Every year, we create a legislative report summarizing the bills and policies influenced by VBSR action at the State House. You can see the legislative reports below, and you can also see recent legislative testimony by VBSR and its members in our Public Policy blog. For more information on VBSR public policy priorities please contact Public Policy Manager Daniel Barlow.

 

Testimony: Workforce Development, Senate Economic Development Committee

Workforce Development Senate Economic Development, Housing, General Affairs Committee April 2, 2019 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR…

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Testimony: Workforce Development, House Commerce Committee

Workforce Development  House Commerce Committee March 14, 2019 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business…

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Testimony: Senate Economic Development, 2017 Priorities

Testimony by Daniel Barlow, VBSR Public Policy Manager Senate Economic Development, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee, January 13, 2017 Re: 2017…

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Testimony: Senate Government Operations, State Procurement

Testimony by Daniel Barlow, VBSR Public Policy Manager Senate Government Operations Committee, January 18, 2017 Re: Highest Value Procurement Vermont…

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2016 Legislative Report

The 2016 legislative session was a successful one for VBSR: Our four-year campaign to pass a bill expanding paid leave policies across the state concl…

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2015 Legislative Report

The 2015 legislative session opened with some VBSR priority areas carrying over from the 2014 session, in particular legislation on earned paid leave…

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2014 Legislative Report

Bills and Policies Influenced by VBSR Advocacy The 2014 legislative session opened with some VBSR priority areas carrying over from the 2013 session,…

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2013 Legislative Report

VBSR entered the 2013 legislative session with priorities related to the continued roll-out of state and federal health care reform efforts, the label…

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2012 Legislative Report

Rebuilding Vermont Right The flooding from Tropical Storm Irene left Vermont with tremendous challenges. VBSR believes we need to see this disaster as…

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Testimony: Health Care, Senate Finance 2016

Senate Committee on Finance April 19, 2016 Re: Miscellaneous Tax Bill, Employer Assessment The current system that relies on business to be the provid…

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Testimony: Electronic Cigarettes

H.171 Senate Committee on Health and Welfare April 13, 2016 Re: H.171, An Act Relating to Restriction on the Use of Electronic Cigarettes Vermont Busi…

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Testimony: Ban the Box, Senate Economic Development, 2016

Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs April 1, 2016 Re: H.261 – An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an em…

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Testimony: Health Care, House General, 2016

House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs March 15, 2016 Re: Miscellaneous Tax Bill, Employer Assessment The current system that relie…

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Testimony: Ban the Box, House General, 2016

House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs February 25, 2016 Re: H.261 – An act relating to criminal record inquiries by an employer. A…

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Testimony: House Human Services

H.300 House Committee on Human Services January 21, 2016 To: Members of the House Committee on Human Services Re: H.300, An act relating to the prescr…

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Testimony: Paid Leave, Senate Economic Development, 2016

Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee January 20, 2016 H.187, Healthy Workplaces Testimony by Daniel Barlow, VBSR Public…

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Testimony: Electronic Cigarettes

To: The Senate Health and Welfare Committee From: Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility April 13, 2015 Re…

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