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This Week's Committee Meetings

House Ag & Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 8:35 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

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

Sen. Francis K. Brooks

 

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S. 33 - An act relating to the Rozo McLaughlin Farm-to-School Program

Sen. Carolyn Whitney Branagan

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

To Be Determined

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Glyphosate

Introduction to concepts of toxicology

Cary Giguere, Agrichemical Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

10:15 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

To Be Determined

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:00 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

 

1:00 PM

         

To Be Determined

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

House Chamber

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

To Be Determined

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

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

March 20, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 8:25 AM

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

10:00 AM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

         

Recess for Break

 

1:15 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

 

House Commerce

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 9:27 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Economic Development Bills in Committee

 

9:00 AM

         

H. 398 - An act relating to implementing the Climate Economy Business Accelerator Program

Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Brattleboro

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development

 

9:10 AM

         

H. 452 - An act relating to establishing the Pathways to Prosperity

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor

 

9:20 AM

         

H. 453 - An act relating to creating Start Up Vermont

Rep. Francis McFaun, House Committee On Human Services

 

9:30 AM

         

H. 454 - An act relating to the Zero Waste Economy Study Committee

Rep. Brian Cina, Burlington

 

9:40 AM

         

H. 459 - An act relating to rural economic development infrastructure districts

Rep. Charles Conquest, Orange-Caledonia

 

9:50 AM

         

H. 480 - An act relating to creating an opportunity economy for all Vermonters

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, Burlington

 

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

         

Independent Contractor Bill DR 17-1183

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Consumer Protection Bills in Committee

 

9:00 AM

         

H. 112 - An act relating to automobile advertising

Rep. Ronald E. Hubert, House Committee On Government Operations

 

9:15 AM

         

H. 180 - An act relating to warranty obligations for motorboat and personal watercraft dealers

Rep. Robert Helm, Fair Haven

 

9:30 AM

         

H. 47 - An act relating to requiring telemarketers to provide accurate caller identification information

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Brattleboro

 

9:45 AM

         

H. 286 - An act relating to automatic renewal provisions in consumer contracts

Rep. Barbara Rachelson, Burlington

 

10:00 AM

         

H. 288 - An act relating to prohibiting the retention of any payment due and owing a material supplier for a construction project

Bill Smith, Lobbyist, Vermont Retail Lumber Dealers Association

 

10:15 AM

         

H. 390 - An act relating to consumer protections for susceptible persons

 Thomas Burditt, House Committee on Judiciary

 

10:30 AM

         

H. 405 - An act relating to fantasy sports contests

Chris Rice, Lobbyist

 

10:45 AM

         

Break

 

10:55 AM

         

H. 432 - An act relating to the use of credit information for personal insurance

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

11:10 AM

         

H. 467 - An act relating to the regulation of data brokers

Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

11:25 AM

         

H. 482 - An act relating to consumer protection

Wendy Morgan, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Jean Murray, Vermont Legal Aid

 

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Insurance Bills in Committee

 

11:40 AM

         

H. 195 - An act relating to cooperative insurance companies, group life insurance, and medical examiner liability

Rep. William Botzow, Pownal

 

11:50 AM

         

H. 202 - An act relating to portable electronics insurance

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Asurion, Inc.

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

H. 197 - An act relating to mental health parity for workers’ compensation

Research updates and committee discussion

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Insurance Bills in Committee Continued

 

9:00 AM

         

H. 374 - An act relating to reducing the cost of workers’ compensation in high-risk occupations and industries

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

 

9:10 AM

         

H. 461 - An act relating to workers’ compensation

Rep. Matthew Hill, Johnson

 

9:20 AM

         

S. 56 - An act relating to life insurance policies and the Vermont Uniform Securities Act

Sen. Ann Cummings, Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee

 

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

Independent Contractor Bills DR 17-1183

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Independent Contractor Bill DR 17-1183

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

6:30 PM

         

Independent Contractor Bill DR 17-1183

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBA

 

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

TBA

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Liz Raddock at 802-828-2255 or lraddock@leg.state.vt.us

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.

