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This Week's Committee Meetings

House Ag & Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 10:45 AM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:30 AM

         

S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

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

 

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor

         

H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

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

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

 

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

Chelsea Lewis, Business Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

4:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

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

 

10:00 AM

         

Fire Evacuation Update

Janet Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Farm taxes

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

 

9:30 AM

         

H. 495 - An act relating to miscellaneous agriculture subjects

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

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

1:00 PM

         

2+2 Advisory Committee Meeting

From 1-4 PM in Room 11

Ag and Forestry Committee members are invited, with best time to come from 1-2:30 PM.

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Agenda to be determined

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 

House Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 5:18 PM

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

10:00 AM

         

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Rep. George W. Till, Reporter, House Committee on Ways and Means

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:00 AM

         

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

H. 196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 122 - An act relating to appropriations for Vermont State Colleges

Rep. David Sharpe, Chair, House Committee on Education

Rep. Janet Ancel, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means

 

9:00 AM

         

Tutorials and Q&A

Connectivity in Schools

Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, Agency of Education

 

10:00 AM

         

Tutorials and Q&A

Retirement

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

11:30 AM

         

H. 196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office

 

12:00 PM

         

Recess for Break

 

1:00 PM

         

H. 196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Committee Discussion

 

1:05 PM

         

S. 122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

Committee Discussion

 

1:15 PM

         

H. 518 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Overview of Senate Proposal

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 518 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Continued Overview of Senate Proposal

 

11:00 AM

         

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

 

12:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor Convenes

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor Convenes

 

 

House Commerce

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:09 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H, Committee Amendments

Rep. David L. Deen

Katie Buckley, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H, Committee Amendments continued

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

         

H. 462 - An act relating to social media privacy for employees

Sen. Philip Baruth, Senate Committee on Education

 

2:20 PM

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Section H, Committee Amendments continued

Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary, Ph.D., Agency of Education (2:30 PM) - Phone

Jonathan Wolff, Lobbyist, Vermont State Colleges

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

Rep. Michael Marcotte

Rep. Jean O'Sullivan

Rep. Paul N. Poirier

Rep. Patricia McCoy

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

3:15 PM

         

S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge

Rep. Stephen Carr

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

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

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

5:45 AM

         

S. 34 - An act relating to cross-promoting development incentives and State policy goals

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

 

6:00 PM

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Committee Discussion - Economic Development, Appropriations

 

-

         

Committee Discussion - Independent Contractors

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

Committee Discussion

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

TBA

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBA

 

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

After the Floor

         

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

TBA

 

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.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 

House Corrections

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:26 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

2:10 PM

         

Inmate Files- New Language

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

 

2:30 PM

         

H. 476 - An act relating to treatment programming at correctional facilities

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM

         

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

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont

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

 

4:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 518 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

Lisa Menard, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

 

10:00 AM

         

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

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Eileen Dickinson, Sponsor

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Care Partners

A. J. Rueben, Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont

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

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

3:00 PM

         

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

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Former Senator Vincent Illuzzi, Lobbyist, VSEA

Karen Barber, Chief Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBD

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

11:00 AM

         

H. 519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

After the Floor

         

H. 519 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 

House Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:28 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

     Fingerprinting, high school completion

 

Molly Bachman, General Counsel, Agency of Education

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

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Bernard Juskiewicz, House Committee on Appropriations

 

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

1:15 PM

         

Democratic, Republican and Progressive Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

         

H. 513 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes to education law

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

4:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:30 AM

         

Teacher Health Care Insurance

     Witnesses to be confirmed

 

Laura Soares, President, Vermont Education Health Initiative

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

James Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont National Education Association

Jeffrey Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

11:30 AM

         

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

Rep. Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment

 

12:50 PM

         

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

     Vote on Sibilia Amendment

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the floor

         

S. 122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM

         

H. 513 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes to education law

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

5:30 PM

         

H. 513 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes to education law

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 513 - An act relating to making miscellaneous changes to education law

     Committee discussion

 

10:00 AM

         

TBD

 

11:00 AM

         

TBD

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the floor

         

TBD

 

3:00 PM

         

TBD

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

After the floor

         

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 [email protected]

 

House Energy and IT

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:27 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Convenes

