The Week Ahead in the State House | Week of February 5

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas by clicking here.

Economic Development.  The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee will discuss various economic development proposals through the week, and will discuss H.731, which includes penalties for “coercing” individuals to become independent contractors and other miscellaneous labor provisions, Wednesday (AIV will provide testimony).  The Senate Agriculture Committee will discuss S.276, addressing rural economic development, through the week.

Taxes and Fees.  The House Energy and Technology Committee will discuss H.791, imposing a carbon tax regime, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Energy.  The House Energy and Technology Committee will discuss H.791, imposing a carbon tax regime, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Labor and Workplace Regulations.  The House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee will discuss H.294, prohibiting inquiries about a job applicant’s salary history, Tuesday and Thursday, and will discuss H.711, imposing employment protections for crime victims, Thursday.  The Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee will act on S.40, increasing the minimum wage, Tuesday, and S.94, addressing remote work and flexible work arrangements, Thursday.

Product and Manufacturing Regulations.  The House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife Committee will discuss H.560, regulating household products containing hazardous substances, Tuesday, and H.763, addressing the study of approaches to reducing greenhouse gas reduction, Thursday and Friday.  The Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee will discuss S.180, which would require manufacturers to make repair manuals and other information, including potentially proprietary or other sensitive information, available to independent repair service providers, Wednesday and Thursday.  The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will discuss S.103, addressing chemical regulation and undermining the integrity and credibility of Vermont’s chemicals in children’s products statutes, Wednesday.

Environmental Regulation.  The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will work on S.260, addressing funding for clean water programs, through the week.