 

 

House Corrections

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

March 6, 2017 - March 10, 2017

Last Updated 3/3/2017 1:04 PM

 

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

6:00 AM

         

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

The General Assembly is on Break the Week of Town Meeting

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Rebecca Baruzzi at 802-828-2259 or rbaruzzi@leg.state.vt.us

 

House Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 8:01 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

After the floor

         

17-1124 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes to education law

Molly Bachman, General Counsel, Agency of Education

Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families

 

12:00 PM

         

Progressive and Republican Caucuses

 

1:00 PM

         

Democratic Caucus

 

2:30 PM

         

17-1178 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

     Testimony to be confirmed

 

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

Jim Squires, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Early Education Research - Phone

Lori Pinsonneault, Sunrise Family Resource Center

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

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Sarah Squirrell, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures

Robyn Freedner-Maguire, Campaign Director, Let's Grow Kids

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Community High School of Vermont

     Student testimony to be scheduled

 

9:30 AM

         

TBD

 

10:00 AM

         

TBD

 

11:00 AM

         

TBD

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the floor

         

TBD

 

3:00 PM

         

TBD

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

11:00 AM

         

TBD

 

1:00 PM

         

TBD

 

2:00 PM

         

TBD

 

3:00 PM

         

TBD

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

     Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

11:00 PM

         

TBD

 

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 mzunder@leg.state.vt.us

 

House Energy and IT

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

March 6, 2017 - March 10, 2017

Last Updated 2/28/2017 10:40 AM

 

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

10:00 AM

         

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

10:00 AM

         

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Thursday, March 09, 2017

10:00 AM

         

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

10:00 AM

         

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

 

House General/Housing

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 1:59 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

Bill Introductions

As time allows.

 

5:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Sen. Brian Collamore, Reporter

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

         

Bill Introductions

As time allows.

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

-

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Committee

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

-

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Committee Discussion

As needed.

 

-

         

Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring one hard copy 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 rwild@leg.state.vt.us

 

House Gov Ops

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 8:32 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:00 AM

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Draft Election Clean-Up legislation

Election Clean-Up, DR17-0491, Draft 1.8

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

Draft Election Clean-Up legislation

Election Clean-Up, DR17-0491

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 368 - An act relating to creating a Cold Case Unit within the Vermont State Police

Draft 3.1

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM

         

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

Hon. James Condos, Secretary of State

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

William Schubart, VT Ethics Commission

Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association

Madeline Motta, Certified Corporate and Ethics Professional, Integritas Consulting

Michael Kennedy, Bar Counsel, Vermont Bar Association

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

Michael Palmer, President, Ethics By Design

Kate Rader, League of Woman Voters

Ben Kinsley, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont Prosperity

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 387 - An act relating to the Public Retirement Study Committee

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

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

Matt Birong, Owner, 3 Squares Cafe

Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director, Main Street Alliance of VT

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

Todd Wulfson, Partner, Rockpoint Advisors

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

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

If needed

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

H. 356 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Berlin

INTRODUCTION

Rep. Patti J. Lewis

 

1:30 PM

         

H. 241 - An act relating to the charter of the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District

Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller

 

2:00 PM

         

H. 327 - An act relating to the charter of the Northeast Kingdom Solid Waste Management District

Rep. Martha Feltus

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

 

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 ddiehl@leg.state.vt.us

 

House Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 3:48 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

Includes presentations of H.29 and H.145

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

Tentative. Floor may continue after lunch.

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Dick Sears, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM

         

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

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Dick Sears, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM

         

Medicaid Pathways Report

Melissa Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Georgia Maheras, Deputy Health Care Reform Director, Agency of Human Services

 

11:00 AM

         

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

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM

         

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

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Debbie Ingram, Sponsor

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

Includes presentation of H.230.

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Introduction and walk-through

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

Note different time.

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Affordable Care Act

Discussion and update

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

MaryKate Mohlman, Director of Health Reform, Agency of Administration

 

2:00 PM

         

TBA

 

3:00 PM

         

TBA

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBA

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

11:00 AM

         

Report:  Aligning Performance Measures Across Primary Care

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

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

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

TBA

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Loring Starr at 802-828-2264 or lstarr@leg.state.vt.us

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.

 

 

House Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

March 7, 2017 - March 10, 2017

Last Updated 2/28/2017 11:18 AM

 

-

         

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

The General Assembly is on break for the week of Town Meeting

 

 

House Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 12:51 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Convenes

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

H.492 (The Racial Justice Oversight Board) & Fair and Impartial Policing

Bill Walk-Through and Committee Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

3:30 PM

         

Committee Discussion

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H.492 (The Racial Justice Oversight Board) & Fair and Impartial Policing

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General - Invited

Kesha Ram, Immigration Task Force - Invited

Mark Hughes, Justice for All - Invited

Captain Ingrid Jonas, Captain of Support Services, Department of Public Safety - Invited

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

Rick Gauthier, Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council - Invited

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

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

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

Will Lambek, Migrant Justice - Invited

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor

         

H.492 (The Racial Justice Oversight Board) & Fair and Impartial Policing

Continued Testimony

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Convenes

 

4:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Convenes

 

10:45 AM

         

S. 5 - An act relating to plea agreements

Bill Walk-Through

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM

         

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

Bill Walk-Through

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM

         

S. 23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

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

Bill Walk-Through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:30 PM

         

S. 87 - An act relating to sexual exploitation of students

Bill Walk-Through

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Shannyn Morse at 802-828-2257 or smorse@leg.state.vt.us

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 Nat' Resources, Fish & Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 9:16 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch & Caucuses

 

1:00 PM

         

Bill Introductions

 

-

         

H. 220 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor

 

-

         

H. 336 - An act relating to membership of the Fish and Wildlife Board

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor

 

-

         

H. 211 - An act relating to the water resources and water supplies of the State

Rep. David L. Deen, Sponsor

 

-

         

H. 262 - An act relating to the licensing of nuisance wildlife control operators

Rep. James McCullough, Sponsor

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

S. 10 - An act relating to liability for the contamination of potable water supplies

Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Richard Spiese, Hazardous Site Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

Jon Groveman, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Lauren Hierl, Political Director, Vermont Conservation Voters

Bill Driscoll, Associated Industries of Vermont

Jim Sullivan, Homeowner, Bennington

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

5 min after floor

         

Bill Introductions

As time allows.

 

-

         

H. 277 - An act relating to authorizing the use of a light to hunt coyotes

Rep. Patrick Brennan, Sponsor

 

-

         

H. 273 - An act relating to a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation, heating, and other energy use

Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Sponsor

 

-

         

H. 389 - An act relating to notice for development review

Rep. Valerie A. Stuart, Sponsor

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBD

 

9:30 PM

         

House Floor

 

5 min after floor

         

TBD

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

TBD

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

5 min after floor

         

TBD

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

TBD

 

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 lbozarth@leg.state.vt.us

 

House Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 7:58 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

10:30 AM

         

S. 127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

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

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

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

Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

12:00 PM

         

Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM

         

Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:15 PM

         

S. 127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

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

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

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

Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

S. 127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

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

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

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

Chauncey Liese, Chief of Driver Improvement, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

--

         

After the Floor

 

--

         

S. 127 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles and vessels

H.54 Discussion

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

1:00 PM

         

TBA

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

--

         

After the Floor

10 Minutes After the Floor

 

--

         

H. 63 - An act relating to special license plates for municipal law enforcement vehicles

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Sponsor of Bill, Hartford

 

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.

 

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House Ways & Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

February 21, 2017 - February 24, 2017

Last Updated 2/24/2017 10:29 AM

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

         

FY18 Governor's Proposed Budget

Economic Development proposals

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 AM

         

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

Aircraft Tax

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:00 PM

         

Tax Increment Financing

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

8:45 AM

         

Remote Sales Tax

Amazon Update

Use Tax

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Will Baker, General Counsel, Department of Taxes

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM

         

Economic Development and Taxes (time tentative)

Joseph Henchman, Vice President, State Projects, Tax Foundation

Michael Mazerov, Senior Fellow, State Fiscal Project, CBPP

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

         

H. 43 - An act relating to exempting feminine hygiene products from sales tax

Rep. Paul N. Poirier, Barre City

 

2:00 PM

         

H. 332 - An act relating to exempting paper hygienic products from the sales and use tax and establishing an occupancy surcharge

Rep. James McCullough, sponsor of bill

 

2:15 PM

         

Computer Modernization Fund

Gregg Mousley, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

3:00 PM

         

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Blue Ribbon Tax Commission

Gil Livingston, President, Vermont Land Trust

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:00 AM

         

Education Funding Update

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:30 AM

         

H. 355 - An act relating to exempting motor-assisted bicycles from the sales and use tax

Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Brattleboro

 

11:45 AM

         

H. 130 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of Hartford

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, Hartford - Invited

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

         

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

R&D

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

9:15 AM

         

H. 348 - An act relating to extending the deadline for qualifying contributions to Vermont’s 529 plan and creating an income tax return checkoff to permit contributions to Vermont’s 529 plan

Rep. Oliver Olsen, Windham-Bennington-Windsor

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

         

H. 357 - An act relating to exempting indoor commercial and residential advanced wood boilers from the sales and use tax

Rep. Robert Helm, Fair Haven

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

Olivia Anderson Campbell, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont

 

10:30 AM

         

H. 97 - An act relating to reclaiming revenue losses resulting from federal tax cuts

Rep. Thomas Stevens, Washington-Chittenden

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

 

Senate Ag

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 9:14 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

