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This Week's Committee Meetings

House Ag

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/12/2017 8:10 AM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Floor

Farm taxes

Candace Morgan, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Kirby Keaton, Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes

Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Fairs & Field Days Association

 

11:30 AM

SARL meeting review

 

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

Farm taxes

Committee discussion

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Introduction

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

 

10:15 AM

Break

 

10:30 AM

Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Introductions

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

Alyson Eastman, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

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

Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Marcey Hodgdon, Business Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

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

 

1:00 PM

House Floor Convenes

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

House chamber

 

2:30 PM

Introductions

Legislative Legal Staff

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

Marie Horbar, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:45 PM

Introductions

Rural Vermont

Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont

Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Former Chair, Rural Vermont

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

Meat Inspection

 

Randy Quenneville, Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

10:15 AM

Break

 

10:30 AM

Introductions

Farm Finance providers in Vermont

Jo Bradley, Director, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Vicky Drew, State Conservationist

Brenda Frank, President and CEO, Yankee Farm Credit

David Lane, Senior Vice President, Yankee Farm Credit

Cheryl Ducharme, Business Program Director, USDA Rural Development

 

1:00 PM

House Floor Convenes

 

15  minutes after Floor

Introductions

Vermont Maple Industry

Henry Marckres, Chief of Consumer Protection, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

2:00 PM

iPad Training

 

3:00 PM

Introductions

Salvation Farms

Theresa Snow, Director, Salvation Farms

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Floor

Introductions

Dairy Update

Leon Berthiaume, General Manager, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery

Kiersten Bourgeois, Business Development and Communications Manager, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or [email protected]

 

House Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

January 9, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 8:52 AM

 

Monday, January 9, 2017

10:00 AM

No Committee Meeting

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9:30 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Overview

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Tracy O'Connell, Financial Manager, Agency of Human Services

 

11:00 AM

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

2:15 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Protection to Persons and Property

Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

Heather Duke, Business Manager, Department of Liquor Control

 

3:00 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

General Education

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education

William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

 

3:30 PM

Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

8:45 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Martha Maksym, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

9:45 AM

Global Commitment Waivers Update

Selina Hickman, Director of Health Care Operations, Compliance & Improvement, Agency of Human Services

Sarah Clarke, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

10:30 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Higher Education

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

Elaine Collins, President, Johnson State College

 

11:00 AM

iPad Training

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

Updates:

All-Payer Model

Ena Backus, Deputy Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Kate Slocum, Financial Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

2:00 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services - GMCB

Kate Slocum, Financial Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

3:00 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Single Audit Reserve; Single Audit 101

Susan Mesner, Economist, State Auditor's Office

 

3:45 PM

Committee Discussion

 

4:45 PM

Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

8:45 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services - DVHA

 

10:15 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services - DCF

 

11:45 AM

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Natural Resources

Julie Slack Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Joanna Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Steve Gomez, Business Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

2:00 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Protection to Persons and Property - Pre-trial Services

William Griffin, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services

 

2:45 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Labor

Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Chad Wawrzyniak, Director of Finance, Department of Labor

 

3:30 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Direct Applications and Reversions; Fund Transfers; Exempt Positions; Risk Management

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Emily Byrne, Director, Budget Management Division, Department of Finance & Management

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

8:45 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion

 

9:15 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services - Mental Health

 

10:00 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services - DAIL

 

10:30 AM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Human Services - Health

 

11:15 AM

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Protection to Persons & Property

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victims Services

 

2:00 PM

FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Non-budgeted Revenue Account -- BAA and Background

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

If you have questions or comments, please contact

 Theresa Utton-Jerman at 802-828-5767 or [email protected]

 

House Commerce

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/11/2017 3:10 PM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9:00 AM

iPad Training

 

9:10 AM

Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM

Legislature Convenes

 

10:30 AM

Sergeant at Arms Update

Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms

Les Dimick, Chief of Capitol Police

 

10:45 AM

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

Caucus Republicans

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

Caucus Democrats, Caucus Progressives

 

2:15 PM

Legislative Council Introductions

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:15 PM

Department of Financial Regulation

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Commerce and Community Development

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Commerce and Community Development

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Housing and Community Development

Josh Hanford, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Steve Cook, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Tourism & Marketing

Heather Pelham, Chief Marketing Officer, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

10:30 AM

Department of Labor

Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor

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

Chad Wawrzyniak, Director of Finance, Department of Labor

 

11:00 AM

Vermont Business Roundtable

Lisa Ventriss, President, Vermont Business Roundtable

 

11:20 AM

Associated Industries of Vermont

William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

 

11:40 AM

Vermont Business for Social Responsibility

Dan Barlow, Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Floor Action

 

1:30 PM

House Decorum Training

 

2:45 PM

Attorney General's Office

T.J. Donovan, Attorney General

Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

State Treasurer

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Tim Leuders-Dumont, Policy Director, Office of the State Treasurer

 

10:30 AM

Break

 

10:45 PM

Secretary of State's Office

Hon. James Condos, Secretary of State

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

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Floor Action

 

15 Minutes after Floor

Lake Champlain Chamber

Catherine Davis, Vice President for Strategy and Public Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

2:30 PM

Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Ronda Berns, Vice President of Tourism

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

 

3:00 PM

Vermont Council Rural Development

Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

Floor Action

 

10:00 AM

AFL-CIO

Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO

Jill Charbonneau, Representing

 

11:00 AM

State Workforce Development Board

Frank Cioffi, President

Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

USDA

 

2:00 PM

Agency of Education

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education

Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Liz Raddock at 802-828-2255 or [email protected]

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

Plesae be advised that all times are approximate.

