VLCT issues Legislative Alerts usually as the legislative session winds down, when legislators need to hear from municipal officials about a particular issue, and when time is of the essence. Legislative Updates typically provide the status of legislative activity. They are chiefly informational and do not require you to contact your legislators. Alerts and Updates posted here reflect the current biennium only. Please contact VLCT Advocacy for documents from earlier legislative sessions.
- Legislative Alert 04-27-17: Senate budget bill presented; H. 518 passes 30-0. Urge your senators to oppose the transfer of any portion of the General Fund obligation for teachers’ retirement to the Education Fund, and to support the House-passed bill as it pertains to the Education Fund.
- Legislative Alert 04-24-17: H.518 includes an increase in property taxes due to shifting a portion of teachers’ retirement obligations from the General Fund to the Education Fund. Section B.514 of the bill establishes the full obligation for teachers’ retirement at $83,809,437. In the Senate Appropriations Committee version of H.518, $75,912,816 of that amount would be funded from the General Fund and $7,896,621 would be funded from the property tax portion of the Education Fund.
- Legislative Alert 04-03-17: VLCT will testify on municipal and regional energy planning in a Senate Natural Resources Committee meeting on April 6.
- Legislative Alert 02-20-17: H.50 is on the House Calendar for notice on Tuesday and representatives will most likely vote on it on February 22. The bill as amended would permanently eliminate the deadline on PSB authority to permit telecommunications towers.