Diane Snelling

Scott makes four more appointments

Thomas Anderson was named commissioner of public safety, Julie Slack Moore will head natural resources, Andy Pallito will stay on at finance and Diane Snelling will retain her seat on the Natural Resources Board.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott Issues Statement on Chittenden County Senate Seat

News Release — Lt. Gov. Phil Scott March 30, 2016 Contact: Rachel Feldman: 802-828-2226 (o) 802-272-2256 (cell) Lt. Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement on the appointments of Senator Diane Snelling to the Natural Resources Board and Senator-Designate Helen Riehle to the Vermont Senate: “Senator Diane Snelling has long been a champion for […]

New Sen. Riehle takes familiar seat

The appointee is sworn in and will sit on the Natural Resources Committee, but a hole remained elsewhere after the panel in charge of assignments said it needed more time to consider options.

Snelling resigns to take environmental post

Gov. Shumlin selected former Sen. Helen Riehle to serve the rest of Snelling’s Senate term.

Marijuana legalization bill heads to Senate floor

The Senate Appropriations Committee narrowly advanced the bill Monday on a vote of 4 to 3.

Vision to Action Vermont endorses Diane Snelling for Chittenden County Senate

Vision to Action Vermont (V2AVT) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Senator Diane Snelling for the Chittenden County Senate District.

Conference committee version of shorelands protection bill passes Senate

The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a bill requiring a permit to build along Vermont’s shorelines. Vermont has no statewide standards for development along the shorelines of its lakes and ponds. According to a 2013 report on Vermont’s lakes, there is less natural shoreline vegetation in Vermont than the national average. More on shorelands […]

Senate and House tussle over lake shore development rules

Environmental groups and Agency of Natural Resources officials support the Senate bill. State officials who have helped to shape the Senate version say weakening the legislation at this point will undermine the agency’s implementation efforts.

Legislators weigh renewable energy goals against towns’ input for siting energy projects

At a Senate Democratic caucus Tuesday, lawmakers discussed a committee bill, S.191, which would require state regulators to uphold town energy plans when deciding whether to approve energy projects.

Senate gives preliminary approval to involuntary medication bill

After weeks of testimony and revisions, bill is ready for final vote. Sen. Anthony Pollina, who voted against it, predicts more mentally ill patients will be medicated against their will.

Senate backs lakeshore development bill

There are no statewide standards for shoreland development in Vermont. According to a 2013 report on Vermont’s lakes, the state’s natural shoreline vegetation is less than the national average.

Shoreland protection bill emerges from Senate committee

The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee unanimously approved a bill Friday to require a permit for certain development around lakes and ponds of greater than 10 acres.

Shoreland protection debate draws emotional response

Bill requiring a permit to build within 250 feet of any shoreline has landowners concerned about property rights.

Legislative preview: Bottle bill is on the chopping block; new proposal would require shoreline developments to go through Act 250

Law requiring deposit on certain beverage containers has run its course, lawmaker says.