Prostitution repeal introduced

Disorderly conduct, hallucinogenic mushrooms repeals also in House

Video by Tim Page

    By Guy Page and Tim Page

    A bill introduced into the Vermont House today would repeal criminal prostitution laws and decriminalize prostitution.

    H372 follows the model of the Montpelier City repeal of its prostitution ordinance. It does not specifically ‘legalize” prostitution or establish a legal framework for the prostitution trade. But it does repeal existing laws, which “reflect the social mores of the early 1900s, criminalizing not only voluntary sex work but sexual activity outside marriage, and no longer reflect Vermont’s commitment to personal and bodily autonomy.”

    The bill is sponsored by Reps. Taylor Small, Heather Surprenant, Alyssa Black, Tiffany Bluemle, Conor Casey, Brian Cina, Troy Headrick, Noah Hyman, Emilie Kornheiser, Saudia LaMont, Jubilee McGill, Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Kelly Pajala, and Barbara Rachelson. As a Montpelier City counselor, Casey voted for Montpelier’s prostitution decrim ordinance last summer. 

    The bill would not affect current law for human trafficking: H372 “proposes to repeal the prostitution laws that currently prohibit “indiscriminate sexual intercourse” and consensual engagement in sex work for hire by adults while retaining strict prohibitions and felony criminal penalties for human trafficking of persons who are compelled through force, fraud, or coercion to engage in sex work.”

    Critics of decriminalization say it empowers human traffickers – often males who physically abuse women prostitutes and control their housing and illegal drug supply – because it makes it harder to induce prostitutes to provide evidence against their traffickers. 

    Disorderly conduct decrim bill – most of the sponsors of H372 also co-sponsored H377, to decriminalize disorderly conduct. The bill simply strikes out current statute that allows punishment of up to two months in jail or a $500 fine for someone who “engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior; makes unreasonable noise; in a public place, uses abusive or obscene language; without lawful authority, disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons; or obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic.”

    Hallucinogenic mushroom decrim bill – Another House bill would decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in certain mushrooms. According to a DEA website, its street name is Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms, or just Mushrooms. 

    H371 would make finding regarding the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin, to remove criminal penalties for possession of psilocybin, and to establish the Psychedelic Therapy Advisory Working Group to examine the use of psychedelics to improve  physical and mental health and to make recommendations regarding the establishment of a State program similar to Connecticut, Colorado, or Oregon to permit health care providers to administer psychedelics in a therapeutic setting.

    All three bills were referred to the House Judiciary Committee. 