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

12:15 PM

         

Progressive and Republican Caucuses

 

1:15 PM

         

Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:00 PM

         

Executive Order No. 06-17

John Quinn, Chief Innovation Officer, Governor's Office

 

4:00 PM

         

House Convenes

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Telecom Issues

Telecommunications Plan

Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service

 

10:00 AM

         

H. 487 - An act relating to the Volkswagen diesel litigation settlement and Mitigation Trust monies

Update on the settlements

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

Megan O'Toole, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality & Climate Division

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

Rob McDougal, Environmental Chief, Attorney General's Office

 

11:00 AM

         

Telecom Issues

DPS Plans for Expanding Broadband

 

Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service

 

11:30 AM

         

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

Rep. Lippert Amendment

Rep. William J. Lippert, Hinesburg

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Convenes

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Energy Committees

Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network

Johanna Miller, Energy & Climate Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Suzy Hodgson, Charlotte Energy Committee

Linda Gray, Norwich Energy Committee

Fran and Spence Putnam, Weybridge Energy Committee

Geoff Fitzgerald, Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee

Michael Bosworth, Brattleboro Energy Committee

Alan Johnson, Hartford Energy Committee

Ken Welch, Wallingford Energy Committee

Amelia Fritz, Craftsbury Energy Committee

Bob Walker, Thetford Energy Committee

Jim Hand, Dorset Energy Committee

Sam Swanson, S. Burlington Energy Committee

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Convenes

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Convenes

 

15 min after Floor

         

TBD

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 1 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

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 11:30 AM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

H. 196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Report from House Ways and Means - as Floor time allows.

Rep. George W. Till, House Committee on Ways and Means - Invited

 

4:00 PM

         

House Floor

Afternoon session.

 

-

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 260 - An act relating to residential rental agreements and expedited eviction

Angela Zaikowski , Director, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC

Jonathan Bond, Director of Vermont Tenants & Mobile Home Programs, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

Sandy Pariitz, Director. Poverty Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

 

-

         

H. 196 - An act relating to paid family leave

Follow-up on report from Ways and Means.

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor

         

Committee Work

As Floor time allows

 

-

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Field Trip

Committee will be visiting the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph.

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

-

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

-

         

To Be Determined

Committee agenda will be released as Floor time allows.

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 1 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

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:44 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

8:30 AM

         

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

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Ben Kinsley, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont Prosperity

Madeline Motta, Certified Corporate and Ethics Professional, Integritas Consulting

 

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

 

2:30 PM

         

H. 522 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM

         

H. 529 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM

         

H. 5 - An act relating to investment of town cemetery funds

Committee Discussion

 

4:00 PM

         

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

Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:30 AM

         

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

Bruce Westcott

Jon Skates, Assistant General Manager, Casella Waste Management

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

 

9:15 AM

         

H. 534 - An act relating to approval of the adoption and codification of the charter of the Town of Calais

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM

         

S. 131 - An act relating to State’s Attorneys and sheriffs

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

Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

John Bernard, Director of Labor Relations, Department of Human Resources

Annie Noonan, Deputy Director, State's Attorneys and Sheriffs Association

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Cara Cookson, J.D., Public Policy Director and Victim Assistance Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

3:00 PM

         

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

Chapin Spencer, Director, Public Works for the City of Burlington

Tucker Anderson, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:00 PM

         

Professional Regulation of Medical Assistants

Rep. Elizabeth "Betsy" Dunn

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Committee  Discussion

Workforce Classification (Step Report)

Molly Paulger, Classification Director, Department of Human Resources

 

10:00 AM

         

Boards and Commissions

 

11:00 AM

         

S. 131 - An act relating to State’s Attorneys and sheriffs

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

John Bernard, Director of Labor Relations, Department of Human Resources

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Michael Clasen, Deputy State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

3:30 PM

         

Department of Motor Vehicles/Automatic Voter Registration

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

 

4:00 PM

         

Ombudsman for PRA and Open Meeting law Issues

Anne Galloway, Reporter, VT Digger

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

Hon. James Condos, Secretary of State

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 AM

         

Committee  Discussion

 

9:00 AM

         

Sergeant at Arms Security Update

Janet Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vermont Legislature

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

Committee  Discussion

 

