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H. 708

An act relating to providing that junkyards shall be regulated by the secretary of natural resources instead of the agency of transportation.

     The Senate proposes to the House to amend the bill by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:


(a)  By no later than January 15, 2007, the secretary of natural resources shall present to the legislative committees on natural resources and energy draft legislation and budgetary recommendations required to transfer to the agency of natural resources jurisdiction over junkyards that are currently regulated by the agency of transportation under 24 V.S.A. chapter 61, subchapter 10.

(b)  Any draft legislation proposed, or an accompanying report, shall include an education and outreach plan that explains existing and proposed regulations affecting junkyards.  This plan shall include outreach and education for municipalities and junkyards.  This plan shall examine alternative regulatory approaches, such as best management practices, and make recommendations upon their use when appropriate.  The secretary shall take into consideration the views of licensed salvage yards in developing this legislation and report.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont