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VCDR 2018 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events May 7 – May 11

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

May 7  –  May 11

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

Monday, May 07, 2018

125th DAY OF THE ADJOURNED SESSION

House Convenes at 1:00 P.M.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ACTION CALENDAR

 

Unfinished Business of Saturday, May 5 2018

Third Reading

 

S. 261 An act relating to mitigating trauma and toxic stress during childhood

by strengthening child and family resilience………………..……………………. 2839

Rep. Yacovone Amendment…………………………………………………………….2839

 

S. 280 An act relating to the Advisory Council for Strengthening Families2840

Senate Proposal of Amendment

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Favorable with Amendment

 

S. 40 An act relating to increasing the minimum wage……………………..….2863

Rep. Stevens for General, Housing, and Military Affairs

Rep. Toll for Appropriations…………….……………………………………………..2865

 

S. 94 An act relating to promoting remote work……………………..…………. 2865

Rep. Botzow for Commerce and Economic Development

Rep. Keenan for Appropriations…………….……………………………………….. 2878

Rep. Ancel for Ways and Means…………………….……………………………….. 2879

 

H. 912 The health care regulatory duties of the Green Mountain Care Board

………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2902

H. 913 Boards and commissions……………….……………………………………..2909

Senate Proposal of Amendment to House Proposal of Amendment to

Senate Proposal of Amendment

 

H. 143 Automobile insurance requirements and transportation network

companies…………………………………………………………………………………….2919

 

ACTION CALENDAR

Action Postponed Until Tuesday, May 8, 2018

 

 

 

Favorable with Amendment

S. 40 An act relating to increasing the minimum wage……………………..….2922

Rep. Stevens for General, Housing, and Military Affairs

Rep. Toll for Appropriations…………….……………………………………………..2923

Rep. Browning Amendment…………………………………………………………… 2923

Rep. Helm Amendment…………………………………………………………………. 2927

Rep. Poirier Amendment……………………………………………………………….. 2929

 

Senate Proposal of Amendment

H. 912 The health care regulatory duties of the Green Mountain Care Board

………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2951

 

NOTICE CALENDAR

Favorable with Amendment

 

S. 204 An act relating to the registration of short-term rentals……………… 2998

Rep. Read for General, Housing, and Military Affairs

Rep. Baser for Ways and Means…………………….…………………………………3002

 

S. 257 An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law………….3005

Rep. Sharpe for Education

Rep. Pugh for Human Services………………….……………………………………. 3034

Senate Proposal of Amendment

 

H. 897 Enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services

provided to students who require additional support…………………..………. 3036

 

H. 911 Changes in Vermont’s personal income tax and education financing

system………………………………………………………………………………………… 3069

 

H. 917 The Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to

transportation-related law………………………………………………………………. 3076

Senate Proposal of Amendment to House Proposal of Amendment

 

S. 192 An act relating to transferring the professional regulation of law

enforcement officers from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council to

the Office of Professional Regulation………………..…………………………….. 3102

HOUSE CALENDARS: https://legislature.vermont.gov/house/service/2018/calendar

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Senate Calendar

MONDAY, MAY 07, 2018

SENATE CONVENES AT: 1:00 P.M.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACTION CALENDAR

 

CONSIDERATION POSTPONED

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MAY 3, 2018

House Proposal of Amendment to Senate Proposal of Amendment

 

H. 608 An act relating to creating an Older Vermonters Act working

group…………………….……………………………………………………………………. 3470

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MAY 4, 2018

Second Reading

 

Favorable with Proposal of Amendment

 

S. 192 An act relating to transferring the professional regulation of

law enforcement officers from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training

Council to the Office of Professional Regulation………………..……………… 3480

 

H. 806 An act relating to the Southeast State Correctional Facility ………. 3491

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MAY 5, 2018

Third Reading

 

H. 897 An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability,

and equity of services provided to students who require additional

support…………………..…………………………………………………………………… 3495

 

H. 911 An act relating to changes in Vermont’s personal income tax

and education financing system………………………………………………………. 3495

 

Second Reading

Favorable

H. 916 An act relating to increasing the moral obligation authority of

the Vermont Economic Development Authority

Econ. Dev., Housing and General Affairs Report – Sen. Clarkson ……. 3496

Appropriations Report – Sen. Sears …………………………………………….. 3496

 

Favorable with Proposal of Amendment

H. 731 An act relating to miscellaneous workers’ compensation and

occupational safety amendments

Econ. Dev., Housing and General Affairs Report – Sen. Sirotkin …….. 3540

Finance Report – Sen. Sirotkin …………………………………………………… 3546

 

H. 764 An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection

Econ. Dev., Housing and General Affairs Report – Sen. Sirotkin …….. 3546

Finance Report – Sen. Sirotkin …………………………………………………… 3567

 

H. 777 An act relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund

Institutions Report – Sen. Rodgers ……………………………………………… 3567

Finance Report – Sen. Lyons ……………………………………………………… 3568

Appropriations Report – Sen. Nitka ……………………………………………..3568

 