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 Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 11:48 AM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Committee discussion re work of House Judiciary

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wilda White, Executive  Director, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

John Wallace, General Counsel, Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

10:00 AM

         

H. 507 - An act relating to Next Generation Medicaid ACO pilot project reporting requirements

Quick update on status

Rep. Lori Houghton

 

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

Brain Tumor

Witness on brain tumor issues

Riley Callen, Winner, Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Laura Callen, Parent

 

2:55 PM

         

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

Committee discussion, straw poll supporting House Judiciary Committee's amendment

 

3:00 PM

         

H. 145 - An act relating to establishing the Mental Health Crisis Response Commission

Vote on Senate amendment

 

3:10 PM

         

S. 4 - An act relating to publicly accessible meetings of an accountable care organization’s governing body

Vote

 

4:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Testimony and possible vote.

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health

 

9:30 AM

         

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

10:30 AM

         

H. 230 - An act relating to consent by minors for mental health treatment related to sexual orientation and gender identity

Review Senate amendment

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:45 AM

         

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

Discussion--status in Senate of H. Amendment

Rep. Annmarie Christensen

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

3:00 PM

         

TBA

Or after Floor adjourns

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBA

 

10:00 AM

         

TBA

 

11:00 AM

         

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

S.133 presentation on House Floor

 

3:00 PM

         

TBA

Or after Floor adjourns

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBA

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

Devotional: State House Singers)

S.133 presentation on House Floor

 

11:00 AM

         

TBA

Or after Floor adjourns

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

TBA

 

 

House Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:00 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Social Impact Bonds

Emily Schneider, Student, Dartmouth College

Brian Thorpe, Student, Dartmouth College

 

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark Up

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Shayne Lynn, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc.

John Hollar, Lobbyist, Brandon Dispensary

Monique McHenry, Executive Director, VT Patients Alliance

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 508 - An act relating to building resilience for individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences

Walk through

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

10:00 AM

         

Break

 

10:15 AM

         

S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark-Up

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

         

S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Virginia Renfrew, Lobbyist, Vermont Cannabis Trade Association

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 517 - An act relating to prekindergarten education and child development programs

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Ed.D., Agency of Education

Al Gobeille, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

 

9:30 AM

         

S. 16 - An act relating to expanding patient access to the Medical Marijuana Registry

Mark -Up & Vote

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

         

TBA

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 AM

         

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

Report from Dept. for Children and Families and Superior Court

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

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

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor

         

TBA

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

TBA

 

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 and comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker 828-2265 or [email protected]

 

House Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:03 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM

         

House Convenes

 

1:15 PM

         

Caucuses and Lunch

 

2:30 PM

         

Committee Discussion of Senate Action on House Judiciary bills

 

2:50 PM

         

H. 213 - An act relating to establishing statewide access to drug and DUI treatment courts

Committee Discussion and Vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-

         

S. 23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM

         

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

Committee Discussion and Vote

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:15 PM

         

S. 134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Committee Discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:00 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

S. 134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Committee Discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM

         

Recess to Attend Karen Carroll Swearing in Ceremony at Vermont Supreme Court

 

11:40 AM

         

S. 23 - An act relating to juvenile jurisdiction

Committee Discussion

 

11:45 AM

         

S. 134 - An act relating to court diversion and pretrial services

Vote

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

 

11:55 AM

         

S. 112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

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

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:15 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor

         

J.R.S. 18 - Joint resolution in support of combating the rise in hate crimes and bigotry

Vote

Brenda Churchill, Self-Advocate, Bakersfield

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

3:35 PM

         

S. 112 - An act relating to creating the Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force

Testimony and Vote

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

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

James DesMarais, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michael Donoghue, Executive Director, Vermont Press Association

Jenna Majeski, Editor, Woodstock Union High School Newspaper

Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals' Association

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

Peter Teachout, Professor, Vermont Law School - Invited

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

Frank LoMonte, Executive  Director, Student Press Law Center - Phone

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

Heather Lynn, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust - Invited

 

10:15 AM

         

Break

 

10:30 AM

         

TBA

 

11:30 AM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

House Convenes

 

4:30 PM

         

Adjourn

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Convenes

 

