The Week in Committees | Week of February 13

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 or here.

Economic Development.  The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee will discuss H.10, making changes to the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program, through the week.  The Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee will continue work on its omnibus housing bill through the week.

Labor and Workplace Regulation.  The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee will discuss H.55, making changes to UI rules for non-profits and amendments to supplemental benefits enacted during the last Legislature, and H.92, expanding eligibility for voluntary separation, Wednesday and Thursday (see related post here). The House General and Housing Committee will try to complete work on H.66, imposing mandatory paid family and medical leave and expanding unpaid leave sometime this week. The Senate Finance Committee will discuss funding options for child care and paid family and medical leave Wednesday.

Product Regulation.  The House Environment and Energy Committee will discuss and possibly vote on H.67, requiring manufacturers to pay for handing the waste management of certain household products, Tuesday. It will also discuss H.158, expanding the bottle bill, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The House Ways and Means Committee will take up H.67 Friday.

Environmental Regulation.  The House Environment and Energy Committee will discuss H.126, requiring the preservation of 50% of Vermont land, Wednesday and Thursday.  The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will discuss S.5, imposing a Clean Heat Standard impacting the supply and cost of fossil fuels, through the week with the intent to vote on the bill Friday.

Taxes and Fees.  The Senate Health and Welfare Committee will discuss S.56, addressing child care and early childhood education, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  The Senate Finance Committee will discuss funding options for child care and paid family and medical leave Wednesday.