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This Week's Committee Meetings

House Ag

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 11:54 AM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor Convenes

 

11:00 AM

         

Conservation Districts

Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

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

Jean Bartlett, Manager, Franklin County NRCD, Conservation Planner, VT Association of Conservation Districts

Sarah Damsell, Manager, Orleans County NRCD

Dexter Randall, Supervisor, Orleans County NRCD

Peggy Ainsworth, Supervisor, White River NRCD

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

H. 76 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Committee discussion

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

 

3:30 PM

         

H. 177 - An act relating to the moisture content of firewood sold in Vermont

Introduction of bill by sponsor

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor of Bill

 

3:45 PM

         

H. 188 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for animal cruelty

Introduction of bill by sponsor

Rep. Kurt Wright, Sponsor of Bill

 

4:00 PM

         

H. 212 - An act relating to increasing the penalties for killing a law enforcement dog

Introduction of bill by sponsor

Rep. Benjamin Jickling, Sponsor of Bill

 

4:15 PM

         

H. 204 - An act relating to standards for the care of domestic pets

introduction of bill by sponsor

Rep. Tommy Walz, Sponsor of Bill

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Animal Health

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

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

Heather Darby,  Agronomic and Soils Specialist, UVM Extension

Roger Rainville, Farmer, Watershed Alliance

 

1:15 PM

         

House Floor Convenes

Convenes 15 minutes later than usual

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

TBD

 

2:30 PM

         

Introduction

Chuck Ross, Director, University of Vermont Extension

 

3:30 PM

         

UVM Extension Reception

State House Cafeteria

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Local Food

Food Hubs

Greg Cox, President, Board of Directors, Vermont Farmers Food Center, Rutland, Vermont

 

10:15 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College.

House Chamber

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

TBD

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

TBD

 

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.

 

 

House Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

February 13, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/10/2017 7:27 AM

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

6:00 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Joint House and Senate Community-Based Public Hearings

For information copy and paste the below link into your browser or go to the the Committee's website: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/House%20Appropriations/Highlights/Community-Based%20Public%20Hearings%20--%20FY2018%20State%20Budget.pdf

 

7:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:30 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General

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

Diane Ford, Business Manager, Attorney General's Office

 

10:30 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Peter Walke, Deputy Commissioner, Agency of Natural Resources

Steve Chadwick, Director of Management, Agency of Natural Resources

 

11:15 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

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

Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

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

 

12:00 PM

         

Recess for Break

 

2:15 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Protection to Persons & Property

Thomas Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

JoaAnne Chadwick, Director of Administration, Department of Public Safety

Rick Hallenbeck, Deputy Director, Department of Public Safety

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Higher Education

Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont

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

 

11:00 AM

         

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

         

Recess for Break

 

1:15 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Protection to Persons & Property

Maj Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard

Kenn Gregg, Financial Manager, Vermont National Guard

 

2:30 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Commerce

Benjamin Cadwallader, Executive Director, Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Stephen Perkins, Executive Director, Vermont Historical Society (3:00 PM)

Peter Gilbert, Executive Director, Vermont Humanities Council (3:30 PM)

Alex Aldrich, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council (4:00 PM)

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

8:30 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

 

9:30 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Higher Education

Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

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

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

POSSIBLE -- Not confirmed

 

12:00 PM

         

Recess for Break

 

1:15 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Protection to Persons & Property

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

David Cameron, Business Manager, Department of Financial Regulation

 

2:15 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

General Government

David Zuckerman, Vermont Lieutenant Governor

Megan Polyte, Vermont Lieutenant Governor's Office

 

3:00 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Protection to Persons & Property

Barb Neal, Executive Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

 

3:45 PM

         

Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

6:00 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Public Hearing - Room 11, State House

 

7:00 PM

         

Adjourn Public Hearing

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

8:30 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Higher Education

Scott Giles, President and CEO, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

9:30 AM

         

Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Natural Resources

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Steve Gomez, Business Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

11:00 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Natural Resources

Joanna Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tracy LaFrance, Financial Administrator, Department of Environmental Conservation

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Counsel for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

12:00 PM

         

Recess for Break

 

1:15 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Natural Resources

Kimberley Lashua, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

2:00 PM

         

Committee Discussion

 

3:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

If you have questions or comments, please contact

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

 

House Commerce

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

February 7, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Last Updated 2/8/2017 12:41 PM

 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 143 - An act relating to automobile insurance requirements and transportation network companies

Kevin Gaffney, Insurance Analyst, Department of Financial Regulation - Phone

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Uber

 

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

H. 143 - An act relating to automobile insurance requirements and transportation network companies

Committee discussion and possible vote

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

11:45 a.m., CCV Main Campus for lunch and ceremony

 

2:15 PM

         

H. 143 - An act relating to automobile insurance requirements and transportation network companies

Discussion and vote if needed

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) and State Farm

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Uber

John Hollar, American Insurance Association

Maria Royle, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Enterprise Holdings

