Legislation

New bills target police immunity and pregnancy center advertising, repeal retail cannabis

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by Timothy Page

House bills introduced on February 14 would:

  • Eliminate penalties for underage tobacco use and possession.

H.253 would “eliminate prohibitions on and penalties for the purchase, use, and possession of tobacco products in Vermont. It would also update and align tobacco-related terminology and make similar and conforming revisions in relevant statutes.”

The bill was sponsored by Representative Tristan Roberts (D-Halifax) and referred to the House Committee on Human Services.

  • Make law enforcement liable while policing rioters.

H.249 would “remove immunity and subject law enforcement officers and those acting at the request or direction of an officer to civil or criminal liability if they do not abide by the standards for law enforcement use of force in dispersing or apprehending rioters. This bill also defines ‘officer’ for clarity.”

The bill was sponsored by Representative Martin LaLonde (D-South Burlington) and referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

  • Restrict the advertising of crisis pregnancy centers.

H.254 would “prohibit crisis pregnancy centers (CPC) from disseminating any advertising about the services or proposed services at the center if the management of the center knows or, by the exercise of reasonable care, ought to know it is untrue or clearly designed to mislead the public about the nature of services provided or delay time-sensitive medical care or both. This bill will ensure consumers are aware of whether the CPCs are licensed medical facilities and what services actually provided, as well as protect consumer privacy and data. A violation would be considered an unfair or deceptive act or practice in commerce and subject to the enforcement actions authorized for such under current law.”

The bill was sponsored by Representative Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (P/D-Burlington) and referred to the House Committee on Health Care. A similar bill has been introduced into the Senate.


  • Repeal regulated cannabis and establish the drug’s harms and dangers.

H.257 would “establish findings about the harmful effects of cannabis on the health and safety of Vermonters and the environment and the dangers cannabis use presents in the context of employment, operation of a motor vehicle, and youth substance misuse. The bill also repeals all laws concerning the regulation of licensed cannabis establishments.”

The bill was sponsored by Representative Arthur Peterson (R-Clarendon) and referred to the House Committee on Government Operations and Military Affairs.