15 Min After Floor

         

TBA

 

2:00 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 Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:01 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:30 AM

         

S. 103 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous materials

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Health

 

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

5 min after floor

         

TBD

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM

         

H. 233 - An act relating to protecting working forests and habitat

Draft 3.1

Ed Larson, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

Nick Ecker-Raez, Glover

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

Lyn Desmarais, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Jim Shallow, Conservation and Policy Director, Audubon Vermont

Michael DeBonis, Executive Director, Green Mountain Club

William Sayer, Vermont Forest Products Association

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

House Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/25/2017 4:22 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

8:30 AM

         

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

Gage Amendment

Committee Discussion

Rep. Douglas Gage

 

9:00 AM

         

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

Till Amendment

Committee Discussion

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

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

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

 

10:00 AM

         

House Floor

 

1:15 PM

         

Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM

         

Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:50 PM

         

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Information to Committee

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

 

4:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 494 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to transportation-related law

Capital Bill Clean Water

Sue Scribner, Director, Municipal Assistance Bureau, Agency of Transportation

Jennifer Callahan, Stormwater Technician, Environmental Program Water Quality Unit, Vermont Agency of Transportation

 

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

1:00 PM

         

House Floor

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:30 AM

         

House Floor

 

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

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 4:26 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Briefing on the Budget

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM

         

FLOOR

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM

         

S. 136 - An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:30 PM

         

Governor's Health Care Proposal

Susanne Young, Secretary of Administration, Agency of Administration

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

 

4:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

Governor's Health Care Proposal

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

 

10:00 AM

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:15 AM

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David White, President, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

TIF districts

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

S. 135 - An act relating to promoting economic development

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

1:00 PM

         

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

         

TBD

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:00 AM

         

TBD

 

9:30 AM

         

FLOOR

 

After the Floor

         

TBD

 

12:00 PM

         

Lunch

 

 

Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 3:47 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/25/2017 10:37 AM

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

1:30 PM

         

No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1:30 PM

         

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

Sen. Alison Clarkson

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:15 PM

         

H. 424 - An act relating to the Commission on Act 250:  the Next 50 Years

Sen. Mark A. MacDonald

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

1:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

1:30 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

1:00 PM

         

To Be Scheduled

 

 

Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

February 7, 2017 - February 10, 2017

Last Updated 4/3/2017 2:50 PM

 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

1:00 PM

         

S. 122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

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

         

S. 122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

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

         

S. 122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

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

         

S. 122 - An act relating to increased flexibility for school district mergers

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

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/25/2017 2:25 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor Convenes

 

1:30 PM

         

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor Convenes

 

1:30 PM

         

TBD

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor Convenes

 

1:30 PM

         

TBD

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor Convenes

 

1:30 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

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

 

Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 3:02 PM

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

3:00 PM

         

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

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:20 PM

         

Teacher's Retirement Fund

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

3:45 PM

         

H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Nicole Mace, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

 

4:00 PM

         

H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

4:15 PM

         

H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Committee Discussion / Possible Vote

 

4:30 PM

         

Provider Parity Implementation

Kelly Lange, Director of Healthcare Reform, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

 

4:45 PM

         

Provider Parity Implementation

Michael Del Trecco, Vice President of Finance, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

 

5:00 PM

         

H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Michelle Anderson, General Counsel, Department of Human Resources

John Berard, Director, Labor Relations, Department of Human Resources

 

5:15 PM

         

H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Committee Discussion / Possible Vote

 

6:00 PM

         

H. 516 - An act relating to miscellaneous tax changes

Committee Discussion / Possible Vote

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Pay Parity Provider Pay Parity Implementation

Committee Discussion

 

1:30 PM

         

H. 59 - An act relating to technical corrections

Sebastian Arduengo, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:00 PM

         

H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Committee Discussion / Possible Vote

 

2:45 PM

         

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

Emily Kisicki, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

 

3:00 PM

         

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

James Feehan, Lobbyist, Asurion, Inc

 

3:15 PM

         

H. 509 - An act relating to calculating statewide education tax rates

Committee Discussion

 

4:00 PM

         

H. 347 - An act relating to the State Telecommunications Plan

Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

1:00 PM

         

No Testimony Scheduled

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

2:00 PM

         

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

Charlie Herrick, Owner, Vermont Ride Network

 

2:15 PM

         

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

John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association

 

2:30 PM

         

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

Committee Discussion / Possible Vote

 

3:00 PM

         

H. 347 - An act relating to the State Telecommunications Plan

Committee Discussion / Possible Vote

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

1:00 PM

         

Pay Parity Proposed  Amendment

Kelly Lange, Director of Healthcare Reform, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

 

1:45 PM

         

Pay Parity Proposed Amendment

Amy Cooper, Executive Director, Healthfirst, Inc.