 

3:00 PM

         

H. 35 - An act relating to adopting the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

Discussion and possible vote

Jennifer Emons-Butler, Vermont Bar Association

 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Ethics Training

House Chamber

 

10:00 AM

         

H. 142 - An act relating to life insurance policies and the Vermont Uniform Securities Act

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

11:00 AM

         

H. 182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

Cynthia Stuart, Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation

Steve Knudson, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

After Floor

         

H. 182 - An act relating to certain businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation

Committee discussion continued

Cynthia Stuart, Deputy Commissioner of Banking, Department of Financial Regulation

Steve Knudson, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

 

5:00 PM

         

Vermont Business for Social Responsibility Legislative Reception at The Montpelier Room, Capitol Plaza, 100 Main St., Montpelier

 

Thursday, February 09, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Economic Development outside Chittenden County

Sara Gilbert, President, Young Rutland Professionals

 

10:00 AM

         

Workforce Development

Sarah Emery, Future Business Leaders of America

Ashley Morrill , President, Vermont Future Business Leaders of America, Lake Region Union High School

Hannah Dambach, Secretary, Vermont Future Leaders of America, St. Johnsbury Academy

Damon Hamrell, Reporter, Vermont Future Business Leaders of America, Champlain Valley Union High School

Janet Donahue Davis, Executive  Director, SkillsUSA Vermont and Assistant Director of Adult and Continuing Education

 

11:00 AM

         

Economic Development outside Chittenden County (Cont.)

Adam Grinold, Executive  Director, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

Bob Flint, Chair, Springfield Regional Development Corporation

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

After Floor

         

Economic Development outside Chittenden County

David Snedeker, Executive  Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association

Jon Freeman, President, Northern Community Investment Corporation

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

9:00 AM

         

iPad Training

 

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

After Floor

         

Economic Development outside Chittenden County

Robin Morris, Coordinator, Mad River Food Hub

Charlie Van Winkle, Chief Operations Officer, Northern Reliability

Gretchen  Havreluk, Economic Development Consultant, Town of Wilmington

John Mandeville, Lamoille Economic Development Corporation

Jim Black, Chair, Department of Business and Economics, Johnson State College

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

John Ryan, VT Agriculture Development Program Director

 

2:00 PM

         

Economic Development outside Chittenden County

Lynn Coale, Director, Hannaford Career Center, Co-chair, Addison County Workforce Development Board

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Brattleboro

 

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 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 Corrections

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

February 13, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 1:26 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

10:45 AM

         

Clean Water Fund

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

 

11:10 AM

         

Funding Streams for Clean Water Initiatives

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer

 

2:15 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Statewide Physical Security Enhancements

Paul McManus, Safety and Security Director, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

3:15 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Vermont State Colleges, Long Term Strategic for the most Effective use of Capital Funds

Stephen Wisloski, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont State Colleges

 

3:45 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Fish and Wildlife: General Infrastructure Projects, Conservation Camps and Shooting Ranges, Hatchery Improvements, Wildlife Management Area Infrastructure, Fishing Access Areas

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Steve Gomez, Business Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 150 - An act relating to parole eligibility

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM

         

H. 123 - An act relating to the process for furlough revocation

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM

         

Department of Corrections

Facilities Report

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

2:00 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Vermont Rural Fire Protection, Dry Hydrant Program

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

Troy Dare, Engineer Technician, Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force

Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Tom MaClay, Chairman, Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force

 

2:30 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

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

Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

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

 

3:30 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

State Share of Federal Superfund

Chuck Schwer, Waste Management and Prevention Division Director, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

4:00 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

133 State St

111 State St

109 State st

Sandra Vitzthum, Project Manager II, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

8:30 AM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Roxbury Hatchery

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Steve Gomez, Business Manager, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Adam Miller, Fish Culture Operations Chief, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Peter Hack, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

9:30 AM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Bill Laferriere, Director of Property Services, Department of Buildings & General Services

Jennifer Fitch, Principal Assistant, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

11:30 AM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Testimony on Produce Safety

 

Joseph Tisbert, President, Vermont Farm Bureau

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

1:45 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Brad Ferland, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration

 

3:30 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Council, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

8:30 AM

         

Workforce Training and Technical Education

Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors

Mark Peloquin, Legislative Chair, Associated General Contractors

 

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

11:00 AM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board: Statewide Water Quality Improvements and Housing- not confirmed

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Larry Mires, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

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

 

1:00 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Dept. Fish and Wildlife/Lake Champlain Walleye Association,   Walleye Infrastructure

*not Confirmed

Bob Samson, President, Lake Champlain Walleye Association

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Rebecca Baruzzi at 802-828-2259 or [email protected]

 

House Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/10/2017 3:31 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

11:00 AM

         

Miscellaneous Education Bill

     Proposals from the Agency of Education.

