H.439 – Increasing the investment in low-income weatherization programs
(Vote scored: amending the bill as recommended by the Committee on Ways & Means)
Pro-Environment vote: YES
This bill would have increased the long-term investment in the existing, highly successful low-income weatherization programs, which help Vermonters save money, while having more comfortable and healthier homes. The bill would have increased the existing fuel tax on heating oil, propane, kerosene, and other dyed diesel fuel, and the revenue generated would have helped some of Vermont’s most vulnerable families weatherize their homes.
Status:Passed the House, but alternative short-term funding proposal was enacted instead; House vote 81-60.