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H.460

Would limit the requirement that public cemeteries be fenced to instances in which there is livestock on the adjoining property.

House Government Operations

H.461

Would amend the definition of household for the purposes of the homestead property tax credit in order to exclude the income of asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees from household income.

House Ways and Means

H.462

Would rename the Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs the Division of Substance Use Programs; require pharmacies with ten or more outlets to host a drug disposal kiosk; enable the Health Department to share de-identified data produced by the Child Fatality Review Team with similar review teams in other states; and require the Chief Medical Officer to provide autopsy reports to both federal prosecutors and prosecutors from other states upon written request.

House Human Services

H.465

Would amend statutes relating to the state’s boards and commissions, including the repeal of the Study Committee on Sales and Use Tax; the Committee on Enhancing Vermont’s Software and Information Technology Economy; the Youth in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Food Production Consortium; and the Working Group on State Workforce Development.

House Government Operations

H.466

Would regulate surface water withdrawals and interbasin transfers of surface water occurring in the state.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.467

Would extend the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement until 2032 unless the baseload renewable power plant does not utilize at least 40% of its energy.

House Energy and Technology

H.470

Would permit referral of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking cases to a community justice center as of July 1, 2023, provided the center has adopted victim safety standards and protocols that take into consideration victim needs such as safety, confidentiality, and privacy.

House Judiciary

H.473

Would clarify that a person may use deadly force to stop another person from committing murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, burglary, or robbery if the person reasonably believed the deadly force was necessary to repel imminent peril to the person.

House Judiciary

H.483

Would require the Agency of Education to identify and offer potential new models of funding and governance structures to improve the quality, duration, and access to career technical education in Vermont.

House Education

H.490

Would prohibit an individual from running for more than one elected office at one time or holding more than one elected office at any time.

House Government Operations

H.491

Would create the City of Essex Junction and approve the adoption of the city charter; provide for the transition of the Village of Essex Junction to the City of Essex Junction, including the city’s contribution to consolidated services with the Town of Essex; and repeal the charter of the Village of Essex Junction.

House Government Operations

H.492

Would change the name of the Natural Resources Board to the Environmental Review Board and give it the authority to hear appeals from district commissions and district coordinators in addition to the board’s current duties. The Environmental Division of the Superior Court would continue to hear appeals from other environmental permits, enforcement, and local zoning appeals.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.494

Would amend occupational licensing regulations, add a state income tax credit, and require the Agency of Education to propose a funding source for the Vermont Strong Scholars Initiative.

House Government Operations

H.501

Would require the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt standards for the allowable levels of physical contaminants in residual waste, digestate, and soil amendments sold or land applied in the state.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.504

Would require the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets to submit to the General Assembly a report regarding the reorganization, enhancement, and enforcement of animal welfare requirements in the state, including the establishment of an animal welfare division at the agency.

House Agriculture and Forestry

H.507

Would amend (increase) certain civil process fees of sheriffs’ departments.

House Ways and Means

H.508

Would refund education property tax overpayments made by the City of Barre in fiscal years 2016-2019 due to a miscalculation of the amount of tax increment to be retained by the city from its Tax Increment Financing District fund.

House Ways and Means

H.509

Would clarify the jurisdiction of Act 250 in a town without permanent zoning and subdivision bylaws.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.511

Would change the requirements for designated neighborhood development areas and new town centers, change the definition of “priority housing projects,” and change Act 250’s floodway criteria. It would also require hiring a consultant to review the state designated centers program and file a report on proposed updates.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.512

Would establish the Lands Record Management Office in the Secretary of State’s Office and enact the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts and the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.

House Commerce and Econ. Development

H.514

Would create a uniform local share of sales and use tax revenue for all municipalities and repeal the existing local option tax relating to the sales and use tax. The distribution to municipalities of the local share revenue would be based on an allocation formula that takes into account the destination of each taxable sale and may include other factors. Would apply a local share at a uniform percentage to generate revenues sufficient to fund the state Payment in Lieu of Taxes that are substantially equivalent to revenues currently raised by municipalities with an existing local option tax.