 

Molly Bachman, General Counsel, Agency of Education

 

12:00 PM

         

Progressive and Republican Caucuses

 

1:15 PM

         

Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:30 PM

         

Early Childhood Development

     Joint Hearing with House Human Services - Room 11

 

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

Amy Fowler, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

University of Vermont

Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont

 

10:00 AM

         

Career and Technical Education

     Up for Learning and Act 77

 

10:30 AM

         

Recovery Day

Amy Boyd-Austin, Director, Collegiate Recovery on Campus

Brandy Cheney, Youth Coordinator, Turning Point Center, Springfield

 

11:00 AM

         

Adult Education

William Lucci, Assistant Director for Adult Technical Education, Stafford Technical Center, Rutland

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch

 

12:00 PM

         

Resilience

     The biology of stress and the science of hope  - film in room 11

 

1:15 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the floor

         

Act 46

     Testimony to be confirmed

 

David Baker, Superintendent, Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

 

2:30 PM

         

Education Finance

     Education funding bill

 

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Afterschool Programs

Carlen Finn, Executive Director, Voices for Vermont's Children

Thara Fuller, Afterschool Programs Director, Windham Central Supervisory Union

Carol Lizotte, After School and Summer Programs Director, Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union

Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool

 

10:00 AM

         

Career and Technical Education

     Cold Hollow Career Center students

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

     Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the floor

         

Miscellaneous Education Bill

James DesMarais, Legal Counsel, Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM

         

17-0795 - An act relating to prekindergarten education

     Revisions to the Committee's prekindergarten committee bill and walk through of the Committee's career and technical education committee bill.

 

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM

         

Career and Technical Education

Ted Manning, CEO, Ibex

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

After the floor

         

Career and Technical Education

Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors

Mark Peloquin, Legislative Chair, Associated General Contractors

 

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

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 12:43 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor

         

Committee Business

Discussion of H.50, H.51, H.87, H.186

 

11:00 AM

         

H. 50 - An act relating to extending the current expiration date of the telecommunications siting law

Town of Calais Experience

Denise Wheeler, President, Calais Selectboard

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

12:15 PM

         

Republican Caucus

 

1:15 PM

         

Democratic and Progressive Caucus

 

2:00 PM

         

Utilization of IT in State Government

Report of the Special Committee on the Utilization of Information Technology in Government, January 2016

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Commerce and Community Development

 

3:00 PM

         

Committee Discussion

Discussion of H.50, H.51, H.87, H.186

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Committee Discussion

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

         

House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor

         

Committee Business

TBA

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Committee Discussion

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor

         

Committee Business

TBA

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 PM

         

House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor

         

Committee Business

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Committee Discussion

TBA

 

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

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

 

House General/Housing

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/10/2017 3:41 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

15 min after Floor

         

Title VII

Discussion of Underage Drinking Regulations and Penalties in the Title

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

         

Budget FY18

Memo from Appropriations

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

H. 136 - An act relating to accommodations for pregnant employees

Introduction

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor - Invited

 

-

         

H. 134 - An act relating to establishing the Agency of Controlled Substances

Introduction

 

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Sponsor

 

-

         

H. 238 - An act relating to modernizing and reorganizing Title 7

Committee Preparation for Reporting the Bill

 

5:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 72 - An act relating to the Vermont National Guard Educational Assistance Program

Maj Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard

Patricia Coates, Director of Government and External Affairs, Vermont State Colleges

Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

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

 

10:30 AM

         

H. 163 - An act relating to promoting workforce housing

Walk-through

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

         

H. 181 - An act relating to promoting safe, sustainable, and affordable housing

Walk-through

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

         

H. 217 - An act relating to an occupancy fee

Walk-through

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

         

House Floor

 

15 min after Floor

         

Wage and Benefits

Wage Levels and fiscal "Slopes"

Joint Hearing with House General, Human Services, Ways and Means, and House Commerce.

In House Chamber

Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 194 - An act relating to priority housing projects under 10 V.S.A. chapter 151 (Act 250)

Walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Marie Horbar, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

15 min after Floor

         

Housing Initiatives

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

15 min after Floor

         

Committee

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Committee

 

-

         

Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring two 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.

 

For the health and consideration of members of the committee and others, please use unscented body and cosmetic products and refrain from using perfume, or cologne.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild at 802-828-3559 or [email protected]

 

House Gov Ops

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 12:03 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Overview

Sunrise Report Protocol

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

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

 

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

10 Minutes After the FLOOR

         

Sunrise Report

Art Therapists - Sunrise Report

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

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

Gabe Gilman, Counsel, Secretary of State's Office

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

Committee Discussion

Sub-group Report and discussion regarding proposed policies and procedures in contested  election

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 154 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Richard Haesler, Assistant City Attorney, City Of Burlington

 

10:00 AM

         

H. 111 - An act relating to vital records

Walk Through continued

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

Sebastian Arduengo, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

         

FLOOR

 

2:00 PM

         

Vermont League of Cities & Towns

VLCT Legislative Day - Meet in Senate

 

