Advocacy Testimony and Comments

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Following are issues of importance to municipal government from the 2017-2018 legislative biennium on which Advocacy staff members have testified or commented.

  • Apr. 26, 2017, testimony before the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, for one and a half hours, regarding the difficulties of meeting compliance deadlines in statute for mandating that people and small businesses separate food scraps from the waste stream. A host of other interested parties did likewise.
  • Apr. 19, 2017, letter to the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation commenting on Rule 17P006, the Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Properties.
  • Apr. 06, 2017, testimony before the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee regarding the siting of energy facilities.
  • Mar. 31, 2017, additional testimony before the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee regarding workers' compensation and a PTSD presumption for public safety workers.
  • Mar. 16, 2017, testimony before the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee regarding workers' compensation and a PTSD presumption for public safety workers.
  • Mar. 16, 2017, testimony before the House Education Committee on education funding (H.304).
  • Mar. 14, 2017, testimony before the House Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee on legislation that would affect Act 250.
  • Mar. 03, 2017, testimony before the Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee on economic development legislation.
  • Feb. 28, 2017, testimony before the Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee on the draft clean water memo to the House Ways and Means Committee and the draft bill.
  • Feb. 27, 2017, letter to the members of the House urging them to vote in favor of the amendment to H.50 that was approved by the House Energy and Technology Committee.
  • Feb. 15, 2017, testimony before the joint House and Senate Government Operations Committees regarding local control.
  • Feb. 08, 2017, testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on the draft miscellaneous tax bill.
  • Feb. 07, 2017, testimony before the House Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee on the Clean Water Fund Report.
  • Feb. 01, 2017, testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee regarding the Governor’s proposal for education funding.
  • Feb. 01, 2017, testimony before the House Transportation Committee on VLCT's concerns regarding the transportation budget.
  • Jan. 19, 2017, testimony before the House Rural Caucus on municipal economic development priorities throughout the state.
  • Jan. 11, 2017, testimony before the House Government Operations Committee regarding upcoming legislative issues that will be important to local officials.
  • Jan. 10, 2017, testimony before the Senate Government Operations Committee regarding VLCT's willingness to help shape municipal government-related policy during the upcoming biennium.