2023 Vermont Legislative Guide
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After last-ditch legal effort fails, hundreds of unhoused Vermonters are evicted from motel program
Thursday marked the first of several waves of evictions planned for this spring and summer, as the state winds down pandemic-era programs that have sheltered an estimated 80% of Vermont’s unhoused population in motels.
Phil Scott signs retirement savings bill, vetoes 2 others
A bill that would have restricted law enforcement’s use of certain interrogation tactics against children in custody was one of the latest to get a veto.
Phil Scott allows gun control bill to go into law without his signature
“(K)nowing that my constitutional concerns will be addressed through the legal process, I will allow H.230 to become law without my signature, and await the judicial branch to decide the fate of waiting periods,” the Republican governor said Thursday.
Newly signed law seeks more transparency, accountability in Vermont sheriffs’ departments
The measure is lawmakers’ attempt to reform the centuries-old office of county sheriff, from which multiple scandals emerged over the past year.