3:00 PM

         

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 State Budget

Secs. A.107; E.100, B.1101

Michelle Anderson, Interim Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Dillon's Rule

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM

         

H. 102 - An act relating to penalties for the failure to timely file standard campaign finance reports

INTRODUCTION

Rep. Catherine Toll

Rep. Jessica Brumsted

 

9:50 AM

         

H. 226 - An act relating to increasing Probate judge salaries

INTRODUCTION

Rep. Ben W. Joseph

 

10:10 AM

         

H. 231 - An act relating to authorizing municipalities to prohibit through traffic by heavy vehicles

INTRODUCTION

Rep. Peter J. Fagan

Rep. Lawrence Cupoli

 

10:30 AM

         

Floor Action

Election of Sergeant-of-Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General and Trustees of Vermont State Agricultural College

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

2:00 PM

         

H. 22 - An act relating to the professional regulation of law enforcement officers by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council

Committee Discussion and possible vote

 

2:30 PM

         

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 State Budget

Sec. B.1101 (d)

Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

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

Matt Riven, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

10:30 AM

         

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

Sen. Jeanette K. White

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 State Budget

Secs. 100.1, 32 VSA Sec. 9610; E.514, E.515

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

2:30 PM

         

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 State Budget

Sec. E.100

Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

 

3:00 PM

         

Provisions to Governor's Proposed FY 2018 State Budget

Sec. D.100(2)

Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

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

 

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

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 11:14 AM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

11:00 AM

         

Roadmap to End Homelessness

Joint Hearing, House Health Care and Senate Health and Welfare:  Roadmap to End Homelessness - Final Report.

Room 10

 

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

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

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

         

Accountable Care Organizations

Background;  review of legislation

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM

         

Accountable Care Organizations

Discussion of implementation and time line

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Pat Jones, Health Policy Project Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Affordable Care Act

Vermont’s health insurance market post-ACA: discussion, with organizations: Green Mountain Care Board, Governor’s Director of Health Care Reform, Vermont Health Care Advocate, Dept. of Financial Regulation, BlueCross BlueShield, MVP Healthcare, America's Health Insurance Plans, Dept. of Vermont Health Access

Rebecca Heintz, General Counsel, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

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

MaryKate Mohlman, Director of Health Reform, Agency of Administration

Robin Lunge, Board Member, Green Mountain Care Board

Judy Henkin, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, America's Health Insurance Plans

David Martini, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

 

11:00 AM

         

Accountable Care Organizations

Next Generation Medicaid Pilot Program.

Time approximate.

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

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

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Pat Jones, Health Policy Project Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

12:00 PM

         

Movie "Resilience"

"The biology of stress and the science of hope"--documentary on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Room 11

Rep. George W. Till

 

1:15 PM

         

FLOOR

Please note: start time is 1:15 PM; possible lengthy bill presentation.

 

2:30 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Committee discussion

 

3:30 PM

         

TBA

 

4:30 PM

         

Movie "Resilience"

"The biology of stress and the science of hope"--documentary on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Room 11.

Panel discussion will follow screening.

Rep. George W. Till

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 184 - An act relating to evaluation of suicide profiles

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor

 

9:10 AM

         

H. 138 - An act relating to co-payments for physical therapy services

Rep. George W. Till, Sponsor

 

9:20 AM

         

H. 172 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for bone marrow testing

Rep. William Canfield, Sponsor

 

9:30 AM

         

H. 126 - An act relating to circulating nurses in hospital operating rooms

Brief introduction

Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan, Sponsor

 

10:00 AM

         

TBA

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

2:30 PM

         

TBA

 

3:30 PM

         

TBA

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBA

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

10:30 AM

         

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

TBA

 

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 THE DAY BEFORE your scheduled meeting date and bring two 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

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/10/2017 3:34 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

         

Act 162 (2016) Overview

Worker Safety

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM

         

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Budget Assignments

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

Early Childhood Development

Joint Hearing with House Education - Room 11

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

Amy Fowler, Deputy Secretary, Ed.D., Agency of Education

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Recovery Day

Promoting Wellness in Vermont

David Riegel, Executive Director, Vermont Foundation of Recovery

Suzie Walker, Director, Recovery Center, Brattleboro

 

9:30 AM

         

H. 11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

Dan Boyce, President, Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association

Rep. Janssen Willhoit

David Kennedy, Guardian Ad Litem

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

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

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch

 

12:00 PM

         

Film re: Social Determinants of Health

 "  Resilience"  Room 11 Option 1

 

 

1:15 PM

         

FLOOR

 

15 min after Floor

         

Wage and Public Benefits

Wage Levels and fiscal "Slopes"

Joint Hearing with House General, Human Services, Ways and Means, and House Commerce.

