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VCDR 2018 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events April 9 – April 13

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VCDR 2018 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events

April 9 – April 13

Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights

VCDR publishes a weekly legislative calendar of events, committee schedules, and floor activities during the 2018 Legislative Session. This is the second year of the two year legislative biennium.

These weekly alerts contain summaries of legislative activities, committee agendas, and House and Senate Calendar items that would be of interest to the disability community. The complete committee schedules will not be found here, but a link has been provided for the complete Legislative Committee agendas, the Legislative Calendar and Journal Page, and the Legislative Web-Site.                                                       

You will find highlights of the week’s Legislative activities for specific committees, public hearing notifications, and calendar activity of interest in this weekly report, as well as a listing and brief explanations of legislation introduced at the end of the committee schedules when available.  

This Committee Schedule is generally published on Monday of each week, but is subject to change throughout the week. Please check the calendar online, on the Vermont Legislative web page for updates.

 

*** LEGISLATIVE WEB PAGE***

http://legislature.vermont.gov/

***COMMITTEE INFORMATION ***

Committees have their own web-pages, where you can find documents and written testimony as well as committee schedules. http://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/list/2018/# 

House & Senate Committee Assignments:

Make sure when you go to this page you click on “SHOW ALL MEMBERS”

http://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/list/2018/

Complete Weekly Committee Schedule House and Senate: http://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/weeklyAgendas/2018

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** Calendars and Journals **

House Calendar

 

House Calendars:

http://legislature.vermont.gov/house/service/2018/calendar

 

House Journals:

http://legislature.vermont.gov/house/service/2018/journal

 

Senate Calendar

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018

SENATE CONVENES AT: 9:30 A.M.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACTION CALENDAR

NEW BUSINESS

 

Second Reading

 

 

Favorable

H. 673 An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to the Reach Up

program

Health and Welfare Report – Sen. Ingram ……………………………………..1522

 

NOTICE CALENDAR

Second Reading

Favorable

H. 429 An act relating to establishment of a communication facilitator

program

Finance Report – Sen. Lyons ……………………………………………………… 1529

 

H. 836 An act relating to electronic court filings for relief from abuse

orders…………………………………………………………………………………………. 1536

Senate Calendars:

http://legislature.vermont.gov/senate/service/2018/calendar 

Senate Journals:

http://legislature.vermont.gov/senate/service/2018/journal

  

As a general rule the House and Senate meet at these times during the session:

Floor Times:

  House           Senate
Tuesday: 10:00 am 9:30 am
Wednesday: 1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am 11:30 am

 

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***LIVE STREAMS***

You can listen on VPR: http://digital.vpr.net/online-streams

Listen to House and Senate activity when they are in session

      VCDR – **Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights**

Information may also be found on the VCDR Website: www.vcdr.org

The VCDR Website is now online. Some pages are still under construction.

Please visit our FACEbook Page

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***Joint Fiscal Page ***

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/

The FY 2019 Budget documents and Department and Administration testimony can be found on the Joint Fiscal Page. http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/budget_fy2019.aspx 

H.924 An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0924/H-0924%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

Web Report

This link is to the FY 2019 Budget Web Report which shows the House’s Action  on the Governor’s Proposed FY 2019 Budget

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/webreports/webreports/Web/FY2019%20Big%20Bill%20Web%20Report%203-28-2018%209_51_26%20AM.html

H.924 House Passed FY 2019 Budget Highlights

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/appropriations/fy_2019/House_Fy_2019_Budget_Summary_Document.pdf

***NEW Stephanie Barrett, Legislative Joint Fiscal Office

H.924: SAC Working List GF–FY19 Budget

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***BUDGET TESTIMONY***

 

***NEW Testimony Page for FY 2019 Budget

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/document/2018/23/Date/4-4-2018#documents-section

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/document/2018/23/Date/4-5-2018#documents-section

