Testimony about Act 250 in Vermont House, Legislature 2020

For Documents and Agendas, see House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee website https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2020/12


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
1:00 PM
Act 250
Introductions, Narrative Review
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
1:00 PM
Act 250
Administration Proposals
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
3:00 PM
Act 250
Annette Smith, Executive Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
3:45 PM
Act 250
Slate Quarries, Mapping
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Ryan Knox, GIS Professional, Agency of Natural Resources
Chris Smid, New England Slate Company
Craig Markcrow, Owner and President, Vermont Structural Slate Company
Jon Hill, Owner, Green Stone Slate

House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee

Thursday, January 16, 2020

10:00 AM

Act 250

Transportation Projects Audio

Andrea Wright, Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Robert White, Right of Way Chief, Agency of Transportation

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


Thursday, January 16, 2020
1:00 PM
House Floor
After Floor
Committee Discussion
Side by Side of Committee Bill and Administration/VNRC Proposal
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
John Brabant, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
3:00 PM
Committee Discussion
5:00 PM
Adjourn

House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

9:00 AM Audio

Act 250

Changes to the Judiciary

Liam Murphy, Attorney, MSK Attorneys

Joslyn Wilschek, Act 250 Alternate District Commissioner, Wilschek Iarrapino Law Office PLLC

10:00 AM

Act 250

Responses to VNRC/Administration Proposal

Alex Weinhagen, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Planners Association

11:00 AM

Act 250

Responses to VNRC/Administration Proposal

Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission


10 min After Floor: Audio

Act 250

Side by Side, VNRC/Admin Proposal vs. 19-0040

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Thursday, January 23, 2020
8:30 AM
Act 250
District Commissions
Tom Little, Vice President, VSAC
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
9:00 AM
Act 250
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Erik Engstrom, ANR GIS Project Supervisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
10:00 AM
Committee Discussion
District Commissions
William Burke, Act 250 District Coordinator, District 1 Environmental Commission
Philip Zalinger, Former Act 250 Chair, District 5
Tim Taylor, Chair, District 3 Environmental Commission
Karl Johnson, Former Act 250 Chair, District 5
Eugene Reid, Act 250 District Coordinator, District 7 St. Johnsbury
11:00 AM
Act 250
Response to Administration/VNRC proposal
John Brabant, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee

Thursday, January 23, 2020

11:30 AM

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250 Audio

Criterion 9, subcriteria (f) and (m)

Peg Elmer Hough, Retired Planner

Enrique Bueno, Treasurer, VT Passive House

3:30 PM

Act 250 Audio

Firewood, Pellets, Fuel Delivery

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

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

Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council

4:00 PM

Act 250

Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

5:00 PM

Adjourn


Friday, January 24, 2020
10 Min After Floor
H.633 – An act relating to development and subdivisions above 1,500 feet
Introduction
Representative Peter Anthony, Sponsor, Barre City
11:30 AM
Act 250
Public Comment on VNRC/Administration Proposal
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Renee Carpenter, Resident, Plainfield
1:00 PM
Act 250
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
1:30 PM
Act 250
Testimony from Eugene Reid, Act 250 District Coordinator
Representative Paul Lefebvre, Representative, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
1:40 PM
Act 250
Committee Discussion
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
3:00 PM
Adjourn

House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1:00 PM

Northeast Kingdom Collaborative Audio

Katherine Sims, Director, Northeast Kingdom Collaborative

Don Stevens, Chief, Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation

Abigail Long, Executive Director, Kingdom Trails Association, East Burke

Bob Primeau, Chair, Memphremagog Trails

Lee Kinsey, Owner, Black Bird Bistro

Katie Meyer, Owner, Craftsbury Farmhouse

Jessie Upson, Owner, Craftsbury Farmhouse


Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2:30 PM
Act 250
Enhanced Natural Resources Board – Joint Proposal
Testimony from ANR and/or VNRC