H. 907 An act relating to improving rental housing safety

Econ. Dev., Housing and General Affairs Report – Sen. Sirotkin …….. 3568

Appropriations Report – Sen. Nitka ……………………………………………..3573

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Second Reading

 

Favorable with Proposal of Amendment

H. 196 An act relating to paid family leave

Econ. Dev., Housing and General Affairs Report – Sen. Sirotkin …….. 3614

Finance Report – Sen. Sirotkin …………………………………………………… 3625

Appropriations Report – Sen. Starr ………………………………………………3628

 

H. 639 An act relating to banning cost-sharing for all breast imaging services

Finance Report – Sen. Lyons ……………………………………………………… 3642

 

TUESDAY, MAY 08, 2018

SENATE CONVENES AT: 10:30 A.M.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ACTION CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MAY 3, 2018

 

House Proposal of Amendment to Senate Proposal of Amendment

H. 608 An act relating to creating an Older Vermonters Act working

group…………………….…………………………………………………………………….3802

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MAY 4, 2018

 

Second Reading

House Proposal of Amendment

S. 281 An act relating to the mitigation of systemic racism…………………..3809

House Proposal of Amendment to Senate Proposal of Amendment

 

H. 806 An act relating to the Southeast State Correctional Facility ……… 3814

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MAY 5, 2018

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF MAY 7, 2018

Second Reading

Favorable with Proposal of Amendment

H. 196 An act relating to paid family leave

Econ. Dev., Housing and General Affairs Report – Sen. Sirotkin …….. 3840

Finance Report – Sen. Sirotkin …………………………………………………… 3851

Appropriations Report – Sen. Starr ………………………………………………3854

 

H. 919 An act relating to workforce development

Econ. Dev., Housing and General Affairs Report – Sen. Clarkson ……. 3926

Appropriations Report – Sen. Starr ………………………………………………3949

 

House Proposals of Amendment

 

S. 206 An act relating to business consumer protection for point-of-sale

equipment leases……………………………………………………………………………3959

S. 222 An act relating to miscellaneous judiciary procedures……………….. 3962

S. 262 An act relating to miscellaneous changes to the Medicaid

program and the Department of Vermont Health Access……………………… 3971

SENATE CALENDARS: https://legislature.vermont.gov/senate/service/2018/calendar

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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 FY 2019 Budget as passed out by Senate Appropriations https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/CALENDAR/sc180426a.pdf

FY 2019 Budget Web Report with Senate Appropriations Actions – Human Services http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/webreports/webreports/Web/FY2019%20Big%20Bill%20Web%20Report%204-26-2018%208_52_20%20AM.html#id3400001000

Senate Appropriations One Time and Tobacco Settlement Funding

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/appropriations/fy_2019/SAC_tracking_FY19_and_long_list.pdf

 H. 924: FY 2019 Senate Budget Highlights – April 2018 http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/appropriations/fy_2019/FY19%20Senate%20Budget%20Highlights%20Summary.pdf

H. 924 House Budget Highlights – March 2018 http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/appropriations/fy_2019/House_Fy_2019_Budget _Summary_Document.pdf

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***BUDGET and RELATED ARTCLES***

 

***NEW Fiscal analyst reports $55 million in surplus tax revenue By Xander Landen  May 3 2018                                                       https://vtdigger.org/2018/05/03/fiscal-analyst-projects-55-million-surplus-tax-revenue/

***NEW Walters: Scott Talks Compromise But Stands Firm on School Finance Posted By John Walters on Thu, May 3, 2018 at 5:57 PM

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2018/05/03/walters-scott-talks-compromise-but-stands-firm-on-school-finance

***NEW Skepticism Mounts Over Scott’s Late-Session Education Proposal

Posted By Alicia Freese on Wed, May 2, 2018 at 6:13 PM   https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2018/05/02/skepticism-mounts-over-scotts-late-session-education-proposal

 

Senate OKs $5.86 billion budget – VTDigger 4/27/18

https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/27/senate-oks-5-86-billion-budget/

 

Senate jettisons Vermont National Guard tuition assistance, ThinkVermont initiatives – VTDigger 4/27/18

https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/27/senate-jettisons-vermont-national-guard-tuition-assistance-thinkvermont-initiatives/

 

Lawmakers push back on Scott veto threats                                          By Dave Gram Apr 29 2018                                                     https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/29/lawmakers-push-back-scott-veto-threats/

 

Scott administration looks to impose student ratios – VTDigger 4/24/18

https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/25/scott-administration-looks-impose-student-ratios/

 

Scott ‘fairly certain’ that a veto session is on the way – VTDigger 4/24/18

https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/24/scott-fairly-certain-veto-session-way/

 

Lawmakers not buying Scott’s one-time spending solution – VTDigger 4/23/18

https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/23/lawmakers-not-buying-scotts-one-time-spending-solution/

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***BUDGET TESTIMONY***

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***SELECTED LEGISLATION***

SPECIAL EDUCATION – On Senate Floor

H.897: Services Provided to Students Who Require Additional Support

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/Senate%20Appropriations/Bills/H.897~Senate%20Committees%20on%20Education%20and%20Finance%20Reports~Services%20Provided%20to%20Students%20Who%20Require%20Additional%20Support~4-26-2018.pdf

