM                   Discussion of Budget Adjustment Act

Letter to House Appropriations

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Electricity 101

TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

 

10:30 AM                   ISO New England Introduction

Sarah Adams, State Policy Adviser, ISO New England

Eric Johnson, Director of External Affairs, ISO New England

 

11:15 AM                   VELCO Introduction

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

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

 

-                                  Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Electricity Policy

TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

Anne Margolis, Deputy Planning Director, Department of Public Service

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

After the Floor                     Ethics Training

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min After Floor                   Overview of the VT Universal Service Fund and E-911

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

 

-                                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Climate Action Plan and Natural Solutions

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

 

2:00 PM                   Old Forests and Biodiversity

Northeast Wilderness Trust

Jon Leibowitz, Executive  Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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 Cate DePonte at cdeponte@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on General and Housing

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 2:20 PM

 

 

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

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   When a Bill Comes to Committee

Review of H.416 from 2021-2022

Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Acting Sponsor

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:45 PM                   Break

 

2:00 PM                   Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Introduction and scope of activities of VAHC

Anne Sosin, Interim Director, VAHC

Robert Little, Director of Community Development, RuralEdge

Michelle Kersey, Director of Development, Downstreet Housing and Community Development

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   Budget Adjustment

Review committee memo

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:15 AM                   Housing

Introductions and scope of work

Michael Monte, Chief Executive Officer, Champlain Housing Trust

Kathy Beyer, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Evernorth

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Housing

Continuation from above

Jim Bradley, Chair, Legislative Committee, Home Builders and Remodelers Association

Julie Marks, Founder and Director, Vermont Short Term Rental Alliance Inc.

 

11:15 AM                   Housing

Homelessness situation in Rutland and state-wide with particular emphasis on issues related to the looming program deadline in March.

Angus Chaney, Executive Director, Homeless Prevention Center, Rutland

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Introductions and Scope of Work

Erin Sigrist, President, Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

Bill Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

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

Roxanne Vought, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   H. 66 - An act relating to paid family and medical leave insurance

Introduction

Rep. Emilie Kornheiser, Sponsor

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:15 AM                   Native Affairs

Introduction

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

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Department of Labor

Introduction

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Labor

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

 

11:00 AM                   Break

 

11:15 AM                   Mobile Home Parks

Update on scope of program

Nate Lantieri, Mobile Home Program – Resident Organizer, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

Ryan Gerrity, Resident Organizer, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Labor and Education

Introductions

Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

1:45 PM                   Break

 

-                                   Committee Meeting

TBD

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

Followed by ethics training for members.

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   Labor Relations Board

Introduction and scope of work

Judith Dillon, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

 

11:15 AM                   H. 21 - An act relating to landlord notice of utility disconnections

Introduction and walk-through

Rep. Woodman Page, Sponsor

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Housing and Homelessness

Paul Dragon, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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House Committee on Government Operations and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 10 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 10:48 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Office of the Vermont State Treasurer

Introduction and overview

Pension overview

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

Tim Duggan, Director of Vermont Retirement Systems, Office of the State Treasurer

 

2:20 PM                   10 Minute Break

 

2:30 PM                   Attorney General's Office

Introduction and overview

Charity Clark, Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

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

 

3:15 PM                   FY2023 Budget

Committee to discuss letter to House Appropriations on BAA items

 

3:42 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   Sports Betting Study Committee Report

Review report

Tucker Anderson, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wendy Knight, Chair, Sports Betting Study Committee

Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM                   Constituent Service Time

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 97 - An act relating to the number of votes required for a write-in candidate to win a primary election

Introduction

Rep. Robin Scheu, Sponsor

 

1:07 PM                   H. 46 - An act relating to approval of the dissolution of Colchester Fire District No. 3

Introduction

Rep. Curt Taylor, Sponsor

 

1:18 PM                   Human Rights Commission

Introduction and overview

Bor Yang, Executive Director & Counsel, Vermont Human Rights Commission

 

1:52 PM                   Constituent Service Time

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:30 AM                   Vermont Elections Overview

Will Senning, Director, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

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

 

11:30 AM                   Constituent Service Time

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:10 PM                   Office of Racial Equity

Introduction and overview

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration

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

 

1:48 PM                   Committee Discussion of Bill Priorities

Vermont National Guard related bills and presentations

 

2:03 PM                   Constituent Service Time

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

Ethics Training is scheduled after the floor

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:18 AM                   H. 59 - An act relating to correcting or amending the death certificate of a military veteran