 

 

House Corrections

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

January 9, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/11/2017 4:06 PM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

House Floor

 

10:30 AM

Intro to DOC

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

2:30 PM

Security Briefing

Janet Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

3:00 PM

iPad Training

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

8:30 AM

Intro to Bonding

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:15 AM

Overview of Woodside

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Jay Simons, Director, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

 

1:00 PM

House Floor

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

 

2:45 PM

Intro to state IT projects

Joint meeting with House Committee on Energy and Technology Room 11

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Darwin Thompson, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

Martha Haley, Enterprise Project Management Office Director, Dept. of Innovation and Information

Dan Smith, Community Liaison, P & C Software Services, LLC

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

10:30 AM

TBA

 

1:00 PM

TBA

 

3:45 PM

TBA

 

 

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

House Floor

 

10:30 AM

Capital Budget Review

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer

 

12:00 PM

RBA Presentation

Overview of RBA concepts and recommended facilitation questions

Drusilla Roessle, Performance Improvement Manager, Agency of Human Services

 

 

House Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 4:05 PM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

FLOOR

 

After the floor

Education Finance

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:30 AM

S. 1 - An act relating to the determination of average daily membership for the 2016–2017 school year and equalized pupil count for fiscal year 2018

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

Republican Party Caucus

 

1:00 PM

Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

 

After caucus

Education Finance

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Education Finance

William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Education

 

9:30 AM

Every Student Succeeds Act

Patrick Halladay, Education Project Manager, Agency of Education

Christopher Case, Education Project Manager, Agency of Education

 

10:30 AM

Education Quality Standards

Joshua Souliere, Assistant Director of Education Quality Reviews, Agency of Education

 

11:00 AM

Introduction

Martha Allen, President, Vermont National Education Association

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

 

11:30 AM

Introduction

Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

1:30 PM

Training Session

     Decorum training in the House Chamber

 

2:30 PM

Vermont Afterschool

Holly Morehouse, Director, Vermont Afterschool, Inc.

 

3:30 PM

Vermont State Colleges

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

Career and Technical Education

Dr. Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Department of Economic Development

Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor

Leeann Wright, Director, Northwest Technical Center (11:00 AM)

Scott Farr, Director, River Valley Technical Center (11:15 AM)

Robert Travers, Director, Center for Technology, Essex (11:30 AM) - Phone

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

After the floor

Career and Technical Education

Tricia Coates, Director of External & Governmental Affairs, Vermont State Colleges

Natalie Searle, Director of Secondary Education Initiatives, Community College of Vermont

Rosemary Distel, Associate Academic Dean, Vermont Technical College

 

2:00 PM

Vermont Principals' Association

Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals Association

 

3:00 PM

Act 46 Update

Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, Agency of Education

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

FLOOR

 

After the floor

Prekindergarten Education

Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Donarae Dawson, Director of Student Support Services, Washington West Supervisory Union

John Pandolfo, Superintendent, Barre Supervisory Union

Barbara Saunders, Co-Director, Mary Johnson Children's Center

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 20 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Marjorie Zunder at 802-828-2258 or [email protected]

 

House Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

January 9, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/11/2017 2:21 PM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9:00 AM

Committee Business

Election of Clerk and Discussion

 

10:00 AM

House Convenes

 

Right after Floor

Department of Public Service

June Tierney, Commissioner, Public Service Department

Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

12:15 PM

Republican Caucus

 

1:15 PM

Democratic and Progressive Caucus

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Energy and Telecom Overview

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor

Committee Business

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

 

 

 

2:45 PM

IT Discussion

Joint Meeting with House Corrections and Institutions - Rm 11

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer

Darwin Thompson, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

Martha Haley, Enterprise Project Management Office Director, Dept. of Innovation and Information

Dan Smith, Community Liaison, P & C Software Services, LLC

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

10:00 AM

Public Service Board

Overview

Margaret Cheney, Public Service Board

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor

Committee Business

 

3:00 PM

IT Training for the Committee

Ipad Training

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor

Committee Business

 

11:15 AM

Sergeant at Arms Update

Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Faith Brown at 802-828-2263 or [email protected]

 

 

House General/Housing

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/17/2017 10:02 AM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