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 

Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 3:22 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Michael Hall, Chief, Manchester Police Department

William Boynyak, President, Vermont Sheriffs Association

Michael O'Neil, President, Vermont Troopers Association

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

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

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM

         

H. 506 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Draft 2.1 - Vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

 

-

         

H. 512 - An act relating to the procedure for conducting recounts

H.514

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

Heather Shouldice, William Shouldice & Associates

Thomas Weiss, Citizen, Montpelier

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

April 25, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 10:04 AM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

-

         

Senate Floor

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00 AM

         

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

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Donna Burkett, Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

Samantha Nelson, Government Affairs Consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jessa Barnard, General Counsel and Vice-President for Policy, Vermont Medical Society

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:00 AM

         

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

Committee discussion

 

8:30 AM

         

S. 133 - An act relating to examining mental health care and care coordination

Committee discussion

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Chrissy Gilhuly 828-2299 or [email protected]

 

Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/24/2017 8:43 AM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1:00 PM

         

17-1344 - An act relating to public property; Forests, Parks and Recreation; commissioner

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

1:00 PM

         

To Be Announced

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

1:00 PM

         

To Be Announced

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

10:00 AM

         

To Be Announced

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Chrissy Gilhuly 828-2299 or [email protected]

 

Senate Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 10:31 AM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 218 - An act relating to the adequate shelter of dogs and cats

Jane Jackson, Bookends Farm - Phone

Andrea McMahan, President, Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs

Dr. Lisa Nelson, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society

Bernard Downing, Vermont Volunteer Service for Animals, Chelsea

Sue Skaskiw, VSNIP Administrator, Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals Humane Society

Patty Beda, Animal Control Rutland City Police

 

9:30 AM

         

Adjourn

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 218 - An act relating to the adequate shelter of dogs and cats

Julius Goodman

Dr. Darwin Eaton

 

9:15 AM

         

Adjourn

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 AM

         

House Bills

Tentative

 

10:00 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

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 5:32 PM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

No Meeting Scheduled

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:30 AM

         

Act 148 of 2012- Universal Recycling

Tom Gilbert, Owner/Operator, Black Dirt Farm, Stannard VT - Phone

Josh Kelly, Waste Management Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Cheryl Franklin, Hauler, Windham County - Phone

Craig Goodenough, Hauler, Windham County

Lisa Ransom, Owner, Grow Compost of Vermont

Bob Spencer, Executive Director, Windham Solid Waste Management District and Compost Facility

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

Pat Austin, Hauler, Orleans County

Michael Casella, General Manager, Casella Waste Management

Jennifer Holliday, Environmental and Safety Compliance Manager, Chittenden Solid Waste District - Invited

Eric Paris, Organic farm composter, Lyndon - Invited

Trevor Mance, Owner, TAM Waste Services, Shaftsbury - Invited

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00 AM

         

S. 20 - An act relating to permanent licenses for persons 66 years of age or older

Committee Review and Discussion of House Proposal of Amendment

 

9:15 AM

         

S. 75 - An act relating to aquatic nuisance species control

Committee Discussion

Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation

 

9:30 AM

         

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

Committee Discussion

 

9:45 AM

         

Confirmation of Governor's Appointment

Commissioner Boedecker

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 AM

         

To Be Determined

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Floor

 

 

Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

April 23, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Last Updated 4/26/2017 8:08 AM

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 AM

         

H. 494 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to transportation-related law

Committee of Conference

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:30 AM

         

H. 494 - An act relating to the Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to transportation-related law

Committee of Conference continued

 

10:00 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

10:00 AM

         

Senate Convenes

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

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

 

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