Introduction

Rep. Sara Coffey, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 57 - An act relating to requiring dog trainers to obtain informed client consent

Introduction

Rep. Sara Coffey, Sponsor

 

10:29 AM                   Wrap-up and Review of Next Week's Agenda

 

10:45 AM                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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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

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 9:35 AM

 

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

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

 

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2023 Budget Adjustment

Committee discussion

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:20 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

 

9:00 AM                   Introduction to Insurance Regulation

Overview from the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR)

Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Emily Kisicki, Director of Policy, Department of Financial Regulation

 

10:05 AM                   MVP Healthcare

Overview

Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare

Jordan Estey, Senior Director, Government Affairs, MVP Healthcare

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Bi-State Primary Care Association

Overview

Mary Kate Mohlman, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

11:00 AM                   University of Vermont Health Network

Introduction to the new UVM Health Network CEO

Sunny Eappen, M.D., CEO, University of Vermont Health Network

 

11:30 AM                   Health First

Overview

Susan Ridzon, Executive Director, Healthfirst, Inc.

Rick Dooley, PA-C, Clinical Network Director, Healthfirst, Inc.

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Vermont Department of Health

Overview; updates on suicide prevention and health care workforce

Kelly Dougherty, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:10 PM                   Act 167 of 2022

Review

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

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

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

 

9:00 AM                   Report on Act 167 of 2022, Sections 1 and 2

Joint meeting with the House Committee on Human Services and the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. This meeting will be streamed here:

Sarah Kinsler, Director of Health Systems Policy, Green Mountain Care Board

Sarah Lindberg, Director of Health Systems Finances, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Vermont Cancer Center

Introduction and Overview of Work

 

Joint meeting with the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. Meeting will be streamed here.

Randy Holcombe, M.D., Director, Vermont Cancer Center

 

11:15 AM                   Break

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Department of Mental Health

Overview of Vermont's system of care for children, youth, and families

Laurel Omland, MS,NCC, Director, Child, Adolescent, and Family Unit, Department of Mental Health

Haley McGowan, MD, Children's Medical Director, Department of Mental Health

 

2:05 PM                   Brattleboro Retreat

Update

Tom Huebner, Chair, Board of Trustees, Brattleboro Retreat

Linda Rossi, CEO, Brattleboro Retreat

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

#                                   No House Committee on Health Care Meeting Scheduled

 

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

This agenda has not yet been published.


House Sexual Harassment Prevention Panel

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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 1:32 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

After Floor                         Lunch & Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   Budget Adjustment Act

Committee discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

2:50 PM                   Break

 

3:00 PM                   Budget Adjustment Act

Committee discussion, continued

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   Budget Adjustment Act

Review Committee memo to House Appropriations

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:50 AM                   Committee Principles

Committee discussion

 

11:00 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2024 Budget

Committee discussion

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Junior League of Champlain Valley Diaper Bank

Amanda Herzberger, Committee Chair, Junior League of Champlain Valley Diaper Bank

 

1:30 PM                   Nutrition Programs for Older Vermonters

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

Deanna Jones, Chair, Vermont Association of Senior Centers and Meal Sites

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Act 167 Report

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

Meeting will be livestreamed here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-health-and-welfare.

Sarah Kinsler, Director of Health Systems Policy, Green Mountain Care Board

Sarah Lindberg, Director of Health Systems Finances, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2024 Budget

Agency of Human Services

Jenney Samuelson, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Richard Donahey, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

12:15 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY2024 Budget

Agency of Human Services - Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

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

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

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

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

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

Followed by ethics training

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2024 Budget

Agency of Human Services - Department for Children and Families

Dr. Harry Chen, MD, Interim Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Megan Smeaton, Director, Business Office, Department for Children and Families

 

11:23 AM                   Break

 

11:35 AM                   Governor's Proposed FY2024 Budget

Agency of Human Services - Department for Children and Families (Continued)

Dr. Harry Chen, MD, Interim Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Megan Smeaton, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families

 

12:30 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Governor's Proposed FY 2024 Budget

Individual member work time

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Lori Morse at lmorse@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 1:47 PM

 

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

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM                   H. 45 - An act relating to abusive litigation filed against survivors of domestic abuse, stalking, or sexual assault

Testimony

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

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

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

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   H. 41 - An act relating to referral of domestic and sexual violence cases to community justice centers

Testimony

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

Rachel Jolly, CEDO Assistant Director, Community Justice Center

 

3:30 PM                   Budget Adjustment Act Recommendations

Committee Consideration of Letter to House Appropriations

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   H. 89 - An act relating to civil and criminal procedures concerning legally protected health care activity

