H.35 – Amendment to Strip Funding from Water Quality Bill
Pro-environment vote: NO
This amendment to the Water Quality Bill removed language related to establishing new funding for water cleanup efforts – an increase to the property transfer tax – and instead attempted to dedicate money already allocated to the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board to water quality efforts. This amendment, had it passed, simply moved around existing revenue and would have created a budget shortfall.
Status: Amendment failed; House vote 40-100.