Last Recorded Action: The bill did not pass out of the Senate.

Senate 3/25/2022 Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Passed the House 3/23/2022

House 3/18/2022 – Rep. Sheldon of Middlebury moved to postpone action until March 22, 2022 which was agreed to

House 2/25/2022 – Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

House 1/7/2022 – Read First Time and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

Sponsor(s): Rep. Amy Sheldon, Rep. Seth Bongartz

Subject: Conservation and development; land use; natural resources; Act 250; Natural Resources Board; appeals

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to change the name of the Natural Resources Board to the Environmental Review Board and give it the authority to hear appeals from the District Commissions and district coordinators in addition to the Board’s current duties. The Environmental Division of the Superior Court will continue to hear appeals from other environmental permits, enforcement, and local zoning appeals. Members of the Environmental Review Board would be appointed the same way as Superior Court judges, with the Judicial Nominating Board reviewing the candidates. After the members of the Board are appointed, the Board would adopt rules of procedure for appeals and would report back to the General Assembly with recommendations to update Act 250

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