This Week in Committees | Week of January 29

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.orgYou can also review full agendas by clicking here or here.

Product/Business Regulation.  The House Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry Committee will discuss H.706, banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, Wednesday and Thursday.  The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee will discuss H.121, addressing increased consumer privacy requirements, Thursday and Friday.  The Senate Health and Welfare Committee will discuss S.197, banning state and municipal purchase of PFAS containing products and banning PFAS in pesticides and pesticide containers, as well as PFAS issues generally, Thursday.  The Senate Agriculture Committee will discuss pesticide provisions in S.197 Friday.

Energy.  The House Environment and Energy Committee will discuss H.289, increasing renewable energy mandates, Tuesday.

Environmental Regulation.  The House Environment and Energy Committee will discuss H.687, making changes to Act 250, through the week.  The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will discuss S.213, addressing wetlands regulation, river corridor development, and dam safety, through the week, and will discuss Act 250 issues Thursday.

Labor and Workplace Regulation.  The House General and Housing Committee will discuss H.114, restricting electronic monitoring of employees and employment-related automated decision systems, Tuesday, and H.751, expanding equal pay protections, Wednesday.

Taxes and Fees.  The House Ways and Means Committee will discuss a proposal to increase taxes on multinational corporate groups through implementing mandatory worldwide combined reporting on Thursday (see related post here), and will also discuss several other bills to increase taxes, including H.827, applying personal income tax to unrealized gains, and H.828, imposing a personal income tax surcharge, on Wednesday.  The Senate Finance Committee will discuss increasing taxes on high income taxpayers Tuesday.