Bill #IntroducedTitleLead SponsorSponsor partyCommittee
H.2572/14/2023Regulates cannabis, establishes harms and dangersPetersonRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2562/14/2023Amends timetables for City of Barre tax increment financing districtAnthonyDemocratWays and Means
H.2552/14/2023Exempts military retirement and military survivor benefit income from income taxationCanfieldRepublicanWays and Means
H.2542/14/2023Restricts advertising of crisis pregnancy centersMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratHealth Care
H.2532/14/2023Eliminates penalties for underage tobacco use, possessionRobertsDemocratHuman Services
H.2522/14/2023Allows unified towns and gores in Essex County to hire a professional assessorLaborRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2512/14/2023Issuance of a Brady letter, misconduct under jurisdiction of the Vermont Criminal Justice CouncilLaLondeDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2502/14/2023Allows DUI blood testing if both drug and alcohol impairment suspectedLaLondeDemocratJudiciary
H.2492/14/2023Limits law enforcement immunity while policing riotersLaLondeDemocratJudiciary
H.2482/14/2023Creates a Climate Infrastructure Fund to invest in evironmental effortsDolan/ StebbinsDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.2472/14/2023Adopts the Occupational Therapy Licensure CompactStoneDemocrat/ Prog.Health Care
H.2462/14/2023Adding veteran status question to State services intake formsHangoRepublicanHuman Services
H.2452/14/2023Provieds tuition assistance for foster-care, kinship-care youthHooperDemocratEducation
H.2442/14/2023Creates a division to support families affected by substance abuseSammisRepublicanHuman Services
H.2432/14/2023Creates models and policies for school safety and violent intrudersMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratEducation
H.2422/14/2023Give Public Utility Commission jurisdiction over thermal energy networksCordesDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.2412/14/2023Defines policies for recovery residencesTrioanoDemocratHuman Services
H.2402/14/2023Creates a residential facility for mental health crises in S. VermontBos-LunDemocratHealth Care
H.2392/14/2023Designates “National Emblem” as the State MarchArrisonDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.2382/14/2023Defines Renter Credit program, Landlord Certificate requirementsMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratWays and Means
H.2372/14/2023Increases legislator compensation and benefitsHooperDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2362/14/2023Raises for legislators starting 2033–34SatcowitzDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2352/14/2023Education financial support, better wages for school employeesSims/ BradyDemocratWays and Means
H.2342/14/2023Expands funding and support for animal controlHangoRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2332/14/2023Regulations for pharmacy benefit managersCordesDemocratHealth Care
H.2322/14/2023Lengthens time for owners posting land against huntersSatcowitzDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.2312/14/2023Requires reporting of cybersecurity breachesSibiliaDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2302/10/2023Reduce suicide by reducing “access to lethal meansBlackDemocratHealth Care
H.2292/10/2023Defines how Petroleum Cleanup Fund is to be usedMarcotteRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
H.2282/10/2023Requires financial literacy as part of a High School DiplomaJerome/ MarcotteDem./ Rep.Education
H.2272/10/2023Enacts the Vermont Uniform Power of Attorney ActLaLonde/ Marcotte/ AndrianoRep./ Dem.Judiciary
H.2262/10/2023Defines how candidate information is to be filed with StateBluemleDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2252/10/2023Mandates minimum wage for tipped employees by 2024TroianoDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.2242/10/2023Allows child’s input in their own child custody casesGarofanoDemocratJudiciary
H.2232/10/2023Creates felony penalty for reckless endangermentStebbinsDemocratJudiciary
H.2222/10/2023Expands legal med-assisted treatment for opioid addictionWhitmanDemocratHuman Services
H.2212/9/2023Studies changes to structure and processes of the LegislatureStebbinsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2202/9/2023Increases Medicaid spending for primary care, preventive servicesBlackDemocratHealth Care
H.2192/9/2023Defines the rights of agricultural and domestic workersMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratGeneral and Housing
H.2182/9/2023Requires good cause for termination of employmentMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratGeneral and Housing
H.2172/9/2023Sets the contribution rate for Workers’ Compensation fundMarcotteDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
H.2162/9/2023Legalizes open air cremationBirongDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.2152/9/2023States Vermont will join all health care interstate compactsCinaProg./ DemocratHealth Care
H.2142/9/2023Creating a body to examine police bodycam and dashcam footageChesnut-TangermanDemocratJudiciary
H.2132/9/2023Commissions study on mobile homes and mobile home parksStevensDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.2122/9/2023Allows minors to possess tobacco for religious reasonsRobertsDemocratHuman Services
H.2112/9/2023Infrastructure for electric vehicles at former welcome centersLaborRepublicanTransportation
H.2102/9/2023Allows legislators to take leave from their primary employmentDolanDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.2092/9/2023Expands choice of public elementary schools in supervisory unionSibiliaDemocratEducation
H.2082/9/2023Establish a public prekindergarten education programBrumsted/ WoodDemocratHuman Services
H.2072/8/2023Allows those acquitted due to insanity to be judged “guilty, but insane”SatcowitzDemocratJudiciary
H.2062/8/2023Vermont Health Access changes, Medicaid dental coverageGoldmanDemocratHealth Care
H.2052/8/2023Provides State assistance in diversifying farm productionGraham/ SurprenantRep./ Dem.Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
H.2042/8/2023Bans the retail sale of flavored tobacco productsNugentDemocratHuman Services
H.2032/8/2023Report on distracted drivingSmithRepublicanTransportation
H.2022/8/2023Allows tickets for illegally passing a school bus, bus driver’s testimonyLaBountyDemocratTransportation
H.2012/8/2023Requires installation of fireblocking in single-family homesToofRepublicanGeneral and Housing
H.2002/8/2023Names 133 State Street, Montpelier State building after Gov. HoffCaseyDemocratCorrections and Institutions