    Current as of 12:00 PM, February 24, 2023 – for more information see www.legislature.vermont.gov. This page will be updated three times a week through the 2023 session.
    Bill #IntroducedTitleLead SponsorSponsor partyCommittee
    H.3782/24/2023Creates the Office of the Housing AdvocateAndriano/ Farlice-Rubio/ et al.Dem./ Prog.General and Housing
    H.3772/24/2023Decriminalizes disorderly conductSmall/ et al.Dem./ Prog.Judiciary
    H.3762/24/2023Requires Governor to review orders placing Vermont National Guard on federal active dutyTangerman/ et al.Dem./ Prog.Government Operations and Military Affairs
    H.3752/24/2023Addresses public schools contaminated by polychlorinated biphenylsStebbins/ et al.Dem./ Prog.Education
    H.3742/24/2023Establishes the Resilient Rivers CommissionSheldonDemocratEnvironment and Energy
    H.3732/24/2023Prevent expanded polystyrene foam from disintegrating into State watersSheldonDemocratEnvironment and Energy
    H.3722/24/2023Legalizes prostitutionSmall/ Surprenant/ et al.Dem./ Prog.Judiciary
    H.3712/24/2023Decriminalizes psilocybinTroiano/ CinaDem./ Prog.Judiciary
    H.3702/24/2023Allows municipalities to mainten and regulate legal trailsO’Brien/ Demrow/ GrahamDem./ Rep.Transportation
    H.3692/24/2023Requires health insurance plans, Medicaid to cover fertility servicesCordesDemocratHealth Care
    H.3682/24/2023Supports new farmers, veteran farmers, disadvantaged farmersSurprenant/ Cole/ LeavittDemocratAgriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
    H.3672/24/2023Supports rural economic developmentSibilia/ Sims/ Hango/ PriestleyRep./ Ind./ Dem.Commerce and Economic Development
    H.3662/24/2023Promotes Medicare eligibility equity for those with end-stage renal cancerMorrisseyRepublicanHealth Care
    H.3652/24/2023Expands workers’ comp. coverage for firefighters with cancerBeckDemocratHuman Services
    H.3642/24/2023Prohibits discrimination based on immunization statusHigleyRepublicanGeneral and Housing
    H.3632/24/2023Prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic hair types and stylesChristie/ MrowickiDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3622/24/2023Updates health care provider terminologyCordesDemocratHealth Care
    H.3612/23/2023Prohibiting retaliatory policy following the settlement of a discrimination claimChristieDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3602/23/2023Creates a litigator position within the Human Rights CommissionChristieDemocratAppropriations
    H.3592/23/2023Makes even more minor or one-time discrimination unlawfulChristieDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3582/23/2023Funds the provision of services by community nursesMasland/ HolcombeDemocratHealth Care
    H.3572/23/2023Establishes an annual inflation factor be applied to Medicaid ratesNoyesDemocratHuman Services
    H.3562/23/2023Require that Medicaid cover breast pumpsBartleyRepublicanHealth Care
    H.3552/23/2023Requires additional campaign finance transparencyHooperDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.3542/23/2023Creates an income tax deduction for Vermont home study expensesTaylor/ MorganRepublicanWays and Means
    H.3532/23/2023Develops a model racial equity curriculumToofRepublicanEducation
    H.3522/23/2023Relaxes requirement for home study programsToofRepublicanEducation
    H.3512/23/2023Allows actions for defamation of a deceased personBeckRepublicanJudiciary
    H.3502/23/2023Enacts the Uniform Directed Trust ActMarcotteRepublicanJudiciary
    H.3492/23/2023Requires employers to give sick time for abortionsMulvaney-StanakDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3482/23/2023Studies requiring licensed athletic trainers at all secondary school athletic eventsHangoRepublicanEducation
    H.3472/23/2023Ranked-choice voting for presidential primary electionsSibiliaIndependentGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.3462/23/2023Allows sluice boxes for recreational mineral prospectingMcFaunRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
    H.3452/23/2023Declares Lake Memphremagog a lake in crisisPageRepublicanEnvironment and Energy
    H.3442/22/2023Requires connected devices sold in Vermont meet minimum security standardsRachelsonDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
    H.3432/22/2023Protects genetic and consumer health information privacyRachelson/ BurdittDem./ Rep.Commerce and Economic Development
    H.3422/22/2023Requires confidentiality in emergency service provider peer support counselingEmmonsDemocratHealth Care
    H.3412/22/2023Grants SNAP benefits to some postsecondary studentsRachelson/ StoneDemocratHuman Services
    H.3402/22/2023Expands eligibility for the Child Care Financial Assistance ProgramGregoire/ Hango/ ToofRepublicanHuman Services
    H.3392/22/2023Ensures the Agency of Human Services’ use of respectful languageBerbecoDemocratHuman Services
    H.3382/22/2023Grants certain unionized State employees the right to strikeCaseyDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3372/22/2023Amends definitions related to independent contractors, workers’ comp.MrowickiDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
    H.3362/22/2023Provides the Abenaki with access to, and use of, State landsO’BrienDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3352/22/2023Adresses concerns over low 3rd-Grade literacyAustinDemocratEducation
    H.3342/22/2023Promotes the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramAnthonyDemocratEducation
    H.3332/22/2023Requires schools to implement seizure action planRachelson/ StoneDemocratEducation
    H.3322/22/2023Forms committee to enforce compliance to building energy codesCampbellDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3312/22/2023Changes Natural Resources Board into Environment Review BoardSheldonDemocratEnvironment and Energy
    H.3302/22/2023Amends procedures regarding returns of electric vehiclesCampbellDemocratTransportation
    H.3292/22/2023Establishes year-round U.S. Eastern Daylight Saving TimeChaseDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3282/22/2023Requires new or replaced heating in State buildings be non-fossil-fuelCampbellDemocratCorrections and Institutions
    H.3272/22/2023Revises the child abuse and neglect substantiation proceduresWood/ BrumstedDemocratHuman Services
    H.3262/22/2023Keeps Vermont inmates in Vermont facilitiesRachelsonDemocratCorrections and Institutions
    H.3252/22/2023Purchases Camp Sunrise to put under conservationAndrianoDemocratCorrections and Institutions
    H.3242/22/2023Exempts home-sharing rental income from taxationMrowickiDemocratWays and Means
    H.3232/22/2023Prohibiting hunting bears, coyotes with dogsSatcowitzDemocratEnvironment and Energy
    H.3222/22/2023Requires House assent before law-enforcement use of crime-fighting tech.RachelsonDemocratJudiciary
    H.3212/22/2023Facilitates info-sharing between State agencies on greenhouse emissionsStebbinsDemocratEnvironment and Energy
    H.3202/22/2023Raises total renewable energy required by the Renewable Energy StandardElderDemocratEnvironment and Energy
    H.3192/22/2023Reuires colleges to establish new sexual misconduct measuresRachelsonDemocratEducation
    H.3182/22/2023Amends fair employment practices, legislative leave lawBartleyRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.3172/22/2023Requires handicap accessibility in new residential buildingsBurrowsDem./ Prog.General and Housing
    H.3162/22/2023Makes Vermont Republic and Emancipation Day a legal holidaySammisRepublicanGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.3152/22/2023Allows Probation and Parole officers to carry firearms while on dutyLaBountyDemocratCorrections and Institutions
