The Week Ahead in Committees | Week of April 8

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 and also review full agendas by clicking here or here.

Workplace and Labor.  The House General, Housing, and Military Affairs committee will discuss S.23, increasing the minimum wage, through the week.  The House Commerce Committee will consider S.108, authorizing the Attorney General to investigate and respond to cases of employee misclassification, through the week as well.  The Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee will discuss workforce development proposals through the week, and will discuss H.107, imposing mandatory paid family leave, Wednesday and Thursday.

Business Operations.  The House Commerce Committee will consider S.110, addressing data privacy and consumer protection, through the week.  The House Judiciary Committee will discuss S.18, addressing “unconscionable” contract provisions, Wednesday and Friday.

Energy.  The House Energy and Technology Committee will discuss proposals to limit or prohibit new infrastructure for fossil fuels Tuesday and Thursday.

Product and Operational Regulation.  The House Human Services Committee took an initial review of S.55, addressing reporting and regulation of chemicals in children’s products, Tuesday.  The House Judiciary Committee continued discussion of S.37, imposing strict liability for harm and medical monitoring liability related to chemical use, Wednesday.  The House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife Committee will discuss S.49, addressing PFAS and other chemical testing and regulation, Tuesday and Thursday.

Environmental Regulation.  The House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife Committee will discuss S.96, addressing water quality regulations and funding, through the week, as well as proposals for changing Act 250.

Taxes and Fees.  The House Ways and Means Committee will discuss corporate tax issues through the week.  It is also expected to begin review of potential funding sources for water quality initiatives.  The Senate Finance Committee will discuss a variety of tax and fee bills through the week.