H.1992/8/2023Expands health insurance eligibility regardless of immigration statusChristieDemocratHealth Care
H.1982/8/2023Creates a Dementia Coordinator position within Human ServiceNoyesDemocratHuman Services
H.1972/8/2023Gets rid of State Pension Fund investments in fossil fuelsStebbinsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1962/8/2023Wages on State construction projectsStanakProg./ DemocratGeneral and Housing
H.1952/8/2023Limits jurisdiction over electric distribution upgradesElderDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1942/8/2023Creates Office for planning and government accountabilityStebbins/ TorreDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1932/8/2023Increases the solid waste franchise and hazardous waste taxesDolanDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1922/7/2023Mandatory training for use of electric cargo bicyclesBurkeDemocratTransportation
H.1912/7/2023Establishes a nuisance wildlife trapping licenseSatcowitzDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1902/7/2023Removing the residency requirement from assisted suicideGarofanoDemocratHuman Services
H.1892/7/2023Requires D.o.H.to report on adverse reactions to immunizationsHigleyRepublicanHealth Care
H.1882/7/2023Informed consent for administration of immunizationsHigleyRepublicanJudiciary
H.1872/7/2023Creates a conscientious exemption to immunization requirementsHigleyRepublicanHuman Services
H.1862/7/2023Stops merchants using product registry as requirement for warrantiesBirongDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
H.1852/7/2023Authorizes dredging for navigation of public watersChaseDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1842/7/2023Exempt landlords from renovation, repair licensing requirementsBlumle/ Ode/ StebbinsDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.1832/7/2023Protect the conscience rights of health care providers, institutionsHigleyRepublicanHealth Care
H.1822/7/2023Ensures bodily autonomy in health-care decision-makingHigleyRepublicanHuman Services
H.1812/7/2023Comissions study on the creation of a statewide supervisory unionElderDemocratEducation
H.1802/7/2023Standardizes the opening time of polling placesBurrowsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1792/7/2023Transfer certain responsibilities to Secretary of EducationElderDemocratEducation
H.1782/7/2023Allows commissioning of D.o.C.personnel as notaries publicEmmonsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1772/7/2023Bicycle path running adjacent to U.S. Route 5BartholemewDemocratTransportation
H.1762/7/2023Allows for secondary enforcement of certain motor vehicle violationsSmallDemocratTransportation
H.1752/7/2023Modernizes the Children and Family Council for Prevention ProgramsLaLondeDemocratJudiciary
H.1742/7/2023Establishes legal personhood for fetuses past 24 weeksPetersonRepublicanHealth Care
H.1732/7/2023Expands the statute against manipulating a child for sexual contactSmallDemocratJudiciary
H.1722/7/2023Expands selection of persons authorized to carry firearms in hospitalsHooperDemocratJudiciary
H.1712/3/2023Amends adult protective servicesNoyes/ Brumsted/ WoodDemocratHuman Services
H.1702/3/2023Examines the restorative justice approach to criminal justice systemEmmons/Shaw/Squirell/WoodDemocratCorrections and Institutions
H.1692/3/2023Amends child abuse investigation, use of Child Protection RegistryBlumle/ StebbinsDemocratJudiciary
H.1682/3/2023Maintenans a database of veterans, expands veteran benefitsHooperDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1672/3/2023Supports expanded access to emergency veterinary careChesnut-TangermanDemocratAgriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
H.1662/3/2023Removes limit to medical-expense tax deductionOdeDemocratWays and Means
H.1652/3/2023Requires public schools to serve free mealsBradyDemocratEducation
H.1642/2/2023Authorizes ecofriendly wastewater systemsBurkeDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1632/2/2023Creates working group to develop ecofriendly sanitation methodsBurke/ GregoireDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1622/2/2023Bans snow tires from VT Highways from May 16 to Oct. 31BurkeDemocratTransportation
H.1612/2/2023Clarifies burning-permit policyAgriculture, Food Resiliency, and ForestryN/A
H.1602/2/2023Labor reimbursement rates for auto insurance claimsChristieDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
H.1592/1/2023Protects internet service provider data privacySibiliaDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
H.1582/1/2023Expands the beverage container redemption systemSheldonDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1572/1/2023Vermont basic needs budgetBluemleDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.1562/1/2023Incrementally implements Green Mountain CareCina/ ChristieDemocrat/ Prog.Health Care
H.1552/1/2023Mileage reimbursement rates for plug-in electric vehiclesWillamsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1542/1/2023Medicaid coverage for doula servicesCoffey/ RachelsonDemocratHealth Care
H.1532/1/2023Numerous changes to Vermont’s tax lawsCanfieldRepublicanWays and Means
H.1522/1/2023Prohibits products containing PFAS by 2024Dolan/ WhitmanDemocratHuman Services
H.1512/1/2023Petitions for guardianship of the developmentally disabledBrumsted/ WoodDemocratHuman Services
H.1502/1/2023Amends the charter of the Village of AlburghLeavittDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1492/1/2023Protocol for write-in-candidate consent filings in State electionsBrennanRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1482/1/2023Raises the marriagable age to 18Ode/ BurkeDemocratJudiciary
H.1472/1/2023Creates a Vermont State Building Security BoardDemrow/ Hooper/ SimsDemocratCorrections and Institutions
H.1462/1/2023Amends the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management charterSimsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1451/31/2023FY2023 budget adjustmentApropriationsN/A
H.1441/31/2023Exempts unemployment from income taxMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratWays and Means
H.1431/31/2023Towing companies can’t solicit roadside businessRachelsonDemocratTransportation
H.1421/31/2023Raise juvenile delinquency age from 10 to 12Small/ Christie/ RachelsonDemocratJudiciary
H.1411/31/2023Inventory, assessment of immigrant-support organizationsSibiliaDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.1401/31/2023Database of state grants to municipalitiesWillamsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1391/31/2023Required employee breaksStevensDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.1381/31/2023Employers receiving state grants, contractsKornheiserDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1371/31/2023Home share for disabledStevensDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.1361/31/2023Restrict Social Media on state-owned devices, networksDonahueRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1351/31/2023Rent controlBos-Lun/ BurrowsDem./ Prog.General and Housing