    H.3142/22/2023Bans deadly weapons on school property, excepting law enforcementMcCannDemocratEducation
    H.3132/22/2023Requires a license before purchase of a semiautomatic firearmHooperDemocratJudiciary
    H.3122/22/2023Changes numerous statutes addressing criminal violenceGoslant/ Burditt/ OliverRepublican/ Dem.Judiciary
    H.3112/22/2023Limits UVM, State Ag. College enrollment until rental vacancy risesHeadrickProg./ DemocratEducation
    H.3102/22/2023Allots $5 mil. to the Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation in 2024Lipsky/ TorreInd./ Dem.Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
    H.3092/22/2023Prohibits tax revenue used for Vermont Housing and Conservation from being used elsewhereLipskyIndependentWays and Means
    H.3082/22/2023Amends rules for Executive Branch-issued privatization contractsLaBountyDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.3072/22/2023Increases housesite value exclusion for tax credit purposesLipskyIndependentWays and Means
    H.3062/22/2023Permits oral reports from mandated reporters of child abuseWood/ BrumstedDemocratHuman Services
    H.3052/22/2023Amends many regulations covered by the Office of Professional RegulationGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.3042/21/2023Regulates the use of aftermarket parts in insured automobile repairsMcCoyRepublicanCommerce and Economic Development
    H.3032/21/2023Increases portion of court fees used for funding victims compensationRachelsonDemocratJudiciary
    H.3022/21/2023Assigns public defenders for certain civil forfeiture proceedingsRachelsonDemocratJudiciary
    H.3012/21/2023Protects tenants from no-cause evictionsTroianoDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.3002/21/2023Uses cannabis sales tax to pay for Afterschool and Summer CarePajalaIndependentHuman Services
    H.2992/21/2023Creates a Vermont-Ireland Trade CommissionCaseyDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
    H.2982/21/2023Strengthens employee protections, abolishes at-will terminationTroianoDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.2972/21/2023Provides workers’ comp. coverage for PTSD for public, State employeesMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.2962/21/2023Allows union representatives to be voluntarily certifiedTroianoDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.2952/21/2023Imposes sales tax on the first $1,000.00 of sales of precious metals (for investment)PetersonRepublicanWays and Means
    H.2942/21/2023Allows State control of how Holocaust education is taughtPattDemocratEducation
    H.2932/21/2023Allows refusal to disclose confidential communications with union agentsCaseyDemocratJudiciary
    H.2922/21/2023Provides workers’ comp. coverage for PTSD for public, State employeesHooperDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.2912/21/2023Creates the Cybersecurity Advisory CouncilSibiliaIndependentGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2902/21/2023Allows pharmacists to test fo, treat certain health conditionsCordesDemocratHealth Care
    H.2892/17/2023Increases amount of total renewable energy required by Renewable Energy StandardSheldon/ SibiliaDem./ Ind.Environment and Energy
    H.2882/17/2023Reduces liability for sale of alcohol to intoxicated personsNicollDemocratJudiciary
    H.2872/17/2023Clarifies rights of temporary State employees, allows unionizationHooperDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2862/17/2023Clarifies policy regarding workers’ compensationMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratCommerce and Economic Development
    H.2852/17/2023Regulates window tintingSammisRepublicanTransportation
    H.2842/17/2023Restricts drones operation over private propertyMorgan/ Leavitt/ TaylorRep./Dem.Judiciary
    H.2832/17/2023Expands suicide-prevention funding, servicesBlackDemocratHealth Care
    H.2822/17/2023Adopts the Psychology Interjurisdictional CompactHoughtonDemocratHealth Care
    H.2812/17/2023Gives Legislators a pay hike and greater benefitsMulvaney-StanakProg./ DemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2802/17/2023Exempt trailer coaches from property taxationConlonDemocratWays and Means
    H.2792/17/2023Enacts the Uniform Trust Decanting ActAndrianoDemocratJudiciary
    H.2782/17/2023Forces colleges to give admission preference to career technical education graduatesOliverRep./ Dem.Education
    H.2772/16/2023Creates a Rural Business Technical Assistance ExchangeSibiliaIndependentCommerce and Economic Development
    H.2762/16/2023Creates a rental housing registryStevensDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.2752/16/2023Creates pilot project for 8th-, 9th-grade technical educationDolanDemocratEducation
    H.2742/16/2023Develops agriculture and nutrition education curriculumPearlDemocratAgriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
    H.2732/16/2023Allows direct-to-consumer shipping of spirits and fortified winesBirongDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2722/16/2023Limits out-of-state consumer shipping licenses for malt beveragesBirongDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2712/16/2023Amends the charter of the Town of SpringfieldEmmonsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2702/16/2023Further deregulates and legalizes cannabisBirong/ McCarthyDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2692/16/2023Creates grant for rural EVs, equipment, and infrastructureSibiliaIndependentTransportation
    H.2682/16/2023Regulates use of campaign fundsHowardDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2672/15/2023Abolishes Daylight Savings Time in VermontRobertsDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.2662/15/2023Makes changes to the State Teachers’ Retirement SystemElder/ Mulvaney-StanakDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
    H.2652/15/2023Issues standard for violence prevention in health care, community servicesCordesDemocratHealth Care
    H.2642/15/2023Excluding veterans’ disability and pension from household income, to increase tax credit grantedHangoRepublicanWays and Means
    H.2632/15/2023Expands funding and coverage of emergency medical servicesHoughton/ McCarthy/ SimsDemocratHealth Care
    H.2622/15/2023Converts civil fines to community service for those who can’t payChesnut-TangermanDemocratJudiciary
    H.2612/15/2023Allows alcoholic-beverage delivery servicesNicollDemocratCommerce and Economic Development
    H.2602/15/2023Increases resources for the Commission on Native American AffairsSims/ BluemleDemocratGeneral and Housing
    H.2592/15/2023Requires select school boards to add student membersBurrowsDem./ Prog.Education
    H.2582/15/2023Requires school districts to designate public high school, elementary school, special ed facilitiesGraningDemocratEducation
    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 obtaining of blood samples during DUI investigationsLaLondeDemocratJudiciary
    H.2492/14/2023Makes law enforcement liable 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 residencesTroianoDemocratHuman 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 breachesSibiliaIndependentGovernment 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 privacySibiliaIndependentCommerce 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 marriageable 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 organizationsSibiliaIndependentGeneral and Housing
    H.1401/31/2023Database of state grants to municipalitiesWillamsDemocratGovernment Operations and Military Affairs
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    16 replies »

