By Guy Page
Highlights from Vermont Daily Chronicle’s first review of the week’s upcoming committee activity:
Vermont’s childcare shortage will be discussed (but not voted on) in many committees. However, one committee will discuss H25, locating childcare facilities in state buildings.
Several committees will receive an update on Thursday, Homelessness Awareness Day.
Income-based school taxes will be reviewed by House Ways & Means, the body’s revenue committee. So will taxation of second homes.
Senate Judiciary will review bills on presumptive probation for non-violent crimes and juvenile gun control.
Senate Natural Resources will take up S5, the Affordable Heat Act, a revision of last year’s failed Clean Heat Standard imposing carbon taxes on heating fuel.
Schedule for All Vermont Legislature Committees this week: Click on Committee name for expanded agenda, Zoom links, membership, and bills in committee. Agenda listings top-line only, not inclusive. Click here to see the complete weekly schedule of all committees on one page.
Universal School Meals
Climate Council Update
Prison Climate Survey results
H25 – child care facility in state building
Universal school meals
Critical staffing shortages
Electric Utility and storm response
Global Deal for Nature
House General and Housing
H23, Mail-in ballots for general elections
H33, Legislators’ expense reimbursement/allowance
H20, ‘one-person, one-vote’ reapportionment reform
Health Care Workforce
Green Mountain Care Board
Visit to Jenna’s Promise
Early child care
H28, diversion and expungement (vote)
H45, suing abuse survivors
H41, community justice center referrals
Probing equity questions
Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife
Not yet published
EV incentives, charging
Stormwater, winter road treatment
Income-based education study
Ag/food strategic plan
Right to Farm
Finance policy, budget
Act 60, 68
Public Service Dept.
Common level of Appraisal (CLA)
Human Rights, pension, ethics commissions
H42 – Town Meeting, electronic meetings
Drug abuse prevention
Health care reform
H1 – payment disability services
S6 – interrogation of juveniles
Incarceration, Bail, Backlog stats
S7 – public defender qualifications
S15 – presumptive probation for non-violent crimes
S4 – juvenile gun control
Climate Action Plan
Economic considerations of carbon neutrality
S5 – Affordable Heat Act
DMV, other agency departments
Categories: This Week In Committee