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
4:30 PM
Adjourn

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
9:00 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ed Larson, Lobbyist, Vermont Forest Products Association
Mark Whitworth, President, Energize Vermont
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
10:15 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
10 Min After Floor
Act 250
Response to VNRC / Administration Joint Proposal
Sandy Levine, Senior Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
2:15 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
3:00 PM
Act 250
Proposed Changes
James Dumont, Environmental Attorney, Law Offices of Dumont

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
3:30 PM
“The Science of Reading: What It Means and What It Tells Us About How to Teach Reading”
Judicial Changes in Joint Proposal
Hon Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
4:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
4:30 PM
Adjourn

Thursday, January 30, 2020
9:00 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Committee Discussion
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
10:00 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Walk-though with Side by Side of Joint Proposal
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Charles Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Thursday, January 30, 2020
10 Min After Floor
Act 250
Wildlife Impacts and Section 248 Proceedings
John Austin, Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife
Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Thursday, January 30, 2020
2:40 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
5:00 PM
Adjourn

Friday, January 31, 2020
10 Min After Floor
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Chris Cochran, Director of Community Planning & Revitalization, Housing and Community Development

Friday, January 31, 2020
1:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Walk-through with Side by Side of Joint Proposal
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
3:30 PM
Adjourn

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
1:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Racial Equity
Mark Hughes, Coordinator, Racial Justice Alliance

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
1:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Racial Equity
Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
2:00 PM
Act 250
Ronald Shems, Former Chair, Natural Resources Board
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
2:00 PM
Act 250
Peter Gregory, Executive Director, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
3:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
John Brabant, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
4:30 PM
Adjourn

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
9:30 AM
Act 250
Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
9:30 AM
Act 250
Jeff Nelson, Strategic Advisor, VHB

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
10:30 AM
Act 250
District Commissions
Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Section, Vermont Bar Association

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
11:00 AM
Act 250
Jurisdiction Opinions, On the Record vs De Novo
William Burke, Act 250 District Coordinator, District 1 Environmental Commission

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
11:30 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Trails and the Impact of Act 250 Changes
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
10 Min After Floor
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Trails and the Impact of Act 250 Changes
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Trails Alliance
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC (Representing Forest Partnership)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
4:00 PM
Act 250
Proposed Road Rule-Attorney Certification Concerning Title to Real Estate
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
4:15 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:30 PM
Adjourn

Thursday, February 6, 2020
8:30 AM
Act 250
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Pomerleau Real Estate

Thursday, February 6, 2020
9:00 AM
Act 250
Downtown Exemption
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Thursday, February 6, 2020
9:00 AM
Act 250
Downtown Exemption
Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Thursday, February 6, 2020
10:00 AM
Act 250
Permitting Presumptions, Master Plan Permitting, Major/Minors, Jurisdictional Opinions, and Capability and Development Plans
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Thursday, February 6, 2020
11:40 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Development Affecting Public Investments
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Thursday, February 6, 2020
10 Min After Floor
Act 250
Bob Stevens, President, Stevens & Associates, P.C.
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board

Thursday, February 6, 2020
2:30 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Peg Elmer Hough, Retired Planner, Citizen
5:00 PM
Adjourn

Friday, February 7, 2020
8:30 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier

Friday, February 7, 2020
10 Min After Floor
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Friday, February 7, 2020
10:30 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
On the Record vs. De Novo
Brooke Dingledine, Attorney, VDM Law

Friday, February 7, 2020
11:15 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
12:30 PM
Adjourn

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:30 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Agency of Transportation Act 250 Proposal
Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
Andrea Wright, Environmental Program Manager, Agency of Transportation

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
9:15 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Discussion and Mark-up
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
9:15 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Discussion and Mark-up
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
1:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Discussion and Mark-up
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
1:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Discussion and Mark-up
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, MMR
4:30 PM
Adjourn

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:00 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Hybrid Board Language
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:00 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Hybrid Board Language
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10 Min After Floor
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Hybrid Board Language, Draft 11.1 – Mark-up
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Dhyan Nirmegh, Resident, Starksboro
Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Brooke Dingledine, Attorney, VDM Law

