The Week Ahead in Committees

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.

Economic Development.  The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee will discuss H.641, promoting technology-based economic development, Wednesday, and H.703, creating a workforce development provider portal, Thursday.

Workforce Development.  The Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee will discuss S.231, addressing apprenticeship opportunities, Wednesday. The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee will discuss H.703, creating a workforce development provider portal, Thursday.

Environment.  The House Energy and Technology will take up H.688, creating mandatory greenhouse gas reduction targets and private cause of action to sue the state over meeting those goals, Tuesday (a vote is expected).  The House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife Committee will continue to work on Act 250 reform proposals through the week.  The House Transportation Committee will discuss the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a multi-state proposal to cap the sale of highway gas and diesel, Thursday.  The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will discuss Act 250 reform Thursday.

Chemical and Product Regulation.  The Senate Agriculture Committee will discuss a number of pesticide related issues Tuesday.  The Senate Health and Welfare Committee will discuss S.295, regulation PFAS and other chemicals in firefighting foam and clothing, carpeting, food related packaging, and children’s products, Friday.

Labor and Workplace.  The House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee will discuss S.83, prohibiting agreements that prevent an employee from working for the employer following the settlement of a discrimination claim, Friday.

Transportation.  The House Transportation Committee will discuss the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a multi-state proposal to cap the sale of highway gas and diesel, Thursday.

Energy.  The Senate Finance Committee will discuss S.190, addressing Standard Offer Program contracts, and S.337, expanding the uses of Energy Efficiency Charge revenue, Thursday, and S.267, expanding the state’s renewable energy mandates, Friday.  The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will discuss renewable energy issues and mandates Wednesday and Friday.

Taxes and Fees.  The House Ways and Means Committee will discuss potential changes to corporate tax apportionment and related issues Tuesday, and the Miscellaneous Tax Bill and H.641, promoting technology-based economic development, Wednesday.