ACT NO. 202
Wages; basic needs budget; livable wage report; joint fiscal office
This act directs the joint fiscal office to calculate basic needs budgets and a liveable wage, as those terms are defined in the act, and requires the joint fiscal office to report the calculations to the Legislature by January 15 of each new biennium. The act also authorizes the joint fiscal committee to adopt modifications to the methodology used to determine the basic needs budgets. Finally, the act creates a basic needs budget technical advisory council which will work with the joint fiscal office and a panel of experts to review the methodology for the calculations, take testimony as necessary, and make recommendations for revisions of the methodology to the joint fiscal committee by November 15, 2008.
Effective Date: July 1, 2008.
The Vermont General Assembly
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