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Sen. Tim Ashe, Chair
Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Vice Chair
Sen. Christopher Bray
Sen. Peter W. Galbraith
Sen. Robert M. Hartwell
Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
Sen. Kevin Mullin
Agenda Build

 

Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

January 21, 2014 - January 24, 2014

Last Updated 1/24/2014 3:13 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 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.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

1:00 PM                      Health Care Reform Discussion

Ken Thorpe, Health Care Consultant

 

2:30 PM                      Health Care Reform -- VT Health Connect

                                    Discussion

Kevin Goddard, Vice President of External Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield

 

3:00 PM                      Health Care Reform

                                    Discussion Continued

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association

Andrea Cohen, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Shannon Wilson, Vice President of Operations, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Tasha Wallis, Executive Director, Vermont Retailers Association

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

                                    After the Floor

 

-                                   Interstate Health Care Legal Issues

William Sorrell, Vermont Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Ed Baker, Director, Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit

 

2:30 PM                      S. 242 - An act relating to authorizing the Public Service Board to regulate materials recovery recycling facilities

Sen. Mark A. MacDonald

Andrew Perchlik, Director, Public Service Department

 

3:00 PM                      S. 238 - An act relating to the taxation of natural gas infrastructure

Sen. Christopher Bray, Senator

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Bill Johnson, Director, Property Valuation & Review, Department of Taxes

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:00 PM                      Efficiency Vermont Policy Considerations

George Twigg, Deputy Policy Director, Efficiency Vermont

Jim Merriam, Director, Efficiency Vermont

 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

1:45 PM                      Agency of Education

                                    Introduction and Welcome

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education

 

2:20 PM                      Education Tax Rate Recommendation

Mary Peterson, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:30 PM                      S. 249 - An act relating to lowering education property tax rates for low spending towns

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

3:55 AM                      House Education Bills

                                    Walk through of H.164, H.75, H.351, H.383

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

4:10 PM                      Statutory Purposes for Tax Expenditures

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, January 24, 2014

1:00 PM                      Claims Assessment

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Robin Lunge, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Administration

 

2:00 PM                      Employer Assessment

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Barbara Dall (802) 828-2253

bdall@leg.state.vt.us

 



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