Roadmap to End Homelessness

Presentation and Review of Report

Room 10

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

Angus Chaney, Director of Housing, Agency of Human Services

Larry Oaks, Director, CSH New England, Corporation of Supportive Housing

Liz Genge, Director of Property & Asset Management, Downstreet Housing and Community Development

Sarah Phillips, Chief Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Vermont National Guard

Overview and Scope of Mission; Overseas Report

Maj Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard

 

10:45 AM

Vermont Department of Liquor Control

Overview and Scope of Activities

Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

House Floor

 

-

Decorum Training

 

15 min. after Floor

Home Sharing in Vermont

Kirby Dunn, Executive Director, HomeShare Vermont

Christina Goodwin, Executive  Director, HomeShare Now Vermont

 

3:15 PM

IT Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

Jeffrey Schumann, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

Security Update and Discussion

Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

10:00 AM

H. 3 - An act relating to burial depth in cemeteries

Rep. Janet Ancel, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jennifer Whitman, Calais Cemetery Commission

Michelle Acciavatti, End of Life Specialist

 

10:45 AM

Department of Liquor Control

Title VII Work-in-Progress

 

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor

Department of Children and Families

Overview and Priorities for 2017-2018

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Phillips, Chief Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families

Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

-

Department of Liquor Control

Title VII Work-in-Progress

 

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor

Committee Discussion

Room 10

Sara Kobylenski , Executive Director, Upper Valley Haven

Elizabeth Ready, Executive Director, John Graham Shelter

Mark Redmond, Executive Director, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burling ton, VT

Jason Williams, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, University of Vermont Medical Center

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Department of Liquor Control

Title VII Work-in-Progress

 

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild at 802-828-3359 or [email protected]

 

House Gov Ops

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/10/2017 12:44 PM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

FLOOR

 

10 minutes after adjournment

Committee Discussion

 

11:00 AM

Media Informational Meeting

Digital media

Anne Galloway, Reporter, VT Digger

 

11:20 AM

Media Informational Meeting

Radio and television

Rep. James Condon, House Ways & Means Committee

 

11:40 AM

Media Informational Meeting

Print media

Michael Donoghue, Reporter, Press Association

 

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

Results Based Accountability Presentation

RBA and Government Accountability Committee Report

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Secretary of State's Office

Overview; elections, OPR, VSARA

Hon. James Condos, Secretary of State

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

Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

Tanya Marshall, Records Analyst, VT State Archives & Records Administration

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

 

2:30 PM

Vermont League of Cities & Towns

Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Maura Carroll, Executive  Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

3:00 PM

I-pad Training

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

David Hilton, Information Technology Specialist

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

Informational Meeting

American Civil Liberties Union

Jay Diaz, Legislative Liason/Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Vermont

 

10:00 AM

Vermont Police Academy/Criminal Justice Training Council

Overview

Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director of Fire Management, Department of Public Safety

Peter Lynch, Chief of Training, Department of Public Safety

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

2:00 PM

State Treasurer's Office

Overview

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Laurie Lamphere, Director, Retirement Division, Treasurer's Office

Al LaPearl, Director, Unclaimed Property

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:00 AM

Security Briefing

Updates on security measures

Janet Miller, Sergeant-At-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

9:30 AM

FLOOR

 

10 minutes after Floor Adjourns

Committee Discussion

 

11:00 AM

Informational Meeting

State Democratic, Republican and Progressive Parties

Conor Casey, Director, Democratic Party

Jeff Bartley, Director, Vermont Republican Party

Josh Wronski, Director, Vermont Progressive Party

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Informational Meeting

Introduction and overview of legislative issues

Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Martha Allen, President, Vermont National Education Association

Colin Robinson, Political Organizer, Vermont National Education Association

 

1:20 PM

Informational Meeting

Introductions and overview of legislative issues

Nancy Lynch, Legislative Director, VSEA

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

1:40 PM

Informational Meeting

Introduction and overview of legislative issues

Mike O'Neil, President, VT Troopers Association

 

2:30 PM

Tour of OPR office, City Center

Colin Benjamin, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Denise Diehl at 802-828-2267 or [email protected]

 

House Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/12/2017 3:35 PM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

FLOOR

 

10:30 AM

Health Care 101

Introduction to Health Care.

10:30 or 15 minutes after Floor adjourns

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

Health Care 101

Introduction, continued

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Health Care Reform

History of Health Care Reform; discussion

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM

Committee Discussion

Introduction to 4th Floor, room, projector, chairs, storage, etc.

