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H.576

AN ACT RELATING TO A REORGANIZATION OF THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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

Sec. 1.  21 V.S.A. § 1 is amended to read:

§ 1.  DEPARTMENT CREATED; COMMISSIONER, APPOINTMENT

(a)  The department of labor and industry is hereby created to administer the laws relating to labor in chapters chapter 1 through 13, subchapters 4 and 5 of chapter 3, and chapters 5 through 17 of this title and other laws assigned to the department for administration.  There shall be within the department the apprenticeship council, the board to award compensation to state employees, the minimum wage boards and other boards, councils, and committees specially assigned to the department.

(b)  Biennially, with the advice and consent of the senate, the governor shall appoint a commissioner of labor and industry.

Sec. 2.  32 V.S.A. § 710 is amended to read:

§ 710.  PAYMENT OF STATE AGENCY FEES

(a)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the agency of transportation, any cooperating municipalities, and their contractors or agents shall be exempt from the payment of fee charges for reviews, inspections, or nonoperating permits issued by the department of labor and industry public safety, a district environmental commission, and the agency of natural resources for any projects undertaken by or for the agency and any cooperating municipalities for which all or a portion of the funds are authorized by a legislatively approved transportation construction, rehabilitation, or paving program within a general appropriation act introduced pursuant to section 701 of this title.

(b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no fees shall be charged for reviews, inspections, or nonoperating permits issued by the department of labor and industry public safety, a district environmental commission, and the agency of natural resources for:

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Sec. 3.  STATUTORY COORDINATION; REVISION

Wherever the following terms appear in Vermont Statutes Annotated as appropriate:

(1)  The term “commissioner of labor” shall be substituted for the terms “commissioner of labor and industry” and “commissioner of employment and training.”

(2)  The term “commissioner” shall refer to the commissioner of labor rather than the “commissioner of labor and industry” or “commissioner of employment and training.”

(3)  The term “department of labor” shall be substituted for the terms “department of labor and industry” and “the department of employment and training.”

(4)  The term “department” shall refer to the “department of labor” rather than to the “department of labor and industry” or the “department of employment and training.”  

Sec. 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE 

This act shall take effect on passage.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us