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.250||3/23/2022||law enforcement data collection and interrogation|
|S.258||3/23/2022||agricultural water quality, enforcement, and dairy farming|
|S.269||3/23/2022||extending the Energy Savings Account Partnership Pilot Program|
|S.72||3/23/2022||the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children|
|S.214||3/23/2022||valuation for purposes of the education property tax|
|S.201||3/23/2022||best management practices for trapping|
|S.178||3/23/2022||supermajority verdicts in civil trials|
|S.171||3/23/2022||adoption of a State code of ethics|
|S.140||3/23/2022||prohibiting civil arrests at courthouses|
|S.161||3/23/2022||extending the baseload renewable power portfolio requirement|
|S.162||3/23/2022||the collective bargaining rights of teachers|
|S.163||3/23/2022||State court petitions for vulnerable noncitizen youth|
|S.127||3/23/2022||the procedures and review of community supervision furlough revocation or interruption appeals|
|H.444||3/23/2022||approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Barre|
|S.90||3/23/2022||establishing an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis registry|
|S.91||3/23/2022||the Parent Child Center Network|