Loring Starr, Committee Staff, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM

Security Briefing

Janet Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

House Chamber

 

3:00 PM

Green Mountain Care Board

Overview of GMCB

Susan Barrett, JD, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

4:00 PM

Department of Vermont Health Access

Overview of work of DVHA

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Lori Collins, Director, Policy, Fiscal and Support Services, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

Vermont Health Benefits Exchange

Overview of the Exchange (Vermont Health Connect)

Cassandra Gekas, Director of Operations, Vermont Health Connect

 

10:00 AM

iPad Training

Update, new iPads and functions

 

11:00 AM

Department of Mental Health

Introduction and overview

Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Emma Harrigan, Quality Management Director, Department of Mental Health

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

2:00 PM

Accountable Care Organizations

Introduction and overview

Kate Simmons, Director, Community Health Accountable Care LLC (CHAC)

Martita Giard, Director, ACO Programs strategy and Development, OneCare Vermont

 

3:00 PM

Health Care Advocate

Introduction and update, Office of the Health Care Advocate

Michael Fisher, Vermont Health Care Advocate, Office of Health Care Advocate, Vt. Legal Aid

Kaili Kuiper, Attorney, Office of Health Care Advocate, Vt. Legal Aid

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

FLOOR

 

10:00 AM

Medicaid Overview

10:00 or 15 minutes after Floor adjourns; will end at 11:00 AM.

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Lindsay Parker, Health Access Policy and Planning Chief, Agency of Human Services

 

11:00 AM

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Health Care Legislation

Legislation from the last Biennium, overview

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM

Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Loring Starr at 802-828-2264 or [email protected]

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring three hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

 

House Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/12/2017 10:42 AM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Families & Children (DCF)

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Families & Children: Child Development Division

Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children & Families

 

5:00 PM

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

8:45 AM

HomeShare Vermont

Kirby Dunn, Executive Director, HomeShare Vermont

Christina Goodwin, HomeShare Now Vermont

 

9:15 AM

Overview

Department of Health:  Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner,  Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

10:00 AM

Overview

Department of Health: Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program

Department of Vermont Health Access: Substance Abuse Services

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

Aaron French, Deputy Commissioner,  Health Services and Managed Care, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

House Floor

 

2:30 PM

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living  (DAIL)

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

Clayton Clark, Director, Division for Licensing and Protection

Megan Tierney-Ward, Adult Services Director, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM

iPad Training

 

11:15 AM

Security Update

Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Children & Families:

Family Services Division

Karen Shea, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Children & Families: Economic Services Division

Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Overview

Agency of Human Services: Department for Children & Families: Economic Services Division continued

 

Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner, Economic Services Division, Department for Children and Families

 

2:00 PM

Committee Discussion

 

3:00 PM

Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker 828-2265 or [email protected]

 

House Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 7:53 AM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9:00 AM

Judicial Branch and RBA

Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court

Honorable John A. Dooley, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court

Honorable Marilyn S. Skoglund, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court

Honorable Beth Robinson, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court

Honorable Harold E. Eaton, Jr., Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court

 

10:00 AM

House Convenes

 

After Floor

Judicial Branch and RBA

Patricia Gabel, State Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

 

12:00 PM

Party Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

Justice System and RBA

Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

 

3:30 PM

Green Book Training

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Justice System and RBA

David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County

 

10:30 AM

Break

 

10:45 AM

Justice System and RBA

Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier

 

11:30 AM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

House Convenes

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

House Floor

 

2:45 PM

Justice System and RBA

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

 

3:15 PM

Break

 

3:30 PM

Justice System and RBA

T.J. Donovan, Attorney General

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

Justice System and RBA

Robert Sand, Vermont Law School

 

9:45 AM

Break

 

10:00 AM

Justice System and RBA

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

 

11:00 AM

Justice System and RBA

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

 

11:30 AM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

House Convenes

 

1:30 PM

Justice System and RBA

Thomas Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

 

2:15 PM

Justice System and RBA

 Karen Gennette Esq., Programs Manager, Crime Research Group

Robin Weber, Senior Research Associate, Crime Research Group

 

3:00 PM

Break

 

3:15 PM

iPad Training

1 hour

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

House Convenes

 

15 min after floor

Justice System and RBA

Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion

Susan Cherry, Executive  Director, The Community Restorative Justice Center

 

11:30 AM

Lunch

 

1:30 PM

Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Shannyn Morse at 802-828-2257 or [email protected]

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

 

 

House Fish & Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 8:10 AM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

House Floor

 

After Floor

Act 64 of 2015- Clean Water Fund

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

 

12:00 PM

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

Introductions

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Peter Walke, Deputy Commisioner, Agency of Natural Resources

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

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

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Stormwater Manual Changes

Department of Environmental Conservation Watershed Programs

Peter LaFlamme, Director, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

10:00 AM

iPad Training

 

11:00 AM

Act 250

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

House Floor

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

 

2:45 PM

DEC Reports

 Biennial Solid Waste Report

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

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

DEC Reports

Corridor, Flood Plain, & Shoreline Protection Programs

Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

Perry Thomas, Lakes Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

10:00 AM

DEC Reports

Tactical Basin Planning Report

Neil Kamman, Manager, Monitoring, Assessment & Planning, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

11:00 AM

Ecosystems Restoration Program

Kari Dolan, Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

House Floor

 

2:30 PM

Informational Meeting

Air Pollution, RGGI

Heidi Hales, Air & Climate Director, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

3:30 PM

Results Based Accountability Presentation

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

House Floor

 