Introduction and Walk-through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:25 AM                   Break

 

10:35 AM                   H. 89 - An act relating to civil and criminal procedures concerning legally protected health care activity

Testimony

Prof. David Cohen, Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 89 - An act relating to civil and criminal procedures concerning legally protected health care activity

Testimony Continued

Polly Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Falko Schilling, Advocacy Director, ACLU of Vermont

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   H. 89 - An act relating to civil and criminal procedures concerning legally protected health care activity

Testimony

Erica Gibson, M.D., Adolescent Medicine Division and Vt. Child Health Improvement Project, University of Vermont Medical Center

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

Lucy Leriche, Vice President of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

 

10:10 AM                   Break

 

10:25 AM                   H. 89 - An act relating to civil and criminal procedures concerning legally protected health care activity

Testimony Continued

Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 89 - An act relating to civil and criminal procedures concerning legally protected health care activity

Testimony Continued

Charity Clark, Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Eleanor Spottswood, Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   H. 89 - An act relating to civil and criminal procedures concerning legally protected health care activity

Testimony Continued

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

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

Followed by Ethics Training for House Members

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

15 min after Floor                   H. 45 - An act relating to abusive litigation filed against survivors of domestic abuse, stalking, or sexual assault

Committee Discussion and Vote

 

11:00 AM                   H. 53 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions

Walk-Through

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 53 - An act relating to driver’s license suspensions

Testimony

Michael Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

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

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

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

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House Rules Committee

 

AGENDA

Livestream Link

Last Updated 1/18/2023 12:09 PM

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

12:00 PM                   Remote Committee Voting

Committee discussion and possible vote

 

1:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Theresa Utton-Jerman at tutton@leg.state.vt.us

 


House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 1:12 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Lunch

 

12:30 PM                   Agency of Transportation Capital Program "White Book 101"

Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Kevin Marshia, Asset Management Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

1:15 PM                   Break

 

1:30 PM                   Agency of Transportation Budget Overview

Joseph Flynn, Secretary, Agency of Transportation

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

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   Department of Motor Vehicles Budget Overview

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Diane Coles, Director of Finance and Logistics

 

3:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

8:30 AM                   Agency of Transportation Revenue and Budget Pressures FY25-FY27

Bradley Kukenberger, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:00 AM                   Break

 

9:30 AM                   Agency of Transportation Roadway, Paving and Traffic Programs Budget and Section 10g Report

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

Rob White, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

10:35 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Agency of Transportation Bridge Program and Title 19, Chapter 1, Section 10g Report

Annual Report; Transportation Program Advancements, Cancellations, and Delays

Carolyn Cota, Structures Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Rob White, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

12:50 PM                   Agency of Transportation Municipal Programs and Grant Program Budgets and Section 10g Report

Joel Perrigo, Municipal Assistance Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Rob White, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

1:45 PM                   Agency of Transportation Public Transit  Budget

Ross MacDonald, Manager, Public Transit, Agency of Transportation

 

2:30 PM                   Agency of Transportation Policy, Planning and Research Budget

Amy Bell, Bureau Director, Policy, Planning and Research, Agency of Transportation

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:30 AM                   Agency of Transportation Finance, Audit, Contract Administration, and Hearings Unit

Bradley Kukenberger, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

Erik Oberlin, Audit Deputy Chief, Agency of Transportation

Jeremy Stephens, Contract Administration Chief, Agency of Transportation

Kim Ingraham, Hearings Examiner, Agency of Transportation

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Agency of Transportation Environmental Policy and Sustainability Budget

Andrea Wright, Manager, Environmental Policy and Sustainability, Agency of Transportation

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Agency of Transportation District Maintenance and Fleet Services Budget

Todd Law, Deputy Division Director, District Maintenance and Fleet Division, Agency of Transportation

Wayne Gammell, Director, District Maintenance and Fleet Services Division, Agency of Transportation

David Thurber, Supervisor, Fleet Operations, Agency of Transportation

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

Overview of bills in committee

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

 

3:00 PM                   House Floor

Followed by Ethics Training for members

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

10:15 AM                   Agency of Transportation Civil Rights, Labor Compliance and Equity Unit

Lori Valburn, Director of Civil Rights, Agency of Transportation

Colleen Monague, Deputy Director of Civil Rights, Agency of Transportation

 

11:30 AM                   Transportation Equity

Amanda Carlson, Special Projects Manager, Climate Impact Division, Capstone Community Action

 

