By Guy Page
Senate Bill 276 would require Vermonters 75 years of age or older to appear at the Vermont Dept. of Motor Vehicles in person and pass both a vision test and road test in order to renew an operator’s license.
Sponsored by Sen. Mark MacDonald (D-Orange), age 78, the bill was introduced Jan. 19 and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee. MacDonald is the bill’s lone sponsor.
State law already permits DMV to require testing of elderly drivers seeking renewal. However, S276 would take the requirement one step further – all drivers over 75 would be required to pass the vision and road test.
Other bills introduced into the Senate this week and assigned to committees include:
|S.273||1/19/2022||Amending a birth certificate to reflect gender identity|
|S.274||1/19/2022||joint meetings of town and village legislative bodies|
|S.275||1/19/2022||providing adoptees with access to adoption agency records|
|S.277||1/19/2022||motor vehicle efficiency feebates|
|S.278||1/19/2022||airport expansion and primary agricultural soil mitigation|
|S.279||1/19/2022||inadmissibility of statements gained by the use of deception by law enforcement during a custodial interrogation|
|S.264||1/18/2022||the Renewable Energy Standard|
|S.265||1/18/2022||expanding criminal threatening to include threats to third persons|
|S.266||1/18/2022||substance use disorder treatment and overdose prevention|
|S.267||1/18/2022||regulating cosmetic products containing certain chemicals and chemical classes and prohibiting the installation of athletic turf fields containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances|
|S.268||1/18/2022||the right to farm|
|S.269||1/18/2022||extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program|
|S.270||1/18/2022||Vermont Housing Regulation Modernization|
|S.271||1/18/2022||considerations in hospital sustainability planning|
|S.272||1/18/2022||entities required to comply with Vermont’s renewable energy programs|