15 Minutes After Floor

H. 19 - An act relating to notice for local development review

Introduction by the sponsor

Rep. Valerie A. Stuart

 

10:30 AM

H. 39 - An act relating to the threshold for operational stormwater permits

INVITED

Rep. Amy Sheldon

 

11:00 AM

iPad Training

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

Informational Meeting

Brownfields, toxics, (TSCA) and solid waste

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

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Laura Bozarth at 802-828-2266 or [email protected]

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

 

House Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 12:11 PM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:00 AM

House Floor

 

12:00 PM

Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM

Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:00 PM

Committee Discussion and Planning

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:30 AM

CDL Licensing

Roland Bellavance, President, Vermont Truck and Bus Association

 

10:00 AM

DMV Update

Department Update;  Hand-held Inspections

Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Colonel Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

Jennifer Pittsley, Project Manager, Department of Motor Vehicles

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

Colonel Jake Elovirta, Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

1:00 PM

House Floor

 

1:15 PM

Decorum Training

House Chamber

 

2:30 PM

VTrans Agency Overview and Budget Adjustment

Overview 2:30 to 4:30 PM

Joe Flynn, Secretary of Transportation, Agency of Transportation

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

Kevin Marshia, Chief Engineer and Director of Highway Division, Agency of Transportation

Lenny Leblanc, Acting Director of Finance and Administration Division, Agency of Transportation

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 AM

VTrans Strategic Plan and Results-Based Accountability

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

 

9:30 AM

Agency of Transportation Bureau Overviews

Bureau Overviews 9:30 to 11:30 AM

 

-

Policy, Planning & Research Bureau

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

 

-

Office of Highway Safety & Safety Alliance Update

Kevin Marshia, Chief Engineer and Director of Highway Division, Agency of Transportation

Bruce Nyquist, Office of Highway Safety Director, Agency of Transportation

Glen Button, Enforcement and Safety Division Director, Highway Safety Alliance

 

-

Asset Management & Performance Bureau

Kevin Viani, Deputy Chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation

Chad Allen, Director of Asset Management & Performance Bureau, Agency of Transportation

 

-

Project Delivery Bureau

Ken Robie, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

-

Construction & Materials Bureau

David Hoyne, Construction & Materials Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

-

Municipal Assistance Bureau

Sue Scribner, Municipal Assistance Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

-

Maintenance & Operations Bureau

Scott Rogers, Maintenance and Operations Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

1:00 PM

House Floor

 

1:30 PM

Agency of Transportation Program Overviews

Presentations 1:30 to 3:30 PM

 

-

Agency of Transportation Bureau Overviews

District Organization/ Maintenance Challenges with District Personnel

Scott Rogers, Maintenance and Operations Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

Jerold Kinney, Transportation Area Maintenance Supervisor, District 4  Randolph Garage

Nicole Pierpont, Apprentice Maintenance Worker, Agency of Transportation

Brian Roberts, Transportation Area Maintenance Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

Tess Kennedy, Lobbyist, Associated General Contractors of Vermont

Wayne Gammell, Deputy Director of Maintenance & Operations Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Roy Willey, Area Maintenance Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

Bill Sargent, Bridge Crew Manager, Agency of Transportation

Ernie Patnoe, General Manager, District 8 St Albans

David Blackmore, District Transportation Administrator, Agency of Transportation

 

3:30 PM

MOB- VTrans Training Center

Presentations 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Workforce Recruitment, Development & Retention

Scott Rogers, Maintenance and Operations Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

Christine Hetzel, VTrans Training Center Manager, Agency of Transportation

Lori Valburn, Civil Rights & Labor Compliance Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

9:30 AM

House Floor

 

10:30 AM

Security Update

Janet Miller, Sergeant at Arms

 

11:00 AM

iPad Training

Jeffrey Schumann, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 12 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Barbara Dall at 802-828-2262 or [email protected]

 

House Ways & Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

January 10, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 12:09 PM

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9:00 AM

Updates

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

Introductions and Updates

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

Caucus

 

2:15 PM

Updates

Continued

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

4:30 PM

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

8:45 AM

Education Funding

Education Fund Balance Sheet

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:45 AM

Common Level of Appraisal Study Committee Report

Doug Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

 

11:00 AM

Education Income Tax Study

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

1:30 PM

Decorum Training

 

2:30 PM

Act 46

Implementation of Act 46 to date

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Donna Russo-Savage, Legal Counsel, Agency of Education

 

3:30 PM

Education Finance

Report on the Impact of House Bill No. 846 of 2016

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Rep. Scott Beck, St. Johnsbury, VT

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

8:45 AM

Health Care

Overview

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:00 AM

Current Use

Doug Farnham, Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

Introduction

Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

 

1:40 AM

Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustment

Overview

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

 

2:15 PM

Remote Sales Tax Update

Max Behlke, National Conference of State Legislatures

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

8:45 AM

Taxpayer Advocate

Introduction & Report

Jeffrey Dooley, Taxpayer Advocate, Department of Taxes

 

