Testimony: Electronic Cigarettes

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 Businesses for Social Responsibility is a statewide business organization with more than 750 members across the state. Our members are dedicated to a triple-bottom line approach to business – they believe […]

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Apr
01

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 employer. A criminal record should not be a life-long barrier to gainful employment. Unfortunately for many Vermonters, it is a Scarlet Letter that limits their ability to earn a living, find […]

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Mar
16

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 relies on business to be the provider of health insurance results in uneven coverage for employees and an uneven playing field for employers. VBSR believes that any new system should not penalize those employers […]

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Feb
25

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 criminal record should not be a life-long barrier to gainful employment. Unfortunately for many Vermonters, it is a Scarlet Letter that limits their ability to earn a living, find housing, […]

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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 prescription, maintenance, and use of epinephrine auto-injectors Life-threatening allergic reactions are a growing medical problem In Vermont and across the country. Common allergens are food, medication, and insect stings. These […]

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Jan
20

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 Policy Manager Families have changed, the workforce and the economy have changed, but many of our labor and workforce policies have not. Problems in our labor and workforce policies contribute to instability in our economy. […]

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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: H.171, An Act Relating to Restriction on the Use of Electronic Cigarettes Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is a statewide business organization with more than 750 members across the state. Our members are […]

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Testimony: Toxic Chemicals, 3.12.14

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Testimony to Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Re: S.239, An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances Daniel Barlow, VBSR Public Policy Manager March 12, 2014 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is a statewide business association with over 1000 members–large and small from a variety of business […]

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