12:30 PM                   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

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 10:21 AM

 

Livestream

 

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the floor                     Caucuses

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Budget Adjustment Memo

Committee Discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

 

2:00 PM                   Governor's FY2024 Budget Discussion

Adam Greshin, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

3:00 PM                   Universal Service Fund

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

3:55 PM                   Budget Adjustment Memo

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   Universal School Meals

Anore Horton, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont

Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

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

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

Bob Keeley, Education Data Program Deputy Director, Agency of Education

Anne Bordonaro, Division Director, Federal and Education Support Programs, Agency of Education

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Cloud Tax Exemption Overview

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:00 AM                   Fee Report

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Home Health Provider Tax

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

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jill Mazza Olson, Executive Director, VNA's of Vermont

 

2:00 PM                   Break

 

2:15 PM                   Cannabis Control Board

Update

James Pepper, Chair, Cannabis Control Board - Invited

Brynn Hare, Executive Director, Cannabis Control Board - Invited

Andrew Livingston, Director of Economics and Research, Vicente Sederberg, LLP

 

3:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Child Tax Credit

updates

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   Streamline Tax Association

Rebecca Sameroff, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

John Gortakowski, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes

 

11:00 AM                   Fee Report

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

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:15 PM                   Transportation Fund Overview

Chris Rupe, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:15 PM                   Strategies for Reappraisals

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

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

 

3:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

After the floor                     Ethics Training for Members

House Floor

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM                   H. 61 - An act relating to an elective pass-through entity income tax and credit

Rep. James Harrison, Sponsor of the bill, Rutland-Windsor-1

 

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

After the floor                     H. 107 - An act relating to the Town of Hartford’s tax increment financing district

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Co-Chair, House Committee on Judiciary

 

10:45 AM                   H. 113 - An act relating to the public, pious, or charitable uses property tax exemption

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor, House Committee on Energy and Technology

 

11:00 AM                   H. 120 - An act relating to imposing sales and use tax on vendor-hosted prewritten computer software

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor, House Committee on Ways and Means

 

12:00 PM                   Tax Workshop #3

Education Finance

House Chamber and livestreamed to the House Ways and Means YouTube channel.

Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

 


Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 11:15 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Senate adjourns                   UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UVM Extension

Introductions and program

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

Fitzroy Beckford, Associate Dean and Director, UVM Extension

 

11:00 AM                   Vermont Land Trust

Update

Abby White, Vice President of Engagement, Vermont Land Trust

Allen Karnatz, Champlain Valley Project Director, Vermont Land Trust

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   Universal School Meals Campaign

Introductions

Scott Fay, Director of Child Nutrition, Essex Westford School District

Gretchen Czaja, School Nutrition Director, Windsor Central Unified School District

Erika Dolan, Harwood Unified Union School District, Vice President, School Nutrition Association of Vermont

 

9:45 AM                   Security Briefing by Capitol Police

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

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Food Hubs

Jon Ramsey, Executive  Director, Center for an Agricultural Economy

Emma Hileman, Program Director, Vermont Farmers Food Center

Richard Berkfield, Executive Director, Food Connects

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Farm to Plate Report

Joint hearing with House Agriculture, Food Resilience, and Forestry Committee

Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Kevin Channell, Farm and Forest Services

Marc Brisson, Daona Farm

Elaine Brisson, Daona Farm

Chris Wagner, Green Dream Farm

Travis Whitcomb, Rhomanwai Farm

Roger Osinchuk

Natasha Duarte, Director, Composting Association of Vermont

Chuck Wooster,  , Sunrise Farm

Becka Warren, Food Security Plan Project Manager, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Kelly Dolan,  , Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Organic Dairy Farm Crisis

Joint Hearing with House Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry Committee.  Livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1eOZHCQZ8Rle7h2apvghFg/featured

Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT

Jen Miller, Farmer Services Director, NOFA-VT

Mike Thresher, Member, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance, Board member, NOFA-VT

Amanda Ellis-Thurber, Owner, Lilac Ridge Farm

Ross Thurber, Owner, Lilac Ridge Farm

Calvin Gould, Future owner, Lilac Hill Farm

Shaun Riordan, Grateful Morning Farm

Marcy Guillette, Organic Dairy Farmer

Peter Miller,  , Miller Farm

 

12:00 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Stacy Cibula, Agriculture Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Liz Gleason, Director, VHCB Farm and Forest Viability Program

 

10:10 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   23-0138 - An act relating to protection from nuisance suits for agricultural activities

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

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

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

 