S.229 Independent Schools in Special Education Bill (H.897)

 

 

Minimum  WAGE On House Floor

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

House Appropriations documentation related to Minimum Wage: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/document/2018/9/Bill/4189200#documents-section

PAID FAMILY LEAVE On Senate Floor

H.196 An act relating to paid family leave – 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

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – On Senate Floor

H.919 An act relating to workforce development https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/Senate%20Economic%20Development/Bills/H.919/H.919~David%20Hall~Draft%20No.%208.1,%204-26-2018~4-27-2018.pdf

 

CHILD POVERTY – Passes in House

S.280 – Child Poverty Council as amended by House Human Services DRAFT 6.1 – Senate Amendment adds Child protection Oversight Committtee

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/House%20Human%20Services/Bills/S.280/Drafts,%20Amendments%20and%20Summaries/S.280~Katie%20McLinn~As%20Recommended%20by%20the%20House%20Committee%20on%20Human%20Services~4-18-2018.pdf 

 

HEALTH CARE ISSUES

S.203 An act relating to systemic improvements of the mental health system Draft 9.1   https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/House%20Health%20Care/Bills/S.203/W~Katie%20McLinn~Draft%20No.%209.1,%204-19-2018,%20Mental%20Health%20System~4-19-2018.pdf  

S.53 An act relating to recommendations for achieving universal coverage for primary care in Vermont – As passed by Senate – In House Appropriations

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

 

EDUCATION FINANCING and INCOME TAX CHANGES

H.911: As Recommended By Senate Finance Committee  – Senate Passes

https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/Senate%20Finance/Bills/H.911/H.911~Peter%20Griffin~As%20Recommended%20By%20Senate%20Finance%20Committee~4-30-2018.pdf

 

OLDER VERMONTERS ACT – On House Floor

H.608Anactrelating to creating an Older Vermonters Act working group https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/H-0608/H-0608%20Senate%20proposal%20of%20amendment%20Official.pdf

 

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*** PUBLIC HEARINGs ***
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***ARTICLES of INTERST***

***NEW Minimum wage, paid family leave bills limp toward floor votes By Xander Landen  May 4 2018                              https://vtdigger.org/2018/05/04/minimum-wage-paid-family-leave-bills-limp-toward-floor-votes/

***NEW Vermont Senate Defies Scott, Gives Preliminary Approval to Tax Bill

Posted By Alicia Freese on Fri, May 4, 2018 at 2:59 PM https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2018/05/04/vermont-senate-defies-scott-gives-preliminary-approval-to-tax-bill

 Lawmakers push back on Scott veto threats                                          By Dave Gram Apr 29 2018                                                     https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/29/lawmakers-push-back-scott-veto-threats/

 

Scott ‘fairly certain’ that a veto session is on the way – VTDigger 4/24/18

https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/24/scott-fairly-certain-veto-session-way/

 

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***EVENTS***

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***Committee Highlights***

The Legislature is in its final days.  Most of the activity in the Legislature will be on the House and Senate Floors as they passed back and forth legislation moving this session. Committees of Conference have been set up to resolve the difference between the House and the Senate on bills they want to pass.

Committees of jurisdiction will meet as necessary to finalize any remaining bills, discuss amendments or Committee of Conference business.
 

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****HOUSE COMMITEES***

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

 Committee will meet as necessary

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

Committee will meet as necessary

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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

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

Committee will meet as necessary

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House Committee on Education

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

On Tuesday the Committee will take up    S. 257 – An act relating to miscellaneous changes to education law and H. 897 – An act relating to enhancing the effectiveness, availability, and equity of services provided to students who require additional support

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

On Tuesday the Committee will take up S. 40 – An act relating to increasing the minimum wage. The Committee will hear and vote on amendments

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

Committee will meet as necessary

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

On Tuesday the Committee will discuss   H. 912 – An act relating to the health care regulatory duties of the Green Mountain Care Board

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

Committee will meet as necessary

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House Committee on Judiciary    https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/18

Committee will meet as necessary

 

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***SENATE COMMITTEES***

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

Committee will meet as necessary

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

Committee will meet as necessary

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Senate Committee on Education https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2018/24                                            On Tuesday afternoon the Committee will take up Public School Employee Health Benefits

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

Committee will meet as necessary

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

On Tuesday afternoon the Committee will get an update on the Dental Therapist progress.

Senate Health and Welfare Committee  

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

On Monday the Committee will take up S. 203 – An act relating to systemic improvements of the mental health system and On Tuesday they will take up S. 262 – An act relating to miscellaneous changes to the Medicaid program and the Department of Vermont Health Access and S. 261 – An act relating to mitigating trauma and toxic stress during childhood by strengthening child and family resilience

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

 Committee will meet as necessary

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Senate Committee on Judiciary

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

Committee will meet as necessary

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***UPCOMING EVENTS***

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***LEGISLATION INTRODUCED***

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Submitted by Karen Lafayette [email protected]