VDC’s comprehensive, detailed updated list of all Senate legislation
By Guy Page and Timothy Page
This is the Vermont Daily Chronicle Vermont Senate Bills page, listing on one page every bill introduced into the current session of the Vermont Senate.
Vermont Senate Bills will be updated three days a week most weeks of the legislative session (January – May). The page will be posted prominently for easy access. Information will include:
- Bill number (with link the www.legislature.vermont.gov)
- Date of introduction
- Topic, as distinct from the title of the bill listed on the Legislature’s website. Many readers find the bill titles vague, confusing or both. We try to present a clear, succinct, descriptive topic.
- Lead sponsor
- Sponsor’s party
- Committee of jurisdiction
All bills introduced into the 2023-24 session to date. Current through January 27, 2023. For more information see http://www.legislature.vermont.gov
|Bill #||Introduced||Topic||Lead Sponsor||Sponsor party||Committee|
|S.47||1/27/2023||Transport of individuals to psychiatric care||Lyons/ Sears||Democrat||Health & Welfare|
|S.46||1/27/2023||Ensure rights to independent auto repair||Gulick||Democrat||Economic Development|
|S.45||1/27/2023||Establishes elective income tax on pass-through businesses||Chittenden||Dem./ Rep.||Finance|
|S.44||1/27/2023||Manufacturers pay for household hazardous products collection||Bray||Democrat||Natural Resources|
|S.43||1/26/2023||Legal representation in the child protection system||Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.42||1/26/2023||Prohibits State retirement systems from investing in fossil fuels||Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Government Operations|
|S.41||1/26/2023||Eliminates life without parole||Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.40||1/26/2023||Regulates firearm usage, storage, and purchase||Clarkson/ Hardy||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.39||1/26/2023||Legislators’ pay and benefits||Clarkson/ Hardy||Democrat||Government Operations|
|S.38||1/26/2023||Municipal planning permits||McCormack||Democrat||Natural Resources|
|S.37||1/25/2023||Access to abortion and gender-reassignment||Lyons/ Hardy/ Clarkson/ Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Health & Welfare|
|S.36||1/25/2023||Permits arrest without a warrant||Sears/ Lyons||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.35||1/25/2023||Hartford’s infrastructure financing||White||Democrat||Finance|
|S.34||1/25/2023||Kindergarten enrollment age||Chittenden||Democrat||Education|
|S.33||1/25/2023||Miscellaneous judiciary procedures||Sears||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.32||1/25/2023||Ranked-choice voting for presidential primary elections||Ram Hinsdale/ Hardy||Democrat||Government Operations|
|S.31||1/24/2023||Open carry and self-defense with firearms||Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.30||1/24/2023||Sister State Program||Hardy||Democrat||Economic Development|
|S.29||1/24/2023||Military protection orders||Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.28||1/24/2023||Restrict litigation against abuse survivors||White||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.27||1/24/2023||Reducing usage of cash bails||Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.26||1/20/2023||Removing residency requirement from assisted suicide||Lyons||Democrat||Health & Welfare|
|S.25||1/20/2023||Banning certain harmful chemicals from cosmetic, health products||Lyons||Democrat||Health & Welfare|
|S.24||1/19/2023||Implementing the Clean Fuels Program||White||Democrat||Natural Resources|
|S.23||1/19/2023||Prohibiting certain forms of discrimination||Hardy||Democrat||Economic Development|
|S.22||1/18/2023||Posting of land, hunting/ fishing||Perchlik||Dem./ Prog.||Natural Resources|
|S.21||1/18/2023||Safety zones||Perchlik||Dem./ Prog.||Natural Resources|
|S.20||1/18/2023||Basic Needs Budget and minimum wage calculation||Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Economic Development|
|S.19||1/18/2023||Tobacco prohibitions||Ram Hinsdale/ Lyons||Democrat||Economic Development|
|S.18||1/18/2023||Flavored-tobacco ban||Lyons||Democrat||Economic Development|
|S.17||1/17/2023||Sheriff reforms||Sears/ Hardy||Democrat||Judicial|
|S.16||1/12/2023||Exceptions for clergy||Sears||Democrat||Judicial|
|S.14||1/12/2023||Justice expendature reporting||Sears||Democrat||Judicial|
|S.13||1/11/2023||Referral of cases to community justice centers||Hashim||Democrat||Judicial|
|S.12||1/11/2023||Union elections||Ram Hinsdale||Democrat||Economic Development|
|S.11||1/10/2023||Persons prohibited from firearms||Baruth||Democrat||Judicial|
|S.10||1/10/2023||Water filling stations in schools||Chittenden||Democrat||Education|
|S.9||1/10/2023||State Auditor examining State contractor records||Bray||Democrat||Government Operations|
|S.8||1/6/2023||Counsel for the legally insane||Hashim||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.7||1/6/2023||Public defender expanded access||Hashim||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.6||1/6/2023||Police interrogation of juveniles||Sears||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.5||1/6/2023||Affordable Heat Act mandate||Bray||Democrat||Natural Resources|
|S.4||1/6/2023||Violent crime reduction for juveniles through gun control||Sears||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.3||1/6/2023||Prohibiting paramilitary training camps||Baruth||Democrat||Judiciary|
|S.2||1/6/2023||Payment, case management for developmental disability services||Lyons||Democrat||Health & Welfare|
|S.1||1/6/2023||Act 250 and aircraft hangars||Sears||Democrat||Natural Resources|
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2023 VDC Vermont Legislative Directory, listing on one page the pertinent party, committee, town, district and email contact information for all 180 legislators.
How to Watch the Legislature at Home, a guide to accessing House, Senate and committee meetings via livestream and recorded Zoom links.
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