Press Release

Gov. Scott signs racial bias, excessive use of police force bill

Governor Phil Scott announced actions on the following bills, passed by the Legislature. Bills with a corresponding message to the Legislature are noted below and messages are attached.

On July 13, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles:

  • S.219, An act relating to addressing racial bias and excessive use of force by law enforcement
  • S.338, An act relating to justice reinvestment
  • S.339, An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to vehicles
  • S.342, An act relating to temporary workers’ compensation amendments related to COVID-19 (see attached letter)
  • H.552, An act relating to the Vermont Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pollution Control Revolving Fund
  • H.572, An act relating to the Maternal Mortality Review Panel
  • H.716, An act relating to Abenaki hunting and fishing licenses
  • H.754, An act relating to restructuring and reorganizing General Assembly staff offices
  • H.837, An act relating to enhanced life estate deeds
  • H.956, An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to alcoholic beverage laws

The Governor has now acted on all bills passed by the Legislature to-date. To view a complete list of action on bills passed during the 2020 legislative session, visit https://governor.vermont.gov/governor-scotts-blog/2020-legislative-session.

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  1. This bill will get police officers hurt or killed and Governor Scott could care less. He knows nothing about what law enforcement deals with on the streets. He and the legislators did not ask any impute from the the VT Police or Chief’s associations. The people who are on the street will suffer.

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