Bill Post Update: 3/21/22 The Committee of jurisdiction did not pursue this bill past its first reading. The counterpart bill, S.148, was signed into law by the Governor on May 31, 2022

Last Recorded Action: House 1/14/2022 – Read First Time and referred to the Committee onĀ Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife

Sponsor(s): Rep. Kevin Christie, Rep. Brian Cina, Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky, Additional Sponsors: Rep. Michelle Bos-Lun, Rep. Mollie Burke, Rep. Elizabeth Burrows, Rep. Selene Colburn, Rep. Karen Dolan, Rep. Lori Houghton, Rep. Taylor Small, Rep. Heather Surprenant

Subject: Conservation and development; government; environmental justice

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to establish an environmental justice policy for the State of Vermont and require the State agencies to incorporate environmental justice into their work. It would establish the Advisory Council on Environmental Justice within the Agency of Natural Resources to advise the State on environmental justice issues. It also would require the creation of an environmental justice mapping tool.

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