Senate passed 16 bills yesterday

By Guy Page

Even by the activist standards of the Vermont Legislature, Wednesday March 23 was a busy day in the Vermont Senate. 16 bills were approved by the General Assembly’s upper chamber. Among them:

S250, collecting data on police in order to reduce systemic racism in the criminal justice system. 

S201, summer study on best practices to reduce leghold traps

S178, no need for unanimous decisions in jury trials.

S171, State code of ethics for all state employees, officials and lawmakers, regarding conflict of interest and other ethical issues. 

S140 and S163, enhancing rights of non-citizens in Vermont courts. 

All but one bill below (the Barre charter change) originated in the Senate and thus still need approval by the House before going to Gov. Phil Scott for his approval or veto.

S.2503/23/2022law enforcement data collection and interrogation
S.2583/23/2022agricultural water quality, enforcement, and dairy farming
S.2693/23/2022extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program
S.723/23/2022the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
S.2143/23/2022valuation for purposes of the education property tax
S.2013/23/2022best management practices for trapping
S.1783/23/2022supermajority verdicts in civil trials
S.1713/23/2022adoption of a State code of ethics
S.1403/23/2022prohibiting civil arrests at courthouses
S.1613/23/2022extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement
S.1623/23/2022the collective bargaining rights of teachers
S.1633/23/2022State court petitions for vulnerable noncitizen youth
S.1273/23/2022the procedures and review of community supervision furlough revocation or interruption appeals
H.4443/23/2022approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre
S.903/23/2022establishing an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis registry
S.913/23/2022the Parent Child Center Network

Categories: Legislation

2 replies »

  1. We can always be optimistic that someday we’ll hear about the Vermont Legislature reviewing, and then subsequently rescinding , many of the useless, nonsensical, bills they had previously passed to forward their moronic ‘woke’ agenda. Actually do something worthwhile with their time in Montpelier; something that actually helps the people of Vermont instead of something that restricts their constitutional rights and liberties.
    Alas, we can always hope…

  2. Rescinding need for unanimous decisions in jury trials? That is totally dangerous.
    “Systemic Racism” in police conduct, etc.? I guess they’ll skew data to make it look that way.

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