9:30 AM

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

iPad Training

 

10:45 AM

Vermont Employee Growth Incentive (VEGI)

Technical Working Group Report

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Kenneth Jones, Economic Research Analyst, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Rebecca Sameroff, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes

Mathew Barewicz, Chief, Labor Market and Information, Vermont Department of Labor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Sorsha Anderson at 802-828-2250 or [email protected]

 

Senate Ag

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/17/2017 9:02 AM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM

Floor Convenes

 

10:00 AM

Federal Agriculture Issues

Tom Berry, Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Sen. Patrick Leahy

Jenny Nelson, Agriculture Policy Advisor for Sen. Sanders

Ryan McLaren, Agriculture Policy Advisor for Rep. Welch, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

11:30 AM

Introductions

Green Mountain Dairy Farmers Cooperative Federation

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Congressman Peter Welch

Room 10, all Senators.

 

9:15 AM

S. 9 - An act relating to the preparation of poultry products

Randy Quenneville, Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

9:45 AM

Break

 

10:00 AM

Farm to Plate Report

Room 10

Joint hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM

Field Trip

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM

Introductions

UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Thomas Vogelmann, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Linda Berlin, Director, Center for Sustainable Agriculture

 

10:00 AM

Treasurer's Update

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Alyssa Schuren, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the State Treasurer

 

11:15 AM

Break

 

11:30 AM

Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or [email protected]

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

 

Senate Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

January 16, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 12:55 PM

 

Monday, January 16, 2017

1:30 PM

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1:30 PM

FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Vermont Veterans' Home

Melissa Jackson, Administrator, Vermont Veteran's Home

 

2:15 PM

FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department of Vermont Health Access

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Carrie Hathaway, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

3:00 PM

Break

 

3:30 PM

FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department for Children and Families

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Brian Evans, Chief Fiscal Officer, Department for Children and Families

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1:30 PM

Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

(Joint Senate Appropriations, Finance and Institutions Committees)

Room 10

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

 

3:00 PM

Break

 

3:30 PM

FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Vermont State Colleges

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

Tricia Coates, Director of External & Governmental Affairs, Vermont State Colleges

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:30 PM

To Be Scheduled

 

1:45 PM

Revenue Update

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

 

2:30 PM

FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department of Corrections/Attorney General

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

William Griffin, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Willa Farrell, Director, Court Diversion and Pre Trial Services

 

3:00 PM

FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

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

Camille George, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

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

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

1:00 PM

FY2017 Governor’s Proposed Budget Adjustment

Agency of Natural Resources

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Joanna Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

 

 

Senate Housing

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/17/2017 12:36 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM

Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM

Workforce Education and Training Report

Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor

 

10:45 AM

Main Street Alliance of Vermont

Overview & Legislative Priorities

Lindsay DesLauriers, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Main Street Alliance of VT

Ashley Moore, Community and Business Relations Manager, Main Street Alliance of VT

 

11:00 AM

Committee Discussion - Priorities

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

9:00 AM

Roadmap to End Homelessness

Angus Chaney, Director of Housing, Agency of Human Services

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

Larry Oaks, Director, CSH New England, Corporation of Supportive Housing

 

10:00 AM

Working Plan for the New Agency Formation

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Commerce and Community Development

Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Commerce and Community Development

 

11:00 AM

Community Action Agencies

Tom Donahue, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action in Southwestern Vermont (BROC)

Michael Patch, St. George, MBDP & Financial Capability Services Participant, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

Shelly  Faris, IDA, Financial Capability and Workforce Training in Corrections and Reach Up Transitional Training, Community Action in Southwestern Vermont (BROC)

Denise Mason, Economic Programming, Southeastern VT Community Action

Steve Geller, Executive  Director, SEVCA

Jan Demers, Executive  Director, CVOEO

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

10:00 AM

Committee Field Trip

Vermont Farm and Food Center, West Street, Rutland

Trip taken jointly with Senate Agriculture

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM

Cross Border Study

Also VEGI Technical Working Group Review

 

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

 

9:45 AM

Affordable Housing and Homelessness Priorities

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

10:15 AM

15  Minute Break

 

10:30 AM

Vermont Futures Project

William Shouldice, Chair, Vermont Futures Project

Jeff Lewis, Research Team, Vermont Futures Project

Jennifer Stromsten, Research Team, Vermont Futures Project

 

11:30 AM

Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen 828-3803 or [email protected]

 

Senate Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/17/2017 11:58 AM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1:00 PM

S. 1 - An act relating to the determination of average daily membership for the 2016–2017 school year and equalized pupil count for fiscal year 2018

Possible mark-up and vote

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:30 PM

S. 18 - An act relating to freedom of expression for students

Introduction of Bill by sponsor, walk-through and testimony

 Jeanette K. White, Senate Committee on Judiciary - Invited

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Chris Evans, Assistant Director for Student Media, University of Vermont, Student Life

