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Advocacy

ACEC/VT members actively participate in legislation affecting the business of engineering practice, and public safety, environmental protection, and economic well-being in Vermont. Members provide expert testimony on the practical ramifications of proposed legislation, based on their knowledge of scientific and engineering principles, and experience implementing regulations in daily practice.

ACEC/VT has established regular forums with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Buildings and General Services and the Vermont Agency of Transportation to discuss issues of common interest. ACEC/VT members also participate in special advisory and ad hoc committees on topics such as, environmental legislative/regulatory policies, government contracting, professional regulation, and infrastructure planning.

 

Legislative Bills of Interest

House Bills

H.1 1/10/2019 An act relating to agreements not to compete
H.34 1/15/2019 An act relating to delegation of State permitting programs to municipalities
H.45 1/17/2019 An act relating to water supply rates
H.179 2/7/2019 An act relating to local management of State funds
H.197 2/12/2019 An act relating to various amendments to Act 250
H.209 2/12/2019 An act relating to ending the suspension of State aid for school construction projects
H.234 2/14/2019 An act relating to releasing land from Act 250 jurisdiction
H.240 2/14/2019 An act relating to the Vermont Better Roads Program
H.261 2/15/2019 An act relating to public notice of land application of biosolids and septage
H.263 2/19/2019 An act relating to wastewater treatment of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances
H.264 2/19/2019 An act relating to monitoring for cyanobacteria in waters of the State
H.266 2/19/2019 An act relating to adoption of the antidegradation implementation process
H.267 2/19/2019 An act relating to prohibiting the land application of septage and biosolids
H.270 2/19/2019 An act relating to requiring the issuance of statewide total maximum daily load plan for waters impaired by e-coli bacteria
H.273 2/19/2019 An act relating to funding water quality programs with revenue from the estate tax and the property transfer tax
H.277 2/19/2019 An act relating to increasing the gasoline and diesel taxes to fund electric vehicle infrastructure and efficient vehicle purchase assistance to Vermonters with low income

 

Senate Bills

S.75 2/5/2019 An act relating to a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation, heating, and other energy use
S.88 2/8/2019 An act relating to paid family leave
S.91 2/8/2019 An act relating to electric companies and broadband Internet access service
S.95 2/12/2019 An act relating to municipal utility capital investment
S.96 2/12/2019 An act relating to establishing a Clean Water Assessment to fund State water quality programs
S.100 2/12/2019 An act relating to prevailing wage requirements on State transportation construction and maintenance projects
S.104 2/13/2019 An act relating to various amendments to Act 250

 

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