Rep. Thomas Bock

 

-

         

H. 497 - An act relating to health requirements for animals used in agriculture

Rep. Mark Higley, House Committee On Government Operations

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

10:30 AM

         

Break

 

10:45 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:00 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

10:15 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

House Chamber

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:00 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

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 lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

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Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

March 20, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 8:43 AM

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

1:30 PM

         

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1:30 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Judiciary  [PROTECTION]

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

Matt Riven, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary

 

2:30 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Vermont Public Television--Follow-up  [HIGHER EDUCATION]

Holly Groschner, President and CEO, Vermont Public Television

 

3:00 PM

         

Break

 

3:30 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Department of Information and Innovation  [GENERAL GOVERNMENT]

Darwin Thompson, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

James Nash, Financial Director III, Department of Information & Innovation

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2:00 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Attorney General  [PROTECTION]

T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General

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

Diane Ford, Business Manager, Attorney General's Office

 

2:45 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Human Rights Commission  [PROTECTION]

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

Jason Pinard, Financial Director II

 

3:00 PM

         

Break

 

3:30 PM

         

Bills

(To Be Scheduled)

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2:00 PM

         

FY2018 Governor's Proposed State Budget

Department of Liquor Control  [PROTECTION]

Patrick Delaney, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

Heather Duke, Business Manager, Department of Liquor Control

 

2:30 PM

         

Bills

(To Be Scheduled)

 

4:00 PM

         

Judicial Retention Election

Joint Assembly (House Chamber)

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Bills

(To Be Scheduled)

 

 

Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

February 7, 2017 - February 10, 2017

Last Updated 2/14/2017 9:38 AM

 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

1:00 PM

         

17-0761 - An act relating to school district consolidation and amendments to Acts 153, 156, and 46

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

         

17-0761 - An act relating to school district consolidation and amendments to Acts 153, 156, and 46

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

         

17-0761 - An act relating to school district consolidation and amendments to Acts 153, 156, and 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

         

17-0761 - An act relating to school district consolidation and amendments to Acts 153, 156, and 46

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 jlowell@leg.state.vt.us

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

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 8:42 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1:00 PM

         

S. 109 - An act relating to tuition payments and public high school choice

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

3:30 PM

         

S. 130 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education laws

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2:00 PM

         

Act 166

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Aly Richards, Dir. of Special Projects & Intergovernmental Affairs, Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children

- TBA, Department for Children and Families

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

1:00 PM

         

School Safety

Emily Harris, Northeast Regional Emergency Management Program Coordinator, Department of Public Safety

Robert L. Evans, Manager, Organizational Assessment and K-12 Services, Margolis Healy

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Jeannie Lowell at 802-828-3805 or jlowell@leg.state.vt.us

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 Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 3:28 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1:30 PM

         

S. 99 - An act relating to authorizing additional tax increment financing districts

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1:30 PM

         

S. 100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Andrew Grenier at 802-828-2253 or agrenier@leg.state.vt.us

 

Senate Ops

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 8:48 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1:15 PM

         

Committee Discussion

 

1:45 PM

         

J.R.S. 17 - Joint resolution rescinding the General Assembly’s request, contained in 2014 Acts and Resolves No. R-454, for Congress to convene a U.S. Constitutional Convention

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Joe Benning

 

2:15 PM

         

H. 42 - An act relating to appointing municipal clerks and treasurers and to municipal audit penalties

 

3:00 PM

         

15 Minute Break

 

3:15 PM

         

S. 91 - An act relating to ballot privacy folders

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

 

3:45 PM

         

S. 128 - An act relating to executive sessions under the Open Meeting Law

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

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

 

4:30 PM

         

Chairs' Meeting

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Senate Floor

 

-after the floor

         

S. 126 - An act relating to tie votes in the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules

 

2:00 PM

         

S. 111 - An act relating to privatization contracts

 

3:00 PM

         

H. 59 - An act relating to technical corrections

 

4:00 PM

         

S. 120 - An act relating to limiting corporate campaign contributions

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Senate Floor

 

-after the floor

         

State Treasurer's Office

Discussion of state use of TD Bank North

 

4:00 PM

         

Judicial Retention

Joint Assembly - held in House Chambers

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

11:30 PM

         

Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM

         

H. 379 - An act relating to providing an extension for the repeal of the Search and Rescue Council

 

-

         

J.R.S. 9 - Joint resolution objecting to law enforcement officials’ conduct at the Standing Rock protest and urging President-Elect Trump, on assuming office, not to propose a reversal of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ denial of construction authorization for the Lake Oahe water crossing of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Markup & Vote