In House Chamber

Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

4:30 PM

         

Film re: Social Determinants of Health

"  Resilience"  Room 11 Option 2

 

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 11 - An act relating to foster parents’ right to intervene in CHINS proceedings

Committee Discussion & Mark-Up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont & State Agricultural College

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

         

Reach-Up

Evaluation of Reach Up Report

Leaving Reach Up Report

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

Erin Oalican , Reach-Up Director, Department for Children and Families

 

-

         

Transitional Benefits Alternative

Marissa Parisi, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

         

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

H. 201 - An act relating to length of stay at designated shelters

Mark Up

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

Bethany Pombar, Director, Vermont Coalition for Homeless and Runaway Youth

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

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

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 1:31 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor

         

H. 170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program,Vermont Department of Health

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

Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

H. 170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

         

House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor

         

H. 167 - An act relating to establishing drug possession thresholds to distinguish misdemeanor and felony crimes

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

George Merkel, Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association -

 

3:00 PM

         

Expungement

H.171 & H.200 - Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:15 PM

         

Expungement

H.171 & H.200

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

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

David Cahill, State's Attorney, Windsor County

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 170 - An act relating to possession and cultivation of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older

Committee Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor

         

Bail Reform

Violations of Parole Discussion

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor

         

TBA

 

3:00 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 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 Fish & Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 12:33 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

Introduction by the sponsor.

Walk-through with Leg Council.

Rep. David L. Deen, Westminster

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

 

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

5 min after floor

         

H. 92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Steve Hannah, FED Safety Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

         

Conservation Districts

Introduction

Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

 

2:35 PM

         

Water Quality Blueprint

Heather Furman, Executive  Director, The Nature Conservancy

Rose Paul, The Nature Conservancy

 

-

         

H. 92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

Bob Finucane

Jessica Louisos, American Society of Civil Engineers

Shawn Kelley, Ph.D, American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont

Brian Fitzgerald, River Ecologist, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Jon Groveman, Chair, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Shayne Jaquith, Watershed Restoration Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

 

4:00 PM

         

Clean Water Funding

Committee discussion and possible vote.

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Walk-through.

CONFIRM: Karen Horn.

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

Roy Schiff, Water Resources Engineer, Montpelier Conservation Commission

Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

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

 

10:30 AM

         

Local Government Issues

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

 

11:30 AM

         

Clean Water Funding

Committee discussion and possible vote.

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

         

House Floor

 

5 min after floor

         

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

Rebekah Weber, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Conservation Law Foundation

Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

Jon Groveman, Chair, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

3:30 PM

         

Clean Water Funding

Committee discussion and possible vote.

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

Discussion and vote.

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

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

H. 92 - An act relating to the registration of dams

Committee discussion and possible vote.

 

-

         

Clean Water Funding

Discussion and possible vote.

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

5 min. after floor

         

H. 60 - An act relating to the hunting of coyotes

Mike Covey, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs

Margaret Struhsacker, Citizen Advocate

Jennifer Lovett

 

11:00 AM

         

Clean Water Funding

Committee discussion and possible vote.

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

H. 60 - An act relating to the hunting of coyotes

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

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

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

 

House Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 11:30 AM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

11:00 AM

         

Joint Committee Meeting

House and Senate Transportation

North Hero-- Grand Isle Bridge Project

Room 11

Wayne Symonds, Bridge Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Todd Sumner, Civil Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

12:00 PM

         

Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM

         

Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:15 PM

         

Committee Bill

Continue with Section Walk-throughs

Section 11 Automated Vehicle Technology

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

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

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

3:00 PM

         

Transportation Issues

Tactical Basin Planning Process and Watershed Project Database

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

 

4:00 PM

         

Transportation Issues

Tracking and Funding of Clear Water Project

Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Transportation Issues

Water Quality Efforts and DEC TS4 Permits

Craig DiGiammarino, Operations Division Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Christy Witters, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

10:00 AM

         

Transportation Issues

Statewide Parcel Mapping Initiative

Robert White, Right of Way Chief, Agency of Transportation

Johnathan Croft, Chief of Mapping, Agency of Transportation

 

10:30 AM

         

Local Government Day

Joint Hearing House and Senate Transportation

 

Room 10

 

1:15 PM

         

House Floor

 

2:15 PM

         

Transportation Issues

Act 158 Report  Section 55  Dealer Regulation Review

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

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Transportation Issues

FRA Bridge Management Program;

Operation Life Saver;

Amtrak Passenger Services to Burlington & Montreal

Daniel Delabruere, Rail Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Erin Charbonneau, Civil Engineer, Agency of Transportation

Alan Franklin, Grants Program Manager, Rail Section, Agency of Transportation

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sargeant-at-Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

House Chamber

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

2:00 PM

         

Paving Update

Nick Sherman, Lobbyist, Leonine Public Affairs, Vermont Paving Association

Jay Perkins, Vice-President, Pike Industries

Mark Peloquin, Lead Estimator, Pike Industries

Peter Simoneau, Vice President, Peckham Industries

Chip Whitcomb, President, FW Whitcomb Construction

Mike Dunn, President, Kubricky Construction

Rory Rotella, Vice President, Kubricky Construction

 