11:15 AM                   Committee Adjourns

 

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Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/25/2023 1:26 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   FY23 BAA Testimony

Agency of Administration

Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

 

2:00 PM                   FY23 BAA Testimony

Department of Vermont Health Access

Andrea DeLaBruere, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access

Patrick Rooney, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   FY23 BAA Testimony

Department of Corrections

Nicholas Deml, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Kristin Calver, Financial Director, Department of Corrections

Isaac Dayno, Executive Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Department of Corrections

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   FY23 BAA Testimony

Vermont Department for Children and Families

Dr. Harry Chen, MD, Interim Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Katarina Lisaius, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Megan Smeaton, Financial Director, Department for Children and Families

 

2:30 PM                   FY23 BAA Testimony

Vermont Department of Health

Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Paul Daley, Finance Director, Vermont Department of Health

Anna Swenson, Finance Director, Vermont Department of Health

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   FY23 BAA Testimony

Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living

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

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

Bill Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

11:30 AM                   Senate  Floor

 

1:30 PM                   FY23 BAA Testimony

Department of Public Safety

Chief Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Daniel Batsie, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Richard Hallenbeck, Director of Finance and Administration, Department of Public Safety

 

-                   Adjourn

 

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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 11:10 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:10 AM                   Break

 

11:20 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Walk-through Continued

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Rep. Seth Bongartz, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife (9:00 AM)

Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity (9:15 AM)

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (9:30 AM)

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

 

10:20 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action (10:30 AM)

Ramsey Papp, Housing Team Manager, Capstone Community Action (10:30 AM)

John Adams, Director, Center for Geographic Information, Agency of Digital Services (11:00 AM)

Taylor Newton, Planning Program Manager, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (11:15 AM)

 

11:30 AM                   Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Introductions & Updates

Anne Sosin, Interim Director, VAHC

Michelle Kersey, Director of Development, Downstreet Housing and Community Development

Robert Little, Director of Community Development, RuralEdge

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Vermont Underserved Community Index

Doug Farnham, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

 

9:30 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Megan Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs, Vermont Chamber of Commerce (9:30 AM)

Gary Scott, Vice President, Hospital Services, Concerned Resident (9:45 AM)

Kati Gallagher, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council (10:00 AM)

 

10:35 AM                   Break

 

10:50 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Ron Rodjenski, Town Administrator, Hyde Park (10:45 AM)

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration (11:05 AM)

Jay Green, Racial Equity Policy and Research Analyst, Office of Racial Equity (11:05 AM)

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns (9:00 AM)

Zeke Davisson, Chief Operating Officer, Summit Properties (9:30 AM)

Jonah Richard, Founder, Village Ventures (9:45 AM)

Sabina Haskell, Chair, Natural Resources Board (10:15 AM)

Peter Gill, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board (10:15 AM)

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Omnibus Housing Bill

Rachel Seelig, Project Director, Vermont Legal Aid (10:45 AM)

Kathy Beyer, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Evernorth (11:00 AM)

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 2:31 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate  Floor

 

1:30 PM                   School Safety Policy Initiative

Draft Bill Walk-Through

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

 

1:40 PM                   School Safety

Vermont School Safety Center

Chief Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

 

2:00 PM                   School Safety

Governor's Violence Prevention Task Force

Dee Barbic, Director, Violence Prevention Task Force

Sunni Eriksen, School Safety Grants Program Manager, Vermont Emergency Management

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:40 PM                   State Board of Education

Introductions and Updates

Jennifer Samuelson, Chair, Vermont State Board of Education

 

3:15 PM                   Secretary of State

Update on Civic Education and Civic Engagement in Schools

Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office

 

3:50 PM                   Break

 

3:55 PM                   Act 72 School Facilities

Overview

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

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

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   What Does a "Vermont Education" Look Like?

Elliot  Palm, Legislative Page

Hannah Young, Legislative Page

Nadia Frazier, Legislative Page

 

1:45 PM                   Office of Senator Peter Welch

PCB Testing and School Construction

Kathryn Becker Van Haste, State Director, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders

Rebecca Ellis, State Director, Office of Senator Peter Welch

 

2:15 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   State Treasurer's Office

Bonding and School Construction

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

 

3:15 PM                   New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Introductions and Accreditation Process

Cameron Staples, President, New England Association of Schools and Colleges

 

3:30 PM                   Break

 

3:40 PM                   School Safety and Teach in Vermont Campaign

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

Donald Tinney, President, Vermont National Education Association

 

