By Guy Page
As the old saying goes, the church isn’t the building, it’s the people. Despite this week’s closure of the Vermont State House, most Vermont Senate committees are scheduled to meet this week via remote access. The public is welcome to attend remotely as well.
Last week, Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe said Senate committees would likely meet to take testimony and discuss issues, but would not be taking votes on legislation.
According to the weekly committee agenda page published on the Vermont Legislature website, Issues the Senate will discuss include:
- S.267, the “Fortress Vermont” 100% instate renewable power bill (Natural Resources)
- H.580, classification of criminal offenses (Judiciary)
- S.290 Health Care Reform implementation (Health & Welfare)
- S.331, reducing student loan debt for rural workers (Economic Development)
- Appropriations bill, Appropriations Committee
- COVID-19 response (Senate Finance)
- Composting regulations (Natural Resources)
None of the Vermont House committees are scheduled to meet remotely.
Here are the Senate committees, meeting times, agenda items, and (where available) call-in information, as published on the Vermont Legislature’s website. For the committees lacking call-in information, check the website for updates or contact the legislative assistant for each committee by email.
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