3:00 PM

         

TBA

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

10:30 AM

         

Workforce Education and Training

Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors

Mark Peloquin, Legislative Chair, Associated General Contractors

 

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

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 1:39 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Intergenerational Transfer of Forest Land Report

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

Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

10:45 AM

         

H. 57 - An act relating to property tax abatement appeals

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

 

11:00 AM

         

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Vermont Housing & Conservation Trust

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

         

Clean Water Bill

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

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

8:45 AM

         

H. 205 - An act relating to certain business tax provisions

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

9:45 AM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Employer Assessment

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM

         

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Property Tax Transfer

Tax Modernization Fund

Education Funding

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:15 PM

         

FLOOR

 

15 Minutes After the Floor

         

Wage and Public Benefits

Wage Levels and Fiscal "Slopes"

Joint Hearing with House General, Human Services, Ways and Means and House Commerce

In the House Chamber

Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

8:45 AM

         

TBD

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

 

11:45 AM

         

H. 238 - An act relating to modernizing and reorganizing Title 7

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

         

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Health Care Claims

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

8:45 AM

         

H. 191 - An act relating to the recalculation of a town’s education tax liability after a reduction in property tax values

Rep. Eileen Dickinson, St. Albans

 

9:00 AM

         

H. 214 - An act relating to the imposition of an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

 

Senate Ag

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 11:51 AM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

10:15 AM

         

Conservation Districts

Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Sarah Damsell, Manager, Orleans County NRCD

Marina Welch, Manager, White River NRCD, Conservation Planner, VT Association of Conservation Districts

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

Beth Kashner, Supervisor, Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District

 

11:15 AM

         

Funding streams for Clean Water

Jim Walsh, Selectboard Member, New Haven, Vermont

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Regenerative Agriculture

Will Allen, Regeneration Vermont

Kate Duesterberg, Regeneration Vermont

Michael Colby, Regeneration Vermont

 

10:15 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

Regional Development Corporations

James Stewart, Executive  Director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation

Tim Smith, Executive Director, Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation

 

3:30 PM

         

Reception

UVM Extension

Cafeteria

 

11:30 AM

         

Update

Vermont Farm Bureau

Joseph Tisbert, President, Vermont Farm Bureau

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Regional Development Corporations

Lyle Jepson, Dean of Entrepreneurial Programs, Castleton University

Frank Cioffi, President, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation

 

10:15 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College.

House Chamber

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Regional Development Corporations

David Snedeker, Executive  Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association

 

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 Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

February 13, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 8:28 AM

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

6:00 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Joint House/Senate Appropriations Committees

Community-Based Public Hearings at 5 locations:

Bellows Falls, Johnson, Rutland City, St. Albans City,

St. Johnsbury, Winooski

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

1:30 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Health Department  [HUMAN SERVICES]

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program,Vermont Department of Health

Paul Daley, Director of Administrative Services, Department of Health

Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

2:30 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Agency of Administration Secretary's Office/Department of Finance and Management  [GENERAL GOVERNMENT]

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Emily Byrne, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

 

3:00 PM

         

Break

 

3:30 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Vermont Commission on Women  [HUMAN SERVICES]

Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

Hannah Myers, Business Manager, Vermont Commission on Women

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1:30 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets  [PROTECTION]

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

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

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

 

2:15 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

University of Vermont  [HIGHER EDUCATION]

Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont

 

3:00 PM

         

Break

 

3:30 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Military Department  [PROTECTION]

Maj Gen Steven Cray, Adjutant General, Vermont National Guard

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1:30 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Department of Human Resources  [GENERAL GOVERNMENT]

Michelle Anderson, Interim Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Harold Schwartz, Department of Human Resources

 

2:00 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Department of Vermont Health Access  [HUMAN SERVICES]

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

Michael Costa, Deputy 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

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

1:00 PM

         

FY 2018 Governor's Proposed Budget

Buildings and General Services  [GENERAL GOVERNMENT]

Chris Cole, Commissioner, Buildings and General Services

Bradley Kukenberger, Financial Manager, Agency of Administration

 

 

Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

February 7, 2017 - February 10, 2017

Last Updated 2/10/2017 3:23 PM

 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Act 46

Alterations language

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards' Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

2:00 PM

         

S. 64 - An act relating to science-based drug education

Introduction to Bill by Sponsor, followed by walk-through

Sen. John Rodgers, Sponsor of Bill

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Act 46 Field Hearings (Brattleboro Region)

 

Thursday, February 09, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

Special Education

Elizabeth Fox, Student Intern, Bennington College

Emma Bushmann, Student Intern, Bennington College

 

2:30 PM

         

Act 46

Chuck Armentrout, Resident, Rupert

 

3:00 PM

         

Calculating equalized pupils

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Act 46

Alterations language

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, Agency of Education

 

2:00 PM

         

S. 15 - An act relating to amendments to Act 46 to facilitate the approval of alternative governance structures and extend time frames