4:30 PM                   Proficiency Based Standards and Grading

Student Perspective

Hayden Ross, Student and Committee Assistant, Spaulding High School

 

4:45 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Education Commission of the States

Introduction

Joel Moore, State Relations Strategist, Education Commission of the States

 

2:00 PM                   Community College of Vermont

Introductions, Updates, and Priorities

Joyce Judy, President, Community College of Vermont

 

2:45 PM                   Break

 

2:50 PM                   Career Technical Education

Introductions and Workforce Development

Jody Emerson, Superintendent and Director, Central Vermont Career Center (2:50 PM)

Parwinder Grewal, President, Vermont State University (3:15 PM)

Rob Bahny, Workforce Education and Training Coordinator, Southwest VT Regional Technical School District (3:40 PM)

William Lucci, Assistant Director for Adult Technical Education, Stafford Technical Center (4:00 PM)

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                   Saint Johnsbury Academy

Introductions and Understanding Saint Johnsbury Academy

Sharon  Howell, Headmaster, Saint Johnsbury Academy

 

1:55 PM                   Break

 

2:00 PM                   Teacher Evaluations

Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

 

2:25 PM                   Break

 

2:30 PM                   Broadband in Schools

Data Update and Questions

Christine Hallquist, Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board

Robert Fish, Deputy Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board, Department of Public Service

 

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

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Senate Committee on Ethics

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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 9:52 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Income-Based Education Tax Study

Abby Shepard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:45 AM                   Break

 

2:50 PM                   Cost of Health Insurance

Mike Fisher, Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

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

 

3:45 PM                   Department of Taxes, Introduction and Overview

Craig Bolio, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate  Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Earned Income Tax Credit Review

Patrick Titterton, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

2:30 PM                   Break

 

2:45 PM                   Vermont Legal Aid

Overview

Rachel Seelig, Project Director, Vermont Legal Aid

Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

 

3:00 PM                   Taxpayer Advocate Legislative Recommendations

Jeffrey Dooley, Taxpayer Advocate, Department of Taxes

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Time-Share Property Valuations Recommendations

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

Kirby Keeton, Tax Policy Analyst, Vermont Department of Taxes

 

2:30 PM                   Committee  Discussion

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Security Briefing

Private meeting - will not be livestreamed

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

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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 Jill Decelles at jdecelles@leg.state.vt.us

 


Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 2:53 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

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

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

 

1:55 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

Sheriff Mark Anderson, President, Vermont Sheriff's Association

Sheriff Roger Marcoux, Chairman, Vermont Sheriff's Association

 

2:30 PM                   S. 17 - An act relating to sheriff reforms

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

 

3:00 PM                   Break

 

3:20 PM                   S. 9 - An act relating to the authority of the State Auditor to examine the books and records of State contractors

Walk-through and Discussion

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

3:55 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   Emergency Response Operations

Discussion of Regional Dispatch Working Group Report

Paul White, Chair, Regional Dispatch Working Group

Chief Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Mandy Wooster, Executive Director of Policy Development, Department of Public Safety

Captain Lance Burnham, Department of Public Safety

 

3:15 PM                   Break

 

3:35 PM                   Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police Introductions

Chief Douglas Allen, President, Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police

 

3:55 PM                   Retired State Employee Benefits

Discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                   S. 32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

Walk-through

Tim Devlin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

1:55 PM                   S. 32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

Chris Hughes, Director of Policy and General Council, Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center (1:55 PM)

Carol Dawes, Legislative Committee Chair, Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association (2:40 PM)

 

3:05 PM                   Break

 

3:15 PM                   S. 32 - An act relating to ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections

Sarah Montgomery, City Clerk, Burlington (3:15 PM)

Sarah Copeland Hanzas , Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office (3:35 PM)

Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office (3:35 PM)

 

4:05 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:05 PM                   S. 39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Walk-through

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

 

1:35 PM                   S. 39 - An act relating to compensation and benefits for members of the Vermont General Assembly

Mike Ferrant, Director, Office of Legislative Operations (1:35 PM)

Josalyn Williams, Policy Specialist, Center for Legislative Strengthening, National Conference of State Legislatures (2:15 PM)

 

2:55 PM                   Adjourn

 

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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 11:38 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Insurance System Overview

Overview and Introduction

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:00 AM                   Committee Discussion

Overview of Reports

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:30 AM                   Health Care Reform

Workforce Discussion

Wendy Trafton, Deputy Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

7:30 AM                   University of Vermont Health Network Breakfast

At Capitol Plaza Hotel

 