***NEW Testimony in Senate Appropriations on Disabilities:

Ed Paquin, VT Coalition for Disabiity Rights

H.924: Support for developmental disability and mental health services

Pam McCarthy, VT Family Network

H.924: Support for funding increase for Children’s Integrated Services

Patricia Tedesco, VT Center for Independent Living

H.924: Support for home access program

Susan Aranoff, VT Developmental Disabilities Council

H.924: Support for developmental services funding

 

 
***LEGISLATION***

SPECIAL EDUCATION   

***NEW H.897: Draft No. 1.1 Senate Education Amendment, 4-5-2018

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/Senate%20Education/Bills/H.897/Drafts,%20amendments%20and%20summaries/H.897~James%20DesMarais~Draft%20No.%201.1%20Senate%20Education%20Amendment,%204-5-2018~4-5-2018.pdf

H.897 an act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/H.897 

As Passed by House:

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0897/H-0897%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

H.897: Section by Section Summary

***new Witness Testimony in Senate Education

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/document/2018/24/Bill/4187673#documents-section

 

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***** PUBLIC HEARINGs ***

Public Hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Tuesday April 10, 2018 The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs is holding a public hearing on paid family and medical leave insurance.

Tuesday, April 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Vermont State House, Montpelier
Read the bill, H.196, being considered by the Senate here.

 

Despite Governor’s Opposition, Vt. Senate Committee Prioritizes Paid Family Leave Bill  Vermont Public Radio  

http://digital.vpr.net/post/despite-governors-opposition-vt-senate-committee-prioritizes-paid-family-leave-bill

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***ARTICLES of INTERST***

 

***NEW Vermonters urge House panel to pass minimum wage bill By Xander Landen https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/06/vermonters-urge-house-panel-pass-minimum-wage-bill/

Breaking down the VT House tax bill that Gov. Scott has threatened to veto

April McCullum, Free Press Staff Writer

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/government/2018/03/30/vermont-house-tax-plan-how-could-affect-you/467919002/

 

House passes $5.84 billion budget proposal By Xander Landen Mar 24 2018

https://vtdigger.org/2018/03/24/house-passes-5-84-billion-budget-proposal/

Health programs saved in House Appropriations budget By Xander Landen Mar 16 2018 https://vtdigger.org/2018/03/16/health-programs-saved-house-appropriations-budget/

 

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***EVENTS***

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***Committee Highlights***

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House Appropriations Committee https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/9

On Tuesday the Committee will take up the S. 40 – An act relating to increasing the minimum wage. On Wednesday they will have a committee discussion about Budget Assignments. On Thursday they will take up Medicaid -52 Points of light and discuss Housing Supports.

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House Committee Corrections and Institutions https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/17

On Tuesday the Committee will take up    UVM Medical Center Mental Health Proposal in  Room 10 – This is a discussion regarding AHS, DOC, and MH proposal for UVM Medical Center and secure residential facilities within the state

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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/11

On Tuesday the Committee will take up H. 143 – An act relating to automobile insurance requirements and transportation network companies.   This bill proposes to address issues relating to fair debt collection and other consumer protection laws.

 

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House Committee on Education

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/10  

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the Committee will take up S. 257 – An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law. On Tuesday the Committee will also take up Education Cost Containment and hear from the Administration and on Wednesday they will take up S. 229 – An act relating to State Board of Education approval of independent schools

S.257 As passed by the Senate: https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0257/S-0257%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

S.229 As passed by Senate:

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0229/S-0229%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf 

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The House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs  https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/13 

On Tuesday and Wednesday the Committee will take up S. 204 – An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals and on Wednesday and Thursday the Committee will take up S. 40 – An act relating to increasing the minimum wage.