Committee discussion

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, Agency of Education

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Jeannie Lowell at 802-828-3805 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 Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 12:10 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Act 46

Alterations language

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM

         

Miscellaneous Education Bill

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Molly Bachman, General Counsel, Agency of Education

 

3:00 PM

         

Agency Education Report on Act 46

Donna Russo-Savage, Principal Assistant, Agency of Education

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

Current status of the University of Vermont

Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont

 

2:00 PM

         

Update on VSAC and portability

Scott Giles, President and CEO, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant-at-Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

2:30 PM

         

Youth Ambassadors

Holly Morehouse, Executive Director, Vermont Afterschool

Christy Gallese, Director of Expanded Learning, Burlington School District

Orianna Baez, Director of AIM Afterschool Program, Bellows Falls Middle School

Individual Students

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

2:00 PM

         

Early Learning

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

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Jeannie Lowell at 802-828-3805 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 Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/10/2017 3:13 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

1:30 PM

         

S. 52 - An act relating to the Public Service Board and its proceedings

Charles Storrow, Express Scripts, Inc.

 

2:30 PM

         

S. 52 - An act relating to the Public Service Board and its proceedings

To Be Scheduled

 

3:30 PM

         

S. 52 - An act relating to the Public Service Board and its proceedings

To be scheduled

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

2:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

3:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

2:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

3:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

1:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

2:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 

Senate Ops

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 11:00 AM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Office of Professional Regulation (OPR)

Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration - Invited

John Quinn, Chief Innovation Officer, Governor's Office

Ryan Krieger, Attorney General's Office - Invited

 

2:00 PM

         

S. 44 - An act relating to shared candidate campaign expenditures

James Condos, Secretary of State

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

 

-

         

S. 44 - An act relating to shared candidate campaign expenditures

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Attorney, Attorney General's Office - Invited

 

3:00 PM

         

15 Minute Break

 

3:15 PM

         

Court Ruling

Decision on classifying Sheriffs & Deputy State's Attorneys

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

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association - Invited

 

4:00 PM

         

S. 54 - An act relating to lobbyist identification

 

4:30 PM

         

Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Senate Floor

 

-after the floor

         

Local Government Day

To be held in Senate Chambers

Jointly with House Government Operations

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

12:15 PM

         

Committee Field Trip to Burlington

Senate Government Operations committee will meet in conference room 12 at the City Hall in Burlington on February 16th from 1:15pm - 4:30pm.  Contracting with the State of Vermont, particularly suggestions for improvement, will be the topic.  The Meeting is open to all.  In order to allow time to hear from all interested parties, signing up ahead of time would be appreciated.  Contact Cheryl Ewen at [email protected]

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

11:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM

         

Contracting

Committee Discussion

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen 828-2272 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.

 

 

Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

February 7, 2017 - February 10, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 10:40 AM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

After the Floor

         

S. 45 - An act relating to providing meals to health care providers at conferences

Committee discussion and possible vote

Dr. Dean Barcelow, Doctor, Optometrists Association

Meredith Chaudoir, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

11:00 AM

         

Road Map to End Homelesses

Joint Hearing - Senate Health & Welfare and House Health Care

Room 10

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

8:30 AM

         

TBD

 

9:00 AM

         

Mental Health System

Including workforce issue and linkage to higher education

Nick Nichols, Policy Director, Department of Mental Health

Yasmine Ziesler, Chief Academic and Academic Technology Officer, Vermont State Colleges

Tom Sullivan, President, University of Vermont - Invited

 

11:00 AM

         

Area Health Education Centers

State funding; generally and with regard to mental health

 

11:45 AM

         

S. 31 - An act relating to circulating nurses in hospital operating rooms

Committee discussion and possible vote

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

8:30 AM

         

TBD

 

9:00 AM

         

Licensure Requirements

Alcohol and drug abuse counselors

Katie Mae Buckholder, Clinician, Central Vermont Addiction Medicine

 

9:30 AM

         

Vermont Care Partners

FY2015 Outcomes

Catherine Burns, Quality Director, Vermont Care Partners

 

10:00 AM

         

Agency of Human Services

Medicaid Pathways Report

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

 

11:00 AM

         

Agency of Human Services

Duplication of Services Report

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

 

11:50 AM

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

8:30 AM

         

TBD

 

9:00 AM

         

S. 50 - An act relating to insurance coverage for telemedicine services delivered in or outside a health care facility

Committee discussion and possible vote

 

9:15 AM

         

S. 19 - An act relating to preserving the out-of-pocket limit for prescription drugs in bronze-level Exchange plans

Committee discussion and possible vote

 

9:30 AM

         

All Payer Model Rate

Michael Costa, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

10:30 AM

         

Dr. Dynasaur 2.0

Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT

 

11:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

 

Senate Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 10:11 AM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM

         

S. 80 - An act relating to the authority of correctional officers to carry firearms

Lisa Menard, Acting Commissioner, Department of Corrections

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM

         

