Location: House Committee on Environment and Energy
Last Recorded Action: House 1/10/2023 – Read First Time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy
Sponsor(s): Rep. Amy Sheldon Additional Sponsors Rep. Katherine “Kari” Dolan
Subject: Conservation and development; wetlands protection and management; net gain; designation
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to establish as State policy that wetlands shall be regulated and managed by the State to produce a net gain of wetlands acreage. The bill would require the Secretary of Natural Resources to amend the Vermont Wetlands Rules to incorporate the net gain policy. In addition, the bill would require the Vermont Significant Wetlands Inventory maps to be updated and revised annually.
Read the Bill as Introduced (12 pages)