H.1341/31/2023Default speed limit for unposted town highwaysTemplemanDemocratTransportation
H.1331/31/2023Reduces penalties for distracted drivingSmithRepublicanTransportation
H.1321/31/2023Homeless bill of rightsStevensDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.1311/31/2023Establishes Green Mountain Recreation FundSimsDemocratAgriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
H.1301/31/2023Retricts management of sewage and septic wasteDolanDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1291/31/2023More funding for pollution cleanupDolanDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1281/31/2023Exempts small wood producers from Act 250SimsDemocratAgriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
H.1271/31/2023Legalize sports bettingBirongDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1261/31/2023Conserve 50% of Vermont land by 2050SheldonDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1251/31/2023Revises rules for various boards and commissionsDolan/ BrumstedDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1241/27/2023Supports rural economic developmentSibilia/ Sims/ Hango/ PriestlyDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
H.1231/27/2023Repeal State LotteryStevensDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1221/27/2023Bans surveillance devices on private property w/o owner’s consentBlackDemocratJudiciary
H.1211/26/2023Affords data privacy protectionsMarcotteRepublicanCommerce and Economic Development
H.1201/26/2023Imposes sales tax on digital sale of software and gamesMaslandDemocratWays and Means
H.1191/26/2023Combats excessive motor vehicle noiseBartholemewDemocratTransportation
H.1181/26/2023Broadens eligibility for Medicare Savings ProgramDonahue/ NoyesDemocratHealth Care
H.1171/26/2023Strengthens suicide prevention effortdBlackDemocratHealth Care
H.1161/26/2023Protects job applicants from discrimination and ensures privacyMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratGeneral and Housing
H.1151/26/2023Requires insurance coverage of breast milk for infantsCordesDemocratHealth Care
H.1141/26/2023Restricts electronic monitoring of employees and automated HR decisionsPriestlyDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
H.1131/26/2023Bans tax exemptions to any organization engaged in lobbyingSibiliaDemocratWays and Means
H.1121/26/2023Ensures coverage for opiate abuse treatmentSmallProg./ DemocratHuman Services
H.1111/26/2023Amends housing investment and regulatonSims/ HarrisonRep./ Dem.General and Housing
H.1101/26/2023Extends application period for telecom sitingSibiliaDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.1091/26/2023Ensures reimbursement for home-delivered mealsNoyesDemocratHuman Services
H.1081/25/2023Update Vermont School Bus Manual and the CDL testsLaBountyDemocratTransportation
H.1071/25/2023Hartford infrastructure financingChristieDemocratWays and Means
H.1061/25/2023Protects teaching gender-identity and racismHeadrickProg./ DemocratEducation
H.1051/25/2023Create $3 mil disaster fundSimsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.1041/25/2023Defining membership in worker cooperativesAndrianoDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
H.1031/25/2023Required state reporting on staff-to-patient ratiosPageRepublicanHealth Care
H.1021/25/2023Amending the Art in State Buildings ProgramCoffeyDem./ Rep.Corrections and Institutions
H.1011/25/2023Reducing transportation carbon emissionsBurke/ StebbinsDemocratTransportation
H.1001/25/2023Seasonal signs at pedestrian crossingsDolan/ McGillDemocratTransportation
H.991/25/2023Amending National Guard Tuition Benefit ProgramHango/ Birong/ SibiliaDemocratEducation
H.981/24/2023Firearms storage restrictions, 10-day waiting periodMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratJudiciary
H.971/24/2023Write-in candidates, primary electionsScheuDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.961/24/2023Clean Heat StandardStebbins/ SibiliaDemocrat/ Ind.Environment and Energy
H.951/24/2023Municipal Energy GrantsWillamsDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.941/24/2023Reach UpGarofano/ Gregoire/ Brumsted/ SmallDem./ Rep.Human Services
H.931/24/2023Reach Up benefitsGarofano/ Gregoire/ Brumsted/ SmallDem./ Rep.Human Services
H.921/24/2023Uneemployment insurance after voluntary separationMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratCommerce and Economic Development
H.911/24/2023Paid family leave for serious injuryStevensDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.901/24/2023Defunct Congregational churchesStevensDemocratJudiciary
H.891/24/2023Legal protections for abortion, transgender service providersDonally/ LaLonde/ SmallDemocrat/ Prog.Judiciary
H.881/24/2023Cash bail restrictions, prohibitionsBos-LunDemocratJudiciary
H.871/24/2023Access to wages before paydayMarcotteRepublicanCommerce and Economic Development
H.861/24/2023Audiology, Speech Pathology Interstate CompactMcCarthyDemocratHealth Care
H.851/24/2023Public trails accessibilityBurroughsDemocrat/ Prog.Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
H.841/24/2023Wastewater discharge permitsSimsDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.831/20/2023Tax credits for living organ donationsNoyesDemocratWays and Means
H.821/20/2023Sell two state buildings to Town of WaterburyWoodDemocratCorrections and Institutions
H.811/20/2023Ensure fair repair of agricultural equipmentDonahue/ SimsRep./ Dem.Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
H.801/20/2023License freestanding birth centersCordesDemocratHealth Care
H.791/20/2023Ensure rights to independent auto repairDonahue/ SimsRep./ Dem.Commerce and Economic Development
H.781/20/2023Takeout of alcoholic beveragesBirongDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.771/20/2023Adopting the Physical Therapy Licensure CompactOdeDemocratHealth Care
H.761/20/2023Regulating captive insurance companiesMarcotteRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
H.751/20/2023Notify planned outages of 911 servicesSibiliaIndependentEnvironment and Energy
H.741/20/2023Repeal Global Warming Solutions ActHigleyRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
H.731/20/2023Revoking VT use of California’s Clean Air Act waiverHigleyRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
H.721/19/2023Safe injection sitesSmallProg./ DemocratJudiciary
