The GAC acts as a "local voice" for issues important to the American Chemical Society which are outlined in their policy statements (found through www.acs.org and the Legislative Action Website). We plan several local activities each year. A really easy way to get involved with ACS legislative activities on the national state is to join the Legislative Action Network.
Your Government Affairs Committee presented the bill to national ACS for their opinion. Because of its limited scope, national ACS will neither support nor oppose the bill. Attached is the chemical regulation polic ystatement for the national ACS organization.
As residentsof VT with expertise in chemistry we encourage you to contact your local state representatives to express your views on this legislation. You can find your representatives here (http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/legdirmain.cfm)
Please make clear in your interactions that you are speaking as a constituent and that ACS has no official position.
For more information, please contact:
Green Mountain ACS Government Affairs Committee Chair
slocknar [at] greentechvt.com
Green Mountain ACS Chair, 2014
rmilius [at] norwich.edu
Attachments:S-239 Toxic Chemical Program
The revised version of Bill S-239 can be found here
The Vermont Senate has passed S.239 - A bill to regulate toxic substances.
It is now with the Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources. They had a hearing about it last week and it will come up again on Wed. April 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Records of the testimonies can be found here.
The committee Members are:
Rep. David L. Deen, Chair
Rep. Jim McCullough, Vice Chair
Rep. Steve Beyor, Ranking Member
Rep. Willem Jewett
Rep. Bob Krebs
Rep. Mark Huntley, Clerk
Rep. Connie Quimby
Rep. Thomas Terenzini
Rep. Kate Webb
The passed version of the bill is here