2023 Vermont Legislative Guide
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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.
Phil Scott vetoes bill that would double lawmaker pay by 2027
The governor said it seemed unfair “for legislators to insulate themselves from the very costs they are imposing on their constituents by doubling their own future pay.”
New laws make changes at the intersection of criminal justice and health care
Gov. Phil Scott signed laws on Tuesday that lay out different ways that law enforcement supports the health care system, and how courts should treat people with severe mental health disorders.
As motel program winds down for unhoused Vermonters, state looks to out-of-state contractors for solution
The Agency of Human Services on Wednesday released a request for proposals for emergency shelter staffing and services, with the hope of providing up to 1,000 shelter beds statewide.