H.711/19/2023Expanding DMV veteran designationsPetersonRepublicanTransportation
H.701/19/2023Restrictions on telecommunications sitingsDolan/ PattDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.691/19/2023Ban smoking outdoors near entrancesDolanDemocratHuman Services
H.681/19/2023Urban zoning, housing developmentBongartzDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.671/19/2023Manufacturers pay for household hazardous products collectionDolanDemocratHuman Services
H.661/19/2023Mandated family and medical leave insuranceKornheiser/ Scheu/ StevensDemocratGeneral and Housing
H.651/18/2023Raise Small claims from $5,000 to $10,000PattDemocratJudiciary
H.641/18/2023Ban on wake boatsSimsDemocratTransportation
H.631/18/2023Marriage/family therapists licensed clinical social workersCoffeyDemocratHealth Care
H.621/18/2023Interstate Counseling CompactHoughton/ DurfeeDemocratHealth Care
H.611/18/2023Elective income tax and creditHarrisonRepublicanWays and Means
H.601/18/2023More 4th classes licenses for alcohol manufacturersBirongDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.591/18/2023Amending veterans‘ death certificatesCoffeyDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.581/18/2023Unbiased appointment of zoning administratorsPetersonRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.571/18/2023Dog trainers, client consentCoffeyDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.561/18/2023Ban natural gas line extensionCordes/ ElderDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.551/18/2023Unemployment insurance amendmentsMarcotteRepublicanCommerce and Economic Development
H.541/17/2023Municipal services supportAnthonyDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.531/17/2023Eliminate driver’s license suspension for some nonpaymentDolan/ LaLondeDem./ Rep.Transportation
H.521/13/2023Retirement benefits for temporary state employeesCaseyDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.511/13/2023Boaters pay $20 for aquatic nuisance passesDolanDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.501/13/2023Ban on sale of PFA productsDolan/ WhitmanDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.491/13/2023Retirement plan for volunteer firefightersNicollDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.481/12/2023Find new landfill siteSims/ PageDem./ Rep.Environment and Energy
H.471/12/2023Disposal of solar panelsHarrisonRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
H.461/12/2023Dissolution of Colchester Fire District No. 3TaylorDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.451/12/2023Restrict litigation against abuse survivorsDonnallyDemocratJudiciary
H.441/12/2023Small town local option taxDolanDemocratWays and Means
H.431/12/2023Military protection ordersOdeDemocratJudiciary
H.421/11/2023Public meetings alternativesGov. Ops.referralWays and Means
H.411/11/2023Domestic-/sex-assault cases to community justice centersDolanDemocratJudiciary
H.401/11/2023Make contraceptive tampering a crimeRachelsonDemocratJudiciary
H.391/11/2023New plan for State distributing revenues to municipalitiesAnthonyDemocratWays and Means
H.381/11/2023Device-distracted drivingShawRepublicanTransportation
H.371/11/2023Require winter tires on rental carsPattDemocratTransportation
H.361/11/2023Exempt forests from small town planningParsonsRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
H.351/10/2023Responsibility for Victims Assistance ProgramRachelsonDemocratJudiciary
H.341/10/2023State-owned public restroom near CapitolCaseyDemocratCorrections and Institutions
H.331/10/2023Legislator expenses: reimbursement or allowanceHarrisonRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.321/10/2023Social Security benefits exemptionHarrisonRepublicanWays and Means
H.311/10/2023Aquatic nuisance control moratoriumBongartzDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.301/10/2023Increase acreage of wetlandsSheldonDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.291/10/2023Restrict all mapped river corridor developmentSheldonDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.281/10/2023Expand expungement of court diversion casesLaLondeDemocratJudiciary
H.271/10/2023Coercive controlling behavior basis for abuse orderDonnallyDemocratJudiciary
H.261/10/2023National Guard income tax exemptionBirongDemocratWays and Means
H.251/6/2023Feasibility study for child care facility in a State buildingAnthonyDemocratCorrections and Institutions
H.241/6/2023State Auditor examining State contractor recordsPageRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.231/6/2023Mail-in ballots upon request only for general electionsLaborRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.221/6/2023Sexual exploitation by policeSmallProg./ DemocratJudiciary
H.211/6/2023Require utility to notify landlord of disconnectionsPageRepublicanGeneral and Housing
H.201/5/2023One person, one vote’ reapportionment studySimsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.191/5/2023Municipal boards of abatementArrisonDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.181/5/2023Ban sale of single-use-filter cannabis and tobacco productsPageRepublicanHuman Services
H.171/5/2023More time, money for towing abandoned vehiclesPageRepublicanTransportation
H.161/5/2023Study to expand passenger, freight rail servicePageRepublicanTransportation
H.151/5/2023Protecting golf courses from developmentPageRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
H.141/5/2023More pay for jurorsCoffeyDemocratJudiciary
H.131/5/2023Legalizing switchblade knivesBrennanRepublicanJudiciary
H.121/5/2023Dismiss nonviolent misdemeanors to reduce court backlogLaLonde/ Burditt/ ChristieRep./ Dem.Judiciary
H.111/5/2023Insurance for epinephrine auto-injectorsHangoRepublicanHealth Care
H.101/5/2023Create VEGI oversight boardKornheiser/ MarcotteDem./ Rep.Commerce and Economic Development
H.91/5/2023Exempt EVs from inspection for 40 monthsAnthonyDemocratTransportation
H.81/5/2023Repeal statute of limitations for childhood emotional abuseAustinDemocratJudiciary
H.71/5/2023Replacing term “cider” with “hard cider“DonahueRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
H.61/5/2023Expand development ban down to 1,500 ft.AnthonyDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.51/5/2023Regional plan reformBongartzDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.41/5/2023Removal of pilings causing ice jams at Barre bridgeAnthonyDemocratTransportation
H.31/5/2023$800K for mental health providers working with policeAnthonyDemocratHealth Care
H.21/5/2023Exempt aircraft hangars from Act 250 reviewCorcoranDemocratEnvironment and Energy
H.11/5/2023Payment, case management for developmental disability servicesMcFaun/ WoodRep./ Dem.Human Services