9:15 AM                   University of Vermont Health Network

Introductions

Sunny Eappen, M.D., CEO, University of Vermont Health Network

 

9:45 AM                   Gubernatorial Appointments

Overview of Board Appointments

Sen. David Weeks, Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

10:00 AM                   Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care

Introduction

Catherine Fulton, Executive Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc. (VPQHC)

 

10:30 AM                   Vermont Legal Aid

Introduction and Overview

Rachel Seelig, Project Director, Vermont Legal Aid

Mike Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

 

11:00 AM                   Vermont Department of Health

Update and Committee Discussion

Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Act 167 Report

Joint Meeting with House Committee on Health Care and House Committee on Human Services

Sarah Kinsler, Director of Health Systems Policy, Green Mountain Care Board

Sarah Lindberg, Director of Health Systems Finances, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Vermont Cancer Center

Joint Meeting with House Committee on Health Care

Introduction and Overview of Work

Randy Holcombe, M.D.,  Director, Vermont Cancer Center

 

11:15 AM                   H. 1 - An act relating to legislative oversight of payment reform and conflict-free case management for developmental disability services

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

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

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM                   Substance Misuse Prevention Oversight and Advisory Council

Introduction and Overview

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

Nicole Rau Mitiguy, Substance Misuse Prevention Manager, Vermont Department of Health

 

10:00 AM                   Green Mountain Care Board

Introduction and Update

Owen Foster, J.D., Chair, Green Mountain Care Board

 

11:00 AM                   H. 1 - An act relating to legislative oversight of payment reform and conflict-free case management for developmental disability services

Discussion and Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel

 

11:15 AM                   Adjourn

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

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Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 1:10 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

1:15 PM                   Security Briefing by Capitol Police

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

 

1:30 PM                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Administration's presentation of their proposal

Kristin Clouser, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

Sean Brown, Chief of Operations, Agency of Administration

Tim Metayer, Principal Budget and Management Analyst, Agency of Administration

 

2:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Senate adjourns                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Section 1: Department of Buildings and General Services

Discussion of proposed capital projects.

Jennifer Fitch, Commissioner, Department of Buildings and General Services

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

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

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Senate adjourns                   Governor's Recommended FY24 - FY25 Capital Budget Proposal

Departments of Fish and Wildlife; Environmental Conservation; Forests, Parks, and Recreation

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

John Beling, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

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

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

Christopher Herrick, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

3:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

1:00 PM                   Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Update

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Trey Martin, Director of Planning and Program Development, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

 

2:30 PM                   Committee Adjourns

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

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

 


Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/27/2023 11:46 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate  Floor

 

10:00 AM                   S. 6 - An act relating to custodial interrogation of juveniles

 

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

Kevin Blongy, Vermont Police Association

Indi Schoenherr, Policy Advocate, ACLU of Vermont

 

10:45 AM                   S. 6 - An act relating to custodial interrogation of juveniles

Mark-up

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:30 AM                   S. 7 - An act relating to qualifications for a public defender

Joe Benning, Former State Senator, Caledonia District

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   S. 4 - An act relating to reducing crimes of violence associated with juveniles and dangerous weapons

Chris Bradley, President, VT Federation of Sportsman Club

Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Eric Davis, President, Gun Owners of Vermont

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

Jessica Barquist, Director of Policy and Organizing, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Christopher Lukasik, Victim Advocate, Windham County State's Attorneys

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 4 - An act relating to reducing crimes of violence associated with juveniles and dangerous weapons

 

Lauren Hersh, National Director, World Without Exploitation

Audrey Morrissey, Co Executive Director, My Life My Choice

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   S. 14 - An act relating to Justice Reinvestment II reporting requirements

Walk-through and testimony

Benjamin Novogroski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Isaac Dayno, Executive Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Department of Corrections

Dale Crook, Director of Field Services, Department of Corrections

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

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration

Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP

Therese Corsones, State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Judge Thomas Zonay, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   S. 3 - An act relating to prohibiting paramilitary training camps

Walk through and testimony

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Mary McCord, Executive  Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy

Russ Layne, Citizen, Danby

Drew Hazelton, Chief, Rescue Inc.

