PROPOSED STATE RULES =============================================== By law, public notice of proposed rules must be given by publication in newspapers of record. The purpose of these notices is to give the public a chance to respond to the proposals. The public notices for administrative rules are now also available online at https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/ . The law requires an agency to hold a public hearing on a proposed rule, if requested to do so in writing by 25 persons or an association having at least 25 members. To make special arrangements for individuals with disabilities or special needs please call or write the contact person listed below as soon as possible. To obtain further information concerning any scheduled hearing(s), obtain copies of proposed rule(s) or submit comments regarding proposed rule(s), please call or write the contact person listed below. You may also submit comments in writing to the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, State House, Montpelier, Vermont 05602 (802-828-2231). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals. Vermont Proposed Rule: 19P038 AGENCY: Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed rule revisions support the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators' (VSBPE) mission. Specifically, the VSBPE is: 1. Adapting to current practices in the field by revising educator competencies and the authorizing statements of several endorsements: 5440-00 Elementary Education; 5440-31 Health Education; 5440-65A Associate School Nurse; 5440-90 Superintendent; 5440-91 Principal; 5440-86 Director of Special Education; 5440-93 Director of Curriculum; 5440-20 Assistant Director of Adult Education; 5440-92 Career Technical Center Education Director 2. Providing clarification to current Rules regarding definition of terms 3. Updating the Code of Professional Ethics. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ron Ryan, Agency of Education 219 North Main Street, Suite 402, Barre, VT 05641 Tel: 802-479-1723 Email: Ronald.Ryan@ vermont.gov URL: http://education.vermont.gov/ educator- quality/professional-standards/educator-licensing-rules. FOR COPIES: Amy Scalabrini, Agency of Education 219 North Main Street, Suite 402, Barre, VT 05641 Tel: 802-479-1052 Email: Amy.Scalabrini@vermont.gov ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Vermont Appliance Efficiency Standards. Vermont Proposed Rule: 19P039 AGENCY: Department of Public Service CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule sets minimum efficiency standards for the seventeen products found in 9 V.S.A. § 2792 to which the State's efficiency standards under 9 V.S.A. Chapter 74 do not currently apply, such as commercial dishwashers, commercial steam cookers, showerheads, water coolers, portable air conditioners, residential ventilating fans, computers, and computer monitors. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Megan Ludwig, Vermont Department of Public Service, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620 Tel: 802-828-4014 Fax: 802-828-2382 Email: Megan.Ludwig@vermont.gov URL: https://publicservice.vermont.gov/content/efficiency. FOR COPIES: Keith Levenson, Vermont Department of Public Service, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620 Tel: 802-828-4072 Fax: 802-828-2382 Email: Keith.Levenson@vermont.gov. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rules of the Vermont Employment Security Board. Vermont Proposed Rule: 19P040 AGENCY: Vermont Employment Security Board CONCISE SUMMARY: This amended rule makes numerous housekeeping and technical corrections to the rule. More substantive changes include: - requires electronic filing of quarterly contribution reports – prohibits benefit ratio re- computation in prior benefit years - allows wage and contribution report estimation when employer fails to submit required reports - gives Commissioner authority to deny termination of reimbursable" status - allows the withdrawal of an initial claim in the interests of justice and due process, as well as extending the time to file a weekly claim - requires claimants to physically be in the United States or Canada - expands the definition of an "approved" training course or program –clarifies monetary penalties and debarment for employers who misclassify employees to avoid contributions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Cameron Wood, Department of Labor, PO Box 488 Montpelier VT 05601 Tel: 802-828-4242 Fax: 802-828-4046 Email: cameron.wood@ vermont.gov URL: http://labor.vermont.gov. FOR COPIES: Dirk Anderson, Department of Labor PO Box 488 Montpelier VT 05601 Tel: 802-828-4391 Fax: 802-828-4046 Email: dirk.anderson@vermont.gov. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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