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SENATE PROPOSAL OF AMENDMENT 2007-2008

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H.776

An act relating to computation of the basic needs budget and the livable wage

The Senate proposes to the House to amend the bill as follows:

First:  In Sec. 1, in 2 V.S.A. § 505(b), by adding before the final period the following:

.  This calculation may serve as an additional indicator of wage and other economic conditions in the state and shall not be considered official state guidance on wages or other forms of compensation.

Second:  In Sec. 2, by striking out subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

(b)  The basic needs budget technical advisory council shall consist of eight members, who shall serve from July 1, 2008, until January 15, 2009, when the basic needs budget and livable wage report is issued.  Members of the council shall include:

(1)  One member appointed by the speaker of the house who shall be co‑chair and of a different political party from the legislative member appointed under subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(2)  One member appointed by the senate president pro tempore who shall be co-chair and of a different political party from the legislative member appointed under subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3)  One member jointly appointed by the speaker of the house and the president pro tempore of the senate who may be from either chamber of the legislature.

(4)  Five additional members with expertise and experience with the data and methodology used to calculate the basic needs budgets and who shall include a representative of each of the following selected by the organization:

(A)  The Vermont sustainable jobs fund.

(B)  The Vermont small business development center.

(C)  The agency of human services planning division.

(D)  The department of labor, economic and labor market information division.

(E)  The Vermont society for human resources management.

Third:  In Sec. 2, by striking out subsection (d) in its entirety.



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