House Ways and Means

H.518

Would establish the Municipal Fuel Switching Grant Program, administered by Efficiency Vermont and the Department of Buildings and General Services through the State Energy Management Program, to provide technical assistance and award grants and loans to municipalities for replacing fossil fuel heating systems with renewable and efficient heating systems.

House Energy and Technology

H.523

Would adopt new policies regulating the use and disposal of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in order to more rapidly reduce their emission.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.524

Would eliminate the ability of towns to adopt certain zoning provisions, including setbacks, parking requirements, large lot requirements, and single-family zoning.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.533

Would convert civil seizure and forfeiture of property related to drug crimes into a criminal process where the forfeiture of property is an available criminal sanction. Would prohibit state and local law enforcement from sharing in proceeds forfeited under federal law except for cases involving more than $100,000.

House Judiciary

H.537

Would require all individuals five years of age and older to wear a mask or cloth face covering in public indoor spaces, subject to limited exceptions, in counties in which the CDC indicate a “high” or “substantial” community transmission level.

House Human Services

H.538

Would enable a nonprofit college or university to establish, own, and operate a cemetery.

House Gen., Housing, and Military Affairs

H.541

Would direct the Center for Crime Victims Services to establish the Victims Services Advisory Council to bring service providers, crime victims, and survivors together to improve public policy for and optimize the provision of services to victims and survivors of crime.

House Judiciary

H.542

Would require establishment of a riparian protection area adjacent to each stream in the state. Would prohibit a person from creating cleared area or constructing impervious surface within such an area unless permitted by the Secretary of Natural Resources or allowed as a use under the act.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.543

Would establish as policy that wetlands are to be regulated and managed by the State to produce a net gain of wetlands acreage. Would require the Secretary of Natural Resources to amend the Vermont Wetlands Rules to incorporate the net gain policy and  require the Vermont Significant Wetlands Inventory maps to be updated and revised annually.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.546

Would create the Division of Racial Justice Statistics within the Agency of Administration.

House Judiciary

H.548

Would amend the list of prohibited cannabis products; allow cannabidiol derived from hemp to be added to cannabis products; exempt solid concentrates, oils, and tinctures from the 50 mg THC limit per package; permit an applicant to hold more than one testing laboratory license; prohibit dispensaries from manufacturing concentrated cannabis by chemical extraction or synthesis using butane or hexane; and limit the time period that dispensaries may cultivate cannabis for the purpose of transferring it to an integrated licensee.

House Judiciary

H.549

Would expand the definition of priority housing project and exempt building supplies and materials used to construct priority housing projects from the sales and use tax.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.550

Would limit the energy efficiency charge for net metering customers to the net consumption of electricity.

House Energy and Technology

H.551

Would prohibit covenants in deeds that purport to restrict the ownership of property on the basis of race or religion and to establish a process for the removal of such covenants from deeds.

House Judiciary

H.552

Would define fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV); appropriate money for the Better Connections program, Better Places program, Incentive Program for New PEVs, MileageSmart, emissions repair vouchers, Replace Your Ride, electric bicycle incentives, and the Mobility and Transportation Innovation Grant Program; and establish and appropriate money for an expanded electric vehicle supply equipment grant program, a pedestrian safety pilot program, and a ZEV school bus and public transit grant program.

House Transportation

H.556

Would exempt from the education property tax and the municipal property tax all property owned by Native American tribes that have been recognized pursuant to 1 V.S.A. chapter 23 or owned by the nonprofit organizations that are organized for the benefit of those tribes. To be eligible for the exemption, the property must be used for purposes of the tribe and may not be leased or rented for profit.

House Ways and Means

H.558

Would amend the Vermont personal income tax exemption for Social Security benefits by increasing the income thresholds by $10,000.

House Ways and Means

H.559

Would set the annual rate of contribution for the Workers’ Compensation Administrative Fund.

House Commerce and Econ. Development

H.566

Would require the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Program, in collaboration with the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, to establish the Vermont Forest Future Program to strengthen, promote, and protect the forest products industry in Vermont. To implement the program, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Program would be required to develop the Vermont Forest Future Action Plan.

