UPDATE: After submitting our comments to the House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, VBA President Jack Rath DVM has been invited to testify to the committee tomorrow, Thursday, February 28.
VBA was asked to provide suggested improvements to H.205 - "An act relating to the regulation of neonicotinoid pesticides." After meeting Monday, February 25, the Vermont Beekeepers Association Board of Directors approved the following amendments to the bill which they presented on Tuesday, February 26 to the House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.
In addition, VBA Secretary Fred Putnam wrote an excellent summary of the intent and purpose of our recommendations on H.205 which is available here. Please watch for Updates and this site for ongoing status reports on this and other news.