Billy Clark, Litigation Attorney, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM                   S. 4 - An act relating to reducing crimes of violence associated with juveniles and dangerous weapons

Review of Administration's proposed changes

Jaye Pershing Johnson, Governor's Office

Dr. Harry Chen, MD, Interim Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Aryka Radke, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families

Lindy Boudreau, Juvenile Justice Director, Department for Children and Families

Tucker Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Public Safety

Jared Bianchi, Deputy State's Attorney, Bennington County

Erica Marthage, State's Attorney, Bennington County

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Appointments

Jennifer Barrett, Superior Court Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Nate Besio, Member, Human Rights Commission

 

11:15 AM                   Adjourn

 

11:30 AM                   Senate  Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

 


Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/26/2023 9:57 AM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate  Floor

 

10:00 AM                   S. 5 - An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures

Dan Fingas, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont

Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Jared Duval, Member, Vermont Climate Council

 

11:45 AM                   S. 5 - An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:30 AM                   S. 5 - An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures

TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

Melissa Bailey, Director of Efficiency and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service

James Porter, Director of Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

 

10:30 AM                   S. 21 - An act relating to establishing safety zones around occupied buildings

Bill Introduction and walk through

Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sponsor

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

 

10:45 AM                   S. 22 - An act relating to the posting of land against hunting or fishing

Bill Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Andrew Perchlik,  , Sponsor

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

 

11:00 AM                   S. 24 - An act relating to the Clean Fuels Program

Bill Introduction and walk-though

Sen. Becca White, Sponsor

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

11:30 AM                   S. 5 - An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures

Committee discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00 AM                   Overview of Electric Grid

Sarah Adams, State Policy Adviser, ISO New England

Eric Johnson, Director of External Affairs, ISO New England

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

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

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   LIHEAP

Eligibility determinations

Nicole Tousignant, Senior Policy and Operations Director, Department of Children and Families

 

10:45 AM                   S. 5 - An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures

Income eligibility guide lines to quality as low or moderate income

Sarah Phillips, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity

 

11:00 AM                   S. 5 - An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures

Further information on S.5

-points of concern

-staff budgetary issues

-data sharing

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Ed McNamara, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

8:30 AM                   Efficiency Vermont  Overview

Performance Data

Peter Walke, Director, Efficiency Vermont

 

9:30 AM                   S. 5 - An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures

Health impacts of reducing emissions

Health impacts of weatherization

Jared Ulmer, Climate & Health Program Manager, Vermont Department  of Health

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   S. 5 - An act relating to affordably meeting the mandated greenhouse gas reductions for the thermal sector through electrification, decarbonization, efficiency, and weatherization measures

Chase Whiting, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

 

11:30 AM                   Senate  Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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

 


Senate Committee on Reapportionment

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Senate Rules Committee

 

AGENDA

 

Senate Chamber and Zoom

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

8:30 A.M.

Last Updated 1/24/2023 4:24 PM

 

Unless otherwise note, all meetings are live streamed at

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3 and Zoom

January 24, 2023 - January 27, 2023

Last Updated 1/25/2023 2:07 PM

 

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                   Confirmation Hearing

Chief Jennifer Morrison, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

 

10:30 AM                   Security Briefing

Executive Session - Will not be livestreamed.

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

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9:00 AM                   Agency of Transportation Budget Overview

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

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

Wayne Gammell, Director, District Maintenance and Fleet Services Division, Agency of Transportation

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

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

Bradley Kukenberger, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Agency of Transportation Revenue and Budget Pressures FY25-FY27

Bradley Kukenberger, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Transportation

Chris Rupe, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:00 AM                   Department of Motor Vehicles Budget Overview

Wanda Minoli, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Diane Coles, Director of Finance and Logistics

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

8:30 AM                   Agency of Transportation Roadway, Paving and Traffic Programs Budget and Section 10g Report

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

 

9:30 AM                   Agency of Transportation Bridge Program and Title 19, Chapter 1, Section 10g Report: Annual Report; Transportation Program; Advancements, Cancellations, and Delays

Carolyn Cota, Structures Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

10:30 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   Agency of Transportation Public Transit Budget

Ross MacDonald, Manager, Public Transit, Agency of Transportation

 

11:30 AM                   Agency of Transportation Finance and Administration Budget

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

Brad McAvoy, Facilities Manager, Agency of Transportation

Maureen Parker, Contract Administration Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

12:00 PM                   Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 AM                   District Maintenance and Fleet Division Budget - District Maintenance & Fleet Services

Wayne Gammell, Director, District Maintenance and Fleet Services Division, Agency of Transportation

Todd Law, Deputy Division Director, District Maintenance and Fleet Division, Agency of Transportation

David Thurber, Supervisor, Fleet Operations, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM                   Northeast Kingdom Day

Presentation regarding public transit needs and challenges in the Northeast Kingdom.

Caleb Grant, Rural Community Transportation

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

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

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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