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10 Min After Floor
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Hybrid Board Language, Draft 11.1 – Mark-up
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Dhyan Nirmegh, Resident, Starksboro
Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Dev. Div., Agency of Transportation
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Brooke Dingledine, Attorney, VDM Law
5:00 PM
Adjourn

Thursday, February 13, 2020
9:00 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Draft 12.2 Mark-up
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dhyan Nirmegh, Resident, Starksboro
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board

Thursday, February 13, 2020
9:00 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Draft 12.2 Mark-up
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dhyan Nirmegh, Resident, Starksboro
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board

Thursday, February 13, 2020
10 Min After Floor
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Mark-up and Vote
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
3:15 PM
Adjourn

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Act 250
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
12:00 AM
Adjourn

House Committee on Government Operations

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Act 250 Background Audio

Ronald Shems, Former Chair, Natural Resources Board


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
2:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
3:45 PM
Act 250
H.926 changes to Act 250
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary
4:30 PM
Adjourn

Thursday, February 20, 2020
9:00 AM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board

Thursday, February 20, 2020
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Molly Mahar, President, Vermont Ski Areas Association
Ed Stanak, former District Coordinator, District Environmental Commission
Pat O’Brien, SD Ireland
Thomas Weiss, Resident, Montpelier
Renee Carpenter, Resident, East Montpelier

House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

Friday, February 21, 2020

10 Min After the Floor

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250 Audio

Discussion

Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, VELCO

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

2:00 PM

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250 Audio

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

3:00 PM

Adjourn


House Committee on Ways and Means

Friday, February 21, 2020

9:30 AM

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250 Audio

potential vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources


House Committee on Appropriations (Room 42)
Monday, February 24, 2020
2:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Bill Review
Representative Katherine “Kari” Dolan, Reporter, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board
Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
February 25, 2020
1:00 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Trails Discussion and Amendment Vote
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel, VNRC
Evan Meenan, Associate General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Board
Warren Coleman, Lobbyist, Vermont Trails Alliance
Greg Boulbol, General Counsel, Natural Resources Board

House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife (Room EA)
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
2:30 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Designated Downtowns Discussion
Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Gerry Tarrant, Chair, Environmental Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
5:15 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Vote on Village Enhanced Designations Amendment and Vote on Boards Amendment
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
6:00 PM
Adjourn

House Committee on Appropriations (Room 42)
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
2:30 PM
H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250
Appropriations Committee Proposed Amendment
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

House Natural Resources Fish & Wildlife Committee

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9:00 AM

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250

Ancel Amendment Discussion and Vote Audio

Representative Janet Ancel, Reporter of Amendment, House Committee on Ways and Means

9:45 AM

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250

Conquest Amendment Discussion and Vote Audio

Representative Charles Conquest, Reporter of Amendment, House Committee on Appropriations

Billy Coster, Director of Planning and Policy, Agency of Natural Resources

11:30 AM

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250

Sheldon Amendment Vote Audio



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE pp. 520 – 557
February 27, 2020
Committee Bill; Second Reading; Consideration Interrupted by Recess
H. 926
Rep. Dolan of Waitsfield spoke for the committee on Natural Resources,
Fish, and Wildlife.
House bill entitled
An act relating to changes to Act 250

House Natural Resources Fish & Wildlife Committee

Friday, February 28, 2020 Audio

8:30 AM

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250

Harrison et al. Amendment Discussion and Vote

Representative James Harrison, Sponsor of amendment

Representative Nelson Brownell, Sponsor of amendment

Representative Laura Sibilia, Sponsor of amendment

8:55 AM

H.926 – An act relating to changes to Act 250

Lefebvre Amendment Discussion

Representative Paul Lefebvre, Sponsor of amendment


JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE pp. 559 – 565
The Clerk proceeded to call the roll and the question, Shall the bill pass? was decided in the affirmative. Yeas, 88. Nays, 52.