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  1. lalonde doesn’t “chip” away at police immunity, his H.249 takes a club to the legs of any peace officer during a “riot”, rendering the peace officer subject to disciplinary action, lawsuits, criminal charges and more- lalonde even fails to define riot, leaving the risk of loss of immunity up to such unbiased folks as sarah george and wokesters seeking a buck, along with their equally woke lawyers.
    Mr. lalonde’s bill is but another reason to not consider policing in Vermont as a career.

  2. The majority of voters in Chittenden County who maintain Martin LaLonde and Emma Mulvaney-Stanak in office should undergo psychiatric evaluations. Also, the legislative counsel for the Vermont Legislature sure have “crafty” ways of wording absolutely insane proposals to make them sound palatable to the ignorant electorate. Demanding that peace officers maintain reasonable use-of-force standards in all their professional actions is a benchmark of a decent society, but to strip them of their indemnity protections SPECIFICALLY DURING A “RIOT” is ludicrous. It’s a RIOT, where by definition the participants are acting outside the law. You would at least think that LaLonde would use one of those hypocritical buzzphrases like “mostly peaceful protests”, like his fawning media utilizes when referring to leftist “unrest”, the only kind of rioting we experience in Vermont. Mulvaney-Stanak’s proposal to specifically infringe on Constitutional Rights of Free Expression using the sleazy marxist tactic of defining “misinformation” in order to silence political opponents is nothing less than shameful. There are all kinds of questionable medical “treatments” advertised regularly making claims about curing all ills and no one is holding them to account for their claims, but if the “illness” is an unwanted pregnancy, these information centers are being unjustly targeted by the Vermont abortion mafia. Just when you think that the Vermont Legislature has hit the lowest depths of depravity, they always manage to scrape a little more off the bottom. People who VOTED for these Representatives who shovel this garbage should hang their heads in shame.

