The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 17

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.

Environment.  The House Transportation Committee will discuss potential mandates on employers to provide transportation assistance Thursday and Friday.  The House Appropriations Committee will review the funding requirements for H.688 Tuesday.  The House Ways and Means Committee will discuss fee related issues with H.926, addressing Act 250 reform, Thursday and 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, Tuesday.  The House Appropriations Committee will discuss funding requirements for S.240, addressing recruiting new remote workers and new relocating workers, Wednesday.  The House Transportation Committee will discuss mandates on employers to provide transportation assistance Thursday and Friday.  The Senate Economic, General, and Housing Committee will discuss S.256, addressing the New Vermont Employee Incentive Program, Tuesday.

Energy.  The Senate Finance Committee will discuss S.267, expanding renewable energy mandates, Tuesday and Thursday, and will discuss S.337, diverting Energy Efficiency Charge revenues to fund thermal and transportation projects, Wednesday.

Product Regulation.  The Senate Health and Welfare Committee will discuss S.295, banning or otherwise regulating PFAS, Bisphenols, and Phthalates in certain products, Friday.  The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will discuss S.227, banning certain personal care product packaging in establishments, Thursday.

Taxes and Fees.  The Ways and Means Committee will discuss corporate income tax reform Tuesday and Wednesday, and will discuss H.640, requiring public access to more business related information from participants in VEGI, Wednesday.  The House Ways and Means Committee will discuss fee related issues with H.926, addressing Act 250 reform, Thursday.