Proposed Capital Bill FY 18-19

CWSRF, DWSRF, Dams, Municipal Pollution Control Grants (Sections 10.1.A, B, D, E)

Eric Blatt, Director Facilities Engineering Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

 

1:00 PM

         

Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM

         

Woodside Juvenile Facility

Proposed building update

Peter Hack, Project Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Senate Convenes

 

1:30 PM

         

Associated General Contractors

Workforce training and technical education overview

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 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

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

 

Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/10/2017 2:59 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

After the floor

         

S. 79 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

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

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

8:30 AM

         

S. 69 - An act relating to an employer’s compliance with an income withholding order from another state

Mark up and Vote

Alice humbert, Attorney, DCF/Child Support Services

 

8:45 AM

         

S. 7 - An act relating to deferred sentences and the sex offender registry

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM

         

Bill re Vermont Sex Abuse Laws

 

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Robert Stirewalt, Director of Policy, Regulations and Legislative Affairs, Agency of Education

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

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office - Invited

Representative TBD, Teachers Union

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

S. 79 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

Mark up

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

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

8:30 AM

         

S. 79 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

Committee discussion

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

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant of Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

11:30 AM

         

S. 79 - An act relating to freedom from compulsory collection of personal information

Vote

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

8:30 AM

         

S. 61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Agency of Human Services

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

Lisa Menard, Acting Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Seth Lipschutz , Defender General, Prisoners' Rights Office

Mourning Fox, Director of Mental Health Services, Department of Mental Health

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

S. 61 - An act relating to offenders with mental illness

Continued

 

11:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 

Senate Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

February 14, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Last Updated 2/10/2017 6:07 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

10:30 AM

         

Net-Metering 2.0 Final Proposed Rule 5.100

The Public Service Board

Invited

 

11:30 AM

         

Net-Metering 2.0 Final Proposed Rule 5.100

Department of Public Service

Invited

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

S. 20 - An act relating to awarding hunting and fishing licenses at no cost to persons 65 years of age or older

Testimony and possible bill vote

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife - Invited

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

 

10:15 AM

         

H. 53 - An act relating to permitting planting projects in flood hazard areas

Testimony and possible vote

Invited

Mary Russ, Executive  Director, White River Partnership

Rob Evans, River Corridor and Flood Plain Manager, Agency of Natural Resources

 

1:00 PM

         

Senate Convenes

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

8:30 AM

         

S. 43 - An act relating to establishing a regenerative soils program

Testimony from interested parties

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

Election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant and Inspector General, and Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

 

 

1:00 PM

         

Senate Convenes

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:00 AM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

1:00 PM

         

Senate Convenes

 

 

Senate Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

February 12, 2017 - February 18, 2017

Last Updated 2/13/2017 1:46 PM

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

10:00 AM

         

Salt Brine

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

Todd Law, State Maintenance Engineer, Agency of Transportation

David Blackmore, District Transportation Administrator, Agency of Transportation

Bruce Nichols, General Manager, District 3 Rutland, Agency of Transportation

 

11:00 AM

         

North Hero - Grand Isle Drawbridge Project

Joint Hearing of House and Senate Transportation Committees in Room 11

Wayne Symonds, Bridge Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Todd Sumner, Civil Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Manchester-Bennington-Albany Amtrak Bus Service

also Review of Public Transportation Service Programs for Elderly & Disabled Citizens

Barbara Donovan, Public Transit Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

 

9:30 AM

         

Statewide Parcel Mapping

Robert White, Right of Way Chief, Agency of Transportation

Johnathan Croft, Chief of Mapping, Agency of Transportation

 

10:30 AM

         

Vermont Local Government Day

Joint Hearing with House Transportation Committee in Room 10

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

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

 

1:00 PM

         

Vermont Rail Advisory Council

winter meeting AOT 5th Floor Boardroom, National Life

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Municipal Roads General Permit

Jim Ryan, Environmental Analyst Stormwater Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

9:45 AM

         

2016 Transportation Public Opinion Survey

David Pelletier, Planning Coordinator, Agency of Transportation

 

10:30 AM

         

Joint Assembly

election of Sergeant at Arms, Adjutant & Inspector Generals, UVM Trustees

 

11:15 AM

         

VT Paving Association

Jay Perkins, Vice-President, Pike Industries

Mark Peloquin, Lead Estimator, Pike Industries

Peter Simoneau, Vice President, Peckham Industries

Chip Whitcomb, President, FW Whitcomb Construction

Rory Rotella, Vice President, Kubricky Construction

Mike Dunn, President, Kubricky Construction

Nick Sherman, Lobbyist, Leonine Public Affairs, Vermont Paving Association

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Tactical Basin Planning Process

and Watershed Project database

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

 

10:00 AM

         

Tracking & Funding of Clean Water Projects

Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

11:00 AM

         

Technical Education & Workforce Training

Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors

Mark Peloquin, Legislative Chair, Associated General Contractors

 

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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