  3. Neighbors. just a heads up: From our heritage we have some filters we’re supposed to be using to look at legislation like this. Has a consensus been generated among us to warrant making it a law? …and how much is it intruding on our “pursuit of happiness” liberty?

    • Consensus doesn’t enter into the equation. It got dropped at ballot submission!

  4. It is absolutely insane that they introduce over 200 bills and expect them to get any kind of discussion by law makers. We need to go to Montpelier legislators only meeting every other year. They should also follow NH and see what they pay their House and Senate( look it up). Limit the time from January till March. That way they would stop the frivolous bills from being introduced and get down to making VT a more affordable place to live.

  5. Great idea, re-criminalize pot so that the only place people will be able to get it (other than growing your own) will be through black market dealers or by going to bordering states. Reefer madness strikes again!

  6. The majority of voters in Vermont have handed these clowns a veto-proof majority in both chambers so how can we blame them for airing their complete wish list of marxist utopian bills? The moonbats are in a virtue-signaling contest to see who can propose the most outrageous laws.

  7. So Lalonde and his ilk are worried about what the police officers will do during a riot….., but not worried about holding rioters accountable?

    Brilliant

    • To LaLonde and his ilk, “rioters” are engaged in the legitimate expression of grievance for civil rights violations so their actions are justified no matter how many buildings or police cars are burned or bystanders harmed.