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H.449

Introduced by   Representatives Masland of Thetford, Darrow of Dummerston and McCullough of Williston

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Appropriations; wood floor manufacturing

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to appropriate from the general fund in fiscal year 2005 the amount of $50,000.00 to the Vermont agency of natural resources for a study of the feasibility of siting a wood floor manufacturing plant in Vermont.

AN ACT RELATING TO APPROPRIATION FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON WOOD FLOOR MANUFACTURING

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  FINDINGS

The general assembly finds that:

(1)  Vermont has an abundance of forest resources and skilled labor for harvesting and manufacturing lumber, including flooring grade lumber.

(2)  Vermont is close to large flooring markets.

(3)  A flooring plant, with modern technology and equipment to process low grade lumber in an efficient and cost-competitive manner, could bring the lumber into the marketing and distribution channels of a nationwide hardwood flooring company.

Sec. 2.  APPROPRIATION; WOOD FLOOR MANUFACTURING

There is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2005 the amount of $50,000.00 to the agency of natural resources for a study of the feasibility of siting a wood floor manufacturing plant in Vermont.

Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us