    1. Well of course they want to decriminalize magic mushrooms, that makes their bills to strike disorderly conduct, and prostitution explainable. The’re trippin !

    2. Decriminalize prostitution?? All in the name of personal autonomy?? Of course, the passing of the Article 22 amendment opens all kinds of doors for changes in laws.

      Decriminalize disorderly conduct? Hopefully it will at least be a civil citation similar to a traffic ticket and not totally get rid of the law violation. They might as well do so since the local prosecutor won’t prosecute the violation anyway. The problem is that if an offender commits this violation repeatedly, a police officer cannot detain him or jail him for the repeated or continuing offense if that occurs. All that an officer can do is keep writing civil violation tickets for repeat offenses.

      Look at the long list of new laws which are being considered this year! Some of them are just nonsense stuff which they should not even be entertaining. Some are a laundry list of things that they could not pass when the democrats did not have a majority. Now they are having a field day with all of this new legislation. And they are considering health & retirement benefits for themselves as well as possibly being in session for the whole year.

      • Renee, I got that degree at UVM, quite obviously.
        Prior to that though, since I was 12 years of age, I well understood that prostitution was NOT “empowering” and the odds of empowerment via prostituting oneself was statistically: ZERO. (But you might need to be a mathematical scholar like me to understand.)

    3. Vermont Republicans should be proud and rejoicing the bills their legislators are advancing, which they indirectly voted for by running candidates that stood for something. Instead of being resentful, they should happily accept the new taxes, the new gun laws, and the further deterioration of their schools. At least we stood for something and now we stand on the steps of the Capitol peering in through the windows.