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S.148 (Act 154)

An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale , Sen. Brian Campion, Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sen. Virginia Lyons, Sen. Christopher Pearson, Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sen. Anthony Pollina
5/12/2022 - Senate Message, signed by Governor May 31, 2022
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
House 5/12/2022 - Senate Message, signed by Governor May 31, 2022
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An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Friday, January 14, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor

Friday, January 21, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Jennifer Byrne, Environmental Justice Clinic Fellow, Vermont Law School
Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor, Gund Institute for Environment
Sandrine Kibuey, Director, VT Tenants & Mobile Home Program/CVOEO
Hayley Jones, Director VT and NH, Community Action Works
Sebbi Wu, Climate and Equity Advocate, VPIRG
Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Bill Development and Strike All

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:45 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
Rachel Stevens, Attorney, Agency of Environmental Conservation
Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
Jennifer Byrne, Environmental Justice Fellow, Vermont Law School
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 4, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Rachel Stevens, Attorney, Agency of Environmental Conservation
Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
9:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
Claire McIIvennie, Senior Energy Policy and Program Analyst, Department of Public Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Bill Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
Jennifer Bryne, White River Conservation District
10:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Implementation Impacts on Administrative Operating Areas

Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation
Lori Valburn, Chief of Civil Rights & Labor Compliance, Agency of Transportation
Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, February 11, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
10:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Implementation Impacts on Administrative Operating Areas

Heidi Klein, Director of Planning and Health Care Quality, Department of Health
Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Erica Bornemann, Director, Vermont Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Bill Mark-up and Committee Discussion

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Rachel Stevens, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Bill Mark-up, Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Rachel Stevens, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
9:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education
10:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration

Friday, February 18, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Fiscal Note to the Bill

Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, JFO

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Rachel Stevens, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources

Friday, February 25, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Committee Discussion and Vote (if not voted out of Committee on Thursday)

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Introduction of Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy Bill

Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor, Gund Institute for Environment
Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources

Friday, March 18, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
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S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Committee discussion and possible vote


Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10 mins after Caucuses

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Walk-through

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Jennifer Byrne, Environmental Justice Fellow, Vermont Law School
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Carey Hengstenberg, Planning Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
Amy Laura Cahn, Director of the Environmental Justice Clinic, Vermont Law School
Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission
Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
Rachel Stevens, Associate General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
10:35 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Continued from above

1:15 PM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
Kiah Morris, Movement Politics & Policy Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Dan Fingas, Vermont Organizing Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
Peter Sterling, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Sebbi Wu, Climate and Equity Advocate, VPIRG
2:20 PM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Mark-up and discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10:40 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:00 PM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Bor Yang, Executive Director & Counsel, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
10:10 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Mark-up and discussion

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
1:15 PM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
2:15 PM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Continued from above


Friday, April 22, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
1:15 PM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Mark-up and discussion

Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
4:00 PM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Possible vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
Dan Fingas, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Possible vote

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:00 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Reporter, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
2:30 PM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Discussion/Amendment/Vote


Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
9:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Amendment discussion


Friday, May 6, 2022
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

S.148 - An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Review of the House proposal of amendment

Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Reporter, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
  • Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife
  • Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation
  • Jennifer Byrne, Environmental Justice Fellow, Vermont Law School
  • Amy Laura Cahn, Director of the Environmental Justice Clinic, Vermont Law School
  • Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, Agency of Administration
  • Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Dan Fingas, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Dan Fingas, Vermont Organizing Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Carey Hengstenberg, Planning Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director, Capstone Community Action
  • Kiah Morris, Movement Politics & Policy Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor, Gund Institute for Environment
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor
  • Peter Sterling, Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Rachel Stevens, Associate General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Sebbi Wu, Climate and Equity Advocate, VPIRG
  • Bor Yang, Executive Director & Counsel, Vermont Human Rights Commission
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • Michele Boomhower, Director, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development Division, Agency of Transportation
  • Erica Bornemann, Director, Vermont Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • Jennifer Bryne, White River Conservation District
  • Jennifer Byrne, Environmental Justice Clinic Fellow, Vermont Law School
  • Jennifer Byrne, Environmental Justice Fellow, Vermont Law School
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity and Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Racial Equality, Agency of Administration
  • Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Katelyn Ellermann, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Gregg Faber, Analyst, Public Utility Commission
  • Dan French, Secretary, Agency of Education
  • Maggie Gendron, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Josh Hanford, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Hayley Jones, Director VT and NH, Community Action Works
  • Sandrine Kibuey, Director, VT Tenants & Mobile Home Program/CVOEO
  • Heidi Klein, Director of Planning and Health Care Quality, Department of Health
  • Claire McIIvennie, Senior Energy Policy and Program Analyst, Department of Public Service
  • Elena Mihaly, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights and Democracy Vermont
  • Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor, Gund Institute for Environment
  • TJ Poor, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
  • Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Sponsor
  • Julia Richter, Fiscal Analyst, JFO
  • Michael E. Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Rachel Stevens, Attorney, Agency of Environmental Conservation
  • Rachel Stevens, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Lori Valburn, Chief of Civil Rights & Labor Compliance, Agency of Transportation
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Sebbi Wu, Climate and Equity Advocate, VPIRG

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No committee of conference members found for S.148 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.148 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for S.148 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Ellen Czajkowski, Legislative Counsel

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