Those who voted in the affirmative are:
Ancel of Calais
Anthony of Barre City Austin of Colchester Bartholomew of Hartland Beck of St. Johnsbury
Bock of Chester
Briglin of Thetford Brownell of Pownal Brumsted of Shelburne Burke of Brattleboro Campbell of St. Johnsbury Carroll of Bennington
Chase of Colchester Chesnut-Tangerman of Middletown Springs * Christensen of Weathersfield Christie of Hartford
Cina of Burlington
Coffey of Guilford
Colburn of Burlington Colston of Winooski
Conlon of Cornwall Conquest of Newbury Copeland Hanzas of Bradford
Corcoran of Bennington Cordes of Lincoln
Demrow of Corinth
Dolan of Waitsfield * Donovan of Burlington
Elder of Starksboro Emmons of Springfield Gannon of Wilmington Gardner of Richmond Haas of Rochester Hashim of Dummerston Hill of Wolcott
Hooper of Montpelier Hooper of Burlington Houghton of Essex
Howard of Rutland City James of Manchester
Jerome of Brandon
Jessup of Middlesex Killacky of South Burlington Kimbell of Woodstock Kitzmiller of Montpelier Kornheiser of Brattleboro Krowinski of Burlington LaLonde of South Burlington
Lanpher of Vergennes Lefebvre of Newark
Lippert of Hinesburg
Long of Newfane
Macaig of Williston Masland of Thetford McCarthy of St. Albans City McCormack of Burlington McCullough of Williston *
Mrowicki of Putney Nicoll of Ludlow
Noyes of Wolcott O’Brien of Tunbridge Ode of Burlington O’Sullivan of Burlington Partridge of Windham Patt of Worcester
Potter of Clarendon
Pugh of South Burlington Ralph of Hartland Redmond of Essex
Reed of Braintree
Rogers of Waterville * Scheu of Middlebury Sheldon of Middlebury * Squirrell of Underhill Stevens of Waterbury Sullivan of Burlington Taylor of Colchester Toleno of Brattleboro Townsend of South Burlington
Troiano of Stannard Walz of Barre City
Webb of Shelburne White of Hartford
Wood of Waterbury Yacovone of Morristown Yantachka of Charlotte
Durfee of Shaftsbury Morris of Springfield

Those who voted in the negative are:
Bancroft of Westford Batchelor of Derby Bates of Bennington Birong of Vergennes Brennan of Colchester Browning of Arlington Burditt of West Rutland Canfield of Fair Haven Cupoli of Rutland City Dickinson of St. Albans Town
Donahue of Northfield * Fagan of Rutland City Fegard of Berkshire Feltus of Lyndon Goslant of Northfield Graham of Williamstown Gregoire of Fairfield
Hango of Berkshire Harrison of Chittenden Helm of Fair Haven Higley of Lowell Hooper of Randolph LaClair of Barre Town Leffler of Enosburgh Marcotte of Coventry Martel of Waterford Mattos of Milton McCoy of Poultney McFaun of Barre Town Morgan of Milton Morrissey of Bennington Murphy of Fairfax Myers of Essex
Norris of Shoreham Notte of Rutland City
Page of Newport City Pajala of Londonderry Palasik of Milton Quimby of Concord Rosenquist of Georgia Savage of Swanton Scheuermann of Stowe Seymour of Sutton Shaw of Pittsford Sibilia of Dover
Smith of Derby
Smith of New Haven Strong of Albany
Sullivan of Dorset *
Szott of Barnard
Terenzini of Rutland Town Toof of St. Albans Town

Those members absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Gamache of Swanton Giambatista of Essex Gonzalez of Winooski
Grad of Moretown Toll of Danville Rachelson of Burlington Young of Greensboro Till of Jericho

About vermontersforacleanenvironment

VCE's mission is to raise the voices of Vermonters and hold corporations accountable for their impacts on our people, our land, our air and our water. We are united in the belief that Vermont's future lies in conserving its clean, rural, small-town environment. We have joined together to pursue the common goals of encouraging economic development with minimal environmental impacts and preserving Vermont's natural beauty. VCE is committed to providing facts and information so that people can make informed decisions. We encourage your participation.
This entry was posted in Act 250. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s