Kelsey Neubauer, Student Editor-in-Chief, The Vermont Cynic, UVM

Jake Bucci, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School

Alexandre Silberman, Student Editor, The Register, Burlington High School

 

3:00 AM

iPad Training

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

 

4:00 PM

Security Training

Janet Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

1:00 PM

Senate Floor

 

15 min after Floor

Rule-making Authority of the State Board of Education and Proposed Rules

Witnesses TBA

 

2:00 PM

Act 46

Walk-through

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM

Act 46

Nicole Mace, Executive  Director, Vermont School Boards' Association

 

3:45 PM

Rule-making Authority of the State Board of Education and Proposed Rules

 

4:30 PM

Committee discussion re: findings and impressions

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:30 PM

Introduction to Vermont's private colleges

Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges - Invited

 

2:00 PM

Rule-making Authority of the State Board of Education and Proposed Rules

Ben Kinsley, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont Prosperity

Robert Treat - Phone

 

4:00 PM

Committee discussion re: findings and impressions

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

1:00 PM

Committee  in field (Central Vermont)

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Jeannie Lowell at 802-828-3805 or [email protected]

 

Senate Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/17/2017 7:52 AM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1:30 PM

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

Brief Overview

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative , VPPSA

 

2:30 PM

Fairpoint Communications

Brief Overview

Beth Fastiggi, President, Fairpoint Communications

Jeff Austin, Director of Government Relations, Fairpoint Communications

 

3:00 PM

S. 2 - An act relating to information sharing by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Emily Kisicki, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington D.C

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

3:00 PM

Bi-State Primary Care Association

Brief Overview

Sharon Winn, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

3:30 PM

Department of Public Service

Brief Overview

< None > June Tierney, Commissioner, Public Service Department

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

3:30 PM

Independent Telephone Companies

Brief Overview

Roger Nishi, Vice President for Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Andrew Grenier at 802-828-2253 or [email protected]

 

Senate Ops

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/17/2017 12:38 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1:00 PM

S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

1:30 PM

S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

2:00 PM

IT Training

 

3:00 PM

15  Minute Break

 

3:15 PM

S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

David Coates

 

3:45 PM

S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

Ethan Wilson, Center for Ethics in Government, National Council of State Legislators - Phone

 

4:30 PM

Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1:00 PM

Contracts 101: State Procurement Procedures

Debbie Damore, Purchasing and Contracting Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

 

2:15 PM

Econometric  Model

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

2:45 PM

15  Minute Break

 

3:00 PM

Law Enforcement

Witnesses to be announced

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:00 PM

Governor's Accountability Report

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Agency of Administration

 

2:00 PM

S. 13 - An act relating to fees and costs allowed at a tax sale

Sebastian Arduengo, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM

Constitutional Convention

 

3:00 PM

15  Minute Break

 

3:15 PM

Election Issues

James Condos, Secretary of State

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

1:00 PM

S. 17 - An act relating to the qualifications of candidates for Adjutant and Inspector General

Markup & Vote

 

1:30 PM

S. 8 - An act relating to establishing the State Ethics Commission and standards of governmental ethical conduct

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen 828-2272 or [email protected]

 

Senate Health

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/17/2017 12:09 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

 

After the floor

Mental Health Advocate Update

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project

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

 

10:30 AM

Health Insurance Regulation

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Phil Keller, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Emily Brown, Insurance Rates & Forms Assistant Director, Department of Financial Regulation

 

11:15 AM

Updates and Priorities

Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society

Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman

 

9:30 AM

Bi-State Primary Care Association

Sharon Winn, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

10:00 AM

Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group

 

11:00 AM

Vermont Health Connect

Response to Report

Cory Gustafson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Cassandra Madison, Director of Operations, Vermont Health Connect

Michael Fisher, Vermont Health Care Advocate, Office of Health Care Advocate, Vt. Legal Aid

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

Dawn Schneiderman, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

 

12:00 PM

Lunch

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM

Green Mountain Care Board

Review charge

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:10 AM

Green Mountain Care Board

Update

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:15 AM

Review List of Reports Due to Committee

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:45 AM

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

Adjourn

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Update and Confirmation Interview

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

 

9:30 AM

S. 14 - An act relating to expanding the Vermont Practitioner Recovery Network

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM

Introduction

Meet and Greet, Vision and Issues

MaryKate Mohlman, Director of Health Reform, Agency of Administration

 

11:00 AM

iPad Training

Brandon Dyer, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM

Senate Convenes

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Chrissy Gilhuly 828-2299 or [email protected]

 

Senate Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/16/2017 4:13 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM

Security Training

With the Sergeant at Arms

 

2:00 PM

Break

 

2:30 PM

Capital Bill

Review of  Language from 2016

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM

Committee Discussion

 

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM

Recommendations for the Future of Vermont Health Connect

Senate Institutions, Senate Finance, Senate Appropriations

Room 10

                                               

 

John Schaeffer, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

Don VanSlochem, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

David Weiher, Strategic Solutions Group, LLC

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM

Update

Status of projects from the 2016 Capital Bill

Commissioner Chris Cole, Buildings and General Services

 