House Agriculture and Forestry

H.568

Would require the Department of Health to develop and implement a plan to disseminate masks and at-home rapid antigen tests recommended by the CDC or other qualified public health institution throughout the state directly to consumers free of charge. Masks would be either N95, KN95 or their equivalent.

House Human Services

H.569

Would encourage new workers to relocate to Vermont, to provide flexibility for Economic Recovery grants, increase the capacity for the Capital Investment Program, enable project-based tax increment financing districts, and promote sustainable development and affordable housing.

House Commerce and Econ. Development

H.573

Would prohibit discrimination in employment and public accommodations on the basis of an individual’s immunization status.

House Gen., Housing, and Military Affairs

H.581

Would make multiple changes to support economic development in the rural areas of the state, including reducing the requirement to mitigate the reduction of primary agricultural soils for forest-based enterprises and community wastewater systems that will serve a housing development within a designated center; creating an Act 250 master plan permit for municipalities without a designated center; clarifying the definition of an “accessory on-farm business” and how one is regulated; amending the Act 250 jurisdictional trigger for affordable housing in designated centers; and increasing the allowable weight for large trucks.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.583

Would create a right of appeal for a municipal board of listers or an appointed assessor to the Director of Property Valuation and Review at the Department of Taxes or the Superior Court from a decision of the board of civil authority that is approved by the governing body of that municipality regarding a property valuation appeal.

House Ways and Means

H.585

Would require the Legislative Apportionment Board to conduct a study and make recommendations on Vermont’s reapportionment process.

House Government Operations

H.589

Would propose an initial district plan to cities, towns, and boards of civil authority as a starting point to receive testimony and feedback on the reapportionment of the House of Representatives.

House Government Operations

H.592

Would authorize municipalities to adopt an ordinance extending State and local enforcement authority concerning scrapyards to any premises within the municipality that constitutes a public nuisance due to the accumulation of rubbish, scrap, junk, or abandoned vehicles.

House Government Operations

H.594

Would change the name of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety, to the Division of Fire and Building Safety and give it jurisdiction over the implementation of Vermont’s energy codes, the Residential Building Energy Standards, and the Commercial Building Energy Standards.

House Energy and Technology

H.605

Would require the Clean Water Board to recommend for annual appropriation at least $200,000 annually to fund ECO AmeriCorps members who are assigned to clean water programs in the state.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.606

Would establish State goals of conserving 30% of the land of the state by 2030 and 50% by 2050.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.617

Would permit employers to provide employees with an electronic or physical copy of the notice of employment laws in lieu of posting that notice in the workplace.

House Commerce and Econ. Development

H.625

Would provide temporary protections to tenants and homeowners against no-cause evictions, foreclosure actions, and tax sales.

House Gen., Housing, and Military Affairs

H.633

Would require a person certified in erosion control measures to be present at the site of an activity that disturbs soil within a protected lake shoreland area or a protected perennial stream area.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

H.644

Would change the penalties for possession of a personal use supply of drugs from a misdemeanor or low-level felony to a civil offense subject to a $500 penalty. Would establish the Drug Use Standards Advisory Board for the purpose of determining the benchmark personal use dosage and the benchmark personal use supply for regulated drugs with a goal of preventing and reducing the criminalization of personal drug use.

House Judiciary

H.646

Would direct the governor to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States’ cap-and-invest program, and direct State agencies to adopt rules to administer the cap-and-invest program and how the program’s revenues can be spent.

House Transportation

H.647

Would create a special fund to administer funds from a cap-and-invest program and also create the Equity Advisory Body to allocate the program’s revenues to greenhouse gas reduction projects.

House Transportation

H.649

Would make the annual motor vehicle safety and emissions inspections biennial and form a study committee to investigate the effect motor vehicle inspections have on Vermonters with low income, who live in rural parts of the state, and who are elder.

House Transportation

H.650

Would prohibit the intentional use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in products to be sold in Vermont. Would also prohibit the use and import of wastes that contain microplastics.

House Nat. Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

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