Legislative Update- January 22, 2021
1/22/2021
Matt Musgrave
The third week of the 2021 legislative session has come to an end. The majority of the past two weeks included training of new legislators, multiple training sessions for the whole assembly and this week state agencies gave their reports on activities from the past year. The main character of the discussion is the COVID-19 pandemic challenges.
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Richard Wobby: Keep legislative focus on health, economy, and government operations
by: Richard Wobby, Jr.- Executive Vice President AGC/VT

1/15/2021

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On Jan. 5, lawmakers began their work like many Vermonters: remotely. Moving to a virtual legislative session that relies on Zoom to host meetings and hearings and YouTube to broadcast them, was the best decision that legislative leaders could make to protect the health and safety of Vermonters.
OSHA Announces Increase in Civil Penalty Amounts for 2021
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1/15/2021

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The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts for serious and other-than-serious safety violations based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021.
FMCSA Fines Have Increased For 2021
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1/15/2021

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Effective yesterday, January 11, 2021, the civil fines for FMCSA violations have increased. The DOT final ruling announcing the increase was published in the Federal Register over the weekend.