3:00 PM

Overview and Introduction

Department of Corrections

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

11:30 AM

Senate Convenes

 

1:00 PM

Ipad Training

Kevin Moore, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Heather Calderwood at 802-828-2352 or [email protected]

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 8 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

 

 

Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/17/2017 8:32 AM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM

Senate Floor

 

10:15 AM

S. 5 - An act relating to plea agreements

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office

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

 

10:45 AM

Electronic Monitoring

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Court Administrator's Office

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

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Bill Bohnyak, Sheriff, Vermont Sheriffs Association - Invited

 

12:00 PM

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

 Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

8:45 AM

S. 3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Walk Thru

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Richard Cassidy, Esq., Rich Cassidy Law

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project - Invited

Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services

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

 

10:00 AM

Break

 

10:30 AM

S. 3 - An act relating to mental health professionals’ duty to warn

Wilda White, Executive  Director, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Jessa Barnard, Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society

Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health Services

 

12:00 PM

Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:30 AM

Loopholes in Vermont Sex Abuse Laws

Boston Globe Spotlight Report

Room11

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Karen Vastine, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

10:00 AM

Break

 

10:30 AM

Loopholes in Vermont Sex Abuse Laws

Mill Moore, Executive Director, Vermont Independent Schools Association

Captain Clare O'Shaughnessy, Attorney, Agency of Education

 

12:00 PM

Adjourn

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 AM

S. 12 - An act relating to increasing the maximum prison sentence for first, second, and subsequent offenses of aggravated animal cruelty

Walk thru

Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Robert Starr, Senate Committee on Agriculture

Regan Howard

Rory Thibault, Chief Deputy State's Attorney

 

10:15 AM

Break

 

10:30 AM

Meeting with Sargent at Arms

 

10:45 AM

iPad Training

 

11:30 AM

Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Peggy Delaney at 802-828-2278 or [email protected]

 

Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

January 17, 2017 - January 20, 2017

Last Updated 1/13/2017 5:44 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

 

10:00 AM

Net-Metering

Overview of Act 99 of 2014

 

10:30 AM

Net-Metering

Status of the Public Service Board Rule

Jake Marren, Staff Attorney, Public Service Board

 

11:30 AM

Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:30 AM

To Be Determined

 

1:00 PM

Senate Convenes

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

8:30 AM

To Be Determined

 

11:30 AM

Senate Convenes

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Heather Calderwood at 802-828-2352 or [email protected]

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

 

Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

January 15, 2017 - January 21, 2017

Last Updated 1/16/2017 12:41 PM

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:30 AM

Senate Convenes

 

10:00 AM

Vermont League of Cities & Towns update

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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

 

11:00 AM

Revenue Update

Neil Schickner, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:15 AM

Legislative Update from Washington, DC

Room 10

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, Vermont

 

9:00 AM

Maintenance and Operations Bureau Program Overview

District organization / maintenance challenges with district personnel

Scott Rogers, Maintenance and Operations Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

Wayne Gammell, Deputy Director of Maintenance & Operations Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Ernie Patnoe, General Manager, District 8 St Albans

Nicole Pierpont, Apprentice Maintenance Worker, Agency of Transportation

Jerold Kinney, Transportation Area Maintenance Supervisor, District 4  Randolph Garage

Roy Willey, Area Maintenance Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

Bill Sargent, Bridge Crew Manager, Agency of Transportation

Brian Roberts, Transportation Area Maintenance Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

David Blackmore, District Transportation Administrator, Agency of Transportation

 

11:00 AM

Maintenance and Operations Bureau Program Overview

VTrans Training Center

Workforce recruitment development and retention

Scott Rogers, Maintenance and Operations Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

Christine Hetzel, VTrans Training Center Manager, Agency of Transportation

Lori Valburn, Civil Rights & Labor Compliance Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 AM

Maintenance & Operations Bureau Program Overview

Central Garage / TSMO / Town Grant Programs

Ken Valentine, Central Garage Supervisor, Agency of Transportation

Alec Portalupi, Technical Services Manager, Agency of Transportation

Josh Schultz, Project Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM

Local Motion update

Emily Boedecker, Executive Director, Local Motion

Jason Van Driesche, Director of Advocacy & Education

 

11:00 AM

Fleet Funding Initiative

Col.  Matt Birmingham, Dir, Vermont State Police

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

9:00 AM

Project Delivery Bureau Program Overview

On time delivery - Production

Kevin Marshia, Chief Engineer and Director of Highway Division, Agency of Transportation

Ken Robie, Project Delivery Bureau Director, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM

Aid to towns

also annual reports review and DMV Miscellaneous bill

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel and Records Officer, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM

Project Delivery Bureau Program Overview

Utilities in ROW, Education on State of Practice

Robert White, Right of Way Chief, Agency of Transportation

 

11:30 AM

Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ken Feld at 802-828-2254 or [email protected]

 

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