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen 828-2272 or cewen@leg.state.vt.us

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

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 9:08 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

After the floor

         

S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

         

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

Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

         

H. 265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Rep. Ann Pugh, Sponsor

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 265 - An act relating to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Witness TBA

 

10:00 AM

         

Vermont Department of Health

Introduction to new Commissioner

Mark Levine, M.D., Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Voices for Vermont's Children

Michelle Fay, Associate Director, Voices for Vermont's Children

 

10:00 AM

         

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

Witness TBA

 

11:00 AM

         

S. 113 - An act relating to food and lodging establishments

Witness TBA

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

8:30 AM

         

Meeting with the Governor

 

9:15 AM

         

TBD

 

11:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Chrissy Gilhuly 828-2299 or cgilhuly@leg.state.vt.us

 

Senate Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 5:41 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1:15 PM

         

BGS

Wish list language

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

120 State Street, Life Safety and Infrastructure Improvements, Montpelier

Section 1.6, pg.7

Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services

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

 

3:00 PM

         

Updates:

111 State Street Renovation, Montpelier

Dept. of Libraries Centralized Facilities, Berlin

Section 1.13, pg.14

Bob Rea, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Department of Buildings & General Services

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

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

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Senate Convenes

 

2:00 PM

         

Capital Bill FY 18 and 19

Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Major Maintenance

Underwater Preserves

Roadside Historic Markers

Historic Preservation Grants

Historic Barns and Agricultural Grants

VT Center for Geographic Information

Section 5 - pgs 23-24

 

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

John Adams, Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information

 

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

1:00 PM

         

To Be Determined

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Heather Calderwood at 802-828-2352 or hcalderwood@leg.state.vt.us

 

Senate Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/20/2017 8:18 AM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

After The Floor

         

Commerce and Trade Consumer Protection Bill

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office

Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors

 

11:15 AM

         

Discussion of House Bills in Committee

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8:30 AM

         

Budget Review

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Christoph Demers, Principal Investigator, State Auditor's Office

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

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

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

Budget Review

Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

JoaAnne Chadwick, Director of Administration, Department of Public Safety

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Matt Riven, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary

Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

8:30 AM

         

Budget Review

Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

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

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. William Botzow, Pownal

Jamie Feehan, Lobbyist, Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America

Kevin Gaffney, Director of Rates & Forms, Department of Financial Regulation

John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association

Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Enterprise Holdings

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Gregg Meyer, Assistant City Attorney, City Of Burlington

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Uber

Nicholas Schieldrop, Vermont Independent Taxi Cab  Alliance

 

12:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 171 - An act relating to expungement

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Robert Paolini, Attorney, Government Relations

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

Tari Scott, Chief of Trial Court Operations, Office of Court Administrator

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

TBD

 

11:30 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Peggy Delaney at 802-828-2278 or pdelaney@leg.state.vt.us

 

Senate Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

March 21, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Last Updated 3/17/2017 5:49 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

10:30 AM

         

S. 100 - An act relating to promoting affordable and sustainable housing

Invited

Craig  Peltier, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

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

Sarah Carpenter, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

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

 

11:00 AM

         

Clean Water Act

Clean Water Projects Evaluation, continued.

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

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8:30 AM

         

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

Invited

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

9:00 AM

         

S. 66 - An act relating to a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation, heating, and other energy use

Sponsor bill introduction

Invited

 Virginia "Ginny" Lyons

 

9:15 AM

         

S. 118 - An act relating to making building energy performance visible

Sponsor bill introduction

Sen. Christopher Bray, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

 

9:30 AM

         

S. 118 - An act relating to making building energy performance visible

Invited

Richard Faesy , Member, Energy Futures Group, Inc.

 

9:45 AM

         

S. 118 - An act relating to making building energy performance visible

Walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

 

10:15 AM

         

S. 118 - An act relating to making building energy performance visible

Continued

 

 

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9:00 AM

         

S. 51 - An act relating to renewable energy goals for Vermont’s total energy consumption

Walk-through of committee strike all amendment

 

9:15 AM

         

S. 51 - An act relating to renewable energy goals for Vermont’s total energy consumption

Walk through of Committee strike all amendment

 

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM

         

S. 51 - An act relating to renewable energy goals for Vermont’s total energy consumption

Invited

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service

 

4:00 PM

         

Joint Assembly

Judicial Retention

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

10:00 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

 

Senate Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

March 5, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Last Updated 3/1/2017 8:41 AM

 

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

10:00 AM

         

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

The General Assembly is on break for the week of Town Meeting

 

 

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