S.40 As Passed by Senate https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0040/S- 0040%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

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House Committee on Government Operations https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/agenda/2018/3650

On Thursday and Friday the Committee will take up S. 281 – An act relating to the mitigation of systemic racism

S.281As passed by the Senate: https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0281/S-0281%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

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House Committee on Health Care Committee https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/15

On Tuesday the Committee will join House Correction and hear about UVM Medical Center Mental Health Proposal in Room 10 at @ 2:00Pm. On Tuesday and Friday the Committee will take up S. 282 – An act relating to health care providers participating in Vermont’s Medicaid program.

On Thursday the Committee will take up S.53 – An act relating to recommendations for achieving universal coverage for primary care in Vermont

S.262 As passed by Senate: https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0262/S-0262%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

S.53 As passed by Senate:

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0053/S-0053%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

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House Committee on Human Services https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/16 

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the Committee will take up S.261 – An act relating to mitigating trauma and toxic stress during childhood by strengthening child and family resilience. On Tuesday the Committee will take up S. 40 – An act relating to increasing the minimum wage.

On Wednesday and Thursday the Committee will take up S.225 – An act relating to pilot programs for coverage by commercial health insurers of costs associated with medication-assisted treatment.

S.261 As passed by Senate https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0261/S-0261%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

S.225 As passed by the Senate https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0225/S-0225%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

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House Committee on Judiciary    https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/18   On Tuesday the Committee will take up S. 222 – An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures and H. 482 – An act relating to consumer protection

S.222 As passed by Senate

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0222/S-0222%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf

 

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Senate Appropriations Committee:  https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/23

The Committee will discuss the Governor’s Proposed FY 2019 Budget all week  H.924 an act relating to making appropriations for the support of government as passed by the House: https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0924/H-0924%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs  https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/32

On Tuesday the Committee will take up H. 764 – An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection and H. 593 – An act relating to miscellaneous consumer protection provisions in the morning and hold a public hearing on H. 196 – An act relating to paid family leave

On Wednesday and Friday the Committee will take up H. 196 – An act relating to paid family leave

H.196 as Passed by the House:  https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0196/H-0196%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

On Thursday the Committee will take up H. 333 – An act relating to identification of gender-free restrooms in public buildings and places of public accommodation

H.333 As passed by House https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0333/H-0333%20As%20Passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

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Senate Committee on Education https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/24.

On Tuesday afternoon the Committee will take up State Workforce Development; Career Technical Education Recommendations and H. 897 – An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

H.897 As passed by the House: https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0897/H-0897%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

H.897: Draft No. 1.1 Senate Education Amendment, 4-5-2018

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/Senate%20Education/Bills/H.897/Drafts,%20amendments%20and%20summaries/H.897~James%20DesMarais~Draft%20No.%201.1%20Senate%20Education%20Amendment,%204-5-2018~4-5-2018.pdf

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Senate Committee on Finance https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/32

On Tuesday the Committee will take up H. 892 – An act relating to regulation of short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage and association health plans and H. 911 – An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing system.

H. 911 As passed by the House:

Senate Committee on Government Operations https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/26

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Senate Health and Welfare Committee 

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/27

On Tuesday the Committee will discuss their Budget Memo to Senate Appropriations. On Thursday the Committee will take up H. 921 – An act relating to nursing home oversight and H. 912 – An act relating to the health care regulatory duties of the Green Mountain Care Board

H.921 As passed by House

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0921/H-0921%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

H.912 As passed by House

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0912/H-0912%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

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Senate Committee on Institutions https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/28

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Senate Committee on Judiciary

https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/29 

On Wednesday the Committee will take up H. 237 – An act relating to saliva testing and on Thursday they will take up H. 718 – An act relating to creation of the Restorative Justice Study Committee and  H. 727 – An act relating to the admissibility of a child’s hearsay statements in a proceeding before the Human Services Board

H.727 As passed by House

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0727/H-0727%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

H.237 As passed by House

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0237/H-0237%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20House%20Official.pdf

 

 
 
***LEGISLATION INTRODUCED***

 

 

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Submitted by Karen Lafayette [email protected]